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Joe Francis is marrying Christina McLarty

Tbd-joefrancis070510 Smut peddler and notorious womanizer Joe Francis has finally decided to settle down. And no, it wasn't some girl he met while shooting a Girls Gone Wild video.

The 37-year-old proposed to L.A. CBS News entertainment reporter Christina McLarty while on vacation in St. Tropez, the New York Post reports. They've been dating on and off for the last four years. Joe better mind his Ps and Qs: she's the niece of Bill Clinton's former White House chief of staff Mack McLarty, so Francis could conceivably be disappeared if her really screws up. It's not going to be a traditional wedding, though.

"We have chosen to have a civil domestic partnership because we don't believe it's appropriate to be married until our gay and lesbian friends are afforded the same rights as us to legally marry in the United States," Francis told the Post. How noble. The ceremony is planned for September at Joe's beachfront estate in Punta Mita, Mexico.

"The weekend will be fun, luxurious and filled with lots of surprises," Joe said, ever the salesman. He noted his Bel Air neighbor, Quincy Jones, will be the best man. "This will be a nontraditional celebration of love, family and friends." What, like drunken college guys sitting around a dorm room watching one of Joe's videos?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:46am]

    

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