Hulk Hogan might have settled his sex tape issue, but that isn't stopping his ex-wife from talking about it. The wrestler's former bride expressed embarrassment over the whole scandal, but she didn't seem all together surprised. "It really is quite an embarrassment for our family," she said. "I'm a little devastated, but I'm not really shocked. I knew that he was having affairs and I knew that he was cheating." The video of Hulk, whose real name is Terry Bollea, hit the web earlier this year. Hulk recently settled a lawsuit with his former friend Bubba, the DJ that leaked the video. In any case, this is the latest bit of sour news involving Hulk's marriage to Linda. Here is a look inside the union that once formed the basis for the popular reality show "Hogan Knows Best."
The two married in 1983
In 1983, Hulk was just starting to become the biggest wrestling superstar in history. He also tied the knot with wife Linda in a marriage that would last throughout his glory days and beyond. The two welcome two children. Daughter Brooke was born in 1988, and son Nick followed in 1990. Unlike many wrestlers, Hulk kept his family out of the wrestling spotlight. However, everyone eventually got to know them when the reality show launched in 2005.
The marriage ended in 2007
Amid reports that Hulk was having an affair, Linda filed for divorce on November 20, 2007. In a strange twist, the filing came just two weeks after son Nick was indicted on multiple charges related to a car accident that ultimately landed him in jail for several months. Some wondered if the filing was a stunt to protect the family from potential lawsuits related to the accident, but Linda stuck to her guns. The divorce was finalized in 2009. Despite the long and bitter battle, Linda still respected her former husband when all was said and done. "I still love him," she said. "He's the father of my children."
They both quickly moved on to other people
After she filed for divorce, Linda began dating a man that was nearly 30 years younger than her. She struck up a romance with Charley Hill when he just 19 years old. Charley attended the same school as her children, which made things even stranger. After several years together, the two split earlier this year. Meanwhile, the Hulkster actually made it down the aisle again. He began dating Jennifer McDaniel in 2008, and the two were married on the beach in 2010.
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