Kendra Wilkinson’s husband Hank Baskett caught with strippers

Kendra Wilkinson and her husband Hank are on the cover of Life & Style this week with a supposed story about how he got up close and personal with some professionals at a strip club. I question this report in light of the fact that Kendra’s book is out this week. It’s way too convenient for her to get a cover with a mild cheating scandal. This story normally wouldn’t even rate a sidebar on a cover, but Life & Style is running it front and center. The teaser article they sent us seems to reveal that there’s not much to this other than innuendo and the fact that Hank went to strip clubs twice while he was married.

Life & Style reveals exclusive details of Hank’s multiple nights out at strip clubs – once while Kendra was eight months pregnant

Life & Style can exclusively reveal that since learning about the existence of Kendra Wilkinson’s sex tape, her husband Hank Baskett has visited at least two strip clubs — once while his wife was eight months pregnant. An acquaintance of Hank’s, Carl Miller, tells Life & Style he accompanied Hank to Rick’s Cabaret in Houston on Nov. 28 and then to the King of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club in Miami in early February. Their first raunchy night out came on the eve of the Indianapolis Colts’ 35-27 victory against the Houston Texans.

“Hank went to the private VIP room with two girls,” Carl, Hank’s acquaintance, tells Life & Style. “Everyone knows what goes on in those rooms — I don’t need to spell out what happened.”

Kendra was at home and ready to pop during Hank’s first indiscretion, but his second dalliance happened right under her nose while in Miami for the Super Bowl in February. While Kendra was busy hosting a bash at Passion nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel and doing a bikini photo shoot, Life & Style has learned that Hank went to a Diddy-sponsored party at the King of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club that weekend. While his rep denies that Hank attended the strip-club soiree, others insist he was there. One King of Diamonds dancer, Dolce, says Hank didn’t mind the amenities (including more than 40 VIP rooms) at what’s touted as the “world’s biggest strip club.”

“It was real insane,” Dolce, King of Diamonds dancer, tells Life & Style. “There were like 400 girls up in here. And Hank was here for sure.”

“We had girls here from out of town who came specifically for that weekend because they knew they’d make bank,” a second King of Diamonds performer tells Life & Style. “You put some of these girls in that situation, and what do you think is going to happen? It’s not supposed to happen up in here — if they catch you, they’ll kick you out — but that’s what private VIP rooms are for.”

“Hank loves strippers and strip clubs,” Carl Miller tells Life & Style. “And he doesn’t see anything wrong with it.”

[From Life & Style, received via e-mail]

I would not want my husband going to strip clubs or getting lap dances, and if I found out about it we would have a problem. It’s flirting with danger, but it’s not as bad as cheating and some guys see it as blowing off steam. We don’t know what happened in the VIP room with the two strippers although it looks bad for Hank. I don’t watch Kendra’s reality show, but these two seem solid and they’ve weathered the whole “sex tape” storm (that Kendra cashed in on and then tried to act embarrassed about). Two visits to strip clubs when one is a big party potentially isn’t that big of a deal. Hank is a professional athlete and his buddies are probably bugging him to go to strip clubs all the time. Kendra worked as a stripper, though and she knows what goes on. She’ll probably talk to Hank and he’ll say it was nothing and they’ll work it out.

Kendra is busily promoting her book, Sliding into Home. She explained on The Today Show yesterday (video below) that she used the baseball metaphor because she finally felt like she was “home” after her rough past. MSNBC has an excerpt from the book in which Kendra explains that she fell for Hugh Hefner because he made her feel good about herself and gave her opportunities. That excerpt doesn’t include the part where she describes her first sex session with Hef and a line of other willing bunnies, as covered in Star Magazine last week. Kathy Lee mentioned on the Today Show that the book includes “graphic detail” of life at the mansion, and I’ll pick it up and cover it here if there are any more salacious scenes.

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July 06, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - KENDRA WILKINSON with husband HANK BASKETT signing her book, ''Sliding Into Home'' at Borders Columbus Circle in New York City on 07-06-2010.  2010..K65298HMc. © Red Carpet Pictures

July 06, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - KENDRA WILKINSON signing her book, ''Sliding Into Home'' at Borders Columbus Circle in New York City on 07-06-2010.  2010..K65298HMc. © Red Carpet Pictures

Kendra Wilkinson promotes her brand new book 'Sliding Into Home' at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle in New York City, NY on July 6, 2010  Fame Pictures, Inc

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  1. Sarah says:

    I don’t mind my husband going to strip clubs but he doesn’t like to go unless I go with him. I really don’t see Kendra as a person who minds if Hank goes to a strip club either. She shared an 80+ year old man with many other women! I mean come on now, this isn’t even a story.

  2. Tess says:

    Gee. This would just be so totally out of character for someone who marries Kendra Wilkinson.

  3. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I am a little tired of Kendra.

  4. Jen says:

    Ummm…considering his wife was (is?) a freakin’ Playboy Bunny, I really don’t think this warrants an actual story.

  5. Persistent Cat says:

    Can there be a moratorium on her? Please? There is no reason why she should be famous.

