FIND ALL THE INFO ABOUT BRIDGET MARQUARDT!
Bridget Marquardt became associated with the Playboy empire after moving to Los Angeles, California, in 2001 to continue pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. After all, despite several attempts to become a Playmate, it wasn’t until she caught Hugh Hefner’s eye in 2002 that she was able to be a part of that world, and that too was his main girlfriend. That’s when she got her first taste of fame, starring in ‘The Girls Next Door,’ as mentioned in A&E’s ‘Secrets of Playboy,’ so let’s find out more about her life since then, shall we?
Bridget Marquardt’s Post-Playboy Life
Bridget Marquardt was one of Hugh Hefner’s numerous girlfriends from 2002 to 2008, which resulted in her receiving several opportunities not only during the duration of their involvement but also later on. In fact, in addition to her lead role on the hit E! reality show, where she was a crowd favorite, she appeared in episodes of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘Entourage,’ and ‘General Hospital,’ as well as ‘Scary Movie 4,’ to name a few. Furthermore, despite not being a Playmate, Bridget achieved her goal and was featured in the magazine alongside her ‘The Girls Next Door co-stars before leaving.
Bridget’s final goodbye to Playboy was in 2009 when she helmed a Travel Channel series titled ‘Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches,’ before announcing plans for her tv show. It was reported that the latter would follow her living as she navigates her personal and professional experiences after leaving the incredibly powerful empire, but it was not picked up. “Thank you for all your love and support,” Bridget wrote on Twitter. “Unfortunately, the network rejected my reality show, but I’m now free to pursue new opportunities.” And she did just that in 2012 as a contributing writer and host for ‘Animal Nation.’
Bridget Marquardt, where are you now?
Bridget Marquardt decided to focus on her love of the supernatural after everything was said and done, and she began a career as a paranormal investigator. She’d already taken an online course while working at Playboy and was well-versed in the industry in general due to her long-standing interest, so it felt like a natural progression. As a result, in 2019, she launched the still-running ‘Ghost Magnet with Bridget Marquardt‘ podcast and eventually began documenting her investigations on YouTube. In other words, the Los Angeles native has completely reinvented herself as a celebrity paranormal investigator.
In her personal life, Bridget married Chad Marquardt at the age of 23 (1997), but they divorced after she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams. The former model then began dating director Nicholas Carpenter (‘The Telling’) in late 2008, only to happily get engaged in the fall of 2015 — they have yet to marry. With that said, despite it being one of her life goals, and despite three rounds of IVF, the 48-year-old does not currently have any children. Nonetheless, Bridget appears to be content with her current situation.