Mad Mel Gibson has a crush on Hollywood darling Katie Holmes – even though she’s more than two decades his junior.
“Mel drools over Katie!” an insider told The ENQUIRER. “She’s everything he wants in a woman – sexy, intelligent, independent – real wife material.”
The actor, 58, has been single since his sensational split from Oksana Grigorieva four years ago. Now, he’s ready to dive back into dating.
“Mel’s trying to arrange a date with Katie through mutual acquaintances. He’s convinced she’ll fall for his charms if she’ll sit down for dinner with him,” said the pal.
Gibson is far from fazed by 36-year-old Katie’s history with ex Tom Cruise, sources added.
“Mel’s taken a real beating over the past few years, which is why he’s kept such a low profile,” an insider said. “But despite everything he’s been through, he’s incredibly self-confident and believes he’s as big a catch as ever.”