Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Marries His ‘Runaway Bride’

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner finally caught-up with his ‘runaway-bride’ Crystal Harris — the couple got married on New Year’s Eve.

Hefner, 86, exchanged vows with Harris, 26, at his famous mansion in Los Angeles during a small ceremony before family and friends.

Playmate pin-up Harris had left Hefner heartbroken after she called-off a lavish ceremony 18 months ago when the couple were supposed to walk down the aisle.

But this time she didn’t get ‘cold feet’ and became the publishing magnate’s third wife.

Hefner shared a picture of himself and his bride via Twitter with the message: “Crystal & I married on New Year’s Eve in the Mansion with Keith as my Best Man. Love that girl!”

Harris took to Twitter earlier proclaiming: “Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner. Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed.”

Embarrassingly, Harris confessed after their last wedding collapsed that she had only been intimate with him once and that only lasted “like two seconds.”

Despite the comments, the pair reunited last May.

Harris had a Disney themed bridal shower on Dec. 19 while her best friend Ashley Matthau threw her a bachelorette party at lingerie store Femme Fatale in Studio City, Calif.

Hefner recently insisted he doesn’t care about the 60-year age difference between them.

He tweeted, “The dramatic age difference between difference & Crystal & me really doesn’t matter. Whatever time I have left, we want to spend together.”

The Playboy founder has been married twice previously, to Mildred Williams from 1949 to 1959 and Kimberley Conrad from 1989 to 2010.

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2012 Year in Review: The 20 Biggest Weddings, Breakups and Makeups

Just like the rest of the world, love makes the Hollywood go round.

This year had no shortage of romance among the stars. From Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel saying “I do” under the stars in Southern Italy, to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively secretly getting hitched on a sprawling Southern plantation, many buzzed-about celebrity couples found their happily-ever-after in 2012.

Even some of the industry’s most beloved golden girls turned bridal. Natalie Portman tied the knot with her Benjamin Millepied in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., where Anne Hathaway also walked down the aisle at sunset to wed Adam Shulman.

Drew Barrymore vowed for forever with Will Kopleman at her Montecito, Calif. estate, while Carey Mulligan took the plunge with Mumford & Sons musician Marcus Mumford in the countryside of Somerset, England.

But wedded bliss didn’t bless everyone, with many longtime lovers calling it quits in 2012. After almost seven years of marriage, Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation in January before officially filing for divorce three months later.

Parting ways after five wedded years, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — long labeled Tomkat — reached a surprisingly speedy divorce settlement after just 11 days in July, with the actress receiving primary custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter, Suri.

But not all of Hollywood’s bitter breakups stuck. Back in July, Kristen Stewart was infamously snapped smooching her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, seemingly ruining her three-year relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. But Twihard broken hearts were soon on the mend, as Stewart and Pattinson were spotted canoodling in Los Angeles, Calif., in October.

Now, as the countdown begins to 2013, look back at this year’s biggest weddings, breakups and makeups.

Which wedding took the cake? What split was most shocking? And which makeups were meant to be? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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Former ‘Girls Next Door’ Star Bridget Marquardt on Hugh Hefner’s New Year’s Eve Nuptials: ‘I Just Want Him to Be Happy’ (VIDEO)

Hugh Hefner’s on-again-off-again engagement to Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris is back on. And with the two saying “I do” in just a few weeks, the 86-year-old’s ex Bridget Marquardt couldn’t be happier.

“I just want him to be happy,” Marquardt told Celebuzz at the Cell Phones For Soldiers and Voli Light Vodkas event in Hollywood on Thursday. “So, if he’s happy, then I’m very happy for ‘em.”

And who says exes can’t be friends?

Despite their breakup in 2008 (which included Hef’s other “girls,” Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison), Marquardt is still on the VIP invite list for the New Year’s Eve wedding.

But will she make it to Hef’s big day?

“I am invited,” she revealed.”But, it’s New Year’s Eve, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to make it. But, we’ll see. We’ll see how things work out.”

Hefner’s 26-year-old bride-to-be, who’s been famously dubbed the “runaway bride” after she called off their first engagement just five days before they were set to wed in June 2011, will be wife No. 3 for the media mogul.

And the infamous playboy isn’t the only one who’s found love after The Girls Next Door moved out of the mansion. Marquardt has been dating her director beau Nick Carpenter for four years, and Madison is expecting her first child with boyfriend Pasquale Rotella any day now.

“I’m super excited! So, does that make me an auntie in some sort of way? Right?” laughed Marquardt of her BFF’s bundle of joy.

Are you surprised to hear how Marquardt feels about the impending nuptials? Make sure to watch the video, above, to find out!

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Hugh Hefner Engaged to Crystal Harris … Again (REPORT)

Hugh Hefner will become a groom again!

TMZ is reporting that the 86-year-old is engaged to his “Number One” ladylove Crystal Harris.

The couple is set to wed at the Playboy Mansion on New Year’s Eve.

News of their engagement comes some 18 months after Harris, 26, walked out on the couple’s first wedding, five days before they were set to say “I Do.”

“After much deep reflection and thought, I have decided to end my engagement with Hef . . . I have the utmost respect for Hef and which him the best going forward. I hope the media will give each of us the privacy we deserve during this time,” she wrote on her blogat the time.

Harris, who resurrected her relationship with the Playboy mogul in June 2012, may have hinted at her upcoming nuptials just last week.

“Check out these cool ornaments #mermaid #merman,” she wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of bride and groom Christmas ornaments.

Are you surprised about Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris’ second engagement? Share your thoughts below.

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