July 20th, 2011
04:02 PM ET
Looks like hindsight really is 20/20.
It's been a bit of time now since perpetual playboy Hugh Hefner was jilted by his much younger fiancee, Crystal Harris, and now he says he "missed a bullet" with the scrapped nuptials.
Hef told "Entertainment Tonight" that he is "doing very, very well under the circumstances."
"As Holly [Madison, his ex-girlfriend] observed, she suggested that I missed a bullet, and I think it's probably true," he said.
Hefner, who is as well known for his bevy of decades younger girlfriends as he is for founding Playboy magazine, said he was marrying "to give her that sense of security."
As for reports that another man might have been involved, Hef said, "In retrospect there is something to all of this that we don't know that will come to light in time."
So will 85-year-old Hefner, who has been married twice before, consider taking another trip down the aisle with anyone else? Don't bet your sweet bunny tail on it.
"Quite frankly, I don't know what I was really thinking," he said. "I think my natural state is single. I've tried marriage twice, not successfully. These were not the happiest time of my life."
Tune in: Hefner’s ex-fiance Crystal Harris will be on The Joy Behar Show to tell her side of the story on Monday, July 25.
About this blog
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.