It's been a crazy past couple of weeks for Pamela Anderson.
The former Baywatch inspired star recently revealed of an extremely painful past that she's been keeping hidden from the world for dozens and dozens of years — and many were not expecting Pamela's sudden revelations!
But there is a method behind Pamela Anderson's opening up about being raped and molested as a teenager, and it has to do with the fact that she tried for so long to erase those memories with drugs and alcohol… and she does NOT want to do that stuff ever again.
Here's what a source said:
“Pamela has been working closely with an addiction specialist psychologist that has helped her tremendously. Those with past drug and alcohol abuse are encouraged to talk openly about their demons and that’s the reason she’s opening up about the child molestation and rape allegations. Pamela was addicted to alcohol and cocaine and she spent a long time numbing her pain with those substances.”
We had NO idea how hard Pamela Anderson's life has been. It's obvious now that the cocaine and alcohol was a short term solution for Pam as she hid these skeletons in her closet, and we're happy that she's finally seeking some long term answers!
And apparently she's doing amazing! With a little help from her husband and kids!
“Pam’s doing amazing with her recovery. She’s dropped all of her hard-partying friends and only surrounds herself with family and Rick Salomon. She is closer than ever to her two kids and her life has transformed completely.”
Not only that, but she's also launched a charity called the Pamela Anderson Foundation to give back to her community! Another way of feeling good!
A source said:
“Pamela launched her own charity, the Pamela Anderson Foundation, as a way to give back to the community. Another positive step in her recovery.”
We're glad that Pamela Anderson is talking about her haunted past, and letting go of all those bad things that she's been holding onto for so long!
That was so not healthy, and this is so is! Keep up the great work, Pam!
[Image via WENN.]
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