Mel Gibson's former lover OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has alleged their relationship lasted much longer than previously reported - they were actually together for "three years".
The Lethal Weapon actor went public with his romance with the Russian musician last year (09), shortly after his wife of 30 years, Robyn, filed for divorce.
The couple became parents to a daughter, Lucia, in October (09), but went their separate ways in April (10), and Grigorieva now insists they were actually together since 2006 - after Gibson and his wife legally separated.
She tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "The truth always comes out. We've been together for three years - not one year as people have been writing. We were very much in love. He was the biggest love of my life and that's what Mel always told me."
And Grigorieva is still refusing to comment on why the relationship broke down, adding, "The reasons I cannot talk about but it will come out at some point."