Jennifer McDaniel’s story is a perfect case study of when a person marries into the right family. She led a largely public undocumented life until she married one of the richest wrestlers to ever grace television screens across the country – Hulk Hogan.
McDaniel is a makeup artist, but today, she is much more than that, as her public profile continues to rise.
Jennifer McDaniel’s Biography, Age
Jennifer was born on May 13, 1974. Besides her date of birth, there is no available source online, substantiated or otherwise, that gives information about Jennifer’s life before she became intimate with her wrestler husband. Also, her family information: parents, siblings, place of birth, education, etc remain a secret.
Jennifer’s husband, Hulk, has been married before Jennifer. Hulk’s previous marriage was to a woman named Linda Claridge. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, married Linda in 1983. The union produced two children. The first, a daughter, Brooke Hogan was born in 1988, and a son, Nick Hogan, followed in 1990. The marriage was going strong and Hogan even started a reality television series Hogan Knows Best, detailing his life and that of his family.
However, the marriage started to shake when claims began making the rounds that Hogan was sleeping around. A woman named Christiane Plante claimed, during a 2007 interview with the National Enquirer that the wrestler had had an affair with her. This led the marriage down a torrid path until Linda finally filed for divorce in November of the same year. She cited her husband’s infidelity as her reason for seeking an annulment.
Hulk who denied the allegations of infidelity suffered an extensive wipe out during the divorce settlements. He was only able to keep about 30 percent of the couple’s liquid assets valued at around $10 million. He even considered committing suicide but later recovered with the help of a friend, Laila Ali, and his newfound love with Jennifer McDaniel.
Jennifer McDaniel’s Relationship With Hulk Hogan
Jennifer was already in a relationship with the wrestling icon in early 2008, long before his divorce with Linda Claridge was finalized.
Jennifer’s relationship with the wrestling icon has been under serious backlash since its inception. For one, many people believed that it was inappropriate for her to be dating a man who was still in the thick of divorce proceedings. Others believed her to be a gold digger who was only after Hogan’s influence and money. Some others just believed the union was not proper, given the 18-year age difference between the two. However, the two stuck together and didn’t let people and the media get to them.
After the completion of the divorce, Jennifer and Hogan got engaged in November 2009 and tied the knot on December 14, 2010. The intimate ceremony was held at Clearwater, Florida, in the backyard of Hogan’s house with only friends and family present.
By the reason of this union, Jennifer did not only get a husband; she inherited an entire family, complete with two stepchildren – Brooke and Nick. The kids who seem to bear no ill will towards Jennifer were also in attendance at the wedding ceremony. Hogan’s intimate wedding went soar when the paparazzi tried to get a picture of Jennifer and her husband. One of Hogan’s bodyguards intervened and tried to stop them and this quickly degenerated into a fight. Eventually, the cops had to be called in although no one was arrested.
If there is one thing that is clear about Jennifer and her husband, it is that they are both fitness freaks. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons they connected back in 2008. Hogan who was a professional wrestler at the time needed to keep his body fit and McDaniel was almost always right there with him. The couple has been spotted on numerous occasions making their way to the gym.
In 2012, a sex tape was leaked involving Hogan and a woman named Heather Clem. This sparked a chain of events with rumors, media speculation, lawsuits, and everything in between. However, Jennifer went in the opposite direction from what Hogan’s ex-wife did. She stayed with him and supported him throughout the debacle. Despite the vast age difference between the two, Jennifer has stuck to Hogan like glue and supported him through thick and thin. She even has a tattoo of his birth name “Terry” on her left wrist.
The couple lives in Tampa, Florida, and Beverly Hills, California. They are social animals and are often seen together shopping or at parties, etc.
Height and body measurements
Jennifer’s height is not intimidating like her hubby’s but she definitely stands tall. She stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) off the ground and maintains a healthy body weight of around 62 kg. Nothing else is known about her body measurements.