Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is headed to the
altar again - with the blonde Playmate who ditched him five
days before their planned wedding in 2011.
Hefner, 86, and his former "runaway bride" Crystal Harris,
26, obtained a marriage license in Beverly Hills on Tuesday,
Los Angeles County Recorder spokeswoman Elizabeth Knox said.
Celebrity website TMZ.com said the couple, who reunited
earlier this year, are planning a New Year's Eve wedding.
Harris was Playboy magazine's Miss December 2009 and appeared
on the July 2011 cover of the adult magazine with a "runaway
bride" sticker covering her bottom half.
In what was described at the time only as a "change of
heart," Harris dumped the magazine mogul and left his Playboy
Mansion five days before a lavish June 2011 wedding before
This time around, the couple are playing it low-key, staying
mum on their busy Twitter accounts with Hefner's spokeswoman
declining to confirm or deny their plans.
Hefner, founder of the Playboy adult entertainment empire,
has been married twice before.
He and his second wife Kimberley Conrad, also a former
Playmate, divorced in 2010 after a lengthy separation. His
first marriage to Mildred Williams ended in divorce in 1959.
He has two children from each marriage.