MIAMI, March 11 (UPI) — Linda Hogan says ex-husband Hulk Hogan “single-handedly” ruined the couple’s 25-year marriage.
The 56-year-old mother of two of the former wrestler’s children appeared on Inside Edition this week to explain why she feels no sympathy for her ex amid his $100 million court battle with Gawker over a leaked sex tape.
“He has no regret, he has no shame in his game,” Hogan, who divorced Hulk Hogan in 2007 said. “It’s hard to believe that I was actually married to this man…and he’s doing this stuff behind my back?”
Hulk Hogan is suing gossip news site Gawker for leaking clips of himself having sex with his then-best friend, Bubba Clem’s wife in 2012. The website defended its move to publish the clips saying “We are defending the First Amendment against Hulk Hogan’s effort to create a world where celebrities can promote themselves around any topic, in this case sex, and then veto how the media covers their lives.”
Linda Hogan outlined the effects her ex-husband’s actions had had on the family, saying “My kids to this day are still reeling, and they can’t get their feet back on planet earth,” she said. “I can’t get my life back on track either. I don’t know, what am I supposed to do? Start over now that I’m 57? I don’t know where I fit in in this world any more.”
“I was honest, I was a good wife. I never cheated on him,” she added.
In a letter read during the program, Linda Hogan wrote: “YOU have single handedly ruined our 25-year marriage and our family…my trust, my love, my future, our future family with grandchildren, holidays, weddings, our kids’ lives, homes, their ability to trust, our poor animals, friends, neighbors, your career, finances, trademarks, retirement, your legacy, your reputation, your health…even your soul…You lost it ALL.”
She concluded with accusations he blamed his then-wife for “your horrendous mistakes…and yet you continue in life this very way, still.” She added she will “never ever” forgive Hulk Hogan until he can honestly apologize.
Hogan’s sex tape trial began last week, nearly four years after Gawker posted the video to their website. In July, WWE cut relations with Hulk Hogan after the National Enquirer obtained the sex-tape and revealed the Hogan Knows Best personality used racial slurs to describe his daughter, Brook Hogan’s boyfriend.
Hogan blamed Gawker for the leak and filed a compliant in August.