By Amber Goodhand - Radar Staff Reporter
Crystal Harris didn’t walk down the aisle with Hugh Hefner, but according to pal Heidi Montag, she still loves him.
“She knows what’s right for her life and it’s her life and you only have one,” Montag told Ryan Seacrest Thursday morning on his radio show. “I know that she loves Hef very much.”
Harris, 25, received a lot of public scrutiny after she bailed on her marriage to Hefner earlier this month and on what would have been her wedding day, soaked-up the sun poolside at a party in Las Vegas with Montag.
But according to Montag, behind the cameras Harris was upset about the breakup. “In between photos, it was really hard. It was kind of hard for me to even get her there and to kind of smile and kind of put her head high,” Montag said. “It was mutual between her and Hef and I think that she just kind of wanted to have a little bit of fun and forget everything that was going on, even if it was just for a few moments.”
In the meantime, the 85-year-old Playboy mogul has moved on with a new curvy blonde named Shera Bechard, 25.
"Shera is both our November 2011 Playmate & my new girlfriend,” Hef tweeted on Monday. “The interest in Shera came after the stunner from Crystal.