The former couple wed in October 2013 and have two children together

By Natalie Stone
February 26, 2019 03:53 PM
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Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella have finalized their divorce.

The Girls Next Door star, 39, and Electric Daisy Carnival founder, 44, were granted a decree of divorce on Feb. 25, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

According to the outlet, the documents relating to support, property and custody of their two children — daughter Rainbow Aurora, 5, and son Forest Leonardo Antonio, 2 — were sealed.

PEOPLE is out to Madison’s rep for comment.

Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella
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Their divorce comes five months after multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE in late September that the couple had split. At the time, an insider said the pair separated over the summer, with another source revealing that Madison was based in Los Angeles and “doing okay.”

The Blast reported that he filed for divorce on Aug. 31 in Las Vegas.

Rotella confirmed the split in a Sept. 25 Instagram post, writing, “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,” Rotella wrote in the caption of a sweet family photo.

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. ❤️”

Madison met Rotella after leaving the Playboy Mansion — and boyfriend Hugh Hefner, who died in September 2017 at the age of 91 — in 2008, moving to Las Vegas to pursue a career as a burlesque dancer.

The former Playboy model and Rotella began dating in 2011. The couple tied the knot in October 2013 in an extravagant Disneyland ceremony — they even rode in Cinderella’s glass pumpkin coach.

Last fall, a source who knows the couple told PEOPLE that their decision to file for divorce was not unexpected.

“Holly and Pasquale had been having trouble for some time,” the source said. “This wasn’t a sudden decision. They had a lot in common, but they were also very different people.”

Added the source: “Holly is an amazing mom and will do what’s best for her kids. They still care about each other and will remain in each other’s lives.”