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Who is Millie Williams? Untold Facts About Hugh Hefner's Spouse & First Wife

Joseph Published On Sat Sep 10 2022   Modified On Sat Sep 10 2022
Who is Millie Williams? Untold Facts About Hugh Hefner's Spouse & First Wife

Millie Williams, born Mildred Williams, is the first wife & now ex-wife of the founder of American Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner. She has also appeared in her ex-spouse's life-based film 60 minutes. Unfortunately, Millie divorced Hugh years ago.

 But how did they meet? Did she marry again after divorcing Hugh? How many kids does she have? So in this article, we will discuss some astonishing facts about her career, net worth, & much more. Let's get started.

Who is Millie Williams? Early Life, Family and Education.

The glamorous Millie Williams was born Mildred "Millie" Williams, on March 10, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA, in a decent family. Unfortunately, she has not revealed much about her family. She finished high school in her hometown and afterwards attended Northwestern University to study sociology. After the first semester, she left school.

Millie Williams' Professional Career

Although Mildred is not a professional actor, still she appeared in a few documentaries, including 60 Minutes in 1993, which also featured her husband Hugh Hefner. Later, she arrived in E as well! In 2006, True Hollywood Story.

Millie Williams is Hugh Hefner's First Wife

Mildred Millie Williams married her high school love Hugh Hefner on June 25, 1949, at 23. Well, on March 18, 1959, around after ten years, they divorced.

Millie & Hugh in wedding suit

But, how did the former couple first meet? Well, they first met at Northwestern University while studying & after some time, they became extremely close, and their dating soon turned into a marital bond.

Millie Williams Has Two Children With her ex-spouse, Hugh Hefner.

Mr Hugh's first wife, Millie, has two kids from her relationship with ex-spouse Hugh Hefner. Millie welcomed her daughter, Christie Hefner, on November 8, 1952. Likewise, on August 30, 1955,  her second child, a son named David Hefner, was born.

Millie Williams's Daughter With Hugh Served As The CEO & Chairman of Playboy Magazine

Talking about her kids 'Williams Hugh's profession, Christie reportedly served as the CEO and chairperson of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. from 1988 - 2008.

Why did Millie Williams and Hugh Hefner Get a Divorce?

Reports say Millie and Hugh separated because of their infidelity. Before their marriage, Hefner was in the Army when Millie got involved in an affair.

Millie With Hugh Back When He Was In The Army

Out of guilt for her infidelity, she let Hefner have an extra-marital relationship even after getting married. 

 Millie admitted her mistake in writing

Hef’s first real heartbreak came before tying the knot when Williams admitted to engaging in an affair during his time in the Army. In an attempt to lessen her guilt and save their relationship, Williams allowed the future mogul to become involved with other women during their marriage.

Later, the Hollywood Reporter covered this news.

Later, Hefner, too, conveyed how painful it was to discover his wife's affair. He added that he had abstained from sexual relationships with other women. He said,

I had saved myself for my wife, but after we had sex she told me that she’d had an affair. That was the most devastating moment in my life. 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.

Hugh Hefner's spouses after Millie Williams's Divorce

The American Entrepreneur, best known as the Founder Of  Playboy Magazine, married an American model Kimberley Conrad in 1989 and later on Crystal Harris, a famous TV Personality.

Below is a detailed description of Hugh's wives, net worth, and kids, & some astonishing facts are below. 

Marriage, Divorce and Children With Kimberley Conrad 

Kimberley Conrad, the second wife of Millie's ex-partner Hugh. She is an American model and actress. Despite their age gap of 36 years, Conrad & Hugh tied their knot in 1989 and Hugh married twice.

Hefner with Kimberley Conrad  and his children

From their marriage, Conrad gave birth to two kids Cooper Hefner on September 4, 1991, & Marston Hefner, on April 9. Unfortunately, Conrad and Hefner divorced in 1998. Conrad eventually filed for a divorce in 2009, finalized in 2010.

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Crystal Harris is one of Hugh Hefner's Wives.

under Playboy Magazine, Hugh Hefner tied the knot for the third time with a model and TV personality named  Crystal Harris in 2012. Sadly, just after five years of marital relations with Harris, Hugh died in 2017.

