After two marriages that both ended in divorce, Paul Hogan took a look back at his life and loves during an interview for Australian television.
The 79-year-old “Crocodile Dundee” star got candid about his marriages when speaking with “Australian Story” .
“I’m not a great husband,” he admitted. “I’m good early.”
During the interview, Hogan recalled meeting his first wife, Noelene Edwards, when he was a teenager working as a lifeguard at a swimming pool.
Married in 1958, they separated in 1981 but got back together the following year, ultimately staying together until 1990.
“I was a massive flirt, I liked her and she liked me and we got married,” Hogan said. “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.”
Hogan shot to international stardom with the success of his 1986 blockbuster “Crocodile Dundee”, for which he starred and developed the story. It was during filming that he met the woman who would be his next wife, co-star Linda Kozlowski.
“She thought I was a little bit aloof, or a little bit, closed,” Hogan said of Kozlowski’s first impression when they initially met.
According to the film’s director, Peter Faiman, it was hardly love at first sight for Hogan and Kozlowski, who were “at odds” throughout the filming.
“As it turns out this rather difficult association manifested itself into a closer and closer and closer relationship through the movie,” Faiman told the show. “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.”
As the intensity of their feelings for each other grew, Hogan’s friend Delvene Delaney noted that Kozlowski was “worried about” what would happen next.
“She knew Paul was married,” Delaney said. “But it was unstoppable.”
The pair married in 1990 after he divorced Edwards. The two had one son together, Chance, before she filed for divorce in 2013.
You can watch the entire interview above.