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The Love Lives of Girls Next Door's Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt

It's been more than eight years since the E! reality show The Girls Next Door ended its six-season run after introducing us to three of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's most famous girlfriends: Kendra WilkinsonHolly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. After leaving the Playboy Mansion, the three went on to pursue relationships with other men. Kendra Wilkinson: Wilkinson, 33, made headlines in April when she filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, former NFL player Hank Baskett. The two had wed at the Playboy Mansion in 2009 and are parents to son Hank Jr., 8, and daughter Alijah, 4. Wilkinson and Baskett, 36, had undergone marital problems...
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Holly Madison's Husband Pasquale Rotella Files For Divorce

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Holly Madison's Husband Pasquale Rotella Files For Divorce
Holly Madison is about to be on the market ... her husband, Pasquale Rotella, has filed for divorce from the former Playboy model. Holly and Pasquale got hitched in 2013, and they have 2 kids together, daughter Rainbow Aurora and son Forest. The couple decided to end their union after their romance was said to have fizzled out. According to the divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Pasquale filed on August 31 in Vegas. Rotella posted a statement Tuesday,
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Therapy, Sex Advice and Her Plans to Start Dating: How Kendra Wilkinson Is Rebounding From Her Toughest Year Yet

Therapy, Sex Advice and Her Plans to Start Dating: How Kendra Wilkinson Is Rebounding From Her Toughest Year Yet
As she edged toward today's birthday, Kendra Wilkinson was feeling reflective. Posting a photo of her younger self to Instagram May 30, she mused that dreams had gotten her everything she ever wanted. "You woke up and it's ok," she continued in a not-so-veiled reference to her recent split from husband Hank Baskett, "but now it's time to dream again and work hard for your next phase in life and get all you've ever dreamed of again."  And in the meantime, she added in her note to "Lil Kdub" it was...
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Who Is Cooper Hefner? A Guide to the Late Hugh Hefner's Enterprising Family

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Who Is Cooper Hefner? A Guide to the Late Hugh Hefner's Enterprising Family
It’s been almost three months since Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and star of E! reality show The Girls Next Door, died at 91.

Both lauded and criticized over the span of his revolutionary career, the trailblazing media icon wed three times and fathered four children — the most prominent of which, currently, is 26-year-old son Cooper, the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises.

In newly uncovered trust documents, Hefner clearly outlined the beneficiaries to his estate: widow Crystal Hefner and his children Christie A. Hefner, David Hefner, Marston Hefner and Cooper — but he insisted that if any of
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Playboy Says Goodbye to Hugh Hefner By Making Him the First Man To Ever Grace the Magazine's Cover Solo

Playboy Says Goodbye to Hugh Hefner By Making Him the First Man To Ever Grace the Magazine's Cover Solo
Following his Sept. 27 death, Hugh Hefner is being honored on the front cover of the publication he founded.

The cover of Playboy‘s November/December 2017 issue shows a side profile of Hefner, who was photographed by Larry Gordon back in 1965. The late publisher, who was born in 1926, was 39-years-old in the portrait.

The cover makes the late publisher the 11th man to ever be on the cover of the magazine and the first man ever to be on the cover without a female model present.

Hefner died two days before the issue was going to press, according to a statement from Playboy.
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Holly Madison Surfaces in L.A. After Hugh Hefner's Death

Holly Madison Surfaces in L.A. After Hugh Hefner's Death
Holly Madison was spotted in Los Angeles soon after Hugh Hefner's death and remains one of his few ex-girlfriends who has not said a word publicly about his passing. The Playboy founder died on Wednesday at age 91. Madison became one of his live-in girlfriends at the Playboy Mansion in September 2001 and later became his main girlfriend while living with Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Bridget Marquardt, with whom she starred on the E! reality show The Girls Next Door. Madison and Hefner broke up in 2008. He wed for the third time in 2012 and ditched his multi-girlfriend lifestyle, while she herself got married a year later and had two kids. On Thursday, she was photographed out and about...
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Kendra Wilkinson Says 'Marilyn Monroe Should Be Honored' To Be Buried Next to Hugh Hefner

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Kendra Wilkinson Says 'Marilyn Monroe Should Be Honored' To Be Buried Next to Hugh Hefner
Kendra Wilkinson took to social media on Friday to share what she loved most about her ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner then launched into a Twitter rant at those who have disparaged her former love following his death.

The former The Girls Next Door star, 32, shared a series of tweets about the “special” man who “always made me laugh.”

