His-and-hers platinum tresses aside, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former pinup Pamela Anderson may be the most unlikely couple on the planet.
But since last fall, the 49-year-old blond bombshell — whose résumé includes 15 Playboy covers, “Baywatch” and a sex tape with Tommy Lee — has been happily content to be photographed (almost) fully clothed, as she delivers lunch, or dinner, or heaven knows what else to her latest bad-boy infatuation.
Anderson has been a fixture coming and going from Assange’s stronghold in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, silently carting trays of plastic-wrapped homemade vegan delicacies.
She has also been seen loaded down with Pret A Manger and Whole Foods bags filled with takeout meals for her numerous têtes-a-têtes with Assange, 45.
She has long pleaded for his freedom. In January, she sent a letter to then-President Barack Obama asking him to pardon Assange, while posting a picture of a ruffled Assange with a tiny kitten on his shoulder.
Anderson has been calculatingly coy about the nature of her visits with one of the most wanted men in the world, as if to stir the pot of media speculation.
Then, just last Thursday — the day she was photographed visiting him again with a camel coat draped around her shoulders and a short black sweater clinging to her curves — came another tidbit for the press.
Anderson took to social media, penning an open letter titled “My Julian” that made her intentions more clear.
She breathlessly declared Assange to be brave and upstanding.
Oh, and sexy.
“My Julian is the most intelligent, interesting, and informed man in existence,” she wrote in a social-media post.
“Yes, I think he’s quite sexy.”
She gushed that he intellectually stimulates her more than all her “ex-husbands and lovers combined.”
The budding romance between Assange and Anderson could be one of the wackiest romantic couplings of all time.
It could also be a mutually beneficial publicity ploy for two fading celebrities with spotlights to chase and axes to grind.
Anderson needs to raise cash for herself, and awareness for the many other charitable causes she’s taken on.
And continued media attention is Assange’s only hope for a clemency and freedom from his embassy confines, since stepping outside now would lead to almost certain prosecution for sexual assault in Sweden.
“Pamela doesn’t do anything unless she is getting paid,” said a former associate, who did not want to be identified. “And a few years ago, she was pretty broke.”