Cooper Hefner, the son of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has married his fiancée, actress Scarlett Byrne in a low key courthouse ceremony.
The Playboy heir announced the marriage on Instagram alongside a montage of photos of the couple, including one from the inside of the Ventura County Courthouse.
“Scarlett, who is and I have made it officially legal and the two of us could not be happier. Cheers to a life full of love, happiness, adventure, and great purpose, Mrs. Hefner. I love you dearly and very much look forward to planning our wedding celebrations in the months ahead. I love you, Scarlett,” Hefner wrote.
Scarlett, who played Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter films Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2, confirmed the news with her own posting.
“Cooper and I are excited to share that we legally married,” the 29-year-old actress captioned the same courthouse photo of the couple. “We are looking forward to planning our wedding in the coming months where we will celebrate further with our friends and family,” she said.
She added, “I love you Cooper, I am proud to stand by your side, as your partner, your friend, and your wife. I cannot wait to continue building a life together. My heart is so full and I am so grateful for our love.”
Cooper and Scarlett announced their engagement on social media in August 2015 with another bunch of photos.
But, they included a photo of Scarlett’s incredible engagement ring, a huge yellow diamond sparkler.
“To many more adventures with this lovely lady,” he wrote at the time.
Cooper, joined the family business at the age of 21, and was named chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises.
He planned on rebranding the company for a younger generation. He moved around a few times with roles at the company, but earlier this year he but confirmed to that he was stepping down to launch his own company.
Several of the most famous Playboy Playmates wished the young couple happiness in response to the marriage.
Two of them were married or dated Cooper’s father.
Kendra Wilkinson posted, “Aw congrats to you both” with a heart emoji.
Hugh Hefner’s widow, Crystal Hefner, posted “Congrats! So happy for you both.”
Jessica Hall also sent well wishes to the young couple posting, “Congratulations.”
Scarlett has a huge ‘Harry Potter’ fanbase from all over the world, and fans posted thousands of messages wishing her the best.
“it’s just so exciting! I’m so happy for you both! I can’t wait for everything to come!” one person said.
Another wrote, “How beautiful Scarlett looks like a professional model always looks like you would win a Miss Universe, but the most beautiful thing will always be her great and special personality that she has, her kindness, simplicity, charisma, humility, good principles and values, a warrior to face and overcome the challenges and of course that beautiful smile you have are aspects worth admiring and that is why I have Scarlett and I will have her as the person I most admire in the world, very special greetings from Costa Rica and thousands of blessings!!”
While Cooper was a young man, his father actually lived with three beautiful women.
As you may recall, the Playboy founder created a reality show which appeared on the E! network around his relationship with the threesome.
In this series, the three beauties live with Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. Holly Madison, one of the stars was considered Hef’s “main girl” during the show’s filming.
During the 6th season of the show, E! introduced his newest set of personal Playmates, identical twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon.
Also, his future wife, Crystal Harris, made her appearance into the mogul’s life.
Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91, in 2017. The Playboy founder’s health had declined towards the end of his life, but we went peacefully surrounded by his family.
Hugh’s death came just over a year after his brother, Keith, passed away after battling cancer. Keith was a fixture on the Playboy scene.
Before his death, Hefner sold the iconic playboy mansion in 2016 to Bumblebee Tuna heir Daren Metropoulos for $100 million. As a part of the deal, Hef was able to live out his final days at home. Metropoulos owns Pabst Blue Ribbon beer company.
Hefner was married three times, first to Mildred Williams in 1949, next Kimberly Conrad in 1989, and his widow Crystal Hefner was with him until his death.