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Hugh Hefner has slept so many women, he's literally lost count. The Playboy publisher, who turns 87 in April, told Esquire that he has made love to "over a thousand" women -- and yet, he says he was faithful throughout every one of his three marriages.
"There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated," Hefner told the magazine in a lengthy profile. "But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in."
Let's do a little math, shall we? Hefner has said he lost his virginity at the surprisingly late age of 22. Counting his previous marriages to Mildred Williams and Kimberley Conrad, plus his current marriage to Crystal Harris, Hefner has spent approximately 32 years of his life in holy matrimony. That means that for every year Hefner was single, he had sex with more than 30 women. When did he find time to sleep?
Of course, chasing down women takes less effort for Hefner than it does for most men. Between his home at the Playboy Mansion and his editorial role at the magazine, he is literally surrounded by beautiful ladies at all times. Even when he was in a relationship, he preferred to multitask; at one point, he had an entourage of seven girlfriends. But now, Hefner swears he's found his one true love in Harris, 26.
"All our friends think it's made in heaven," Hefner told Esquire of the surprising union. "It's only people who don't know us, who simply see us as stereotypes in terms of age and beauty. … I just feel very, very fortunate to have found her at this stage in my life. I saved the best till last."
We're thinking all the skepticism isn't so much about Harris' age, as it is about the fact that she left Hef at the altar and then talked trash about him to Howard Stern. And yet this is the woman he's chosen to be with in his sunset years.
"He believes in love," Harris gushed to the magazine. "Hef loves me more than anybody else in a relationship ever has. It took me time away to realize that. I think I realized that here is where I'm meant to be."
And the article makes it clear that Hefner is exactly where he wants to be. He hosts weekly theme nights at the Mansion (Tuesday is Game Night, Thursday is James Bond Night), wears silk pajamas all day, and alternates between gawking at Playmates and watching beloved old movies. In Hefner's twilight years, the party mansion has become the ultimate retirement home. Will it keep his 26-year-old bride happy? It seems to be working so far. And as for Hefner -- if he hasn't finished sowing his wild oats by now, then it may not be possible!