EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Hugh Hefner On His Wedding Plans: 'I've Been Having My Bachelor Party For The Last 50 Years!'
In their first interview since becoming engaged, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his gorgeous Playmate fiancee Crystal Harris spoke exclusively to RadarOnline.com about the proposal and revealed that the ring didn’t fit!
"It couldn't have happened in a more loving way," Hef, 84, said about the Christmas Eve proposal.
Crystal said she knew she was getting a ring because one of Hef’s staffers helped her figure out what kind of diamond she wanted, but she was still surprised when he finally presented it to her.
"I love the Little Mermaid and Hef gave me a Little Mermaid music box and he wound it up and when I opened it the ring was in a box inside. I cried!"
"There was no down on one knee; we don’t follow traditions like that. When I opened the box Hef said ‘I hope it fits,’ but it was too big! I had to get it re-sized!"
Will the third time be a charm for the 84-year-old Hefner?
"My experience has not be very positive," he admitted about his former marriages, but said he has faith that he is making the right choice this time.
"I care about love and romance, and they are not the same thing. Sometimes marriage works against romance but in my relationship with Crystal, I find an exception to that rule. I am very optimistic about this one."
The happy pair hasn’t set a date yet but Hef told RadarOnline.com that the wedding might become a reality show.
"The wedding will definitely be at the Mansion," Crystal revealed. As for her dress? "I would love to design my own dress."
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Hefner told RadarOnline.com that he isn't going to go wild before the wedding, but admitted that he has had a charmed life. "I've been having my bachelor party for the last 50 years."
Crystal said that they have the full support of his children. "I love Hef’s sons, they’re great and they’re really happy about the engagement."
Hefner's former girlfriend Bridget Marquardt even sent the couple I Do cupcakes to celebrate their engagement.
According to Crystal, she and Hef aren’t planning to have any children. "I’ve always said I don’t want kids, just animals and there are plenty around here."
Crystal mused on what she loves most about her new fiancé. "He is the nicest person I’ve ever met in my whole life. He is one of the best influences on me and I love him."
Hef spoke fondly about Crystal. "Her personality and her character are what I love. She's very upbeat and a loving person and doesn't tend to have moods. She is always looking on the bright side. She's not petty, she has good character and is down to earth.
"This is the final act for me and the best," Hef said about his engagement and upcoming marriage to Crystal.
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