Hulk Hogan and his wife, Linda Hogan, divorced back in 2009. Financial details of their divorce were not made public, but according to court documents that were filed this week, the 52-year-old ex-wife of the wrestler received $7.44 million as part of the divorce settlement.
Linda married Hulk, whose real name is Terry Bollea, back in 1983. Together they had two children, Brooke, who is now 23, and Nick, 21. Linda filed for divorce in November of 2007 after it was revealed that Hogan had allegedly had an affair with one of Brooke’s friends, Christiane Plante, who had worked with Brooke on her 2006 debut album, Undiscovered. At the time, Linda’s publicist told E! News:
“When Linda discovered Hulk had the last of many affairs with Brooke’s best friend, Christiane Plante, she made the decision to call it quits on the marriage. Almost every statement that comes out of Hulk’s mouth is a diversionary tactic to deflect attention away from the real reason Linda filed for divorce, two words: HULK’S CHEATING!”
The $7.44 million that Linda received was part of the couple’s $10.41 million that was held in bank and investment accounts. Hulk got the rest.
The St. Petersburg Times goes on to detail their divorce settlement, which includes Linda getting 40 percent ownership of the companies that Terry owns, Terry pocketing all monies made from his book, My Life Outside the Ring, released in 2009, Linda receiving a $3 million property settlement (in which she is still owed $1.35 million), and Linda keeping the Mercedes, Escalade, Rolls-Royce and Corvette. Additionally, she was able to keep the all terrain vehicles as well. Hulk got to keep his impressive car collection.
After their split, Linda went on and channeled her inner cougar self, dating Charlie Hill, who was 19 at the time and was a student at the same high school her kids attended. They became engaged last year, and I’m not sure if they are still together. Hulk, meanwhile, married Jennifer McDaniel (who is a ringer for daughter Brooke) back in December of 2010.
Note to Hulk: Pre-nup. Just sayin’.
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