Holly Madison Finds Her Happily Ever After
Season 5 Episode 510
Aired on 09/26/2015
When Holly Madison was growing up, she says she idolized Marilyn Monroe and dreamed of moving to Hollywood to pursue a life of adventure. Then, after years of living in the Playboy Mansion as Hugh Hefner's number one girlfriend, Holly hit a low point and realized this was no longer the life for her.
After packing up her things and ending her relationship with Hugh, Holly set out on her own. Then, in 2013, Holly gave birth to a baby girl, Rainbow, and married her boyfriend, Pasquale Rotella, in a fairytale wedding. "My husband Pasquale is amazing. He's definitely my happily ever after," she says. "We were able to have an amazing relationship because we're both two whole people."
Now, this 35-year-old mother and author spends her days chasing after her 2-year-old daughter, reading Game of Thrones and raising chickens. "In my 20s, I'd kind of given up hope that I would ever have a family so I'm extra grateful to have Rainbow," she says. "I hope my daughter grows up completely differently from the way I did."
While Holly says her life may have seemed glamorous at one time, hers is more of a cautionary tale. "I definitely want people to learn from my mistakes and don't make desperate decisions based on low self-esteem or feeling needy," she says. "I want people to know that they can change, and they can get themselves out of bad relationships and bad situations."
Watch as Holly invites cameras inside her home and introduces her daughter.