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Hugh Hefner marries 'runaway bride' Crystal Harris


STANSTED, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner arrives at Stansted Airport on June 2, 2011 in Stansted, England. Hefner, 86, and Crystal Harris, 26, married at the Playboy mansion on December 31, 2012.


Dan Kitwood

LOS ANGELES -- Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is starting out a new year with a new wife, 26-year-old Crystal Harris. 

TMZ reports that Harris walked down the aisle at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California around 7pm in front of a small group of friends. The wedding took place right before the annual New Year's party at the mansion. 

Hefner, 86, tweeted the good news accompanied by a photograph of the bride in her pale pink wedding gown. Hefner donned purple sink pajamas, a black robe and his trademark captain's hat. 

Hefner managed to swap out the jammies for a tux for his walk down the aisle, tweeting another picture of the couple standing under a rose-filled alter. 


According to E! Online, it's the second time that Hefner and Harris to make it down the aisle. They had a wedding planned for June 2011 but Harris got cold feet and left Hefner just days before the wedding. 

Just a month after leaving Hef at the altar, Harris was Playboy's July 2011 cover girl, appearing nearly nude with a "runaway bride" sticker covering her bottom half. 

The marriage is the third for the 86-year-old Playboy mogul, reports Reuters. He divorced his second wife, Kimberly Conrad, also a Playboy Playmate, in 2010. His first marriage to Mildred Williams ended in 1959. Hefner has two children from each marriage.