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Hugh Hefner's Son Marries 'Harry Potter' Actress Scarlett Byrne

By Jeff Mazzeo

Hugh Hefner's son Cooper is officially a married man!

Cooper and "Harry Potter" actress Scarlett Byrne were legally married in Ventura, California at the County Clerk's office on Monday. The son of the Playboy founder shared several photos and a statement regarding their marriage.

"Scarlett 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 very much look forward to planning our wedding celebrations in the months ahead. I love you, Scarlett."

Scarlett's announcement


The 29-year-old "Vampire Diaries" actress also took to social media and she was excited to share the news with her thousands of followers.

"We are looking forward to planning our wedding in the coming months where we will celebrate further with our friends and family," Byrne continued, "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."

Scarlett's Harry Potter Role

Byrne's most notable work is when she was on the TV series "The Vampire Diaries" and "Falling Skies" but her most famous character is from the Harry Potter franchise.

She played Pansy Parkinson in the 2009 movie, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." She reprised her role for part 1 and part 2 of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Pansy is a member of Slitherin and is known for being the love interest of the Draco Malfoy character.

Cooper Splits From Playboy

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Cooper is one of four children that Hugh left behind when he tragically passed. His mother, Kimberley Conrad, was married to Hugh from 1989 to 2010.

When his father passed away in 2017, he was the most senior member of the family business but in April of 2019, he left Playboy to launch his own website that caters to Millenials, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

About a month before he announced that he was parting ways with Playboy, he tweeted a cryptic message. "In the end what we regret most are the chances we never took," Cooper wrote. "How important it is for all of us to keep this sentiment in front of mind." Perhaps that was a sign of things to come.

Hugh Hefner's Death


The legendary founder of Playboy magazine passed away in September of 2017. A press release by the famous company said that Hef "peacefull passed" from natural causes.

Cooper released a statement at the time of his father's death that read, "My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom."

Cooper continued, "He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston and all of us at Playboy Enterprises."

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