Wednesday 18 July 2018

Mel Gibson (61) hits the red carpet with girlfriend (27) at LA premiere

Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Mel Gibson and Will Ferrell attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Cast members Mel Gibson (L) and Will Ferrell attend the premiere of "Daddy's Home 2" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Phil McCarten
Rosalind Ross and actor Mel Gibson attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at The Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actress Alessandra Ambrosio attends the Paramount Pictures premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2', on November 5, 2017, in Westwood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
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Actress Alessandra Ambrosio and family attend the Paramount Pictures premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2', on November 5, 2017, in Westwood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actor John Lithgow attends the Paramount pictures premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2', on November 5, 2017, in Westwood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actor John Cena (L) and wife Nikki Bella attend the Paramount pictures premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2', on November 5, 2017, in Westwood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at The Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Alessandra Ambrosio attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at The Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Alessandra Ambrosio and Linda Cardellini attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Nikki Bella and John Cena attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Nikki Bella and John Cena attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Cast member John Cena (L) and Nikki Bella attend the premiere of "Daddy's Home 2" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Phil McCarten
Actors Mel Gibson (L) and Alessandra Ambrosio attend the Paramount Pictures premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2', on November 5, 2017, in Westwood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
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Things appear to be stronger than ever between Mel Gibson and girlfriend of three years Rosalind Ross.

The 61-year-old actor and 27-year-old screenwriter have been together since 2014 and welcomed their first child - Gibson's ninth- in January. The couple hit the red carpet for the world premiere of Daddy's Home 2 in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with the new mother taking centre stage in a strapless red prom dress, in keeping with the film's Christmas theme.

Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

"Regarding age and relationships, it's just a number. We dig each other," Ross said last year, addressing the criticism of their relationship due to the 34-year age gap between them.

"She is an adult and we dig each other," he added. "It might cause a problem and one has a trepidation about these things, but it's working out great. She is a really special person."

Gibson's turn in the comedy sequel, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, is the latest coup in his redemption tour of Hollywood: he was exiled for 10 years after his meltdown when he was pulled over by the Los Angeles Police Department in which he said, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars!" Later, recordings of him in expletive filled rants to his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva were leaked and he was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery as a result of a January 2010 fight with her.

But last year's Hacksaw Ridge, for which he earned a Best Director Oscar nod, all but completed his comeback.

Rosalind Ross and actor Mel Gibson attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Rosalind Ross and actor Mel Gibson attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at The Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Last night's premiere saw the cast, including Linda Cardellini and Alessandra Ambrosio, kick off their publicity tour, which will take Wahlberg, Ferrell, Gibson and John Lithgow to Ireland next Wednesday, November 15, for a special premiere at the Savoy cinema. Gibson spent much of last year already filming around Ireland for The Professor and The Madman, with Sean Penn.

Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Nikki Bella and John Cena attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures'
Nikki Bella and John Cena attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Daddy's Home 2" at Regency Village Theatre on November 5, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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