Mel Gibson’s battle with alcohol addiction is well known since a 2006 drunken arrest which made headlines after he made an anti-Semitic remark to the officer who arrested him. His battle with alcoholism was said to be an issue that his soon-to-be ex-wife Robyn helped him overcome, resulting in Mel’s acknowledgement that she is a saint. But recently Mel has been seen drinking again and with a baby on the way his girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, is laying down the law about what she expects from her baby’s daddy.
Reports claim that Oksana is demanding that Mel get professional help with his alcohol addiction or she’s prepared to cut all ties with the Oscar winner. “Oksana wants Mel to deal with his drinking on a long-term basis,” a source said. “Mel’s got a hair-trigger temper when he’s drunk, and Oksana insists she won’t stick around when he’s like that. She’s informed Mel that if he doesn’t go to rehab, she’ll bow out of the picture before they go any further.”
Gibson has struggled for years with a drinking problem and while he’s admitted he has a problem, he has never entered a residential rehab program to deal with his addiction. Oksana, who is four months pregnant with his baby, believes alcoholism is the reason Mel indulged in so many extramarital affairs, according to another source. Although Mel is going through a rocky divorce, and there are rumors that his children are no longer speaking to him, now would be the time he’d certainly fall off the wagon and start drinking. According to a source, “The good thing is that Mel really loves Oksana, and he desperately wants to get his act together. He says he’s willing to do whatever she wants, but only time will tell if he stands by his words.”