Pamela Anderson calling off divorce from two-time husband Rick Salomon

Pamela Anderson, shown at a news conference in the Faeroe Islands in early August, has asked the court to toss her July petition for divorce from Rick Salomon.
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Pamela Anderson has had a change of heart when it comes to breaking up with two-time husband Rick Salomon, reportedly filing papers asking that her recent divorce petition be tossed out by the court.

So now those pictures of the theoretically estranged duo making out in Malibu a week after she’d filed make a lot more sense. Same with the shots of them sucking face in Sardinia toward the end of July.

Anderson hit the brakes on her breakup last Thursday, according to documents obtained by People and other outlets.


If the divorce had gone through, it would have been the 47-year-old’s second split with Salomon, 46, whom she wed for a second time Jan. 9. Their two-month 2007 marriage was annulled in 2008.

Anderson is also divorced from musicians Tommy Lee and Kid Rock. She has two sons with Lee.

The former “Baywatch” babe also swam against the current last week when it came to the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has gone viral raising awareness of and money to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“Sorry,” she wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. “I can’t bring myself to do your Ice bucket challenge. I enjoy a good dare- It’s always good to bring awareness - in fun, creative ways / I don’t want to take away from that. but it had me thinking. Digging a bit deeper. I found that we may not be aligned - in our messages.”

Specifically, Anderson’s philanthropic focus is on animal issues, whereas, Anderson said, the ALS Assn. funds research that involves animal testing.

So rather than dumping ice water over her head and sending out an ALS-related check, she said, “I thought Instead / I’d challenge ALS to stop Animal testing.”


The ALS Assn. released its own statement in response, noting that research involving rodents, flies and worms had led to “significant advances” in treatment of ALS and other neurological diseases.

“With advances in technology made possible through research funding from The ALS Association, different approaches to minimize the use of these model systems are being developed,” the statement said (via the Wall Street Journal). “Similar to organizations globally, The ALS Association supports laboratories and scientists that strictly adhere to the guidelines provided by the National Institutes of Health.”

The association also said it could direct donations to research that met supporters’ requirements.

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