Girls Gone Wild Honcho: How Khloe Kardashian Inspired Me to Marry

Celebrity Body Aug. 25, 2010 AT 3:35PM
Girls Gone Wild Honcho: How Khloe Kardashian Inspired Me to Marry Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com

Guy gone mild!

Video entrepreneur Joe Francis made his fortune -- and some controversy -- with the racy Girls Gone Wild DVD series. But nowadays, he's settled down with fiancee Christina McLarty, to whom he proposed in June.

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His inspiration to become a married man: good pals Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom. "Khloe and Lamar make an amazing couple," Francis, 37, tells UsMagazine.com of the couple, who celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary Sept. 27. "You see their energy together is real and true love." he adds.

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"Just spending time with [Khloe and Lamar] is full of happiness and laughter," Francis tells Us of the smitten pair. "My fiancee and I are the best of friends, just like Khloe and Lamar, and the next step for us to go down the aisle is only natural!"

Upon hearing of Francis' engagement, happy wife Khloe, 26, texted her friend a congrats text. The message: "U will love marriage!"

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Read more about Khloe and Lamar's sweet married life together -- Lamar tells Us "she is everything I have ever wanted" -- in the new Us Weekly, out now. 

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