- Pamela Hilberger is popular as the mother of Devon Aoki and the ex-wife of Rocky Aoki from 1981 to 1991
- The mother of three is of German and English ancestry while her ex-husband is a Japanese American
- She remarried in the early 2000s but her husband is not in the spotlight
Pamela Hilberger is an American Jewelry designer known to many as the mother of Devon Aoki, an international model, and actress. Pamela is also known for her 10 years of marriage to Rocky Aoki who is the father of her three children. Following their divorce, she reportedly got married to an unidentified man whom she met in Los Angelos.
While you would soon learn more about Pamela, her daughter Devon Aoki doesn’t need much of an introduction. She has been active as a professional model since the age of 13 and has also fronted top magazine covers including Versace and Vogue. As an actress, she has appeared in movies such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City, DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), and Mutant Chronicles (2008).
Brief Biography of Pamela Hilberger
The exact date of birth of Pamela Hilberger has been a hidden fact from the public this is mainly because she is overly private. In the same vein, details about her early life, parents, and education are not known. What is known however is that she is of German and English ancestry.
As regards her age, Loveohlust has been able to guesstimate her age with clues provided by her daughter Devon in an interview. She revealed that her mother met her father at the age of 23 in the 80s and also mentioned her mother’s present age. These findings assert that Pamela was born sometime in 1959 and she’s currently 65 years old.
Pamela grew up in Buffalo but moved to New York City in search of greener pastures at the age of 18. While she currently lives in New York, a significant part of her immediate family still lives in Buffalo.
Pamela Was Previously Married to Rocky Aoki for a Decade
As you would easily find, Pamela was previously married to Rocky Aoki whose real name is Hiroaki Aoki. According to our research, they first met when she moved to New York from Buffalo. At that time, she was working as a coat check girl in Genesis; one of her now ex-husband’s nightclubs. Aoki was a wealthy Japanese American with a slew of businesses including the Japanese cuisine restaurant company named Benihana.
The pair soon became more acquainted with each other and their employer-employee relationship then blossomed into a romance that saw them get married in 1981. A few friends and family witnessed their wedding ceremony.
Nine years into the marriage which saw their birth to three children, they began to experience several issues and later got divorced in 1991. The reason behind the end of their union remains elusive to the media.
While this was the first divorce for Pamela, it was the second for her husband who was previously married to Chizuru Kobayashi Aoki from 1961 to 1981. She was also the mother of his first children; Kana Grace, Kelvin, and Steven Aoki. It is reported in many quarters that Pamela was the reason for their separation since their affair started while he was still married to Chizuru.
Has Pamela Hilberger Remarried?
After Pamela Hilberger divorced from her first husband, one question you would easily find pertains to her marital status. Interestingly, while many sites have reported that she is unmarried and still single, Loveohlust uncovered that she remarried a few years after her divorce from Rocky Aoki.
It’s not known how the pair met even though chances are high that they met in Los Angeles. Pamela’s second husband is not as prominent as her first, thusly, details about him are hard to establish. His identity has also been kept away from the prying eyes of the public.
Similarly, her ex-husband Hiroaki Aoki married Keiko Ono Aoki in 2002 and they were together until his death in 2008. Keiko is currently the CEO of his Japanese restaurant, Benihana.
Did You Know These 5 Facts About Pamela Hilberger
1. She’s a Jewelry Designer and Artist
In many interviews, Pamela’s daughter Devon has described her as a woman of many hats this is mainly because she took up many jobs to sustain her livelihood after she divorced from her first husband Rocky Aoki.
Over the years, she has gone from being a petty worker to a jewelry designer for many brands and an artist who is into feng shui. She reportedly had a brand in the early 2000s and was quite recognized. While Pamela is not active on social media and we have not seen what her designs look like, It’s possible that her daughter may have worn some of her designs.
2. Pamela’s Youngest Child is the Most Popular of her Three Children
As hinted earlier, Pamela’s marriage to Hiroaki Aoki birthed three children; Kyle Aoki, Echo Aoki, and Devon Aoki. Information about the two oldest children of Pemala is not known because they are not in the spotlight. However, her youngest child Devon is very popular.
Devon was born on August 10, 1982, in New York City, New York but was raised in Malibu, California. She is a model and actress who has racked appearances on prestigious runways concluding Balenciaga, Marc Jacoba, and Celine. In addition, she has fronted international fashion magazines such as Vegas, Interview, Elle Girl, Wonderland Cosmo Girl, and Voce to say the least.
In the early 2000s, Devon took her talents to the screen as an actress. She has appeared in films like 2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City, DOA: Dead or Alive, and Mutant Chronicles. For music videos, she has collaborated with high-profile artists like Ludacris, The Killers, and Fergie.
At the moment, Devon is focused on building her family and raising her children with the love of her life James Bailey. They got married in 2011 and their relationship has birthed three children. That is to say, Pamela is also a grandmother.
3. Two of her Sons were Sued by her Ex-husband alongside two of her stepchildren
Shortly after Pamela’s ex-husband remarried his third wife, the unity between the family reportedly declined. Consequently, he sued Pamela’s sons (Kyle and Echo) and two of his first wife’s children;(Kana Grace and Kevin).
For reasons unknown, Aoki felt threatened by his children whom he claimed were trying to take his company which was nearly worth $100 million. It was also said that he felt under attack by his first wife Chizuru Kobayashi who he thought had a grudge against him.
Following this, they lost their inheritance when their father died even though the case is still on. Their stepmother and third wife of Aoki currently occupies the position of Benihana’s CEO. She is also in charge of the company’s stock.
4. Her Ex-husband Died in 2011 at the Age of 69
Pamela’s ex-husband born October 9, 1936, sadly passed on on July 10, 2008. He was plagued by a number of diseases before his death including diabetes, liver cirrhosis, and even Hepatitis C which he reportedly contracted during a blood transfusion.
Though Aoki managed to stay alive under drugs and medical supervision, he later lost his life to Pneumonia. He was 69 years old at that time and was living in New York City.
5. How Rich is Pamela Hilberger?
Pamela’s net worth has not been established even though her occupation as a jewelry designer foots her bills. While this is still under review, we may not be wrong to say she is worth above $100 000.
Being the ex-wife of a wealthy restaurateur who was worth $40 million at the time of his death and the mother of a $30 million worth model undoubtedly affords Pamela a comfortable life.