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Hulk Hogan marries; security guard tussles with photographer

CLEARWATER — When his divorce from his first wife was finalized a year and half ago, Hulk Hogan said he was looking forward to his "new life" with 35-year-old girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel.

On Tuesday, the Hulkster and his new love made it official when they tied the knot in Clearwater Beach.

At 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, posted a picture of a diamond-studded wedding ring on his Facebook page with the caption, "This time were really gonna make history!"

Congratulations immediately started pouring in from fans.

Hogan, 57, also seemed to allude to the fact that a scuffle broke out at the ceremony with his post: "Man, when you least expect it, it still gets crazy as he'll (sic). What a day! HH"

Clearwater police said they were called to a Clearwater Beach home near where Bollea was getting married about 5:30 p.m.

The home on Eldorado Avenue where officers were dispatched is near the house that Terry and Linda Bollea formerly owned, which according to property appraiser records, was sold by Linda Bollea in March. The wedding was on the beach in the area of that home, police said.

Responding officers broke up a fight between a photographer, 35-year-old Robert Martinez, and 41-year-old Ron Howard, who was providing security for the Bolleas.

Howard had confronted Martinez, who had come to the back of the house to try to get photos or video of the wedding ceremony, police said.

After police intervened, both Howard and Martinez "agreed to stop and leave the area without incident," police said.

No one was arrested.

Martinez left, then went to the Clearwater police main station and asked for a supervisor to make a complaint that no police report had been taken.

An officer explained that a report had been taken and gave the report number to Martinez.

Bollea and his ex-wife Linda divorced in July 2009 after more than 20 years of marriage.

TMZ reported that the Bollea's children, Brooke and Nick, attended Tuesday's ceremony.

Nick Bollea was in court Wednesday morning in Pinellas County, asking a judge to release him early from probation. The motion was denied.

Bollea was sentenced to eight months in jail, five years of probation and 500 hours of community service in May 2008 after he pleaded no contest to a charge of reckless driving with serious bodily injury.

The case stemmed from the August 2007 accident in which Nick's friend and passenger, John Graziano, was critically injured when Bollea lost control of his Toyota Supra and crashed into a palm tree in Clearwater.

Hulk Hogan marries; security guard tussles with photographer 12/15/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:58pm]

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