It's 'Runaway Bride' instead of a wedding for Hef
June 15th, 2011
01:09 PM ET

It's 'Runaway Bride' instead of a wedding for Hef

Saturday was supposed to be Hugh Hefner’s third walk down the aisle, but instead the Playboy founder will have to seek solace in a movie night.

“The breakup is a heart breaker, but better now than after the marriage,” Hefner tweeted Tuesday, following the announcement that his former fiancée Crystal Harris had a “change of heart.” “Since we're not getting married on Saturday, I've scheduled a movie: 'Runaway Bride.' Seems appropriate.”

As former “Girls Next Door” star Bridget Marquardt wrote on Twitter, “He seems to be handling this well. He even had a sense of humor about it!”

She stopped by yesterday to check up on him and “give him a hug,” she said, which the 85-year-old appreciated, calling her sign of support “Very dear.” Another one of his exes, Kim Conrad, also came by with her mother to “lend their emotional support…I appreciate it,” Hefner wrote.

Marquardt's “Girls Next Door” co-star Kendra Wilkinson – who is now married with a child and her own E! reality show – also has plans to try and lift his spirits, saying that she was coming by with "some jack n coke... oh n a pipe." Holly Madison added to the sentiment saying she wished she could be there to support Hef as well.

In the meantime, Hefner is clearing up misconceptions about what happened. Although there were reports that a nasty argument led to the break-up, Hefner clarified via Twitter that those rumors aren’t true. “There were no arguments,” he said.

For her part, Harris simply said in a statement Tuesday, “After much deep reflection and thought I have decided to end my engagement with Hef. I have the utmost respect for Hef and wish him the best going forward. I hope the media will give each of us the privacy we deserve during this time."

The timely arrival of her single “Club Queen” earlier this week hasn’t escaped notice. Hefner himself wrote, “Crystal’s ‘Club Queen’ became available on iTunes today. Hope it’s a hit,” and also retweeted another Twitter user who noted, “Omg @CrystalHarris left @hughhefner the day her single came out on iTunes. Coincidence? I think not.”

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  1. myway

    hard resisting not to comment here. most of us probably should resist. maybe Hefner doesn't believe in true love but i can almost assure that this wasn't it. not many 25 year olds wish to marry their great grandfather. if so he should advise her to see a shrink. or maybe it was all a publicity stunt. what do you think?

    June 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nichole

    Hello people!! This was a business deal!! They both win from this break-up..he gets a new show and will continue to build his empire...and people actually know who she is now!! -N

    June 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. ungabunga

    If the wedding has gone through, is chewing Chef's food for him considered to be fore play?

    June 19, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. NeedSun

    He's gross. I can't imagine wanting to be with an 85-yr old just to get my name out there. Who still buys Playboy anyway?

    June 18, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. Radacall

    They say she changed her mind, but I think it was changing his diaper that did it.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SarahPalin

    I tweet Hef.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lloyd Christmas

    @Mr Ed. Are you still hung?

    June 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Daniel

    Feeling good.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. carolina

    Funny Holly Madison called this one right. She said at the beginning she didn't think this was the right woman for Hef. And she was right. Not bad for a dumb blonde... that was a joke.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Evandro Schropfer

    Who gives a damn, there are certainly more important newsworthy items happening around this country , acess http://www/

    June 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. david

    Only sincere lady out there for Hef was Holly. Hef sent her down the I guess this is payback for Hef not seeing the good from the bad. Who knows..maybe Holly will be back for a sequal?

