Inside Hefner's Not-Exactly-Romantic Proposal
It involved ... a 'Little Mermaid' music box
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2010 9:39 AM CST
Identical twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Hugh Hefner, second from right, and Crystal Harris, right, at a taping in Culver City, Calif. on Thursday, June 11, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – The story of Hugh Hefner’s Christmas Eve proposal to 60-years-younger galpal Crystal Harris just keeps getting more and more romantic. Turns out he didn’t actually ask her to marry him, he just handed her a Little Mermaid music box (yep, really) that was holding the ring, and said, “I hope it fits.” It actually ended up being too big, Harris tells E!, but fortunately she can wear the symbol of their not-at-all-creepy love now that it’s been resized.

Making the story ever more swoony: Harris wasn’t even surprised, having designed the ring herself after picking out the diamond … with Hef’s secretary. Click to see a picture of Harris’s rock.