The Playboy publishing mogul, 84, proposed to Playmate Crystal Harris on Christmas Day (25Dec10) and was due to tie the knot with the 24 year old on Saturday (18Jun11).
However, TMZ.com reports suggested Hefner’s bride-to-be had called off the nuptials and moved out of the publisher’s Hollywood mansion – five days before the big day.
And Hefner has now taken to Twitter.com to announce the news in the same way he announced the shock engagement.
He writes, “The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart.”
Harris’ manager Michael Blakey tells People.com, “The split was a mutual decision and the two remain good friends.”