Paul’s ex and his wife Linda put aside their differences to support him, reports Louise Jones.
The two women at the centre of Australia’s ugliest showbiz divorce have gone into battle again – but this time it’s for the same team.
Bitter love rivals Noelene Hogan and Linda Kozlowski have called a truce after 20 years, with both publicly supporting the man they have loved, Paul Hogan. The actor who played Mick “Crocodile” Dundee is a prisoner in his home country, banned from leaving by the tax office due to an alleged unpaid tax bill of over $100 million.
Now Hoges’ ex-wife, Noelene, and the woman he left her for, his American Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda, have put aside their long-standing differences to support the 70-year-old larrikin, who is facing time in jail.
While Linda, 52, and the couple’s son Chance, 12, are preparing for a mercy dash to Australia, Noelene has come out swinging for her former husband, telling friends Hoges has more than repaid his debt to this country.
“Just leave him alone, he put Australia on the map,” Noelene says. “I hope he’s OK. As an Aussie I’m very proud of him.”