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Hugh Hefner’s 31-Year-Old Wife Crystal Will Inherit Nothing Due To Prenup And Not Being Added To His Will

Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal Harris will inherit nothing due to an ironclad prenup that means she was never added to his will, it has been reported.

The couple, who shared a 60 year age gap, tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in 2012 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

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Before the nuptials, Harris was said to have signed an ‘ironclad’ prenuptial agreement.

A source told US Weekly that while the blonde beauty will be taken care of, she won’t receive a penny of his fortune.

Instead, his estimated $43million estate, will be divided between his four children, the University of Southern California and a list of charities.

That number doesn’t take into account the Playboy Mansion which was sold in 2016 for $100million.

The $43million figure was first revealed back in 2009 when Hefner divorced his second wife Kimberly Conrad.

At his peak, the Playboy magnate was worth upwards of $200million, but as the magazine’s popularity tanked, Hefner lost millions.

By the time of his death the 91-year-old held 35 percent of the Playboy brand and still completely owned the magazine.

He had $36million worth of stocks and bonds and $6million in a joint account with an unnamed person. 

His monthly earnings from the magazine only totaled $100,000, with the rest coming from his pension.

Hefner’s body was driven away from his Playboy mansion early Thursday morning to begin the journey to his final resting place next to Marilyn Monroe.

The Playboy founder died of natural causes at the age of 91 on Wednesday night. Around 6.30am on Thursday, two hearses were seen leaving his Holmby Hills mansion.

Police lined the side of his driveway as the hearses left the residence to take the icon’s body to an unknown location. He will eventually be buried in a Los Angeles cemetery next to Monroe – Playboy’s first-ever cover star – in a plot that Hefner bought in 1992 for $75,000.

Hefner’s second wife, Kimberly Conrad, was also spotted leaving the mansion Thursday morning with their 27-year-old son, Marston. Conrad’s mother is also pictured in the back seat of the car.

Before they eventually tied the knot, Hefner and Harris had one notorious failure to launch.

Harris infamously ran from the altar in June 2011, reportedly because she got cold feet.

The wedding was called off just five days before hand with over 300 guests set to attend.

‘Last time it turned into a big ordeal and then it all fell apart,’ she said.

She also publicly shamed Hefner, saying that the she had only been intimate with him once – and very briefly.

She admitted sex with the octogenarian lasted ‘like two seconds’, adding: ‘Then I was just over it. I was like, ‘Ahhh.’ I was over it. 

The pair reconciled and Hugh recently said that he wanted to stay with Crystal until he dies.

Hugh also insisted that he didn’t care about the 60 year difference between them.

‘The dramatic age difference between difference & Crystal & me really doesn’t matter,’ he tweeted. ‘Whatever time I have left, we want to spend together.’

What made this time around different was the fact that Crystal felt more confident about their relationship and was ‘excited’ to tie the knot on New Year’s Eve.

‘This time around is amazing… I’m very happy and Hef’s very happy and we’re excited,’ she said ahead of the nuptials.

She had already changed her name on the social networking site to Crystal Hefner.

Crystal is the tycoon’s third wife. He married Mildred Williams in 1949 before divorcing 10 years later.

In 1989 he married Playmate Kimberly Conrad and they separated in 1998.

Hefner has four children: Christie, David, Marston and Cooper.

During an appearance on the Huffington Post Live in 2013, the model, 26, was asked why she decided to marry the 86-year-old, to which she replied for ‘more security’.

‘Well for me it meant more security, knowing that I am the one for him,’ she explained.

‘Like we were talking about, there are always girls in and out and always the feeling of maybe being replaced… And he made sure I didn’t feel that way anymore and that was what the wedding was all about.’

Crystal says she fell for Hefner because she finds him fascinating.

‘When I first met him, I had never even met a celebrity in my life before. I was like “Oh my gosh Hef” and then we started talking,’ she explained.

‘And I love learning about all the history… Just being more involved in his life and learning about Playboy and all the things he has done to change the world.’

Hefner was born on April 9, 1926 ,in Chicago, Illinois, and went on to become a millionaire after founding the influential men’s magazine in 1953.

On Wednesday night the official Playboy Twitter account announced: ‘American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. #RIPHef.’

Hefner’s death was confirmed in a statement from Playboy Enterprises that said he ‘passed away today [Wednesday] from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones’.

His son, Cooper Hefner, who is also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, said: ‘My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.

‘He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.

‘He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston, and all of us at Playboy Enterprises.’

On Wednesday night, as news of Hefner’s death began to circulate, mourners began to gather at the gates of his Playboy Mansion to pay their last respects.

In the final years of his life, Hefner – who had begun to suffer back problems – began to fade from view, not wanting to be seen using a walker to move around, or be seen fiddling with his hearing aid.

‘It’s tough to watch him struggle, but I’m just happy it’s physical and not mental,’ Cooper told The Hollywood Reporter in August.

The only photos of Hefner known to have been taken anywhere in 2017 were three photos shared by him and his younger brother Marston on social media in July and August. They showed the family playing backgammon together, and dining out.

‘He will kill me if I print or if you say anything about him retiring,’ Cooper had previously said, ‘But I think he is really enjoying his life as a 90-year-old at the mansion.’

Despite the two being practically synonymous with each other, Hefner sold the Playboy Mansion for $100 million in 2016, but one of the stipulations was that he could continue living there.

Twinkies tycoon Daren Metropoulos, who bought the famous party house, said after his death: ‘Hugh Hefner was a visionary in business, a giant in media and an iconic figure of pop culture whose legacy will leave a lasting impact. I was fortunate to know him as a neighbor and friend and I extend my deepest sympathies to his family.’

Cooper now runs the business; his brother Marston, once the heir apparent, has had a low profile since a 2012 alleged domestic violence incident.

As news of Hefner’s death spread online, celebrities gathered to pay tribute.

‘RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner! I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo,’ Kim Kardashian West tweeted.

She then added: Paris [Hilton] & I are reminiscing about the Playboy parties at the mansion & how much we love Hef. She’s texts me the perfect Hef emojis,’ followed by eight Playboy Bunny emojis and an old man emoji.

Hilton herself posted a photo of herself in the famous Playboy Bunny outfit, along with Hefner, on Instagram.

Larry King – Hefner’s junior at 81 – tweeted: ‘Hugh Hefner was a GIANT in publishing, journalism, free speech & civil rights. He was a true original, and he was my friend. Rest well Hef.’

And Heidi Montag, who posed for Playboy in 2009, wrote: ‘RIP @hughhefner thank you for making me part of the Playboy family. Sending lots of love and prayers to @crystalhefner.’

One person who had not commented on Hefner’s passing as of 1:30am EST Thursday was President Donald Trump, who appeared on the magazine’s cover in 1990 – much to Hefner’s chargrin.

‘We don’t respect the guy,’ Cooper Hefner told the Hollywood Reporter in August. ‘There’s a personal embarrassment because Trump is somebody who has been on our cover.’

Trump was rather prouder of the March cover – which shows him in a tux alongside Playmate Brandi Brandt – having it on display in his New York office.

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