Everyone's favorite 'Playboy' addresses scandalous rumors made by an ex-girlfriend.
We all know the old saying, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?" Yet the cliché doesn't really apply to Hugh Hefner's recent decision to marry his girlfriend of two years, Playmate Crystal Harris. After all, the media mogul is known for paying his gaggle of girlfriends—to the tune of $1,000/week! So it's safe to say Harris has probably been no exception. Hugh Hefner Gets Engaged To Playmate Crystal Harris
Hef confirmed this tidbit in a recent tell-all with the Daily Beast, who got him to address some of the scandalous accusations made in former girlfriend Izabella St. James' book, Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion (a sordid look into the days when Hef was very much un-engaged and filling the Mansion with multiple love interests). In the Daily Beast story, he confirms ponying up a weekly paycheck but justifies it as a "clothing allowance." Hef also admits to giving the girls a nightly curfew and addresses his aversion to safe sex:
"I think one of the ways you resolve that problem is to have sex with people who don't have sexually transmitted diseases," said the Hefster, adding that none of his girlfriends have ever gotten pregnant, either. Hugh Hefner Just Wants To Be Adored By Women
However, Hef does rebut most of the claims made by St. James, calling them "self-serving" and "clearly fabricated." He goes on to say he never plied any of the girls with Quaaludes and that he's not the jealous type St. James pegs him to be. He also makes the point that the book was written almost a decade ago, and the icon has long since moved on. After all, he's already ditched the harem thing and been monogamous with Harris for months now, and it sounds like that's just how he likes it.
“I found myself in a relationship in which Crystal and I have been together for two years, and it just kept getting better and better. There wasn't any real pressure. It was clear to me that she was committed to staying with me for the rest of my life, whether we got married or not, and I wanted to secure it," he told the Beast.
It's no shocker that Hef's so dismissive of the pesky rumors—after all, the Playboy has got a lot on his plate. He and Harris are planning summer wedding festivities at—where else?—the Mansion. Perhaps she'll be upgraded to a weekly wedding dress allowance?