Take a look back at the early 2000s! It’s been nearly 10 years since The Girls Next DoorE! aired the show. — making it the perfect time to revisit the fun-filled show.
The Girls Next DoorIt aired for six seasons, 2005-2009. Created by Kevin Burns, the reality series gave an inside look at the lives of Hugh Hefner’s three main girlfriends Holly Madison, Bridget MarquardtAnd Kendra Wilkinson. Fans were able see the whole group as they partied, traveled, and lived at the Playboy mansion.
In the show’s final season, the spotlight was shifted toward Hefner’s three new girlfriends: Crystal HarrisTwins and triplets Kristina ShannonAnd Karissa Shannon.
Though the series showcased the Hef’s then-girlfriends fun-filled adventures, Madison has often alleged that being a part of that world wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In 2015, she Down the Rabbit HoleShe spoke out about the severe depression that led her to consider suicide three years before the series aired. BuzzFeed News interviewed her to promote the book. She said that her experience in the mansion was better after she discovered the E! show’s arrival.
“I was sad at times after Girls Next Door, too, but I felt like the TV show improved our experience a lot,” she previously explained to the news outlet.
Although the show’s original stars had their moments, it was Madison and Wilkinson who were most infuriated. Speaking out on the trio’s post-show dynamic, Marquardt said that they will always be connected regardless of where they stand with one another.
“I feel like we have a bond, the three of us,” she said on Hollywood Today Live2016. “It’s kind of, like, it’s not like a sisterhood, it’s not like friends. I mean, it is friends, but it’s something totally different than any other relationship you could possibly imagine.”
In April 2021, the feud resurfaced when Madison mentioned their joint time in the mansion during an episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
The Holly’s World alum claimed that Wilkinson wasn’t being honest when she stated that she moved in with the late Hefner before having sex with him — something Wilkinson said during her time on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!2014. “I’m not trying to slut-shame anybody or anything, but nobody ever got asked to move in unless they had slept with him,” Madison said.
Wilkinson laughed off the comments on social media, explaining that “times have changed” and she had other priorities now.
Crystal sided in Wilkinson’s favor at the time. She noted that the drama was too old and needed to be resolved. “I was at the mansion for a DECADE almost four years ago now and these ladies and their drama were there years before that. I side with Kendra here,” she wrote in a post on the MeWe app.
Hugh’s widow told Us WeeklyShe only said that she was interested and open to a reconciliation between the four of her.
“Let’s talk about it, let’s stop hating each other and, like, all sit down and just hash it out. That would be interesting,” Crystal told Us. “Because I have a feeling we will have so much in common and we would all be friends, but because we all hate each other for apparently no reason. I mean, how many people share this experience? It is not many. So, my hope is for us all to have a red table talk and just see how it goes.”
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Wilkinson hinted previously that fans will be able to watch the series again if they are still missing it. Girls Next DoorIt is possible that a reboot will occur. A March 2016 teaser trailer was released. Kendra on Top, Wilkinson said that “somebody did reach out about a possible Girls Next Door reunion” and added: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
The reunion never happened, and Madison and Marquardt don’t seem eager to relive those days. August 2022 was the first time that the pair revealed that it was difficult for them both to rewatch E! series. “Holly warned me that the first three episodes were really hard to watch. And when she said that, I thought she just meant, like, kind of just getting used to watching them again and once you get past three episodes, you’re good,” Marquardt said during an August 2022 appearance on Heather McDonald‘s “Juicy Scoop” podcast. “I just watched them not last night, but the night before. And I’m still traumatized. I’m sick to my stomach. I can’t sleep, I’ve been crying.”
Take a look at the photos below to see what they have been up to since E! The series has ended.