She later took a graduate level course in broadcast journalism through UCLA Extension, which was depicted on the first season of The Girls Next Door, most notably when she had to be absent from her first Playboy shoot in order to take her final exam.
In April 2010 she announced plans for her own reality TV show which would follow her life after leaving the Playboy Mansion but despite recording a pilot for E!
Shortly after her birth, Marquardt's mother moved the family back to California, where Marquardt was raised.
Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner's sole girlfriend believed to have survived the Playboy Mansion love shake-up earlier this month, was photographed at Hef's pad on Friday for a Halloween bash.Marquardt graduated from San Joaquin Delta College with an associate degree.She matriculated to California State University, Sacramento and graduated in 1998 with a B. in communications and an emphasis on public relations.The 35-year-old peppy blonde, who has been with Hefner since 2002, has been silent on the shake-up.And while the Shannon twins were glued to Hef's side for photos, Marquardt stuck by her "Girls Next Door" co-stars - the exes.The twins "definitely like to have a good time," Madison recently told Us Weekly.Hefner is "having lots of fun with them - and a lot of other people." But is Marquardt still one of them?Although not a Playboy Playmate, she has appeared in nude pictorials with her Girls Next Door co-stars and fellow Hefner girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.Bridget Marquardt, born Bridget Christina Sandmeier, was born in Tillamook, Oregon.October 2008 - Present Bridget Marquardt and director Nick Carpenter started seeing each other shortly after she left the Playboy mansion.He's likely more famous for dating Marquardt than he is for directing.