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Mel Gibson, girlfriend welcome a son; it’s his ninth child

Jan. 24, 2017 Updated Tue., Jan. 24, 2017 at 2:51 p.m.

Mel Gibson and his girlfriend Rosalind Ross welcomed a son, Lars Gerard Gibson, on Friday. The birth makes nine children for the 61-year-old actor and director. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP)
Mel Gibson and his girlfriend Rosalind Ross welcomed a son, Lars Gerard Gibson, on Friday. The birth makes nine children for the 61-year-old actor and director. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP)
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Mel Gibson is a father for the ninth time.

Girlfriend Rosalind Ross gave birth to the couple’s son, Lars Gerard Gibson, on Friday. Ross is a writer.

Gibson’s publicist Alan Nierob confirms the birth.

The actor-director Gibson has a lot to celebrate. On Tuesday morning, he received an Oscar nomination for directing “Hacksaw Ridge,” which also received a best picture nomination.

Gibson, who won an Oscar for directing “Braveheart,” has seven children from his marriage to his ex-wife, Robyn Moore. Their youngest child is 17.

He also has a 7-year-old daughter with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

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