Former Criminal Minds Actor Thomas Gibson Has Finalized His Divorce

Thomas Gibson is no longer a married man. The actor, best known for his previous roles in Criminal Minds and Dharma & Greg, has officially gotten divorced from his former partner, Christine Parker. The divorce was finally legalized as of last week, which now makes him a single man in the court of law.

While Gibson and Parker reached a deal agreement some time ago, it took a weirdly long time to be officially signed off. The agreement finds Gibson giving $3,000 in child support a month, and he'll have to pay for their private school and extracurricular activities. Gibson and Parker share three children together, 18-year-old James, 15-year-old Travis and 13-year-old Agatha. He also gets to stay in the family's San Antonio house every other weekend whenever he gets the kids. This information cam from the official the court documents, per TMZ.

The couple actually filed for divorce back in 2014, and they have been in a state of legal limbo during those four years. The two were married back in 1993. The actor tried to keep the divorce a secret, though it grew more public after Gibson was suspended, then let go from Criminal Minds after he reportedly kicked a writer on set. The incident occurred after a creative disagreement between the two escalated. It's worth noting that it was during an episode that Gibson was also directing, which could partially explain why he was hot-headed. He was replaced over a year ago on the CBS series.

Gibson is considered to be a loving and caring father to the three children he shares with his ex-wife. Previously, Gibson talked to People about the difficult process of getting divorced, particularly after there were rumors spreading that the separation was the result of Gibson cheating on his wife in an online relationship with another woman in 2013.

Being a dad is the greatest experience of my life...I'm the child of divorce, and when Christine and I got married, it was important to me that I never undermine the marriage... We spent a year and a half in mediation. We kept it private because divorce is hard enough on kids without having to deal with it publicly. Christine and I switch off staying with our kids at home in San Antonio. We did the best we could and continue to do the best we can as parents.

Since departing from Criminal Minds, Gibson's only other credit on his resume is a voice performance in last year's dramatic thriller Axis, directed by Aisha Tyler, which also featured the voice talents of Sam Rockwell, Paget Brewster and Kevin Pollak, to name a handful. It had a limited release back in September. Since then, Gibson has kept a low profile. Hopefully, things start to rebound for him.

Will Ashton

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