Pamela Anderson’s most famous partner might probably be Tommy Lee, especially after the interest ‘Pam & Tommy‘ series sparked. The actress’ relationship history is full of high-profile names, but her latest marriage was rather different. The romance between Pamela and Dan Hayhurst sparked off amidst the global pandemic.
Pam And Dan’s Whirlwind Romance
The couple first crossed paths when Hayhurst was assigned the job of renovating Anderson’s home on Vancouver Island, Canada. As they spent time together during the renovation, their professional relationship blossomed into a romance. As reported by People, a source said the following about their relationship:
“She’s very happy. And they’ve been together for the entire pandemic. She’s super happy, and he’s been helping her fix up her home on Vancouver Island.”
Apart from being her boyfriend, Hayhurst became Anderson’s bodyguard, and it didn’t take long for them to move their relationship to the next level.
A Wedding Filled With Nostalgia
Pam and Dan tied the knot on Christmas Eve in 2020, just a few months after they started dating. As reported by Daily Mail, the wedding took place in Anderson’s Canadian home, a place filled with nostalgia and happy memories as it was the property Anderson bought from her grandparents 25 years prior and where her parents, who are still together, had their own wedding.
The small ceremony was filled with heartfelt details. Anderson’s bouquet, for instance, was carefully composed of pine boughs from her property, an olive branch signifying peace, roses symbolizing romantic love, an exotic orchid expressing passionate love, and a baby’s breath representing new beginnings. It was a private wedding, with only their photographer, cake baker, and a witness from Snuneymuxw First Nation in attendance.
Interestingly, Hayhurst wasn’t just Anderson’s husband and bodyguard; he was also a builder for a Canadian animal sanctuary, RASTA Sanctuary. During their time together, Anderson and Hayhurst made contributions to RASTA. The actress covered the cost of cement for the construction of a new barn at the sanctuary while Hayhurst, utilizing his building skills, helped construct it.
An Unexpected Split
Pam and Dan’s relationship, however, was short-lived. Just a year after their marriage, in January 2022, they announced their separation. According to a source close to the couple, they fell out of love, leading to their separation:
“Pamela and Dan grew apart after living together during the pandemic. Pamela started to learn everything about Dan, for better and for worse. She fell out of love, and Dan was not the guy she previously thought he was.”
It was also revealed that their time living together during the COVID-19 pandemic put a strain on their relationship. This realization resulted in regret for Anderson, who later expressed disappointment about being romantically involved with her contractor:
“It was worse than any of them. And I realized, ‘Oh my God, I’m caught up in this whole thing; what am I doing?’ It just struck me that this is another disaster. … I was paying for everything, cooking and cleaning for everybody. And so I just got out of it as soon as I could.”
In another interview by Vanity Fair, Pam simply said their marriage ended up being a disaster.
Anderson’s Journey Post-Divorce
Despite the turmoil in her personal life, Anderson didn’t let the separation slow her down. She began to focus on her professional pursuits, working on her memoir titled ‘Love, Pamela,‘ and a Netflix documentary named ‘Pamela, a Love Story.‘
This wasn’t Anderson’s first marriage. Before Hayhurst, the actress had been married and divorced three times. She was first married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, with whom she shares two sons. She later married Kid Rock in 2006, only to part ways later that year. Anderson also walked down the aisle twice with Rick Salomon. In 2020, she briefly married film producer Jon Peters, but they never officially filed paperwork, making the marriage unofficial.
During her February appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Pamela revealed that she still has a lot of life left to meet the love of her life.
Below, you can watch the 2021 episode of Loose Women, where Pamela and Dan gave an interview about their love story while cuddling in bed.