Host Bridget Marquardt speaks during the Travel Channel portion of the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bridget Marquardt (Getty Images)more pics » DON'T MISS
With the rest of Hef's former Girls Next Door
moving on to bigger and better things (namely Criss Angel
and Hank Baskett
), I found myself wondering if Bridget Marquardt was too scarred by her last "relationship" to ever jump into a new one. But celebrity wisdom has confirmed today that a certain handsome fellow previously seen on Bridget's arm is, in fact, this year's Valentine.
His name is Nick Carpenter, 29, and the two met when Carpenter directed her in the upcoming thriller, The Telling
. Marquardt, 35, told Us Weekly
that the relationship is going well. [We love to] just hang out, sit home and drink wine and play board games! I really haven't dated in so long. I feel like I'm in high school again. Marquardt and Carpenter.
Not only has Marquardt been off the dating scene - the Bridget's Sexy Beaches
host has also said that she remained faithful to Hef the whole time they were together. Something tells me her love life is going to improve dramatically.
So far it sounds like a match made in heaven. When asked what was his favorite thing about Bridget, Carpenter said, "her face." And did I mention that his mom was a former Playboy
bunny? So any awkwardness over her former relationship-slash-career path was probably quickly reconciled.
And what does Hugh Hefner
think about Marquardt's new flame? She said: "Hef called me and said, 'You're always welcome here; he is too as long as you want him here.'"