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Linda Hogan: Divorced Hulk Hogan's First Wife

Arshad Published On Thu Mar 03 2022   Modified On Thu Mar 03 2022
Linda Hogan: Divorced Hulk Hogan's First Wife

Linda Hogan is an American television star best known as the ex-wife of WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan. She has notably appeared on the reality show Hogan Knows Best where the personal life of the professional wrestler centerpiece. Their children were also a part of the show.

She is From a Catholic Family

Linda Hogan was born as Linda Marie Claridge on August 24, 1959, in Miami, Florida, United States, to father Joe Claridge and mother Gail Claridge. She is from a Catholic family and is of Australian, American, British and Irish descent

Linda was enrolled in Chatsworth High School in California from where she completed her graduation in 1977. At the age of 19 in 1978, she competed and won a Match Game contest.

Famous For "Hogan Knowns Best"

Linda Hogan worked as a backup singer along with The Wrestling Boot Band on Hulk Rules, an album by Hulk Hogan, in 1995. She rose to fame in 2005 when she appeared on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best, a show completely based on Hulk Hogan's personal life.

She has also a segment on a documentary on street racers, Vehicular Lunatics (2005). She has also played a role in episode 8 of Bar Rescue Season 3.

Apart from being a television personality. Linda is also an author. In 2011, she published a book titled Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes.

Marriage & Divorce With Husband Hulk Hogan

Linda Hogan was previously married to professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. The former couple exchanged the wedding rings on December 18, 1983. The two are the parents of two children, son Nick Hogan, 31, and daughter Brooke Hogan.

Linda Hogand with her ex-husband Hulk Hogan
Credit: Republic World

On November 20, 2007, Linda filed for divorce from Hogan in Pinellas County, Florida, citing the reason that he was cheating on her with his mistress Christiane Plante.

Plante had an interview with the National Enquirer, where  she claimed that she was in a relationship with Hogan during the shooting of Hogan Knows Best. The divorce between Hogan and Linda was finalized on July 28, 2009.

Following the split, Hogan got married to his second wife Jennifer McDaniel behind his home in Clearwater in December 2010 after getting engaged in November 2009.

Jennifer McDaniel got divorce from husband Hulk Hogan
Credit: TMZ

In October 2021, Hogan filed for divorce from McDaniel and recently on February 28, 2022, Hogan announced the finalization of their divorce via Twitter. The reason behind their separation has not been revealed.

Estimated Net Worth of $20 Million

Linda Hogan earns a good amount of money from her television career. As of 2022, she has an estimated net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Linda owns a Tuscan-style mansion in California that she bought for $3.5 million. The selling price of the luxurious house is $5 million now.

Linda Hogan's luxurious mansion

In 2004, Linda Hogan bought a 1957 Chevy Bel Air car for her now-estranged husband Hulk Hogan as a gift for his 50th birthday.