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Criss Angel and Holly Madison Break Up

By February 26, 2009

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Criss Angel and Hugh Hefner's former ladylove, Holly Madison, have decided to break up. After four short months of fun in the sun, these two have officially split for good. "Criss and Holly are no longer a couple. They remain very close friends and wish each other the very best," a rep for the illusionist told E! News.

We began hearing whispers that something was brewing behind the scenes with these two as early as August 2008. To spare Hef's reputation, Criss, 41, and Holly, 29, waited patiently until she was completely moved out of the Playboy Mansion before publicly acknowledging that they were a couple.

While the final decision to end things was said to be mutual, "It was a conflict of schedules. She felt she couldn't devote 100 percent of her time in Vegas and his career at the expense of her career and her goals," a source told E! News. Why not? She happily ditched her career aspirations to be with Hef for seven long years!

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February 26, 2009 at 10:58 am
(1) danteshell says:

What scheduling conflict? She didn’t have crap going on! She dumped Hef, moved out of the mansion, left her “supposed” job at playboy and high “bunny” tailed it over to Las Vegas to follow Criss Angel around 24/7! She probably left after realizing she wasn’t going to get a ring or baby out of Criss Angel either! Come on, we’re talking about a man who kept his wife of eight years a secret and then dumped her when he became famous!

February 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm
(2) AMY says:

good im glad its over she used him

February 27, 2009 at 1:08 am
(3) Lyns says:

I feel bad for her…she needs a good man instead of guys that have no intention of committment!

February 27, 2009 at 2:37 am
(4) Suzy says:

I’ve been following their love affair, and although they were a cute couple, it was inevitable that they broke up.. Holly is on the rebound! What I want to know is what kind of career aspirations did she have in Las Vegas? I think I know but I’d rather not think about it. The “Girl’s Next Door” chicks all moved out of the mansion, almost at the same time. Kendra was the first to go. Also, Holly purchased a gorgeous townhouse condo in some part of LA, and had plans to live there. It seems like Cris Angel uses women like sponges!! Just look at Cameron Diaz, Britney Spears, and now Holly Madison. It’s sad and unfortunate. Being Hef’s gf for 7 years, gave Holly a lot of exposure, so I don’t think she’ll have any problem getting an acting gig.

February 27, 2009 at 11:07 am
(5) Karen says:

Being with Hef WAS her career!

February 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm
(6) Sirena says:

Is there anybody out there who is surprised by this news? You can’t base a relationship on hot sex. The honeymoon stage is over and now they see each other for who they really are and they realize in the long run it won’t work. It’s not anybody’s fault but my grandma said it best, “Lo que pronto madura poco dura” which means “What ripens fast doesn’t last.”

March 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm
(7) jennifer thompson says:


March 2, 2009 at 1:28 am
(8) gzuz says:

i agree with what everyone is saying. its retarted how holly left hef and the playboy mansion. she is going to always be known as holly from the girls next door. not criss angels ex or anything else.. it was stupid of her to leave.

March 2, 2009 at 1:33 am
(9) krish says:

He must used some of his magic trick to gain love from beautiful girls :)

March 2, 2009 at 3:31 am
(10) Bored net surfer says:


March 2, 2009 at 11:27 pm
(11) Cheryl says:

Criss is a skank!

March 3, 2009 at 10:46 pm
(12) Marissa says:

who ever watched the girls next door would know holly did work with playboy and having an input with the playmates photoshoots. She even went and found canidantes for the 55th annual playmate. So she does do things and has career goals. So who ever hates on her and talks crap is just jealous. She has come along way in life and has made something of herself.

March 8, 2009 at 10:40 am
(13) OliviasOlive says:

Im glad she was just gonna hurt him anyway

March 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm
(14) shelby says:

hello this is to comment NO. 11

March 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm
(15) Shaol says:

I think Holly is not good. She is advantageous of people. Hef and Cris could have been better without her.

March 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm
(16) ash says:

Think god that they broke up!! Donn’t get me wwrong its bad and all that they broke up…
but Criss Angle is way to good for her they never fit togather at all so right on!!!! Oh Criss will find someone better!!!!

