to come back to the Playboy Mansion.
The 83-year-old Hefner and the 29-year-old Madison have been split for several months now, breaking up the hugely popular trio of women known as reality TV's "The Girls Next Door."
Apparently Hefner, 83, opened up to
, editorial director of Los Angeles Confidential, in the magazine's debut issue, which hits newsstands Friday.
That's just in time to mark the annual "Playmate of the Year" luncheon. For the first time in Playboy history the lunch will be held away from the mansion - this weekend at Palms Place in Las Vegas.
Hefner called Madison the "love of his life" and took a wait-and-see attitude toward his relationship with new girlfriend,Crystal Harris
, Madison's replacement.
Any hopes for a Hugh-and-Holly reunion were quickly dashed, however, when Madison told Fox News that she thinks the world of Hugh, but "there comes a time in everyone's life where they need to go their own way."
Another scoop in the interview: He'd love to meet Jesus Christ.
"[I'd] like to find out what [Jesus Christ] was all about," he added. "Separate the reality from mythology. Find out the roots of what has become a major religion of my time. I was raised in a good Methodist home and I had questions about organized religion, and I would love to have the answers."