Mel Gibson’s family is backing him 100 percent in the wake of his audio rant fiasco, PEOPLE reports. Their source says Robyn Gibson, Mel’s former wife of nearly 30 years, is particularly upset: “She still values her marriage to Mel and she is sick of the media portraying him as a heartless and abusive monster.”

Though the two split in April 2009 following Gibson’s involvement with now-baby-mama Oksana Grigorieva, Mel and Robyn reportedly speak regularly. The Gibsons have seven children together and they continue to raise them as a team, PEOPLE writes.

“Mel has a good support system in his friends and family,” a friend of the couple tells PEOPLE, adding that Gibson’s children are “absolutely” standing by him. “While they do think he needs help for his anger issues, Mel’s family is supportive of him.”

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