When Crystal Hefner was 21 years old, she moved into the Playboy mansion to live with 81-year-old Hugh Hefner. Two years later, she attempted to escape.
In her new memoir Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself, Crystal goes into explicit detail about what life was like within the walls of the Playboy mansion with Hugh.
For a decade, Crystal and Hugh's relationship dominated tabloid headlines with constant speculation about what their lives looked like behind the closed doors of the mansion. For years, Playboy enthusiasts were left without answers to two big questions about the infamous couple.
1. Why did Crystal leave the mansion?
And 2. Why did she go back?
We now have answers to both.
Watch: Holly Madison talking about the Playboy Mansion in 2018.
Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1949 with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, who we later found out was never compensated for her work. The success of the shock-inducing magazine covers allowed Hugh to expand the Playboy brand into clubs, fashion, and his infamous Playboy Mansion, which was known for its wild parties. It also acted as a home to many women, all of whom were girlfriends to Hugh.