March 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm
(17) The Chognator says:

I will say this much. Hef gave her alot. And as a job he wanted to put her into something that they could have in common. The business of playboy. But Hef knew she was not happy and all those episodes of her going down to vegas all time. The master knew what was going on she was going to greener pastures. She is just mean and she was always jealous of Bridget and Kendra. I thought she was the ugly duckling anyway. Hef should try and get Bridget. She is more business savy and she loved doing her radio show for playboy. But Holly you will find some eskimo to get baby from that is what you need. Heck you might even get commodities groceries. Heck free food and government cheese. LOL. Holly needs to stay where it is fridgit and cold like her heart and soul.

April 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm
(18) ashley says:

i am glad they broke up he is a magician and shes a slut they did not look good together besides she only used hugh hefner or the money and criss angels for the balls!!!
i just dont like her.

May 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm
(19) caramella says:

Yes,Yes,Yes! I don’t care why they broke! I for one am overjoyed! I’m so fed up with nice guys like Criss dating self-centered, exhibitionist, hoochie mamas! Please don’t get another Crissy honey! Just start with a clean slate! :)

June 28, 2009 at 2:44 am
(20) anrussooo says:

ok seriously some of the cmmments up here are just so ridiculous and some of you are jus stupid. If you watched the show at all or had any common sense you would see that none of the girls were the ones using hef. if anything he was the one making good out of the deal. yes he has his magazine an merchandise and all, but he raked in so much cash from the show too. And noticed the girls didnt get money from him, they were on a tight ass leash. if anything it was a mutual case of using. but what makes me even more pissed is that yall callin this girl (holly) a hoe and a skank and she was actually in love with hef. as crazy as that sounds to us normal people, she actually was. she wanted to marry the guy, and have a baby wit him. let the girl get over hef the way every other girl gets over a guy… gettin under another one.

August 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm
(21) 128455 says:

Holly should try e-harmony

August 21, 2009 at 5:22 pm
(22) amber says:

who cares about holly madison i’m glad they broke up criss is so much better off with out her.she dated criss to make hef jelous.if i were holly i wou;dn’t date anyone to make someone else jelous. i would just get over it and in a week get back on my feet and then finding some one new. holly was also cheating on hef with criss angel but hey criss is a good guy and i don’t care what anybody says about criss angel. holly madison is a hoe and a skank i don’t care.

November 3, 2009 at 10:39 am
(23) tania says:

Holly is not “the bad one” or a slut or a whore or any other mean horrible names you come up with.. she is beautiful… nobody really knows what happened with Hef or Criss for that matter and if you believe what is written in the media then thats just silly… only they know what happened… sticks and stones people……

December 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm
(24) Vic184 says:

I would love to be Holly’s rebound anytime,I think Holly would be better of with me rather than Heff and Criss…Heff has to many bunny’s running around and Criss has shows going with hot girls waiting around.

December 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm
(25) crissagellover says:

i heard that holly said something like this on her show “that’s were criss goes to die” she said that at the waxs musium

February 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm
(26) TeamBridget says:

I can not believe the women on this site who are defending Holly. Why? Because this plastic-surgery made up Barbie Doll exhausted all her possiblities of getting a ring before she hits the big 3-0! Let’s face it, no millionaire wants to marry a ‘bimbo’ over 30. Holly knew her career as a playmate would be short-lived. At least Kendra was smart enough to understand where she stood, took advantage of the exposure, and found a wealthy athlete to marry her. Now Holly tried to coax Criss into a commitment…but camouflaged it as a result of work-conflict schedules. Uhhh, both of their shows are in Vegas! Don’t make me laugh! Nice try Holly! I think Holly is cold-hearted, and despite her false genuine attitude, I could always tell that she secretly despised Kendra and Bridget.

April 11, 2010 at 5:53 am
(27) Alyssa says:

you guys don’t know criss or holly personally! I mean it’s nice to express your personal opinions but come on! It’s not holly’s fault and it’s not criss’ fault. they just wanted different things. holly wanted kids and marriage and criss didn’t! that’s all. maybe criss feels that he doesn’t have time for stuff like that. maybe he was scared to be in another marriage from how bad his last wife screwed him over. I agree that holly seems like a sweetheart so I’m not saying getting married and having kids is a bad thing! but you guys can’t blame criss. there’s probably a very logical reason for not wanting to settle down with his life.

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