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Where Is Millie Williams — Hugh Hefner's Ex-wife — Now?

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 20, 2022
12:50 P.M.
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Hugh Hefner was married to Millie Williams before beginning a string of affairs with other high-profile women. Where is the late magazine publisher's first wife now?


Cooper Hefner, Hugh Hefner's son, recently shared a photo on Instagram of his cozy family time on Memorial Day. He spent the day with Scarlet and their three kids.

Cooper's portrait stood in sharp contrast to his late father Hugh, who was known for his "Playboy" lifestyle, constantly dressed in the company of beautiful ladies everywhere he went. Hugh previously married Millie Williams.

Hugh Hefner poses for a photo on November 17, 2005, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images



Hugh's ex-wife continues to pique the curiosity of many people throughout the world. Millie was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 10, 1926. Her marriage to her celebrity husband pushed her to popularity.

Millie completed her elementary schooling, passed her tests, and enrolled at Northwestern University to study sociology. Unfortunately, she dropped out after the first semester.


Hugh and Millie met after she dropped out of school; however, it was unclear when they connected. They did, however, get close and began dating passionately, which eventually led to marriage on June 25, 1949.

Unfortunately, Hugh and his first wife's marriage ended in 1959 because of infidelity, a marital problem that had affected the couple's relationship even before they married.

Millie revealed to Hugh that she had an affair when he was still in the army. Because of her mistake, she enabled Hugh to have an extramarital relationship even after they married out of remorse for her infidelity.

Hugh Hefner arrives at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards with his Playboy girlfriends in Los Angeles on February 21, 2001. | Source: Getty Images


Millie has mostly avoided the spotlight in recent years. Hugh emphasized how painful it was to learn of his wife's infidelity; thus, the confession did not bode well. The late American publisher said he "saved" himself for Millie. He added:

"My wife was more sexually experienced than I was. After that, I always felt in a sense that the other guy was in bed with us, too."



Christie, whom Hugh and Millie welcomed in November 1952, graduated from Brandeis University in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in English and American literature.

A year later, she began working for her father's company, eventually rising to the position of president of Playboy Enterprises in 1982 and CEO in 1988. However, Christie announced her resignation in 2008 to pursue charity work.


Hugh and Millie's second child, David, was born in August 1955 in Palos Alto, California. He reportedly studied film at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and also dabbled in computer consulting.

David reportedly produced "Forgotten Pills," an independent film that won the Grand Jury prize for Best Feature at the 2010 Dances with Films Festival. Not much is known about David, who keeps his personal life very private.

Marston Hefner, Hugh Hefner, and Cooper Hefner attend the 20th annual Literary Awards Festival at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images


In addition to Christie and David, Hugh is the father of sons Marston and Cooper from another wife, 1989's Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad. The couple married in 1989 and welcomed their son Marston in 1990.

Hugh and Kimberley's second child, Cooper, was born in Los Angeles in September 1991. He graduated from Chapman University in 2015 and launched his own media startup company, Hop, the following year.


Cooper took over as Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises after his father stepped down. In 2019, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

On August 24, 2020, he and his wife, actress Scarlett Byrne, welcomed their daughter Betsy Rose Hefner.

Hugh died on September 27, 2017, at his home, the Playboy Mansion, in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills. He was 91.