With a life that may appear more like a fairytale than reality, Kendra Wilkinson Baskett’s journey has taken her from the luxury of the Playboy Mansion to the busy life of a wife, mother, businesswoman and international celebrity.
Wilkinson got her start on one of E! Entertainment’s highest rated television shows, “The Girls Next Door.” She co-starred on the reality hit for 5 seasons until 2009 when Wilkinson closed that chapter in her life and opened a new one. That year she got married to NFL football player Hank Baskett, welcomed the birth of their son Hank IV, and debuted her show, “Kendra.” In 2012, Kendra joined the WEtv family with her hit show, “Kendra On Top.” She’s also shared her unique outlook on life on “Celebrity Wife Swap” (which garnered the highest rated premiere in the franchise’s history) and ABC’s reality diving competition show, “SPLASH.”
In addition to her numerous magazines covers, music videos and movie appearances, Kendra was a popular cast member of the ABC hit show “Dancing with the Stars” where she performed with professional dance partner Louis Van Amstel. Kendra’s first book, Sliding into Home, debuted at number four on the New York Times bestseller list in 2010. Her follow-up, Being Kendra, also became a bestseller when it was released the following year.
Wilkinson, 27, is a self-described tomboy and avid sports fan who loves watching boxing and rooting for her favorite football team, the San Diego Chargers. When she isn’t working out and spending time with her husband and son, Kendra likes to hang at home with her two dogs, a Corgi named “Raskal” and “Martini,” a Jack Russell Terrier.