AceShowbiz - "Borat" did cause the end of Pamela Anderson's marriage to Kid Rock, according to Sacha Baron Cohen. The actor, who portrayed the fictional satirical character Borat Sagdiyev, confirms past reports which said that the rapper divorced his then-wife because of the 2006 movie.
Pamela made appearance in the movie, which sees the clueless Kazakh journalist falling so hard for the "Baywatch" star and traveling to America to marry her. In the final scenes, Borat attempts to kidnap Pamela at a Virgin Megastore book signing and bring her back to Kazakhstan to be his wife.
After Pamela and Kid Rock watched the movie at a special screening at the home of Universal chairman Ron Meyer, the "All Summer Long" hitmaker reportedly flipped out at his then-wife and screamed, "You're nothing but a w***e! You're a s**t! How could you do that movie?" Shortly after the film's release, Pamela filed for divorce from Kid Rock.
Now Sacha says that he texted Pamela after the screening and asked, "How did it go? What did he think?" He recalls her reply, "And she texted back, 'He's getting divorced.' I was like, why? And she goes, 'The movie.' And I thought it was a joke, but then a few weeks later they got divorced and they put as a reason for divorce, 'Borat'."
He adds of the couple's divorce, "I think they were a fantastic couple, so it's a shame." He goes on comparing Kid Rock to Pamela's future husband Rick Salomon and other love interests, including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. "Much better than Julian Assange or whoever she dated later on," he weighs in.
Sacha also jokes about filming the kidnapping scene with the "amazingly brave" Pamela. "And we did that scene twice, actually. The first time we did it at a book signing and I grabbed her over my shoulder and ran out with her and no one did anything. I was like, what kind of fans are these?" he shares. On the second attempt, the crowd ran after them, but Pamela accidentally "clipped her jaw."
"She lost two things. One, she lost a tiny bit of bone from her jaw," Sacha quips. "And secondly, she lost a husband."