Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has revealed how happy she is after a Christmas Eve wedding to her bodyguard. The 54-year-old actress married Dan Hayhurst in a small ceremony at her home on Canada’s Vancouver Island.
This is Anderson’s fifth marriage, although she denies being legally married to her last husband, Jon Peters, and comes after she met Hayhurst at the beginning of last year’s lockdown.
She said they fell head over heels in love and it was a “natural fit”, adding: “This one year together has felt like seven – like dog years.”
Photos of the day showed her in a white vintage wedding dress with a bouquet of pink and white roses.
“We’re really happy. I’m happier than I’ve ever been. It’s like full circle… coming home and falling in love with somebody who’s pretty much exactly like me, you know, I think the rest of it was a dream,” Anderson told DailyMailTV.
“This seems more like reality and it’s just a good feeling to be home and to be with someone that genuinely cares about me and for who I really am, who I think I am, you know, just like a small town girl, from the same area and we get along great.”
Anderson met local builder Dan Hayhurst at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown after hiring him as her bodyguard in the small fishing town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. After spending so much time together she says they quickly hit it off and Hayhurst told the former Playboy model: ‘I’ll marry you in a minute.’
“When I look back I think we both just looked so happy, we’re both just genuinely sincerely happy and giggling and laughing. We’re really, really happy together and he’s hysterical. He’s very funny, and that’s what you need in life,” Anderson continued.
“You need someone that makes you laugh and we make each other laugh. And, you know, it’s not the most pleasant of times in the world and somehow I’m happier than I’ve ever been.
“It was a short and sweet ceremony with a local pastor and just very natural. It was effortless, not stressful. It’s effortless being together.
“It all happened very naturally and very spontaneously and that’s the way it should be, I guess.
“He’s a builder by trade and he was hired to be my bodyguard and we spent 24/7 together and we just kind of grew on each other,” she explained.
The pair married in an intimate ceremony on the grounds of Anderson’s home that she bought from her grandparents. The actress shared videos and photos of the wedding, offering an insight into her special day.
Gentle drums played throughout the wedding ceremony, which was blessed by Canadian First Nation, with Anderson wearing a white vintage wedding dress with structured sleeves and a long trailing bridal veil.
The star said the pair did not spend too much time planning the wedding, even admitting that the dress was already in her closet and to wearing Hunter boots to wade through the mud.
“My veil was long and dripping in mud and I thought that was kind of glamorous and sexy. It was just beautiful, just perfect,” she beamed.
Anderson says although she has only known Hayhurst for a year, but it feels like they’ve been together a lot longer.
“It just slowly happened. I never would have expected it,” Anderson told the Daily Mail of her developing relationship with Hayhurst.
“I would say one year in dog years is seven years, so it’s kind of like COVID years are like dog years. We’ve spent more time together in a year than most people would do in a lot longer… we’re meant to be together.
“It was an easy decision and it’s nice to be with someone, especially during these times.”
Anderson is very philosophical about her new romance and believes more people should be in ‘pairs’.
“I think we’re stronger in pairs and I think we’ve gone through decades of people not wanting to be in relationships, wanting to be with multiple partners,’ she said. “I’ve spoken at universities on the dangers of losing human connection and I’m a big believer in human connection and romance. In today’s digital age, I think people are very lonely.
“I think the sexual revolution gave us emptiness and loneliness, and now we need a sensual revolution.”
Earlier this week, Anderson wrote what she described as her last post on social media.
She said: “I’ve never been interested in social media and now that I’m settled into the life I’m genuinely inspired by reading and being in nature. I am free.
“Thanks for the love. Blessings to you all.
“Let’s hope you find the strength and inspiration to follow your purpose and try not to be seduced by wasted time.
“That’s what THEY want and can use to make money. Control over your brain.”