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Holly Madison Pregnant with First Baby

Steven Lawton/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Holly Madison, the blonde burlesque star, ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and one of the centers of the reality series The Girls Next Door, will be adding the new role of mother to her resume now that she is now pregnant with her first child.

Madison, the 33-year-old star of Peepshow, a burlesque show on the Las Vegas strip, confirmed on her Twitter account Wednesday that she and her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella are expecting a baby.

"It's true!" Hunter tweeted, having retweeted a post from gossip reporter Perez Hilton, who had tweeted "Congrats!!!!! RT OMG!! Holly Madison Is Pregnant!!! "

The former Playboy model and employee, who has been with Rotella for nine months, announced in May that she will end her run in the lead "Bo Peep" role in Peepshow at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on Dec. 30.

Rotella, 38, is the CEO of Insomniac Events, a concert and event production company. Insomniac is the organizer of the Electric Daisy Carnival rave, an international annual electronic dance music festival.

An hour after Madison made the announcement on Twitter, Rotella confirmed the news, posting, "Yes the rumors are true...," with a Photoshopped Instagram image of him holding a very pregnant belly.

"My better half and I really appreciate all the love and congratulations! Thank you! We can't wait to meet our beautiful baby," he posted later.

Officials behind Peepshow, which Madison joined in June 2009, said that they are working with Madison to see how much of that time she'll be performing in the show.

"The producers of Peepshow couldn't be happier for Holly as we know she has had a long desire to become a mother," show officials said in a statement.

Madison began her career as a model, and soon caught the eye of Playboy CEO Hefner, who soon asked her to move into his famed mansion. After appearing in Playboy, she later worked as junior photo editor. In 2009 she appeared as a contestant on ABC's Dancing with the Stars later in her own reality series Holly's World.

Last year, amid her run in Peepshow, Madison famously insured her breasts for $1 million.

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