The wedding is off for Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and Playmate Crystal Harris, who have gone their separate ways, both parties confirmed on Tuesday.
Hef shared the news on Twitter after the story first broke, Tweeting, “The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart.”
Later on Tuesday, Crystal issued a statement on her own website
“After much deep reflection and thought I have decided to end my engagement with Hef,” she said in her statement. “I have the utmost respect for Hef and wish him the best going forward. I hope the media will give each of us the privacy we deserve during this time.”
On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Jordan McGraw was involved in the split. But, when asked if Dr. Phil’s son was involved in the breakup, as had been reported, Crystal’s manager shot down the rumor.
“Absolutely not true,” manager Michael Blakey told Access Hollywood.
Blakey added that the breakup between the couple “was amicable.”
“Crystal and Hef will remain friends,” he added.
Crystal, 25, and Hef, 85, were set to marry this weekend.
On Tuesday evening, Hef Tweeted he’d made new plans for what would have been his wedding day.
“Since we’re not getting married on Saturday, I’ve scheduled a movie: ‘Runaway Bride.’ Seems appropriate,” he wrote.
“The breakup is a heart breaker, but better now than after the marriage,” he added.
Since news of the couple’s split broke, Hugh said he’s received well wishes.
“Bridget Marquardt came by to give me her loving support. Very dear,” he wrote, referring to the former, “The Girls Next Door” star.
The former couple announced their engagement in December 2010. This would have the third marriage for Hef.
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