Millie Williams, born Mildred Williams, is the ex-wife of American magazine publisher Hugh Hefner. She is the first wife of the founder of Playboy magazine. Besides, she has also made an appearance in a documentary film 60 Minutes, based on the life of her ex-spouse.
Unfortunately, Millie divorced Hugh years ago. But how is her life at present? Did she marry again after her divorce from her first husband? Does she have any children from her marital relationships?
In this article, we will discuss some interesting facts about her career, net worth, & much more. Let’s get started.
Millie Williams Bio, Early Life, Education
The beautiful Millie Williams was born Mildred “Millie” Williams, on March 10, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. As per the reports, she had a decent childhood, where she lived along with her parents. But unfortunately, she has not revealed much about her father or mother.
Talking about her education, she did her schooling at a local school in her hometown. She later attended Northwestern University where she studied sociology before dropping out after the first semester.
She Has Appeared In Documentaries
Mildred is not a professional actress, but she has appeared in a few documentaries. Back in 1993, she was a part of a documentary series named 60 Minutes. Based on the life of her husband and the founder of Playboy magazine Huge Hefner, the series portrays their life together.
Later, she also became part of another documentary E! True Hollywood Story in 2006.
Millie Williams Is The First Wife of Hugh Hefner
Williams married her college sweetheart Hugh Hefner on June 25, 1949. At the time of their wedding, both the couple were 23 years of age. Well, the duo were in a marital relationship for around 10 years before they divorced on 18 March 1959.
But, when and how did the former couple first meet? Well, they first came across when they were students at Northwestern University. While still in college, they became extremely close to each other and began dating.
Their romantic relationship soon turned into a marital bond.
She Had Two Children With Hefner
Hugh Hefner’s first wife Millie is a mother of two kids. Both her children were born from her marriage with the late Playboy founder Hefner.
Her first child, a daughter named Christie Hefner was born on November 8, 1952. Three years later, she gave birth to her second child, a son named David Hefner on August 30, 1955.
All her kids are well-settled and doing good in their profession. In fact, Christie is perfectly handling her family business. She reportedly served as the CEO and chairperson of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. from 1988 until 2008.
Why Did Millie Williams Divorce Hefner?
As per the reports, Millie and Hugh’s marriage came to an end because of their infidelity. It was back when the couple was still unmarried and Hefner was in the Army that Millie got involved in an affair.
Out of guilt for her infidelity, she let Hefner have an extra-marital relationship even after getting married. The Hollywood Reporter covered the news years later after Millie admitted her mistake writing,
Hef’s first real heartbreak came prior to 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, Hefner too expressed how devastating it was to find out his wife’s affair. He stated that he had abstained from sexual relationships with any other women and had literally saved himself for his wife. He said,
I had literally 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.
Mildred Williams Married Again After Divorce With Her First Husband
After divorcing Hugh in 1959, Millie stayed single for a pretty long time. Eventually, she walked down the aisle for the second time with a guy named Edwin Gunn.
He even adopted her kids after their marriage and they changed their last name to Gunn. But unfortunately, this time as well, their relationship didn’t last for very long. A few years into their marital relationship, the couple separated after which the kids changed their last name back to Hefner.
Hugh Had Two More Kids From Other Marriages
Millie’s ex-partner Hugh married twice after divorcing her. Almost 30 years after his separation from his first wife, he married for the second time to American model and actress Kimberley Conrad. The two tied the knot in 1989 despite their age gap of 36 years.
From their marriage, they had two kids Cooper Hefner, & Marston Hefner. While Cooper was born on September 4, 1991, Marston was born on April 9, 1990. Just a few years after the birth of their kids, Conrad and Hefner separated in 1998. Conrad eventually filed for a divorce in 2009, which was finalized in 2010.
Hugh tied the knot for the third time to Crystal Harris, a model, and TV personality. They walked down the aisle in 2012 and were married until his death in 2017.
Death of Millie Williams’ Ex-Hubby Hugh Hefner
A successful American publisher Hugh died on September 27, 2017, at his home in Holmby Hills, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 91. As per the reports, he died of sepsis brought on by an E. coli infection.
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 lat Monroe. Talking about the same to Los Angeles Times in 2009, he said,
Spending eternity next to Marilyn is an opportunity too sweet to pass up
Is Hugh Hefner’s First Wife Still Alive?
Well, Millie is still alive and kicking. She is 95 years of age in 2021 and is reportedly active. However, she has kept herself completely away from the limelight. In fact, she is not even on social media platforms which makes it harder to trace her life at present.
That said, we hope, we will get to see her soon in the days to come.
Millie Hefner’s Net Worth
As the ex-spouse of Hugh, Millie definitely inherited good fortune as a part of her divorce settlement. But unfortunately, she never revealed the exact sum of her net worth in the media. But when it comes to Hugh, he was around $45 million at the time of his death in 2017.