Linda Hogan (TV personality)

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Linda Hogan
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Born Linda Marie Claridge
(1959-08-24) August 24, 1959 (age 55)
Miami, Florida
Known for Wife of Hulk Hogan (1983-2009)
Television Hogan Knows Best (2005–2007)
Spouse(s) Hulk Hogan (m. 1983; div. 2007)
Children Brooke Ellen Bollea (b. 1988)
Nicholas Alan Bollea (b. 1990)

Linda Marie Bollea (née Claridge; born August 24, 1959) also known as Linda Hogan, is the ex-wife of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. She is best known for her role on the American reality television show Hogan Knows Best.


Bollea was raised Catholic and is of Italian, German, English, and Swedish descent.[1] In 1977, she graduated from Chatsworth High School in California.[citation needed]

She was a winning contestant on Match Game during the late 1970s.[1]

Bollea met Terry Bollea a.k.a. Hulk Hogan in a restaurant in Los Angeles. For nearly two years, the couple had a long-distance relationship mostly over the telephone. They married in 1983 in a wedding attended by André the Giant, Vince McMahon, and other wrestling personalities. They have two children, Brooke (1988) and Nick (1990).

In 1995, Bollea appeared on Hulk Hogan's album Hulk Rules, where she sang back-up vocals along with The Wrestling Boot Band.[2]

Bollea entered the spotlight in 2005 as "Linda Hogan", due to the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best.

A 2005 documentary DVD on street racers, called Vehicular Lunatics, includes a segment with Bollea.[3]

She filed for divorce from Hulk Hogan on November 20, 2007.[4] Bollea wrote a book, Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes, which was published in 2011.[5]

Bollea received media attention for her relationship with a much younger man, Charley Hill. Hill proposed to her on an episode of the VH1 reality television show Couple's Therapy in 2012. They began dating in 2008, when Bollea was 48 and Hill was 19.[6][7][8]

Pictures of Bollea were reportedly leaked on the internet after Nick became the first male victim in the 2014 celebrity photo leaks.[9]


  1. ^ a b Hogan, Linda. Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
  2. ^ Hulk Hogan. Hollywood Hulk Hogan (p.256)
  3. ^ "Linda Hogan appeared in a street racing DVD". 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  4. ^ Hulk and Wife Headed for Divorce Court. November 23, 2007 Accessed 2007-11-23.
  5. ^ McKay, Hollie (July 11, 2011). "Linda Hogan's Shocking Allegations: I Was Afraid Drug-Addicted Hulk Would Kill Me". Fox News. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
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  9. ^ Denham, Jess (October 5, 2014). "The Fappening 4 naked photo leaked: Hulk Hogan's son Nick Hogan becomes first male victim". Independent. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 

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