Crocodile Dundee Splits From Wife and Malibu Mansion

By Peter Sarmas on 25 Oct 2013
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After 23 years of marriage, Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan will be re-entering the world of bachelorhood.

Co-star Linda Hogan has filed for divorce, stating that the split is due to ‘irreconcilable differences.’

The pair met on the set of Crocodile Dundee in 1986, and were married in 1990. This will be the star’s third divorce, and practically the first time he’s been single since the age of 18.

Many will remember the final split between Hogan and his first wife, Noelene Edwards, as one of the ugliest celebrity divorces in Australian history.

As well as reverting to her maiden name, Linda Hogan is petitioning for spousal support and joint custody of the couple’s 15 year old son, Chance.

Signs that there was trouble in paradise first became noted when the pair sold their Malibu mansion to fellow Australian, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth. Hogan bought the home in 2012, and has now sold it for $4.8 million.

The home covers 6,000 square feet; ample room for Hemsworth’s growing family. Boasting spectacular white oak floorboards, the mansion includes plenty of windows to gaze at the immaculate beachfront views. This was sure to be one of the dealmakers for Hemsworth, who spent a lot of time living in Australia’s beachside town of Philip Island.

Thick hedging in the front provides much needed privacy for the couple. The home consists of five bedrooms, as well as a separate guest house.

The couple are planning to covert the top floor into a study so that they can use the space to work from home. The property also includes a 21 metre pool, custom cabinetry and an oversized garage.

But everyone is now wondering what will happen to Hogan’s second mansion in Santa Barbara. The property was put on the market in early 2012. Hogan stated that he “had two properties in the LA region, and didn’t need one of them.”

However, he didn’t receive many offers, and put his Malibu home on the market instead.

Now, his soon to be ex-wife Linda is petitioning for half of the couple’s assets. Hogan’s net assets are estimated to be worth roughly $20 million, so she will no doubt live comfortably after the split.

The couple’s Santa Barbara home is a reconstructed 1860s farmhouse. They requested that the windowpanes be made of hand-blown glass to match those of the original structure.

The property also consists of a pool, and a large porch with breathtaking garden views.

Architect Jack Warner said that “whole rooms were designed around the furniture,” and that it was a rare thing to have the furnishings before the house.

We can only hope the divorce is in no way similar to Hogan’s split from his first wife. Hogan’s manager, Douglas Urbanski, told Daily News that the couple have been working things out “amicably.”

But who knows what will happen when it comes to the settlement of the Santa Barbara mansion.

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Peter Sarmas is a Certified Property Investment Advisor (PIAA) and Vendor/Buyer Advocate. Before becoming the founder of Street News, Peter completed a Degree in Applied Science (Chemistry) and a Graduate Diploma in Property Valuations (Hons). Peter believes property investing is a major and potentially risky undertaking. In his view, everyone should have an independent person acting on their behalf when seeking property investment advice.

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