Get to Know Millie Williams, First Wife of Hugh Hefner!

Millie Williams is the ex-wife of Hugh Hefner, the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine.

Millie was born Mildred Williams on March 10, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She joined Northwestern University to study sociology but she didn’t complete her studies.

We have no information about her whereabouts, although, it’s believed that she’s still alive and kicking at age 96.


First Wife of Hugh Hefner

Millie Williams is known for being the former wife of Hugh Hefner. They shared their vows on June 25, 1949, after dating since college days. However, after 10 years of marriage, they divorced on March 18, 1959.

Hugh Hefner and Millie Williams tied the knot in 1949.
Hugh and Millie tied the knot in 1949.
Source: The Sun

They first met during college at Northwestern University. They became friends and started dating soon after.

Reason For Their Divorce

Millie Williams and Hugh Hefner decided to separate due to their infidelity. While Millie and Hefner were unmarried and Hefner was in the army, she had an affair. After getting married, she let Hefner have an extramarital relationship out of guilt for her infidelity.

The Hollywood Reporter covered the news years later!

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.

In a later interview, Hefner also described his wife’s affair as devastating. As a result, he abstained from sexual relationships with any other women and literally saved himself for his wife.

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.

Mother of Two

Millie Williams shared two kids: Christie Hefner, and David Hefner with her ex-husband, Hugh Hefner. Their first child, daughter Christie was born on November 8, 1952. They gave birth to her second child, son, David on August 30, 1955.

Christie is handling her family business and served as the CEO and chairperson of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. from 1988 to 2008.

Did She Re-Marry after Divorce with Hugh Hefner?

After divorcing Hugh Hefner, Millie Williams married for the second time to a guy named Edwin Gunn. Soon after getting married, Edwin adopted two kids from her previous marriage and they changed their last name to Gunn.

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Unfortunately, her second marriage didn’t last long and after a few years of marriage, they separated. Millie’s kids changed their last name back to Hefner again.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband married for the second time with actress, Kimberley Conrad in 1989. Together, they shared two kids: Cooper Hefner (b. September 4, 1991) and Marston Hefner (b. April 9, 1990).

Death of Her Ex-Husband

Back on September 27, 2017, Millie’s ex-husband Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91 at his home in Holmby Hills, in Los Angeles, California. According to the sources, he passed away due to sepsis brought on by an E. Coli infection.

The Last Word: Hugh Hefner!

His body was buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles beside Marilyn Monroe. Back in 1992, he took a spot beside the late Monroe paying $75,000. In 2009, while talking with Los Angeles Times, he revealed that he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to spend eternity with the actress.

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

Appeared in A Few Documentaries

Millie Williams is not an actress but has appeared in some documentaries. Back in 1993, she appeared in a documentary named 60 Minutes. And in 2006, she was part of another documentary, E! True Hollywood Story.

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