Mel Gibson Preparing To Be A Dad For The Ninth Time

Mel Gibson is preparing to be a dad for the ninth time.

PEOPLE magazine was the first to report Friday that the actor-director’s girlfriend, writer Rosalind Ross, is pregnant. Gibson’s publicist Alan Nierob confirmed the report.

No further details about the pregnancy were immediately available.

Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross at Cannes May 22, 2016

Mel Gibson (R) and Rosalind Ross (L) arrive for the Closing Ceremony during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2016. (Getty Images)

Gibson, who won an Oscar for directing “Braveheart,” has seven children from his marriage to his ex-wife, Robyn Moore. Their youngest child is 17.

He also had a 6-year-old daughter with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Gibson’s latest directing effort, the World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” debuted earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival and is due in theaters on Nov. 4.