Holly Madison Welcomes Son Forest Leonardo Antonio

08/08/2016 at 11:25 PM ET

Holly Madison welcomes son
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It’s a boy for Holly Madison!

The Girls Next Door alum and her husband Pasquale Rotella welcomed their second child, son Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella, on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 8:44 p.m., a rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Rotella announced the new addition’s arrival Monday evening on Instagram.

“What an incredible week. A crazy, stressful start, which transformed into this magical moment. First, a five-year-long indictment against me was finally dismissed; then yesterday Holly, Rainbow & I welcomed a healthy 8-pound, 14-ounce baby boy to the family,” he writes, sharing a photo of his newborn son’s hand in his.

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“Now I’m holding my beautiful son at the hospital reading amazing birthday wishes from all of you. Definitely one of the most memorable weeks of my life! Lots of love to everyone who took the time to post, tag or send me a message online. I’m grateful & touched! We’ll be heading home from the hospital later & I’ll be posting photos of the new baby soon. Thanks ‘n love you ALL!”


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Madison revealed the name of her newborn son on Friday, sharing a photo of her holding a big blue teddy bear along with the caption, “I’m so happy to be at home with a healthy baby boy, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella. Thank you for all the kind comments over the past few days.”

The couple, who will celebrate the three-year anniversary of their lavish Disneyland wedding in September, revealed baby number two’s impending arrival exclusively to PEOPLE in January.

The new baby joins Madison, 36, and Rotella’s firstborn, 3-year-old big sister Rainbow Aurora — who had a very special part in her parents’ exciting news, and seems ready to take on some older-sibling duties.

“[Rainbow] was the first person my husband and I told,” Madison said shortly after the announcement, which was followed up by her rep confirming in March that her second child would be a boy.

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“I think she’s going to be a good big sister,” Madison continued. “She’s very caring and she loves playing with her baby dolls and taking care of the pets.”

Me n my baby 💗💗

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Forest’s unique name is no surprise: Madison had said she would likely steer clear of everyday monikers.

“I don’t really like normal names,” she explained at the time. “We have a few finalists.”

Already having experienced pregnancy and new motherhood, Madison was ready to enjoy a more laid-back approach to parenting two children.

“I’m so excited,” the memoir author said in March. “This time I know what to expect a little bit more. [That] makes it even more enjoyable.”

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stinky on

H Madison is pushing 40, i didn’t realize.

digit on

They could call him Borealis.

Harcinab on


Hooohoooholly on

Congrats to them! I wonder what they will name this kid?

nope on

His name should be Lightning Strike. It goes well with Rainbow and sounds just as stupid.

Heidi on

so a name from nature is likely: Lightning, Stormy, Sky, River, Bear, Flint, Jasper, Star, Forest, Hawke, Wolf, Cedar, Leaf, Orion, Ember, Lark, Ocean, August, Blaze, Pheonix, Ash….. I think that covers it? 🙂
Congrats to them, she seems very happy.

Diana Diamond on

Congratulations Holly! Can’t wait to see pics of your baby boy. 🙂

Hea on

They should name him Snowstorm Borealis, Cloud Charming or Typhoon Aladdin.

guest on

Forest? okay. I was pulling for MoonBeam.

Ellie on

After Rainbow, Forest is kinda lame.. I was hoping for Typhoon or Tornado. .so there could be a dumb and dumber.

Guest on

Rainbow and Forest. Well. That’s interesting. Actually, I like Forrest with 2 r’s better.

Karen on


Anonymous on

I can’t believe she’s going to have her son circumcised. What an idiot! I used to really like Holly, but this made me lose all respect for her.

Em on

So… he’s a ninja turtle?

Karine Freitas on

I loved baby name!! So cute!!

craig Dobson on

Everyone deserves a second shot; but did she take it from behind from Hugh Hefner for 10 years yes or no,

admin on