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'We are currently doing IVF': Girls Next Door star Bridget Marquardt, 42, says IVF': Bridget Marquardt, 42, and her fiancé Nick Carpenter attended the Let's In she said, 'We weren't allowed to date or anything like that. Bridget Marquardt, former Playboy Playmate and 'The Girls Next Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman | Dating and Relationship Advice. The E! reality show "The Girls Next Door" gave viewers an inside look of what really goes on inside the iconic Playboy Mansion through the.
It doesn't mean they're not off achieving other things and have other aspects to their personality. Do you think that Hef sees women as full, three dimensional beings? You know, Hef always has to be on the lookout for beautiful women from a business standpoint. He sees all the pictures come in and has to choose all the Playmates. But I think on a personal level, and I can say this from personal experience, I think he's a lot more in tune with a woman's personality than someone might think.
When I got together with Hef, I wasn't necessarily his [physical] ideal, and it's our personalities that drew us together. I mean, I may look like his ideal now Laughsbut I wasn't then! Laughs Are you referring to plastic surgery or working out or? More just tanning, makeup, getting hair done just simple things that I hadn't really had the time or interest to do before. Were you more of a tomboy?
I wouldn't describe myself as a tomboy. I was just somebody who really didn't care. I was working all the time, I was in school, and I just didn't have the time or money to buy makeup and sit around and learn how to do it.
But now being in the position that I'm in, looks are kind of part of the job. Watching the show, and I know that you've said this, the editors try to create each of you as a specific personality or character, and they try to be consistent with it. You appear to take your position, I guess within The Playboy Mansion and within Hef's life you come off as if you treat it almost like a job. Like you're a representative of sorts Holly Madison: Well, there are some aspects I mean, I'm always really adamant about my position.
Despite what I just said earlier about it being a job, my relationship with Hef is an emotional relationship. But there are aspects of being Hef's girlfriend and living here at the Mansion because I care about him, I do want to represent him and the company well, so I just try and keep that in mind when presenting myself to the public.
He has been quoted as saying that your relationship with him is, and this is his quote, he says, "It's as perfect a relationship as I've ever had.
Well, before I came along, Hef had this whole thing going on with seven girlfriends. I think part of that was because he had been hurt in relationships before and he didn't really want to be particularly close to one girl.
He just kind of wanted to have a lot of girls around and have fun and, you know, it just happened to be something that was good for his image as well. That wasn't why he started to do it, but it turned out that way. Since we've become closer, the numbers have become less and less. Kendra [Wilkinson], Bridget and I are just really good friends and we have the show going on now and that's a lot of fun. So, you know, it's working for now. But I do want to settle down with him eventually.
Is that something that you and he discuss, the fact that you'd like for it to be just the two of you? We've discussed it a little bit, but not seriously. It's not something that I'm really counting on or believe until it happens.
So when you met Hugh Hefner, he had seven or eight girls? When I met him, he had seven girlfriends. A lot of those girls got kicked out of the Mansion, right? Is there like, a certain etiquette that girls need to follow, and they didn't follow the rules or they got in trouble with him?
Well, with each girl it was different. Some girls left on their own. The relationship wasn't working out for them anymore.
But some of the girls were just here for the wrong reasons. I mean, you can probably imagine some of the girls wanted to get into this because of the money or because they thought it was going to get them into the magazine, or because they wanted a little bit of fame.
If the sincerity isn't there and the personality isn't there, they're not going to last. Did he sense when girls were being opportunistic?
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Hef is a total gentleman, so even when he did sense that somebody was being opportunistic, it's not that he'd break the relationship off right there. He'd still kind of put up with them for a while. It takes a lot to get kicked out of here. You have to be a really mean person, you know what I mean? Laughs And a lot of that happened because the girls were mean to me.
So it got very catty, as far as girls vying for his attention? Holly Madison Holly Madison: It wasn't so much girls vying for his attention. Some of the girls would come into the relationship and they wanted to be a girlfriend because they thought they'd make money, or get into the magazine, or be famous, or take advantage of the situation in some way. And once they actually moved into the house, they didn't like the fact that Hef and I have a real relationship.
I think they expected me to be some sort of ring leader that was arranging for the girls to gain financially, or something. That just wasn't me. So I think they kind of wanted to do away with me, and start rumors and create lies and things like that.
So, I wasn't convenient to their situation. I read this book recently. And she wrote a scathing book. I don't know if she meant to do this, but she painted a portrait of girls who didn't feel like supporting themselves, didn't feel like creating their own livelihood; they looked to Hugh Hefner as a meal ticket or somebody who could save them from a minimum wage job or not being able to pay their rent Holly Madison: I don't endorse Jill Ann's book at all because I've read it and there are things in there that are just flat out lies.
