ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - Professional wrestling and reality TV star Hulk Hogan has a message for his estranged wife, who filed for divorce without telling him first after about 24 years of marriage — hands off my money.
Linda Bollea filed divorce papers on November 20 against Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, seeking an unspecified amount of alimony and child support for their son, 17-year-old son Nick, as well as custody for the teenager. They also have a daughter, Brooke, 19.
But according to the St. Petersburg Times, Hogan, 54, on Wednesday this week filed a counter-petition in Pinellas County Court in Florida, saying his 48-year-old wife was capable of supporting herself and helping with child support.
Hogan said the couple’s assets, including two homes, and their liabilities should be divided equally between them, and that Nick, who is legally a minor until his 18th birthday in July, was old enough to decide for himself where he will live.
Nick Bollea was arrested November 7 on reckless driving charges for an August 28 accident in Clearwater, Florida, that left his passenger, John Graziano, 22, in critical condition.
The newspaper said court documents showed the couple separated about a month after their son’s car accident.
Hogan and his wife appear on the VH1 reality show “Hogan Knows Best” with their two children.