Hugh Hefner thinks Crystal took him for a "pretty nice ride"
The 85-year-old Playboy boss - who was jilted by the 25-year-old model less than a week before their planned wedding in June - doesn`t think the blonde beauty was "faking" her feelings for him, as he never saw the couple`s split coming
He said: "I didn`t see it coming. I truly didn`t see it coming.
"I think an argument could be made that she took me for a ride, but I must say, quite frankly, it was a pretty nice ride. If she was faking it, she did it very well."
However, the magazine mogul admits their marriage may not have even worked out, as he wasn`t able to commit to former girlfriend Holly Madison.
Speaking on CNN`s `Piers Morgan Tonight`, he added: "Where was my head? I made the commitment, quite frankly, because in a previous relationship with Holly, I had not been there in the way she wanted me to be and I just wanted to do whatever would make the relationship work with Crystal."
However, High - who has been married twice - concedes he "screwed up" during his romance with Holly.
In an episode of `Runaway Bride`, a reality show intended to cover the wedding of Hugh and Crystal, he tells Holly: "If you`re looking for an explanation about Crystal, I don`t have a clue. I don`t really feel bitterness. I never thought I`d get married again. I wasn`t planning it.
"I think I screwed up with us."