Pamela Anderson says she reached out to Britney Spears privately after the pop star expressed public support for her.
Anderson’s memoir, Love, Pamela, and Netflix documentary, Pamela, A Love Story, were both released last week, allowing the Baywatch alum to tell her story (versus others telling it for her or stealing and selling her image captured in private home videos). Spears took to Instagram and declared herself “such a fan” of the Playboy cover star and praised Anderson’s sons — including Brandon Thomas Lee, who produced the doc — for standing up for their mom.
Anderson, 55, told Entertainment Tonight Canada that when she heard what Spears posted, “I wrote her a letter back. Hopefully she’s received it by now, just a private letter.”
She suggested a common link between herself and the singer, who famously fought her father to end her conservatorship.
“It’s hard when the people closest to you betray you or use you,” the Barb Wire star said. “You’re like a moneymaker. It’s painful.”
In Spears’s post over the weekend, which has been deleted, she declared herself “such a fan of Pamela Anderson. She was the only sex icon at one time in America and she still is.” She said Anderson “gave me an understanding that people should support you exactly where you are in that moment of your life … unless cruelty rules the world.”
Spears was especially touched by the support Anderson’s sons, also including Dylan Jagger Lee, have shown their mother, including at the documentary screening on Jan. 30. Spears is estranged from her two teen sons, Preston and Jayden Federline. Their dad, Kevin Federline, sold an interview discussing that estrangement last year.
“I really respect the fact that her children stood up for her relating to the fact that people were trying to sell her story from the past,” Spears wrote.
Anderson’s interview with the media outlet also included a new response to Tim Allen’s denial that he flashed her on the set of Home Improvement when she was the “Tool Time” girl in the early ’90s.