Holly Madison Reveals Psychological Breakdown Throughout Playboy Years
There are some thorns within the Playboy bunny patch.
In a brand new clip launched by A&E from the upcoming docuseries, Secrets and techniques of Playboy, scheduled to premiere on Jan. 24, Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend, Holly Madison, 41, recalled the unsettling means he reacted to her chopping off her hair.
"I obtained to some extent not too far into my time there—I feel I used to be solely six months in—the place I form of broke below that strain and being made to really feel like I wanted to look precisely like all people else," Madison, who was Hefner's primary girlfriend for practically a decade earlier than their cut up in 2008, recalled. "My hair was actually lengthy naturally and I used to be identical to, I am gonna go chop my hair off so I can at the very least look a bit totally different."
Nonetheless, Hefner, who passed away in 2017, was allegedly removed from happy. "I got here again with brief hair and he flipped out on me," she stated, "and he was screaming at me and stated it made me look outdated, onerous and low-cost." She made similar claims in her 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Gap.
Bridget Marquardt, who additionally lived within the mansion as one other of Hefner's girlfriends, bore witness to how the Playboy mogul handled Madison. "Hef could be fairly abrasive in the best way he stated issues to Holly," Marquardt stated. "She got here down with crimson lipstick one time and he, like, flipped out and stated he hated crimson lipstick on women...Although different folks might put on crimson lipstick and it did not appear to hassle him."
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At a sure level, Marquardt seen a shift within the fellow Women Subsequent Door star. "It was very irritating to stay with every single day—the entire drama that was occurring and the tensions," Marquardt stated. "I might undoubtedly see that she was getting depressed and unhappy and her demeanor was beginning to change."
As Madison stated, "I bear in mind there have been instances in all probability throughout the first couple years I lived there once I felt like I used to be simply on this cycle of gross issues and I did not know what to do."
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