Holly Madison, the famed ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, was seen stepping out of her home for a family outing in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 28, just mere hours after the news of her ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner’s death.
The 37-year-old model looked as beautiful as ever in a floral black dress with mesh cutouts. It was unclear where the family was heading together. However, Madison seemed put together for an occasion with her blond tresses curled perfectly towards the ends. She was also seen holding an iced-drink in a protein-shaker.
Although Madison had not spoken out at this point, she and her husband Pasquale Rotella looked somewhat somber leaving their home with their children Rainbow, 4, and Forest, 13 months.
According to the autopsy, on Wednesday, September 27, Hefner died of natural causes at the age of 91.
His son, Cooper Hefner, confirmed the news in a statement he released to the media, stating: “My father lived an exception and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer…”
He continues, “…and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights, and sexual freedom.”
Madison spent a substantial time around Hefner and as part of his inner circle. She moved into the Playboy Mansion in August 2001 and officially became one of Hefner’s love interests.
She was known to be his “Number 1 girlfriend” for many years and he paid special attention to her. The former couple’s relationship was all documented on E!’s series The Girls Next Door.
Madison called her Playboy career and her relationship with Hefner over in October 2008, after spending seven years together.
Madison wrote a book about her experience with Hefner and her time in the Playboy Mansion titled Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.
The ex-Playboy Bunny has yet to publicly comment on Hugh Hefner’s death, however in her memoir she criticized Hefner’s treatment of herself and his other girlfriends. She claimed that the girlfriends were all expected to sleep with Hefner and he would routinely pit them against each other.