Media Courtesy of Cooper Hefner Twitter
Scarlett Byrne (@ScarleyByrne)
who played Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter
films and whom many of you will remember from LeakyCon ’11 Orlando (@LeakyCon
) and LeakyCon '13 Portland, is proud to announce her new beau, Cooper Hefner! In case you're wondering whether Cooper is one of the
Hefners, the answer is yes.
Cooper is Playboy
creator and mogul Hugh Hefner's son; his mother is 1989 Playmate of the Year
, Kimberley Conrad. In 2012, Hef announced that Cooper would begin the process of taking over as the new
public face for Playboy
. Byrne’s relationship shift, along with her new role on TNT's Falling Skies
, puts forth a stark
contrast to the young lady who used to do work for a series aimed at children, as Playboy
and other pornography is most certainly only
aimed at adults and remains morally controversial in the minds of many. Additionally, Playboy
is notoriously misogynistic, a value system that is quite contrary to the major themes at play in both the Potter
So, what have Scarlett and Cooper been up to? Most recently, Cooper brought Scarlett home to the Playboy Mansion to share Thanksgiving dinner with his dear old dad. (See pics below from @cooperhefner
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She also spent Halloween carving pumpkins and celebrating at the Playboy Mansion as well.
Photo courtesy of Cooper Hefner Twitter
Many fans are undoubtedly wondering, will Scarlett's role eventually change from Playboy girlfriend to Playboy Playmate? Only time will tell.
PopWrapped reached out to LeakyCon co-owner and public face Melissa Anelli (@MelissaAnelli
) for comment on Scarlett and Cooper, but Anelli has yet to comment as of this writing. As a close personal friend of Byrne's, and as a known champion against misogyny, we're sure Anelli has an opinion about the relationship. What exactly that is, remains a mystery, at least for now.
What do YOU think of the pairing? Do you think it’s appropriate for Byrne to be making future appearances at events aimed at children and young adults, such as LeakyCon, or do you think she’s gone too far into the adult realm to be suited for such events?