With five marriages behind her, two sons, and countless headlines about a certain tap, the former “Baywatch” babe is still looking for love. While the future looks bright, some of her past relationships have been pretty tough. In honor of our favorite 90s bombshell, let’s take a look at Anderson’s fascinating love life throughout the years.
Where it All Began
In 1967, Pamela Denise Anderson was born into a very humble family in Ladysmith, British Columbia. Her father, Barry, repaired furnaces whose grandfather was a Finnish immigrant that changed their name from Hyytiäinen to Anderson, and her Mother, Carol, was a waiter who had a bit of Russian descent.
Anderson was born on the 1st of July, which was the date and year that Canada would celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its official founding. Since she was born in the early hours of the day, she has claimed to be Canada’s first “Centennial Baby.”
In the Right Zone at the Right Time
By 1988, Anderson found a job as a fitness instructor in Vancouver and met photographer boyfriend, Dan Illicit. Visiting a Columbia Lions Football game at the Vancouver Stadium, Pam's life was about to change. There she wore a Labatt Beer t-shirt and caught the attention of the stadium camera, an image that resulted in wild cheers from the crowds.
Boyfriend Dan saw a terrific opportunity and made a poster of Pamela wearing her Labatt Beer t-shirt that said “Enter the Blue Zone. Labatt’s”, producing the Blue Zone Girl – an ad campaign that will change her life. The Labatt Beer Company signed Anderson as their spokesperson. That was just the start.
When Pam Met Jon
Dan and Pam's relationship came to an end, but her career was beginning. While scoring a string of modeling gigs in the late 80s, Anderson met hot-shot movie producer Jon Peters at the Playboy Mansion. Peters must have quite the impression on the young model because, despite their 22-year gap, the two moved in together shortly after meeting.
Jon proposed, but she turned him down. Subsequently, the couple parted ways. Her life was about to begin, and she took the world by storm, so marriage was not on the cards. Besides, they crossed paths down the line, but more on that later.
Mötley Crüe's drummer, Tommy Lee Jones, famously married Pamela in 1995. Interestingly enough Anderson was linked to another member of the band years beforehand. Vince Neil Wharton is famously known as being the lead singer of the band Mötley Crüe. The two dated for a couple of months back in 1993.
She even appeared on his first solo album, Exposed, in the music video “Can’t Have Your Cake.”
More Than a Cover Girl
The burgeoning star landed her first acting position for the TV series "Home Improvement." Anderson’s role was the first “Tool Time girl” called Lisa. For two years, she was a part of the show but ultimately pursued bigger and better things.
Anderson got the role of lifeguard C.J. Parker on "Baywatch" and captivated the entire world with her iconic red swimsuit for five seasons until she left in 1997. The show was known to be the most-watched series internationally at the time. She continued to model for "Outdoor Life"iujhnb m nbvc and got cozy with her new beau Scott Baio.
Pamela and Scott
Well-known actor and ladies' man Scott Baio gained popularity from his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom series "Happy Days." His other claim to fame is that he was the second guy to propose to Anderson after a rather brief encounter.
During an interview with Howard Stern, Baio said his weakness was women and was rarely faithful to them, so when news came out that he cheated on Anderson, it wasn’t the biggest surprise. Baio also claims during an interview that he sent the photos of Anderson to the casting agency for "Baywatch" thus feels he should be credited with getting her the part.
Pamela and Eric Nies
Eric Nies swooped into Anderson's life and showed her the romance she has been missing. Nies was one of the original cast members of MTV’s reality series "The Real World: New York" and "The Grind," who had a very romantic few months with Anderson.
Niles said would marry her because “Not only is she beautiful, but her heart is in the right place. She's totally down to earth”. While it seemed like a great idea at first, the iconic 90s couple called it quits. Anderson was surrounded by a pretty handsome cast on "Baywatch."
Pam and David Charvet
As luck would have it, Pamela met her next beau on the set of "Baywatch." Costar David Charvet was a handsome French TV personality and a singer too.
Sadly and this charming couple dated for two short years. They broke up from the strain of working together and living together.
Pamela and Dean Cain (and Arsenio Hall)
Dean Cain, an American actor, and producer scored the major role of "Superman in the Louis & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" series in 1993; he also became the host of "Ripley’s Believe it or Not!" from 2000-2003. Superman himself and Anderson were seeing each other in the early 1990s.
