Playboy heir Cooper Hefner marries Harry Potter star Scarlett Byrne

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Playboy heir Cooper Hefner marries Harry Potter star Scarlett Byrne

Hugh Hefner’s son Cooper has married British actress Scarlett Byrne.

The 28-year-old Playboy heir has officially tied the knot with the 29-year-old actress - who played Slytherin student Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter movies - at a registry office in Ventura, California.

The couple revealed the are now planning a wedding ceremony to celebrate their marriage with family and friends.

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Byrne, who posed nude for Playboy magazine in February 2017, wrote on Instagram: “Cooper and I are excited to share that we legally married. We are looking forward to planning our wedding in the coming months where we will celebrate further with our friends and family. 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.”

The couple kept their big day casual, with the Falling Skies actress wearing a simple white, fitted slip dress with lace detailing, while Hefner wore a suit and open-necked shirt. Byrne’s dress has a peplum waist which conceals her stomach.

Scarlett Byrne in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. (Warner Bros.)

Cooper tweeted: “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.”

The couple have been engaged since August 2015.

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Cooper is the youngest of the late Hugh Hefner’s four children. He has a brother Marston, who is just one year older than him, who the Playboy mogul fathered with second wife Kimberley Conrad.

He also has a half-sister Christie, 66, and 64-year-old half-brother David, who Hef had with his first wife Millie Williams.

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner and and his son Cooper Hefner in 2013 (Credit: Getty)

Cooper is a businessman and was previously the chief creative officer Playboy Enterprises. According to his Twitter account, is now CEO of Stag Daily, a company launching in 2020, promising to “arouse and inform”.

Hugh Hefner died in 2017 aged 91, leaving behind an estimated $50 million fortune and a business empire based around the Playboy brand.

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