Mel Gibson, Girlfriend Make First Public Appearance!

30 April 2009 |

More than two weeks after his wife filed for divorce, Mel Gibson and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva made their first public appearance at the X-Men Origins: Wolverine screening in L.A. Tuesday.

Holding hands, the 53-year-old actor -- in a black suit with a dark gray shirt -- and Grigorieva, 38, did not stop to pose for photographers, instead rushing inside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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As Us Weekly previously reported Grigorieva is a Russian singer who is signed to the his record label, Icon Records. She was hired to compose a song for Gibson's upcoming thriller Edge of Darkness.

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The two got close on the Massachusetts set last summer but always tried to be discreet about their relationship.

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"They would come out and attempt to walk around separately, but then at the end of the day, they both returned to the same hotel," the on-set source told Us. "She was there on and off for a week, but it was clear she had no business there other than to be with Mel."