Like with many of Anderson’s past relationships, we're a bit hazy with the details. Comedian American actor Arsenio Hall’s small fling is another great mystery. Even though there is not a lot of info on their relationship, they both acknowledge that there was something between them in the mid-90s.
From "Raw Justice" to Rock & Roll Stars
After a few busy years filming "Baywatch" and dating a fair share of interesting people, Anderson still found the time to make her debut on the big screen with her role as Sarah in "Raw Justice" (2004).
Her life was about to get a whole lot more interesting, and she discovered that some of her greatest loves were all wild rockstars.
Bret Michael Sychak, the greatly successful American singer-songwriter for the band Poison, was Anderson’s first big romance. With Anderson’s mom Carol not approving of him because of his Rocker lifestyle, the couple embarked on a scandalous relationship.
Passions ran high, and unsurprisingly, a tape of the two of them together was mysteriously leaked to the public. Things got out of control, and the relationship ended. But it wasn’t the Rock & Roll lifestyle or the tape that resulted in them breaking up. As Anderson said, Michaels “liked the buffet,” and Anderson, who has always been monogamously inclined, was more interested in “the a la carte.”
The Tommy Lee Years
First meeting at a New Year’s Eve party in 1994 after getting divorced from his second wife Heather Locklear and then engaged to model Bobbie Brown, Mötley Crüe drummer and founding member Tommy Lee met up with Anderson two months later in Beverley Hills. They eloped after four days of getting to know each other on February 19, 1995, in a lovely resort in Cancun, Mexico.
Anderson wore a white bikini at the ceremony and had inked ‘TOMMY’ on her finger. The couple stunned the public upon their return to Hollywood, including her mother, who only found out about the wedding in the tabloids.
Even though their marriage only lasted three years, they had a very relationship, including two children together. Being rather excited, these newlyweds had made an intimate tape on their Honeymoon, which was unfortunately stolen from their safe by their former electrician Rand Gauthier in 1996. Even though the couple filed a $10 million lawsuit, they ended up signing the copyright away to Seth Warshavasky, the American-Polish internet pioneer.
They were under the impression that Warshavasky was going to do a singular webcast of the video on the website Club Love, but he had the rights to sell copies of the tape elsewhere and did that until Club Love closed.
A Clean Slate & The Rocky Road Ahead
By 1998, Anderson had filed for a divorce after a few heated altercations that occurred between the couple. Anderson actually ended up taking her rocker husband to court in an attempt to get him behind bars. It worked.
He never contested and spent the six months in the Los Angeles County Jail and a further 200 hours of community service.
Lee took further responsibility and donated $6,200 to a women’s shelter that dealt with similar issues. After leaving "Baywatch" and just going through a divorce, Anderson got the role for a drama series "V.I.P." as Vallery Irons – a Hollywood figurehead for a private bodyguard company "Vallery Irons Protection."
The series went on to record 4 seasons until 2002. At the same time, it may not have reached the heights of "Baywatch" countless Pamela fans tuned into the new action show.
Regardless of their whirlpool marriage, Anderson continued to focus on her career and starred in the superhero film based on the "Dark Horse" comic series "Barb Wire."
During filming, Anderson had to get a barbwire tattoo drawn on her arm as part of her character. Being frustrated with it being drawn on so many times, she decided to get it permanently done. Eventually regretting her desicion, she has been going for tattoo removal therapy since 2016.
Back in 1992, "Baywatch" called upon surfing legend Kelly Slater to star as Jimmy Slade, a talented surfer. Model and environmental activist Kelly Slater is widely known for his record-holding 11 World Championships for Surfing, including being the youngest and eventually oldest to win the Championships.
Slater went on to star in 27 episodes of the show and left in 1996 for the North shore of Hawaii to pursue his professional surfing career. Slater and Anderson started dating in 1998 for a wholesome 20 months. As for his relationship with Anderson, he said, “I learned a lot. I don’t t have any ill feelings toward her. I wish her well. Hey, we had an amazing time together.”
