Hugh Hefner Defends Rebound With New Girlfriend Shera Bechard

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Another day, another blonde!

After Hugh Hefner announced that Shera Bechard was his "new girlfriend" on Monday, the backlash began almost immediately. But the 85-year-old Playboy mogul fought back on Twitter, explaining that "a new girlfriend is the only logical response to heartbreak." 

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When one fan asked Hefner if Crystal Harris left him because she sensed he liked Bechard, he clarified that "the interest in Shera came after the stunner from Crystal."

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"It kind of shows you really treat women as nothing when you get a new girlfriend just days after you and Crystal broke up," one follower said. But Hefner snapped back, asking, "What's your remedy for a broken heart?"

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Hefner was understandably bitter when Harris, 25, broke things off just five days before their June 18 wedding. "How can I feel badly about dealing with what has been a truly devastating experience?" he asked, responding to a fan questioning his motives for moving so quickly from Harris. "I'm grateful for the support."

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