An American model and television personality, Holly Madison is best known for appearing as Hugh Hefner’s number one girlfriend with Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson on the reality TV series The Girls Next Door. Even though not a Playboy Playmate anymore, Holly appeared in nude pictorials with her Girls Next Door costars. Her latest appearance is as a contestant on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.
On a personal note, Holly announced in a video posted on TMZ.com that her relationship with Hefner had ended. That happened October 7, 2008. Hugh Hefner affirmed the breakup saying that, “If Holly says it’s over, I guess it’s over.” Hugh also said that all three girls are committed to the sixth season of The Girls Next Door, and that he plans to look for new live-in girlfriends.
In November 2008, Madison began to date illusionist Criss Angel, but sadly, the relationship ended 3 months later. During an interview, Madison said, “I’m never dating anybody again. I don’t need a man. I’m really happy with myself and being with my friends. I’m focused on forwarding my career. I’m working on producing my own shows. Girls Next Door was a great place to start but it was somebody else’s show. I’m just ready to move on.”
In the last episodes of Girls Next Door, Holly made several references to the pending breakup with Hefner. In December 2009 she began dating Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden but this romance ended in January 2010.