When Crystal Harris called off her wedding to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner last month, she earned the nickname “Runaway Bride” and the ire of Hefner’s good friend, Whoopi Goldberg. On ‘The View,’ Goldberg apologized to Harris for judging her before she had heard the full story, which Harris detailed on the show.
Contrary to some reports, Harris did not leave Hefner on the altar, she said. The pair had spoken five days before the wedding was to have taken place, and ended the relationship by mutual agreement. “He actually said that he was only doing it for me,” said Harris of the wedding. “He didn’t really want to get married either.” Harris didn’t have sneakers on under her dress, ready to run from the ceremony, she said.
Goldberg then interjected to explain herself. “Because I thought you left my friend at the altar, I was a little annoyed, so I apologize,” she said. Harris acknowledged that Hefner had told her how good a friend Goldberg was. “I just thought, how could someone do that?” said Goldberg. “But I understand now that wasn’t the case, so I am terribly sorry.”