“There are beautiful girls everywhere. I could have my pick, but -- for 35 years -- I’ve only wanted Pamela,” the 'A Star Is Born' producer tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She makes me wild -- in a good way.”
It's a relationship that has come full circle.
Pamela Anderson and movie mogul Jon Peters tied the knot in a private ceremony in Malibu on Jan. 20, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The couple, who first dated more than 30 years ago, reunited in recent months and have kept the relationship under wraps.
“Pamela has never seen her full potential as an artist. She has yet to shine in a real way. There is much more to her than meets the eye, or I wouldn't love her so much,” Peters tells THR. “There are beautiful girls everywhere. I could have my pick, but -- for 35 years -- I've only wanted Pamela. She makes me wild -- in a good way. She inspires me. I protect her and treat her the way she deserves to be treated.”
The marriage marks the fifth for both. Anderson's exes include rocker Tommy Lee, with whom she has two adult sons; Kid Rock; and Rick Salomon twice. Most recently, she was living in Marseille with French soccer star Adil Rami. Peters' love life is even more legendary, with a marriage to actress Lesley Ann Warren flaming out in the early '70s when the then-hairdresser took up with Barbra Streisand, who he met on the set of the comedy For Pete's Sake. That began a torrid 12-year affair that spawned the Streisand star vehicle A Star Is Born, which Peters produced he also produced the 2018 remake with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. He also was married to producer Christine Forsyth-Peters, who attended the Malibu nuptials with their daughters Caleigh and Skye Peters' daughter Kendyl also was on hand as were Anderson's sons, Brandon and Dylan.
Anderson and Peters appeared to be traveling on different tracks in recent years. The former Baywatch star, 52, had moved to France and morphed into an international woman who was frequently photographed entering the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to visit friend Julian Assange or addressing animal rights issues at the Kremlin before Vladimir Putin. The reclusive Peters, 74, largely has stayed out of the limelight, a place he basked for years as the outrageous producer of such '80s and '90s classics as Flashdance, The Witches of Eastwick, Batman and Batman Returns, followed by an ill-suited run atop Columbia Pictures with Peter Guber.
Peters first met Anderson in the mid-'80s at the Playboy Mansion when he noticed the actress, who had just moved to Los Angeles from her native British Columbia, an account he shared with THR in a 2017 tribute to the late Hugh Hefner.
“I walked in and saw this little angel sitting at the bar. It was Pammy. She was like 19. I knew she would be a big star," he told THR at the time. "We ended up living together. Of course, Hefner loved her and saw her beauty. Pamela was a girl who with no makeup was gorgeous. She was very smart and very talented. I tried to talk her out of doing Playboy. I said, “Don't do Playboy. Focus on a serious career.” She said, “You're nuts.” She wanted to do Playboy, and she went on to do 13 covers.”
In fact, Anderson became the embodiment of the Playboy blond bombshell mystique, which helped make her a household name. Peters paid for her acting classes and dance and voice lessons, helping launch her onscreen career, first in TV on Home Improvement and as lifeguard C.J. Parker on the international hit Baywatch and later in film in Barb Wire. Peters proposed, but Anderson turned him down. He now remembers telling her, “'In 30 years, our age difference won't mean so much.'”
Following the wedding, Anderson offered THR her own statement on Peters in the form of a poem.
“Jon is the original 'bad boy' of Hollywood - no one compares - I love him deeply like family. His life used to scare me.
So much for a girl like me. Now I've seen more of life and realize .. He's been there all along. Never failed me -
I'm ready now and he's ready too - We
understand and respect each other - We love each other without conditions. - I'm a lucky woman. - Proof God has a plan”
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Thursday that its 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony set for June in Pasadena has been canceled.
“Given our concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June,” NATAS chairman Terry O'Reilly said today. “As there are so many unknowns right now with the flow of information changing on a daily, almost hourly, basis, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time.”
The move comes after NATAS announced it would postpone its annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards and its Sports Emmy Awards due to the coronavirus outbreak. That was Friday; so much has changed since then in the U.S. and around the world as the pandemic has grown.
Daytime Emmy Awards executive director Brent Stanton said that as far as moving forward with the annual awards, “Judging continues, and we look forward to announcing our incredibly talented nominees later this spring. We are working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year and will share more details in the weeks ahead.”
NATAS was in the midst of some revamps of the Daytime Emmys. The upcoming ceremony was to be divided into three separate shows June 12-14 at the Pasadena Convention Center, much like the Primetime Emmys and the two-night Creative Arts Emmys. Three new categories were added - Outstanding Young Adult Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for an Animated Program, and Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling - and the Younger Actor and Younger Actress in a Drama Series categories have been combined into a singular non-gendered Younger Performer in a Drama Series.
“These were extremely difficult decisions to make, but at the end of the day the health and safety of our event attendees and staff must remain our paramount concern,” NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said of today’s decision. “We are closely monitoring public heath authorities' guidance, seeking feedback from our awards communities, and evaluating the flexibility of our venue and production partners as we plan for the future in this unprecedented context.”