When asked how many partners he's had, the 86-year-old Playboy mogul tells the men's magazine, "How could I possibly know? Over a thousand, I’m sure."
That being said, Hefner, who just wed 26-year-old Crystal Harris this past year, adds, "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."
As for his current marriage, Hefner gushes, "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. ...I just feel very, very fortunate to have found her at this stage in my life. I saved the best till last."
He continues, "You can't live somebody else's life. As big as my dreams were they certainly didn’t begin to match what came to pass. Who could have imagined a life like this before the fact? ...I want the rest of my life to be very much like it is now. I want it to be like this."
For more with Hef, pick up the April issue of Esquire, on newsstands March 26th.
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