There was Adam and Eve, Sonny and Cher, Siegfried and Roy—and now there’s Kid and Pam. Or not. We called them the Newlyweds of the Year with a healthy dose of humor. Read the last interview before they split.
So what is a typical Friday night at the Rock-Anderson estate?
Pam: Go ahead, babe.
Kid: Usually, we give the oldest kid the fake ID to run to the liquor store for us, teach him how to do it.
Pam: He looks 21.
Kid: There’s no curfew. Kids get to eat Twinkies. Stay up and watch movies. Pretty much a typical middle-American lifestyle.
What’s on TV?
Pam: We watch sports. The kids watch sports. NASCAR.
Kid: I watch NASCAR. Everybody else cock-blocks us.
So, big wedding in St. Tropez. Tommy Hilfiger. Lars Ulrich. Cindy Crawford. Who made the guest list?
Kid: Whoever could afford to come. [Pam laughs] None of my friends were there.
Pam: They’re all your friends, baby. You hang out in St. Tropez.
Kid: None of my friends were there.
But, Kid, I heard the wedding was so emotional that you cried.
Pam: Wrong, guy! Where’d you get your information? You reading the Enquirer?
No, People magazine.
Pam: That’s really reliable.
Okay, what really happened?
Kid: Here’s something: It was ours. It was our memories, and that’s how I feel about it. You don’t see me gabbing about this shit, ever.
Pam: But then there’s me. What do you want to know?
Is it true you sang a duet, “Sympathy for the Devil,” at the wedding?
Pam: “Sympathy for the Devil”? Oh no. That was the afterparty. And he was DJ’ing it and changing all the words, I think, as far as I remember—which is not a lot.
Kid: I can’t be held accountable for that unless somebody’s got video.
Pam: Video doesn’t mean anything…
And, Kid, I heard you sang U2’s “With or Without You” to your new bride.
Kid: I wouldn’t do that. That just takes the gay meter right to the end.
Pam: That’s enough with the gay word. That’s not nice.
Kid: It’s a new word. All the kids are using it.
Pam: No, they’re not. As long as it’s used in a positive context.
Who wrote the thank-you notes for all the wedding gifts?
Kid: It’s more like “you’re welcome” notes. “You’re welcome for the great party.”
Where are you two living these days?
Pam: We’re bicoastal. Detroit and California.
Well, congratulations on being named GQ’s Newlyweds of the Year.
Pam: We’ve been trying to get this for a long time.
Kid: There’s a lot of responsibility that goes along with Couple of the Year. They just think it’s a fun picture and everyone has a good laugh. But there’s a lot of Couple of the Year charity things we’re gonna be doing all year. It’s pretty much a couple of hours a day for the whole three-six-five.
Pam: Ask some serious questions.
Okay. Pam, you’re known for your work in animal rights. Have you gotten Kid to change his ways?
Pam: Working on it.
Kid: Now I shoot the deer and she saves it.
Pam: What did you say? That’s divorce right there. You shoot anything, it’s over. That’s in writing.
Of course, before this time, you were engaged once before and broke it of…
Pam: Yup. You have to bring that up, don’t ya!
Was it hard to convince your friends that this time it was for real?
Pam: I think that’s what you do. You have a great time together. You break up for a couple of years. Then you come back together. Then it’s like you’re really newlyweds and you’re really excited to be together. And live happily ever after. That’s my theory. That’s my advice.
Kid: I’m not in charge of this relationship.