Former 'Baywatch' Hunk Hasselhoff Files for Divorce
January 13, 2006

Laughter has turned to tears for David Hasselhoff and his wife of 16 years, Pamela. Although their marriage has been full of ups and down, just three weeks ago, the couple was all smiles at the Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. So why the sudden and impending divorce?

Only "Extra" has obtained a copy of the divorce papers David filed late Thursday, which cite irreconcilable differences. But Friday morning, Pamela filed papers of her own. In his papers, David asks for physical custody of their two teenage daughters, and he does not want to pay spousal support.

On the flip side, Pamela wants custody of the kids and is asking the court to give David only monitored visitation.

But the big question remains: what will happen to Hasselhoff's "Baywatch" fortune, once estimated at more than $100 million?

"Extra" spotted Hasselhoff Friday at the funeral of legendary singer Lou Rawls, but David wasn't talking.

In the past, Hasselhoff hasn't been so tight-lipped about one subject: his alcoholism that led to a DUI arrest in 2004. "My going to rehab I think it's the best thing that ever happened to me because it really kind of woke me up," Hasselhoff said.

To add more trauma to the drama, the couple survived a near fatal motorcycle crash. Afterward, Pamela told the cameras, "I'm just glad I'm walking."

Sadly, their 16-year marriage couldn't survive. Today, the Hasselhoffs will be looking elsewhere for a shoulder to lean on as they become the latest casualty in Hollywood's spreading divorce epidemic.

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