LATEST: Wrestling star Hulk Hogan's wife has been trying to repair the damage of her crumbling marriage for months - but was forced to file for divorce as a last resort. Linda Bollea submitted legal documents in Florida's Pinellas County Court last week (ends25Nov07) seeking a permanent separation from her husband, whose real name is Terry Bollea. The sports star was apparently "shocked" when informed of the split on Friday (23Nov07) by a reporter from local newspaper the St. Petersburg Times. But according to fresh reports, it is he who has been reluctant to make it work with 48-year-old Linda. A source tells website TMZ.com, "She keeps saying to him 'Can't we find a way to make this work?' She doesn't want to see the family break up. She really wants to work it out with him. But it is like pushing up against a brick wall. She is heartbroken about it." The papers do not state a reason for the divorce. The couple has been married for 23 years following their 1983 wedding, and have two kids, 19-year-old Brooke and 17-year-old Nick.