Smile, Hoff! Smile! And take all the selfies you want! It’s certainly time to rejoice. Things are on the up and up for a true Hollywood star. The man who had a talking car and brought down the Berlin Wall with just the power of his voice has finally been treated like the treasure he is. A judge has granted him his request to reduce spousal support to his ex-wife, Pamela Bach.
In May, David Hasselhoff’s lawyers filed papers in court asking that a judge reduce the $21k a month he’s been paying Pamela since they split in 2006. The Hoff claimed that he wasn’t raking in money the way he used to and wanted to retire, but couldn’t if he had to continue paying that amount. Pamela shouted “liar” and claimed he’s worth somewhere around $120 million. However, TMZ is reporting that The Hoff and Pamela reached a settlement and he’s now going to fork over $10k a month.
This must have been one messy headache of a fight because in the papers the judge wrote a note saying, “Thank you for the agreement!” I’m not particularly familiar with the legal system, but when a judge writes a note in official documents thanking the parties for letting him get on with his life, you have to assume that shit hit levels even a Hollywood judge couldn’t stomach.
The Hoff’s latest show, Hoff The Record, is enough of a hit over in the UK that there’s been a second season that started in May, so clearly things are looking up for him. Between this gracious judge, Pamela coming to her senses and a hit show, I’d say the only was is up. It’s time for a Hoff comeback and given who’s in the spotlight now, I’d say it couldn’t come sooner.