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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris engaged... again

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Second time's the charm?

The founder of Playboy had his heart broken last year when his fiancee ran out on him just before their wedding. But it looks like they have rekindled their romance and are finally ready to walk down the aisle.

It looks like Hugh Hefner has gained a new virtue in his life: trust. That's because the Playboy mogul announced his engagement Saturday to Crystal Harris... the same Crystal Harris who ran out just days before they were supposed to get married in 2011.

"But according to our sources, Harris and Hef are better than ever these days, since Harris moved back into the Playboy Mansion earlier this year," said TMZ. "We're told the couple have worked out all their previous problems and decided recently they want to try and get married again."

On June 14, 2011, Hefner sent out a simple tweet announcing the breakup: "The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart."

TMZ sources at the mansion at the time said the couple were involved in a fight the weekend before and decided to break it off. The 86-year-old Hugh Hefner is 60 years Harris' senior.

The couple doesn't have much time to plan this wedding. They are planning to be married New Year's Eve at — where else — the Playboy mansion.

"According to our sources, Harris feels the time she spent apart from Hef really taught her how to be independent and stand on her own two feet... something she felt she needed," said TMZ.

Harris and Hefner began dating in 2008 after all three women featured on the original Girls Next Door decided to leave the mansion to pursue other careers — and men. He began dating Harris as well as a pair of identical twins, but Harris was considered the No. 1 girlfriend. The couple were apart for a year before reuniting in June 2012.

It looks like Hefner decided to forgive her for his heartache, and the wedding will go on — just a year and a half after originally planned.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Deme/WENN.com
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