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Mel Gibson to become father for the ninth time with partner Rosalind Ross

Mel Gibson is set to become a father for the ninth time! The 60-year-old and his equestrian girlfriend Rosalind Ross are expecting their first child together, sources have revealed.

According to People magazine, the pair are "excited" by the news, with a friend close to the couple revealing: "Mel and Rose are so excited about the baby. Mel loves being a dad and he and Rose can't wait to be parents together. The last two years have been some of his happiest years he’s ever had."


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Mel and Rosalind are expecting their first child together

The Oscar-winning actor and director has seven children from his marriage to first wife Robyn Moore; daughter Hannah, and sons Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo and Thomas who were born before the couple separated back in 2006. He also shares seven-year-old daughter Lucia with pianist Oksana Grigorieva after a year-long relationship.

Mel has been dating 26-year-old Rosalind since July 2015, and the pair allegedly grew closer after a trip to the Braveheart actor's 500-acre Costa Rica ranch. A source told Radar Online: "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. It's clear the two of them are really happy together."

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The couple have been dating since 2015

Mel has previously opened up about fatherhood. Speaking to Mario Lopez, he praised his second daughter, saying: "She's so cool. It's amazing. It's full of wonder… and I'm not a youngster any more. It's my second daughter. I'm getting a chance to do it better.

Speaking about the key to being a good dad, he said: "Listen to them. I mean they actually tell me what to do."

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