Linda Hogan on Hulk's 'Infidelities' and How She Still Feels 'Sexy'

The former "Hogan Knows Best" star dishes on divorce, family and younger love.

ByABC News via logo
August 9, 2009, 6:46 PM

Aug. 10, 2009 — -- After 24 years of marriage, Linda and Hulk Hogan wrestled in divorce court for nearly two years over an estimated $30 million fortune.

In an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America", Linda Hogan, who starred with her ex-professional wrestler husband in the reality TV show "Hogan Knows Best" says the divorce was not due to the "reality TV "curse" but rather in part because of Hulk's affair with his daughter's best friend.

"There were infidelities. It scared me because I thought 'Oh my God, is that my fault? Is he moving on? Am I just a dumb housewife? Am I too fat, am I too dumb?' You just start doubting yourself and that was really sad," Hogan, 49, said.

Hulk admitted to the affair but maintains that his marriage to his wife was "irrevocably broken and over" at the time, according to his publicist Elizabeth Rosenthal.

"We all worked really hard and way too much to the point where we really didn't have any emotion left. We were just robots functioning on a weird level," Linda Hogan said.

Hogan moved on. Last year she began dating Charlie Hill, who is nearly 30 years her junior and went to high school with her daughter. Although she admits her relationship with Hill is "definitely weird," Hogan says she loves him.

"He's a great friend and a good soul and a great support system for me," Hogan said.

And Hogan isn't bothered by the "cougar queen" headlines in the tabloids.

"It's kind of a fad now, it's cool. I'm finally in style because they really knock me about how bad I dress," said Hogan, admitting that she shops for clothes at Wal-mart and K-Mart.

"To be honest with you when all that started happening, all the allegations that I'm a cougar, I said 'could somebody please tell me why cougar, why not lioness?'" she asked.

As for the accusations that she is a "gold digger" or "low class," Hogan brushes those off, too.

"I was a manicurist, my husband was a struggling wrestler. We had nothing, " Hogan said. "Low class? Well, maybe the way I dress but that would be all. I have blond hair, long acrylic nails ... but I wouldn't say low class, just a product of the '80s."