Are Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock kaput? After a yearlong engagement, she hints that she's split from Kid Rock and may be back with Tommy

By Gary Susman
Updated June 19, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Pam & Kid Rock: Tomo Ikic/ZUMA Press/Newscom

They may have seemed like the perfect couple — perfect for each other, at least — but Pamela Anderson is hinting that she and fiancé Kid Rock are on the outs. The ”Stripperella” star, who appeared at a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals event in Florida last week without Kid’s rock on her finger, told People magazine, ”The word that best describes me now is ‘free.’ That’s all I will say. I’m a mom, and that’s where my life is at. She gave a similar suggestion to Us Weekly when she showed up stag at a Playboy mansion party in Hollywood last week, saying, ”Assume what you want about a wedding, but ‘assuming’ is making an ass out of you and me. I’m here with family and friends. That might be a hint.”

The 35-year-old actress and the 32-year-old rap-rocker had been dating since April 2001. A year later, Rock proposed to Anderson in the desert outside Las Vegas, but the couple never set a wedding date. Now, Kid Rock is currently on a USO tour in Iraq, while rumors have Pam being seen in the company of her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, with whom she only recently settled a bitter and protracted custody dispute over their two boys. Now that the former Motley Crue drummer’s brief engagement to Mayte Garcia (Prince’s ex) is over, are he and Pam reuniting? A friend of his tells the Chicago Sun-Times, ”Now that Tommy and Mayte have split, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tommy and Pam get back together — again. They have this weird chemistry. They can’t live together, but after awhile they are miserable being apart.”