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Mel Gibson and Girlfriend Split

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Oscar winner Mel Gibson and his girlfriend have broken up five months after the birth of their child.

A close friend tells People magazine the 54 year old Actor/Director and 39 year old Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva have "drifted apart." They had been dating for a year.

The source goes on to say the couple is pledging to maintain a friendship for the sake of their daughter Lucia who was born in October.

"They are both working hard on their careers and trying to raise a sweet baby together," says the friend.

This is the second child for Grigorieva who has a son with James Bond actor Timothy Dalton.

Gibson has seven children with his former wife. That relationship ended after 28 years of marriage when Robyn Moore filed for divorce in April 2009.

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