Millie Williams, 96, is an American media personality who is best known as the first wife of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine.
Williams and Hefner got married in 1949 and were together for a decade until 1959. Although Hefner passed away in 2017 at the age of 91, his legacy is still going on. But today, we will focus on Millie Williams' life then and now.
How Old Is Millie Williams? Where Was She Born In?
Born Mildred Williams on 10th March 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, the USA under the birth sign Pisces. Williams is 96 years old as of 2022.
Besides this, she has not revealed information about her parents, siblings, and childhood to date. For her high school, she attended a local school in her hometown. She then enrolled at Northwestern University and studied sociology before dropping out after the first semester.
Hugh & Williams Were Married For A Decade
Hefner and Millie first met while she was attending Northwestern University and eventually began dating. After dating for a while, they exchanged their wedding vows on 25th June 1949 amidst family and their close friends.
Fun Fact: The former couple was just 23 years old at the time of their marriage.
The couple welcomed two children, a daughter named Christie Hefner (b. 1952) and a son named David Hefner (b. 1955) while they were still married.
Unfortunately, a decade later their marital relationship came to an end due to infidelity. As per Hugh, Millie got involved in an affair while he was still in the army.
As per the Hollywood Reporter, Williams admitted her mistake and he wrote:
"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."
Years later during an interview, Hefner expressed his devastation about the event saying:
"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."
Their divorce was finalized on 18th March 1959.
After divorcing Hugh, she got married to her second-husband Edwin Gunn. The couple separated after a few years of their marriage. Even Williams' children Christie and David who were adopted by Gunn changed their surname back to Hefner after William and Gun separated.
How Did Hugh Hefner Die?
On 27th September 2017, Hefner passed away at the age of 91 at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. As per reports, he died due to sepsis brought on by an E. coli infection.
The former magazine publisher was laid to rest beside later actress-model Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Back in 1992, he reportedly paid $75,000 to book a spot beside Monroe saying,
"Spending eternity next to Marilyn is an opportunity too sweet to pass up!!"