Hugh Hefner's Third Favorite Ex-Girlfriend, 42, Is Engaged

By Jason Marshall


She loves herself some Halloween, so it's only appropriate that Bridget Marquardt got engaged on the first day of the scariest holiday season. 

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The reality starlet and Playboy model broke the news Thursday on Instagram, while at the same time flaunting her spider-shaped diamond ring. 


Happy Oct. 1st!!! Oh...and... Did I mention @nicholascarpenter and I are engaged?


Her fiance is longtime boyfriend, director Nick Carpenter

The pair have been dating since 2008. They met while filming the horror "thriller" The Telling, a featured storyline on The Girls Next Door.

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Fun fact: Marquardt wouldn't officially end her relationship with Hugh Hefner until January 2009, following the departures of her comrades-in-arms Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.

Madison has come under fire in recent months thanks to her tell-all book detailing their time in the infamous Playboy Mansion.

And while we're thrilled Bridget has found happiness post-Hef, we can't help but question that arachnid-themed engagement ring!


For those asking about my engagement ring... @nicholascarpenter wanted to get me something traditional & I wanted something different & unique! It's a diamond paved spider (not a black widow) designed by @lynn_ban & it is absolutely perfect for me!! he knows me well!


We're also left wondering if the pair will rush to the altar in time for this October 31st or its return in 2016.

Whatever they decide, it's probably safe to assume costumes will be involved.

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tags: Bridget Marquardt, Engaged, Nick Carpenter, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, The Girls Next Door