Crystal Hefner, the widow of Hugh Hefner, revealed in a preview for her upcoming appearance on Tamron Hall that their marriage was primarily based on looks. She claimed that Hefner wanted her to be seen and not heard, emphasizing his desire for her to be helpless, small, with bleach blonde hair, and maintain a slim figure with large fake breasts.
Crystal also mentioned incidents where Hefner tapped her head if her natural brunette roots showed and suggested she “tone up” after gaining weight, alleging that physical aspects were crucial in their relationship.
“That was hard,” Crystal reflected. “This charming man all of the sudden is changing.”
Crystal Hefner expressed concern about maintaining Hugh Hefner’s happiness to the extent that she lost her sense of self, conforming to his desires. In 2022, she took steps to reclaim her identity by removing all artificial enhancements from her body.
Crystal detailed her experiences in her memoir, “Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself,” released in January, where she reflected on her time in the iconic Playboy Mansion.
“It’s called ‘Only Say Good Things’ because I [had] a conversation with Hef and he let me know: ‘Once I go, when I’m gone, please only say good things about me,’” she told The Post in July 2023.
“I kept that promise for the last five years. After going through a lot of therapy and healing, I realised that I needed to be honest about my time there.”
“The book is about healing from a toxic environment.”
In her memoir “Only Say Good Things,” Crystal Hefner delves into the grim reality of life in the Playboy Mansion, located in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles.
She outlined the strict rules she followed as one of Hugh Hefner’s lovers and alleged that the birds on the property were neglected and dying of thirst. Additionally, Crystal claimed that the notorious party house was not adequately maintained.
“Over time, I saw that this place doesn’t really get cleaned that well and there’s mould. It just felt rundown and gross after a while,” she told People in a recent interview.
While Crystal, who now goes by her maiden name Harris, claims she authored the book so she could be honest about her life, not everyone believes her.
Kimberly Conrad, the media mogul’s former wife who was married to him from 1989 until 2010, criticized Crystal for speaking up.
“As a few people speak their version of their idea of events in hopes of riding a wave of headline relevance, and making a quick buck, we should all ask ourselves whether we want to live in an environment where people refuse to take accountability and use words loosely like ‘force’ and ‘survive’ to describe choices they made willingly at a certain point in their own lives,” she told TMZ in January.
“We should be wary of those who try to destroy things because they are no longer benefiting from them,” she added.