See Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's Sons All Grown Up
Brandon and Dylan Lee are already in their 20s.
One of the most infamous celeb couples of the '90s was undoubtedly Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. The Mötley Crüe drummer and model-turned-actor had a whirlwind romance, getting married only four days after meeting, garnering a lot of attention for their sex tape, and divorcing three years later. But, during the short time that they were together, Anderson and Lee also welcomed two children, Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger Lee.
Brandon and Dylan are now 24 and 23 years old, respectively, and they've both been in the public eye themselves, thanks to music, modeling, and TV. The two have also both spoken out about what it was like growing up with Anderson and Lee as their parents.
Read on to find out more about Brandon and Dylan today. And for more on children who grew up in the spotlight, check out 15 Celebrity Kids Who Are All Grown Up Now.
Dylan is a musician, like his dad.
You could say Dylan is following in his father's footsteps, but he's not into the same type of music his dad was making with Mötley Crüe. Until earlier this year, he was in the electronic music duo Midnight Kids, but in a note on Instagram he shared that he was "moving in a different musical direction that feels more true to me."
In a 2019 conversation with Interview magazine, Dylan was asked about Mötley Crüe and said, "I have never listened to rock music in my entire life." But, he added, "Obviously, we would go to the shows. I used to fall asleep to 'Shout at the Devil.'"
He also said that he rejected music at first. "My dad loves all music, but I used to hate music back in the day," he explained. "I didn't want to make music. I didn't want to be an actor. I didn't want to do anything. Then I fell in love with it."
Read about another celeb kid with an infamous father who is forging her own path in Dennis Rodman's 18-Year-Old Daughter Just Made Sports History Twice.
Brandon is a reality TV star and actor.
In 2019, Brandon began starring on a revival of the '00s reality series The Hills. He'll return for Season 2 of The Hills: New Beginnings, which premieres on May 12. Brandon told Interview that he was interested in doing the show to share who he is outside of what people might assume based on his parents.
"I've had a pretty crazy life, and I spent the majority of it hiding from the spotlight, trying to be a normal kid. I used to resent all of this," he said. "But I've come to a point in my life where I want to show people what I'm truly like. There are a lot of misconceptions about the way we were raised—that we're spoiled, or that we were given everything. But our friends can back this up: Dylan and I haven't taken a dollar from our parents since we were in high school."
He's also interested in acting and has had a few roles so far, including in the Netflix movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.
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They've both tried out modeling.
Brandon and Dylan have both modeled. Dylan is signed with EWG Management, and his profile notes that he has worked with brands like Saint Laurent, Coach, and Hugo Boss, and appeared in magazines including Vogue, Nylon, and W. Brandon has also been featured in magazines and, like his brother, has worked multiple times with Dolce & Gabbana.
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Anderson protected their privacy while they were growing up.
In a 2019 interview with Town & Country, Brandon said he was "thankful" his mom kept him and his brother out of the spotlight when they were kids because that "means you can shape your own life." According to Interview, Brandon and Dylan grew up in Malibu, California, but then went to boarding school on Vancouver Island.
"When my brother and I were growing up, no one got to know us, my mom kind of shunned the camera, no press, nothing," he said. "It was a very private life. Our family has been approached maybe over 100 times to do our own show, but that was something we never were interested in."
Read about another actor who raised her children while famous in Jada Pinkett Smith Regrets Doing This One Thing With Her Kids.
It took them years to realize that their parents were famous.
Speaking to Interview, Brandon explained that he found out his parents were famous after spending time with a friend's family.
"The normal thing to do as a parent is, of course, to make your kids feel like everything is normal and fine," he said. "I remember one day asking my mom, 'Hey, why does everybody take photos of us?' And she said, 'Oh, they do that to everybody.' Then, I remember being with one of my friend's families when I was, like, 10, and we walked into dinner somewhere, and I said to them, 'Hey, why does nobody take photos of you guys?'"
For more on famous families, check out 25 Celebrity Kids Who Look Just Like Their Parents.