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Hugh Hefner weds Crystal Harris after 2011 breakup

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner arrives with fiancee

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner arrives with fiancee Crystal Harris at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival opening night and world premiere of the newly restored "An American in Paris" in Hollywood, Calif., on April 28, 2011. Credit: Getty Images

In a successful second attempt, following a breakup days before their planned June 2011 wedding, 86-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has married 26-year-old Miss December 2009, Crystal Harris.

"Crystal & I married on New Year's Eve in the Mansion with Keith as my Best Man," Hefner tweeted, referring to his storied estate in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. "Love that girl!"

About an hour afterward, Harris tweeted with a photo of the newlyweds under an archway of pink and white flowers, along with the best man and the unidentified man officiating. She had already retitled her Twitter page "Crystal Hefner," though the address has remained @CrystalHarris.

The couple had split up five days before their previous planned nuptials, in what Harris manager had called "a mutual decision." Harris said Hefner let her keep the $90,000, three-carat diamond engagement ring and a Bentley automobile. Hefner tweeted two days after the originally scheduled wedding date that, "After all is said & done, staying single is probably the best. I think I just missed a bullet."

He forgave her embarrassing revelations to radio host Howard Stern about the couple's virtually complete lack of intimate relations, and Hefner and Harris reconciled in May. He proposed again in December.

This is Hefner's third marriage. He has two children, Christie and David, with Mildred Williams, whom he divorced in 1959, six years after founding Playboy magazine. He subsequently had two sons, Marston and Cooper, with second wife Kimberly Conrad, the 1989 Playmate of the Year. The couple separated in 1998, after nine years of marriage, and remained separated until filing for divorce in 2009 when their younger child turned 18.

It is the first marriage for Harris, a self-described "model, DJ, businesswoman" who recently opened the Femme Fatale lingerie shop in Los Angeles' Studio City neighborhood.

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