The Story Of Ted Nugent’s Underage Girlfriend, Pele Massa


Ted Nugent has been drawing attention not only with his musical talent but also with his controversial ideas and statements about the environment, politics, Democrats, and almost every aspect of life. He is a strong supporter of the Republican Party and is targeting the opponent party in every interview he gives. Also, he is simultaneously facing a backlash and receiving supportive messages about being a pro-gun activist and hunter. 

Along with his controversial statements, Nugent was also targeted by many people and called a pedophile after two women revealed that they had sex with Nugent when they were underage girls. Even though Nugent said he didn’t have a relationship with any child, Courtney Love also unveiled that she had oral sex with Ted Nugent when she was at the age of twelve. These allegations towards Nugent started when he met a 17-year-old Hawaiian girl named Pele Massa.

How Ted Nugent Became The Legal Guardian Of His Underage Girlfriend


Ted Nugent was thirty and Pele Massa was seventeen years old when they first met and became lovers in 1978. According to the laws of Hawaii, the age of sexual consent is sixteen although it is eighteen in the USA. The couple could legally marry in Hawaii but also couldn’t because of the age gap between them. However, this intimacy between a man and a child didn’t end either and Nugent adopted the girl as her legal guardian with the permission of her parents.

Nugent finally admitted their relationship saying:

I got the stamp of approval of their parents. Because they figured that Ted Nugent was better than some drug-infested punk in high school.

Massa said in the same interview that:

“I was underage and even back in the wild ’70s, it wasn’t a terribly appropriate situation in most people’s eyes and now it would be criminal.

Massa also defined their relationship as very deep and intimate while calling Nugent a very gentle and romantic person that every woman wanted to be with. Nugent defended himself against the accusation of child abuse saying that he got the approval of her parents and he was a better boyfriend than a drug addict punk.

Therefore, Nugent admitted his relationship with an underage girl named Pele Massa and even became her legal guardian during his appearance on the special episode of VH1’s Behind the Music although he had denied the accusations for many years.