Mel Gibson 'dating karate expert'
Mel Gibson is reportedly dating a karate expert.
The Hollywood star has been linked to several women since his turbulent split from Oksana Grigorieva in 2010.
It's now been claimed he is romancing Ashley Cusato who is an actress-and-stuntwoman with a brown belt in the martial art.
"Sources close to the actor tell us... the two have been dating for about a month - and things are going so well, Mel has already introduced her to several members of his family," reports TMZ.
Ashley has worked as a double for some big names in the movie business, including Denise Richards and Emily Deschanel.
Mel's family are said to be impressed by his new lady love and hope the relationship will go the distance.
"They love her and are convinced she's gonna be around for a long, long time," sources told the website.
In August, it was reported that Mel and aspiring singer-and-model Nadia Lanfranconi were growing close. He was spotted massaging her shoulders while they were dining at a Los Angeles eatery, but later denied they were in a romantic relationship.
The 56-year-old actor has seven children with his ex-wife Robyn, who he split from in 2006. Their divorce was finalised in 2011.
Mel has kept largely out of the limelight since the collapse of his relationship with Oksana. She claimed he had been abusive and got a restraining order against him, while recordings of a man purported to be Mel using racial slurs and other offensive language were made public during their split.
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