Pamela and Marcus Schenkenberg
Soon after, Anderson met Calvin Klein model Marcus Schenkenberg in Monaco. His modeling and acting career aside, Schenkenberg also made magazine covers from his 10-month relationship with the actress. This attractive couple had kept their privacy and rarely made appearances in public, apart from the Iceberg ad they did together.
They broke up in 2001 because of their busy schedules, he wanted to focus on his career, and she wanted to focus on her kids.
Shortly after breaking up with Schenkenberg, Anderson was invited to Michael Jordan’s Celebrity Golf Invitational Opening Party in Paradise Island, Bahamas, when she met and challenged American songwriter and ballad singer to a tequila drinking contest.
She went on to win the contest while meeting someone who helped her get over the breakup with Schenkenberg. That being said, it was a shorlived romance.
In the same year, Anderson started seeing entertaining American singer, rapper, and record producer Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock. They met the previous year at the VH1 Aretha Franklin Tribute Show. Despite the messy past with their ex-husband, Kid Rock became the third guy to propose to Anderson.
In the year 2002, he popped the question; he thought it was appropriate to call up her ex-husband Tommy Lee to tell him the news before he the tabloid does; Lee was furious. Nevertheless, they called off their engagement within the year.
Anderson had a small fling with American lead singer and lyricist of Limp Bizkit quite soon after splitting with Kid Rock in 2003. William Frederick Durst had a successful career with the nu-metal band, Limp Bizkit.
These two were seen out for a few dates but easily went their own way. The rocker has since moved on to direct independent films.
Taking a break from the Rock & Roll scene, Anderson got close with long-term friend and fellow American actor Stephen Dorff (Stephen Hartley Dorff Jr.) for five months. Stephen, born on July 29th in 1973, is known for his role as Roland West in HBO’s "True Detective."
Their relationship didn’t end in flames; they just naturally parted – and reconciled in 2008 for one crazy night in Miami.
The End of V.I.P.
Anderson's series "V.I.P." was canceled. What did she do? Reprise her role in "Baywatch," of course. The film reunion "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" was released in 2003.
While on Baywatch, Anderson was still modeling for "Outdoor Life," appearing on the magazine cover each year. In early 2003, Stan Lee asked Anderson to star in his American adult superhero animated series, "Striperella" as the leading role as secret agent Erotica Jones until the show was terminated in 2004.
In November 2005, Anderson went back into the music scene and a small thing with the lead vocalist of Sugar Ray, Mark Sayers McGrath. They had a fun relationship, with him teasing her at the Teen Choice Awards back in 2002 when he used two beach balls as a prop to imitate Anderson’s busty chest.
The Ethan Hawke lookalike spent a weekend with Anderson at her Malibu home, seldom leaving to pick up groceries.
In March 2006, Anderson caught Ray J’s attention on a wild night out at Kaberet’s Prophecy in London by spending a couple of thousands of dollars on champagne to win him over. William Ray Norwood Jr. was born in 1981 and is an American rapper, TV personality, and entrepreneur.
He’s also Snoop Dogg’s cousin. Their fling didn’t last long, but they do share a bit in common, for example, Ray J was the guy in Kim Kardashian’s scandalous tape.
Anderson wanted to meet Irish race car driver Eddie Irvine. Thanks to mutual friends they met up and instantly hit it off. Edmund Irvine Jr. is a former Professional Formula One Driver, and according to Anderson, he was too much of a gentleman.
Being the nice guy didn’t pay off for Irvine and the love birds ended the fling after a few months.
Kid Rock, Again
After their rocky first break up, they couldn’t resist each other once more and had tied the knot on a yacht in St-Tropez, France but officially married on the August 6th, 2006. Anderson filed for divorce 17 days later, stating the relationship was “unfortunately impossible.” Many rumors led up to their brief divorce, Borat being one of the big reasons.
At the screening of the film, Rock was so shocked that Anderson was part of a specific scene. Shortly after, Sacha Baron Cohen had asked Anderson what Rock thought, and she responded, “He’s getting divorced.” The couple officially parting ways on February 1st, 2007, and never spoke again.
After coming out of her marriage with Rock, Anderson found herself in a roller-coaster relationship with Show Media Inc. founder and property developer, Laurence Hallier.
After a failed arrangement that Anderson promoted at Halliers Panorama Towers in Las Vegas in return for a condo, she sued him for $1 million. His defense was that she did not deliver on her promise and they eventually settled an undisclosed amount.
