The mother of Mel Gibson's girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has defended her daughter against allegations she broke up the actor's marriage of 28 years.
Gibson and 39-year-old Grigorieva went public with their romance last month (Apr09) just weeks after the actor's wife Robyn filed for divorce.
Internet gossips subsequently blamed the Russian singer, who is signed to Gibson's record label, for splitting up the Hollywood couple.
But Grigorieva's mother, retired music teacher Lyudmila Chernukha, insists Gibson and his spouse had been separated for years before he began romancing her daughter.
Chernukha tells People.com, "He split up with his wife three years ago, so to suggest that she has broken up their marriage is rubbish. He was no longer with his wife so he was bound to meet some woman at some point, it just happened to be Oksana."
But Grigorieva's mum is keeping tight-lipped about rumours her daughter is pregnant with Gibson's baby, adding: "I can't say anything. Wait for the official statement from them."