The Girls Next Door, a reality lifestyle show from the mid-aughts about the magical lives of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, was a fun and frothy look at the existential heights Playboy Bunnies can reach. But where are the women of The Girls Next Door now?
Filled to the bubbly brim with cute puppies, seminude volleyball games, and unintentional humor, The Girls Next Door offered a glimpse into what life was really like inside the infamous Playboy Mansion.
Even though the show ended in 2009, the stars have all remained in the public eye - especially Kendra Wilkinson, whose fame has arguably transcended the show's. If you're unsure what happened to the other five stars, you'll enjoy this list.
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At the age of 18, Wilkinson met Hefner at his 78th birthday party. When she was asked to move in, Wilkinson jumped at the chance to move out of her "small-ass apartment" where she was living with an "ugly-ass b*tch."
Holly Madison, Now
Madison has since come forward with severe criticisms of Hefner and the Playboy Mansion. In her 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, she claims Hefner gave her drugs that she describes as “thigh openers” and that he allegedly pitted his Bunnies against each other for sport.
“I learned Hef was the manipulator and that he pitted us against one another,” Madison wrote. “I realized I wasn’t treated well. I’m done being afraid of people. I don’t have any loyalty to Hef. I haven’t talked to him in four years, so there’s no reason to reach out now. Besides, it’s the truth.”
The reality TV star, who had her own E! series, Holly’s World, from 2009 to 2011, married Pasquale Rotella in 2013. They welcomed daughter Rainbow Aurora Rotella into the world earlier that year, and had a son, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella, in 2016. The couple announced an amicable separation in September 2018.
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Coming from a family of entertainers - her British parents were performers at an England-themed amusement park when she was born - Harris eventually found her own way into the entertainment industry. She was 22 when she met Hefner at a Halloween party at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. She subsequently appeared on the final season of The Girls Next Door.
Crystal Hefner, Now
Crystal went on to marry Hugh Hefner in 2012 and remained with him until his death in 2016. As a vocal artist, she released her debut single, "Club Queen," in 2011. She's also co-designed clothing lines.