The cancellation of Hugh Hefner’s wedding to Crystal Harris was made official Tuesday, but the original plan was for Harris to wait until Hefner was at the alter before dumping him, according to Page Six.
“She secretly planned to ditch the Playboy mogul at the altar in return for a $500,000 media deal,” the column reports. If the scheme had taken place, Harris would have walked up the aisle before 300 guests at the Playboy mansion, then told him she couldn’t go through with it.
“The wedding was to be filmed for a reality special, and her refusal to marry him would be a sensation. She was looking for a tie-in deal of around $500,000 for the exclusive ‘I ditched Hef at the altar’ interview,” according to Page Six.
Harris’ manager said he had no knowledge of any such deal, but did refute one thing: that she cheated on Hefner with Dr. Phil’s son Jordan McGraw. The manager called those reports “absolutely incorrect” and “total fiction,” and insists the split with Hefner was amicable.
Update: Harris called in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and spoke about the breakup.
“We had a long talk about it,” she told Seacrest. “I feel happy and at peace that everything will be ok, and I respect him more than anything. We’re still going to be really close.” You can listen to the full interview here.