Former Playboy stunner Holly Madison, 38, has split with husband Pasquale Rotella, 44. While the news first broke on Sept. 25, the pair actually filed for divorce “weeks ago,” according to Entertainment Tonight. The decision comes after just four years of marriage, as the couple tied the knot back in September of 2014. So, why call it splits? There was “no dramatic reason” for the decision, but over time, they just “grew apart,” a source also told the publication.
While it’s unclear who was the one to file for divorce, it is evident that they are keeping their children’s best interests at heart through the breakup! Both parents are committed to their family and putting their kids’ best interests first, the source added when speaking to ET. Holly and Pasquale share two children together. They welcomed their daughter, Rainbow Aurora, in March of 2013. Three years later the reality star gave birth to their second child, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella!
The former Girls Next Door cast member first met Pasquale in 2011, in Las Vegas. Pasquale is the founder of Insomniac Events, the promotion company that throws some of the hottest EDM festivals of today, such as the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival. Both Pasquale & Holly shared a statement via their Instagram pages regarding the divorce. “It is with love in our hearts and a deep respect for one another that Holly and I have amicably made the decision to separate. First and foremost, we are forever partners and parents to two beautiful children, and are fully committed to raising them in an environment filled with love and positivity,” the post began.
Holly was notoriously formerly romantically linked to Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner. She called it quits with the late magazine mogul back in 2008, after being Hef’s No. 1 girl for several years. “Hef and I can’t get married and have kids…so it was fun while it lasted but it wasn’t right for my old age. I got too old for Hef,” she said following the split.