    June 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ABK

    Maybe she just realized that getting married to an 85 year old man at 25 is disgusting and she's the only one out of that whole group of bimbos finally started utilizing her brain.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jenny

    First off he's an idiot to think any of these pretty young girls actually want him for him! LOL Like is he retarded? He's the richest man in the world right now, and every girl is money-hungry and want their 15 minutes so poor guy just had to learn the hard way (well this is the 3rd time lol)...he should know because of his money people will obviously use him. I can't believe some of these girls actually can stand being with him everyday and night, it's like being with your grandpa ewwwww.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JPS

    Who gives a damn, there are certainly more important newsworthy items happening around this country than this BS

    June 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Vic Vas

    All a gimmick. She wanted publicity since day one. Now she's focusing on her music career. Great in. Shame Hef couldn't see straight through her.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. es

    I would say the pre-nup was a problem for her.

    June 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. MSS

    Interesting a man who has made a career of exploiting woman, get exploited, seems fitting.

    June 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. call_holly

    Hef you already have the wedding Holly and tell her you made a mistake. She REALLY loves you.

    PS It work for George and Yogi :-0

    June 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • LumberJack

      And if Holly isnt available Im sure Ron Glass or Shaquille Oneill would love to marry you, Hef.

      June 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Summer819

    Some of his girlfriends must really fall for him...but I have to believe a good portion are in it for the fame and fortune. Big time sugar daddy. Sorry, couldn't be paid enough to pretend to be in love with someone that much older than me. Let alone sleep with him...even if it was all just for show. No thanks.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  20. Mr. Wilson

    Someone breaks up with Hef and beautiful women flock to his mansion to make sure he's okay. It must really suck to be him.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  21. Judge Dredd

    The law will find her and judge her

    I am the law

    June 16, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. eiei

    how desperate must those girls be, to act like trollops, letting old me ogle them and god only knows what else, all for the sake of a few dollars. They may as well go and stand on a street corner. They are disgusting. I bet if Hefner was an 85 year old man working in wallmart they would not be lining up to crawl into his bed UGH!

    June 16, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  23. itsallgoodnroanoke

    Oh come on now! This wasn't going to work anyway! She ran, He ran, who cares. This marrage was over before it got started. Heff, go sit in your rocker and talk to seniors and pray!

    June 16, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  24. Rock

    As former “Girls Next Door” star Bridget Marquardt wrote on Twitter, “He seems to be handling this well. He even had a sense of humor about it!”
    If i had a bottomless supply of incredible bush to pick from i wouldnt be too worried about it either.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  25. lina

    she bolted because he is an old geezer and she didnt want to marry and old wrinkled prune. she found someone younger and richer....thats the fact... a young woman like her would only date an old man for one reason, money.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  26. Mark

    Too bad she didn't stay long enough to get her own reality show, but she'll be okay.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  27. Penis Wrangler

    She is leaving hef because she doesnt like the taste of his butt squirt.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  28. cathy

    let's not be name calling – this was a very mutual "stratch my back" scenerio. Hef is a closet gay and it is the best kept secret in town!

    June 16, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  29. loca

    They r all ho's full of std's!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  30. Abby

    Too bad, Hef's viagra must have quit working. Besides by the time he took his false teeth out and wig off, who would want to go to bed with him? Glad she came to her senses.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  31. FU


    June 16, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  32. hattiewright

    Yes, Hef ruined it for women. I wish they were filling their pre-Hef roles, barefoot and pregnant, kept in the home like the servants they were in the 50's, and never allowed to express their own feelings or desires.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  33. Beefburger

    At his age, Hef needs a Filapina caregiver, not a Playboy centerfold.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  34. Ham N Cheese Sandwich

    Oh i would so hit that...the ham and cheese sandwich that is. im sooo hungry right now

    June 16, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  35. marko

    She looks way more than 25 ...maybe 30 +++

    June 16, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  36. kara

    He looks like the crypt keeper compared to those women, good for her for getting out of that!

    June 16, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  37. Mr. Ed

    @fenace d@mn you are a pig. You talk about me but you come on here and make a statement like that. Nobody wants to see you naked miss piggy and nobody wants to see your fat azz swinging from chandelier

    June 15, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  38. letsgomets2011

    What's up with the nose of the first chick on the right?

