Hulk Hogan Says He Is 'Trying to Stay Positive'
He believes son Nick will be exonerated, and won't rule out a reconciliation with Linda
Hulk Hogan has had a difficult few months, but remains hopeful that things will work themselves out when it comes to his son Nick and his wife Linda.
“We’re going to be very happy when the truth really comes out of what really happened, instead of all the speculation,” the former wrestler, 54, tells Access Hollywood of his son Nick’s troubles.
Nick Hogan, 17, faces criminal charges including reckless driving after an Aug. 26 car crash left a friend of his severely injured.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, also discusses his wife Linda, who recently filed for divorce after 24 years of marriage. Despite the legal proceedings that are under way, Hogan says he still loves Linda and won’t rule out a reunion.
“I love my family, and I love my wife to death, and I just don’t know what tomorrow’s going to bring,” he says. “I’m just trying to stay positive and stay focused and stay busy.”
Of a possible reconciliation, he says, “There’s always a chance. You can never say never.”
One thing that’s keeping Hogan busy: his new gig hosting NBC’s big revival of American Gladiators. “The audience in here [at the tapings] is like being at Madison Square Garden,” he says.
The most popular contestant with the fans so far: Laila Ali, the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. “She gets her own cult following,” Hogan says, “and they’re just as crazy as the Hulk-a-maniacs.”