Playboy founder Hugh Hefner proposes to 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris

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Playboy founder and chief creative officer Hugh Hefner, 84, has proposed to his girlfriend Crystal Harris, 24, the Playmate of the Month in December 2009. Hefner Tweeted on December 25, according to the AP, "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory." A few hours later, he Tweeted, "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all."

"When you’re in love, age is just a number," Hefner replied to user @harrisalexandra, who tweeted, "@hughhefner is engaged to a 24 year old, he is 84. Hmmmm."

For her part, Harris did not explicitly say whether or not she accepted his proposal, but she retweeted various messages congratulating them on their engagement.

According to the AP, "Hefner and Harris have reportedly been an item since April." Hefner was previously married twice and has two children from each marriage.

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