Girls Next Door star Bridget Marquardt wants to start a family — just not anytime soon, which is why the former Playboy Playmate decided to have her eggs frozen three years ago at age 34.
“Looking back I was like, ‘It was easy,’ but it wasn’t that easy,” Marquardt tells Us. “It’s a lot of medication, a lot of hormones. You have to inject yourself in the stomach and I’m so terrified of needles! It was a difficult thing for me to do.”
Bridget says that she made her decision while still living in the infamous Playboy Mansion with her lover at the time, Hugh Hefner.
“Holly [Madison] and Hef were obviously the main relationship,” Marquardt explains of her unique situation. “We weren’t allowed to date or anything like that. I wanted to have a little bit of insurance policy and a little extra time.”
Despite the physical and at times, emotional pain, Bridget – who’s been dating director Nicholas Carpenter since 2008 – says that she’s happy with the choice she made.
“I think that it was 100% worth it,” says Marquardt. “I don’t feel that clock ticking. I’m not really worried about it. At the same time I would like to have kids someday, but I’m not one of those people who’s dying to have kids. If it doesn’t happen or if I decide to adopt later, that’s fine, too.”