Bridget Marquardt: Engaged to Nick Carpenter!

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Former Girls Next Door star Bridget Marquardt is engaged to her longtime director boyfriend, Nick Carpenter, she confirmed on Instagram.

Bridget Marquardt, Nick Carpenter
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"Happy Oct. 1st!!!" Marquardt, 42, captioned a photo of her hand holding his. "Oh ... and ... Did I mention @nicholascarpenter and I are engaged?"

While it's unclear whether the spider-shaped diamond ring on Marquardt's hand is really her engagement bling, she is the "Queen of Halloween."

Wouldn't be entirely out of character, in other words.

Marquardt and Carpenter first met at the famed Playboy Mansion, where she once lived with Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.

The couple began dating in 2008, after the good old days of Hugh Hefner orgies and being miserable in bed had come and gone.

"I've heard that people want to marry their best friends. I think that should be partially true," Marquardt shared of her man.

"You want someone you can sit with in sweats, plus go out with. You want them to have a lot of best friend qualities."

"But you also want to make sure that you have the spice and passion that you would not have with your best friend."

"You want the relationship to be one step beyond that."

We're assuming that it is, and we're happy for her. She may have f--ked the same guy as Holly and Kendra, but that was so 2006.

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Bridget Marquardt Biography

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Bridget Marquardt rose to fame as one of Hugh Hefner's three main girlfriends. She has starred in The Girls Next Door for five seasons.... More »
Tillamook, Oregon
Full Name
Bridget Christina Sandmeier