Crystal Harris says Hugh Hefner's lifestyle caused split
Crystal Harris, who called off her nuptials to Hugh Hefner just five days before the wedding was to take place, now claims that she didn't want the Playboy mogul's lifestyle.
Harris, who is 25 and appears on the cover of the nude magazine's July issue, and the 85-year-old Playboy founder were supposed to marry on June 18. Harris said on Tuesday that she had decided to end their engagement. On Wednesday, she went on Ryan Seacrest's radio show to clear up rumors and talk about the real reasons she canceled the wedding.
"It was mutual between Hef and I," Harris told Seacrest. "There was no fight, we sat down and we talked about it... for a while I've been having second thoughts about everything. I haven't really been at peace with myself lately. I didn't think it was really fair to him."
Harris and Hefner became engaged in December 2010 and have been linked together for about two years. Hefner, who has dated and lived with Playboy models for decades, said Harris and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Charlie, had left the Playboy Mansion.
Hefner has been married twice before and Harris said that he was planning the wedding for her sake but that his wild lifestyle was not necessarily what she imagined for her future.
"Hef's lifestyle isn't the most normal lifestyle," Harris said. "Multiple girls all around, it's not the lifestyle I wanted."
Hefner's ex-girlfriends have said in media reports and in books that the Playboy founder engages in group sex with Playmates regularly. He has not confirmed their stories.
Hefner and his second wife, Playboy Playmate Kimberley Conrad wed in 1989 and divorced in March 2010. They have two sons - Marston, 21, and Cooper, 20.
Hefner said that Conrad and his ex-girlfriend Bridget Marquardt, who starred on his E! reality show "The Girls Next Door," had visited him following the break-up. Harris and Hefner's ex-girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson have also appeared on the series.
Hefner and his first wife, Mildred Williams, were married between 1949 and 1959 and are parents to Christie and David, who are in their 50s.
Harris' Playboy cover is still set to run as it when the magazine's July 2011 issue is released on Friday, even though it features the words "Mrs. Crystal Hefner," People magazine reported. However, the cable network Lifetime has canceled plans to air a special called "Marrying Hef" that features her, the Hollywood Reporter said.
Tuesday also marked the day Harris' debut single, "Club Queen," was released online. Hefner said on his Twitter page that he hoped "Club Queen" would be a hit. Listen to the song below.