The wife of deceased Playboy founder Hugh Hefner will reportedly not receive any additional financial assets.
Crystal Harris began dating Hefner in January 2009 and the couple were eventually married at the Playboy Mansion on New Year’s Eve in 2012. Due to an “ironclad” prenuptial contract, she will not inherit any of Hefner’s fortune, Us Weekly reported shortly after the couple married.
Hefner, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, estimated his wealth to be $43 million during divorce proceedings from Bridget Marquardt in 2009. At the time of his death, he was estimated to be worth roughly $50 million.
Hefner’s assets will reportedly be divided among his four children, the University of Southern California film school and a number of charities.
Harris, 31, met Hefner in 2008 and the two began dating in 2009. She appeared in the final season of the reality show “The Girls Next Door” and was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in December 2009. Hefner proposed to Harris on Christmas Eve in 2010.
In June 2011, she called off the wedding five days before the nuptials were set to take place.
The July 2011 issue of Playboy featured Harris on the cover with the headline, “America’s Princess, Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner,” but the magazine included a sticker on the cover that read “Runaway Bride.” Later that month, she appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show to address the breakup, claiming she was “not turned on by Hef.” Hefner tweeted that Harris had a “change of heart.”
“I called it off because I didn’t think it was the right thing for me to do. It was mutual between Hef and I,” she said. “There was no fight, we sat down and we talked about it.”
Harris and Hefner reconciled one year later. Afterward, Harris apologized for her comments to Stern and said she and Hefner were excited about their upcoming marriage
“It meant more security, knowing that I am the one for him. There are always girls in and out and always the feeling of maybe being replaced,” Harris said. “He made sure I didn’t feel that way anymore and that was what the wedding was all about.”