updated 09/25/2008 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/25/2008 AT 2:30 PM ET
Don’t expect exes Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson to buddy up to one another any time soon.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Thursday, the rocker told Ellen that he’s “not really” friends with his former wife.
“If I saw her somewhere I’d say hi, but I try not to go in the same circles,” he said. “I try to avoid that.”
Asked why, the musician joked: “I touched stove, stove was hot, I think I not touch stove anymore.”
Kid Rock, 38, and Anderson, 41, filed for divorce in November 2006 after four months of marriage.
– Rennie Dyball