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"I'm Not A Great Husband": 'Crocodile Dundee' Star Paul Hogan Knows He's At Fault For His 2 Failed Marriages

Date September 30, 2019 16:02

Paul Hogan is best known to fans as the brave and charismatic star of Crocodile Dundee. He was able to achieve massive fame through his career, but his personal life leaves much to be desired.

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Hogan's first marriage to Noelene Edwards collapsed in 1986 due to him falling in love and eventually marrying his co-star Linda Kozlowski. But their union didn't last either and Linda filed for divorce out of the blue in 2013.

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Insight into Paul Hogan's fail at love

Paul Hogan met his first wife Noelene while working as a lifeguard at a swimming pool. He was 19 when they married in 1958. In a way, Hogan admitted in an interview with PEOPLE the relationship pushed him to mature:

I was a massive flirt, I liked her and she liked me and we got married. I had my first son at 19. I had three sons by the time I was 22, so I had to grow up very fast.

The couple had five children together: sons Brett, Todd, Scott and Clay as well as daughter Lauren. Still, they weren't meant to last.

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First sign of trouble was the couples divorce in 1981. They did, however, remarry in 1982 after settling their difference, but it didn't last long. In 1986, Paul and Noelene decided to split again which became knows as one of the ugliest celebrity divorces in Australia.

Paul even admitted he couldn't handle being married:

I’m not a great husband. I’m good early.

The reason for Paul's failed marriage was his Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski. Hogan said they didn't like each other at first:

She thought I was a little bit aloof, or a little bit, closed.

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But something happened during their work together. Director Peter Faiman witnessed Paul and Linda falling in love:

As it turns out this rather difficult association manifested itself into a closer and closer and closer relationship through the movie. We shot the movie in sequence so as the movie went on they understood each other better. In a strange way, a lot of what we saw on-air was true life.

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In addition, Kozlowski was fully aware and afraid of Paul's marital status. The actor's friend shared the following:

She knew Paul was married. But it was unstoppable.

Linda and Paul tied the knot in 1990, the same year he finalized his divorce from Noelene. The couple had a son together and stayed married for 23 years.

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Kozlowski initiated the divorce citing irreconcilable differences. She remarried in 2017. Paul Hogan remains single to this day.