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Pamela Anderson files for fifth divorce, from Ladysmith builder Dan Hayhurst

The break-up was confirmed by People and Rolling Stone magazine through Pamela Anderson’s representative.
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Pamela Anderson makes her way down the red carpet during David Foster's Miracle Concert at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria in 2012. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST

Pamela Anderson has officially split from Ladysmith builder Dan Hayhurst, her husband of one year — resulting in the fifth divorce for the former Baywatch star.

The break-up was confirmed by People and Rolling Stone magazine through Anderson’s representative. That makes two divorces in two years for Anderson, who split from Flashdance producer Jon Peters in January 2020, after just 12 days of marriage. Anderson denies ever being married to Peters, writing on Instagram at the time that the couple’s reported wedding ceremony “was just a bizarre lunch.”

The former Playboy cover star, 54, wed Hayhurst on Dec. 24, 2020, in a private ceremony at her Ladysmith residence. Being married on the property once owned by her grandparents made her feel like she had come “full circle,” Anderson said at the time. The couple had only known each other nine months when they tied the knot.

The love affair was a “pandemic whirlwind,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Rolling Stone. Anderson has reportedly left her childhood Ladysmith estate, which she shared with Hayhurst, and is currently living in Malibu, California. Anderson has yet to comment on the divorce, having sworn off social media.

“Now that I’m settled into the life I’m genuinely inspired by, reading and being in nature, I am free,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Jan. 26, 2021, shortly after her marriage to Hayhurst was made public.

Another one of Anderson’s high-profile marriages is the subject of an upcoming series which premieres Feb. 22 on Hulu and Disney+.

Pam & Tommy chronicles the early days of her marriage to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, which lasted from 1995 until 1998. Anderson reportedly did not participate in the series, which stars Downton Abbey veteran Lily James and Captain America alum Sebastian Stan in the title roles.

The eight-episode series, which also stars Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, and Taylor Schilling, tackles the fallout from the release of the couple’s infamous sex tape.

mdevlin@timescolonist.com