Here at hecklerspray, we tend to treat David Hasselhoff with a kind of begrudging admiration – he’s either a genuinely frightening egomaniac or a perfectly self-aware genius. We call this ‘Shatner Syndrome’.
So when we heard that David Hasselhoff and his wife Pamela Bach were to divorce after 16 years we were a bit sad. And not sad in a pretend ‘oh no, Hilary Swank‘s getting a divorce’ way, either. But maybe the divorce will give Hasselhoff more time to indulge in his true love – driving around in cars that are somehow equipped with the voice of Mr Feeney from Boy Meets World.
When you see David Hasselhoff (DVDs) – on Knightrider, on Baywatch, on The
Spongebob Squarepants Movie, in any of the three million e-mail
pictures of him or, if you’re German, on Top Of
The Pops every day since 1984 – you can’t help but think "That’s one
hell of a fun guy."
In fact, David Hasselhoff is a man of such magnetic charisma that women literally throw themselves out of high-storey windows
to attract his attention. But behind the scenes, all has not been going
well for Hasselhoff – he’s filed for divorce from his wife Pamela Bach,
citing irreconcilable differences. And, in true Hollywood style, here’s a publicist’s statement to
repeat exactly what we’ve just written explain what’s going on:
Hasselhoff and his wife Pamela Bach have decided to end their marriage
due to irreconcilable differences, and he has filed for divorce. The
couple have agreed to an amicable settlement."
than that, details are scant – there’s still no word of who will retain
custody of their two teenage daughters, or what caused the divorce.
Hasselhoff has had a long struggle with alcoholism in the past, the
nadir of which came after he checked out of the Betty Ford clinic after
one day in 2002 to go and drink enough to almost kill himself. He was also
arrested and charged with drink driving in 2004. There is no word as to
whether this was in any way linked to Hasselhoff’s divorce.
But it’s not all bad news, because David Hasselhoff is due to start shooting a big budget Knightrider movie later in the year. We’d imagine
that women will be queueing up to fling themselves out of windows for
you again before long, David.
[story by Stuart Heritage]