Pamela Anderson reveals brutal way she broke up with surfing legend Kelly Slater
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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.
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’.
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.
And while the pair may have been star-struck lovers regardless of the ground rules, the way things ended was absolutely brutal.
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.
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.
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.”
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