Bridget Marquardt: Not Ready For Engagement

Bridget Marquardt isn’t in a hurry to follow fellow Girls Next Door alum Kendra Wilkinson down the path to wedded bliss.

People magazine reports that former Hugh Hefner squeeze Marquardt is dating director Nick Carpenter. But while things are going well between the two, there hasn’t been any marriage talk just yet.

“No, not engaged—not even talking about that kind of stuff!,” Marquardt reveals.

Interestingly enough, despite their breakup, Bridget still seeks Playboy founder Hefner’s approval when it comes to whom she dates.

“Hef said that Nick’s a really nice guy, and that as long as I wanted, he’s welcome at the mansion anytime I’m there, and at all the parties and events,” she says.

Marquardt—whose new series, Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches, debuts on the Travel Channel on March 12—adds that Hefner has shared his approval of Carpenter with their mutual acquaintances.

“Hef actually told one his friends, Kevin [Burns], our executive producer, ‘You know, Bridget’s got herself a nice guy.’ So I think that’s really cute.”

Hef’s new role as father figure is slightly less icky than his last one, no?