Pamela Anderson may be getting bored with her soccer star boyfriend Adil Rami, and her friends couldn’t be happier about it because it’s freeing her up for a potential new billionaire beau, Russian-British newspaper magnate Evgeny Lebedev.
“Evgeny Lebedev has been trying to sweep her away for years,” a source close to Anderson, 51, told Page Six Friday. “They share a love of arts and have many intellectual interests in common. Pamela’s friends think he’s better suited to her — but she’s still living out her experience respectfully with Adil. She believes in Adil. It’s very sweet.”
Anderson has been dating Rami and residing in France since last summer.
The source said Rami, 32, is “on the party circuit” with his teammates to celebrate their World Cup victory, but Anderson isn’t interested in nightlife.
“Pamela wants nothing to do with clubs. She’s turned off by juvenile behavior. She respects his need to celebrate the win, but this behavior cannot last,” the insider said. “Pamela has been with some truly brilliant men in her life, so the consensus among her friends is how can this soccer player really sustain her interest? Pamela bores easily.”
Evgeny, the 38-year-old owner of the London Evening Standard and The Independent, has been sending the “Baywatch” starlet private jets and romantic texts, the source said, as well as buying her art and flowers.
“He frequently sends invitations to Italy and England,” the source added.
Anderson’s high-profile friends, including director Luke Gilford and rumored past paramour WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, are trying to get her to dump Rami before they get too serious.
“Julian Assange is also no fan of Adil,” the source sniffed. “In fact, before he was isolated and cut off from Wi-Fi and outside communication, he introduced Pamela to Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat. Julian’s position is if he can’t have her, he wants her to be with someone smart and interesting.”
As for why Anderson’s inner circle won’t support her relationship with Rami, the source alleges that the footballer is a “manchild” who’s a bit too similar to some of Anderson’s infamous exes.
“Adil is so jealous and Luke worries that Pamela will continue to turn down good film projects because of jealous men in her life,” the source explained. “Adil is highly controlling and does everything in his power to seclude and isolate her from her circle of friends.”
Her pals’ influence may just be working: Last night, Pamela unfollowed Rami on Instagram, though a source close to the actress says they’re still together … for now.
Lebedev did not immediately return a request for comment.
source: Page Six