Terry and Linda Bollea
Peter Kramer/AP; David Tonnessen/Pacific Coast News
07/28/2009 at 12:00 PM EDT
After nearly two years of contentious court dates and bitter feuding, Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) and his wife Linda settled their divorce Tuesday morning.
"The war is over," Linda Bollea told The Tampa Tribune
after a hearing in downtown Clearwater, Fla. In a sign of peace, she even kissed her ex on the cheek in the courtroom. "I still love him. He's the father of my children," Bollea added.
Hogan, echoing his wife's surprisingly soft sentiment, told the paper, "When you're married to someone for 23 years ... you hope for the best .... We just got torn apart."
In a statement released Tuesday, the wrestler's rep said, "Hulk is looking forward to moving on with his life and is very hopeful that he and Linda can maintain a friendship and work together as parents to their two children."
Bollea also issued a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying, "My husband took the big step of stopping this escalating war by making the decision to put this behind us. I am grateful to him for realizing that our family can be happier and stronger by working together. He and I both love our family dearly and look forward to working together to make it stronger than it has ever been. My family means the world to me."
Bollea filed for divorce from her husband in November of 2007, just three months after the couple's teenage son, Nick, was involved in a car crash that critically injured his best friend.
While terms of the divorce agreement were not made public, a source tells PEOPLE that Bollea now plans to move to Los Angeles, while Hogan will likely move back into the family home in Clearwater.