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Tommy Lee: A Complete Biography [Early life, Relationships, Career, Controversies, Networth]

Tommy Lee

Who is Tommy Lee?

It takes only a few people to find their life, goal, career, and even fewer to succeed. A name in the music industry that has achieved such a good fate is Tommy Lee.

Before they dissociated, his band’s hit songs were legendary. Netflix is making a biopic documentary about the band. Therefore, the band members are once again in the spotlight.

Full name: Thomas Lee Bass

Nickname: Tommy Lee

Birthdate: October 3rd, 1962

Sunsign: Libra 

Nationality: American 

Occupation: Musician, Songwriter

Parents: David Lee Thomas Bass (Father)/ Vassiliki “Voula” Papadimitriou (Mother)

Bands: Mötley Crüe, Methods of Mayhem

Tommy Lee: Early life

Thomas Lee was born on October 3rd, 1962, in Athens, Greece. His father’s name is David Lee Thomas Bass, an American U.S. Army sergeant, and his mother’s name is Vassiliki Papadimitriou, a Miss World contestant from Greece in 1960.

Athena, his younger sister, is also a drummer. Around the time Lee was one year old, his father relocated the family to California.

He received his first drum sticks when he was four and his first drum kit when he was a teenager. The former high school student dropped out to start his musical career, starting with the L.A. club band Suite 19.

When he was a teenager, he listened to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, AC/DC, and Sweet. Drummer John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen, and Terry Bozzio.

Tommy Lee: Personality Traits

Tommy’s sun sign is a romantic with a great sense of fashion and art. However, he isn’t soft, gentle, elegant, or non-threatening.

The Libra sign describes things falling off-balance and falling off-balance too, which could be Tommy’s situation. He is an incredible person. However, he is not a calm person as he indeed has some anger issues. 

Tommy Lee: Relationships

Multiple marriage failures have plagued Tommy’s life. In terms of relationships, it seems that a world-renowned rock musician is not very lucky. There have been four marriages in Tommy’s life.

Tommy’s first spouse was Elaine Starchuk. A year after their wedding, he divorced her.

Next year, on May 10th, 1986, he married his second wife, the famous actress Heather Locklear. Unfortunately, their marriage did not last more than seven years, and the couple separated in 1993.

Various rumors surrounded the divorce. Despite the lack of evidence, Tommy’s affair was the main reason for their separation. After the divorce, Heather married Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora with whom she has a daughter named Ava. 

Tommy then married Pamela Anderson, who is an American actress. To Tommy, Pamela was love at first sight. He married her four days after meeting her for the first time.

Tommy must have been a reckless lover as he was already engaged to Bobbie Brown when he met Pamela. The couple has two sons- Brandon Thomas, born on June 5th, 1996, and Dylan Jagger, born on December 29th, 1997.

Tommy and Pamela had a naughty vacation in 1995, where they recorded their sexual activities. Unfortunately, those results, the recordings became viral internet pornography. It was stolen and sold to Internet Entertainment Group by Rand Gauthier.

Tommy had to be compensated by the company after being sued. However, the tape was legalized and sold, resulting in a tripling of the website’s traffic. The incident was both funny and embarrassing, but it was enough to ruin a good relationship.

 After three years of marriage, Tommy and Pamela divorced in 1998, but they reunited upon Lee’s release from jail and eventually split again in 2001. 

Tommy met Mayte Garcia, who was Prince’s ex-wife in 2001. She sang for Lee’s album ‘Never a Dull Moment .’ They also got engaged for a year, from 2002 to 2003. Tommy stayed single for a while after his relationship did not work out.

After few years, in 2008, Tommy and his ex-wife Pamela Anderson got back together. They even moved in together with their children, but the couple broke up shortly after that.

Lee got engaged to Greek-German singer Sofia Toufa in 2014 and broke up in 2017. Their relationship ended when he finally met his current wife, Brittany.

On February 14th, 2018, Lee announced that he had proposed to his girlfriend, Brittany Jayne Furlan, an internet personality, comedian, and actor from the United States. She is known for her work with Vine, a video hosting service. A year later, they got married on February 14th, 2019.

Tommy Lee: Controversies

A big pile of controversy surrounds the scandalous love life of the big-time drummer. He also had some terrible controversies, which led to legal repercussions.

A lawsuit was filed against Tommy for exposing an illegal tattoo of a ‘Swastika,’ which he had to remove.

Lee served six months in the county jail after pleading no contest for kicking his then-wife, Pamela Anderson, while holding their son Dylan. 

Tommy fought bitterly with his photographer when the incident of Swastika took place. In 1997, he and Nikki Sixx were arrested for instigating a riot during their concert. Nikki had made racist remarks and physically abused the black security guard.

In 2001, Tommy had to face another lawsuit because his son’s friend was drowned in the pool during his son’s birthday party at his house. So he was charged with negligence in the case.

In September 2007, Lee indulge in a fight with Kid Rock at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony and was kicked out of the ceremony. Lee was pleaded guilty to assaulting Kid Rock. 

Tommy and his present wife were also involved in a controversy for publicly foul-mouthing actor Ryan Peavey. 

Tommy Lee: Net worth

Tommy Lee’s estimated net worth is 75 million dollars as of 2021. 

He had the pleasure of performing live and earning royalties from two bands throughout his music career. So far, Tommy is the wealthiest member of Motley Crue.

Tommy’s Facebook page has 64,949 followers. His Twitter has 673.4 K followers, and his Instagram account has 1.1 M followers at present.

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Last modified: July 27, 2021
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