“For me it was the little things about Hef,” she tweeted. “The moments I got to share w him w no cameras around…”

For me it was the little things about Hef. The moments I I got to share w him w no cameras around…
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Nick Viall Opens Up About Life After Vanessa Grimaldi Split

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Nick Viall Opens Up About Life After Vanessa Grimaldi Split
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Playboy Mansion Staff Reuniting to Celebrate Hugh Hefner

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You can tell Hugh Hefner was seriously beloved because even his former employees are rallying to celebrate his life.  Our Playboy Mansion sources tell us ... staff members, new and old, started planning the reunion almost immediately after Hef died Wednesday. We're told 2 former butlers created a Facebook group that night to put the band back together -- employees, Playmates and Hef's children are all invited. We're told the employees -- many of whom were featured
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Hugh Hefner’s Twin Ex-Girlfriends Kristina and Karissa Shannon Mourn His Death: You ‘Made Us Women’

Hugh Hefner’s Twin Ex-Girlfriends Kristina and Karissa Shannon Mourn His Death: You ‘Made Us Women’
Kristina and Karissa Shannon, Hugh Hefner’s twin ex-girlfriends, commemorated his death on Instagram with a sweet, exclamation mark-filled post.

“Hef, you changed our lives and made us women!” the two ex-Girls Next Door stars, 27, both wrote on Instagram and Twitter alongside a montage of pictures of all three of them together. “We had so much fun and made so many memories that we will never forget!!!”

“What keeps us sane is knowing we have memories of us, the pictures captured a glimpse, but our hearts captured everything like a film recorder!! Thanks for giving us a kind of love
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Inside Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison’s Strained Relationship: From 'No. 1 Girl' to Estranged Exes

Inside Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison’s Strained Relationship: From 'No. 1 Girl' to Estranged Exes
Family, friends and fans are mourning the loss of Hugh Hefner, the Playboy founder who died peacefully at his home at the age of 91 on Wednesday.

While many of his famous Playmates have expressed their condolences via social media and in statements to Et -- like Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and Pamela Anderson -- there's one that's been noticeably silent: Holly Madison.

From 2002-2008, the platinum blond beauty was Hefner's "No. 1" girlfriend. But according to Madison, all of that went downhill... and fast. In her 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, Madison claims she contemplated suicide due to her unhappy life in the mansion.

From head over heels to their now-infamous feud, Et's breaking down what led to their strained relationship, and how it affected Madison's friendship with one of her The Girls Next Door co-stars.

Watch: Hugh Hefner Was Never Afraid of Getting Old or Dying
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Hugh Hefner's Movie and TV Cameos

Hugh Hefner's Movie and TV Cameos
Hugh Hefner was also an actor. Well, kind of. Okay, the late Playboy founder, who died Wednesday at age 91, mostly played himself onscreen. But his appearances, most of them cameos, brought delight to audiences worldwide. Onscreen, Hef was typically accompanied by his gaggle of girlfriends. He also made frequent appearances on the E! reality show The Girls Next Door, which mostly concentrated on his live-in beauties Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Bridget Marquardt. Hef also appeared on reality shows such as Wilkinson-Baskett's Kendra and Kendra on Top and The Surreal Life. He also had cameos...
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From Parties at the Playboy Mansion to a Soft-Core Porn Film: Donald Trump's Long and Colorful History with Playboy

From Parties at the Playboy Mansion to a Soft-Core Porn Film: Donald Trump's Long and Colorful History with Playboy
From parties at the Playboy mansion to his cameo in a soft-core porn film, Donald Trump‘s history with Playboy and its late founder Hugh Hefner is long and storied.

It all started nearly 30 years ago, when Trump appeared on the cover of Playboy‘s March 1990 issue.

On the cover, a smirking Trump poses next to a woman clad in only his suit jacket. “Nice magazine. Want to sell it?” reads the caption next to Trump.

Inside, the future president bemoans the state of the country in an interview. “I hate seeing this country go to hell,” he said. “We
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Everything We Know About Life in the Playboy Mansion, from Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson's Memoirs

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Everything We Know About Life in the Playboy Mansion, from Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson's Memoirs
Holly Madison is not afraid to speak out about her years as a Playboy bunny.

“It was a constant struggle,” Madison told People of her seven years living at the Playboy Mansion with former boyfriend Hugh Hefner. “I was trying to sell this image of ‘Oh everything is so great here,’ but I was miserable inside.”

