Holly Madison refuses to talk about diets in front of her children.

The 44-year-old star - who was one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends for 15 years at the famed home owned by the late magazine owner - has daughter Rainbow, 11, and seven-year-old son Forest with ex-husband Pasquale Rotella and explained that whilst she is "focused" on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, she won't discuss it in front of her kids.

She told Us Weekly: "We’re really focused on healthy eating. I’m really careful not to say anything about dieting or weight or anything in front of my kids. If they’re trying to shove something unhealthy in front of me, I just say, ‘Oh, I’m doing a health thing.’”

The former 'Girls Next Door' explained that she doesn't want her daughter to begin suffering from body image issues or seek "validation" through her appearance because she started to experience things like that when she was her age.

She said: "We don’t want her to get into the mode where she’s really focused on the way she looks, or trying to get attention for the way she looks or validation through that. I think we’ve been really successful so far. She’s on a better track than I was at that age for sure. I was already trying to look some sort of way when I was 11."

Holly was recently asked if it was true that the bathroom pipes had to be replaced from the amount of girls vomiting during their time in the mansion as they suffered from bulimia and she admitted it was "sad" to see so many women suffering at the time.

She said: "On my podcast, ['Girls Next Level with Bridget Marquardt'], we've talked to staff and other people who were there at the time that this allegedly happened, and I guess it was a thing. There were people who struggled with really bad eating disorders while I was there, and it was always a sad thing to see."