Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 84, announced on Christmas, via Twitter, that he will marry Crystal Harris, 24, December 2009’s Playmate of the Month (pictured with Hef). “When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory,” wrote Hefner, handing late night hosts their jokes about the old man’s memory on a silver platter. For a little historical perspective, consider that Hefner’s first divorce, from a woman named Mildred (!) Williams, came in 1959, nearly three decades before Harris’ birth. But after his announcement tweet, some of Hefner’s fans were apparently confused. What is this “ring” he speaks of?
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 26, 2010