Dennis Hopper's daughter divorce
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 January 2010
Cancer-stricken actor Dennis Hopper's daughter is reportedly behind his plans to divorce his wife of 14 years, Victoria Duffy
Dennis Hopper's daughter is reportedly behind his plans to divorce.
The cancer-stricken actor - who is believed to have just weeks left to live - recently announced plans to legally end his 14-year marriage to Victoria Duffy, but insiders insist his eldest child Marin, 47, from a previous marriage, is heavily involved in the process.
A source told the Huffington Post newspaper: "It's so horrible, Dennis is at home, Victoria and Galen - his six-year-old daughter with her - are living there as well, and Marin is pulling her father out of his bed and driving him to the divorce lawyers. The poor guy has no idea what is going on. Even his lawyers are telling people he is on painkillers and is essentially sleeping all the time.
"Marin has always hated Victoria. If she can get her father to reject Victoria on his deathbed, and get more money in the process, she'll be the happiest woman in Los Angeles."
Sources close to Victoria also believe Dennis is acting under duress because he is too heavily medicated to make key decisions.
One insider said: "He is mentally incapacitated from the enormous amounts of medication he is on given his state.
"It's truly a tragedy. And sadly, it's all about the money and who inherits what. This is about getting Victoria out of the will, nothing more, nothing less."
However, friends of the 73-year-old actor insist it was his decision to divorce Victoria, 41, because of her demanding nature.
One pal told the New York Post newspaper: "Dennis told me, 'I've worked so hard to give Victoria everything she wanted, but it only fuelled her appetite for more and more luxury.' "
In a statement, the actor said: "I wish Victoria the best, but I only want to spend these difficult days surrounded by my children and close friends."
Dennis has four children from his five marriages.