Hugh Hefner: I've Slept With 'Over a Thousand' Women

And he calls Crystal Harris his 'best' wife
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2013 10:41 AM CDT
Hugh Hefner: I've Slept With 'Over a Thousand' Women
In this April 26, 2010 file photo, Hugh Hefner, left, and Crystal Harris arrive at the premiere of "Iron Man 2" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Hugh Hefner gives a wide-ranging interview to Esquire, including this little bit of TMI: Asked how many women he's slept with, he says, "How could I possibly know? Over a thousand, I'm sure. There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in." Of course, he's married now. And of Crystal Harris, his onetime runaway bride, he says he "saved the best till last."

Esquire writer Chris Jones describes the marriage as one of "comfort and security" rather than "white-hot passion," shocking no one; Harris seems to corroborate this idea. "Hef loves me more than anybody else in a relationship ever has," she says. "It took me time away to realize that. I think I realized that here is where I'm meant to be." Adds Hef, "All our friends think it's made in heaven. It's only people who don't know us, who simply see us as stereotypes in terms of age and beauty." Click for the full profile. (More Hugh Hefner stories.)

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