A Russian pop star has announced she is in love with Mel Gibson after allegedly conducting an affair with the actor that ended his 28-year marriage.
Gibson's wife Robyn filed for divorce on Monday (13Feb09), citing "irreconcilable differences".
The announcement followed intense tabloid speculation about the state of the couple's 28-year marriage, which was sparked after he was photographed embracing an unidentified woman on a Costa Rican beach last month (Mar09).
And now singer Oksana Pochepa, 24, has alleged she is the bikini-clad brunette in the pictures - and maintains she has fallen for the Mad Max star.
Pochepa says, "This is serious and I hope that our union will be real and strong and long-lasting.
"We are different people but Mel is a grown man and knows precisely what he wants and me too - I know what I want."
Pochepa was speaking out after Russian classical pianist Oksana Kolesnikova was forced to deny rumours she was behind Gibson's break-up.
She said, "I have no idea how this mistake has been made. I feel very upset. The only explanation is that the names Oksana have been confused. It is a very popular name in Russia."
The Gibsons wed in 1980 and have seven children. According to legal papers, Robyn is seeking joint physical and legal custody of the couple's youngest son, Tom. She is also asking for spousal support and attorney's fees.