Playboy Model Marries Playboy, 81
Richard Lugner, Cathy Schmitz wed in Austria
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2014 9:56 AM CDT
Television personality Kim Kardashian and Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, from left, arrive for a news conference in Vienna, Austria, on Feb. 27, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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(Newser) – Austrian billionaire Richard Lugner, best known for being a playboy who takes expensive dates to the Vienna Opera Ball each year, just married ... a Playboy model. Cathy Schmitz, a 24-year-old German model, married the 81-year-old Lugner Saturday at Schönbrunn Palace, which the Telegraph describes as "a 1,441-room summer residence in Vienna." The happy couple met in February and got engaged in August. It's Lugner's fifth marriage, and he tells the Local, "Apart from the big age difference, everything fits." (Lugner's most recent night at the ball, with Kim Kardashian as his date, did not go so well.)