The love story of Heather Clem and the famous Bubba the Love Sponge host is no doubt an unconventional one. Their relationship went through a rocky path and had its ups and downs after the infamous sex video linking her to former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was released.
Outside the viral sex scandal which further made her famous, Heather was already known for an accomplished and outstanding career as a show host and someone who loves to keep fit. Learn more facts about Heather Clem and her raunchy past with Hogan.
Basic Facts To Know About Heather Clem
Best known as the former second wife of radio presenter Bubba Clem, Heather Clem is a famous American TV personality and model. As an actress, she is best known for her role in a good number of hit-films, some of which include Crafting with Connie and The Merman Prince for El Presidente Emperor Warlord!
She is an American born on July 1, 1974, in an eastern U.S. state – West Virginia. Heather was raised in West Virginia and she practices Christianity. There is no information about her parents and siblings, but as for her education, she was a student at the University of Arizona.
Heather grew up to become a charming young woman who worked hard to earn the place she currently occupies in life. Although we know nothing about how the star started, it’s no surprise to find her in the entertainment industry. Her popularity earned her roles in several movies and TV shows. During her time as an actress, she also doubled as an assistant director in some of her projects.
Following her split from her ex-husband, Heather decided to drop the Clem name and now goes by the name Heather Cole.
She Is Financially Stable
Despite being a popular figure, Heather Clem managed to keep her net worth away from the public for a while. While she was still the wife of Bubba the Love Sponge, she shared his net worth which was around $6 million.
It is not known how much she earns from her acting roles in shows and movies. However, as of 2020, her net worth is said to be around $1 million. In addition to her on-screen appearances and modeling stint, Clem also has other sources of income that have contributed to overall net worth.
She makes the bulk of her money today as a fitness instructor and a brand influencer. Notably, she promotes fitness brands through her private Instagram page @heatherdcole. She also gets some money from her ex-husband Bubba the Love Sponge; it comes as part of her divorce settlement.
Heather Clem’s Relationship with Her Ex-husband
Heather married Todd Alan Clem popularly known as Bubba the Love Sponge in January 2007. The two got married at the First Baptist Church located in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Hulk Hogan as the best man.
Heather and Clem appeared to live together happily as husband and wife until March 2011 when they separated. Their divorce papers confirming legal separation was released on September 15, 2011. Heather and Clem’s separation appeared to be amicable, and they had no child from their marriage.
Her ex-husband is an Indiana native born in Warsaw. His father was a factory worker while his mother worked as a Warsaw city department head and a school bus driver. He also has a sister whose name is Tara. Todd dropped out of Indiana State University; he intended to become a dentist but later picked up a job as a radio host. He worked with radio stations like WFLZ and WXTB, both located in Tampa, Florida; Howard 101, among many others. He also has a company known as Bubba Radio Network.
The Truth About The Heather-Hogan Sex Tape
We did not know much of Heather until 2012 when a sex tape involving her and Terry Bollea popularly known as Hulk Hogan was released. The footage was leaked by a New York-based media company known as Gawker. Hogan and Heather’s ex had been best friends way before she came along. Before the tape was released, it was reported earlier that year that Heather Clem had sex with her husband’s best man and that Bubba the Love Sponge filmed it.
The news grabbed a lot of attention, and some reports claimed Heather was not aware that Clem was filming her affair with Hogan. She also claimed that while they were still dating, Bubba had suggested she add Hogan to her list of sex partners, which she did. After the infamous video was released, it corroborated the claim that her husband was aware of the affair as he was heard asking the two to “do their thing”. Even more fascinating was what Bubba Clem was heard telling his then-wife towards the end of the video. In his words, “if we ever need to retire, here is our ticket.”
The incident, unfortunately, put a dent on years of friendship, and the aggrieved Hulk Hogan sued the couple for an invasion of privacy. The suit was later settled, followed by a public apology from Bubba Clem, but we imagine things will never remain the same between the old friends.
Testifying in court after Hogan sued the owner of Gawker, Nick Denton, for violating his right to privacy, Heather revealed she had met with Hogan four times in her bedroom, Bubba’s studio, and at Hogan’s residence. She also met him at a Tennessee hotel, and each of their meetings was at Bubba’s request. After weathering the scandal and her subsequent divorce, Heather Clem now goes by the last name “Cole”.
To the best of our knowledge, she now enjoys her single life as a mother to her daughter Julia. She spends her time working out, eating, or hanging out with friends. She also writes quotes when she is bored. Her daughter Julia is the fruit of one of her previous relationships before she started dating Bubba the Love Sponge in 2006.