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Paul Hogan didn't speak to ex-wife for 17 years

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Paul Hogan didn't speak to ex-wife for 17 years

Paul Hogan didn't speak to his ex-wife Noelene Edwards for 17 years after their divorce.

The 76-year-old comedian left Noelene in 1990 in favour of a relationship with Linda Kozlowski - his co-star in the hit comedy 'Crocodile Dundee'.

Despite the pair previously putting on a united front for the five children that they have together, Noelene now claims that the pair didn't end on good terms and that Paul shut her out of his life completely for 17 years.

Noelene, also 76, told Woman's Day magazine: "He doesn't speak to me."

The news comes after Noelene recently discovered that television bosses are making a new TV show about Paul's life, which will feature elements of their life together. The biopic programme will be called 'Hoges' after Paul's nickname, and will air in Australia later this year. Justine Clarke will play Noelene in the biopic, with former 'Neighbours' star Josh Lawson taking on the role of Paul himself.

It's not all doom and gloom though, as Noelene has previously joked about her divorce, saying that Linda, 58, wouldn't have as much fun with him as she did.

She said previously: "I had him when he was young, virile and handsome. He's still got a good butt and good legs, but [Linda]'s got him in older times when all he wants to do is sit around the house and not go out. I was the one who had the best years of his life."

Noelene remarried in 2000 to Reg Stretton, whilst Paul and Linda divorced in 2014. Speaking previously, Paul admitted that he "hasn't given up" on love just yet.

He said: "The secret to love and women is -- if you're lucky, you get a good one, and they stick around. If you're real lucky, they'll stick around for a long time. If not, you move on. But I haven't given up."