Playboy: Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal Harris won’t inherit anything

Playboy: Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal Harris won’t inherit anything
Source: thesun.co.uk
Date: 28-09-2017 Time: 03:09:24:pm
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's model wife Crystal Harris is expected to inherit nothing after the 91-year-old's death.

Crystal, 31, is thought to have signed a prenuptial agreement and is believed to have never been added the magnate's £40million will.

 Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris at the London Playboy Club launch party in 2011

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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris at the London Playboy Club launch party in 2011

 He married Crystal Harris in 2012. She called off an earlier ceremony in 2011

He married Crystal Harris in 2012. She called off an earlier ceremony in 2011

 Hugh Hefner with Anna Berglund, Crystal Harris and two Playboy Bunnies

Hugh Hefner with Anna Berglund, Crystal Harris and two Playboy Bunnies

However, the model - who is 60 years Hef's junior - will apparently be 'looked after' following the entrepreneur's death, reports US Weekly.

Hefner, the pipe-smoking embodiment of the lifestyle he touted, died at his LA home of natural causes last night, Playboy said in a statement.

Playboy announced no immediate funeral plans, but Hefner is expected to be buried in a plot in a Los Angeles cemetery next to Marilyn Monroe.

Celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Paris Hilton have paid tribute to the flamboyant figure who claimed to have bedded thousands of beautiful women.

His son Cooper remembered the pioneer as a "leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time".

"My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer," he said.

"He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand."

The firm behind the magazine described Hefner as "the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognisable American global brands in history."

Hefner has four children from two of his previous marriages.

His daughter Christie, aged 64, and son David, 62, were from his first marriage to Mildred Williams.

He tied the knot with Mildred in 1949, but the couple split nine years later after she admitted she had cheated on him while he was serving in the Army.

The entrepreneur spent almost three decades as a bachelor before settling down with Kimberley Conrad, the 1989 Playmate of the Year.

They had two sons together, Marston and Cooper, before parting ways after 11 years.

 Crystal Harris showed off her ring after the pair announced their engagement

Crystal Harris showed off her ring after the pair announced their engagement

Hef tearfully noted in a 1992 New York Times interview: "I've spent so much of my life looking for love in all the wrong places."

He split with Kimberley in 2010 – the same year he announced his engagement to his current partner.

At the time of his death, Hefner’s net worth was estimated to be around £40million.

His fortune is believed to have totalled some £160million in years gone by, but was hit hard when Playboy’s stock lost 80 per cent of its value.

 Hugh with sons Marston, left, and Cooper, right

Hugh with sons Marston, left, and Cooper, right

 He turned a small loan into a successful entertainment empire with a string of nightclubs

He turned a small loan into a successful entertainment empire with a string of nightclubs

 He was always seemingly surrounded by a bevvy of beautiful women

He was always seemingly surrounded by a bevvy of beautiful women

 Hefner as a young boy. He was born in Chicago in 1926

Hefner as a young boy. He was born in Chicago in 1926

 He married Mildred Williams in 1949 and they had two children

He married Mildred Williams in 1949 and they had two children

 The publisher even had his own Playboy plane, Big Bunny, at the magazine's height

The publisher even had his own Playboy plane, Big Bunny, at the magazine's height

 US President Donald Trump on the cover of Playboy in 1990

US President Donald Trump on the cover of Playboy in 1990

 

The first issue came out in December 1953 - featuring nude photos of actress Marilyn Monroe - and was a hit.

As the magazine took off, it was attacked from the right because of the nudity and from the left by feminists who said it reduced women to sex objects.

By the 1970s, Playboy magazine had more than seven million readers and had inspired such raunchier imitations as Penthouse and Hustler.

Competition and the internet reduced circulation to less than three million by the 21st century, and the number of issues published annually was cut from 12 to 11.

In 2015, Playboy stopped publishing images of naked women, but restored its traditional nudity earlier this year.

Hefner became the flamboyant symbol of the lifestyle he espoused.

For decades he was the pipe-smoking, silk-pyjama-wearing centre of a constant party with celebrities and Playboy models.

By his own account, Hefner had sex with more than a thousand women, including many of pictured in his magazine.

One of rock n' roll's most decadent tours, the Rolling Stones shows of 1972, featured a stop at the Hefner mansion.

News of Hefner's death broke last night and sent the world of entertainment into mourning.

Many of his famous friends and fans have now taken to social media to remember the man who founded the original lads’ mag Playboy.

 

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