Oksana said once upon a time -when discussing her relationship with Mel Gibson that,”love is inexplicable.” She continued to say that she think that “he respects everybody.” Sadly, it looks like she was wrong, very very wrong. A mother of Mel’s youngest child is now claiming both physical and mental abuse. So who is Oksana Grigorieva? Here are ten things you may not have known.
Oksana was born in 1970 is Saransk, Russia and was raised in the Ukraine, both her parents were educators and taught music.
She is a professional pianist and singer-songwriter. Oksana started to play piano at the very young age of three and started to write music at age seven.
At the age of 15, she moved and studied music in Moscow and Karan. After graduating she moved to London. While there she worked as a model “In order to support myself I started to model. I did a lot of it, print, mostly. I’ve always looked after myself. I’ve never been dependent on anyone financially.” She also taught music to children and adults. She also played with the Royal Academy of Music and then moved to the US where she has lived in both New York City and Los Angeles.
In 1997 she married the Actor Timothy Dalton of James Bond fame. The two had a son together named Alexander. The two broke up about seven years ago but have joint custody of their now twelve-year-old son.
She also taught music in the US and came up with a patented way to instruct “musical notation” to children.
Her big musical break came when she wrote the song “Un Dia Llegara” that was featured on Josh Groban’s album Awake.
In 2009 she released the album Beautiful Heartache and Mel Gibson acted as the executive producer. The record was put out by Mel’s company Icon Entertainment. She claims that originally the relationship was purely professional “There was a working relationship for a long time. I thought he was happily married until I was reassured otherwise. And then it happened,” she said.
She reportedly started dating Mel Gibson before he officially broke up with his wife. Allegedly after his wife of nearly thirty years Robyn saw photos of Mel and Oksana frolicking on a beach together, she then filed for divorce.
She supported him during the anti-Semitic comments he made last year. She said of their relationship, “How can I be judged for falling in love? We live in the same city. I don’t control who I meet. I meet many people in art and music and film, but love is inexplicable…He’s not that person at all in my opinion. He apologized. I think he respects everybody.”
Oksana and Mel welcomed daughter Lucia on October 30, 2009.