Donna D’Erico will “never say never” to a Baywatch revived, but she revealed in an EXCLUSIVE interview with hollywood life that she only wants to join if it’s as good as Grand cobraNetflix hit TV series serial Karate boy movie franchise. “I never said never. Saying never isn’t a good idea, but I’ve done it. And it’s great when it happens, but sometimes when you redo things, it just doesn’t work out well. The only exception to the rule is Grand cobra, It’s amazing. If they could do it again Baywatch, and it turned out to be Cobra Kai, I agree. But, as I sit here now, my feeling is, I’ve done it already and that’s great, but now let’s move on. I mean, I never say never, but that’s not what I think of, never.
Donna, 54, who starred on the series for two seasons, from 1996-1998, got the high-profile job — and all the fame that comes with it — months after moving to Los Angeles from her native Georgia. Not long after scoring her dream gig, Donna went on a blind date with rocker Mötley Crü. Nikki Sixx, 64 years old and just three months later they were married. Their union lasted a decade, and during their time together, Donna took a break from her career – a choice she says she regrets. “I grew up in the South, and I was very inexperienced about the world and about all that. And then suddenly I was in Hollywood, working with David Hasselhoffand Pamela Anderson and all these people, and I think the advice I give myself is not to give up my career when I get married, which I did.”
When Donna and Nikki got to know each other, he already had three children – a son Archer31, and deck27 years old and daughter Storm28 years old, the brother he shares with his ex-wife Brandi Brandt54. Donna also has a son, film and television composer, ryan, 29 years old, from a previous relationship. Ex-couple gave birth to a daughter together Frankie22, now a successful jewelry designer, and Donna “put aside her career” to focus on full-time motherhood. “Although I don’t regret raising my ex-husband’s children so he can focus on his career, I regret having to give up my career,” she said. “I felt that I could put my career on hold for a while while he focused on getting his band back together and getting his career back on track. And then I mistakenly thought that after that happened, I could start over where my career left off. But I was naive, I didn’t know the Hollywood way at the time, I didn’t realize that once you didn’t appear in public, people would forget about you. You know, two weeks later, they move on to the next person… Who knows what my career trajectory would be if I continued.”
Since their 2007 divorce, Donna has continuously rebuilt her career. She recently starred in the crime thriller 2022 Frank and Penelope — a role she loves because it goes against the type of person. “I really enjoyed playing that character, because it was something unexpected,” she explained. “I love playing the villain and she’s unattractive, just a horrible, cold-blooded human being. I really enjoyed playing that type of character, someone I could really fall in love with. The thing that doesn’t interest me is playing the beautiful girl or the mother, that doesn’t interest me. Because for me, it’s not something that I can explore, it’s not a long way.”
However, when it comes to her personal life, prior to dissipated the model is fine as long as she stays who she is – happily single. “I’ve made some terrible, terrible choices in the past with relationships,” she admits. “I am an empath [highly attuned to other people’s feeling and emotions] and sympathize with the type, or at least to me, that I easily fall prey to narcissists. One hundred percent of my past relationships were narcissists. But you don’t see that in the first place, or I don’t. And then in the end, you know, the mask comes off, and you see who they really are. And it’s very ugly, and it’s not what you think it is. In short, I don’t trust my own judgment. Now I’m a bit shy, or very shy, when it comes to getting into another relationship. I don’t believe I wouldn’t fall in love with another narcissist. So that’s why I choose to be single now. Because I can’t go through that again. That’s too much, and I’d rather be alone. I guess [if a man wanted to change my mind he] will have to prove to me that being around [him] would be better than being single. Because I’m pretty comfortable.”
Part of her current “comfortable” life is her resounding success as one of many. Famous creator on OnlyFans. A website where she revealed that she joined as a reply haters tell her she shouldn’t wear bikinis anymore. “I think I’ll be there for a couple of weeks or a month and then you know, I’ll make my point that I can still wear a bikini. But now it’s not that I’m there, I’m having a ball and making a lot of money.”
“I have stay there because it becomes a second business, [the money] not a joke. And, unlike a lot of the celebrities out there who have companies running their accounts and hiring chatters to impersonate them in chats, there’s actually me there. Personally, I spend a few hours every day there, chatting with people. And I keep it very clean. I can post what I’m selling on there, on Instagram. But I’m glad there’s no censorship. No one bullied me. Everyone is free, I’m having a ball. I should have done this years ago.”