updated 07/19/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/19/2011 AT 5:30 PM ET
Hugh Hefner says he was “okay” with Crystal Harris’s decision to back out of marrying him at the last minute. In fact, he considers it a blessing in disguise.
“Holly [Madison] suggested that I missed a bullet, and I think it’s probably true,” he told ET. “Quite frankly, I don’t know what I was thinking about. I think my natural state is single. I’ve tried marriage twice, not successfully. These were not the happiest times of my life.”
Even so, Hefner, 85, was confused when Harris, 25, dropped the bomb.