The Girls Next Door: Hugh Hefner Offers Advice to His Former Girlfriends
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Hugh Hefner isn't exactly an expert on relationships but the Playboy mogul, who just turned 83, remains a hopeless romantic. Despite having two failed marriages and a long string of affairs, Hefner is still optimistic about love - something he wants to impart to all his former co-stars and former girlfriends on The Girls Next Door.

For Kendra Wilkinson, who is about to walk down the aisle with NFL star Hank Baskett in June, Hefner hopes that "love will conquer them" in spite of that fact that they come from different worlds.

"I've been very lucky in romance, but not expert in marriage [two divorces]," Hefner told People.  "They are two separate things. What happens traditionally in a marriage is, of course, a marriage turns into parenthood and the affection is kind of transferred to the children. She picked very well, I think he adores her, I think she really loves him. What they have to get over is they come from very different backgrounds. If love conquers all, it'll conquer them."

Bridget Marquardt, on the other hand, has no plans yet to get married but is seriously committed to new boyfriend is director Nick Carpenter.

"The major problem for her, quite frankly, is that she's not here a lot. She's got this wonderful dream job for the Travel Channel [Bridget's Sexiest Beaches], she's wandering the globe. We'll see how that plays out, whether she's really contemplating making this more serious," Hefner said.

As for Hefner's former number 1 and eliminated Dancing with the Stars contestant, Holly Madison, who went on to date and broke up with Mindfreak illusionist Criss Angel, he wants her to find love again.  

"My conviction has always been, being a romantic, that the best solution for a failed romance is a new romance," Hefner said.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: People
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