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Why did Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson divorce?

Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson’s troubled marriage may seem like ancient history, but they made headlines. Kid Rock said getting married was fun but being married was painful. However, a movie and other factors caused the couple to divorce.

Born Robert James Ritchie, the musician popularly known as Kid Rock, refused to apologize for attacking Oprah Winfrey and Joy Behar during a drunken rant at his Nashville honky-tonk in 2019.

The country rocker, who had noted in previous interviews that he was not a fan of Oprah Winfrey, went on a wild tirade on stage where he repeatedly insulted people he didn’t like with vulgar words.

Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson at Dreamworks Pictures “Biker Boyz” on January 28, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

Now sober and calm since time has passed, Rock revealed he has no intention of apologizing to anyone. On a recent episode of “Tucker Carson Originals” on Fox Nation, Rock said:

“A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts; I own up to what I said. I’m not apologizing to anyone. I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan. I got drunk […] then I’m on stage.”

The musician also attacked presenter Kathie Lee Gifford. However, he later explained that the attack was unintentional, as he was thinking comedian Kathy Griffin as he and Gifford had been quite friendly over the years.


Rock and Anderson met backstage in April 2001 when they attended the VH1 Divas Live tribute to Aretha Franklin. The singer said their meeting was weird because the ‘Baywatch’ star thought like him.

They began dating soon after, and in April 2002, Rock proposed to Anderson in Las Vegas. The following summer, Anderson began teasing that she and Rock were no longer together and said she was “free”.

Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson at the premiere of “8 Mile” on November 6, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

The former couple reunited three years later, in July 2006, on a friend’s yacht in the south of France, and they rekindled their relationship. Later that month, Rock and Anderson decided to tie the knot in an elaborate wedding aboard a yacht in Saint Tropez.

With the marriage deemed illegal under French law, the couple made it official in a Beverly Hills courthouse the following week. According to French law, a marriage is only legal after the couples have married civilly at the town hall.

Four months after their spontaneous marriage, Anderson filed for divorce. According to reports, her appearance in “Borat” was to blame for the feuds between her and Rock during this time. Rock reportedly had a blast after a private screening of the film.

Sacha Baron Cohen also confirmed this information on the podcast “The Last Laugh”. Cohen said he called Anderson to find out if Rock liked the movie, and she told him that Rock was going to get a divorce because of the movie.

Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson at the 31st American Music Awards on November 16, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

Rock denied the rumors and revealed that while she was filming a movie in Vancouver, Anderson wanted him to come, but he wanted to go to the Lakers game.

When he told her that he would visit her the following weekend, she began to make him feel guilty and informed him that she had had a miscarriage. However, Rock said he didn’t know she was pregnant.


Rock is currently in a relationship with Audrey Berry, his fiancée, who is not a celebrity. They met in suburban Detroit shortly after his 2007 divorce, and he kept their relationship relatively quiet.

Although he rarely spoke publicly about her, Rock once revealed that he was now thinking about someone else and trying not to be so selfish. He paid tribute to Berry with a song on his album, “First Kiss”. They got engaged in early 2017.


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