Pamela Anderson has married her bodyguard after falling in love during the coronavirus lockdown, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The former Baywatch beauty tied the knot for the fourth time with Dan Hayhurst, a builder from her small hometown, in an intimate ceremony on the grounds of her home on Vancouver Island, Canada on Christmas Eve.
And in a world exclusive interview Anderson told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m exactly where I need to be – in the arms of a man who truly loves me.’
Anderson, originally from Canada, beams in the snaps of the nuptials conducted by a local pastor, during which the couple read traditional vows.
Gentle drums played throughout the ceremony which was blessed by Canadian First Nation.
Qiyupelenexw from Snuneymuxw First Nation acted as a witness and sang the Paddle Song, which signifies a new journey, while the couple and their property were blessed in a traditional ‘cedar brushing’ ceremony.
The traditional wedding was held in the backyard of the sprawling countryside property Anderson bought from her grandparents in Ladysmith, on the east side of Vancouver Island.
Pamela was born in Ladysmith, a remote fishing village in British Columbia, in 1967.
She was raised in the area until Playboy moved her to Los Angeles.
The ethereal beauty dazzled in a stunning white vintage wedding dress with structured sleeves and a long trailing bridal veil.
Carrying a small bouquet of pink and white roses, Anderson was effortlessly elegant in the simple gown, while the groom dressed more casually in black trousers and a white shirt.
Anderson met Hayhurst, who lived locally on Vancouver Island, at the beginning of lockdown last year. Since then, the pair have been together 24/7.
‘This one year together has felt like seven – like dog years’, Anderson jokes.
Anderson adds that they fell head over heels with each other and it was a ‘natural fit’.
Of their special day, the model and actress gushed: ‘I am in love. We were married Christmas Eve with both our families’ blessing, everyone we know is happy for us.
‘I was married on the property I bought from my grandparents 25 years ago, this is where my parents were married and they are still together. I feel like I’ve come full circle.’
Anderson wore a Cinderella blue bridal skirt and cream corseted ensemble styled by Janet Ross.
She wore an antique 1940’s Satin slip and soft blue silk ribbon corset from Lace Embrace with a tulle skirt by Joanna Delaney Bridal and her veil was by Valentino.
‘I think this romantic property has a lot of healing energy, I’m at peace here. It’s a big property but a few people passing by could see the fairytale gown with the long Princess Diana veil dragging in the mud. Heaven.’
Underneath her wedding dress Anderson says she wore a pair of sturdy Hunter rain boots while standing on the muddy ground.
‘It’s the Canadian girl in me,’ she said.
Anderson and Hayhurst chose to have a simple, intimate wedding with no family or friends present.
The coronavirus pandemic limited who they could invite to the nuptials, but Anderson admitted: ‘We prefer to be ourselves.’
Hayhurst didn’t have a best man and Anderson chose not to have any bridesmaids.
The star, known for her elaborate outfits, also kept it simple by wearing no jewelry and ‘no diamonds’ on her wedding ring.
After the nuptials Hayhurst kissed his beautiful bride and scooped her up in his arms.
The bride and groom’s cake was a simple two-tiered homemade vegan cake with a glass stag, pine tree and glittery heart on top.
The vegan double vanilla, triple coconut cake made especially for Anderson was topped with an antique handblown glass deer ornament to represent her love of animals and a snowy white carnation which symbolizes ‘pure love.’
The bridal bouquet was loosely wrapped in dusty blue tulle to match the dress and included a blue hydrangea, echoing the ocean and symbolizing the water element of emotion.
An olive branch was included for peace, roses for romantic love, babies breath for new beginnings, eucalyptus for purifying energies, the exotic orchid for passion, plus a pine bough which speaks to coastal ancestral roots from the property and mother earth.
The cake, bridal bouquet and flowers were by Heather Ross/Natural Eclectic.
Some wedding photos adhered to the vintage feel of the wedding while others were shot in an urban setting over the water in Vancouver.
In one gritty yet elegant shot Anderson lies on the sidewalk in front of the OK Boot Corral, a boutique boot, hat and belt store in historic Gastown, in downtown Vancouver.
In other photos she posed against a brick wall and a black security fence in stunning black and white shots.
As to whether the newlyweds plan to take a honeymoon once travel restrictions are lifted, Anderson said wistfully: ‘Every day is our honeymoon.’
Anderson has been living in Ladysmith, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, since July 1, 2019.
Since returning to her roots, she has invested $1million in the property she owns, renovating it to her tastes.
Bodyguard Dan has been helping her with the renovations.
‘The property has a special energy. It’s full of deer, bears, raccoons, eagles,’ Anderson said.
‘The trees have known me my whole life, and to be surrounded by the nature I knew since birth on my wedding day was very powerful.’
The couple has also put much of their time into helping a local animal sanctuary, called RASTA Sanctuary.
According to recent Instagram posts made by the organization Anderson and Hayhurst have been an ‘incredibly generous and most kind and thoughtful couple.’
It says Hayhurst, a builder by trade, has donated his time to help them with building a new barn for the animals and Anderson made a generous donation to the project.
‘Yesterday Pamela surprised us all with an early Christmas gift by most generously covering the cost of the cement for the footings in the construction of our new barn and we truly couldn’t be more grateful.’
The post added: ‘Her very hardworking partner Dan is our builder and he’s doing a fantastic job both coordinating the project as well as getting down and dirty to get the work done.’
The RASTA Sanctuary, which provides a ‘forever home’ to rescued farm animals on Vancouver Island posted several photos of Anderson and her new husband on the building site and a video of Anderson feeding some cows.
Under a photo of Hayhurst doing some building work, Anderson gushed: ‘Great job baby.’
Anderson is also the face of a billboard campaign for the sanctuary with the tagline, ‘Compassion is Always Sexy’.
A friend of Anderson’s said the newlyweds are smitten.
‘Pamela fell in love with the boy next door. This is who she would have ended up with if she never left Vancouver Island.
‘It proves she’s the same little girl that might have lived there all along. It’s like everything else was just a dream.
‘Pamela and Dan are doing wonderful things together.
‘He is donating his time to build a barn for a local animal sanctuary
‘They are very involved in helping their community, including helping to find ways to positively support First Nations vulnerable children.
‘Dan and Pam have huge hearts. And their small town of Ladysmith has fallen head over heels for this homegrown love story.
‘Dan married the girl of his dreams and is so proud of Pamela’s accomplishments. He supports her every move.’
It’s technically Anderson’s fifth wedding to four different guys.
She was previously married to Tommy Lee, with whom she shares sons Brandon, 23, and Dylan, 22.
The two were married from 1995 to 1998.
The actress later married and divorced Kid Rock in 2006.
Then she married producer Rick Solomon twice — in 2007 and 2013. The first ended in annulment.
It was widely reported that Anderson married businessman Jon Peters, 74, on January 20, 2020 at Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, California.
Anderson had returned from a spiritual cleanse in India.
But according to Anderson they only had a mock ceremony, not an official wedding.
She told DailyMailTV cuttingly: ‘We were never married. He is a movie maker and… I guess he just needed a little attention?’
In a tweet about the 12-day union from her official account, it read: ‘Pamela Anderson was never legally married to Jon Peters (lifelong family friend) no hard feelings — no Marriage, no Divorce… just a bizarre theatrical lunch — Pamela has a good sense of humor about it (sic).’
Romanticizing about her new love, Anderson summed up her feelings by quoting famed Cuban American author Anaïs Nin: ‘Do not seek the because. In love there is no because. No reason. No explanation. No solutions.’
source: Daily Mail