Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski fell in love on Crocodile Dundee. Then Linda lived in ‘Paul’s shadow’.

Linda said that she was the one who had filed for divorce, saying she wanted to be her own person without Paul by her side.

“I lived in Paul’s shadow for many, many years and it’s nice to feel my own light right now,” she said to Sydney Morning Herald. “Honestly, we just naturally grew apart. One of our problems was we really had nothing in common and, over time, that happens to a lot of people.”

In the settlement, Paul received all the rights to his Crocodile Dundee character and the film company, while Linda walked away with a cool one-off payment of $6.25 million. Neither paid child nor spousal support, and shared custody of their son Chance.

For Paul he shared a similar sentiment, saying that in the beginning, their differences attracted them to one another. 

“We were opposites, and we were attracted to each other for a long time. Opposites in everything. From the food we ate, the music we liked, the entertainment we liked, the colours, the clothes, the places, everything, It worked anyway. It was 20 wonderful years, two or three that were sort of like worn out,” he explained to the Sunday Herald at the time.

But as for whether or not it was a ‘failed marriage’, Paul explained that it was a description he disagreed with – because it had been successful for a long time – and ’til death do us part’ doesn’t fit everyone.