Kendra Wilkinson. biography
Kendra Leigh Wilkinson was born on June 12th, 1985, in San Diego, California and first migrated toward the spotlight playing sports while attending Clairemont High School. After graduating in 2003, Kendra scored her first milestone when photographer Kim Riley sent her photo to Playboy creator Hugh Hefner in 2003.
After being hired to perform as a painted lady at Hefner’s 78th birthday party in 2004, Kendra took her first step toward stardom when the man of the hour asked her to be one of his girlfriends. Alongside his two other girlfriends Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison, she moved into the Playboy Mansion and officially started her career.
Kendra’s official big break came in the form of a reality series titled The Girls Next Door, which documented the lives of Hugh and his three girlfriends. Once the series premiered in August 2005 to a large audience, Kendra and her companions reached celebrity status.
Despite the show coming to an end in 2009, Kendra’s personality continued dominating the screen when she landed her own series Kendra (2009-2011), which recorded her life with NFL player Hank Baskett.
A string of appearances in several TV shows soon followed, including Dancing with the Stars (2011), Kendra on Top (2012), Celebrity Wife Swap (2013) and Splash (2013).
Aside from reality TV, Kendra has been featured in TV shows Las Vegas (2005), Entourage (2005), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2005) and General Hospital (2007) in addition to the parody flicks Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Scary MoVie (2013).
Kendra Wilkinson Husband, Boyfriend & Dating History Timeline
April 2004 - 2008
After meeting Hugh Hefner at his 78th birthday celebration, Kendra moved into his mansion alongside his other two girlfriends and starred in The Girls Next Door. Despite parting ways in 2008, they remained good friends.
November 2008 - June 2009
Kendra first acknowledged her relationship with NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett in an interview with Chelsea Handler in October 2008. The two tied the knot on June 27, 2009, at the Playboy Mansion and later welcomed their son Hank Baskett IV on December 11, 2009.