Hugh Hefner's Fiancée Calls Off Wedding—Just Five Days Out!

Crystal Harris nixes nuptials less than a week before she was set to walk down the aisle with Playboy founder

By Gina Serpe Jun 14, 2011 6:50 PMTags
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Here comes the bride? There goes the bride, more like.

Just five days before she was set to sashay down the aisle and do what Holly, Kendra and a slew of bottle blondes were unable to—namely, make an honest man out of Hugh Hefner—the Playboy founder's fiancée Crystal Harris has called off the wedding.

"The wedding is off," Hef tweeted. "Crystal has had a change of heart."

So what happened? And what does Crystal have to say about her about-face?

"After much deep reflection and thought, I have decided to end my engagement with Hef," Crystal wrote on her official blog today. "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."

And even though both Hef and Crystal admitted that it was Harris' decision to call things off, her manager apparently didn't get the memo.

"It's very sad," Harris' music manager Michael Blakey told E! News. "It was amicable."

The breakup that no one (including Hef, it would seem) saw coming was reportedly sparked when the couple had what must have been a rather explosive argument at the Playboy Mansion.

In any case, the fight allegedly took place over the phone—what caused it remains unknown—and resulted in the 25-year-old Harris abruptly packing up and moving out of the house.

A source close to the former bride-to-be told E! News she is currently staying with a friend.

No further details were available on the surprise nixing of the nuptials, which were supposed to take place this Saturday—invitations have long been sent, cakes in the process of being baked, gowns in the final stages of alterations and the FunnyOrDie parody freshly released.

In any case, it would have been the third marriage for the 85-year-old robe enthusiast, and the first for Harris.

(Originally published on June 14, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. PT)