Paul Ho­gan’s wed­ding joy!

A new romance has given the star an­other lease on life

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Contents - writes LAURA EVANS

Af­ter years of fam­ily strife and fi­nan­cial woes, Paul Ho­gan fi­nally has that fa­mous twin­kle back in his eye, and it’s all thanks to a new wo­man – his fu­ture daugh­ter-in-law Nola San­tuc­cione-lang­don.

The beloved 77-year-old ac­tor is said to be de­lighted his son Scott has found love again with Nola, af­ter the break­down of his mar­riage to his first wife Saran.

The wed­ding couldn’t come at a bet­ter time, with Scott, 43, now on the mend af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke. Nat­u­rally, the health scare left Paul and the rest of the fam­ily fear­ing the worst.

“Paul knows the wed­ding is ex­actly what the fam­ily needs af­ter the stress of Scott’s ill­ness. Of course, be­ing a Ho­gan, Scott’s very re­silient and is al­ready back at his favourite wa­ter­ing hole, but it gave every­one a fright,” a fam­ily friend says.

“It made Paul re­alise just how im­por­tant Nola and her teenage daugh­ter Mia are to his son. Noth­ing makes him hap­pier than the thought of see­ing the cou­ple tie the knot, es­pe­cially af­ter he came so close to los­ing his son.”

It fol­lows a rocky few years for the Aussie icon. Paul had been liv­ing a lonely life in LA af­ter his mar­riage to his for­mer Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Ko­zlowski, 59, broke down and she left him for her Moroc­can tour guide lover Moulay Hafid Baba in 2013.

The age­ing star was left to raise his youngest son Chance, his only child with Linda, as a sin­gle dad. It’s no se­cret Chance hasn’t been the eas­i­est teen to man­age and he’s fre­quently made head­lines for bad be­hav­iour. In 2015, for ex­am­ple, the 18-year-old was spot­ted smok­ing what looked to be a bong on the bal­cony of Paul’s LA home.

In fur­ther happy news for Ho­ges, sources have con­firmed to Wo­man’s Day that his tire­less at­tempts to turn Chance’s life around are tak­ing ef­fect. He even man­aged to per­suade Chance to join him on a trip Down Un­der at the end of last year, with the pair stay­ing on in Syd­ney for Christ­mas. They re­united with the five chil­dren Paul shares with his 76-year-old first wife Noe­lene Ed­wards: Brett, Clay, Todd, Loren and Scott.

Friends say the new spring in Paul’s step is also in part thanks to the resur­gence of in­ter­est in his life, with the Seven minis­eries Ho­ges: The Paul Ho­gan Story mak­ing him feel nos­tal­gic about his suc­cess­ful ca­reer.

Re­vis­it­ing all his per­sonal mile­stones has also re­minded Ho­ges how des­per­ately he wants to move back to Aus­tralia. When he toured the coun­try in 2013, he ad­mit­ted he would love noth­ing more than to per­suade way­ward Chance to start afresh in his na­tive land.

“Maybe I can sort of make the place more charm­ing for him,” the star said. “Then, if he’ll come with me, we are in it [to stay].”

Now it seems with the ex­cuse of a fam­ily wed­ding to pre­pare for, Paul might fi­nally have the op­por­tu­nity to con­vince his youngest son that home re­ally is where the heart is.

Scott and Nola are plan­ning to walk down the aisle soon.

Paul flew in to Syd­ney with his youngest son Chance in De­cem­ber. Sources say the pair are at last see­ing eye-to-eye fol­low­ing years of trou­bles. Sec­ond Chance

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