Hugh Hefner’s Christmas was extra jolly and special this year.

The Playboy founder announced his engagement to girlfriend Crystal Harris via Twitter.

The bride is 24. The groom is 84.

“After the movie tonight, Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve,” Hefner, 84, wrote. “When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory… I got what I was hoping for for Christmas… Crystal’s love.”

He later clarified, “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.”

This will be mark the third marriage for Playboy mogul, Hefner. In 2009 he filed for divorce from his second wife, former Playmate Kimberly Conrad, after the two separated in 1998.

Hefner and Conrad’s divorce was finalized last year. He was previously hitched to Mildred Williams; their marriage ended 27 years before Harris was born.

Despite his lifestyle he explains that he was a good husband while married. Hef says, “I was married and completely faithful for eight years. I lived a single life, a playboy lifestyle, before and after it, but while I was married I was faithful to it.”  Hefner also told the New York Times magazine back in July that he proudly pops Viagra which he named “God’s little helper” a couple of times per week.

Among other pastimes, Hefner currently stars in the of E! reality show “The Girls Next Door,” which chronicles his magical life surrounded by the gorgeous residents of the Playboy Mansion.

Harris studied Psychology at San Diego State University. The pair met on Halloween 2008, while Harris snagged the gig of “Co-Ed of the week” on magazine under the alias, Crystal Carter. She quickly changed paths and became the December 2009 Playboy Playmate and started dating Hefner one month later. The couple’s relationship was the main part of season six’s, The Girls Next Door.

Hefner famously founded Playboy Magazine in 1953, turning a meager $600 and a photograph of Marilyn Monroe what Playboy is today. We thank you for that Sir!

Anyone taking votes on the gold-digger card? Anyway,  we can’t wait to see the wedding!!!