Bridget Marquardt hasn't read Holly Madison's new book. Still, she seems to be taking a different approach to a tell-all memoir than some might expect.
“I like Holly and I’m friends with her,” Bridget Marquardt told RadarOnline about Madison. “I’m happy for her that she wrote the book.”
Madison's new book is particularly scathing in its description of Marquardt's former housemate Kendra Wilkinson. The three women lived in the Playboy Mansion together with Hugh Hefner, attracting tabloid attention and the morbid fascination of a reality TV-besotted public for years. Then each of the women moved on to other career paths, including their own TV shows.
Madison launched into a blistering takedown of Kendra Wilkinson in the book, calling her "the fakest person I ever met."
"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 of Wilkinson.
She then told of a text message exchange between the two. Holly Madison says she texted Kendra Wilkinson to tell her she was "the fakest person" she had ever met. Wilkinson responded with:
"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," Madison says. "Kendra and I haven't spoken since, and I have to say, I don't miss her."
Bridget Marquardt admits that she hasn't spoken with Madison in along time, but she takes a different approach to why.
“I haven’t seen or talked to her in years,” Marquardt said. “It is crazy. We haven’t had a falling out or anything. We just haven’t talked.”
Bridget Marquardt recently posted an older photo of herself and Holly Madison. Some see that as an expression of solidarity with Madison.
Madison also leveled charges at Hugh Hefner, saying that he tried to convince her to stay permanently at the Playboy Mansion by offering to include her in his will to the tune of $3 million, provided she is still living there when he dies.
“I learned Hef was the manipulator and that he pitted us against one another,” Madison wrote. “I realized I wasn’t treated well. I’m done being afraid of people. I don’t have any loyalty to Hef. I haven’t talked to him in four years, so there’s no reason to reach out now. Besides, it’s the truth.”
Marquardt is not commenting on such accusations yet, but just may in the future.
“I haven’t read the book," Marquardt says, "so I can’t even comment on any of the allegations. But I am definitely going to read it!”
Nowadays, Bridget Marquardt is selling handmade items on Etsy, capitalizing on her reputation from the Playboy days of dressing girly.
"I like giving gifts in elaborately decorated boxes and I want every party I throw to be absolutely spectacular," Marquardt says on her Etsy page. "I put a lot of love, care and effort into each and every one of my projects. Each item will include a signed Certificate of Authenticity that it was hand-made by me."
“All of this is brand new for me,” Marquardt says of her business. “Learning to sew and people taking interest in my designs. I really like trying to start a business. It’s fun but it’s all a learning experience.”
Marquardt posted another picture to Instagram showing her working to ship Etsy orders. This post came right after the one with Madison, above. Might Marquardt be a savvy businesswoman who recognizes that traffic about Holly Madison can be steered toward sales? Smart move.