"One thing at a time," says the former E! star, who's expecting her first child in early March

By Mark Gray
Updated December 01, 2020 11:13 PM
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Holly Madison is likely to rewrite a famous playground song: In her case, first comes baby, then comes marriage.

The former E! star, whose first child, a girl, is due in early March, said a summer wedding with boyfriend Pasquale Rotella is probable.

“One thing at a time,” Madison, 33, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s premiere of Parker at Las Vegas’s Planet Hollywood. “We totally want to [get married], probably in late summer. We’re going to wait until the baby comes and we get moved in to the house before I start planning any of that.”

Right now, all is going according to plan for the former Playboy pinup. Aside from moving into a new Vegas home and painting her daughter’s nursery in an Alice In Wonderland theme, Madison is even fairly certain about the type of mother she’ll be.

“It’s hard to say because it’s my first time,” she said. “I don’t want to be too strict because I think kids can get rebellious, but I hope to raise my daughter to be passionate about doing good things – about pursuing real things and real hobbies and not just frivolous material stuff.”