Hugh Hefner’s Runaway Bride, Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris Talks About Leaving The Magazine Mogul And Her Future
October 28, 2011 12:00 PM by Veronica Dudo
Former Girls Next Door star Crystal Harris was engaged to marry Hugh Hefner in June 2011 but just days before the ceremony, she ran away leaving the magazine mogul. Pictures of the couple were splashed across media outlets around the world calling Harris, the “Runaway Bride.” Just last week the 25 year old auctioned off her 3.39 carat diamond ring for a reported $46,000 only half of what the Playboy founder paid when he popped the question.
In Atlantic City Wednesday night, the former E! reality TV star hosted a Halloween bash at the Pool After Dark inside Harrah’s Resort where she talked about auctioning off her ring, revealed who she’s dating and what her future holds.
You recently auctioned off the reportedly $90,000 diamond ring Hugh Hefner gave you. Was that emotional for you?
It was bittersweet, it was a bad breakup, it went everywhere and it got switched and the media completely portrayed it differently than it happened; but yeah, Christie’s wanted the ring so it went up for auction.
Your wedding was called off just days before the ceremony in June; have you moved on?
His name is Jordan. We met through music, he’s a music producer and he’s great we’re the same age. You know, I really love Hef and I care about him so much but at the end of the day it’s not what I ultimately wanted.
Are you on good terms with Hugh Hefner?
Yeah, I went over there not too long ago and we talk and our dog is still with Hef.
Your song, “Club Queen” was released over the summer what was the response?
Yeah, it came out; I wasn’t the happiest with it so I’m working on new stuff now.
What other projects are you working on?
Right now I’m just in talks with different networks and hopefully getting a show on the air with me and my friends. I live right off of the Sunset Strip in LA and I love it.
In the future, besides modeling and music what else do you see yourself doing?
I really want to do business so I’m working on business ideas with my friend; we found a little store so we’re going to open a little boutique so it will be fun.
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