As far as creating that sort of a picture, I couldn't see myself or Bridget and Kendra as those people. But there were definitely girls here, within the past five years, who were like that. So that has been an accurate portrait of some people as far as I see it. Everybody's a peer now. They're here because they want to be here. They're here because they're having fun, because we all share this lifestyle and we're all great friends.
Nobody is here because they're getting paid or because they feel that they're taking advantage of someone. I think that's great because Hef's a good guy, and I'm glad that when I came along it kind of changed the situation, because he didn't deserve that. Do you have any kind of relationship with Kimberly Hefner Hugh Hefner's wife.
I don't see Kimberly a lot, but Marston and Cooper come over and they play games with Hef. They have game nights where they'll sit around and play chess and things like that.
They're really great kids.
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But, you know, I don't take any part in like, step-mommy or anything. You had mentioned a little bit before that you, Bridget and Kendra have a lot of female fans. What kind of feedback do you get from young women and girls? I get a lot of fan mail and feedback through the Internet.
It's really nice because you see a lot of negative things, but I see a lot of positive things too. Way more positive than negative. Or just really supportive, like, "I love watching your show, I think it's so funny. It's a great guilty pleasure, and I think you guys are great. I can see how much you love Hef. We actually just met with a guy yesterday about doing The Girls Next Door bobble heads.
Laughs You know you've made it when you get your own bobble head! We have one that's next to Hef's now. What kinds of ideas are you coming up with to leverage this into some kind of enterprise?
Do you have any ideas of your own that you're working on? I have a few things. I just started a website www. I have a web store, and I'm doing my own line of tube socks because I wear tube socks all the time on the show and people want to know where to get them. I take advantage of opportunities that come my way.
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I'm also in school right now. I'm studying business, and I'm taking French classes. I'd love to carry The Girls Next Door brand as far as I can, but I got into it knowing that I wanted to have fun with it, but I don't want it to dictate my life and center around my personal life.
I'd love to go as far as I can with the brand, but I definitely have things going on that I can fall back on. It's not my first priority in life. Are you pursuing a Bachelor's Degree? Yeah, I'd love to get a Bachelor's Degree in business. I want to become fluent in French. I don't know as far as where that goes with a career. I'm interested in a lot of things.
I'm designing The Girls Next Door jewelry line. So, I'm kind of all over the place right now, just taking opportunities where I can get them. I know that on the E! Website they're selling Girls Next Door panties and tank tops and stuff. Are you girls making money from that or is that going to E!?
Well, everybody gets a cut of it. It's a big family there and it's a lot of fun to do all of it. And what's the nature of your relationship with Bridget and Kendra?
Um, is there um, a romantic relationship there or are the three of you just friends? Oh no, Bridget, Kendra and I are just friends. Hey, I had to ask! And you each have a relationship with Hef? Yeah Spurts of nervous laughter escape from her. Laughs You've said that two of the things that you and Hef have in common are jazz music and watching old movies. What's your favorite old movie that you like to watch together? My favorite, favorite, old movie is City Lights, but I was also thinking of Once Upon a Time in America which isn't that old, and I'd love to see that again.
That's one of my favorites. Who's in that movie? It was made inand it's a [cool] gangster film. I'm always on the lookout for movies and what kind of jazz music do the two of you listen to? We like the old Dixieland stuff. But one thing I'm listening to right now is a compilation called French Stars of the 30's and 40's, since I'm learning French. Where did you get your fascination with French culture and learning to speak French?
I wanted to learn French in high school, so I took a year, which was all that was required. Then I moved on to Spanish because I thought Spanish was easier.
But I was initially more interested in French. I don't know why I'm interested in it. I think maybe because I'm half French as far as my ancestors go. But, we are going to Europe at the end of May, and the majority of our trip is going to be in France. So maybe I'll be able to talk a little bit once I get there. I just started taking classes a month ago.
And all of that stuff is going to be filmed for The Girls Next Door? The cameras are going to be around all the time. I was also fascinated to learn that you grew up, at least part of your childhood, in Alaska. Yeah, it was great. Did you live in a part of Alaska where it would be light for months at a time and then dark for months at a time? It wouldn't be light all day; I wasn't that far north.
I lived more around Juneau. It would stay light pretty late into the night sometimes, but when I was in Alaska, it was from age 2 to age Everything there seemed normal to me. I don't remember feeling like the weather was extra cold, or feeling like I was extra isolated or extra rural.
