Oksana Grigorieva-Mel Gibson Baby News Confirmed, Mother Thrilled

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The arrival of the first child for Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson (the actor's eight overall) has now been confirmed, and is bringing joy halfway around the world.

Contacted in Moscow, Lyudmilla Chernukha, mother of Gibson's girlfriend, who delivered their daughter, Lucia, Friday, last week tells People, "I'm delighted!"

And a little relieved. Chernukha admits the pregnancy was made difficult for her daughter a pianist and singer, by all the intense celebrity gossip attention.

"I'm very pleased for her because during her pregnancy she worried a lot because of all the bad press written about her. Lots and lots and lots of lies," she says.

We can't actually recall any lies. Plenty of criticism of devout Catholic Mel knocking Oksana Grigorieva up while married to the mother of his seven kids, but no lies.

Oksana Grigorieva, Son

Oksana Grigorieva with her 12-year-old son.

Oksana Grigorieva's pregnancy was announced just a few weeks after her affair with Mel was made public and Gibson's wife of 30 years, Robyn, filed for divorce.

"Her pregnancy was a hard one even though she had no [medical] problems with it," says Chernukha. "Of course, Mel supported her and so did all of her friends."

Grigorieva, who also has a 12-year-old son, Alexander (pictured above) fathered by James Bond star Timothy Dalton, tries to stay out of the headlines if possible.

"She doesn't make any statements or get involved with refuting what's said about her. She just tries to keep her best to keep closed off from all the journalists."

The grandmother hopes her daughter and child will visit soon. Grigorieva told reporters of her plans to take Gibson and the baby back to her homeland next year.

"Russians are very nostalgic," she said.

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