Dennis Hopper’s Wife Offers Well Wishes For Ailing Actor Amid Bitter Divorce Battle
First Published: March 25, 2010 2:24 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Amid their bitter divorce and custody battle, Dennis Hoppers wife, Victoria, is wishing her ailing husband well as he is set to receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Dennis has had a long and amazing career. He well deserves this honor. I hope he has a wonderful day,” Victoria said in an exclusive statement to Access Hollywood on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, it was announced that Dennis – the star of such classic films as “Easy Rider,” “Hoosiers” “Apocalypse Now” and “Rebel Without A Cause” — would be enshrined on the Walk of Fame during a ceremony to be held on Friday.
Despite the well wishes from Victoria, it comes during a dramatic time in the actor’s personal life.
Dennis continues to battle prostate cancer, however, his health has gotten so bad that earlier this week, his attorney revealedin court papers that the actor is terminally ill and is now unable to undergo chemotherapy.
In addition, his attorney said Dennis’ condition is so severe, he would be unable to be questioned by his wife’s lawyer in a deposition related to their heated divorce battle.
Dennis, 73, and Victoria, 42, have been locked in a bitter feud since the actor filed to end the couple’s nearly 14-year marriage in January.
The couple has a daughter, Galen, 6, and while Dennis asked for joint physical and legal custody of the youngster in his filing, Victoria has asked for primary custody. She’s asked for Dennis to just be given visitation rights, according to a three-page divorce filing previously obtained by Access.
In February, the star filed a declaration saying he was undergoing promising chemotherapy treatments and remained hopeful “that this treatment will be successful so that I may soon resume the full enjoyment of my life and work.”
Dennis and Victoria Hopper have agreed to stay 10 feet away from each other while the divorce is ongoing. She has stated in court filings that the actor filed for divorce to cut her out of her inheritance, a claim Dennis has denied.
The case is scheduled for a court hearing on April 5.
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