Hulk Hogan made his career inside a wrestling ring.
Now, he tells People Magazine that he still loves the woman to whom he gave a wedding ring years ago.
"I unconditionally love my wife, even though we're not together anymore," Hogan said. "The Linda that I know was a great mother and a great person."
As celebrity gossip followers know, the Hogan have been through more than your average family:
- Nick Bollea was jailed for reckless driving;
- Hulk cheated on Linda with Christiane Plante, a friend of his daughter;
- Linda reacted to the above situation by filing for divorce - and then publicly dating a 19-year that went to school with Nick and Brooke Hogan;
Hulk Hogan actually admits that the family's participation on the VH1 reality show, Hogan Knows Best, may have been a mistake (are you listening, Denise Richards?):
"I just think the reality show amplified the problems that were already there."
After having a strained relationship for awhile with Brooke Hogan, Hulk says things are okay now. As long as he stops sleeping with her friends.
"Brooke has gone through a range of emotions," he said. "She was a little confused about who everybody was, and maybe had misinformation, but right now Brooke understands who I am, and who her mom is, and what's real and not real. She's doing real well now."
Having her issues openly discussed in a major magazine can only help in that recovery.