Pamela Bach is in the middle of a spousal support war with her ex-husband, David Hasselhoff. Bach, who shares two grown daughters with the former Baywatch and Knight Rider star, currently receives more than $250,000 a year in spousal support from her ex, but Hasselhoff says he can’t afford to support her anymore because his net worth is nil.
According to People, The Hoff’s $21,000 monthly spousal support payments to Bach are starting to drain his finances. Indeed, the actor, who recently became engaged to longtime girlfriend Hayley Roberts, claims he only has $4,000 in liquid assets and has had to withdraw funds from his retirement account in order to pay for his living expenses.
Ten years after his divorce from Pamela Bach, Hasselhoff has petitioned a California court to lower his monthly payments to her because he can no longer afford the hefty payments. According to the court documents, Bach, who was married to the TV superstar from 1989 to 2006, has mistakenly valued Hasselhoff’s estate at over $150 million and has said he owns additional real estate properties in England and Bali, two claims the actor strongly denies.
In recent months, Hasselhoff been vocal about his ex-wife’s own income-earning capabilities and has questioned why she doesn’t get a job. According to previous court docs reviewed by People, Hasselhoff revealed that he has paid Pamela Bach more than $2.3 million in alimony since their 2006 divorce, and that at 63 years of age he now feels he “should be preparing for retirement and not having to continue working in order to pay [Bach’s] support.”
In addition, the former Baywatch star described Pamela, 52, as “an attractive woman in excellent physical health” who is capable of finding work to support herself. The actor accused Bach of continuing to enjoy a “privileged lifestyle” on his dime and said she has made no “reasonable efforts” to support herself since their high-profile split more than 10 years ago. While David and Pamela have two daughters, Taylor-Ann and Hayley, the girls are now grown and actually live with their dad and not with Pamela, according to E! News.
The big question is, what has Pamela Bach been doing for the past 10 years while her ex-husband continues to search for viable income sources? While Pamela Bach’s official website describes her as an actress/producer and president of her own production company who’s currently working on several projects, Bach’s IMDB page lists her last acting credit as 2003 in the TV movie Missing. Pamela’s last TV credit came in 2011 on the TV show Celebrity Big Brother, but she has not taken an acting job in years, despite landing earlier roles on scripted shows like Baywatch and Sirens.
While Pamela Bach hasn’t made headlines for any recent acting gigs, her personal drama has played out in the tabloids. Bach made headlines after she was arrested for drunk driving twice in 2009. According to Daily Mail, Pamela lost her driver’s license for two years and faced 90 days in a Los Angeles jail. In 2014, she was accused of sideswiping a parked car in L.A., but she denied that she was involved.
Last year, an injured Pamela Bach was photographed walking with the help of crutches after she was viciously attacked by three bulldogs at a home of a friend. Pamela told Inside Edition that she saved her own life by shielding her face and neck with her arms during the brutal attack. The dogs were owned by a friend of Bach’s who ironically happens to be a personal injury lawyer.
After all that she has been through, Pamela Bach’s spousal support war with her ex-husband sounds like a day at the beach.
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