  6. RK says:

    UM. He MARRIED a stripper???

  7. Larissa says:

    This is yet again, another publicity stunt, now for her book! How unpredictable!

  8. Eileen Yover says:

    Sorry to burst L&S bubble but name an NBA player that DOESN’T like strip clubs or strippers?? I worked for a sports marketing company for 3 years-trust me I’ve seen it all! From the most “family oriented” and the nicest guys out there. Once you get them away from the family and cameras, its on. And I can’t say who I’ve seen like that due to contractual obligations, but there were many in every sport! Except Tony Hawk-he really is a top notch familyman all around nice guy.

  9. Eileen Yover says:

    PS CB: that close up pic of Kendra is cracking me up! lol

  10. guesty says:

    like kendra would even care!

  11. Team Bethenny says:

    In other news, dog bites man.

    Seriously, these two are bucking for entry into the Speidi camp. Please stop covering them.

  12. freckles says:

    I’ve seen a few episodes of their show here and there, and honestly she’s the kind of girl who would be all about him going to strip clubs and getting lap dances. And besides that, although not everyone is comfortable “allowing” their men to go to a strip club, no one could say that simply being inside of one can be considered cheating. Cmon now.

  13. Ogechi says:

    Go Kendra- Go Hank….One love!

  14. Ashley says:

    sounds like someone is trying to make more of a story than it realy is. Hank is soooo into Kendra, he wouldn’t cheat. So what if he goes to strip clubs anyway

  15. qb says:

    @Eileen Yover:

    One man , AC green. I can’t name another one. And it was hard because his teammates try to make him loose his virginity .

  16. denise says:

    Being an athlete and cheating come hand in hand. Not surprised.

  17. lucy2 says:

    Big shocker, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if she was floating this story out there for attention to sell her book. Gross.

  18. Tess says:

    @ lucy2

    very clever. you are probably right.

  19. Marjalane says:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    I get a kick out of posters who think a couple’s reality show persona is the same as their private lives.

  20. Mentok the Mind Taker says:

    So Skanky Chick who lives Skanky Life has Skanky Things happen.

    Must be a slow week in the Hollywood Cesspool.

    I never thought I’d miss Speidi, but the celebs are really slackin’ lately. We need more depravity! WTH is Miley??

  21. Kait says:

    This is such a non story. I really doubt Kendra is going to care if Hank visits strip clubs, especially when she was pregnant. If my husband wanted to go to a strip club I wouldn’t care – it’s just sex. He’s still coming home to me and I’m still his best friend. As long as everything is honest (and I’m willing to bet Kendra knew about this) and they are okay with it, who cares?

  22. zen says:

    just another publicity stunt to sell her book or boost ratings. Her show must really be going in the tank with all these ‘alleged scandals’ coming about.
    gah, Im so sick of this talentless thing.

  23. kelbear says:

    @Sarah I agree completely, and my husband is the same he really only likes to go if I go with him, it’s kinda more fun that way.

  24. Feebee says:

    Why go out for hamburger when you have hamburger at home?

    I agree with many… husband going to a strip club no big deal and I don’t think Kendra would think much of it either.

  25. gimmieabreak says:

    Kendra, Hank, Hef…snnoooorrre!

  26. Shi-gatsu says:

    Saw it coming. And I’m tired of Kendra too.

  27. heb says:

    I’m sure they’re fine. Hank is a real class act.

  28. Isa says:

    I wouldn’t want my husband to go to a strip club, but I’m kind of the jealous type. I wouldn’t mind going with him but he thinks it’s a waste of money (that we don’t have.) Plus we’d have to drive 3+ hours to find a good one!

    I don’t think Kendra cares too much. I did see an episode where she had just had the baby (or maybe she ws still pregnant) and she felt insecure around her playmate friends.
    Going to a strip club is something they may argue about, but wouldn’t split up over. It’s a non-story to push her book.

  29. mk says:

    kendra’s a pig so I’m sure she does not mind

  30. The Bobster says:

    Strip clubs are just that, strip clubs. You pay to look but most touching is out of bounds.

    VIP rooms, OTOH, are whorehouses. I don’t know any woman who would be comfortable with her husband patronizing one of those places.

  31. Persistent Cat says:

    Of course Kendra cares. She knows damn well what the strippers do.

  32. Cinderella says:

    Kendra strikes me as one who wouldn’t mind as long as she was in on the action, too.

  33. Beth says:

    Does L&S know who Kendra is? The only reason Kendra would be mad is that Hank didn’t invite her. I guess it’s just me but I don’t understand how going to a stripclub means cheating. I really doubt this story because I find it hard to believe that people actually know who Hank is by sight. He’s not a big name sports star and Kendra is the one who gets all of the media attention.

  34. abby says:

    Those pics of Kendra remind me of Debra LeFavre (?), the teacher from Florida who slept with a student, and was “too pretty” for jail.

  35. LS says:

    Isn’t Kendra being upset with Hank’s passion for strippers calling the kettle black? Goodness gracious, he married a sex whore/stripper! This ain’t news. P.S. With the others here who are tired of this talentless airhead.