Bridget Marquardt froze her eggs for Hugh Hefner

Sep 7, 2011 at 10:54 p.m. ET

Bridget Marquardt says she froze her eggs while she was one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends.

Bridget Marquardt

One of the Girls Next Door spent a little time planning for her future while living in the Playboy Mansion.

Bridget Marquardt says that she didn't want to leave Hugh Hefner to have babies with someone else, but that being in her 30's she knew her biological clock was ticking. So what's a girl next door to do?

"I had my eggs harvested a few years ago," Marquardt told Star magazine. "I was at the mansion, and I knew that kids were something I would like to have someday."

"And it didn't look like there would be kids anytime in my near future. So I did something to insure I have a little more time."

Sounds like Bridget froze her eggs around age 34; she is now 37 and has been dating cinematic creative director Nick Carpenter since at least 2009 (but the rumors started in 2008). She doesn't have a ring on that finger yet, so maybe her fertility insurance policy wasn't such a bad idea after all.

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