    I liked the Playmates better back in the day when they all had a wholesome "girl next door" look. These ladies look like they've met up with the surgeon's knife too many times.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • gah

      she probably asked the surgeon for a nicole kidman nose and got a michael jackson instead

      June 16, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  39. Lisa

    He's been using women to line his pockets for decades. Turn about is fair play.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChaosNmotion

      Excuse me Lisa, but what women has he used.. last time I checked Playboy was voluntary...

      June 16, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • really lisa


      all these grown women that voluntarily pose and accept the money and the are 'taken advantage' of

      you insult women

      June 16, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  40. darla

    I think the prenuptial was the culprit.. I mean coming from her standpoint she's a young still juicy 24 year old babe whose going to BLIP the already flaccid and wrinkly dingdong of a an 80'ish guy that still worth something for her right ? Maybe what she's been offered was just a change from a bucket of what he's really worth. Wow Heff is getting more of a cheapskate with his age. HE SHOULD BE REALISTIC THAT MARRYING SOMEONE AS OLD AS HIS GRANDAUGHTER

    June 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  41. porchiaknows

    I needed a really good laugh today and then I read this article. Now I am LOLing continuously.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Alex

    She was hoping for $500,000 to dump Hef at the altar while being filmed for yet another trashy reality show. Apparently she wasn't offered anything close to that and dumped him before-hand. It was always about the money and I don't know who is more pathetic, her for being such a money-grubbing, gold-digger, bimbo, or him for actually thinking anyone under the age of 70 would even WANT him touching them. Her 15 seconds are already up and he's got one foot on a banana peel and the other in a grave,

    June 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  43. DaveNYUSA

    Hef, it is no longer COOL; it is creepy!

    June 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Billy Davis

    After deep reflection says the fiance: Hmm, she realized she didn't want to married to old wrinkled fellow. At least she didn't marry him to divorce later.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. debra

    Why would a young 25 year want to be married to an 85 year. I don't care how much money he has. Life would be so boring.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Leslie

    Maybe she saw the results of his physical and found out he was going to live longer than she was prepared to fake it.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  47. fernace

    Hef is at that age now when even $ wont make him look "cute". All the dold diggers he surrounds himself with are there just for publicity! This Krystal chick was invisible to the public before she hooked up with Hefner.Now she gets even more free press by breaking up with him, & that will work wonders for her singing career!! Hef, maybe you should try a brunette next time & perhaps a mature woman as opposed to these silly girls! I'm available & can still swing from the chandeliers! Just a thought!

    June 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • furnace

      does your equipment still work?

      are parts of you drooping to the floor?

      if yes to the first question and no to the second:
      I got some great power tools and nice attachments for my black and decker appliances that I can use for our first date

      June 16, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  48. svann

    At least with her going on record as dumping him she cant get a lawyer and sue him for it.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  49. LC1229

    my favorite quote "I hope the media will give each of us the privacy we deserve during this time." Honey that won't be a problem at all. To quote David Spade – "and you are???!??!??!?!"

    June 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dobermomma1

      Exactly what I was thinkinf!!! Just like when that Audrina chick said on DWTS, "everything you ever wanted to know about me" (will be on her new show) I didn't realize I wanted to know anything about her....ahhh reality stars thinking everyone knows who they are.

      June 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      I heard (I think on The View) that she was getting her own reality tv show. So that quote about the media giving her privacy is a joke,

      June 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  50. mejazzbo

    Hef may have been played, but I bet he enjoyed the hell out of it.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Kim Kardashian

    If Hef is looking for a wife, I can always marry him instead. I can always use some more publicity, er, I mean, love.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  52. mark

    There is probably hardly a sincere woman at the Playboy mansion. One after the other using Hefner for his fame and money, and he in turn using woman for what he has to offer and probably his own personal whims. Holly Madison is a hypocrite. She says she wants what is best for Hefner, but a playmate wrote a book stating that Holly once tried to copy Hugh Hefner's will. Hardly one of thee women can probably be trusted.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      One word describes every one of these women: opportunistic. They will do what ever it takes to get where they could not go on their own. Hef needs to figure this one out. Grow up dude. Now or never. You are being used.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • TheCarl

