Hugh Hefner and Marriage

Hugh-Hefner-Engaged-to-Crystal-HarrisYou've got to hand it to Playboy founder/editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner: he makes great headlines.

From that standpoint, it pays to have a journalistic background.

No doubt about it: his third marriage -- at eighty-four, to twenty-four year-old Playmate Crystal Harris,  is hot news.


Sadly, for all the wrong reasons.


Don't get me wrong. Pesonally, I'm all for marriage. I just feel that the best reasons to tie the knot are emotional ones, like love and commitment, as opposed to upping your Twitter followers, website stats,
or magazine circulation.


I guess Crystal is getting something out of it, too -- that is, if they are still a legal couple by the time Hef's will is being read. I hate to be so blunt about it, but come on already: if she isn't a gold digger (or as Twitter account @BestWorstAdvice puts it, grave digger), then she's got one helluva daddy complex.


Make that Grandpa complex. If that isn't a cry for help, then I don't know what is.


The absolute best line on Twitter:

@pattonoswalt: Hope when I turn 60 I can think, quietly, "My wife is being born somewhere." #hefner


The most ironic thing I've heard about it came from The Son, who said: "He's eighty-four, and he's been married only three times? Well, I guess that's something."


Interesting perspective. Just goes to show that there's an upside to everything, even this relationship.


Running the original lad mag, there's no doubt that The Hef has certainly slept with enough beautiful women. And certainly progeny isn't an issue, what with golden daughter, Christie, son David (from first wife, Mildred), and spares Marston and Cooper (from second wife, Kimberley).


So, is it true love? Nah. It's strictly a numbers game.


If you want in on it, here's a heads-up: The New York Stock Exchange symbols for Playboy Enterprises are PLA and PLAA.


Short-term gain, all the way around,


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