Published July 30, 2009
After a long, very public proceeding, Hulk Hogan and former wife Linda Bollea finalized their divorce and reached an undisclosed settlement on Monday evening. While the terms were not made public, the couple’s net worth in 2008 was believed to be between $26 million and $32 million (as filed in court) and it sounds as though Mrs. Bollea walked away with quite the bulk of funds.
"Linda received an outstanding settlement result and I think both parties had compromised but Linda is extremely happy with the settlement," her attorney Ray Rafool told Tarts. "It was bittersweet and it was also a relief and as Linda said, in every grey cloud there is a silver lining so I think for both of them, they were very relieved to be on the same page and they were very relieved that they would have this chapter of their life behind them."
And it turns out that Hulk was the one who reached out to his wife of 25 years to make peace.
"Hulk is the one that originally came to Linda and said lets try to put this whole case aside and lets resolve this, essentially Hulk was the one that came to us with this peace offering which we gladly accepted," Rafool added. "He said he still loves Linda and he's happy that they're forever getting this resolved. These people are business partners now and will be business partners in the future."
While the divorced duo will still have a professional relationship, the semi-retired celebrity wrestler still wants some sort of personal relationship too.
"Hulk is looking forward to moving on with his life and is very hopeful that he and Linda can maintain a friendship and work together as parents to their two children," a rep for Hogan told Tarts.
Jessica Simpson just broke up with Tony Romo, but that wasn’t stopping the starlet from stepping out into the Hollywood Hills home of jeweler Pascal Mouawad for Monday night’s listening party her father’s new singing prodigy, An Ya (who is signed to Papa Joe Records label).
Donning a short black dress with stilettos, Simpson appeared to be in high spirits -- and even though she never did get a rock from Romo she managed to walk away with a beautiful 5 carat diamond ring from Pascal’s black and white collection.
And it seems Miss Simpson has a new sibling -- sort of.
"An Ya is the net big pop star," Joe predicted. "She’s part of the family now."
Lindsay Lohan arrived typically late and typically took advantage of getting goodies for free. The troubled Tinseltowner scored a 4-carat piece from the Rosetta Collection, but was surprisingly on her best behavior -- sticking to AMP Energy Drinks and refraining from even a sip of alcohol.
Pop Tarts also spotted Ellen DeGeneres, Portia DeRossi and Sheryl Crowe who all stopped by the party before heading next door to another bash at the home of Mike Meyer’s ex wife.
Tom Petty puffing away on his tobacco-free SmokeStik throughout the screening of "Paris, Not France" in Los Angeles last Wednesday.
Owen Wilson happily eating at "To Go" at Citarella’s East Hampton grocery store on Thursday.
Paris Hilton partying with sis Nicky and her beau Dave Katzenberg at Whiskey Blue inside the W Los Angeles-Westwood last Thursday night.
Chris Daughtry hanging out at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego before performing for the likes of Milo Ventimiglia and Zachary Levi at the Wrath of Con party Friday night in Float, the hotel’s rooftop bar.
Fergie performing for birthday boy SLASH at BARE POOL LOUNGE in Vegas on Friday before he hit up JET Nightclub at the Mirage where he celebrated with Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford and a guitar-shaped birthday cake.
Dan Aykroyd stopping in to Turtle Crossing in East Hampton on Friday evening to introduce his new vodka, Crystal Head Vodka, packaged in a unique skull shaped glass bottle to diners.
Super skinny Lindsay Lohan showing up to the Silverspoon Beach House in Malibu with a whole pizza to eat for herself on Saturday afternoon.
Jeremy Piven celebrating his birthday at his Malibu home on Saturday by banging on his drums while listening to his hired singer.
Mila Kunis, Jason Bateman and Jamie Kennedy lounging around the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on Saturday. Meanwhile, Wesley Snipes was spotted digging into hash browns, bagels with cream cheese, fries and turkey at Maryjane's inside the hotel.
Michelle Rodriguez shopping at Fred Segal Fun in Santa Monica for over an hour on Saturday afternoon.
The HollyRod Foundation honoring Michael J. Fox with the Matthew T. Robinson Courage Award at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday evening.
Snoop Dogg partying and performing at the Kandy Vegas Lingerie Ball at Palms Pool & Bungalows inside Palms Casino Resort Saturday night.
Holly Madison dining with a posse of pals at Simon Palms Place in Vegas on Sunday.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson wandering around the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.
Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson and Top Chef Sam Talbot stopping by the BBQ for the Mercedes-Benz Hamptons Road Rallye to benefit The Retreat, which supports victims of domestic violence, on Sunday.
A suddenly large Kevin Federline hanging out at the second annual Ryan Sheckler X Games Celebrity Skins Classic in Coto de Caza, CA on Monday alongside Verne Troyer, Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Tito Ortiz, Cary Hart and Kelly Slater.
Blake Lively donning Treesje's Jovi handbag on the set of Gossip Girl in NYC's Upper West side on Monday.
Meryl Streep chatting to friends at Mann's Theater in Westwood on Monday night before a special screening of "Julie & Julia."
Shaq tossing the World's Largest Athlete WWE Superstar (the 480lb Big Show) out of the ring at the Verizon Center in DC during his guest host stint at WWE Monday Night RAW.
Gilles Marini and wife Carole enjoying a date night together watching A Night of Chekov Farces starring Svetlana Metkina at the Lee Strasberg Theatre on Monday night.
Steven Spielberg dining with two of his children at East Hamptons eatery Turtle Crossing on Monday night. The kids shared a slab of ribs and French fries, while Steven had a pulled chicken sandwich and coleslaw.
Cyndi Lauper taking a break from rehearsals for her "Girls Night Out" tour with Rosie O’Donnell to bring her son to the Green Day show at Madison Square Garden Monday night.
Newly engaged couple The Dream and Christina Milian stealing kisses and singing along to Keri Hilson’s performance of ‘Knock You Down’ at the GREY GOOSE Entertainment presents Rising Icons launch at 1OAK on Monday night.
Donald and Melania Trump waving to fans at Katy Perry's concert in NYC on Tuesday night. Rhianna also attended donning dark shades and Perry even dedicated "Thinking Of You" to the starlet.