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Looking Back at Hulk Hogan's Marriage & Divorce With Linda

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By Carol Cassada

It's been nearly 13 years since the divorce of wrestler Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda.

Hulk and Linda's split was a huge shock to the sports and entertainment communities.

The couple was married for almost 24 years and had two kids. From all accounts it looked like Hulk and Linda had the perfect marriage.

As Hulk found success in wrestling and Hollywood, Linda took care of their kids while also supporting her husband.

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Their Relationship

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Hulk was in the early stages of his wrestling career when he met Linda in 1981.

The two hit it off and began dating. With Hulk traveling to wrestling shows, their relationship was often long-distance, but the two were committed to each other.

After two years of dating, the couple married in December 1983.

When Hulk signed on with WWE, Linda decided to accompany him on the road.

In May 1988, the couple's first child, a daughter named Brooke was born. Two years later in July 1990, son Nick was born.

Hulk enjoyed a successful career in wrestling and in Hollywood. He starred in a few films including "Rocky III."

In 2005, Hulk and his family signed on for the VH1 reality series "Hogan Knows Best."

The show became an instant success and made stars out of the family.

Reality Show Curse

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When problems began brewing for Linda and Hulk, many blamed it on the family's reality show.

For years, there's been a reality show curse that has destroyed many couples. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey along with Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro are just a few pairs whose marriages ended because of reality television.

Linda has even admitted that the show impacted the family's bond. She said all the filming took a toll, and after the cameras stopped rolling the family needed a break from each other.

Was He Faithful?

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Linda filed for divorce in 2007 and claimed the reason was because Hulk cheated was unfaithful.

While the news of his alleged infidelity spread, Hulk denied ever cheating on Linda and said he remained faithful throughout their marriage.

Divorce Settlement

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Hulk and Linda's divorce was already off to a messy start with the cheating allegations, but things were going to get worse.

Hogan had amassed an enormous wealth throughout his wrestling career and all that was at stake in the divorce.

The exes fought over money and property throughout the proceedings.

After months of fighting, a settlement was finally reached. Linda walked away with $7 million in the couple's assets, a $3 million property settlement, 40% ownership in her husband's companies, and three cars.

While Hogan seemed to have lost a lot in the divorce, he did keep $3 million in assets and didn't have to end up paying his ex alimony.

What The Exes Are Up To Now

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After the couple's divorce was finalized in 2009, the exes moved on with their lives.

Linda began dating a younger man named Charley Hill, who happened to be a friend of her kids. Linda and Charley's relationship was met with disapproval from her kids.

Despite being engaged, the couple ended their relationship in 2012.

In 2011, she wrote an autobiography called "Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes." The memoir details Linda's marriage and break up with Hulk.

As for Hulk, in December 2010 he married his girlfriend of two years Jennifer McDaniel.

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