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Mel Gibson Becomes Dad For Ninth Time After Girlfriend Rosalind Ross Gives Birth To Baby Boy

His newborn son's name is unique.

24/01/2017 09:43

Mel Gibson is now a dad-of-nine.

The 61-year-old actor’s girlfriend, Rosalind Ross, gave birth to a baby boy named Lars Gerard Gibson on Saturday 21 January. He weighed 5lbs 5oz.

“They’re thrilled and Lars is adorable,” a spokesperson for the couple told PEOPLE.

“Their family is all around them and Mel is over the moon. They’re home and everybody is healthy and happy.”

This is 26-year-old Ross’ first child. 

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Gibson has seven children with his former wife Robyn Moore: Hannah, 36, twins Edward and Christian, 34, William, 31, Louis, 28, Milo, 26, and Thomas, 17.  

He also has a seven-year-old daughter, Lucia, with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

In September 2016, it was revealed Gibson and Ross were expecting their first child together.  A friend close to the couple confirmed the news to PEOPLE, and said: “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 couple have been dating for two and a half years.

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