Mel Gibson’s Russian lover’s past revealed

May 1st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Mel Gibson London, May 1 (ANI): Mel Gibson’s Russian lover Oksana Grigorieva had set her sights on fame and fortune in the West, even when she was still at school, it has been revealed.

People who know the 39-year-old musician and singer have revealed that she was determined to escape her impoverished upbringing in Ukraine and become famous.

Valentina Yeltsova, 55, who taught Oksana for four years recalled her a beautiful, precocious teenager who was always determined to get to the West.

“Oksana used to like English at school. It seemed like she was preparing herself for a better future and aiming to study as much as she could to escape from this country,” the Mirror quoted Yeltsova as saying.

“Her prestige was enormous, boys were sort of scared to fall in love with her.

“They knew she was not like other girls - she knew that herself.

“She always took parts in school shows. It was obvious that she was destined for some extraordinary life. She knew that and worked on herself to become more beautiful and better,” Yeltsova added.

Oksana has been married twice - once to a 41-year-old graphic designer when she was just 22 - and she had a 10-year romance with Bond star Timothy Dalton (they have a son, Thomas, 12).

Her other lovers include a vicar’s son from Kent and a 60-year-old ballet dancer. (ANI)

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