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Actor Mel Gibson and Robyn Denise Moore finalized their divorce Friday, but details about the settlement will remain sealed.
Reuters reports that the two were married for 31 years, marrying in Australia before Gibson became a major Hollywood star. They had seven children together and had been separated since 2006, shortly after Gibson became a controversial figure because of his drunk driving arrest and anti-Semitic tirade.
Moore first filed for divorce in 2009, according to the Los Angeles Times. Now that a Los Angeles judge has finally agreed to the settlement terms, the divorce will go into effect on Jan. 9.
Although the Los Angeles Times reports that it is unclear if there was a pre-nuptial agreement, People reports that there was not, meaning that Moore is legally entitled to half of Gibson’s estimated $850 million fortune. The breakdown of Gibson’s fortune includes $600 million from The Passion of the Christ’s international gross alone, more than $100 million in real estate investments and $75 million earned from TV and film projects he produced.
Court records show that Gibson signed the agreement last Wednesday, with Moore adding her signature later last week.
As The Associated Press notes, the divorce proceedings were low-key in comparison to the public battle between Gibson and former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to put to rest a custody dispute with Grigorieva over their daughter.