How did Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape get leaked?
After meeting at a New Year's Eve party in 1994, Pamela and Tommy wasted no time in making things official—they were married on a beach in Cancún just 96 hours later.
In the weeks following their surprise nuptials (which made headlines across the world) they decided to film a sex tape which they hid in a safe, locked away in their garage.
Per Rolling Stone's explosive 2014 exposé on the scandal, the pair had an altercation with an electrician named Rand Gauthier, who also happened to work in the porn industry. He managed to break into their property and steal the sex tape.
While he initially struggled to distribute the tape without the consent of Pamela and Tommy, it eventually leaked into the media and within a few months, the infamous couple's intimate recording was viewed by millions of people across the world.
It marked the beginning of a new, and troubling era for celebrities, whose most private moments had the potential to be spread far and wide across the internet.
To this day, Pamela claims she has never watched the tape herself, and she never intends to do so.
How long were Pamela and Tommy married for?
Pamela and Tommy were married for three years, and during they time, they welcomed two sons: Brandon Thomas Lee, 25 and Dylan Jagger Lee, 24.
The famous couple's rocky relationship wasn't a secret—in 1998, Tommy was arrested over an assault on his wife, and he later pleaded no contest to felony spousal battery. He was sentenced to six months in jail, and Pamela filed for divorce that same year.
In 2008, more than a decade after their divorce, Tommy Lee told Rolling Stone that the couple had rekindled their romance.
"Pamela and the kids have moved in with me," he told the publication, adding, "It’s awesome, man. It’s definitely working. You can tell on the kids’ faces—they’re happy when we’re together."
In 2010, the couple split up again—this time for good.
Where are Pamela and Tommy now?
While she was one of the most famous faces of the 1990s, particular after her iconic stint on Baywatch, Pamela has embraced a low-key lifestyle in recent years.
She starred on Dancing With The Stars several times, and she also appeared on the UK's Dancing On Ice in 2013.
Pamela also made headlines when she outwardly showed support for Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, consistently claiming he was innocent.
"He's a good man, he is an incredible person," she previously told media.
"I love him, I can't imagine what he has been going through."
Now 54, Pamela married five more times following her split with Tommy Lee. First, she wed Kid Rock in 2006, then Rick Salomon in 2007, and again in 2013. She then married Jon Peters in early 2020 before splitting with him that same year.
Around Christmas in 2020, Pamela married Dan Hayhurst which a source described to Rolling Stone as a "pandemic whirlwind". But according to the publication, they split in January 2022.
Tommy, now 59, also lives a quiet life out of the public eye these days. He married actor Brittany Furlan Lee in 2019, and she often shares snaps of the pair together on Instagram.
Where are Pamela and Tommy's sons now?
Both of Pamela and Tommy's sons have gone on to pave their own paths in entertainment, with Brandon starring on a popular spin-off reality TV show, The Hills: New Beginnings.
Meanwhile Dylan has gone on to model for the likes of Acne Studios, Coach and Hugo Boss. He also launched Midnight Kids, a music project which produced several EPs before he left the brand in early 2021.