Former 'Girls Next Door' star Bridget Marquardt hasn't seen Hugh Hefner in years: 'We kind of lost contact'


Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Bridget Marquardt has confessed she hasn't seen the Playboy mogul "in years," and got the "runaround" last time she tried to visit the Playboy Mansion.

The 43-year-old model, who rose to fame as one of Hefner's girlfriends on E! reality series The Girls Next Door, told an Australian television show that despite keeping in touch "for a while" after she left the Playboy Mansion, the pair are no longer in contact.

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"I was still going back to some of the parties," Marquardt told The Morning Show. "Occasionally, my boyfriend [Nick Carpenter and] I would go back. I was still in touch with Hef -- and then we kind of lost contact."

"He told me there was always an open door, but I heard that that's not quite true lately," she continued. "I called and tried to go to the mansion earlier this year ... but I'm just getting the runaround."

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Marquardt appeared on the series alongside Hefner's other girlfriends at the time, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett – who is now married to football star Hank Baskett – and Holly Madison, who wed Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella in 2013.

Hefner tied the knot with 31-year-old model Crystal Harris in 2012.

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During the interview, Marquardt also shared her fertility heartache, explaining that after attempting to get pregnant naturally and via IVF, she thawed her frozen eggs only to discover they had not survived.

"None of my eggs survived. It was devastating for me," she said. "All this time, I thought I had an amazing insurance policy, but it didn't work out."

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Los Angeles, CA - OCTOBER 25: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Publisher Hugh Hefner poses with Playboy models Tiffany Holiday and Summer Altice during Tiffany Holiday's birthday party at Koi restaurant September 12, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
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