Talk about a vow renewal!
Pamela Anderson has tied the knot -- for the second time -- with longtime love Rick Salomon. The "Baywatch" beauty told E! News she recently secretly remarried the film producer, after previously dishing to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she was "best friends with benefits" with her ex. The couple originally married in October 2007 and split later that year.
"We're very happy," Anderson told E!. "Our families are very happy and that's all that matters."
While the newlyweds both have several marriage under their belts (Anderson previously wed rockers Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, while Salomon has been married to actresses E.G. Daily and Shannen Doherty), this time could be for keeps. Anderson told DeGeneres she doesn't "want to meet anyone else."
While we'll have to wait it out to find out if the second time's the charm, the rekindled couple's in good company when it comes to marrying the same person twice. Check out these other celebs who remarried their exes:
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Two of Elizabeth Taylor's eight marriages were to her off-screen leading man, actor Richard Burton. After meeting on the set of "Cleopatra," they married in 1964, but divorced a decade later. But they reunited and remarried in 1975. While the second time around also resulted in divorce (just one year later!), Taylor maintained that Burton was the love of her life. The actor wrote love letters to his former wife right up until his death, with Taylor telling Vanity Fair his final letter -- penned just days before he died -- suggested he was happiest in life when he was with her, and pondered if they might have another shot at love together.
Eminem and Kim Mathers
Talk about eating crow. After writing some really nasty songs about his ex- wife ("Kim," anyone?) rapper Eminem reconciled with her and tried to give things another go. Eminem and Kim Mathers first tied the knot in 1999, but when things went awry they split, and he penned a little ditty about violently murdering her. Still, she must be a very forgiving person, because in 2006 she remarried the rapper. That one didn't work out either, and the "Rap God" singer filed for divorce 83 days later, explaining via a statement: "We both tried to give our marriage another chance and quickly realized that a wedding doesn't fix the underlying problems."
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
A failed union at the age of 18 didn't stop Melanie Griffith from rekindling things with her ex, Don Johnson. After a 6-month marriage in 1976, the couple found love again in the '80s, and for a while, things were blissful. "I'm a princess in a fairy tale," Griffith once said. "Not only do I have my prince, I have the castle that goes with it."
While Griffith's mom, actress Tippi Hedren predicted a happily ever after ("The first time they married in a little chapel in Las Vegas," she told People in 1989. "This time she wants to have a big wedding. And when they marry, it will be till death do us part"), it wasn't in the cards. Although marriage #2 produced a child -- daughter Dakota was born in 1989 -- the couple split for good in 1996.
Elliott Gould and Jennifer Bogart
While his most famous marriage may have been to Barbra Streisand, actor Elliott Gould had double the pleasure with his second wife, Jennifer Bogart. He married and divorced Bogart in the early 1970s, then remarried her in 1978. Between their two marriages, Gould told People, "Marriage should be a beginning, but sometimes it's an end. I learned that I had no ends. I just haven't had the good fortune to meet my soulmate yet."
Larry King and Alene Akins
Who'd have thunk that news nerd Larry King would be a male equivalent to Elizabeth Taylor? The 80-year-old CNN legend has been married eight times -- and yes, two of those times were to the same woman. Not only that, but wife #3 and #5, Alene Akins, was a Playboy bunny!
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