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Hugh Hefner still hurt over being dumped by fiancee

December 21, 2011 - Sydney

Hugh Hefner was left broken hearted when his ex-fiancee called off their marriage just a few days before the big day.

The 85-year-old Playboy founder and the 25-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris were set to wed this year, but Harris backed out.

Hefner says he was stunned when it all ended so suddenly and believes that he misjudged the relationship.

"It was a shocker. I wasn't anxious to get married - it was the relationship that was important to me - but the real shocker came a few days later when she said she was having second thoughts about the relationship itself," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as telling the British edition of OK! Magazine.

"I certainly cared for her, but it could not have played out any better because I obviously misjudged the relationship. I'm a romantic and romantics tend to do that," he said.

Since splitting with Harris, Hefner has become involved with two more playmates, Anna Sophia Berglund and Shera Bechard.

He has been married twice in the past.

"The simple truth is, for a guy who is known for being America's number one Playboy, I've been trying to settle down for a few years, but picking the wrong ladies!" he said.

However, he can't hide the bitterness he feels after the break-up with Harris.

"We're still having some disagreements about her visiting our dog Charlie," he said.

There is some sadness because she is not the lady I thought she was," he added.


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