Pamela Anderson 'very happy' with new boyfriend and life in France (Exclusive)

Pamela Anderson is loving life!

The 50-year-old spoke with ET's Nischelle Turner on Wednesday to promote her new book, Lust for Love: Rekindling Intimacy and Passion in Your Relationship, which she co-wrote with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and is available online and in bookstores now. The former Baywatch star opened up about her relationship with 32-year-old French soccer star, Adil Rami, and their life in the south of France. 

"Well, one good thing is that we try to keep that private because he has his world, I have my world and that’s not something we want to talk about because we really want to protect our privacy," Anderson said. "But, yes, I’m very happy. I’m very happy and I love France."

Anderson continued: "My mom is so funny because every time she sees me and ... [I] want to complain about certain things she goes, 'Oh stop! You’re happy! Look at your face. Deal with it!' Just, you know, there’s more good than bad. There’s more good than bad!'"

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Pamela Anderson seen at the Embassy of Ecuador to take a vegan lunch to her friend Julian Assange on January 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Pamela Anderson seen leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy after visiting her friend Julian Assange on December 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on October 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Pamela Anderson seen taking a vegan lunch to her friend Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy on July 6, 2017 in London, England. Pamela was in St Tropez earlier this week opening up her new vegan restaurant, 'La Table du Marche by Pamela'. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: *EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS* Pamela Anderson seen visiting her friend Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy on September 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on June 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit Julian Assange on May 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit her friend Julian Assange on March 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy after Nightly Show to visit Julian Assange on March 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy taking vegan cheeseburgers to Julian Assange on February 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit her friend Julian Assange on January 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on December 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on December 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Pamela Anderson is seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy showing support for Julian Assange by bringing him a healthy vegan breakfast on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Pamela Anderson delivers lunch to Julian Assange at Embassy of Ecuador on October 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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The mom-of-two, who's been married four times, also shared what she thinks makes both a great love and lover.

"I’ve had some great loves. Well, love and loving is you know, it does go hand in hand. And the best lovers are the most passionate people, the most honest people and, you know, I like to really get to know somebody," Anderson said. "I’m really into being with someone who’s committed and then maybe that’s why I’ve been married so many times. But it didn’t work out and, people may misunderstand, I haven’t been with a lot of men in my life. I’ve been with a few men, and I’ve married them and I believe in a monogamous relationship -- that’s the fun part for me."

Anderson has also learned a lot about love from her parents. 

"They were so in love and they’re still together and they’ve been together since they were 16. And they’ve had a lot of ups and downs. They’re so romantic and they’re constantly funny and silly with each other and so in love," Anderson shared. "And they have each other now which is so important to look back at some of their struggles and how they got through it and how they’re together now."

The former Playmate also said that she doesn't "know what I would do if they were separated. I mean, my mom has been sick and my dad was there for her. And now my dad is sick and my mom’s there for him. And now they’re both healthy, thank god. But we need somebody else, we’re stronger in pairs. We need to have it."

Anderson said that she's learned to give men a "long leash" and revealed that her father gave her some tips on relationships, too.

"He always said that the person you’re with is like a mirror. So, if you’re doing something, be OK with them doing it," Anderson said. "Because they’re doing exactly what you’re doing. So, when you make that choice remember they’re doing it too."

She also urged people to get excited about love, calling it "the fun part of life."

"Everyone works so hard, we want someone to go home to. Want someone to send you messages and flowers and chase you around. Why not? This is all part of the fun part of life. Life is too hard. It’s really important I think to have somebody love you," Anderson said. "A lot of the American culture, there’s all these self-help books about 'love yourself.' You can’t love anybody else until you love yourself. I thought about it one day and I thought, 'Wow! This is really generating a narcissistic society.' I think that we’re really unhappy when we don’t love others, and then we need to hold a place for other people to love us."

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Saint-Tropez, FRANCE: Canadian actress Pamela Anderson (R) shares a drink with her husband, US musician Kid Rock (C), the day of their wedding, on Pampelone's beach in Saint-Tropez, Southern France, 29 July 2006. Anderson, 39, married Rock, 35, aboard a yacht. AFP PHOTO ERIC ESTRADE (Photo credit should read ERIC ESTRADE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock at Los Angeles Dodger game against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, August 28, 2006. (Photo by Kirby Lee/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock during VH1 Big in 2003 - Backstage and Audience at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock during STUFF Magazine and Blender Host Kid Rock's After - Party For The 2003 American Music Awards- Red Carpet/Inside at Forbidden City in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson during 31st Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Pamela Anderson, and Kid Rock (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock during 2003 CMT Flameworthy Awards - Arrivals at The Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson during 'Biker Boyz' Premiere at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock at the The Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson during VH1 Big in 2002 Awards - Arrivals at Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson during 8 Mile Premiere at Mann Village Westwood in Westwood, CA, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)
Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson (dress by Roberto Cavalli) and Kid Rock (American flag belt buckle by Chrome Hearts) arrive at the 44th annual Grammy Awards. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson pose together at the 12th Annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Photo credit: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson arrive at the 29th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Wednesdsay, January 9, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ABC/ImageDirect
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
(NO TABLOIDS) Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson during 'Spankin New Music Week' on MTV's 'TRL' - November 9, 2001 at the MTV's Time Square Studio in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 6: American singer Kid Rock and actress Pamela Anderson arrive at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on September 6, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson at PETA's 21st. Anniversary Party and Humanitarian Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. 9/8/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
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Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Neveda (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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