Whether he saw it coming or not, Hugh Hefner is acting like a jilted groom.
Crystal Harris, who was Hugh’s fiance, called off their wedding just days before the ceremony. The July Playboy cover was released, and shows Crystal posing as Mrs. Crystal Hefner. Well, Hugh decided to have the last say – and ordered that each issue be slapped with a “Runaway Bride” sticker over her image.
Hefner, 85, Tweeted Wednesday that July’s Playboy cover featuring Harris, 25, will be affixed with a sticker that reads, “Runaway bride in this issue!” – following the model’s decision to back out of this Saturday’s wedding.
The cover jumped the gun by referring to Harris as “Mrs. Crystal Hefner.”
“Recent events call for a special sticker on the July cover. Look for it on newsstands,” Hefner writes.
Though he’s able to see a little humor in his situation, Hefner was clearly blindsided. “I didn’t see any of this coming, but I’m glad things went wrong before the marriage instead of after. Live & learn,” he says in another Tweet.
Meanwhile, friends have been consoling the Playboy founder. “Holly [Madison] came by to wish me well,” he writes. “The outpouring of support & affection from so many quarters is really touching.”
Harris told Ryan Seacrest Wednesday on his KIIS-FM radio show that she’d been having second thoughts about the wedding for a while. “I just sat back and thought about it all,” she said. “Is this what I wanted? And it wasn’t.”