Sunday 18 March 2018

Playboy Hefner (84) to wed current number one girlfriend (23)

Stephen Foley in New York

PROVING it is never too late to find love, Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine -- and the most famous wearer of dressing gowns in America -- has become engaged again at the advanced age of 84, making this what he says is "the happiest Christmas weekend in memory".

The octogenarian lothario popped the question to his current "number one girlfriend", Crystal Harris (23) at the Playboy Mansion on Christmas Eve, meaning that the British-American glamour model, singer and actress will soon become the third Mrs Hefner.

In the new year, there will be issues of romantic disentanglement and questions over the future of Hefner's reality TV show, 'The Girls Next Door', which follows life at the mansion and the legendary womaniser's relationship with a trio of girlfriends, who -- as well as Ms Harris-- include the 21-year-old twins, Kristina and Karissa Shannon.

Ms Harris caught Hefner's eye in 2008, while she was studying psychology at San Diego University and modelling on the side. She met the entrepreneur that year and the pair quickly became romantically involved. She was feted as Playmate of the Month in his magazine and joined the cast of Playboy Bunnies living at the mansion and featured in a YouTube clip of her trying on sexy Halloween outfits. (©Independent News Service)

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