"Hef and I have a really special relationship, This all has nothing to do with my feelings for Hef. I care about him very much. It's just a good time for me to become my own person," she added.
Although Marquardt's decision to leave the Playboy mansion was solely hers, she revealed that she is going to be homeless post the move. "I'm going to be homeless, I'm a gypsy," Marquardt said.
Hefner is currently dating the 19-year-old twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon.