Holly Madison's The Vegas Diaries: 5 Times the Star Dissed Ex Hugh Hefner in Her New Book

Reality star doesn't hold back when recalling her relationship with the Playboy mogul

By Bruna Nessif May 18, 2016 1:55 AMTags
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In case you thought Holly Madison was going to hold back, we're here to tell you she didn't.

The former Girls Next Door star and New York Times bestselling author just released her second book, The Vegas Diaries, and you bet your booty she talked about infamous ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner in there.

Madison's story picks up on her back-and-forth traveling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas as she tries to make a name for herself after leaving the Playboy mansion, and between gigs like Dancing With the Stars, Peep Show and Holly's World, the blond beauty also managed to get in a few love stories.

Holly shares her tales of romance with different guys she's dated in the past, and definitely didn't ignore touching on her most notable relationship—Hef. And while Madison is never one to get very catty, she also didn't sugarcoat anything.

Here are five times Madison dissed ex Hugh Hefner in her latest book:

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1. Being in a Relationship With Hef Was Rough: Madison recalls her decision to leave the mansion, and finds herself perplexed to hear that he wasn't sure why she decided to go. "If Hef truly was confused as to why I left and forgot there was any fighting, he either had the world's most selective memory or thought talking down to his girlfriends and making them cry on a regular basis was normal." (p177)
2. Clear Eyes: After Hef's engagement, Holly agreed to film a scene congratulating him and Crystal Harris for her show, but she couldn't even recognize the man in front of her anymore. "Filming with Hef was beyond awkward. For so many of the years that I had lived with him, I had forced myself to look at him through rose-colored glasses. Now that I aw the real person, though, it was like interacting with a stranger."
3. Not Just Emotionally: She also noted that he physically looked "frail," writing, "He seemed a different man, dramatically changed from the person I knew just a few years ago. It made me wonder if there were stresses behind the scenes that I wasn't aware of causing him to seem less robust than usual." (p178)
4. Girlfriend Facts: According to Holly, Hef's knowledge on his girlfriends wasn't exactly expansive. "He knew roughly four things about each girl. Her name, her age, where (approximately) she was from, and how well she behaved and followed the rules." (p248)
5. Keep Them In Line: How did Hef manage to date multiple women at once? Holly shared his secret. "There was some pretty clear favoritism going on—not everyone got a lavish trip for their birthday. One of the girlfriends, Vicky, eventually pointed out to me that he liked to play favorites to keep everyone on their toes…How else could he stay in control of seven women? It prevented us from banding together and staging a coup. He needed to somehow maintain the upper hand." (p248-249)

For more revelations from Holly's book, pick up your copy of The Vegas Diaries now.

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