2007 was an interesting year for Anderson’s career. She was invited to work with famous Dutch magician Johannes Franciscus Catharines Klok, better known as Hans Klok. His show was such a success in Europe he decided to bring in to the United States.
For the next nine months in Planet Hollywood Resort, he had asked Anderson to help on his show called "The Beauty of Magic."
Big Shot Rumors
Anderson has had many relationships. It doesn’t matter to her if you are a famous rocker, a local surfer, or a bodyguard - anything goes. Anderson also admitted in an interview with Piers Morgan that she had a bit of a crush on Michael Jackson.
She revealed they would secretly meet up for lunch occasionally in Malibu at The Shutters Hotel, but she explained that nothing ever happened.
Being in Hollywood, people are going to talk. There were whispers of how Sylvester Stallone offered Anderson a Porsche and a condo to be his number one girl back in 1989.
Her response was, “does that mean there is a number two?” and with his candid response, “of course,” she turned down his offer.
One of the greatest speculations was the relationship between Anderson and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange back in 2015. In an interview with Piers Morgan he asked what was happening between them. Since Assange was in hiding at the Embassy of Ecuador in London from 2012, Anderson said that it was difficult to have a relationship.
She told "People Magazine" that what he has done is “trying to free the world by educating it” and that it is “a great service." Everyone in the world has benefited because of WikiLeaks." In April 2019, Assange was arrested, and Anderson responded with a furious tweet on Twitter and wrote a letter to Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison to make greater efforts for his release.
"Just Buddies" With Usher
Rumors rumors, all around. In 2006, there were rumors of Usher and Anderson having a shortlived fling.
Even though she did deny it – a year later, it appeared that they had a convincing relationship. Not long after, Usher proposed to his now ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Pamela and David Spade
David Spade and Anderson were often in the same social circles; which led to rumors. They had been seen together in the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas. Soon, the two were caught a romantic stroll all the way to the club.
Fortunately for us, but unfortunately for them, the paparazzi snapped Anderson giving old Spade a little peck on the cheek. Naturally, the rumors ran rampant. It was Vegas, after all.
Pamela and David Binn
In April of 2007, Anderson fell for “real man,” former American pro football player for the San Diego Chargers, who had played 18 seasons for the National Football League. At the same time the fling began, there were hints that Tommy Lee was back in the picture. He had offered to buy Anderson an island in Dubai so that the family of four could spend time together.
Anderson tamed those conspiracies by getting on a plane with Binn to Russia on a small getaway trip.
Pamela and Rick Salomon
Anderson had been friends with American poker player Rock Salomon for 17 years before they decided to tie the knot. Born on January 24th, 1968 - Rick Salomon is well-known to play high-balling poker and for having a scandalous tape of his own with Paris Hilton back in 2004.
Anderson was on the losing side of a game of poker, and Salomon offered to clean the slate in exchange for a kiss. They got hitched in September 2007 during a show break on "The Beauty of Magic." Less than 10 weeks later, on December 14th, Anderson filed for divorce due to the couple's “irreconcilable differences.” The marriage was declared annulled on the 24th of March, 2008.
Pamela and Criss Angel
In December 2008, Anderson and illusionist and Cirque du Soleil magician Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, better known as Criss Angel, were spotted partying together.
They shared a kiss at Anderson’s 41st birthday party in July 2008, but things naturally parted for the two.
Pamela and Matt Evers
In 2013, Anderson went onto Britain’s "Dancing on Ice" with previous winner American Model and professional ice-skater Matt Evers, but unfortunately, due to a closet malfunction, the couple were the first to be disqualified.
Shortly after, Evers made plans to visit Anderson in Malibu after Christmas and was her guest of honor at the New Year’s Eve party she hosted in London.
Tommy Lee, Again
Despite the fact that Tommy Lee and Anderson called it quits, they still have two children together and will always be in each other's lives. At the 2007 Video Music Awards (VMA), Tommy Lee and Kid Rock had a small altercation after Lee called him out as ‘Kid Pebbles.’
According to Anderson, they really tried to make it work out in 2008; “We’ve only given it a try 800 times – 801, here we go”. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out, and they went separate ways.
