Pamela Anderson dating Adil Rami - who is the Baywatch actress & Marseille footballer boyfriend?

Pamela Anderson, a household name in the 1990s, has been back in the media lately after the celebrity gossip columns discovered she had ditched the glamour of Hollywood in favour of the south of France – and a footballer boyfriend.

Now shacked up in Marseille with Adil Rami, Goal looks at what we know about football's latest power couple...

Who is Pamela Anderson?

If you don't already know then you've been living under a rock or simply too young to remember.

Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress and model who is best known for her role in '90s action drama series Baywatch, an action drama series set around the lives of lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County. 

David Hasselhoff, supposedly the most watched man on television of all time, was an on-screen co-star.

Anderson shot to fame in 1990 after becoming Playboy magazine's 'Playmate of the Month' and went on to make several films, none of which garnered the same global attention as Baywatch. 

The 50-year-old did however receive a good deal of media attention through two of her marriages - first to heavy metal band Motley Crue's drummer Tommy Lee and later to musician Kid Rock. 

Anderson is also an activist for animal rights - to which much of her Twitter attention is devoted - and a staunch vegan.

Pamela Anderson at Marseille

Who is Adil Rami?

Adil Rami, 32, is a centre-back who has played in a variety of countries at a variety of levels, but currently plies his trade with Ligue 1 outfit Marseille.

Rami was born in Bastia, Corsica to Moroccan parents but opted to play for France at international level, with whom he has clocked up 33 caps over the years.

In terms of honours, the defender has won Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Europa League

How long have Pamela & Rami been dating?

The couple are said to have first been introduced during the Monaco Grand Prix in may 2017 and swiftly moved in together in Marseille just a few months afterwards.

Anderson admitted to the Daily Mail that she had not been looking for love at the time the pair met, but claims that the pair are very much besotted with each other, even if she is 18 years Rami's senior.

“He calls me an alien,” she said, “He says 'Come on, you must be 30, not 50 – show me your driver's licence, this is impossible, impossible! There are plenty of girls younger than you, how do you do this?'”

Which other teams has Rami played for?

Adil Rami, Marseille

Rami's playing career is entering its final years, but the France international has enjoyed a healthy career spread across three countries.

After having won both the Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France with a Lille side which boasted the talents of a young Eden Hazard in 2011, Rami secured a move to La Liga with Valencia, with whom he played for three years before moving on to AC Milan.

Rami spent only one year with the Rossoneri before moving back to Spain with Sevilla in 2015, a positive switch that saw the centre-back lift the Europa League trophy come the end of the season.

Returning to France in 2017 to turn out for Marseille, Rami might argue his most recent move has been the best of his career – how else would he have met his Playmate partner?