Back before Keeping Up with the Kardashians, in the renaissance of celebrity reality programming, E!’s flagship series was The Girls Next Door. How we’d eventually look back to those times as the good old days, I’ll never know. At any rate, The Girls Next Door centered around Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, and Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner’s weird sister-girlfriends who ostensibly bonded with one another over having to service an 80-year-old man.
Since the series ended, the ladies have had some reality series’ here and there that never matched the original popularity of the original, and they mostly faded out of the spotlight. Former head girlfriend Madison, who was not required to sign a non-disclosure agreement about her time with Hef (LOL), has now written a tell-all book about her years in the Playboy Mansion, and she is not mincing words about her feelings on her former costar Wilkinson.
People has obtained some excerpts from Madison’s memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, and she recalls how their falling out came to be after Wilkinson claimed that she was no longer friends with Madison and Marquardt in an interview following her exit from the mansion.
“For someone who was all of a sudden trying to act like she was better than Bridget and me, she sure wasn’t above using us for publicity when she needed it,” Madison says.
She decided to text Wilkinson and tell her she was a coward and the “fakest person” she had ever met, only for Wilkinson to reply: “WHO ARE YOU???? I DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU! WE WERE NEVER FRIENDS. IT WAS ALL JUST WORK.”
“After that, I deleted her number from my phone. Kendra and I haven’t spoken since, and I have to say, I don’t miss her.”
Ignoring the fact that Madison is now using Wilkinson’s name for publicity while plugging her book, she also claims that she knew something was off about Wilkinson right from when she moved into the mansion and immediately asked for “the really big room.” Never trust a girl who you have to share with an octogenarian who wants the big room on day one. That’s Playmate 101.