Mel Gibson made an appearance on the Tonight Show last night, where he answered any and all questions about his new girlfriend, even confirming that she is pregnant with his child. It will be her second, his eighth. People.com says…
Gibson, 53, said he took the blame for the divorce. “My wife and I, our marriage ended three years ago and we’ve been separated ever since then. These things happen. It’s unfortunate, it’s sad, but you know she is an admirable woman … we’re friends. Look, when it’s all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself. I’m to blame. If you’re inclined to judge, put it here.”
Leno then joked with Gibson about his dating a younger woman. “What, is she 17, 18?” Leno asked. Leno then said, “The rumor I have heard is that you guys are going to have a child?” Gibson then confirmed, “This is true. We’re gonna have a child.”
Piling it on, Leno joked, “So that will make 29? “
Hahaha, oh that Jay! 29?! That’s a very high number haha! It’s unlikely Mel would have that many kids, and in fact it is more than he has, so the joke works on lots of different levels. It was an extra treat for people who had caught their breath after laughing at the “17 or 18” joke. This was like a comedy workshop. The next time he has Mel on he should mention her height. “Your girlfriend sure is tall, what is she, like, 12 feet tall?” Oh my God, haha, can you imagine! TWELVE!?! Can you even say that stuff on TV? I hope he won’t get fined.