Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella have confirmed they have ''amicably'' split.

The former 'Girls Next Door' star filed for divorce from Pasquale Rotella - who she married in September 2014 after three years together - ''weeks ago'', and Pasquale says while the pair will be ''forever partners'', they have decided it's best for them and their children - daughter Rainbow, five, and son Forest, two - if they go their separate ways romantically whilst continuing to co-parent their little ones in a loving environment.

Alongside a picture of the family on a rollercoaster, he wrote on Instagram: ''It is with love in our hearts and a deep respect for one another that Holly and I have amicably made the decision to separate. First and foremost, we are forever partners and parents to two beautiful children, and are fully committed to raising them in an environment filled with love and positivity. (sic)''

Pasquale praised the former Playboy Playmate, who shared the post on her profile, as a ''beautiful soul'' and said they are both confident their ''next chapter'' as a family will have positive outcome.

He continued: ''Holly is a talented woman and a beautiful soul. We remain the best of friends while co-parenting and continuing to support one another in our respective passions in life.

''Though it was not a decision we made hastily or take lightly, Holly and I welcome this next chapter in our relationship, and have every confidence that the future will bring only the best for us and our kids. We will always be family. Thank you all for your continued love and support. (sic)''

The divorce news no doubt came as a surprise as just six months after having Forest in 2016, the 38-year-old star admitted she and her spouse were keen to have more children.

She said: ''We definitely want more kids.

''We're going to wait a little bit, get used to this one, and then see what happens.

''I'm just going to see how many we have time for before I get too old, I guess!''