The news of the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner had former frenemies Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian exchanging fond memories via text messages and social media yesterday and today.
“RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner!” Kim wrote in a statement posted to her Facebook page. “I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team!” she added, referencing her famous Playboy photo spread in 2007. “You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo.”
Kim then revealed that she and Paris were messaging each other with joyful memories. “Paris & I are reminiscing about the Playboy parties at the mansion & how much we love Hef. She’s texts me the perfect Hef emojis ???????????”
Paris Hilton retweeted Kim and replied:
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) September 28, 2017
Paris — who never posed nude in the magazine but did grace the cover of their 2005 “Sex and Music Issue” wearing lingerie, high heels, and fishnet stockings — posted a gallery of photos of herself with Hugh on Instagram along with her praises. Be sure to swipe through all the photos:
So sad to hear the news about @HughHefner. ? He was a #Legend, innovator, genius, one of a kind with a heart of gold. We had so many fun & incredible memories together. I will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace my friend. ??
Earlier today, Paris posted a photo of her framed Playboy cover and captioned it with “Love you Hef ? #Legend #RIPHef” Here’s the Paris Hilton Playboy magazine cover:
Paris Hilton’s affinity for Playboy actually goes way back — like, waaaaaaaay back! Check out this throwback photo of a very young Paris decked out for Halloween as a Playboy bunny!
“Dressing up as #PlayboyBunny for Halloween,” Paris captioned the photo, adding: “? #BabyParis ?”
We certainly don’t want to show too much favoritism towards Paris as far as photo quantity goes, so here is a gallery of eye-popping photos of Kim Kardashian behind-the-scenes of her Playboy photo shoot that she posted today:
RIP Hef! Reminiscing about my Playboy shoots, the amazing parties at the mansion and how much I love Hef! I am honored to have been a part of the Playboy team!! Hef, you are legendary and will be greatly missed. I love you!
Oh man, I sure would love to sip a mojito and listen to Paris and Kim share Hugh Hefner stories! Of course, I’d probably enjoy sipping a mojito and listening to pretty much anyone share their Hugh Hefner stories. 🙂 That dude had a storied life! #RIPHef