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Mel Gibson is an actor that has pretended to stand by the strict guidelines of Catholicism, only to have been arrested for drunk driving, accused of hatred against Jews, sued for divorce and publicly shamed by knocking up his mistress, Oksana Grigorieva. All in the last two years.

This much we know.

But what else can we say about Gibson and Grigorieva? People asked a few insiders to provide details on the private life of this couple.

“[Oksana] spent the last nine months locked up in a studio,” says her mother, Lyudmila Chernukha, who focused on her daughter’s collection of new songs, all of which Oksana wrote, arranged and sang herself.

While his girlfriend churns out hopeful hits, Gibson works on movie projects at his Santa Monica office.

Keep smiling, Mel. That should absolve you from all your sins.

After work time is over, the pair hangs out with Grigorieva’s son Alexander, 11.  This quasi family sometimes frequents a Russian restaurant in the area.

“It [seems] very important to Oksana that Mel and her son bond,” says a source. “Mel is fun to be around and great with kids.”

Mel and Oksana rarely have sleepovers, insiders say. They retire to their separate homes so Grigorieva can get her child off to a local school in the mornings.

As for the impending bundle of joy?

“Oksana is a good mother and she’ll make a great mother to Mel’s child,” says a friend. “She’s found the greatest thing in life, someone to take care of her and a father to her children.”