Pamela Anderson is no stranger to jealous husbands and boyfriends, but her ex-husband Tommy Lee’s behavior on the set of Baywatch took it to another level.
The actress, 55, who will soon be releasing her memoir, Love Pamelaand Netflix documentary, Pamela: a love story, opened up about the rampant jealousy in her marriage to the Mötley Crüe drummer in an interview with the Guardian.
“Tommy was so jealous,” Anderson recalled, noting that the rocker would drive to the set Baywatch every day in his Ferrari for ‘woman time’. “I thought that’s what love is.”
Anderson played lifeguard CJ Parker on the hit show, a role that featured the occasional on-screen romantic moment. According to her diary, Lee had an outburst after a scene where she had to kiss co-star David Chokachi, who played her love interest, fellow lifeguard Cody Madison.
“I was supposed to kiss David Chokachi, but I didn’t tell Tommy,” Anderson wrote at the time, as revealed by the Guardian. “He lost it. He smashed my trailer on set, put his fist through a closet. I apologized for not telling him — lying, as he put it — and told him it wouldn’t happen again.”
According to the actress, Lee then drove his car into the makeup trailer and disappeared. Soon after, Anderson tried to overdose on vodka and Advil.
“I wanted it to be over a few times,” she commented, adding that her younger brother confronted Gerry Lee in the hospital for ruining his big sister’s life and career. She and Lee eventually divorced in 1998, but they briefly reconciled ten years later.
After her relationship with Lee, Anderson had several other relationships that she says were filled with jealousy. Ex-husband Kid Rock, whom she married in 2006, was so jealous of her friendship with photographer David LaChapelle that he refused to believe he was gay, Anderson claims. In an effort to save her from the problematic men in her life, LaChapelle and the artist Daniel Lismore both offered to marry her, though Anderson declined.
“I said, ‘I can’t do that to my mother. I can’t marry my best gay friends,” she told the Guardian. “David’s like, ‘We’ll be together forever. You can do whatever you want, I can do whatever I want, and we’ll be this insanely interesting couple.'” She and Kid Rock broke up near the end. year.
There were plenty of other famous suitors trying to throw their hats in the ring. Anderson once missed a call from John F. Kennedy Jr., but never answered because she was just “too shy.” Sylvester Stallone even allegedly offered to buy her an apartment and a Porsche if she were “his number 1 girl”, but Anderson declined. “And I was like, ‘Does that mean there’s a No. 2?'”
These days, Anderson wants to feel comfortable on her own. Now living alone on Vancouver Island, she says she won’t be dating for a while.
“I am very clear about being single for at least a year. It was scary,” she shared. “I’ve also hardly been around my friends. The ability to be alone is the ability to love, right? But this will be good for me. I’m going to get through it because now with the documentary and the book people will see the whole character. And then – maybe – I can become human again. “