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Pamela Anderson reveals brutal way she broke up with surfing legend Kelly Slater

Jayden Collins

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Pamela Anderson reveals brutal way she broke up with surfing legend Kelly Slater

Surfing legend Kelly Slater has quite a tumultuous on-and-off relationship with Pamela Anderson in the early 1990s.

The item was the subject of a chunk of the Baywatch star’s newest Netflix documentary, Pamela, a Love Story.

Their relationship came to an end after a couple of years, and boy did it finish in a brutal fashion.

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The pair met on the set Baywatch when the surfing icon joined to play a character named Jimmy Slade for 23 episodes.

Anderson called Slater her ‘big love’.

She told the Netflix documentary: “He was such a sweetheart to me and so good to me.”

Within the doco she confessed that the two weren’t mutually exclusive with each of them having ‘lots of boyfriends and girlfriends’.

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She said: “He definitely was a heartbreaker, I mean he was just a free spirit, you couldn’t get your hands around him but you don’t own anybody.”

The documentary featured a clip of Slater accidentally thanking his ‘girlfriends’ after winning a surf competition.

Credit: Album / Alamy
Credit: Album / Alamy

And while the pair may have been star-struck lovers regardless of the ground rules, the way things ended was absolutely brutal.

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Anderson was meant to visit Slater in Florida and meet his family.

The actor was travelling to Cancun for a photo shoot and was followed there by none other than Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.

Anderson had met him at a Los Angeles bar she owned before Lee decided to take off to Cancun.

Within four days the pair were married.

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And Anderson had the tough task of letting Slater know what had gone down and break his heart in the process.

She said: “My first phone call was to him to tell him I was married.

“He was like, ‘What?’ That was horrible.”

Back in 2011, Slater opened up about the relationship in an interview with Metro.

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He said, at the time: “I learned a lot.

“I don’t have any ill feelings toward her. I wish her well. Hey, we had an amazing time together.”

Featured Image Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy. Visions of America, LLC / Alamy.

Topics: Surfing

Jayden Collins
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