Holly Madison married her baby-daddy Pasquale Rotella at Disneyland. For real.

I know it’s somehow wrong or uncool to actually care about Holly Madison, but I do like her and I want good things for her. And I’m not sure if her current man is good news. But that’s moot now because Holly just married shady-ass Las Vegas “businessman” Pasquale Rotella. Pasquale and Holly welcomed daughter Rainbow Aurora earlier this year, and they announced their engagement shortly after Holly gave birth. And now Holly and Pasquale are married, and he might be headed to jail sometime soon. Oh, and the wedding was at Disneyland. Damn it, Holly!

Fairytale ending! Holly Madison married Pasquale Rotella at the Disneyland on Tuesday, Sept. 10, a rep for the former Playboy model confirms to Us Weekly.

“Entertainer/model/producer Holly Madison exchanged vows with CEO and founder of Insomniac Events Pasquale Rotella on Tuesday, September 10th, at 10:40 p.m.,” the rep tells Us. “Their 6-month-old daughter Rainbow was the surprise guest of honor. The wedding was held inside Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. This is the first marriage for both.”

Madison, 33, and the Electric Daisy Carnival chief had the Magic Kingdom to themselves with their wedding ceremony taking place after the park closed. The couple, who began dating at the end of 2011 and are parents to 6-month-old daughter Rainbow Aurora, tied the knot in New Orleans Square outside the entrance of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

The former Girls Next Door star and Rotella waited until the very last minute to get their marriage license. Madison shared a sweet picture of the couple holding their license in a blog post on Monday, Sept. 9. “We did it!” she wrote. “Last wedding prep item taken off the checklist-we went and got our marriage license this morning!”

Madison and Rotella announced their engagement in June, three months after welcoming daughter Rainbow. “I got engaged on Sunday,” the former Peepshow performer wrote on her blog. “My fiance was so wonderful in creating such a romantic night! He proposed to me at the top of the Ferris wheel at EDC Las Vegas.”

“I was so happy that so many of our close friends were there to share the wonderful moment with us,” she added. “We rode around the festival on the art car until the sun came up! I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful or magical proposal!”

[From Us Weekly]

Well, congrats to Holly and Pasquale. I hope he doesn’t end up going to the big house. I hope they are very happy together and that he’s around to help raise their daughter. Being so cynical, I side-eyed all of the details about their Disneyland wedding, just because I can’t imagine there are adults who dream of that kind of wedding… but maybe there are people out there who love it that much. Sigh. Good luck with that.

Photos courtesy of Holly Madison’s Celebuzz blog, WENN.

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  1. neelyo says:

    I’ve met a few adults who live for all things Disney. I’ve never understood it.

    • MollyB says:

      The first time I met my (now) sister-in-law, she had tinkerbell sheets, quilt, curtains, etc in her bedroom and a Micky Mouse themed bathroom, in addition to ever other decoration in her house being Disney related. She was maybe . . . 35 at the time.

    • MonicaQ says:

      I live in the Tampa Bay Area and we have a lady in my office who drives to Disney World EVERY WEEKEND because she has year passes and she “has to use them and it’s Disney!”

      Also mention Universal Studios and it’s like you just brought up genocide.

    • Jayna says:

      I live in the Disney area and I never go, except when I have to for children activities. And if I didn’t have to for that, once every ten years would be enough for me.

  2. Buckwild says:

    Holly’s insistence on immaturity (baby voice, Disneyland obsession, girlish dresses) freaks me out. She’s so determinedly girlish.

  3. Anki says:

    I like her and really hope she’s getting her fairytale.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I was a Girls Next Door fan, and although she’s a shallow golddigger, she seems like a nice person. I hope she’s happy 😀

  4. brin says:

    Congrats! She got her dream Disney wedding but doubtful they will live happily ever after.

  5. Erinn says:

    My dad was trying to talk me into a Disney Wedding just because he loves Disney so much – he was only half kidding. I also had a second cousin who got married at Disney.

    The weddings can be surprisingly classy, actually.

    • Joy says:

      Cosign. I watched a show about Disney weddings on the travel channel I think and they can be as normal or as Disney-esque as you like. They have some great spaces and restaurants etc

    • Ellen says:


      Disney has a service where they plan everything about the wedding for you. It can be a surprisingly cost-conscious way to do the thing, and a thoughtful way to do a destination wedding when you have family spread out far and wide. (People can attend your wedding and also feel like they are getting a vacation, if that makes sense.)

      Holly just wanted the Disney Princess fantasy, of course. But that’s not really a surprise. Wow do I wish she’d picked a better guy, though. I have always wanted good things for that woman.

  6. Nooneimportant says:

    Maybe they got married so she wouldn’t have to testify against him when the case comes to trial. Is that being cynical? Probably. Anyways congrats to the happy couple.