      Please, enough with the "they used him" routine. He is 85, and getting with girls young enough to be his great-granddaughters! You think he doesn't know what he's doing? He's the one doing the playing. Of course he is more than willing to pay the pricetag on his lifestyle. And he's been doing that for more than 60 years. Nodoby is doing anything to Hugh Hefner that he doesn't want done to him, so let's not villainize those girls.

      June 16, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Terri

      can you really believe what the other playmate said she was probable talking about her self and not holly just to right a book and make money you know sandal makes money and if she just a playmate righting a book we have see that book before so she had to put something to make money and if that was true haf would have said it he said everything else about all the woman he had been with just my thoughts on the matter.

      June 18, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  53. Gin

    There are two people I do not feel sorry for. Arnold Swartzennager and Hugh Hefner. I have no pity for these two baboons and their little wee wees gone amuck.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boof

      Gin, the difference between the two is obvious. Hef never tried to hide his lifestyle. In fact, the man has made millions from it. Arnold, on the other hand, is a two faced cheat.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Burt Reynolds

    I really enjoy the articles in the magazine. I read them on the toilet with a box of tissues every day.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  55. EMMA LDS

    He is toooo old anyhows. My grandpa said this fella was making nekked lady books 200 yeras ago. If he has lived that long how can we be sure he is not saatan? He kinda liiks like him to me.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  56. jurby

    in other words Crystal woke up next to Hef one day recently and realized that the thought of marrying a man old enough to be her grandfather, if not great-grandfather, turned her stomach.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      Absolutely. It was totally against any natural behavior to sleep with a person 60 years older than you. Even if they had been intellectually and emotionally compatible....the bodies get in the way...especially his.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • gingerb

      Glad she dumped him, he makes money off of women. Good for them take him to the cleaners.

      June 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Boof

    Of all the Girls Next Door, Bridget was my favorite.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • mominABQ

      I agree, Bridget was the hottest. I would just DROOL when she was on the screen. SO HOT!!!!

      June 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Batman

      I agree too! Bridget was the best and favorite girl, she is amazing.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • stormeagle

      Yup. Kendra and Holly were always either confused, complaining, or acting like airheads.

      June 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Flo

    at least he has company to cheer him up and whatnot. haha @ Runaway Bride. #slangwhocelebritygossip

    June 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hootie and the ButtFish

      The centerold pet of the month pages make excellent fanny wipers.

      June 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lucy

    The girlfriend has a hit song that just came out. It must going good for her to stop that wedding days before it was supposed to happen. She played him.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barnaby Jones

      Im so glad Hef wised up and dumped this gold-digger.

      June 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meredith

      @barnabyjones: Can you not read? SHE dumped HIM.

      June 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • scottkey

      "She played him." Did you expect anything less?

      June 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • mylittlepony

      not enough money there, hence why she dumped him

      June 16, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Jean

      Or, did HE play HER?

      June 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • kat

      June 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      All I can say is that Kendra's husband must be a weak pu__y to let his wife to go by one of he ex's home to console and get high with him. How much more humiliation can that man take?

      June 17, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Niki

      @Lucy... She played him? I don't think so... look at the price she had to pay for 2 years. Can't imagine sleeping with an 85 year old. Ugh! Seems to me she played herself.

      June 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • BADGUY

      THANK GOD this nightmare is over! I thought it was the END of Hugh Hefner!

      June 19, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • MsJack

      She left right after he hit her with the pre-nup.

      June 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Lucy – They are ALL playing him. Can you think of anywhere else on the planet where 25 year olds flock to an 81 year old man? Note that in the article she says that she has a lot of "respect" for him. There is no mention of love.

      June 20, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |

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