Pamela and Adil Rami
Anderson changed up the pace when she started seeing French professional soccer player Adil Rami for nearly two years. Born December 27th, 1985, the young soccer player boasted that the two of them were very intimate after Anderson moved in with him in Marseille.
In 2019, Anderson ended things by declaring that he was “living a double life” He denied it but never got her back.
Anderson has a habit of rekindling old flames. From Kid Rock to Rick Salomon, her reunion with Jon Peters takes the cake. The two had a lot of love for each other over the decades and finally decided to wed with a private ceremony on January 20th in Malibu.
But before the wedding license was formalized, they decided to go separate ways two weeks later and stay friends. Sources say that Anderson's trip of a couple of weeks to India for an "Ayurvedic cleanse" may have influenced her decision.
Pam and Tommy. The Limited Series.
The relationship of these two has been one of the most interesting to follow, so much so that in 2020, it has been decided to be made into an 8-part miniseries. Rob Siegl will be writing the script, Evan Goldberg will be producing it, and the director of "I, Tonya," will direct it.
Lily James and Sebastian Stan have agreed to play as young Pamela and Tommy. Seth Rogan will be acting as the couple’s electrician that stole their tape. As entertaining as the scandal of the tape was, it is not the direct focus of the series but more so about their relationship over the years.
The Two Sons
It was no surprise with parents like Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, their children would have interesting lives ahead. To keep her kids out of the flashing mobs of Hollywood, Anderson and Lee sent the Lee brothers to finish the last 5 years of school at a boarding school on Vancouver Island.
Once they returned to Malibu, it seemed that the brothers had followed the career steps of their parents.
Dylan Jagger Lee
With a rocker dad, it is no surprise his middle name is Jagger and that he has endowed into the music industry, as well as the model industry and making both quite successful.
At first, he was very reluctant to even listen to music but soon enough, he gave in, and his band Midnight Kids releasing their second album, The Lost Youth, in 2020.
Brandon Thomas Lee
The first-born Brandon found modeling early as he has done a few features for Dolce & Gabbana. He also is in the reboot of "The Hills called The Hills: New Beginnings. " Brandon has expressed that he's made major efforts to make his own and way and wanted to set the record straight about him and his brother Dylan's public image.
He said that they weren’t given everything as children, and they worked for every cent they’ve received after high school. He wanted to emphasize that he is not his parents but a calm professional.
Calling The Cops
On one particular night, the family fights got a little out of control, and Tomm Lee's then-fiancée, Brittany Furlan, had to call the cops to come to break it up. It wasn't clear if it was Brandon or Tommy who started it, but whatever the case, the authorities broke up it as soon as they could.
Tommy posted a picture of his injured face on Instagram with a caption saying, “My heart is broken." Needless to say, things aren't perfect at the with the Andersons.
Brandon has made a real effort in trying to clean up his act and is rightly very proud of doing it. But for that, he wasn't too far from his father's footsteps when it came to their hectic lifestyle. He wasn’t coping when he lived in Hollywood in 2016, he was out every night, and eventually, he was never leaving his apartment. Once he got his life together – he began landing modeling jobs.
In an interview, he revealed, "three years ago, I was in one of the darkest spots of my entire life,” he revealed. “I didn’t want to leave my apartment. I couldn’t do anything. Ever since I got sober, I just feel like everything’s gotten better for me.”
The Relationship Between Father and Son
With the domestic feuds in the past, it comes as no surprise to hear that Brandon and his father got into a public fight in 2018 at Tommy Lee’s Calabasas home. Piers Morgan interviewed Anderson and brought up the domestic dispute between her and Lee, which greatly upset him once he found out.
Later that year, Brandon had planned an intervention for his father because he found his father's issues getting worse and worse. Sadly, his efforts failed. Brandon said, "I’ve worked tirelessly organizing an intervention, and it’s incredibly upsetting that it never came to fruition.”
Family feuds aside, Anderson has never stopped fighting for love. Ultimately, it looks like she found it, and on Christmas Eve in December 2020, she made the call to marry her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst in her hometown Ladysmith, Canada.
Hayhurst has been involved in the RASTA animal sanctuary in Chemainus, Canada, and the newly wedded couple are spending their time in providing the sanctuary with a barn that they have been raising funds to build.