updated 09/26/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/26/2012 AT 7:30 AM ET
On a high-tension night, Pamela Anderson went from the raucous and ultimately unforgiving ballroom to the quiet comfort of family.
“It’s tough,” said her pro partner Tristan MacManus after the actress was the first to be booted from Dancing with the Stars: All Stars Tuesday. “Pam has her family. That’s who she wants to be with.”
Anderson, 45, skipped the post-show media interviews and let MacManus speak to the letdown they both felt when host Tom Bergeron announced that the combined audience and judge scores landed in her last place.