Mel Gibson has confirmed that his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is pregnant.

Rumours that Oksana is expecting have been circulating for a few weeks and Mel finally confirmed the news on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night.

The Lethal Weapon star said: “This is true. We’re gonna have a child.”

When asked how many children the actor will then have, Mel replied: “eight, I guess I’m Octo-Mel.”

He also spoke about the end of his 28 year marriage to wife Robyn, who filed for divorce in April: “My wife and I, our marriage ended three years ago and we’ve been separated ever since then.

“These things happen. It’s unfortunate, it’s sad, but you know she is an admirable woman - we still got kids together. We’re friends.

“When it’s all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself. I’m to blame. If you’re inclined to judge, put it here.”

According to reports, Oksana is currently around five months pregnant and is due to give birth in the autumn.