Thursday, September 25, 2008
Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison Split (Probably)
Apparently there have been a bunch of rumors circulating the Interweb saying Hugh Hefner, 82, and Holly Madison's relationship kicked rocks. News to me, but despite contrary reports, I think the rumors might be at least partially true. To wit--if Madison and Hef aren't technically broken-up now, they will be soon.
Earlier this month The Dirty (which I won't link because the author of that site is an asshole) reported that Madison moved out of the Playboy Mansion because she was sleeping with illusionist/skeazoid Criss Angel. It added that "an inside source said Hef is totally fine with it." But "now The Girls Next Door producers are scrambling on how they are going to finish the show with Holly Madison- Ex-Girl Next Door."
This info.'s not all that believable on its own. Also, E! refuted the claims (of course).
But then Perez Hilton reported that "Holly and Criss were seen dancing and kissing" at the Wynn Hotel's Blush night club in Vegas on Saturday. He cited secret sources, who might not be reliable, since we are talking about Perez Hilton. That said, there is this photographic "evidence."
Most telling, though, is actually Hef's denial about the break-up.
"She [Holly] is still my girlfriend," he told Us. "Now will that last? I don’t think anything lasts forever."
"I love her very much, but you know, she wants very much to get married and have children. That isn’t very much in the cards for me," he added. "So there has to be a certain reality there. And I’m sure the time will come when she’ll be dating others. That’s part of the transition."
Read between the lines peeps.
Also of note, Madison, 28, took all of the pictures of Hef off her Myspace page. [Yes even The New York Times has stooped to using MySpace as a source.]
My guess is that, at most, they'll keeping up appearances until the end of the new (fifth) season of E!'s Girls Next Door, which premieres Oct. 5. (Although, according to E!, the girls have committed to doing a sixth season of the show...if there is one.) After that, though, there's a chance Hef will be looking for an entirely new set of girlfriends.
Kendra Wilkinson, 23, and the octogenarian reportedly broke up at least a month ago. And word in blogland is she's getting her own show, which might also air on E!. There are also rumors that she's dating, and might even be engaged to (which I doubt and she denies), Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett.
Also, on Wednesday Page Six reported that Hef's third girlfriend Bridget Marquardt is actually already married to some guy in Ohio. Don't get excited, it's not as scandalous as it sounds. In September 2007, Marquardt, 35, told Star mag, that, yes, she's technically married to Chad Marquardt; but the two separated when she moved to LA in 2002; and that their divorce was in the works. However, Marquardt did let slip that she still talks to Chad on the phone (as of Sept. 2007), adding "Hef's known from the start." And she did say "maybe we'll get back together. "
Even if there's nothing to the husband story, at 35, Marquardt's getting up there by Hef standards.
Additional info. via The Superficial.
Images via Holly-Madison.net and Perez Hilton.
Instant Update: Madison is telling Page Six to check it's 'facts'; and adds "Today Page 6 said that Bridget is married to a guy from Ohio??????????? Last time I checked, Bridget is divorced (after a 7 year seperation [sic]) from a guy from California . . . . . being that this is all a matter of public record, one would think you could check on that pretty easily . . ."