Jon Peters Admits to Settling Pamela Anderson’s Debts During 12-Day Marriage

He also claims HE ended things. Over text, no less.

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Anderson, for her part, disputes Peters' claims.
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As Pamela Anderson and Jon Peters found out earlier this month when they announced they were ending their marriage of 12 days, not all love is built to last. Sometimes it’s not even built to last two weeks.

According to Peters, however, there was more to the couple’s rapid undoing than a mere change of heart. On Monday, the producer told Page Six that the split came after he paid off the “broke” actress’s debts.

“I dropped everything for Pam,” he told the outlet. “She had almost $200,000 in bills and no way to pay it so I paid it and this is the thanks I get. There’s no fool like an old fool.”

Peters also claimed that he ended things with Anderson via text, which he said is also how the whirlwind marriage began. According to Peters, he was already engaged to another woman with whom he was planning to move in when Anderson, an old flame he’d dated on and off decades ago, texted him a marriage proposal.

“Needless to say that when she texted me that she wanted to get married, it was kind of a dream come true even though I was engaged to someone else and the lady was moving in,” Peters told Page Six.

Despite earlier reports in which a source claimed Anderson realized the marriage was “a terrible mistake” hours after the wedding, Peters said that he was the one who split with the actress, reportedly texting her, “At 74 i need a simple quiet life and not an international love affair.”

Peters also contested reports suggesting Anderson found him controlling.

“I welcomed her into my life with open arms and love since I have looked after her for many years,” he told Page Six. “If she meant controlling- I’ve paid … [her] bills since she was broke. I bought her a completely new wardrobe.”

Anderson, for her part, has denied Peters’ narrative. “These claims are not only entirely fabricated, they are ludicrous,” a rep for Anderson told the Post. “Despite Mr. Peters’ efforts to elicit a response from Ms. Anderson, she has no comment to provide and wishes him well.”

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