Former Playboy covergirl and volleyball player Gabrielle Reece revealed in a new Joe Rogan interview that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder surprisingly has a home on the stunning Hawaiian island Molokai. Reece is married to surfer Laird Hamilton.
Gabrielle Reece: Molokai man, you don’t mess with Molokai. You’ve got to ask permission to go hang out there, kind of. It’s cool though, because you’re out, you’ve got to go. It’s great.
Joe Rogan: So it’s just the people who live there? You can’t move to Molokai?
Gabrielle: Yeah, Eddie Vedder has a place on Molokai.
Joe: Does he?
Gabrielle: Yep, and he’s had it for many, many years. But I think he probably asked if that was going to be cool.
Joe: Oh wow, that’s interesting.
Gabrielle: And it’s beautiful.
Joe: I have some friends who just went hunting there. They hunted axis deer on Molokai.
Reece began her modeling career while attending FSU. In 1989 she was named by Elle as one of the five most beautiful women in the world. She appeared in several Elle layouts in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She has appeared on the covers of Outside, Shape, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Elle, and Life. She appeared on the cover of Playboy, with an accompanying nude pictorial, in January 2001. Reece had previously made a cameo appearance as herself on the HBO series Arliss in which she angrily reprimanded her agent for even suggesting she accept an offer to pose nude for Playboy.
Reece played on professional volleyball tours for several years. That year, Reece’s 4-person team took first place at the first-ever Beach Volleyball World Championships staged at the UCLA Tennis Center, in her fifth season as a team captain in the 4-person Women’s Beach Volleyball League (WBVL), and fourth captaining Team Nike, which shared League Co-Championship.
For four consecutive years, Reece was the WBVL kills leader from 1993–1996. She was named the Offensive Player of the Year in 1994–95, and the League blocks leader in 1993. She also competed domestically in the 1999–2000 Olympic Challenge Series, the 1999–2000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, and other competitions.