By Sandra Birungi
After ditching Hugh Hefner at the alter, Crystal Harris this time managed to walk down the aisle and exchange vows with Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
Hefner, 86, and his model girlfriend, Crystal, 26, tied the knot on New Year’s Eve.
“When the wedding didn’t work out the first time, it was because of me. I needed to explore out there and take the time away [from Hef and the Mansion]. The time away really helped make me realize that where I’m meant to be is here with Hef,” Harris said. “Our relationship is better than it ever has been before. I’m very happy and Hef’s very happy and we’re excited.”
Harris is the Hefner’s third wife. He married Mildred Williams in 1949 and the couple had two children together — Christie and David — before calling it quits in 1959. Hefner married Kimberley Conrad, the mother of his sons Marston and Cooper, in 1989 and filed for divorce in 2009 after an 11 year separation. Previous girlfriends of Hefner’s include Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and Brande Roderick.