That was just the way things were. I'm really glad I got a chance to grow up there because it was more time playing in the woods and using my imagination and reading, and a lot less time doing things that kids these day do I don't know, plopped in front of a video game or hanging out on street corners. Do you think that helped to ground you to some degree?
Yeah, I think growing up in Alaska definitely helped to ground me. I think it helped create the part of my personality that Hef likes, because growing up in Alaska in the 80's could be considered similar to growing up in an earlier part of the century.
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Just because things were so rural and we didn't necessarily have access to television in some of the areas we lived in, or other sorts of technology. So I'm pretty old-fashioned. You didn't watch any television in those years? We moved around quite a bit on Prince of Wales Island, and it depended where we lived if we actually had access to television and cable. So sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't. And then when you were 11 you moved to Oregon?
What made your parents want to move up to Alaska? My dad was in the timber industry. He just got promoted, and the job happened to be in Alaska, so he took the job. And then as I got older, my parents who were from Oregon wanted to move back down to Oregon so we could have more of a quote "normal" family, and go to a regular junior high and high school. So they moved us down to Oregon, which I didn't like as well as Alaska.
What caused you to want to move down to Los Angeles? My family had vacationed in California about once a year. We'd go to Disneyland and stuff, and I just fell in love with it. I love the weather and I love the culture down here.
I love the positive attitude. I love everything about it. I've lived in Los Angeles on and off since I'm in New York right now, but I do miss L. I've lived here since and I don't want to live anywhere else. I've been to The Playboy Mansion too.
I was there inI think. I was here back then! I was at the 4th of July party. I love 4th of July! Did you see a girl in a red, white, and blue bikini and a bunny tail that was, like, all wet?
Because you know what, I seriously don't remember. What do I remember?? It's hard to remember any one person, because the parties are so big. It was so big! And on the other side of me was Ray Anthony Holly Madison: Oh, I love Ray! Yeah, so I was sitting between them, and I was sitting with some random girls I became friends with that day, who I never saw again.
But yeah, it was a lot of fun! Aww, that's cool, well hopefully you'll be back PR. I just remember, it was funny because I brought a Louis Vuitton purse with me and I left it in the telephone room. I remember running around and saying, "Has anyone seen my purse, has anyone seen my purse? Did you find it? Laughs I also know that you're an animal lover. Yes, and we have so many [at The Playboy Mansion] which is just a great opportunity.
We have tons of exotic animals and a great zoo department, and we have a zoo permit here. So it's a great opportunity for me to learn, and I've actually started writing articles for my friend Christopher Ameruoso's pet magazine that's coming out.
The first issue is out now. It was a good opportunity to have an excuse to learn more about the species. In multiple interviews, Madison stated that she wanted to tie the knot with the Playboy mogul and have his children. Getty Images May Hefner breaks Madison's heart, explains why she'll never be his wife At a Playmate of the Year luncheon held at the Playboy Mansion, Madison told reporters that she and Hefner were "no closer to getting married than we were years ago" and that their relationship was like "a car stalled at the side of the road.
It's not a personal thing; I just haven't had much luck with marriages. The magazine publisher was previously married to Millie Williams and Kimberley Conrad He later married Crystal Harris in He revealed that the split came about six months after he told her he wasn't interested in getting married or having anymore children. Until a few days ago, we were still sharing the same bed.
Quite frankly, we thought when the time came, we would make a combined statement and we expected that combined statement would be somewhere in the weeks and months ahead. Madison marries Pasquale Rotella Despite saying in a interview that she was "never dating anyone again" -- "I don't need a man. I'm really happy with myself and being with my friends" -- Madison started dating Pasquale Rotella in They welcomed their first child together, daughter Rainbow, in March and said "I do" at Disneyland in September of that same year.
The two welcomed their second child, son Forest, last August. Getty Images June She claims she was subjected to a myriad of house rules, and was verbally and emotionally abused by Hefner, which led to depression and thoughts of suicide. Madison also claims that Hefner was a "manipulator" and "pitted" many of the Bunnies against each other. At the time, it was more money than I'd ever know what to do with… But I didn't want it.
I actually pitied him for stooping to that level. I couldn't help but be offended. Did he really think he could buy me? I put the folder back on the bed just as I had found it and never breathed a word of it. Hefner denies Madison's allegations Following the release of the book, Hefner exclusively told ET that Madison "decided to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight.
I'm definitely not rewriting history. I'm finally telling the truth of my experience. For so many years I tried so hard to be a good girlfriend, and I cared about him and always had his back.
Wilkinson furious with Madison's memoir After Madison wrote in her tell-all that Wilkinson was "the fakest person I've ever met," a feud between the girls quickly started brewing.