Linda Hogan has spoken out about the sex tape featuring her ex-husband, Hulk Hogan, and another woman, a clip of which hit the internet earlier this month. (double check that date fact, think it was October)...
During a visit to Access Hollywood Live on Monday, Linda said she was hurt but not surprised to learn Hulk stepped out on their marriage.
"It really is quite an embarrassment for our family. I'm a little devastated, but I'm not really shocked," she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover when asked about the tape. "I knew that he was having affairs and I knew that he was cheating."
"Did you know about this girl?" Kit asked, referring to the other woman.
"I didn't know about this girl," Linda answered.
Linda, 53, said she did watch the tape because she wanted to find out if the taping took place during her marriage to Hulk and if she knew the woman in the video.
"[Watching it] actually did make me upset," she said. "I mean, to watch him in a room with another woman... and at the end of the day he came out and said it was definitely during the time [we were] married.
Adding, "I'm just glad to be away from that and moving on, doing all sorts of fun stuff now."
Speaking of "fun stuff," Linda will be featured in an upcoming episode of TLC's "Brides of Beverly Hills," where she searches for the perfect wedding dress.
Unfortunately, Linda was engaged to Charley Hill when she initially went gown shopping, but the former couple has since broken off their engagement, mainly due to their nearly 30-year age difference (Charley is 24).
"It was sad," she said of the breakup. "He was having growth spurts and growing pains and he wanted to branch out and go out and get a career. It's not fair for me to say this is real life and you live in my shadow. It was time to make a change.
The now-defunct relationship was a positive distraction for Linda as she worked through the pain of her failed marriage to Hulk.
"[Charley] was a good band-aid," she said. "I have to say, not disregarding our relationship because it was very much a real relationship, but I think that when I met him I was in so much drama and devastation over my divorce that being with him was just such a breath of fresh air and it took my eye off the ball, kind of.
"We stayed together for four years, but when I broke up with Charley, it was not only that I was sad about breaking up with and not having a future with him, but the reality of being 53 and being alone and being divorced," she continued. "It really hit home harder because I was kind of hiding behind having Charley to make me feel better."
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