After 10 years, Hugh Hefner finally files for divorce

TORONTO — Hugh Hefner said he waited more than ten years to complete his divorce “because of the children.”

“I stayed married not because it was a marriage — the marriage ended in 1998,” he said. “I stayed because she wanted me to.”

But now his twin boys are turning 18, so the 83-year-old Playboy magazine founder says, “Now is the time.”

On Friday, Hefner filed for divorce from former Playmate of the Year, Kimberly Conrad Hefner. The couple married in 1989, and were legally separated in 1998. Since then, Hefner lived with three girlfriends at the Playboy Mansion. That relationship was documented on the E! Reality show “The Girls Next Door.”

Hefner made the comments at the premiere of his documentary, “Hugh Hefner: Playboy Activist and Rebel,” at the Toronto International Film Festival.

At the premiere, Hefner described himself as “a died-in-the-heart romantic who played some part in the changing social sexual values of his time.”

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