Kimberley Conrad now: She reportedly works for animal rights groups

Kimberley Conrad found fame as a model on the Playboy mansion when she posed as Playmate of the Month in January 1988. In 1989, Conrad became Playmate of the Year and the second wife to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. The marriage sent shockwaves across the entertainment scene: It had been 30 years since Hugh divorced his first wife, and Conrad was 37 years his junior. 

Hugh and Kimberley’s marriage spawned two sons: Marston Glenn and Cooper Bradford. After the couple’s divorce in 2009, Kimberley retreated from the public eye, though she did make a stunning return to Playboy in 2017. 

Kimberley Conrad reportedly works for animal rights groups in Los Angeles

Reports claim that Kimberley Conrad works for animal rights groups in Los Angeles. She’s worked for organizations such as PETA and is an avid snowboarder. 

Conrad’s Instagram page shows that she enjoys spending time with her family. She posted the last picture of her family pre-COVID, but we suspect she maintains contact with her children. 

“I’m so proud of my sons,” Kimberley captioned a February 2020 photo

Cooper Bradford is a top executive at Playboy, while Marston Glenn serves in the US military. 

Conrad recreated her original Playboy cover in 2017 at her son’s request

When Cooper took over Playboy from his father, he proposed changing the magazine’s culture. He told the Hollywood Reporter that he planned to keep nudity but change its presentation. ‘Nudity hadn’t been the problem – it was how it’d been presented,” Cooper said. 

In 2017, Cooper requested his mom and other Playmates to recreate their original Playboy covers. “On Mother’s Day, I asked her if she would be interested in re-shooting her original cover,” Cooper said. “Two weeks later we did it.”

“Thank you @cooperbhefner & the @playboy team for making the Re-Shoot of my August 1988 cover a wonderful experience,” Kimberley wrote on Instagram in June 2017

That same month, she dispelled a rumor claiming that she tried to stop parties at the mansion after marrying Hugh. She told Fox News that activities at the estate continued as usual after her union to Hugh:

“It was still wide open. It was still the ultimate restaurant and health club with a 24-hour membership. We never refused anyone, ever. But it’s nice to know that there’s going to be people in your house when you’re coming downstairs in the morning. It was always an open door and open gate.”

Kimberley and Hugh separated in 1998 but remained married until 2009 for their children

Kimberley and Hugh separated in 1998 but opted against divorce before their kids became adults. Hefner told People that it was Conrad’s idea not to divorce: “I would’ve been happy to divorce her when we separated. But she wanted to remain married for our boys.”

Conrad moved into a house next to the Playboy mansion with Marston and Cooper. The couple’s proximity facilitated their co-parenting agreement. 

After the boys turned 18, Hugh filed for divorce. In September 2009, Hugh requested the judge to cut the spousal support he paid to Kimberley in half to $20,000 per month. He also asked that the monthly payments cease after two years or after the completion of divorce proceedings. 

The filing responded to Conrad’s earlier claim that Hefner owed her $4 million under their prenuptial agreement. Hefner claimed he’d paid close to $12 million to Conrad since their separation. 

Hefner and Conrad finalized their divorce in 2009 and kept the details of their split private. 

Hugh told The Times in 2011 that he remained faithful to Conrad, but she cheated. “During the marriage, I was faithful. She was not.”

Conrad told USA Weekend in 2001 that Hugh didn’t cheat: “It wasn’t because Hef was cheating on me, there were no other people involved in our relationship. I’m very supportive of his lifestyle because that’s his business.”

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