What is the former Playmate Barbi Benton doing these days? Is she still married? Exclusive Details
Barbi Benton is one of the few Playmates ever to have a stable married life. Married to George Gradow 1979, she's still living a happy life with him.
Barbi has kept a quite low profile except to come out for an interview in 2014 to discuss Bill Cosby after some serious sexual harassment cases against him. She revealed some groundbreaking information on the matter.
We have all that and more here, keep on reading for exclusive details of Barbi Benton's married life.
The Secret to Ex-Playmate Barbi Benton's Successful Marriage
The former Playmate Barbi gradually left her media career after marriage and enjoyed full time with her family. Barbie Banton was one of the popular models in the 1970s.
However, that is not why she has such a long-standing married life, it's definitely the love and togetherness in their relationship.
Barbi Benton married George Gradow on October 14, 1979. The couple is together for more than three decades now. They are happily married and there is no news about their divorce publicly.
Barbi and George have had two children; their first child, son Alexander born on August 23, 1986. Their second child, a daughter, Ariana Gradow born on July 13, 1988.
However, the former playmate's current personal life is not wide open to public She seems happy with her children and husband. Before marrying with George, she had an affair with Playboy After Dark host Hugh Hefner from 1969-1976.
Who is Barbi Benton's Husband?
Barbie's husband George Gradow, a real-estate agent, an entrepreneur is not public his personal information. He seems to be a loyal husband of former model Barbi. When he married her, he thought his life would be a fairy tale. After marrying her, in an interview with people in April 1980 he told,
When I go to bed every night I say, ‘I’m the luckiest man in the world
Every common man feels like him if they get a chance to marry celebrities. Benton also lucky to find this kind of man as her husband.
However, in 2007, Aspen police arrested him after he cheated internal revenue worth of $130K. He spent around 18 months in prison and released.
What is Former Playmate Barbie Benton Up To These Days?
The former Playboy model Barbi was famous in the 1970s She gained her fame through Playboy's television series Playboy After Dark where she played alongside stars like Joe Cocker, Ike & Tina Turner Sammy Davis, Jack Jones among others.
After her marriage and Playboy's fandom recently deceased she wasn't seen much in the media. However, in 2014, when Bill Cosby was accused of sexual harassment case in 2014, she talked to daily mail revealing some exclusive details
I saw him there so many times I couldn't count them,' said Benton. 'He would come to be with this one particular girl — I am not going to name her, but I will say that her name has not come out in any of the recent accusations against Cosby.
That was last of her public appearances. Benton had released five albums and numerous singles in the 1970s apart from appearing in many TV series and movies.
She is out of the media these days and retired from her career. Barbi last appeared in 2012 HGTV movie Million Dollar Rooms. We are pretty sure she has a lovely life though.
Barbi Benton's Career And Net Worth
Started her modeling career at the age of 16, she took her first job with Playboy appearing on their entertainment show Playboy After Dark.
She has appeared on the cover of Playboy four times: July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985 and in additional nude photo layouts in the December 1973 and January 1975 issues.
Benton has achieved some success as a recording artist as well. Her record "Brass Buckles" (1975) was a top-five hit on Billboard's country singles chart. Benton has recorded eight albums, the last of which she personally produced in 1979.
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Barbi Benton's Quick Facts
- Barbi Benton was born on January 28, 1950, in New York City.
- She attended Rio Americano High School and took all kinds of lessons from scuba diving to piano, and even did some "tearoom modeling" while in school.
- She debuted as a country singer in 1975 with the album 'Barbi Doll', released from Playboy Records, which peaked at 17 on the US Country charts.