Do you think the strain of your brother’s problems played a role in your parents’ breakup?
Hogan: It takes two to tango, and it was my mom and dad, they had problems. And it’s not the camera crew that tears it apart, it’s not Nick’s accident that tears it apart, it’s just that those things add more stress so I think that to every cloud there’s a silver lining, and I think that they almost saved my parents from their marriage going any farther down a destructive road.
How did you and your mother get so far apart?
Hogan: My mother and I naturally have a tremendous bond, there’s like a bond that you just can’t break with us. … Right now I’m just really disappointed with her and I feel like I wish I could talk to her, but you just can’t. It’s one of those kind of things where, I am a very straight-laced person and maybe that makes it even harder for me to see the path that she’s going down as being right, but I look at her now and I’m like, “You were my hero at one point. Why are you making these weird choices?” I don’t understand it. I definitely don’t condone what’s going on. I definitely don’t think it’s cool who she’s dating. I think it’s ridiculous but at the end of the day she’s my mother and I will still respect her and love her but right now … I just have to love her from a distance for now.
Were you at one point as disappointed in your dad?
Hogan: My dad and I had a little bit of a tiff earlier this year and that kind of stuff I really don’t want to talk about now, but I was disappointed for a minute. But what I respect about my dad is he comes forth and he tells the truth, and he’s a very honorable person, I respect him a lot. He, I know deep down, has a good heart. Honesty with me goes such a long way that once the truth comes out and that person can be man enough to tell you the truth, it gives me an even higher respect for them than before.
Will we see your romantic side in the new show?
Hogan: You’ll see a little bit of the romantic side. I went on a couple of dates. Some of them were disasters and some of them were really, really great. You’ll just have to find out! I’m not going to tell you everything about it.