Did Crystal Harris dump Hugh Hefner for Dr. Phil’s son & Dr. Phil’s money?


When I did the links yesterday, I didn’t realize until too late that Hugh Hefner’s spokesperson had CONFIRMED that Hef and his fiance Crystal Harris had called off their wedding. The wedding was set for Saturday… so what happened? What could possibly make a 24-year-old (HAHA!) golddigger suddenly twitchy at the thought of settling down for a few years with Hugh Hefner? Hef was left tweeting: “The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart.” SOB!

Well, as it turns out, Life & Style’s Scene Queens were right!! You people don’t put a lot of stock in Life & Style, but I’ve grown to love that tabloid. Their rep sends us advanced copies of their bigger stories, and that’s exactly what happened this past March. Life & Style’s Scene Queens had the scoop that Crystal Harris, 24 (!), was screwing around on Hef with Dr. Phil’s son, Jordan McGraw – go here to see the story. Now Life & Style is all smug about it. Justifiably, I’d say:

Months after Life & Style broke the news that Crystal Harris had secretly been dating Jordan McGraw, she and fiancé Hugh Hefner have called off their nuptials.

As Life & Style first reported in March, Crystal had been dating her songwriting partner and the son of Dr. Phil behind fiancé Hef’s back. Life & Style first spotted the 24-year-old lovebirds cozying up at the Chateau Marmont in LA on March 14. While Crystal attempted to keep their romance low-profile, Jordan didn’t care to hide his affections and was kissing her shoulder and trying to hold her hand – which was still adorned with her 6-carat engagement ring. The pair met through the Organica Music Group, where Jordan worked with Crystal as a songwriter.

Crystal and Hef, who got engaged in December, were only days away from their June 18 wedding date.

“Crystal informed me of the news this morning and that the decision to call off the wedding was mutual,” Crystal’s manager, Michael Blakey, President of Organica Music Group, tells Life & Style. “The split was amicable and I’m happy to say that Crystal and Hef will remain close friends.”

[From Life & Style]

I might have to give Crystal some begrudging respect, honestly. I think going through with the wedding might have been the easy way, you know? She would be all official, she would get paid, and she would get her cut. But by calling off the wedding, I feel like Crystal might have chosen… “love”. Does she “love” Jordan?

Of course I could totally be wrong. According to Radar’s source, “Hef is in shock. Crystal bailed and left the mansion at 11pm Sunday night. She has a boyfriend. She is seeing Dr. Phil’s son, Jordan. She thinks she is going to be living with all of Dr. Phil’s millions.” Ah, that makes more sense than my “love” theory. Crystal thinks Dr. Phil’s money will be flowing like wine, and Hef might have kept her on a budget. Carry on, Crystal. Crazy golddigger.

Last theory, via this morning’s Page Six – Hef dumped Crystal after he discovered that Crystal planned to dump him at the altar for a $500,000 media deal. This story is pretty good:

Hugh Hefner’s wedding to Crystal Harris was called off after she secretly planned to ditch the Playboy mogul at the altar in return for a $500,000 media deal, Page Six has exclusively learned. Harris, 25, was shopping for a big-bucks deal to tell all after she ditched hapless Hef, 85, in front of 300 guests at their wedding at the Playboy Mansion on Saturday, to be filmed for a Lifetime TV special. Yesterday it emerged that the pair had called off the wedding following an argument on Sunday, and the blond bride-no-longer-to-be immediately moved out of the mansion.

Harris had reportedly been secretly seeing Dr. Phil McGraw’s son, Jordan, for months behind Hef’s back. Jordan is her songwriting partner, and they were seen cozying up at the Chateau Marmont in March.
A source told us, “Crystal wanted to ditch Hef at the altar. Her plan was to walk up the aisle and say she couldn’t go through with it. The wedding was to be filmed for a reality special, and her refusal to marry him would be a sensation. She was looking for a tie-in deal of around $500,000 for the exclusive ‘I ditched Hef at the altar’ interview. While there was interest, Crystal didn’t get an offer anywhere near half a million.”

The former Playmate started dating Hefner in January 2009, and they got engaged last December. It is not known if the Sunday argument was sparked by Hef finding out about her plan to humiliate him. But Harris’ manager, Michael Blakey, told us reports about her cheating with Jordan were “absolutely incorrect” and “total fiction.”

Of her plan to ditch Hef in return for a lucrative media deal, Blakey said that was “not true, to my knowledge.” He said of their split: “I have no idea what happened. All I know is that it was an amicable breakup.”

The cancellation is unfortunate timing for Playboy: Its July issue hits newsstands Friday, with Crystal on the cover. The coverline, according to sources, is “America’s Princess: Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner.”

[From Page Six]

Ha! I didn’t know about the Playboy cover! No fool like an old fool, as my father always says. But sure, I’ll totally believe Page Six’s story. I’ll believe whatever I read about Crystal.

By the way, does Crystal look like Chelsea Handler’s younger, less meth-y sister to anyone else?





Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. poopie says:

    ACCKKKKKKKKKK!! DR. P’s son is NO BRAD PITT ! he’s some kinda fugly. i’d pick HEF over this guy!

  2. launicaangelina says:

    LOL! Less methy sister!!

  3. brin says:

    I believe everything but her age…24?!

  4. MarenGermany says:

    i dont have a problem with an age gap but a girl with a grandfathery-type of guy is wrong and creepy.

    But I think Hef brought that upon himself, didnt he? All his life he treated women as objects, so he shouldnt be suprised if they act like objects.

  5. lolas says:

    24? more like 38.

  6. jayvee says:

    where there is money, she is there she can do anything for money

  7. Splat says:

    The screams of Gold Digger were being sounded months ago to Hef by some of the people close to him by others that knew of her back round, so this isn’t a suprise to me as I heard people from her hometown were chiming in on that fact as well.

    I wonder how old Dr Phil feels aboput having his son hooking up with her, I am sure when DrPhil’s son met her he heard “love birds” and she heard “cha-ching”.

    So should there be a poll put up tat we can vote in to see how long we think it will last?

  8. luls says:

    hahahaha. im sorry to say this, but Hef deserved to be played for a fool. At his age, to still be cavorting with young things, like hes some 30 year old Casanova…. he totally deserves to be humiliated.

  9. Nebraskagirl says:

    Calculating to humiliate someone by abandoning them at the alter for $$$$?! That’s icy. Even if it is gross old Hef. She’s a sociopath. I wonder if Dr. Phil can see what his son is getting into. And btw why do his sons only gravitate toward playboy model types? What kind of sensibilities are they emulating? I’m so disillusioned with Dr. Phil and the whole lot of them.

  10. fabgrrl says:

    Maybe she is gold-digging young Mr. McGraw, but I also think it is totally feasible that he is her real boyfriend. He (Jordan) isn’t a gargoyle and bedding a 24 year old stud is going to be a welcome change after letting that creepy old perv touch you, or even just leer at you.

  11. werty says:

    By the way, does Crystal look like Chelsea Handler’s younger, less meth-y sister to anyone else?
    I see some Lohan mixed with chelsea (2nd pic).. ugh

  12. Kimble says:

    I would loooove for her and Jordan to stay together and see how Dr Phil will spin it!!!!

    She’ll end up being some sort of vestal virgin by the time he’s finished with her image LOL!

    Those McGraw boys do have a type, don’t they?

  13. Maddox says:

    You know she had to do some serious maneuvering to get that ring, with NO PRE-NUP! Her strategy was obviously sound, she must be in love to blow it up like that. Fast forward six months, after she’s been dumped and her ‘music career’ is busted. Poor delusional hooker…

  14. Quest says:

    It is just Hef’s nasty sloppy seconds. She looks old for her age, apparently Hef’s very tight with his fortune. LOL

  15. Po says:

    This girl didn’t just suddenly have a change of heart at the last minute. My take is that she thought she would have more control than she does now once they got married and realized that nothing was changing. Maybe they gave her the last rewrite of the prenup.
    I don’t feel pity for either of them because in the end there both just users. The only difference is he uses women’s low self worth to make himself feel good and she uses men for the money and celebrity.

  16. TXCinderella says:

    It was all a farce anyway. Do they really think anyone believes this crap? It’s just to get more publicity.

  17. Jezi says:

    Nice choice Dr. P’s son *rme*…all that psycho babble from Dr. P and his son gets with a gold digging….well you get the point. Not that Hef deserves any sympathy, he chooses to date young, aspiring something or others. So you can’t feel that bad, he will probably have a new girlfriend like tomorrow. Oh well.

  18. guesty says:

    Both! And the PB cover is LOL funny. It’s almost too bad she didn’t go thru with the altar ditching plan! Bwhaaaaa.

  19. Argentina says:

    Don’t feel bad for Hefner. He’s an embarrassment. As for this gold-digger, she resembles Larry King’s wife–not when she was younger, but at this point in time! I’m sure Larry’s was way better looking at that age. Bleh.

  20. Bored says:

    The older McGraw kid marry a Playboy model by the name of Erica Dahm so I doubt they are going to care. As long as Dr Phil continues to get media coverage, he won’t give a damn about who his kids are sleeping with.

  21. heb says:

    If thats true I do have to be glad she didn’t do that–watch Hef would have a heart attack and die right on the spot.

    Unless he was in on it too then he would just grab his other girlfriend Anna Sophia and marry her instead.

  22. TQB says:

    See, Hef, the problem is that if someone is marrying you for your money, you are always at risk of her marrying someone else for MORE money.

  23. Mari says:

    I think their whole entire engagement was fake…anyone else on this boat???

  24. brin says:

    Let’s bring back “Girls Next Door: The Nursing Home Years”!

  25. Blue says:

    Not a very good gold digger, walking away from the money. Maybe she actually likes/ loves this boy. I think she looks like LeAnn Rimes

  26. Eleonor says:

    Oh for Godsake! A pure and innocent (AH) sweetheart like Crystal..it’s obvious she’s dumped Hugh for LOVE. Or maybe because there was a prenup to sign, and you know real love doesn’t sign a prenup.

