Holly Madison will soon be mama-Madison! The expectant celeb is the latest to announce her plans of adopting a baby, which is something she has looked forward to for years. Madison is known for being one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends as well as a showgirl, but the actress has chosen not to renew her position in a Las Vegas show to pursue starting a family instead.
Madison announced she will be using Hold My Hand, the adoption mentoring service started by “the Guncles” who appear on television show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” The mentoring service is helping Madison complete an adoption of a child from either Africa or South Korea.
In an interview with In Touch, Madison revealed that she is already planning nursery themes. “I really want to be a mommy,” she said. Play dates with Kendra Wilkinson’s son, anyone? She included that her decision to adopt comes from wanting to still be able to perform. Madison explained, “I love performing in the theater, and you can’t really do that when you’re pregnant.”
Madison will join quite the list of other celebrity moms who have chosen to adopt, like Jillian Michaels, Charlize Theron, Mariska Hargitay, Sandra Bullock, and Katherine Heigl.
Speaking to People magazine in June, Madison said, “I’ve wanted kids and that’s something I’m definitely doing as soon as possible. It is something that the time in my life is right for.” She sites her happy relationship with boyfriend Pasquale Rotella as motivation for the baby-push to come when it has. “My relationship is awesome. I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my personal life,” she told the celeb mag.
Here’s to hoping the adoption process for Madison is a smooth one, and congratulations to Madison on her decision!