Have we all been bamboozled? According to TMZ, that answer is yes!
The site reports Playboy model Crystal Harris, 25, is trying to cash in on the $90,000 engagement ring given to her by Hugh Hefner, 85. Crystal visited a pawn shop in San Diego over the weekend to get an appraisal on her bling.
According to TMZ, the owner asked Crystal if she had any documentation on the quality of the ring (cut, clarity, etc.,) but she did not. So she called the Playboy Mansion on speaker phone to request some information about the ring. The person on the other end of the line offered to fax Crystal the info at a later time causing her to leave the shop.
But this is where things get interesting folks. See TMZ states a witness overheard the owner telling Crystal he was sorry to hear about Hef, to which Crystal replied, “Are you kidding? It was all for publicity.”
If the witness’s claims are true, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Immediately following the engagement, someone close to Hef told the press he was certain the wedding would not take place. And on the day news broke of Crystal calling things off, Hef tweeted a link to Crystal’s new music single which was also released the same day. Plus Crystal capitalized on the whole fiasco by hosting a party with Heidi Montag on the day of her supposed wedding.
After TMZ posted the story, Crystal tweeted, “All the false stories flying around are sad.” Meanwhile, Hef is moving on just fine. He stepped out this weekend with his new girlfriend Anna Sophia Berglund who also happens to be Crystal’s BFF. All like a badly written soap opera.
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TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE THIS WAS THE REAL DEAL OR JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT?