Mel Gibson and Justin Bieber can exchange virtual fist-pounds now.
Laura Bellizzi, the woman who labeled by various celeb news magazines as Gibson's baby mama has broken her silence on it, and says it's just not true.
Calling the story one based on "erroneous reports" and "lies and speculation," the former VH1 reality star says "Mel Gibson is not the father of my child."
Not a lot of wiggle room left in that denial.
Laura Bellizzi, a mother and a businesswoman, reportedly dated Mel over the summer, and there are photos of them together. But there was no baby conceived.
Any "alleged friends" telling gossip outlets that she's been privately identifying Gibson as her baby daddy are "being 100% dishonest in a misguided," she says.
Laura lambasted their "efforts to seek 5 seconds of notoriety and fame." Her rep says she's "greatly dismayed at the rash of intrusive and irresponsible stories."
Not to worry. Like Mariah Yeater, who dropped her paternity suit against Bieber today, she may now return to total anonymity to raise the child ... whoever the father is.
[Photos: Pacific Coast News, WENN.com]