Hugh Hefner's former lover Bridget Marquardt had some of her eggs frozen while living at the Playboy Mansion to ensure she had ''a little more time'' to get pregnant.
Bridget Marquardt has frozen some of her eggs.
The 37-year-old blonde beauty - who has been dating director Nicholas Carpenter for nearly three years - decided to carry out the procedure a few years ago while she was living at the Playboy Mansion with ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner to give herself more time to get pregnant.
She said: "I had my eggs harvested a few years ago. I was at the Mansion, and I knew that kids were something I would like to have someday. And it didn't look like there would be kids anytime in my near future. So I did something to ensure I have a little more time."
Bridget - who moved out of the Los Angeles home in 2009 after splitting from Hugh - is prepared to use her frozen eggs and have In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) to give her and Nicholas "an extra chance" at having a baby if they have difficulties conceiving, but she would rather go down the natural route to make a baby.
She added to America's Star magazine: "If we get married and there's still time and we want that, then great. And if that wasn't meant to be, maybe we can look into adoption or something.
"If I decide I want a baby and I'm having problems then I have that extra chance."
She later appeared in spin-off programmes 'Holly's World' and 'Kendra'.