Why is Pamela Anderson divorcing her spouse Dan Hayhurst?
Baywatch icon Pamela Anderson is once again back on the market. The fifty-four-year-old actress is splitting with her spouse of one year, Dan Hayhurst. It was first confirmed on Thursday that Anderson had separated from her fourth husband Hayhurst who was also her bodyguard.
The former couple had a secret wedding ceremony on Christmas Eve back in 2020. Now, a representative for Pamela Anderson reveals that she filed for divorce in Canada, where the two spouses lived as husband & wife. With a string of ex-spouses, why is Anderson divorcing once again? Also, stick around to get all the details surrounding the new Hulu series, Pam & Tommy, which follows the story of Anderson’s stolen sex tape.
What went wrong?
Anderson began dating Hayhurst in September 2020 which was only seven months after she broke up with Jon Peters, a prominent producer. The pair first bonded over their shared passion for animal rights. Anderson is an animal rights activist and Hayhurst was also a builder for RASTA Sanctuary, a farm animal sanctuary in Canada.
“Pamela went into this relationship hopefully,” a source told People after the couple divorced. “She goes into everything hoping for the best. She thinks every marriage will be her last.”
“I think they had a lot in common, especially their love of Vancouver Island,” added the insider. “But they fell out of love.”
Previously, Pamela Anderson married Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in 1995, and they divorced in 1998. The actress later married and divorced Kid Rock in 2006. After, she married and divorced producer Rick Salomon twice – in 2007 and 2013. Both marriages to her ex-spouse Salomon dissolved in less than a year.
After her divorce from Hayhurst, Anderson left their shared home and is currently living in Malibu, spending time with her two sons.
New Hulu series based on Anderson
Her marriage to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee – with whom she shares sons Brandon, 23, and Dylan, 22 – serves as the basis for Hulu’s upcoming series Pam & Tommy. (Anderson did not participate in the series, which stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan, and was opposed to its production. Lee is said to have consulted with Stan on his portrayal.)
The Hulu Original Limited Series Pam & Tommy will premiere on February 2nd, 2022. The miniseries will follow the story of Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee, who made a sex tape on their honeymoon. They intended to keep it private, but a disgruntled electrician stole it from their home, and soon, the whole world was watching.
The series, directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) and written by Rob Siegel, is produced by Point Grey, Limelight, and Annapurna and stars Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spenser Granese, and Mozhan Marnò.
“It’s an important story, I think, from being able to understand what the impact of that media tornado really was,” said Sebastian Stan in an interview with Variety. “For them as a couple but particularly for her as a woman. I can’t imagine what having a private home video stolen from you — how that wouldn’t impact a newlywed couple.”
While it may seem like Pam & Tommy hopes to bring Anderson some justice, some people aren’t too fond of the upcoming series. Musician & actress Courtney Love has criticized the Hulu show in a since-deleted tweet. She called Pam & Tommy both “outrageous” and “vile” for dramatizing the relationship that involved her friend. Neither Anderson nor Lee have publicly released their own comment on the series.
Will you be watching Pam & Tommy? Why do you think Pamela Anderson and Dan Dayhurst are splitting up? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!