Former The Girls Next Door stars Kendra Wilkinson and Madison fell out years ago, but both have spoken out about their experiences. In 2015, Madison published a juicy tell-all memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, which
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Bridget Marquardt Breaks Silence on Hugh Hefner's Death: 'So Sad'

Bridget Marquardt Breaks Silence on Hugh Hefner's Death: 'So Sad'
Bridget Marquardt is reflecting on the life of Hugh Hefner.

The former Girls Next Door star, who dated the Playboy mogul from 2002 to 2009, took to Instagram early Thursday to share her sadness over his passing.

“So sad but forever grateful for all the wonderful memories and amazing experiences #RIPHef #Playboy,” she captioned a photo of the two of them with an emoji of a broken heart.

In E!’s reality show, The Girls Next Door, Marquardt starred alongside Hef and his two other girlfriends at the time, Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison, between 2005 and 2009.
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Kendra Wilkinson Breaks Her Silence on Hugh Hefner's Death: ''Hef Changed My Life''

Kendra Wilkinson Breaks Her Silence on Hugh Hefner's Death: ''Hef Changed My Life''
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett will never forget the impact Hugh Hefner had on her life.  Following the news that the Playboy founder had passed away Wednesday at 91-years-old, Hefner's former girlfriend and longtime confidante released a somber statement mourning her loss.  "Hef changed my life," she told E! News. "He made me the person I am today.  I couldn't be more thankful for our friendship and our time together. I will miss him so much but he will be in my heart forever." Wilkinson-Baskett rose to fame as a Playboy model and star of the E! reality show The Girls Next Door with Playboy Mansion roommates and Hefner's fellow...
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91
Hugh Hefner, publishing legend and iconic founder of Playboy magazine, has passed away at the age of 91. Hefner died of natural causes at his Playboy Mansion home, surrounded by his loved ones. Hefner had not been seen in public for quite some time as rumors of declining health began to spring up over a year ago. The robed Romeo truly lived a fairy tale life, one that Kiss' Gene Simmons summed up perfectly in the 2009 documentary, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, Rebel when he said, "Show me any guy of any age anywhere in the world. . . that wouldn't give his left nut to be Hugh Hefner at 20, at 50, at 80."

Hefner borrowed $8,000 dollars (including $1,000 from his mother) in 1953 to create Playboy while he was working for Esquire as a copy editor. The world-famous magazine that placed naked women and intelligent interviews right next to each other, and changed the world. While most famous for Playboy,
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Stars Remember Hugh Hefner -- Jenny McCarthy, Rob Lowe and More Share Heartfelt Tributes

Stars Remember Hugh Hefner -- Jenny McCarthy, Rob Lowe and More Share Heartfelt Tributes
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the age of 91, and many of the movie stars, models and other celebrities who knew the American publishing icon took to social media to share their condolences and and tributes to his legacy.

Former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy shared a photo of her cover issue as a tribute to Hefner, and reflected on what he did for her career and American culture.

"Rip #Hef Thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people's lives, especially mine. I hope I made you proud," she wrote.

Baywatch star Donna D'Errico shared a similar message of gratitude to the late publisher, writing, "Hugh Hefner put me in Playboy & ignited my career. I am forever indebted, Hef. You will forever live on as an icon of epic proportions. #Rip."

News: 'Playboy' Founder Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

Kevin Burns, executive producer of The Girls Next Door, fondly remembered
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder and Sexual Revolution Icon, Dies at 91

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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder and Sexual Revolution Icon, Dies at 91
Magazine publisher and 1960s sexual revolution icon Hugh M. Hefner has died of natural causes, the Hefner estate reported on Wednesday night. He was 91.

According to a press release by the family, Hefner passed away at the Playboy Mansion, “surrounded by loved ones.”

Hefner founded Playboy in 1953, and it eventually became a global business and the largest-circulated magazine in the world. Although it has seen circulation dips in recent years (and just returned to a format featuring nudity, after a short-lived stint attempt at removing those photos), the magazine is still published in more than 20 countries.

Read More:Hugh Hefner: ‘American Playboy’ Producer Reveals 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Icon

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,
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Playboy's Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and a ubiquitous TV guest star, died on Wednesday. He was 91.

According to a rep for Playboy Enterprises, Hefner “peacefully passed away… from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones.”

In addition to guest-starring as himself on myriad TV series including The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley, The Simpsons, Roseanne, Sex and the City and Entourage, he has also been portrayed by Steven Pasquale (on The Playboy Club) and John Gleeson Connolly (on Masters of Sex), among others. He also starred in the E! reality show The Girls Next Door.
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