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Hugh Hefner's Son Reveals What It Was Like Growing Up In Playboy Mansion

Hugh Hefner's Son Reveals What It Was Like Growing Up In Playboy Mansion

He said the mansion acted as a 'traditional home' for he and his brother

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Hugh Hefner's youngest son Cooper has said the Playboy Mansion acted as a 'traditional home'.

The son of the late Playboy boss revealed what it was like growing up inside the iconic mansion, which was anything but your typical childhood.

Talking about the mansion in a 2015 interview with Business Insider, Cooper said: "This really acted as a pretty traditional home - even though it's not a traditional home - for me and my brother, especially when our parents were together.


"When my mom and dad separated and he bought the mansion next door, he broke down the wall and my brother and I went back and forth between both properties."

Opening up about his childhood, Cooper, now 29, said as a youngster he was 'sheltered' from the more adult stuff that took place in his gaff by dad Heff and mum Kimberley Conrad.

Talking about the legendary Playboy grotto, he said: "It's funny because it's such an iconic place and obviously the whole world probably sees it as one thing which is this mecca for orgies, but the reality is, is for me, it has always represented a sort of Indiana Jones adventure.

"Because when I was a kid, there was none of that going on and I was swimming around here and that's what it was to me."

However, when he got into his teenage years, Cooper admits he certainly tried to get a glimpse of what the grown ups were doing when they threw parties.


He added: "We were kept away from the parties when we were younger.

"We weren't participating when we were 12 years old at the Midsummer's party at the Mansion.

"Like any other 13, 14, 15-year-old, if you're upstairs and your parents are having a Christmas party, you're gonna sneak downstairs and try and figure out what's going on and why you're not invited to the party.

"Yeah, I had some of those nights with my friends... I'm not going to talk about them, though."

He also revealed that growing up, his school would go on 'field trips' to his family's home, with the parents of his classmates tagging along to get a look inside the property.

"I did not realise that was bizarre at the time," Cooper said. "It was one of those things you don't realise is weird until you get older."

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