In the wake of Hugh Hefner‘s passing at the age of 91, many celebs have reflected on their favorite Playboy Mansion moments. As you can imagine, a lot of those memories include Hef’s infamous string of relationships, including the Playboy bunnies he dated while filming the E! series, The Girls Next Door: Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, and Holly Madison.
But Holly in particular stands out in fans’ minds because she was the magazine mogul’s “main” girlfriend during his reality TV days. From her outspoken desire for Hef to pop the question to her changed allegiance and subsequent bashing of her ex in the press, the world has been mystified by the pair’s complex relationship since the start.
The couple dated from 2001 to 2008. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The duo called it quits in 2008, and their breakup served as a catalyst for Holly to start speaking out about Hef and the alleged shady goings-on at the Mansion. She’s accused him of offering the girls Quaaludes, revealed the details of his will, and got candid about their sex life together.
“I learned Hef was the manipulator and that he pitted us against one another,” she wrote in her 2015 tell-all, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny. “I realized I wasn’t treated well. I’m done being afraid of people. I don’t have any loyalty to Hef.” Keep reading to find out what the beauty has been up to since leaving that world behind.
Who did Holly Madison marry?
Holly tied the knot with her now husband Pasquale Rotella, a party promoter and the CEO of Insomniac Event, in 2013 after about two years of dating. “Definitely being with the right guy has a lot to do with it,” Holly has said. “My relationship is awesome. I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my personal life.”
Does Holly Madison have a child?
Holly welcomed her first child, daughter Rainbow Aurora, in March 2013, followed by son Forest Leonardo in August 2016.
How did Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella meet?
The couple started dating in 2011. While not much is known about how they met, Holly has revealed just how magical Pasquale’s proposal was. The businessman popped the question atop a Ferris Wheel at EDC Las Vegas. The Harry Potter and Disney-obsessed model wrote online, “I was so happy that so many of our close friends were there to share the wonderful moment. We rode around the festival on the art car until the sun came up! I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful or magical proposal.”
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What does Holly Madison do now for a living?
Holly has worked as an author, showgirl, model, actress, and television producer. After The Girls Next Door, she moved to Las Vegas to star in Peepshow. The burlesque gig was then turned into a reality series called Holly’s World, which lasted two seasons.
Nowadays, she can be found hawking products on social media. It’s speculated that she has several promotional contracts with companies such as FabFitFun. Holly wrote another book in 2016 titled, The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice and the Road to Reinvention. She also manages her website, HollyMadison.com.