A “friend” of Mel Gibson’s told People that the actor realized his relationship with Oksana Grigorieva was unhealthy and he actually entered therapy to figure out a peaceful way to end the things with her.
“He realized how unhealthy the relationship was and recognized that they were in a bad place and he was getting his buttons pushed,” a friend tells PEOPLE.
Gibson, the pal says, “wanted to figure out how to extricate himself from this unhealthy relationship peacefully and calmly. Which is what he did.”
And that initially is what happened last March, when the couple entered into mediation and reached a deal. However, things reportedly went south when Oksana stopped receiving the agreed-upon child support.
If the tapes Radar Online has are any indication, then the statement about the relationship “pushing Mel’s buttons” certainly seems true!
It’s really too bad things had to get so ugly since a child is involved in all of this.
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