Celebrity Parents Confirmed: Mel Gibson's a Dad – for the Eighth Time The Oscar winner and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva had a daughter last Friday By Elizabeth Leonard and Kathy Ehrich Dowd Published on November 2, 2009 02:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: FayesVision/WENN Mel Gibson became a father for the eighth time on Friday when his girlfriend, musician Oksana Grigorieva, gave birth to a baby girl, PEOPLE confirms. “This will confirm that Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson welcomed the arrival of a baby girl named Lucia on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles,” says Gibson’s rep, Alan Nierob, confirming earlier reports of the event. No further details were available. Mel Calls Himself ‘Octo-Mel’ Gibson, 53, was at Grigorieva’s side in Los Angeles until she and the baby went home from the hospital, then he flew to New York Sunday to resume shooting The Beaver, costarring Jodie Foster. On Monday morning, an announcement of the birth was made on the set of the film in White Plains, N.Y. “Everyone sang ‘[For] He’s a Jolly Good Fellow,’ and he blushed,” a member of the film crew told PEOPLE. Inside Mel & Oksana’s Life Together In April, Gibson’s wife of 30 years, filed for divorce and later that month, he and Grigeorieva made their first public appearance together as a couple. Their daughter’s birth was first reported by Radar Online.