Due to deliver her daughter in March, mom-to-be Holly Madison opens up to The Bump about marrying her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella next summer. The Girls Next Door alum goes on to dish on her biggest labor and delivery fears, her dreams for motherhood, and distancing herself from her Playboy past.
On how pregnancy has changed her: “Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.”
On her biggest labor and delivery fears: “Have you ever heard the horror story about women who push their bladder out of their vagina during labor? I don’t know how common or true that is, but that’s my biggest fear!”
On keeping in touch with Hugh Hefner, Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt from The Girls Next Door: “Bridget and I are still friends, but I don’t talk to anyone else. I moved on from the whole Playboy thing five years ago and really never looked back. I’m not one of those girls who goes back to all the parties and things.”
On how she wants her daughter to be proud of her: “Being pregnant has made me much more conscious of my decision making, particularly in my career choices. I want my daughter to be proud of me and look up to me. I think early on in my pregnancy I realized that to be the mom I want to be, I had to change my life, and that’s what I’m doing.”
On what kind of mom she wants to be: “Tough question! Time will tell but I know I will be an incredibly loving, supportive and involved mom. My hope is I can help my kids find their passions and give them — within reason — what they will need to follow their dreams. I will try to accomplish this by being the kind of mom who builds a strong and solid family life and support system.”
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