Hef Gloomy Over Breakup

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 8, 2008 9:25 PM CDT
In this Sept. 24 file photo, Holly Madison and Hugh Hefner arrive at the Fox Reality Channel Really Awards in Los Angeles.    (Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Hugh Hefner confirms that he's down a girlfriend. Hefner and Holly Madison, one of the Girls Next Door on E!, are no longer dating. Hefner said he's been "down in the dumps" about the split. The 28-year-old model-actress stars in the reality series with Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt as one of the 82-year-old publisher's girlfriends who live with him in the Playboy Mansion.

"If Holly says it's over, I guess it's over," Hefner said. "She's still here in the house. Until a few days ago, we were still sharing the same bed." Hefner said he was surprised to hear Madison discussing their breakup publicly, but acknowledged he knew a split was imminent after he told Madison that they would never wed or have children.