You might think this story is a no-brainer, especially considering the obviousness of Crystal Harris’s long con. The 26-year-old (cough) is a bolter – I’m surprised she even made it down the aisle to marry Hugh Hefner on New Year’s Eve, as planned. She bolted from the first planned wedding, which probably doesn’t show that she’s super trustworthy. So of course Hugh Hefner made Crystal sign a prenup – I doubt his children and his lawyers would have let him marry her if she refused to sign. Besides that, it’s obvious that Crystal’s long con isn’t about divorce and alimony – it’s obvious that the con is to wait Hef out, and work her way into his will. Unfortunately for poor Crystal, Hef has that covered too:
The bunny isn’t after his money! In the Jan. 21 issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday), a source reveals Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, 86, and nude model Crystal Harris, 26, signed an “ironclad” prenup before tying the knot Dec. 31.
Harris, December 2009′s Playmate of the Month, has not been added to the editor’s pre-existing will. Hefner’s estimated $43 million fortune is promised to “his children, the University of Southern California film school and a variety of charities,” the source says.
But Harris — who unexpectedly broke things off with the twice-married father of four in June 2011, five days before their first planned wedding — has made peace with Hefner’s plan.
Just days before their winter wedding, the lingerie store owner told Us, “Our relationship is better than ever. Things are perfect.”
Before their big day, Harris explained why she got cold feet in 2011. “Last time it turned into a big ordeal and then it all fell apart,” she told Us. “This time around is amazing. . . I’m very happy and Hef’s very happy and we’re excited.”
First of all – Hef is only worth $43 million? At various points in the past, the Playboy empire was worth at least a billion, although the business is really struggling these days (print media, what are you going to do?). Still, I would have thought Hef had stockpiled more money and assets than that.
As for the issues of the prenup and will – as I said, the prenup is obvious. If she divorces him, I bet she gets a meager (but livable) settlement or alimony and that’s about it. But I find it hard to believe that if she waits him out and she’s still married to him when he dies, she’ll get nothing? I don’t care if he’s already got a will and he’s not going to change it – legally, I don’t see how Hef’s executor would get away with giving Crystal NOTHING, you know? Legal, current wives always get something, or they hire lots and lots of lawyers and cause a huge family fight. See also: Anna Nicole Smith.
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