Why Pamela Anderson Sold Her $11.8 Million Home to Live Alone With 5 Dogs

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Pamela Anderson, known for her glamorous looks and bold makeup, is leaving this behind. She is embracing a calm life with open arms and spending her days in her grandparents’ old home with her dogs. According to her, she’s never been happier!

The rise to fame and personal challenges

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Born in Ladysmith, British Columbia, on July 1, 1967, Anderson’s journey to stardom started when she was discovered at a British Columbia Lions football game. Her image flashed across the stadium screen and ignited the crowd’s cheers, marking the start of her modeling career. Anderson’s fame skyrocketed with a magazine cover, and then she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams.

However, her personal life faced challenges, with a spontaneous marriage to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and the birth of their two sons. Her life took a tumultuous turn when her private video with Lee was stolen and distributed on the internet. Despite these hardships, Anderson faced them head-on, taking action against the culprits and later divorcing Lee in late 1998.

Embracing authenticity

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Anderson’s courage was also evident when she removed her breast implants, staying true to herself despite societal pressures. She admitted that she regretted getting them and wanted to embrace natural beauty.

Beyond Hollywood, she founded the Pamela Anderson Foundation to support the causes she believes in. The foundation fights for animal and human rights and Pamela has supported various PETA campaigns through the years and modeled for them.

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A makeup-free transformation

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Recently, Anderson made a bold choice by going makeup-free, a departure from her signature glamorous style. This decision has deeper roots, stemming from her early career when she didn’t have much say in her appearance.

After her makeup artist, Alexis Vogel passed away from breast cancer, Anderson chose to go makeup-free as a tribute to her. Since then, she’s been posting make-up-free photos on her Instagram and also being spotted outside looking natural.

Moving to her grandparents’ house

Anderson has also made waves in real estate with her lakeside property on Vancouver Island. She took on the task of renovating her grandparents’ former holiday village after selling her Malibu beachfront house for $2.9 million and the one she lived in for decades for $11.8 million.

The 56-year-old actress revealed she made such a move as she wanted to feel closer to her roots. The property now features three distinct buildings, including a boathouse, a roadhouse, and a cabin, and is a symbol of her passion and creativity.

She’s enjoying solitude and peace.

Despite her high-profile relationships and turbulent love affairs, Anderson now finds contentment in solitude. She shares her lakeside retreat with five loyal dogs, creating a haven of tranquility. She lives a simpler life, filled with the soft glow of candles, her favorite music, her piano, and tending to a gorgeous rose garden. Anderson admits to finding happiness in her singlehood, cherishing genuine moments of joy.

She doesn’t let the past keep a hold on her.

During her romantic involvement with rocker Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson thought they would have babies and stay together forever. But, that didn’t happen, and their divorce dragged her to a dark place. She admits it was hard, but she had to separate from him to protect her babies.

The former couple still check up on each other and Pamela acknowledges Tommy’s role as a father in their children’s life now. But for now, she’s loving being single and spending her days by the sea. “I live a more romantic life now that I’m alone than I did in relationships,” Pamela admits. But she isn’t giving up on the possibility of finding the right one and maybe finding someone compatible in the future.

While Pamela has given up on makeup, there are celebrities who occasionally go natural and share their make-up-free photos with the world. You can see some of them here in this article.

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