If you’ve ever been tempted to take a journey back in time to a more innocent epoch, 2006 probably isn’t the year you’d pick. The MCU was but a Marvel fever dream, the Earth was roamed by Pussycat Dolls, and who’d want to go through losing Steve Irwin all over again?
But that’s where we’re going with the news that it was the year when love truly died, if love is best represented by the union of Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson. Which it is not.
You see, according to Sacha Baron Cohen, he and his alter ego Borat was instrumental in ending the couple’s five months of wedded bliss.
Pamela Anderson, the former Baywatch star then at the height of her pop-culture powers, had a cameo in the Borat film in which she was “kidnapped”.
Um… it was a different time.
Kid Rock, by all accounts, was furious about the film – presumably because he knew that everyone would bellow “my wife” at him. And who can blame him?
“Kid Rock saw the movie,” Cohen told the Last Laugh podcast, “and I texted Pamela Anderson and asked, ‘How did it go? What did he think?’” said Cohen. “And she texted back, ‘He’s getting divorced.’”
Of course, their differences would only escalate over the years as Kid became a hard-right supporter of Trump and Anderson because a vocal advocate for the freedom of Julian Assange.
So maybe that apparent love match was doomed regardless.