Pamela Anderson has a simple explanation for her tendency to fall hard and fast.
"I'm a romantic," she told The New York Times in May 2020, a few months after her reported marriage to producer Jon Peters ended less than two weeks into happily ever after. "I think I'm an easy target. And I think people just live in fear. I don't know what all that was about, but I think fear really played a lot into it."
The thrice-divorced star of Baywatch and V.I.P. also insisted she hadn't actually married the man, who's 22 years her senior.
"It was just kind of a little moment," she said. "A moment that came and went, but there was no wedding, there was no marriage, there was no anything. It's like it never even happened." She added with a laugh, "That sounds bizarre. But that's it." (Moreover, she said there was "nothing physical" and they were just friends.)
A Sept. 5, 2020, Twitter post reiterated, "Pamela Anderson was never married to Jon Peters - it was just a bizarre lunch."
By then she was rumored to have already moved on to her next shot at the real thing.
Fast-forward to January 2021, and a day after Anderson announced that she was leaving social media ("try not to be seduced by wasted time...Thats what THEY want," she advised), E! News confirmed that the mother of two tied the knot with her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst on Dec. 24, 2020, at home in her native Canada.
"I'm exactly where I need to be—in the arms of a man who truly loves me," the newlywed told the Daily Mail, which broke the news.
Another lockdown love story, a source having told People in September 2020 that Anderson was "very happy" with Hayhurst and he'd been helping her fix up the Vancouver Island home she purchased from her grandparents 25 years prior.
"This is where my parents were married and they are still together," she told the Mail. "I feel like I've come full circle."
Alas, not long after the wedding bells chimed, Hayhurst's self-described former girlfriend came forward to say that she'd been helping him raise his two young children—and that they were still very much together when he started an affair with Anderson.
"I decided to speak out because I want people to know that my almost five-year relationship, with three children involved, ended because of the affair Pam and Dan started while he was still with me," the woman, who said she also had an adult daughter, told The Sun. "We were all totally blindsided by this, it's been so hard for us." She alleged Hayhurst had moved out the previous July and moved in with Anderson, who never publicly responded to her new husband's ex's revelations.
Not the most auspicious of beginnings. And barely a year after saying "I do," Anderson and Hayhurst separated, a source close to the pair describing their brief marriage to E! News as just "a pandemic romance."
While Hayhurst moved out, Anderson was back in Malibu spending time with sons Brandon and Dylan Lee.
While the 54-year-old made a name for herself with her bombshell looks that landed her on a record 13 Playboy covers, her storied slow-run on Baywatch, her animal rights activism and decades of being a pop culture touchstone, her love life has persistently been front and center along with her other achievements. Even her growing interest in international politics over the past decade couldn't come without rumors that she was dating a couple of notorious figures overseas.
"My aunt used to say, 'One man can't do it all. One for sex, one for conversation, one for entertainment,'" Anderson told Piers Morgan in a 2018 interview, shrugging off any stigma of the serial dater (or serial bride, for that matter).
Judging by the gentlemen she's chosen to keep company with over the years, it certainly seems as if she's had all of the above bases covered and then some, though her quest to have it all under one roof continues.
In the wake of another relationship that's run its course, here's a trip down Anderson's own lovers' lane:
So, this wasn't the "just one more time" Anderson may have hoped for, but she's once again free to follow the road where it leads her.
This story was originally published on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7 a.m. PT.