Photo Credit: Courtesy of Hugh Hefner
Has Hugh Hefner been reading our website? Yesterday, we wrote about Hef's embarrassing July Playboy cover, featuring a picture of ex-fiancée Crystal Harris (who dumped him the week of their scheduled wedding) with the headline "Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner." We wondered aloud if it was too late to change the headline to "Runaway Bride" -- and, as it turns out, that's exactly what Hefner has done!
On Wednesday evening, Hefner tweeted the cover of the current issue, with one big change: a giant red sticker in the center that says "RUNAWAY BRIDE IN THIS ISSUE!"
"Recent events call for a special sticker on the July cover," the 85-year-old publisher explained. "Look for it on newsstands." A clever solution, if we do say so ourselves.
Since being practically left at the altar, Hefner has been confining his comments to his Twitter account -- and he mainly seems sad and bewildered. While Harris, 25, told Ryan Seacrest that the break-up was "mutual," her ex's tweets tell a different story.
"Crystal did an interview with Ryan Seacrest this morning to explain everything, but I still don't have a clue," Hefner wrote late Wednesday night. "I didn't see any of this coming, but I'm glad things went wrong before the marriage instead of after. Live & learn."
At least he's not nursing his sorrows alone. Hefner has also tweeted about the "outpouring of support and affection" from his many ex-girlfriends -- including longtime love Barbi Benton and former Girls Next Door Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt. His most surprising well-wisher may be Holly Madison, the girlfriend who once wanted so badly to marry Hugh. Perhaps as a concession to this, Hefner re-tweeted a message from a fan suggesting that Holly, not Crystal, belongs on this month's cover.
If Hefner decides he wants to have a wedding this weekend, he does have another offer: from Roseanne Barr! Over Twitter, the comedian joked that she would love to take over the Playboy Mansion.
"I will marry u Hef," she wrote on Wednesday. "U need a mature Jewish woman in the dump -- it's a complete tear down!"
Barr isn't exactly Hef's type, but hopeully he takes a cue from her and treats this whole thing with a sense of humor.