    • Kaiser says:

      I was thinking that too, but I thought it would be mean to say it! This is totally a legal strategy.

      • snakecharmer says:

        i think spousal privlege only applies to the time you were married, but that thought crossed many peoples minds.

      • Bridget says:

        As I learned on The Sopranos, spousal privilage only applies to certain scenarios. Honestly, I think she just REALLY wanted to get married. She’s been talking about that Disney wedding since the Hef days.

  7. Suckmyfarts says:

    Aww I like holly! I feel like she’s always been honest about who she is. She’s a sweet girl. Her daughter is ADORABLE! She really wanted a family so I’m very happy to see her have one! Congrats to you!

  8. j.eyre says:

    How was her daughter the “surprise guest of honor?”

  9. Backwards says:

    Want to pinch her bub’s cheeks!

  10. Jayna says:

    I like Holly. She has a good heart. I just don’t know about this guy, but I’m glad she got the baby she’s always wanted. I love the photo of the baby, so cute.

    • MegG says:

      I can see why you would pick Disney only if like me, you live on The opposite side of the world and never went to Disneyland as a child.

  11. janie says:

    I’ve always loved Holly… She’s so sweet and kind. I hope she finds all the happiness she deserves, with a man that loves her. Her baby is beautiful! Good luck to all three!

  12. Inky says:

    I have a friend who is obsessed with all things Disney – I mean obsessed, she has been to Disneyland Paris – we live in the UK – over 40 times. She would love to get married there, and she is incredibly grown up and mature in other ways, so I think for some people, it may just be a comforting, reassuring, never changing thing that can be clung onto in adulthood when nothing is ever predictable.

  13. MonicaQ says:

    Living in Florida I went to Disney 11 times before I even hit double digit ages. So I’m done with the Corporate Rat Theme Park itself but House of Blues/Hard Rock is where all the concerts are so I have to head there anyway.

    Also my stuffed Scar and Simba says I can’t hate Disney too much. I’ve just never understood the *obsession* some people have. Grats to her though.

  14. lisa says:

    she’s the least offensive of hef’s prostitutes so i guess good for her

  15. coolio says:

    She looks a lot like aaron pauls wife. Eh?

  16. LilyT says:

    I’ve always liked her as well and found her oddly intriguing. I think she wants that fairytale romance SO badly… I hope it works out, but her hubby comes off as a creep

  17. Hollz says:

    I love Disney.
    Not so much that I have tinkerbell sheets, but if I was to do the big wedding thing – it would be at Disney World. (I plan to elope as it stands right now)

  18. Just Me says:

    #1 – Disney Weddings are flippin’ expensive. Unless you elope. Even still. $$$ #2 – They aren’t done inside the park. There is no Tinkerbell. There are no characters involved. No Mickey Mouse officiating. The wedding is done in one of the resorts – there’s actually a beautiful wedding Pavilion in Orlando just for the weddings. Beautiful. There are limos involved. An officiant of your choice. Gorgeous flower arrangements. Gorgeous venue (again, not the park). Gorgeous venues for your reception. You get your own wedding planner. It’s just like any other destination wedding – except, afterwards, you get to go to the Park (if you choose to stay and honeymoon there). Say what you like, but Disney actually does absolutely beautiful weddings. And for someone who wants to be treated like a Princess – most Bridezillas – you can’t ask for better attention to detail. Disney might treat their employees like crap – but their attention to detail and customer service are the best, bar none.

    • Apsutter says:

      Yea, Disney is one of those companies that knows how to treat their guests and when they throw a party they do it up right. I’ve actually known many people who worked there that loved it. I got the sense that they like the company but dealing with the customers is a pain(just like any kind of retail/service position)

  19. Just Me says:

    PS – I like Holly, too. 🙂

  20. Apsutter says:

    I’ve never been to Disneyland in CA but I could totally see getting married in Disneyworld. I’m totally not for the whole Princess wedding bullcrap but there are so many beautiful places in and around Disney plus they have plenty of 5 star restaurants as well. The only problem is that it is crazy expensive to get married there. I wouldnt do it, I’m an elopement kind of girl, but I’d totally have my honeymoon there because Disneyworld is f*cking amazing.

  21. Original me says:

    Weird. I was actually there yesterday and saw a guy propose to his girlfriend in front of the cinderella castle. Some ppl are just really into disney i guess

  22. Bridget says:

    33 huh?

  23. Grace says:

    Did anyone else notice that they got married at 10:40 PM?

  24. IceQueen says:

    Whatever makes her happy…Who cares. My friend’s sister has got everything coca-cola-from sheets to lip-balm.

  25. Shoe_Lover says:

    i don’t know why its “uncool” to like her. I always liked Holly and Bridget.

    That baby is gorgeous