Hugh Hefner Relieved Over Breakup

Hugh Hefner is relieved that Crystal Harris was a runaway bride -- but says the whole mess is pretty much Holly Madison's fault.

Hugh Hefner could be celebrating his first Christmas as the husband of Crystal Harris. Instead he will be warming his buns by the fire with two new girlfriends, which is just fine with him. The Playboy founder says he narrowly escaped a dim fate when Harris left him just days before their wedding -- and, by the way, the whole thing is pretty much Holly Madison's fault.

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Hef explained why he is far from heartbroken to OK! Magazine.

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"I certainly cared for her, but it could not have played out any better because I obviously misjudged the relationship," he said.

"I'm a romantic and romantics tend to do that. Thanks to Anna, I fell into a very nice backup relationship and then with Shera," he said, referring to his new gal pals Anna Sophia Berglund and Shera Bechard, two former friends of Harris.

"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 [keep] picking the wrong ladies."

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Here is how this whole mess is the fault of his ex head girlfriend Holly Madison:

"When I was with Holly Madison, I was still married to my ex-wife and not looking to getting married again," he explained. "Then the relationship with Holly fell through and I think the fact that didn't work out clouded my decision making in my relationship with Crystal."

Classic rebound error. We've all made it. Luckily he escaped before a very expensive mistake was made.

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Comments on "Hugh Hefner blames failed engagement on Holly Madison"

Juliet October 30, 2012 | 1:11 PM

Hugh, I don't know if Holly played a part in the break up of your engagement to Crystal Harris or not, but it's really irrelevant my sweet, kind Man. If Crystal's bond with you was strong enough, nobody outsider could have broken it. One thing to keep in mind Hugh is, neither one of those two females were deserving of your love and tenderness. Today I was watching the E True Hollywood Story about Holly Madison and in the midst of it Holly made a very noticeable Freudian slip. When she stated, It wasn't like I was thinking, I'm gonna go out with this older man for his money. It was bigger than that. There's where she slipped. What she SHOULD have said instead of, it was bigger than that, was...It wasn't about his money at all. By saying it was bigger than that, tells me the money was at the forefront and the rest of her feelings entered after the money, {with the money still being in the whole picture}. I'd like to mention that I didn't use quotation marks because when doing so, every word she said had to be exact, down to the T. I did, however, repeat what she said as close as my memory, {while multitasking remembered it and if rechecked, I'm sure it was almost word for word}. Crystal Harris, on the other hand, was about as publicly deceptive about her feelings for you, {in the end}, as she could be. When the News hit and I read what she had said about the break up, I was appalled. My heart hurt for you. Hugh, you are so special and I hope you know that you are truly loved by your Secretary, Mary. When all else fails, I've always had the notion that you and Mary were a true blue romance just waiting to finally happen someday. Just remember all of this, Hugh. While you have Mary, you'll never be alone. I feel Mary is beautiful and wonderful.

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