Love struck Hugh Hefner

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 March 2009
Hugh Hefner

Love struck Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner fell in love with his ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson after seeing a photograph of her

Hugh Hefner believes in love at first sight.

The 82-year-old Playboy founder fell in love with his former girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson before he even met her, after he saw a photograph of the blonde beauty.

He said: "I think it's possible to fall in love with somebody across a crowded room. I fell in love with Kendra by looking at her picture and meeting her once at my birthday party. In the days after the party, I asked her to move into the mansion - she did and it lasted for five happy years. That's more than most people get out of marriages. I've been married - I know!"

Hugh's former girlfriends 'The Girls Next Door' star Holly Madison, 29, Bridget Marquardt, 35, and 23-year-old Kendra left the Playboy mansion last October and he has said he is excited about living with his new playmates.

He said: "Over the last five seasons of the show, Holly, Bridget and Kendra became celebrities and they increasingly found interests and other careers that drew them away. So to have a new group of girls whose focus is primarily the relationship is very exciting."

The ageing lothario - who now lives with 19-year-old twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon and Crystal Harris, 22 - remains hopeful his TV show 'Girls of the Playboy Mansion' will continue running for as long as it can.

He said: "We're shooting the opening episode of the sixth season at the moment and Crystal, Kristina and Karissa are the new girls. What's going on right now is really exciting and promises a wonderful new beginning for the show."

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