Pamela Gidley – Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine’s Girlfriend


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Model, actress and more recently  Jewelry designer, Pamela Gidley is the girlfriend of 61-year-old record producer/ music exec Jimmy Lovine, who along with rapper Dr. Dre founded Beats in 2008, is currently the chairman of Universal’s Interscope/Geffen/A&M labels, but not for long?


Have you hear of the latest Apple acqui-hire? Apple is buying Beats in part to bring Pamela’s life partner onboard to “revamp and run its whole music strategy.” Buzzfeed reports.


According to a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations, Iovine would leave Universal Music Group, his record label home for more than two decades, to join Apple in an undefined “creative role” as part of a deal for Beats.


Pamela was born Pamela Catherine Gidley on June 11, 1965 Methuen, Mass. She is the only girl out of five children and the youngest out of her four older brothers.

She broke in the business as model, when she was discovered walking down a Manhattan street. She soon  became Wilhemina Modeling Agency’s “Most Beautiful Girl In The World” in 1985.


She played the Female Cyborg (or Gynoid) in Cherry 2000 and was a regular on Fox’s short-lived paranormal dramaStrange Luck. She also had memorable recurring roles as “Brigitte” in The Pretender, as forensic anthropologist Teri Miller on the first season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as Lt. Nikki Raines in Tour of Duty. She also starred as murder victim Theresa Banks in David Lynch’s 1992 feature film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Also Starred opposite Josh Brolin in the skateboared movie Thrashin’ and had a featured role in the film Luster. Her very first TV appearance was in an episode of MacGyver!


Her boyfriend was previously married to former Playboy  Playmate Vicki McCarty Iovine with whom he fathered four children. The couple split in 2009.

In the past, Jimmy has romanced rockers Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks, sculptor Carol Miller, but seems like he has settle with Pamela for the time being.

Just like her current boyfriend, Pamela was also previously married. Her brief union with martial arts actor James Jene Fae Lew lasted only three-years from 2005–2008.