'Hot tempered' Mel Gibson dating brown belt holder Ashley Cusato

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 11:40 hrs

Mel Gibson was spotted getting cozy with a new girl during a sushi dinner at Nobu in Malibu on Sunday, who has been identified as actress-stuntwoman Ashley Cusato.

According to TMZ.com, the couple have been dating for a month, and the 56-year-old actor has already introduced Cusato to several members of his family, the New York Post reported.

Sources said that Gibson's family has welcomed her with open arms and is going to "be around for a long, long time."

According to IMDB, Cusato has featured as a stunt double for stars like Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway and Denise Richards and also has small screen credits in TV shows like 'Baywatch,' 'CSI: NY' and 'Alias.'

Cusato, who is now going for a black belt in Yoshukai karate, was also a former NCAA Division 1 swimmer at UC Santa Barbara, and was voted "Best Body" by her classmates in high school.

Before Cusato, Gibson was spotted on several dates with Italian singer-songwriter Nadia Lanfranconi. (ANI)

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