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It was supposed to be a fairytale wedding, complete with TV cameras there to capture all the excitement.
Yes, we all know by now that Hugh Hefner was supposed to get married last month, with the ceremony airing as a Lifetime special.
But, of course, that didn’t happen. His bride, Crystal Harris, dumped him five days before the ceremony was set to take place. (Don’t feel bad for Hef, though: He’s already found a rebound in Shera Bechard, Playboy’s Miss November 2010.)
But Lifetime went ahead with the special anyway, which is now being called Runaway Bride.
In a preview clip for the special, Hefner is seen chatting about the breakup with former girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson, who also starred with him on the E! Entertainment reality series The Girls Next Door.
“You couldn’t write it like this,” he tells them. “Go back a handful of years in terms of what has happened in all of our lives. It’s unreal and we are very blessed, and I am so blessed to have you guys in my life.”
He then reveals something that seemingly comes as a shock to Madison.
“You’re connected to all this,” he tells her. “I never thought I’d getting married again and wasn’t planning on it, but I think I screwed up with us.”
Fans of Girls Next Door will remember that Madison genuinely seemed to want to marry Hef while they were dating.
Meanwhile, Harris graced the recent cover of Playboy, which was set before she broke off the engagement. After the canceled nuptials, Hefner decided to add “Runaway Bride” stickers to newsstand copies at the last minute.
Of her decision to call off the wedding, Harris has said she “didn’t think it was the right thing for me to do. It was mutual between Hef and I. There was no fight; we sat down, and we talked about it.”
Runaway Bride airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
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