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Gibson a father for eighth time

Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson
Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson have been together since last year

Mel Gibson's partner has given birth to the couple's first child together, a girl called Lucia.

Gibson's publicist, Alan Nierob, confirmed Oksana Grigorieva, 39, gave birth on Friday.

Grigorieva, a pianist and songwriter, also has a teenage son with former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton.

Gibson, 53, already has seven children with estranged wife Robyn, who filed for divorce to end their 28-year marriage in April.

Gibson has said the pair split up three years ago and that he met Grigorieva in 2008 while filming Edge of Darkness.

The Oscar-winner revealed his girlfriend was pregnant on The Tonight Show earlier this year.

"When it's all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself," he told Jay Leno.

"I'm to blame. If you're inclined to judge, put it here."

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