According to TMZ and Yahoo! Celebrity, 74-year old Australian actor Paul Hogan and his American-born “Crocodile Dundee” leading lady, actress Linda Kozlowski, are divorcing after 24 years of marriage. Kozlowski had filed for the divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” In fact, the divorce was finalized on Wednesday by a California judge. In the divorce settlement, Paul Hogan was allowed to keep his Jeep as well as his home in Venice, California.
The catch is that his now ex-wife can continue to live in the house for the next four years, or until she gets married again. She can also purchase the house from Hogan for about one and a half million dollars. The 56-year old Linda Kozlowski was awarded a lump sum of $5.775 million dollars. Linda keeps her Mini Cooper and her jewelry. Hogan was not ordered to pay alimony. He will continue to hold the rights to his “Crocodile Dundee” character and he retains ownership of his film production company.
The couple are the parents of 15-year old son, Chance. Neither of the parents must pay child support, but they will share custody of their son. The two met on the set of the original action-comedy “Crocodile Dundee” movie, which was released in 1986. Hogan was then married to his first (and second) wife, Noelene Edwards with whom he had five children. After divorcing Edwards for the second time, Hogan tied the knot with Kozlowski in 1990. The film became a successful franchise when it spawned two sequels: “Crocodile Dundee II” and “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles,” both co-starring Hogan and Kozlowski.