Where is Crystal Harris now? Hugh Hefner's last wife 'still healing' from time with him
'He was good to me in many ways, but in other ways, he wasn’t. I’m still healing from certain experiences,' Harris said about being Hefner's wife
Crystal Harris married Hugh Hefner in 2012 despite having an age difference of 60 years. The pair remained together for five years before the magazine publisher died in September 2017. Four years after his death, she had an interview with E! News' Daily Pop in which she said, “It's only been four years but it does feel in a way like a lifetime ago. So much has happened since he's been gone, so I'm just thinking about all of that.”
But recently, Harris also admitted having not-so-good memories with him. In December 2021, she took to Instagram and shared photos of her sitting outside “Playboy Mansion 2016”. She also wrote, “I like this photo. It was toward the end when I started saying no to things that weren’t me. Hair got more natural, implants came out. No more fake tan or life.”
The 35-year-old continued, “I was still sick physically and mentally, but on the road to recovery,” before adding: “I’m always torn when I talk about the Playboy Mansion because in a lots of ways it was a sanctuary to me, but in other ways, it was my prison. The same with Hef. He was good to me in many ways, but in other ways, he wasn’t. I’m still healing from certain experiences.”
Where is Crystal Harris now?
A March 2021 report said that Harris was working in the field of property development and was still the vice president of the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation. She also reportedly works as a travel blogger.
After Hefner’s death, she found love with space engineer Nathan Levi. Speaking about finding love again from the point of view of her deceased husband, she told The Sun: “Hef told me to know that he would always love me, that I was the love of his life, but he was aware of the age difference. He said he was aware of the fact that he wouldn’t be around forever. And said ‘You’ll move on’.”
But in May 2021, Harris and Levi broke off. At the time, she said, “I’ve found it best to just focus on myself lately. I recently ended a year long relationship and am just trying to get myself to a place of happiness and wellness.” But months later, Harris was spotted with actor Ryan Malaty in Mexico and fans speculated that she had once again found someone special.
“Ryan is a good friend and they are getting to know each other,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively in July last year. At the time, she also shared pictures with Malaty on her Instagram Stories and wrote, “Such a good trip this time. Some really good stuff in the works :).”
And, most recently on Christmas 2021, the couple was seen celebrating together. Harris and Malaty both were seen sporting the same jumpers and posing in front of a Christmas tree. Another post showed the duo celebrating together at Disneyland. Harris captioned the post as “Happiest place on earth with my happiest place on earth. Merry Christmas.”