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Hugh Hefner's widow Crystal promises to reveal 'toxic' truth of life inside Playboy Mansion

Ben Thompson

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Hugh Hefner's widow Crystal promises to reveal 'toxic' truth of life inside Playboy Mansion

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Hugh Hefner's widow Crystal Hefner has made a career out of baring all, but her latest move likely wouldn't please her late husband.

Crystal, 37, is planning to tell all about the 'toxic objectification and misogyny' she experienced whilst living in the infamous Playboy Mansion.

Crystal Hefner is speaking out about life in the Playboy Mansion. Credit: Instagram/Crystal Hefner
Crystal Hefner is speaking out about life in the Playboy Mansion. Credit: Instagram/Crystal Hefner
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The Playboy model's autobiography Only Say Good Things is set for release in January 2024.

Crystal first rose to fame in the mid-2000s when the ailing playboy plucked her out of obscurity at the age of 21.

In 2012, the two tied the knot when Hefner was 86.

They would remain wed until his death in 2017, at the age of 91.

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Talking about her upcoming book to the Daily Mail, Crystal said: "Since his passing, I have had to do a lot of self-discovery.

"I have had to find out who I am without it being dictated to me.

"I have had to not only find my voice, but I also had to learn how to use that voice.

"My book is a testament to the power of time, processing all that I have been through and embracing my truth."

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The former model said that Hefner's proposal came as a surprise to her, but it was something she 'could not imagine' turning down.

Speaking of her late husband, she said: "My relationship and marriage to Hugh Hefner was a very complicated one.

"It was one where, no matter how I was treated, I always felt like I had to protect him, which is why I have not shared my story until now."

Since her days as a pin-up, Crystal has come out against plastic surgery after she was allegedly poisoned by her breast implants.

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Crystal Hefner is opening up about her life as Hugh Hefner's wife. Credit: Instagram/Crystal Hefner
Crystal Hefner is opening up about her life as Hugh Hefner's wife. Credit: Instagram/Crystal Hefner

Writing on Instagram in 2021, she explained: "⁣I advocate for being natural since I got very ill and removed my implants and everything else toxic in my body in 2016.

"I should have learned my lesson the first time but I guess the universe keeps sending you the same lesson until you learn it."

Crystal is not the first Playboy Playmate to speak out against Hefner.

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Another girlfriend of the late philanthropist, Holly Madison, claimed that Hefner had a collection of naked photos to blackmail women with.

Madison admitted: "When I lived at the mansion, I was afraid to leave.

"Something that was always lingering in the back of my mind, I think since the very beginning, was that if I left there was just this mountain of revenge porn just waiting to come out."

Hefner died on September 27 2017 at the age of 91, due to sepsis from an infection.

He was buried next to Marilyn Monroe as he had paid $75,000 to have the crypt next to her. Speaking of the purchase in 2009, he said: "Spending eternity next to Marilyn is an opportunity too sweet to pass up."

Topics: Celebrity, Hugh Hefner, US News

Ben Thompson
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