It’s ironic that the estate of the actor made famous through the movie Easy Rider is proving to be anything but an easy ride. On one side sits Dennis Hopper’s fifth wife, Victoria Duffy-Hopper. On the other sit his trustees and children, spearheaded by daughter Marin Hopper. Marin is the oldest daughter and is five years older than her “step-mother”. Think there’s some bad blood there?
You bet there is. Before Hopper died, he filed for divorce. His wife claimed this move was driven by his children in an effort to cut her out of his estate plan. According to the couple’s prenuptial agreement, if they were divorced or no longer living together, then she would not inherit 25% of his estate and life insurance worth $250,000.
At first, it was reported that Duffy-Hopper would argue that they were still living together because the judge in their divorce case permitted her to remain on the same property with him, but in separate houses. That was clearly an uphill battle.