At the time of his dying in 2017, all that remained between Hugh Hefner and former No. 1 girlfriend Holly Madison have been reruns of their defunct actuality present, “The Girls Next Door.”
Two years earlier, Madison had uncovered her time within the Playboy Mansion, saying it was “ridiculous” in her scathing ebook, “Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.” When her well-known ex-boyfriend died, she selected to not deal with his passing publicly.
“When he passed away, everybody expected me to have some big reaction or post about it on social media, and it just felt weird. I didn’t have any emotional attachment to him anymore in any way,” she instructed People journal. “I’d already come out talking about what a toxic relationship this was for me. Why am I supposed to post a memorial on my Instagram?”
FORMER PLAYBOY MODEL HOLLY MADISON STRUGGLED WITH ‘BODY DYSMORPHIA’ IN HUGH HEFNER’S MANSION
Madison moved into the Playboy Mansion in 2001, rapidly garnering the eye of Hefner. They dated till 2008, though Madison remained part of their actuality present that adopted the lives of the playmates and Hefner.
“Before he passed away, there had been maybe five or six years where I just had not spoken to him at all. He had become a completely different character in my mind,” she mentioned of the journal mogul.
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When Hefner died at 91, Madison says she positively didn’t really feel “relief.”
“I felt like I had taken myself kind of out of that universe pretty solidly. But it was a really odd time,” she mentioned. “For me, after leaving that relationship, I kind of felt like he had always interacted with me in such a fake way. Because every interaction he had with me was all about control or this fantasy he had of a relationship. It almost felt like playing house in a way.”
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To at the present time, Madison says she’s nonetheless subjected to criticism for talking out in opposition to Hefner and his empire.
“There’s still people who want to attack me for telling my truth, even if it has nothing to do with them. Just because when you’re coming from the mansion, it’s kind of this high-stakes environment where people attach who they are to this title of being a Playmate or being associated with Playboy, so they don’t ever want to hear a bad word about it. … And it just gets really catty even now with some people, but those people aren’t in my life, so it’s OK.”
Today, Madison is a mom to 2 kids with ex-husband Pasquale Rotella. She at the moment co-hosts the podcast “Girl’s Next Level” with former playmate Bridget Marquardt.
A consultant for Madison didn’t instantly reply to Fox News Digital’s request for remark.