Brooke Hogan – hurt and distressed

Hollie McKay of FOX News online contacted Patrick Wanis for his expert comment and insights on the latest with Brooke Hogan, Hulk Hogan’s daughter. wrote:

“Brooke, 19, writes on her MySpace blog: “I think she shoulda thought about what kinda press she was gonna get when she slept with her best friend’s famous father … I think we’re all seeing just exactly how karma works Christiane. Nothing you say will ever put my family back together.”

We couldn’t find the above blog (unless she removed it) but did find this one on her myspace page and notice she says her mood is distressed.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Current mood:


I’m going through one of the hardest issues i’ve ever had to deal with in my life…please keep me and my family in your prayers…. I’m continuing work in the studio… I’m sure my writing will reflect my state of mind at the moment. I need all the support i can get. thank you…

love you much,

Patrick Wanis responds: Take away the fact that Brooke and her father Hulk are both celebrities and TV stars and instead, look at this situation as a daughter who feels that she has lost her family.  Brooke hasn’t even turned twenty yet. She is a sweet, sensitive and vulnerable girl. She is a Taurus which means she has is tough, strong and loyalty to her is paramount. Taureans don’t open up or trust easily, but once they do, they usually create a life-long bond with friends.

For Brooke to betrayed by someone (Christiane) with whom she worked and considered a friend – maybe best friend is truly devastating.  As any young daughter would do, she will easily blame the mistress for the breakup of the marriage and may possibly not want to face the other problems or challenges that already existed in the marriage that may have led to these events. It is common in these sorts of situations, where there has been an affair or broken trust that the daughter will suffer from conflicted feelings – anger towards the woman, anger towards the dad and love for dad. Sometimes, we find it hard to allow ourselves to fully feel the pain of the anger and disappointment. Remember, Brooke is someone who looks up to her father, and based on my experience with other clients, she will most likely subconsciously feel that dad has let her down but she may not want to admit to herself because it would crush her image of dad and thus she may choose to shift or project the anger towards the mistress. It’s also critical to note that for Brooke’s healing she must be willing to face and accept all of her feelings towards both dad and Christiane. In other words, I humbly say, “Brooke, whatever you feel is OK. You are allowed to feel anger, resentment, disappointment, sadness etc towards dad and or Christiane. And you can still feel those feelings and love dad at the same time. Before you can be set free and overcome this pain, you must allow yourself to feel the pain and then gain the understanding why it happened so that forgiveness and compassion can replace the pain and judgment.”

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