Mel Gibson has a new leading lady in his life. According to reports, the Hollywood actor has struck up a romance with budding film writer Rosalind Ross – who also happens to be a champion equestrian vaulter. Mel, 59, and 24-year-old Rosalind recently spent time getting to know each other on a long holiday in Central America.
"They started their romantic getaway in Costa Rica, hiding out in Playa Barrigona, where he owns a 500-acre tropical sanctuary in the middle of the jungle, before heading to Panama," a source told Radar Online. "It's clear the two of them are really happy together."
Mel Gibson has reportedly started a new romance with Rosalind Ross
Rosalind – who is known as Rosey to her friends – began her horseback training at the age of nine, and won a gold medal at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010. She gave up competing in equestrian vaulting – most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback – to pursue a degree in writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College, and is currently one of the writers on the El Rey Network action series Matador.
Mel and Rosalind reportedly met when she signed on to co-write a feature film for his production company Icon.
Equestrian vaulter Rosalind won a gold medal at the World Equestrian Games in 2010
This is thought to be Mel's first romance since the end of his rocky relationship with Oksana Grigorieva in April 2010. The former couple share a five-year-old daughter Lucia together; Mel also has one daughter and seven sons from his 26-year marriage to ex-wife Robyn Gibson.
Despite finding a romantic connection with Rosalind, the Lethal Weapon star reportedly wants to take things slowly this time around. "Mel hasn't had the best luck with the ladies," the source revealed. "He's in no rush to turn his relatively new romance into a high-profile affair."