Hugh Hefner is going to walk Kendra Wilkinson down the aisle

Who says chivalry is dead? Hugh Hefner is good to his ladies, even when they’re his very recent exes. Hef had the honor of officially announcing ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson’s engagement to Hank Baskett on Thursday. Hef and Kendra must be on pretty great terms – not only did he make the official proclamation, but the ceremony is going to be held at the Playboy Mansion. And to top it all off, Hef is walking Kendra down the aisle!

Kendra Wilkinson of The Girls Next Door is engaged to football star Hank Baskett, according to her ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner, who plans to give her away at a ceremony at the Playboy Mansion.

“[She] has met someone who she would like to spend the rest of her life with,” Hefner said in a statement on Thursday.

The Playboy mogul says Baskett, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, proposed to Wilkinson on Saturday.

“I have given her my blessing and will be giving her away at a very special wedding ceremony at the Playboy Mansion this coming June,” the statement adds.

[From People]

Wow, doesn’t this just reek of a made for T.V. wedding ceremony? All three of Hef’s now ex-girlfriends are still contracted to the show this season, and a June wedding sounds like the perfect finale. E! reported that Baskett proposed to Kendra in front of both their families, which at the time (due to their phrasing) I assumed included her father. However it possibly didn’t – according to Wikipedia, he left her family when she was four. Perhaps they’re not close, and that’s why Hef’s giving her away. Or perhaps it would make for stunning ratings to have her grandfather-aged former boyfriend pass her off to another man.

Holly Madison also says she expects to be a bridesmaid. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen, ratings be damned.

Header of Kendra with Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison, and Bridget Marquardt celebrating Hef’s 80th birthday in England on May 23, 2006. I seriously had to go back two and a half years to find one single picture of Kendra standing next to Hef – she always positions herself as far away from him as possible. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Thais says:


  2. Megan says:

    She’s being walked down the aisle by an old guy that she slept with. Class.

  3. mollination says:

    I don’t think she positions herself away from him, I think Holly does that for her. Secondly, critics be damned, I think they all have very healthy friendships. I really don’t think Kendra ever had a “relationship” with Hef, it’s different than that. He’s very paternal and sweet with them. Strange as that may sound.

    And coming from a position of not having a father myself, I think it’s extraordinarily sweet of him to give her away. I actually kind of choke up thinking about it.

  4. devilgirl says:

    What they meant to say is that Hugh Hefner will be using a “walker” down the aisle at Kendra’s wedding.

  5. Annie says:

    I may have thrown up a little in my throat.

    That’s so ODD.

    Traditionally it’s the father.

    And you know, going with that, if not her father, her mother should then. And we know that woman would do it in a heartbeat.

  6. Kevin says:

    Being walked down the aisle by your pimp?

  7. pippen9 says:

    I hope you can believe theres a bit of friskiness if you’ve ever listened to them talk. 😆

  8. snappyfish says:

    I remember hearing there was to be a wedding in the next season. Maybe this was the one they were speaking of. I would hate to think they would exploit their wedding for girls next door ratings

    On the other hand, if it is at the mansion I guess Daddy Warbucks can buy the rights and foot the bills.

    Very odd ducks.

  9. xiaoecho says:

    Kevin said it best

  10. RaraAvis says:

    I’m sure her father will be proud to step aside for Hef – the man who made her what she is today. (That would be a whore.)

  11. Anon says:

    She always seemed like she had a purely business relationship with Hef, so I don’t think this is particularly weird. Holly seems to have had genuine feelings for him, so it makes perfect sense that she finds it a lot harder.

  12. Kylie says:

    I LOVED that show but now I realise it was all FAKE! 🙄 All of their relationships were fake. 🙄 I do beleive Holly and Hef’s relationship was real for a time there but in the end it was all for “the show”.
    Good luck to Kendra, I truely hope she is happy in her new life.

  13. Jeanne says:

    Sure, but does Hef really need to come on their honeymoon. That’s a little too much.