Hugh Hefner's son Cooper, 28 has scrapped his plans to launch a new media company as an entrepreneur and opted to join the Air Force instead.
Cooper officially joined the United States Air Force on Tuesday, months after stepping down from his inherited role as chief of global partnerships at his late father's Playboy Enterprise empire.
His wife, Scarlett Hefner, known for her role in the Harry Potter series; posted a photo on Instagram with a photo of herself and her husband Cooper with the caption, "Today Cooper left to begin his service in the United States Air Force. I'm incredibly proud."
Cooper Hefner: Serving the U.S. Air Force
Hefner initially said he had goals of launching a new millennial-inspired website after stepping down from Playboy this year. But he explained his decision to put that plan on hold in a social media post earlier this month.
Cooper took to Instagram and posted a photo of himself in his office on the phone stating,""Today I informed leadership and financiers of Stag and Hefner Media Corporation I would be stepping back from focusing on launching a new company and stepping towards greater service to community and country," he wrote on Dec. 10. "In a week I depart for US Air Force basic training. A new road ahead."
Cooper Hefner Marries His New Wife, Scarlett
It's been a year full of milestones for Hugh Hefner's son. In November, he and Byrne married at a Ventura, Calif. courthouse. At the time, Byrne shared with her social media followers that the couple would plan a ceremony with friends and family in the "coming months."
Scarlett wrote in her Instagram post about their upcoming wedding ceremony, "Cooper and I are excited to share that we legally married. We are looking forward to planning our wedding in the coming months where we will celebrate further with our friends and family. I love you, Cooper. I am proud to stand by your side, as your partner, your friend, and your wife. I cannot wait to continue building a life together. My heart is so full and I am so grateful for our love."
Hugh Hefner: Rest In Peace
Cooper's late father, Hugh Hefner would have been proud to see his son marry a lovely woman like Scarlett.
According to his social media accounts, Cooper has enjoyed newlywed life in his final weeks at home before heading overseas.
"Scarlett and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner earlier this week with family and friends as we continue our newlywed celebrations. A very special evening full of laughs and love," he wrote on Instagram on Dec. 3.
Congratulations to the newlyweds Cooper and Scarlett! Good luck on your new life together as husband and wife!