Washington, Aug 4 : Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda Bollea are going through a very tough divorce, but it does not stop him from wishing that they were still married.
After 23 years of marriage, Bollea, 48, surprised Hogan, 54, last November by filing for divorce, a split he learned about from a newspaper reporter.
"As crazy as that sounds to say, I wish I was still with my wife," Usmagazine quoted Hogan as telling Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos.
Others saw the divorce as being a ploy to protect their assets from a lawsuit that was filed by the family of the boy permanently injured in their son Nick Bollea's car wreck, making Hogan deny the rumours.
"If this is a ploy, her being intimate with a 19-year-old kid is pretty good acting," Hogan said.
"For me to be able to handle... my 50-year-old wife sleeping in a bed with a 19-year-old boyfriend and using my gym, and driving my cars, and living in my house. I guess we've got a pretty good act going on 'cause that's a lot to take on," he stated.
According to Hogan, the divorce was Bollea's idea, and the two have ever since been engaged in a messy legal war.
"It wasn't an argument, it was, 'Hey, I don't love you, I don't want to be with you, I don't want to see you anymore.' It was the real deal," Hogan told Menounos.
"Without a doubt, this one is the most formidable opponent I've ever run into.
"You talk about dirty tricks: Brass knuckles, steel knuckles, cheap shots, tripping people up. I've never seen anybody in the wrestling business that has more dirty tricks than she does!
"I guess I taught her well," he added.
Hogan was asked how long the divorce proceedings would continue, and he stated that it was a simple case.
"This is a simple divorce - there's no custody, there's just a big pile of junk that we've accumulated. We should split it," Hogan told Menounos.
"But my wife's lawyer has told different magazines there's gonna be a war."
"This is the money that I saved for my family, and money that Linda could walk away with, money that I saved for my children, that they're just, they're just wasting (it) and burning (it) up," he concluded.