PAUL Hogan, 78, is reportedly “stunned” after reports that his ex-wife, Linda Kozlowski, 59, has married her Moroccan business partner Moulay Hafid Babaa.
The pair, who have been spotted wearing gold wedding rings, have been dating for four years.
Globe magazine said Hogan was shocked to learn of his ex-wife’s marriage. He and Kozlowski are parents to son, Chance.
“He wants Linda to be happy, but probably wishes she was with him. There is still a part of him that will always love Linda and he maybe thought they’d still end up together,” a mutual friend told the magazine.
Hogan and Kozlowski met on the set of the 1986 classic Crocodile Dundee and were together for 24 years before she filed for divorce in 2014 citing irreconcilable differences.
Mr Babaa is a Moroccan tour guide with a company called Dream My Destiny, which he co-founded with Kozlowski.
Hogan’s manager Douglas Urbanski told Mail Online his client was happy for Kozlowski.
“Paul is genuinely delighted at Linda’s news and wishes her all happiness in her new relationship. For real,” he said.
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and son Chance not long before they split. Picture: Thorpe Rupert
The twice-divorced mother-of-four is known for her love of throwing extravagant soirees, particularly her annual New Year’s Eve party, so her third trip up the aisle was no different.
According to the Daily Mail, a barn at her home in the Cotswolds was transformed into a purpose-built party with flowers adorning the ceilings and walls.
The who’s who on the guestlist included former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, Blur’s Alex James, News UK stalwart Rebekah Brooks, art collector Poju Zabludowicz and her sister-in-law, Sarah Murdoch.
It comes just over a year after Rupert said “I do” for the fourth time to Texan model Jerry Hall, 61, in a low-key marriage ceremony at Fleet Street’s historic ‘Journalists’ Church’ in London. Elisabeth acted as a bridesmaid for her step-mother, former wife of Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.
Numerous celebrities attended including composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, musician Bob Geldof and actors Richard E. Grant and Michael Cain.
Elisabeth is Rupert’s second eldest daughter, and his first child with his second wife Anna Maria Torv, 73. They also had two sons — Lachlan, 45, and James, 44.
The News Corporation boss is also father to Prudence, 59, with his first wife Patricia Booker, and Grace, 15, and Chloe, 14, with his third wife, Wendi Deng, 48.
Elisabeth’s first husband was Elkin Pianim, a Dutch-Ghanaian economist, whom she married in LA in 1993 and divorced in 1998.
She also married PR guru Matthew Freud, the great-grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and nephew of artist Lucian, in 2001. They split in 2014.
They pair have been together for at least two years. Photo: Sue Webster
In a picture tweeted to Elon Musk’s 8.3 million followers, actress Amber Heard is leaning casually on the billionaire inventor’s shoulder at the Gold Coast, Musk sporting a lipstick kiss on his cheek.
The tweet and Instagram post seems at odds with Musk’s general behaviour on social media, as most of his posts appear focused on his business projects rather than his personal life.
So why post such an intimate photograph?
Curtin University Associate Professor in internet studies Tama Leaver said Musk’s post was far from a casual snap.
“I think both of them have probably discussed and thought carefully about wanting this relationship to be public, and I think this is a fairly canny way of doing that,” he said.
“I think for both of them this will satisfy any local newspapers that needed an image.
“They’re obviously happy with their relationship being public and I think a statement like this often does suggest that there’s actually been a bit of history to this relationship, it’s something they want people to know about and I don’t think you could craft an image better.”
It’s the first time the couple have publicly posted about their relationship on social media.
According to Page Six, rumours of a Heard and Musk relationship began during the northern hemisphere summer last year when they were seen together on a couple of occasions.
“Amber Heard in particular, the last time she was in Australia was memorable for all the wrong reasons,” Dr Leaver said
“It’s a good thing that she’s not surrounded by a strange controversy about small dogs.”
Dr Leaver said the images – Heard tweeted a different image from the same night – were a good way for the couple to spread a positive message about their relationship.
“Looking at the image that went with that, he’s got lipstick on his cheek so it’s not meant to be in any way ambiguous.
“I think it’s one of those elated public statements of intimacy more than anything else, and I think that’s quite important for both of them,” he said.
“To some extent it’s a very provocative image, because it does suggest that this isn’t just dinner, this is a lot more so I think that it’s done quite a lot with a single image.”
The photograph is some excellent publicity for the restaurant too, but Dr Leaver said that was more a coincidence than a concerted marketing effort.
“It’s certainly not going to do the restaurant any harm … I think Elon Musk is one of those people that has an extremely positive social media following so that certainly will do them some good.”
Dr Leaver said it was highly unlikely the restaurant paid for the exposure – especially given the fact that Moo Moo’s Twitter account was not tagged – but also because it was not something Musk would do.
“I think it would be more detrimental to him as sort of an entity to bother promoting a restaurant,” he said.
There was also speculation about whether Musk would mix business with pleasure while in Australia – a Tesla spokesperson told the AFR the visit was non-official, but tech site Gizmodo has suggested other reasons Musk could be in town.
Filming for the DC Comics feature has been under way at the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast and at locations around the south-east of the state, and the film is scheduled for international release next year.