Hugh Hefner labels Crystal Harris ‘runaway bride’ on July Playboy cover
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Hugh Hefner clearly knows how to put the ‘good’ in goodbye: Bold enough to slap his scantily clad future missus Crystal Harris onto the cover of the upcoming July Playboy, the born-again bachelor is now boldly slapping on a warning label of sorts.
‘Recent events call for a special sticker on the July cover,’ Hef tweeted Wednesday with a picture. ‘Look for it on newsstands.’
‘Runaway bride in this issue!’ reads the bright-red label on the revised cover, which also bears its original teaser, ‘America’s Princess: Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner.’
Harris packed her stuff and ditched Hefner only days before their wedding, which had been planned for Saturday. Darn those magazines and their long publishing lead times -- the rest of the world need only buy some chocolate and unfriend the ex on Facebook.
Harris talked with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Wednesday to give her side of the story -- which according to her involved a mutual decision not to get married.
‘For a while I’ve been having second thoughts about everything,’ the 25-year-old said. ‘I haven’t really been at peace with myself lately. I didn’t think it was really fair to him.’ Oh yeah, it turns out she also wasn’t really down with her fiance’s unusual lifestyle.
‘Multiple girls all around, it’s not the lifestyle I wanted,’ America’s Princess told Seacrest.
However, mutual may be in the eye of the beholder.
‘Crystal did an interview ... to explain everything, but I still don’t have a clue,’ Hefner, 85, said via Twitter, adding, ‘I didn’t see any of this coming, but I’m glad things went wrong before the marriage instead of after. Live & learn.’
The Ministry is just glad that after living in the Playboy Mansion for years, spending some of that time as one of three ‘girlfriends,’ Harris needed less than six months from the time of her December engagement to notice the multiple-girls thing.
-- Christie D’Zurilla