Millie Williams Married Edwin Gunn After Hugh Hefner

After divorcing Hugh in 1959 and staying single for a pretty long time, eventually, she married a guy named Edwin Gunn for the second time & he adopted her kids and changed their last name to Gunn.  But unluckily, this relationship also didn't last for very long, and the couple separated, after which the kids changed their last name back to Hefner.

Hugh Hefner Death: Cause How He Died?

As per the reports, a prominent American publisher and Playboy Magazine founder, Hugh, died of an E. coli infection on September 27, 2017, at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 91

His body was buried beside Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles & he had reportedly paid $75000 back in 1992 to book a spot beside the late Monroe. 

Talking to Los Angeles Times in 2009, he said, 

Spending eternity next to Marilyn is an opportunity too sweet to pass up.

Millie Williams Net Worth

Being the ex-spouse of Hugh, Millie received good fortune as a part of her divorce settlement. However, she never revealed her exact net worth in the media. 

Husband Hugh Hefner's Salary, Net Worth and Playboy Mansion

Hugh Hefner
Full Name:   Hugh Hefner
Net Worth: USD 50 million
Birth: April 9, September 27, 1926 - September 27, 2017 (91 years old)
Gender:          Male 
Height:           5 ft 8 in (1.75 m) 
Profession:  Journalist, Businessperson, Editor, Actor,                                                Film Producer, Entrepreneur, Publisher 
Nationality:    United States of America

Net Worth

As per the reports, Hugh Hefner estimated his net worth to be $43 million in 2009. At the peak of Playboy, Hefner's net worth was over $200 million. 

Unfortunately, between 2000 and 2010, Playboy's stock price fell 80% & magazine sales diminished rapidly. The company was taken private in 2011 by Hefner and private equity firm Icon Acquisition Holdings. Another private equity firm called Rizvi Traverse eventually bought out Icon. 

However, during his death, Hefner owned 35% of the Playboy brand and 100% of the actual magazine.

Hefner's Salary & Other Income

  • Salary from Playboy:                  $116,667
  • Social Security:                           $1,896
  • Dividends and interest:              $121,099
  • Rental property:                         $17,058
  • Income from HMH Productions:  $15,808
  • Pensions and retirement:            $413
  • Other miscellaneous income:      $17,639
           Total monthly income:  $290,580

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Playboy Mansion

 Playboy Mansion, where Hugh lived from 1974 until he died in 2017, is 21 thousand sq. ft in Los Angeles, California. The mansion boasts an astonishing 29 rooms, a wine cellar, a movie theatre, three zoos, tennis and basketball courts, a waterfall and multiple pools. Interestingly, Hugh didn't own the famous Playboy owned by Playboy Enterprises. Hefner paid around $1 million in annual fees to cover rent and other expenses like food and parties.

Eventually, Playboy Enterprises put the mansion for sale for $200 million in January 2016, which was too hefty compared to its neighbourhood house, likely worth $60 – $80 million. Still, there's only one Playboy Mansion in the world. However, The mansion was bought by the son of billionaire businessman C. Dean Metropoulos in June 2016 for $110 million by Daren Metropoulos, who was 32 at the time of Hefner's death. 

As of April 2020, the Playboy Mansion is undergoing extensive renovations.


Q. Who is Millie Williams? 

The glamorous Millie Williams is the first wife of The Founder of Playboy Magazine, Hugh Hefner. She was born Mildred "Millie" Williams, on March 10, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in a decent family.

Q. Who is Millie Williams married to?

Millie Williams was firstly married to Hugh Hefner. After getting divorced in 1959, she tied up with a second guy named Edwin Gunn.

Q. How many wives did Hugh Hefner have?

Hugh Hefner had three wives Millie Williams, Kimberly Conrad & Crystal Harris.

Q. Who was Hugh Hefner's first wife?

Hugh Hefner's first wife was Millie Williams.

Q. How many times was Hugh Hefner married?

Hugh Hefner Married three times in his whole life.

Q. Is Hugh Hefner alive?

No, Hugh Hefner Died on September 27, 2017.

Q.Who inherited Hugh Hefner's Money?

Hugh Hefner's Property and stocks were split up between his four children, who sold their shares for about $35 million, which was divided with Crystal.

Q. Who is Christie Hefner's Hefner's mother?

Millie Williams

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