Britney Spears, Mel Gibson hook-up

Britney Spears is going on holiday with Mel Gibson.

The Toxic singer and her father Jamie are heading to Costa Rica with Mel and his wife Robyn.

The quartet will stay at the Braveheart actor’s holiday home in the South American country and plan to return next week.

Britney and Jamie were seen boarding a private plane around 9am yesterday (15.05.08). A source said: “They’re just going away for a few days to relax.”

Troubled Britney and Mel became friends after the singer was hospitalised in February. They met up several times but their friendship was only made public in mid-March when they were seen dining together in California.

A source at the time revealed: “Mel and his wife Robin clearly saw a woman in crisis and wanted to extend themselves in any way possible. There are noe xpectations, there is no agenda.

“It’s simply an act of human kindness – one neighbour reaching out to the other.”

Mel and Britney used to have homes in the same Malibu neighbourhood.