Well, this is certainly understandable!
In a new interview, the former Girl Next Door reveals that she’d never want her daughter Rainbow Aurora Rotella to pose for the magazine either.
“I would not be OK with [Rainbow wanting to be a Bunny]. When she is an adult, she will be able to do what she wants, but from Day One I’ve tried to raise her to know she has value, her body parts have value, and she doesn’t have to do something cheap or tawdry to get attention. If she wanted to do ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and God forbid she did ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I would tell her my whole experience with it and I’d be honest that it wasn’t what I thought it would be.”
In fact, she wants Rainbow to take things much slower than Holly herself did:
“One thing I want to impress upon her is to not be in a hurry. Don’t feel like you have to have “made it” by a certain age. The missteps I’ve made have usually been about being really eager to make it by a certain age, and taking shortcuts or opportunities whenever I could instead of thinking, “Is this the best thing for me?” Now that I’m older I don’t rush into anything because I see how bad those decisions can go.”
The blonde beauty further explained how she wrote Down the Rabbit Hole partly for Rainbow:
“That’s one of the reasons I wrote the book ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I wanted my side of the story out there. I never had a voice. It was always shaped by the TV show or by Playboy or Hef himself. But I want my daughter to know why I made the decisions I did. Since writing the book, I’ve had a lot of practice defending myself and the choices I made and I think that has been good practice for discussing those decisions with her.
As for a posing nude, I get asked about it a lot from people who are considering doing it. I don’t try to talk anyone into it or out of it, but I do want them to know that before you make the decision, you should consider the ramifications. While you are doing it, it might seem fine, but years later you don’t necessarily want those pics out there, and they don’t go away. Plus, one thing I’ve learned is that if people know you’ve posed nude for anything, they want to take your choices away in different contexts. So, because you’ve done it before, they assume you’ll pose nude for anything, anytime, anywhere.”
She’s also ready for more kids:
“I feel more pressure [to have kids] from my husband! We definitely want more kids and I think it will happen next year. Our immediate plan was to have another baby before Rainbow turned 2 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I didn’t want her to remember being an only child, because I didn’t want her to get spoiled, but it didn’t work out that way. Now I’m glad we waited a little bit longer. Rainbow is potty-trained, so we won’t have to do the two-diaper thing, which is nice. You realize when you become a mom how valuable your time is, and it’s been great to have these 2.5 years to really get to know Rainbow.”
See more pics of Holly’s family in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Holly Madison Instagram]