Pamela Anderson dated David Charvet for two years before co-starring with him on Baywatch in the 1990s. She regarded him as the “more than anybody, the love of [her] life” in an interview with People, though they were reportedly purely platonic once they began filming together.
“In this business, it becomes very competitive when two actors are starting out,” Anderson said of their split, and Charvet quipped, “We had a great romance, but now she talks to me about her boyfriends. People on the set think we’re faking it but we aren’t.”
In a 2010 interview with Wendy Williams, the talk queen asked Brooke Burke, joined by Charvet, about working with Anderson on Dancing with the Stars, knowing the blond bombshell had once romanced her husband.
“It wasn’t awkward for me — I’m always very considerate to the people that I’m working with, and I never wanted her to be uncomfortable,” Burke said. “I didn’t know how it would be when [Charvet] was on set, but I was okay … I have to say, when we were standing up there, I was wondering what was going through his mind, like, ‘Did you make the right choice?'”
“It was a little awkward for me,” Charvet admitted. “By the way, I did [make the right choice]. I did.”