Some Way, Somehow, Hef Manages to Move On With Life After Wedding Debacle
If you were dumped by your fiance just a few days away from your large, heavily publicized, doubtlessly lavish and expensive wedding, you'd be crushed, a shell of a human being, right? Then again, you're not Hef.
As we reported two days ago, the 85-year-old Hefner got in a big argument this week with the 25-year-old Crystal Harris at the Mansion over the weekend, which prompted Harris to move out and call off the engagement mere days before the scheduled Saturday wedding.
"The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart," Hef tweeted at the time.
"I didn't see any of this coming, but I'm glad things went wrong before the marriage instead of after. Live & learn," he later said.
Early reports said Rogers had planned it all along (hoping for a big media payday), that she was secretly shtupping Dr. Phil's son Jordan McGraw, or that her music career was the big sticking point, but Rogers claims it was no such thing.
"I called it off because I didn't think it was the right thing for me to do," Harris told Ryan Seacrest. "It was mutual between Hef and I. There was no fight. We sat down and we talked about it."
Harris said she had been having doubts for quite a while.
"Hef's lifestyle isn't the most normal lifestyle...This isn't the lifestyle for me -- the multiple girls all around. It's not the lifestyle I wanted," said Rogers.
So how is Hef dealing with the devastating heartbreak of his departing favorite bunny?
A. The man has a grotto. With lots and lots of Playboy centerfolds in it. Somehow they may find a way of comforting him. Viagra may be involved.
B. See A.
C. Humor. Hef Tweeted yesterday that "Since we're not getting married on Saturday, I've scheduled a movie: 'Runaway Bride.' Seems appropriate."
D. More humor. Since Hef had already printed a bazillion copies of the new edition of Playboy "Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner" with a seven-page mega-pictorial, he decided to add a giant sticker to the front saying "Runaway Bride Inside." See above.
E. The lovely Miss Holly. Holly Madison, Hef's girlfriend of many years and the star of "The Girls Next Door" was reportedly pissed about the marriage, and stopped by after the breakup to er show her support for Hefner. Of course, Hugh also mentioned that Rogers' best friend Anna Berglund, Barbi Benton and his ex-wife Kim Conrad had all stopped by to show Hef some love. As usual, he's finding a way to keep busy.
So yeah, somebody tell Jerry Lewis he's no longer needed for the weekend, and tell Wyclef Jean to stop penning "Exodus: Runaway Bunny." It sounds like Hef might survive not picking up a third wife after all.
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