Hef “down in the dumps” about Holly leaving him

Hugh Hefner is a fighter. Scratch that, he’s a survivor. Though he admits to being absolutely distraught about officially losing longtime main girlfriend Holly Madison (and by “absolutely distraught” I mean the Hef version, which means “kinda bummed”), Hefner is determined to rally. He really has this amazing, wisdom-filled spirit to him that just overpowers everything and everyone around him.

Hugh Hefner is down a girlfriend. Hefner and Holly Madison, one of E!’s “The Girls Next Door,” are no longer dating. Hefner said he’s been “down in the dumps” about the split. “If Holly says it’s over, I guess it’s over,” Hefner said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “She’s still here in the house. Until a few days ago, we were still sharing the same bed.”

Hefner was surprised to hear Madison discussing their breakup, but acknowledged he knew a split was imminent after he told Madison that they would never wed or have children. Hefner said Madison learned the pair would never have children or get married six months ago, adding: “The fact that she was depressed after that, I didn’t know at all. That was a revelation in the last days and weeks. Quite frankly, we thought when the time came, we would make a combined statement and we expected that combined statement would be somewhere in the weeks and months ahead.”

“It’s now apparent there will be some new faces in my personal life and on the show,” he said. “There’s been moments that I’ve been down in the dumps about all this, and (personal assistant) Mary (O’Connor) told me to cheer up and pointed out that there are girls lined up outside the front gate. At my age, that’s hard to believe, but it seems to be true.”

The Playboy mogul expects to maintain a business relationship and friendship with Madison, who — along with Marquardt — originally was one of seven girlfriends living with Hefner in 2001 after his separation from Kimberley Conrad. Wilkinson was later asked to move into the Playboy Mansion in 2004. Hefner said he may again seek out seven — or more — girlfriends. “It’s a big house,” he said. “And I’m not going to live alone. I’m definitely not going to live alone.”

[From Yahoo! News]

That’s right Hef, stay strong! I’m sending a bouquet from FTD as we speak. Ironically its theme is “STDs” so it’ll be doubly useful. I love the notion that Hugh Hefner is surprised that he’s unaware about the deep, emotional inner sadness one of his three girlfriends was going through. I don’t care how long he’s with any of them, are we really supposed to believe he sees them as much more than a pair of boobs and a face? He does seem to genuinely care about them, but in a creepily paternal sense. So I’m really not shocked he didn’t notice that Holly wept all day and couldn’t get out of bed for a few months.

In slightly less deep news, Hefner told the Associated press that twin Playmates Karissa and Kristina Shannon (19 years old) are also living in the mansion, but aren’t his girlfriends. However there was so vague hinting that they could be in the future. Sisters sleeping with the same 83-year-old… now that would certainly top the creepy paternal thing.

Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson are shown at The House Bunny premiere on 8/20/08. Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

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  1. assholl says:

    Here it is folks, the real difference between men & women.
    Few, if any, good looking young guys would line up outside some rich 80+ year old womans house for any reason, cash, fame, sex (shudder!) but Hef has a huge line…….

  2. sol says:

    Any woman wanting to have a child and being unable because the man beside her doesn’t want or cant would feel depressed.
    I mean Hef should know that if he is in a relationship with someone young and able to be a mom it is reasonable that she would like to have a baby.
    Im glad that Holly realizes this when she is young and not after ages of being by his side and missing the opportunity of motherhood.
    Not meaning to be harsh but Hef should thank this women Holly,Bridget and Kendra for giving a fresh new look and makeover to playboy.Many people are more familiar about the girls than himself and he has to respect them and not go around saying his door is lined up with girls.We know the type.

  3. elisha says:

    I remember a quote from him saying he would be with Holly forever (something like “I know she’s who I’ll spend the rest of my life with”) but he would never marry her. It’s kind of dumb for him to let Holly go at his age; I doubt any of the girls “lined up at the gate” will be as loyal, devoted, and sincere as Holly (who really, obviously loved Hef if you watched the show). Now he’s doomed to spend the last of his years with a parade of women who are just using him.

  4. Maritza says:

    I agree with Elisha, Holly seemed to really love Hef. With all the millions he has its odd she didn’t seek fertility treatments to get pregnant. I’m sure Holly would be happy just to have a baby even though she could never marry him.

  5. Julia says:

    I think she did try some treatments. I don’t watch the show, but cb mentioned something about that putting a strain on their relationship.

  6. DLR says:

    That last picture of Hefner looks creepy. There’s just something really weird and not normal about a 83-year old man hooking up with 20-year old women. Actually I wonder what’s going on with these women, like take the money away from Hefner and what do you have? An almost 90 year old man with lord knows what kind of peener. 8O

  7. queenie says:

    Honestly, what woman in her right mind thinks an 83 year old man’s sperm is healthy? Heads up ladies–the quality of men’s sperm degenerates as they get older meaning more difficulties getting pregnant and a higher incidence of birth defects. Go find yourself some young fit stud to have healty offspring left and leave this shriveled fruit to rot!!

  8. Julie says:

    This is truly a ”no-fault” situation.

    It’s not wrong for Holly to want marriage and kids, and it’s not wrong for Hef not to want that. That’s what makes it so sad.

    But I am glad Hef was honest enough to tell Holly that even if he maybe should’ve told her this eons ago. Good Luck Holly, I hope you have the love in your life you are entitled to!

  9. jess says:

    i read over on dlisted that its not that he didn’t WANT kids with her, its that his sperm count made it impossible. he says that he really wanted to give her a child.

  10. Obvious says:

    Does anybody ever really remember he’s still married??? To Kimberly Conrad? They never got divorced.

    I feel bad for Holly, because she wanted his baby, she did care, but she was deluded into thinking they would get married.

  11. juju says:

    Who would want to have a baby by their grandfather?