Playboy Hugh Hefner marries his 'runaway bride'

1/2/2013
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Hugh Hefner, left, and Crystal Harris, seen here in 2010, were married on New Year's Eve.

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Hugh Hefner, left, and Crystal Harris, seen here in 2010, were married on New Year's Eve.
Hugh Hefner, left, and Crystal Harris, seen here in 2010, were married on New Year's Eve.

LOS ANGELES — Hugh Hefner is celebrating the new year as a married man once again.

The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his “runaway bride,” Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Year's Eve. Harris, a 26-year-old “Playmate of the Month” in 2009, broke off a previous engagement to Hefner just before they were to be married in 2011.

Playboy said today that the couple celebrated at a New Year's Eve party at the mansion with guests that included comic Jon Lovitz, Gene Simmons of KISS and baseball star Evan Longoria.

The bride wore a strapless gown in soft pink, Hefner a black tux. Hefner's been married twice before but lived the single life between 1959 and 1989.