Dennis Hopper: Battling Cancer, Divorcing Wife

English: Dennis Hopper at the Cannes Film Fest...

English: Dennis Hopper at the Cannes Film Festival in France.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dennis Hopper has been battling prostate cancer since last fall, so it seems to be odd timing that the 73 year old Easy Rider actor would file for divorce from his wife of fourteen years. Said wife is Victoria Duffy, 42, who was an actress when she and Hopper got married on April 12, 1996. The two have a 6-year-old daughter named Galen, who Duffy is seeking joint legal and physical custody of. Hopper issued a statement saying, “I wish Victoria the best, but only want to spend these difficult days surrounded by my children and close friends.”

Fair enough, but it’s safe to say that money has a considerable impact on the divorce. Hopper cited “irreconcilable differences,” typical for most celebrity (and otherwise) divorces. Hopper’s rep, of course, says the couple was “having trouble” but was still living together. Note, however, that Hopper’s 47-year-old daughter Marin is Hopper’s rep, and claims she “has always hated Victoria.” It seems there’s a bit more to the story than we know…

Sources:, Digital


One thought on “Dennis Hopper: Battling Cancer, Divorcing Wife

  1. Wow! He could knock her up at 67??Anyway, I found it surprising that he and his wife are getting divorced while he is battling this vicious disease. They must have been having some serious trouble because Victoria Duffy is divorcing a sick man, who needs to be surrounded by loved ones right now.


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