  27. John Wayne Lives says:

    I’ve sorta felt that this was all a setup and Hef was in on it, and maybe he was like, “Oh you found Love?” Well, lets just wait until the wedding is closer, and call it off, and make it mutual so neither of us will lose face.” But if that was the case, He would never have put her on his playboy cover as the New Mrs. Hef.
    Am I being naive and romantic to hope it is real love with her and Jordan?
    I dunno, but I cosign that he had this coming and I don’t feel sorry for him AT ALL!

  28. Kloops says:

    I’m with those that this was a ploy from the start. All for attention to keep interest in Playboy, which is dying a slow internet and social relevance related death. I believe it was a contractual obligation from the get-go BUT I think she was probably supposed to go through with the wedding and she decided she had better offers elsewhere (cue the McGraw kid). Obviously she’s a gold digger, but skeezy ol’ Hef was in on it.

    24 my ass.

  29. original kate says:

    how can dr. phil’s son have more money than hef? in any case, my mind boggles (and my stomach rumbles) at this whole strange triangle.

  30. the original bellaluna says:

    They are all ick, nast.

  31. MSMLNP says:

    I did one of those cheesy Tour of the Stars homes with my BFF last year in L.A. The Dr. Phil house was right near the Playboy mansion (which bordered Leonardo DiCaprio’s house). I wonder if they were sneaking through the bushes at night.

  32. Tiffany says:

    Somewhere, Holly Madison is gloating like nobody’s business.

  33. kitty says:

    I’m glad Crystal walked. It was the right thing to do.

  34. Madisyn says:

    @ original kate, I’m with you. Dr. Phil’s SON has nothing. Dr. Phil and his wife have to be dead for their children to inherit. I’m sure Jr. is not hurting for money but its NOT HIS YET!

  35. Eve says:

    I had really high hopes about this relationship. I thought if these two can make it…there’s hope for all of us.

    If even people who seem to be completely in love with each other can’t commit, then I don’t know anymore.


  36. Hanh says:

    Dr. Phil’s son is creepy. He looks like he would be a big douche and with a father liek Dr. Phil that would be understandable.

  37. ladybert62 says:

    so does Hef get the ring back or does she get to keep it?

  38. amanda says:

    24?! More like 44, 34 at the youngest.

  39. Shannon says:

    My guess is she finally saw the amount in Hef’s bank account, saw it was much less than she was expecting, and immediately found a richer boyfriend. Then she was faced with coming up with a reason besides “you’re not moneyed enough” for breaking the engagement, couldn’t find one, and decided she’d pretend to get cold feet.

  40. Kim says:

    Hef should have listened to Holly. It was obvious to everyone this girl was after money and fame. She never loved Hef.

    How gross for Dr Phils son knowing she was sleeping with Hef – ewww! I wouldnt touch that w a 10 ft pole!

  41. Amanda G says:

    Meh, if she were really a gold digger she would have married the old man. Maybe she finally came to her senses. I mean, the man is EIGHTY FIVE years old. She must have a grand-daddy complex.

  42. Annie_Grey says:

    Crystal and Hef were NEVER going to get married. Just like all those girls were NEVER his girlfriends. They’re his prostitutes. Everything he does is a publicity stunt. So, of course she had a life apart from him.

  43. Judy says:

    Both of Dr. Phil’s sons like fake, cheap-looking, money-hungry blondes who like to pose nude.

  44. Shoe_Lover says:

    there is no way she is 24. I’m 24 and i dont look that old or busted

  45. Louise says:

    I don’t understand the comments that Dr. Phil’s son has more money the Hugh. That doesn’t make sense. I’m sure his parents support him but her lifestyle is going to suffer a lot. Everybody knows who Hugh Hefner is. Nobody knows who Dr. Phil’s son is. Also there’s no confirmation of that they’re even dating. Life & Style is not reliable. Calling off the engagement is not proof.

  46. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    Gah. I hate Dr. Phil. He’s not even a practicing psychologist (for like the last 15-20 years). He just runs his mouth and gets people all angry. Gah.

  47. NATUREGIRL says:

    Hahahahahahahaha there is no fool like an OLD foolllllllllllllllllll!!

  48. matt says:

    Somewhere, Holly is laughing maniacally and popping some champagne.

    She’s claiming to be 24??

  49. Well, there’s no need to feel sorry for Hef. Money is the only reason someone this young would marry someone that old. Hef isn’t a stupid man, I’m sure he must know this. If he’s not generous with his money of course she will have no reason to marry him! There’s no reason to cry about it. Hef has chosen the way he lives. No one can have it all. I still think he has it pretty good!!

  50. crab says:

    @ Brin, I’m with you! No way is she 24 yrs. old! I’ll believe 34 or older!

  51. Etherman says:

    Gold digging Ho + dried up old lecherous fossil = Capitalist Heaven… lol