Linda Hogan Engaged: The Hulkster's Ex to Marry 21-Year-Old
Linda Hogan, also known as the ex-wife of former wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan, grabbed headlines today when she announced that will be getting married to her 21-year-old boyfriend. The news sent shockwaves to college-aged men all over the country who may dream of bagging an available, rich cougar. Well, Hogan took herself off the market by announcing that next summer she will be getting married to a man 29 years younger than her. Hulk's response? "Hulk is very happy for Linda," his publicist told E! News, continuing to state that he, "wishes them both well." But is that how he really feels?
The Boy Toy
Linda will be getting hitched to 21-year-old Charlie Hill of Florida.
And as if the age discrepancy between Linda and her squeeze was not enough, Hill is younger than daughter Brooke and two years older than her son Nick.
Talk about an awkward family dinner.
What Hulk Really Feels
Hulk's publicist put out the warm and cushy response, but how does the former WWF (or WWE) icon really feel about his ex-wife's relationship with a guy two years older than his own son?
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last year, Hogan went on record saying, "You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater [Fla.] and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife."
Et Tu, Daughter?
How does daughter dearest feel about mom's plans to marry a 21-year-old guy? Well Brooke has not had much respect for mom Linda as of late.
"I'm just looking at how my dad's treating me and how my mom's treating me, and my mom has kind of backstabbed me a couple times," Brooke told E! News last year.
As for Linda's new squeeze and relationship?
She is "Totally freaked out," by her mother's new romance, Brooke told E! News in 2008.
"I personally don't like it at all or condone it, but she's my mom, so I have to show her support. I went to school with him. He was a grade under me. Me and Nick know him well."
Far Cry From the Hulkster
Linda and Hulk's messy divorce was finalized in the 2009 after a mudslinging battle that dragged both of their reputations through the mud.
The two were married for 26 years and starred in their own reality show on VH1 called "Hogan Knows Best," which focused on the Hogans' family life in their home.
Hulk's Rebounding Woman
Hulk didn't waste any time getting over Linda. The former WWF champion popped the question to girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel (that's her on the left, looking much like Hogan's daughter on the right).
The Hulkster says that McDaniel, 36, is nothing like Linda.
"My marriage to Linda was very toxic and very negative," Hulk told FOX News after his engagement.
"Jennifer is just the opposite, she doesn't drink or get high on drugs. She doesn't watch anything negative like the news or TMZ. She doesn't read the newspaper. She always walks in the spirit of Christ, she never deviates. I can really see myself marrying this woman."