Discuss a whirlwind! Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson tied the knot after being collectively for simply 4 days — and their relationship was something however a breeze.
The twosome met in December 1994 and took a trip to Cancún six weeks later. Solely 96 hours into their getaway, they received married, however their carefree romance shortly soured once they returned to California.
In 1995, Rand Gauthier, a scorned electrician who was fired from a job on the Mötley Crüe artist’s dwelling, stole a intercourse tape that the couple made whereas staying on a houseboat at Lake Mead. Whereas the footage wasn’t in a position to unfold across the web like it will have at this time, copies have been accessible for buy — and considered by 1000’s.
Anderson and Lee filed a $10 million lawsuit to try to forestall the tape from being printed, however the go well with was finally dropped. Twenty years after its launch, the Baywatch star admitted she’d “by no means seen” the tape.
“I made not one greenback. It was stolen property. We made a deal to cease all of the shenanigans,” she mentioned throughout a 2015 look on Watch What Occurs Stay With Andy Cohen.
5 years later, she clarified throughout one other dialog with Andy Cohen that it wasn’t a intercourse tape, however was as a substitute “a compilation of holidays that we have been bare on.”
Earlier than they known as it quits in 1998, the previous couple welcomed sons Brandon and Dylan. The drama surrounding their notorious video put a pressure on their relationship.
“Not having the ability to do something … about [the tape] was including a lot frustration and stress to our relationship,” Lee mentioned throughout a 2014 episode of 20/20. “It was simply consuming us.”
Tensions shortly escalated between the pair, and in 1998, the rocker was arrested after an altercation together with his then-wife. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail after pleading no contest to felony spousal battery.
“I couldn’t perceive why Pamela had adopted by means of with urgent fees,” Lee wrote in his band’s 2001 memoir, The Grime. “She was in all probability scared and thought I used to be some loopy, violent monster; she in all probability thought she was doing the appropriate factor for the youngsters; and she or he in all probability wished a simple manner out of a tough scenario. As a lot as I liked Pamela, she had an issue coping with issues.”
In 2008, the duo determined to provide their romance its “801[st]” strive, with the “Sunday” artist telling Rolling Stone that Anderson and their sons had moved again in with him. Nevertheless, the reunion was short-lived, and the twosome cut up for good in 2010.
Anderson was additionally married to Child Rock from 2006 to 2007, and to Rick Salomon from 2007 to 2008 (and once more from 2014 to 2015). She fell right into a whirlwind romance with Jon Peters in 2020, and though there have been rumors of a wedding, Us Weekly reported in February 2020 that they by no means obtained a wedding license. She wed Dan Hayhurst in December 2020.
Lee, for his half, was married to Elaine Starchuk from 1984 to 1985 and Heather Locklear from 1986 to 1993. In 2019, he wed Brittany Furlan.
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