Baywatch star Pamela Anderson splits from French footballer boyfriend

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has revealed she has broken up with France World Cup-winning defender Adil Rami, calling him a "monster".

Baywatch star Pamela Anderson splits from French footballer boyfriend
Pamela Anderson and Adil Rami in happier times. Photo AFP

Anderson's two-year romance with the Marseille player 18 years her junior has been closely followed in France, especially when Rami became a cult hero of the 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia despite not playing a single minute.

But the couple's romance appears to have ended abruptly, with Anderson accusing Rami of cheating on her.

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Long-time animal rights campaigner Anderson takes part in a protest in France over the caging of animals. Photo: AFP

“The last (more than) 2 years of my life have been a big lie,” Anderson, 51, said on Instagram. “I was scammed, led to believe… we were in ” big love” ?”

“I'm devastated to find out in the last few days that he was living a double life.”

Rami's representatives did not reply to AFP when asked to respond to Anderson's claims.

Anderson has two sons from a previous relationship with Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee.

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Gerard Depardieu to sell off contents of his Paris fine dining restaurant

French actor and legendary gourmand Gerard Depardieu is putting the entire contents of one of his Paris restaurants under the hammer on Thursday.

Gerard Depardieu to sell off contents of his Paris fine dining restaurant
French actor Gerard Depardieu is a famous gourmand. Photo: AFP

Depardieu sold La Fontaine Gaillon in central Paris last month and is now putting everything inside – including its cellar containing vintage Chateau Latour, Cote-Rotie and Meursault wines at up to €6,000 a bottle – up for auction.

The flamboyant star opened the restaurant serving hearty French classics in 2003 with his then partner actress Carole Bouquet and wine magnate Bernard Magrez.

The outspoken Depardieu, who railed against the previous Socialist government's plans to raise taxes on the rich, has been selling off a number of his assets in the French capital, including a mansion, a fishmongers and a deli.

“The adventure has come to an end,” a friend of the actor told AFP.

Depardieu, 70, who owns a clutch of vineyards in his homeland, announced plans to open three restaurants in Russia in 2014, a year after sparking an outcry by taking Russian nationality. 

Rarely out of the headlines, the actor has made more than 180 films, and became the face of French cinema through films such as Cyrano de Bergerac, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

La Fontaine Gaillon is set in a picturesque square close to the French capital's theatre district, and had become a gastronomic fixture, warmly reviewed by food critics.

“The sale of the contents of grand hotels and restaurants always attracts a lot of interest,” said David Nordmann and Xavier Dominique of auctioneers Ader, even without the added spice of the association with the popular if controversial star.