Hutton Gibson, the 93-year-old father of actor Mel Gibson, has filed for divorce from wife Teddy Joye Gibson after ten years of marriage.
Hutton Gibson has filed documents citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split from Teddy Joye, who is said to be in her 70s.
The couple married in 2002, two years after the death of Mel Gibson’s mother, Hutton’s first wife Anne.
Hutton and Anne Gibson had 11 children between them and he now has 50 grandchildren.
According to court documents, Hutton Gibson is asking his estranged wife to pay legal fees and also is asking her for spousal support.
Hutton Gibson’s lawyer, Fahi Hallin told RadarOnline: “I’m hoping this divorce won’t be contentious. I’m not at liberty at this time to discuss why my client has decided to file for divorce, or why he is seeking spousal support.”
A devout Catholic, Hutton Gibson has been the subject of criticism for his controversial views on the Holocaust.
During an interview with the New York Times back in 2003, Hutton Gibson questioned how the Nazis disposed of six million Jewish people during World War 2.
“Go and ask an undertaker or the guy who operates the crematorium what it takes to get rid of a dead body,” he said.
“It takes one litre of petrol and 20 minutes. Now, six million.”