Runaway Bride: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris wedding called off

on June 15 2011 12:05 AM
Hugh Hefner and his fiancee at the opening night gala of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood
Hugh Hefner and his fiancee, Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris, arrive at the opening night gala of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival featuring a screening of a restoration of 'An American In Paris' in Hollywood, California April 28, 2011. Reuters

Hugh Hefner, the 85-year-old multimillionaire and founder of Playboy, bitterly announced that his wedding with his young fiancée, 25-year-old Crystal Harris, was canceled.

It should have taken place this Saturday, but will never happen.

Crystal has had a change of heart. Hefner said Tuesday, the wedding is off.

According to Harris' manager Michael Blakey, Harris moved out the Playboy mansion on Monday.

The twice-married Hefner, who has four kids from his first two wives, got engaged with Harris in December. The sweet lovers shared all the details to their fans. When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears, this is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory, once Hefner wrote on Twitter. He proposed Harris with the 6-carat ring on Christmas Eve.

Also recently in April, Hefner told Us Weekly:Everything in place. She's wonderful and she's done a really terrific job so far with all the planning. She is the one for me!

The breakup suddenly occurred after a heated weekend argument over the telephone, according to Newsday.

After much deep reflection and thought, I have decided to end my engagement with Hef, Harris wrote on her website. I have the utmost respect for Hef and wish him the best going forward.

However, Hefner is heart-broken. The breakup is a heartbreaker, but better now than after the marriage, he quipped.

Since we're not getting married on Saturday, I've scheduled a movie: Runaway Bride. Seems appropriate, he added.