In November 2005, Anderson went back into the music scene and had 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.
The Ethan Hawke lookalike spent a weekend with Anderson at her Malibu home, seldom leaving to pick up groceries.
Taking a break from the Rock & Roll scene, Anderson got close with her 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" in the leading role as secret agent Erotica Jones. The short-lived show was terminated in 2004.
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 as 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.