|(Reuters) - Octogenarian Playboy founder Hugh Hefner briefly swapped his iconic silk pajamas for a
tuxedo to marry Crystal Harris, the one-time runaway bride who followed through this time at a New
Year's Eve wedding.
Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hefner! the Playboy magazine publisher tweeted early on
The message accompanied a photograph of Hefner, 86, wearing what appeared to be purple silk
pajamas under a black bathrobe and snuggling his bride, 26, still wearing her pale pink wedding
dress. He also wore his trademark captain's hat.
An hour earlier, Hefner posted a picture of himself in a tuxedo with his bride under an arch of pink and
white flowers at the wedding ceremony in the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California.
Crystal & I married on New Year's Eve in the Mansion with Keith as my Best Man. Love that girl!
Hefner wrote on Twitter with the picture, referring to his brother Keith Hefner, a songwriter.
The couple tied the knot more than a year after their planned 2011 wedding was scuttled when Harris
got cold feet.
The blonde Playboy Playmate of the Month for December 2009 jettisoned the adult entertainment
mogul in what was called a change of heart five days before a lavish June 2011 wedding before 300
Harris, who appeared on the July 2011 cover of the adult magazine with a runaway bride sticker
covering her bottom half, tweeted on Monday that she was ready to commit and changed her name to
Crystal Hefner on the micro-blogging site.
Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner, Harris, who has a psychology degree, wrote on Twitter
after writing Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed.
The San Diego native, whose parents are British, said she asked for Christmas ornaments rather than
lingerie at her pre-Christmas bridal shower to help decorate Hefner's famed mansion.
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.