Pamela Anderson is a proud mama.
Pamela Anderson is a proud mama.
The Baywatch bombshell is the mother of two adult sons, Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee, who are following in the entertainment-industry footsteps of both her and their father, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.
Anderson was adamant about keeping her kids out of the limelight when they were growing up, but admitted that when your parents are mega-celebs, that isn't entirely possible. Of course, she still supports them 100 percent in their own endeavors to achieve showbiz success.
"They're gonna make their own choices for the rest of their lives," she said on TODAY in 2015 (via The New York Daily News). "It wouldn't be their own choice if we were dragging them down red carpets." She added, "I [tell them], 'You're gorgeous, you're talented, you got that down.' They're genetically loaded. They're perfect gentlemen considering the gene pool."
Indeed they are! Get to know Pamela Anderson's kids, why they deliberately flew under the radar for so many years and what they're up to now.
Did Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson have any kids?
Anderson and Lee are parents to Brandon Thomas Lee, born June 5, 1996, and Dylan Jagger Lee, born Dec. 29, 1997. The boys went to boarding school in Vancouver (Anderson is Canadian), and they admitted when they came back to Los Angeles that it was a bit of a culture shock for them—and made them realize that their parents probably made the right move.
"Life just happens at such an accelerated pace. Everything around you is happening faster," Brandon once told Interview about growing up in La La Land. "People are losing their virginity five years younger than everywhere else in America. People are getting involved in drugs at a much younger age. When kids in L.A. are 18 or 19, they’re like a bunch of 40-year-olds who have already seen everything. It's almost like they’re war veterans."
Meanwhile, Dylan said in the same interview, "Brandon and I went to high school in Canada, so we came back to see our friends in completely different situations than when we left them. L.A. can be amazing, but it can also be the worst. A lot of people think it’s, like, be an actor, be a musician, be a model, or you’re nothing. It’s a pretty dog-eat-dog world."
Brandon also admitted that his parents shielded him and Dylan somewhat from their own fame.
"The normal thing to do as a parent is, of course, to make your kids feel like everything is normal and fine," he recalled. "I remember one day asking my mom, 'Hey, why does everybody take photos of us?' And she said, 'Oh, they do that to everybody.' Then, I remember being with one of my friends' families when I was, like, 10, and we walked into dinner somewhere, and I said to them, 'Hey, why does nobody take photos of you guys?'"
What do Pamela Anderson's sons do for a living?
Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger Lee are quasi-celebrities in their own rights. Brandon is an actor, model, and reality TV personality (he starred in The Hills: New Beginnings), while Dylan sticks to modeling and music. Dylan is a musician and has been in bands including the Midnight Kids and Motel 7.
Is Brandon Lee still with Dani?
Brandon Thomas Lee was previously in a relationship with model Daniella Beckerman, and their romance was featured on The Hills: New Beginnings. However, they've since called it quits.
Lee explained to Entertainment Tonight Canada, "It's going to be interesting to watch this year because I'm actually single at the moment, so that's how that turned out. It's going to be absolutely awkward." He added, "It's definitely hard to go through a relationship that is actually great, and then for things to happen, and then to have to watch the good parts of a relationship that is over back is just weird. Usually, you try to think about like, 'This is what happened, this was bad, let's move on.' You don't really want to watch a highlight reel of your relationship with your ex, it's just kind of weird."
Prior to his relationship with Beckerman, Lee briefly dated Bella Thorne.
How rich is Brandon Lee?
Brandon Thomas Lee has an estimated net worth of $1 million, thanks to his TV and modeling work for high-end brands like Dolce and Gabbana.
What does Dylan Jagger Lee do?
As a model, Dylan Jagger Lee has posed and worked the catwalk for haute couture brands including Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani Exchange, Hugo Boss, and Coach, as well as True Religion Jeans and Acne Studios. He's also a musician, which was a bit of a surprise for him—because he used to loathe the entire art form.
"My dad loves all music, but I used to hate music back in the day. I didn't want to make music," Dylan told Interview. "I didn't want to be an actor. I didn't want to do anything. Then I fell in love with it."
What does Brandon Thomas Lee do for a living?
Brandon Thomas Lee is a model, actor and TV personality—career choices he eschewed initially when he was younger.
"I've had a pretty crazy life, and I spent the majority of it hiding from the spotlight, trying to be a normal kid. I used to resent all of this," he told Interview when discussing his screen career. "But I've come to a point in my life where I want to show people what I'm truly like. There are a lot of misconceptions about the way we were raised—that we're spoiled, or that we were given everything. But our friends can back this up: Dylan and I haven't taken a dollar from our parents since we were in high school. We've been working our asses off to buy a house, buy a car, and pay for music equipment and acting lessons. It feels better to do it ourselves."
Aside from The Hills: New Beginnings, Brandon Thomas' screen credits include the short Inherent Greed, the 2018 movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, an episode of Tales, Duke Orsino in the Twelfth Night episode of Acting for a Cause, Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story, Cosmic Sin, and the upcoming Zero Road. He also appeared in the 2002 documentary Playboy: The Ultimate Pamela Anderson, which may be a little awkward to have on his resume.
When he's not working, Brandon Thomas is an avid and enthusiastic golfer and dog lover.
Brandon was briefly estranged from his dad Tommy Lee after the rocker alleged his son assaulted him while he was in bed in 2018, reportedly after Tommy mocked Anderson on Twitter for speaking out about his history of domestic violence when they were together.
The two went back and forth accusing one another of substance abuse and rage issues, and eventually ended their beef; Brandon thanked Tommy for paying for him to go to rehab and has reportedly been sober ever since. Tommy, who admitted to drinking gallons of vodka a day, also got treatment.
Brandon told Interview of his sobriety, "Being sober is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Three years ago, I was in one of the darkest spots of my entire life. I didn’t want to leave my apartment. I couldn’t do anything. Ever since I got sober, I just feel like everything’s gotten better for me. I’ve become a better actor. I’ve become a better worker. I’ve become a better person. I’m not gonna lie, in L.A. it’s really f***ing hard to avoid temptation. Girls. Money. This and that. But my career has become so important to me that partying isn’t worth it anymore."