B.C. celebrity and activist Pamela Anderson marries bodyguard in secret wedding on Vancouver Island

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      A B.C.–raised celebrity quietly got married during the winter holidays.

      Screen star, activist, and model Pamela Anderson tied the knot with Dan Hayhurst, her bodyguard, on Christmas Eve (December 24).

      A representative for Anderson, who was born in Ladysmith, B.C., confirmed to ET Canada that she married Hayhurst at her Vancouver Island oceanfront home. She had purchased the property from her grandparents 25 years ago, and it’s also the location where her parents married.

      She also received a Coast Salish cedar blessing at the ceremony.

      The 53-year-old Anderson has previously been married to Tommy Lee, Kid Rock, and Rick Salomon, but denied being legally married to Jon Peters.

      In a post on Instagram on January 25, Anderson quoted author Anaïs Nin, “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”


      The following day, she announced that she would no longer be posting on social media now that she is “settled into the life” that she is “genuinely inspired by”.

      “I am free,” she stated.

      Anderson has also established herself as an activist, participating in numerous campaigns for various causes, including animal rights, HIV, and more. The Pamela Anderson Foundation supports individuals and organizations fighting for environmental, animal, and human rights.

      After a COVID-19 outbreak at a mink farm in the Fraser Valley in December, she wrote to Premier John Horgan to call for the closure of all fur farms in B.C.

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