If you’ve heard of the popular Playboy magazine, you know that its founder, Hugh Hefner, who died on September 27, 2017, not only built an empire, but also a reputation for being the ladies’ man. Hefner’s escapades date back to 1949, and in an interview, he conducted before his death, he revealed that he had slept with more than 1,000 women, but had only been married three times in his adventurous 91 years. So sit down tightly and join us as we discover Hugh Hefner’s Ex-Girlfriends And Wives Through The Years.
Hugh Hefner’s Ex-girlfriends & Wives
Let’s take a look at Hugh Hefner’s Ex-Girlfriends & wives, from the first to the last in his life before his death.
1. Mildred Williams
Mildred was Hefner’s first wife, with whom he had his daughter Christie and his son David. The couple met at Northwestern University, fell in love, and eventually married in 1949, but to Hefner’s dismay, Mildred confessed that she had been unfaithful to him before her marriage while he was in the army.
They remained married for another 10 years before they stopped in 1959.
2. Barbara Lynn Klein
Hefner and Barbara were a topic of conversation from 1969 to 1976, and he is said to have convinced them to change their name to Barbi Benton. Benton was not only his girlfriend but also the face of Playboy magazine in 1969, 1970, 1972, and even 1985 after their separation. Benton is said to have been one of Hefner’s greatest loves, and he regretted why they didn’t get married.
3. Shannon Tweed
Shanon was elected Playmate of the Year in 1982, which in a way led to her becoming Hefner’s girlfriend, but their relationship was short-lived.
4. Carie Leigh
Leigh is said to have dated Hefner for 5 years in the ’80s before she separated from him, moved out of the Playboy mansion, and even filed 3 lawsuits against him, which included publishing her photos without her consent.
Leigh had revealed in a 1999 interview with the Washington Post that the Playboy Mansion was like a cult where the girls living there were all prisoners.