When Jon Peters received a text from his bombshell ex-flame Pamela Anderson, saying she wanted to get married, the famously ruthless producer and one-time Hollywood hairdresser/lothario dropped everything — including his current fiancee.
Former hairdresser and film mogul Jon Peters poses after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
“Needless to say that when she texted me that she wanted to get married, it was kind of a dream come true even though I was engaged to someone else and the lady was moving in,” Peters said in an email to Page Six.
But the 74-year-old Peters said he ended the marriage after 12 days after he realized Anderson, 52, was “broke” and needed help paying off her sizable debts.
“I dropped everything for Pam,” Peters told Page Six. “She had almost $200,000 in bills and no way to pay it so I paid it and this is the thanks I get. There’s no fool like an old fool.”
Peters said he contacted Page Six to offer his version of how the quickie marriage ended. Peters, who famously dated Barbra Streisand and co-produced her 1976 version of “A Star is Born,” wasn’t happy to read that someone from Anderson’s camp had told Page Six that he had asked the former “Baywatch” beauty to marry him “on a whim.”
Peters also “took umbrage” with the source telling Page Six that it was Anderson who realized the marriage was “a mistake” because he was “too controlling.”
“Everything they told you was a lie,” Peters insisted to Page Six. “If she meant controlling, I’ve paid … (her) bills since she was broke. I bought her a completely new wardrobe.”
The pair secretly wed in a private Malibu ceremony on Jan. 20. A source previously told Page Six that Anderson jumped into the marriage because her heart was “too open” from a recent “spiritual cleanse” in India.
A representative for Anderson fired back at Peters’ version of events, telling Page Six: “These claims are not only entirely fabricated, they are ludicrous”
Peters and Anderson announced their split in Feb. 1. Peters and Anderson first dated nearly 30 years ago.
Less than two weeks after filing for divorce, Pamela Anderson Lee and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, shown in this 1995 file photo, got back together. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
Over the years, Anderson has had a number of turbulent, high-profile relationships and marriages, including marriages to rockers Tommy Lee and Kid Rock and to film producer Rick Salomon. She’s been in the headlines more recently because of her friendship and support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested last year and is being held in a British prison after the United States government charged him with violation of the Espionage Act.
Meanwhile, Peters was married four times prior to Anderson, but was best known for his personal and business partnership with Barbra Streisand. He and Streisand were a Hollywood super couple in the 1970s and 1980s, and remain close friends, according to …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment