From 2002-2008, the platinum blond beauty was Hefner's "No. But according to Madison, all of that went downhill... In her 2015 memoir, , Madison claims she contemplated suicide due to her unhappy life in the mansion.
From head over heels to their now-infamous feud, ET's breaking down what led to their strained relationship, and how it affected Madison's friendship with one of her August 2001: Madison moves into the Playboy mansion The Astoria, Oregon, native, now 37, officially became one of Hefner's girlfriends after moving to Los Angeles, modeling for Hawaiian Tropic and working as a waitress at Hooters.
founder who died peacefully at his home at the age of 91 on Wednesday.
While many of his famous Playmates have expressed their condolences via social media and in statements to ET -- like Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and Pamela Anderson -- there's one that's been noticeably silent: Holly Madison.
Madison also claims that Hefner was a "manipulator" and "pitted" many of the Bunnies against each other."If I just put my head under water and take a deep breath in, it would all be over," she wrote in her tell-all, recalling a suicidal moment she had in the bathtub. I put the folder back on the bed just as I had found it and never breathed a word of it."June 2015: Hefner denies Madison's allegations Following the release of the book, Hefner exclusively told ET that Madison "decided to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight."But Madison quickly fired back, telling ET, "It wasn't about having an ax to grind or wanting to get a reaction from him, or, you know, inviting him back into my life in any way.”"I don't really care about his response," she continued. Wilkinson responded by claiming the entire memoir was a lie."Holly, you can tell, had this ulterior motive every minute being at the Mansion, and that motive was – it was clear as day – she wanted Hef's kids, she wanted a piece of at the time. I just don't think it's appropriate.""Of course I have fond memories of my time there, but, you know, you move on.. "I would say my best memory of the time at the Mansion was shooting the TV show.
Marston Hefner also posted the left-hand photo, which has his brother Cooper in the center.
Despite declaring that he had slept with more than a thousand women, Hefner spent much of his life 'looking for love in all the wrong places,' as he tearfully told The New York Times in 1992.
Hefner married Crystal - and took up a life of monogamy - in 2012 after briefly calling off the engagement.'Maybe I should be single,' he said a few months later.
The magazine publisher was previously married to Millie Williams (1949-1959) and Kimberley Conrad (1989-2010). October 2008: Madison and Hefner call it quits In an interview with the , Hefner confirmed he and Madison broke up. "I'm very appreciative, and I'm very loyal and he did no wrong.
He revealed that the split came about six months after he told her he wasn't interested in getting married or having anymore children."If Holly says it’s over, I guess it’s over," Hefner, seemingly heartbroken over the split, said at the time. Until a few days ago, we were still sharing the same bed.""The fact that she was depressed after that, I didn't know at all," he added. Quite frankly, we thought when the time came, we would make a combined statement and we expected that combined statement would be somewhere in the weeks and months ahead."September 2013: Madison marries Pasquale Rotella Despite saying in a 2009 interview that she was "never dating anyone again" -- "I don't need a man. He did no wrong to anyone, and if he did, you know, I would be here telling you.
It was through these jobs that she received her first invitation to the mansion, where she met Hefner for the first time.2002: Madison reveals she'd love to marry Hefner The model, who quickly became Hef's "No.