America may have talent, but it also has one less married couple.
David Hasselhoff and actress Pamela Bach are officially divorced after 16 years of marriage, Bach's attorney, Bret Hunter, said.
"I've always loved him and always will, and have love and compassion for him," Bach, 42, told the Associated Press Wednesday. "It's a very, very sad day, but a day to move on."
The duo have been at odds since Hasselhoff, 54, filed for divorce in January, with Bach since accusing the Baywatch icon of verbally and physically abusing her, and her estranged hubby retaliating with the charge that she was a drug addict and needed professional help.
Although Hasselhoff cited the innocuous term "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, things quickly went to pot afterwards. Bach sought a restraining order against the actor in March--her request was denied, but the judge told Hasselhoff to stay away regardless, unless he happened to be near her to visit their two teenage daughters, Taylor and Hayley.
A judge awarded Hasselhoff joint custody of the girls in May. Meanwhile, the she-said-he-brutalized-her-and-he-denies-it war raged on.
A hearing on related matters was scheduled for Oct. 10.
Now Hasselhoff can devote his full attention to Rapping Granny, the 12-year-old yodeler and the other finalists on NBC's America's Got Talent. But despite the added visibility, the former Knight Rider may not be back for another season of the much-watched summer series.
"I don't know," Hasselhoff says in Newsweek's July 31 issue. "This is not my cup of tea. I signed on for one season, and Simon Cowell conned me into it: ?Here's a lot of money,? and it's like The Gong Show."
Which makes us wonder: Had Hasselhoff ever seen an unscripted competition series before getting on board with this? They've all got their gong moments.
"I'm trying to get on a sitcom or maybe even my own show, Travels with the Hoff," he said, prompting many, many unanswered questions.
The actor also threw in some info about his memoirs, which he said he is in the process of writing.
"It's about growing up since I was 7 and realizing a dream," Hasselhoff said. "But when I was out trying to save the world, I forgot to save myself."