Hugh Hefner Engaged To His 24-Year-Old Girlfriend, Crystal Harris
Twenty-four-year old Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris is going to make an honest man out of Hugh Hefner: Hef proposed to the December 2009 pin-up and “Girls Next Door” star on Christmas Eve. Because he’s a modern man despite his 84 years of age, Hef tweeted the proposal immediately after it happened. “After the movie tonight, Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve,” he tweeted. Hef later clarified, “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.”
Blonde (duh) Crystal Harris will be Hef’s third wife: he divorced his first wife, Mildred Williams, in 1959 and his second wife, Kimberly Conrad, in 2009. While it may seem at face value that marrying a woman 60 years your junior is icky, do not misunderstand their deep and serious bond: according to her Twitter bio, she’s not just a Playmate and “Hef’s girl” but an “entrepreneur.” So what’s Crystal working on?Crystal will debut a makeup line called Crystal Harris Cosmetics in January 2011. In April, Crystal signed a record deal with Organica Music Group, which is part of the Universal Music Group. Here’s a video of Crystal posing for Josh Ryan — it’s SFW but so cheesy you wouldn’t want any coworkers to see you watching it:
Congratulations, Hef and Crystal. May this blessed union be mutually beneficial to you both!