Pamela Anderson’s short-lived husband, Jon Peters, leaves her a large sum in his will.
The Baywatch alum and the film producer were married for 12 days in 2020, although she later clarified that they were never legally married but remained friends.
In a new interview with The variety, Anderson, 55, said of Peters, «He’s awesome and has been a huge influence on my life. I love him to death.» Additionally, Peters, 77, revealed to the outlet that he gave her $10 million in his will — «whether she needs it or not.»
He said: «I will always love Pamela, always in my heart. In fact, I left her $10 million in my will. And she doesn’t even know it. Nobody does. I’m just saying this for the sake of it. first time with you. I probably shouldn’t say it. So it’s for her, whether she needs it or not.
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After their surprise nuptials in 2020, Peters said The Hollywood Reporter«Pamela has never seen her full potential as an artist. She hasn’t really shined yet. There’s a lot more to her than meets the eye, otherwise I wouldn’t like her as much. there are beautiful girls everywhere. I could have my pick, but – for 35 years – I only wanted Pamela. She drives me wild – in a good way. She inspires me. I protect and treat her like her deserves to be treated.
A few days later, Anderson confirmed THR that they canceled the union and that they never filed any official documents.
«I was moved by the warm welcome extended to Jon and my union. We would greatly appreciate your support as we take some time apart to reevaluate what we want out of life and from each other. Life is a journey and love is a process,” she said at the time. «With this universal truth in mind, we have mutually decided to postpone the formalization of our marriage certificate and trust the process. Thank you for respecting our privacy.»
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Later that year, Anderson claimed she was «never legally married» to Peters, adding in a statement on social media that Peters was a «family friend for life.» She added, «No hard feelings – no marriage, no divorce…just a weird theatrical lunch.»
Anderson had two sons, Brandon, 26, and Dylan, 25, with ex-husband Tommy Lee, whom she married in 1995. She also married Kid Rock, Rick Salomon (they married twice but one of the marriages was annulled) and Dan Hayhurst (a marriage of less than a year that ended in 2021). Now single and living on her grandparents’ former farm on Vancouver Island, she is surrounded by her five dogs, her beloved books, her garden and the sea.
His new memoirs Love, Pamelaexcerpted exclusively in this week’s PEOPLE, and a new Netflix documentary, Pamela: a love storyboth release on January 31.