Hugh Hefner Admits "I Saved the Best for Last"

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 86, married Crystal Harris, 26, on New Years Eve and he claims he saved the best for last.

The formerly notorious womanizer sat down for a new interview with Esquire magazine, providing insight into his love life then and now.

He wasn't willing to put a number on his romantic conquests, "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."

After his December 31, 2012 wedding, Hefner is sure of one thing ...  life is great despite what the haters think!  He offered, "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 who don't get it."

He continued, "I just feel very, very fortunate to have found her at this stage in my life. I saved the best till last.  I want the rest of my life to be very much like it is now. I want it to be like this."

Hef was previously married to Mildred Williams from 1949-1959 and Kimberley Conrad from 1989 to 2010.  His children include oldest daughter Christie Hefner, 60, who began working at Playboy after college in 1982 and ran the empire for years before stepping down in 2009.  Her siblings are David, 57, Marston, 22, and Cooper, 21.

With four adult children to his credit, we wonder if the newlyweds plan to have a child of their own.  We wouldn't rule it out...

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