The couple hope to reconcile to save their marriage and not divorce.
Hulk Hogan and wife Linda Marie Bollea hope to save their marriage amid reports on divorce.
Linda Bollea filed for divorce on November 20, 2007 but is hoping the drastic action will encourage her wrestler husband to make him work at salvaging their relationship.
A reliable source said: “She keeps saying to him, ‘Can’t we find a way to make this work?’ “She doesn’t want to see the family break-up. She really wants to work it out with him. But it is like pushing up against a brick wall. She is heartbroken about it.”
Meanwhile, Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, is keen to dismiss reports that a local Florida newspaper reporter was the first to inform him of his divorce. Bollea says that he actually heard it from his lawyer, not a reporter, and it was no surprise.
The insider added the final straw came when the couple’s son Nick lost his driver’s licence last week after being found guilty of dangerous driving.
According to the source, “When hardships hit them, it really brings them down. And when they were finally hit with a real problem, when Nick crashed his car, they just couldn’t make it work.”
The 54-year-old former WWE wrestler married Linda, 48, in 1983 and the couple have two children, 19-year-old daughter Brooke, an aspiring singer, and 17-year-old son Nick.
Nick could face felony charges in connection with the street-racing crash, which left his passenger in a coma with a broken skull earlier this year.
The close family starred together in VH1 reality show “Hogan Knows Best”.