Crystal Harris: Hugh Hefner's Widow to Inherit NOTHING?!

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As you've likely heard by now, iconic Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away last night at the age of 91.

Sources say Hef, as he was known to so many, passed peacefully, at home in his famous mansion, surrounded by loved ones.

Among those loved ones was Hefner's third wife, Crystal Harris.

Hugh Hefner and His Wife

Hefner and Harris married in 2012, and their relationship was often a tumultuous one.

The couple was originally scheduled to tie the knot one year earlier, but Harris called off the wedding and was consequently dubbed "the runaway bride" on the cover of Playboy.

Not only did Harris head for the hills, she made a point of publicly attacking her ex, giving interviews in which she claimed that Hefner was bad in bed and that his lothario image was nothing more than a facade that had reached the point of self-parody.

Obviously, Harris was one of many, many women with whom Hefner was romantically involved over the course of his long life.

Several of his past loves came to Hefner's defense in response to Harris' comments, claiming that his reputation as the consummate ladies man was very well-deserved.

Crystal Harris in 2013

Amazingly, the trash-talking campaign seemed to have little impact on Hefner's feelings toward Harris.

He never responded to her open criticism and it seems he fully forgave Harris just a few weeks later.

Despite her efforts to tear down Hefner's public image, the former Playmate of the Month returned to the Playboy Mansion and reconciled with her old boss and former lover.

The sixty year age difference caused many to question Harris' motives in marrying Hefner, but the model says she was never after the publishing magnate's money.

Crystal Harris Wedding Dress

We hope for her sake that she was being truthful in her self-defense, as The Daily Mail is reporting today that Harris will receive no inheritance from Hefner's estate.

The London tabloid claims that Harris signed an "iron clad" prenup before marrying Hefner.

As such, she'll receive no part of his estimated $43 million fortune, which will instead be divided amongst his four children, the University of Southern California, and several charities chosen by Hef.

Playboy's popularity declined in recent years, and while he played a reduced role in the magazine's day-to-day operations, Hefner remained the face of the brand until his death.

More important to his heirs, of course, is the fact that he retained 35 percent ownership of the Playboy corporation.

There's no word on how that stake will be passed on, but it's believed it will be divided equally among his children.

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris - 60 Years!

Hefner handed off the bulk of the magazine's daily operations duties to his son Marston last year.

Sources close to the situation say that Harris will be "taken care of," presumably with a monthly stipend.

But it seems that if Crystal was hoping to never work again as a result of her marriage to Hefner, she may have been mistaken.

Many believe that the harsh terms of the prenup were Hefner's way of punishing or taking revenge on Harris for publicly humiliating him.

Whatever the case, it seems she won't be getting a taste of the massive fortune that Hefner built during his more than 60 years in publishing.

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris Tweet

Harris has yet to speak out on the terms of Hefner's will, but many believe she'll be lawyering up and contesting the terms.

If that turns out to be the case, Hefner's kids may be in for the fight of their lives.

We'll keep you updated on this developing story as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, check out some of the most heartfelt celebrity reactions to Hefner's passing in the gallery below:

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