Crystal Hefner is reportedly dating an award-winning filmmaker she met online.
The 37-year-old former Playmate – who was married to Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner from 2012 until his death from sepsis brought on by an E.coli infection in 2017 aged 91 – is said to have started seeing Andrew D Corkin, 38, a production executive who has worked with Hollywood A-listers including Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde.
Her alleged new romance comes weeks after she was said to have had a brief fling with 23-year-old rising US tennis star Alexander Kotzen.
A close friend of Crystal’s told the Daily Mail about her apparent new boyfriend: “When Crystal met Andrew she was immediately smitten. Their chemistry was undeniable and they have been together ever since.
“They are constantly making each other laugh and smile, which is really important.
“Alex makes Crystal feel special and he has been incredibly supportive of her during the recent launch of her memoir.”
Crystal, who has just brought out her memoir ‘Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy’, recently told DailyMail.com: “I have met somebody who is wonderful, kind, caring, normal. It’s everything. It is a beautiful relationship.
“And he makes movies about badass women.”
Andrew is best known for working on ‘Pepsi, Where’s My Jet’, ‘A Vigilante’ starring Olivia Wilde and ‘Lakewood’, which featured Naomi Watts.
He also executive produced 2011’s ‘Marcy Martha May Marlene’ starring Elizabeth Olsen.
Crystal was pictured with tennis player Alexander in October, one month after she quietly split from her boyfriend of two years, 34-year-old actor Ryan Malaty.
A source told DailyMail.com at the time: “Crystal ended her relationship with Ryan last month.
“Ryan was just not it and it was very amicable. They had just grown in different directions and he was not the one.
“Alex is more like her sexy boytoy at the moment. She is not together with him. Crystal hasn’t been single since she met Hugh and is just having fun. No one is hating on her for it either. Go get it girl!”
Crystal says in her autobiography living at the Playboy Mansion was hell due to its mould infestation and said she was “never in love” with Hugh Hefner.