Hulk Hogan has issued a statement regarding his marital break-up, saying he'd like to see a solution to the family matter.

In the statement released to TMZ, the 'Hogan Knows Best' star said: "Please respect my family's privacy at this time with all that we have been through."

The 54-year-old former wrestler added: "I care for my wife and my children are my world and I just hope this all works out."

On Monday, it was reported that Hogan's estranged wife Linda had filed for divorce, while yesterday it was reported that she is seeking half of the couple's $9.5m in assets, including a stake in their Bellaire mansion in Florida.

In her divorce petition, Linda Bollea deemed her 24-year marriage to Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) "irretrievably broken."

The couple have two children, Brooke, 19, and Nick, 17.