Hefner marries his runaway bride

Updated: 01 January 2013 16:50

On New Year's Eve, Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner married his fiancée Crystal Harris in a private ceremony in his 'Playboy Mansion'.

On New Year's Eve, Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner married his fiancée Crystal Harris in a private ceremony in his 'Playboy Mansion'.

Flanked by only a select few witnesses, the 86 year-old publishing mogul and 26 year-old model exchanged vows on December 31st, taking to Twitter afterwards to confirm their news.

Before the ceremony, Harris tweeted 'Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner. Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed'. After exchanging vows, Hugh Hefner updated his page, writing 'Crystal & I married on New Year's Eve in the Mansion with Keith as my Best Man. Love that girl!'

The pair planned to marry in July 2011 but Harris called off the ceremony days before the wedding, and was subsequently dubbed 'runwaway bride' by the magazine, and the wider press.

The couple reconciled in 2012 before announcing that their engagement and wedding preparations were back on track.

Hefner has been married twice before - first to Mildred Williams in the Fifties, and then to Kimberley Conrad between 1989 and 2010. Hefner had a son and daughter, Christie and David, with Williams. Conrad and Hefner had two sons together, Marston and Cooper, before separating in 1999. Hefner filed for divorce ten years later.