by Corinne Heller | Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 2:49 PM
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 Wilkinson, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt.
After leaving the Playboy Mansion, the three went on to pursue relationships with other men.
Wilkinson, 32, recently made headlines by filing 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, 3.
Wilkinson and Baskett, 35, had undergone marital problems for years and chronicled them on Kendra on Top. They also weathered a 2014 scandal involving alleged cheating by the former NFL player. In February, Wilkinson said the two were having marital problems again. She filed for divorce earlier this week.
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In 2016, Marquardt revealed that she was undergoing IVF treatments to try to have a baby, adding that she had a backup "insurance policy"; she had had her eggs frozen in 2008, when she still lived at the Playboy Mansion. She documented her infertility journey on YouTube. In 2017, Marquardt revealed that her IVF treatments failed and that the eggs she had frozen when she was younger did not survive the thaw.
"So that big insurance policy that I thought I had from eight years ago just literally went down the drain in 24 hours," she said on YouTube. "That was probably the most devastating blow for me because I just really thought that those were going to be my best chance at having a baby and just literally overnight, they were gone."
Marquardt has not given up on her dream and is currently concentrating on optimizing her health ahead of more possible treatments.
Two years later, Madison, 38, met the love of her life and the man she would marry, Pasquale Rotella. She and the 43-year-old have been married for more than four years and share two children, daughter Rainbow Aurora, 5, and son Forest Leonardo Antonio, 1 and 1/2.
Hefner's former head girlfriend and star of the Las Vegas burlesque production Peepshow and her husband, CEO of Insomniac Events, met in 2011 in Las Vegas when his group produced the annual Electric Daisy Carnival.
Madison said in her 2015 memoir Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny that the two started talking online, mostly on Twitter, and soon became "inseparable." She was smitten, calling him "the total package" and her "Prince Charming."
They soon moved in together and in 2012, Madison became pregnant. She gave birth to Rainbow in March 2013. She and Rotella got engaged the following June at the Electric Daisy Carnival. He proposed on the top of the Ferris wheel with a 40-carat ring with a cushion-cut yellow diamond center stone surrounded by pink and yellow diamond flowers.
Madison, a longtime Disney fan, and Rotella wed at Disneyland that September.
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