He received a degree in biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego , and went on to found several biotechnology companies before retiring at the age of Patti and Eric married on November 5, They divorced on March 25, , when Kendra was eight years old. Her grandmother, Gloria Wilkinson, died in December Playboy and The Girls Next Door Baskett met Hugh Hefner at his 78th birthday party in April , where she was hired to be one of the "painted girls"  women who are nude except for painted-on accessories.
Hefner had seen a photo of her shot by Kim Riley, on a fax machine at the Playboy Mansion and wanted to know who she was. Shortly after they met, Hefner asked Wilkinson to be one of his girlfriends, and he moved her into the Playboy Mansion  In a interview, Wilkinson explained, "I was like, 'Hell yeah, I'm here!
I was praying for anything to get me out of there. I moved in and weeks went by and I didn't know that sex was involved. I knew nothing about Playboy, I'd just graduated high school. Wilkinson, Holly Madison , and Bridget Marquardt. She moved out of the Playboy Mansion in after meeting her future husband, Hank Baskett ,  and filmed her own spin-off reality show for E!
The first season was about her living on her own and planning her wedding. She also appeared in Akon 's music video " Smack That ". While on the set of the video, Eminem poured a bottle of water on her head, though the two later reconciled.
In , she appeared in Nickelback 's music video of " Rockstar ", along with Madison and Marquardt. They also had a cameo role in the film Scary Movie 4. Baskett's stated career goal is to become a massage therapist or sports announcer. Wilkinson has described Olive Garden's cuisine as "my soul food. In fact, the company was reported as viewing Baskett's endorsements with "mixed feelings," and something on which it was reluctant to comment since the restaurant emphasizes its family-friendly nature.
Online announced Wilkinson and Baskett were engaged, after he proposed the previous Saturday at the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington.
They reside in Calabasas, California. News that Hefner will be the child's godfather. She attributed her depression to moving to Indianapolis where her husband played so soon after Hank IV's birth and feeling isolated.
The show was not renewed for a fourth season. In she published a memoir, Sliding Into Home. She was eliminated in the seventh week, on May 3, Kendra launched her personal website KendraWilkinson. The digital community offers space for Kendra to answer all her fans questions, and connect with each other while talking about family, friends and laughter.
True Hollywood Story premiered on E! During the hour-long episode, she discussed her rocky road to stardom. In May , a video recording of Wilkinson having sex with a then-unidentified man surfaced.
The recording was acquired by Vivid Entertainment , who planned to distribute the tape as Kendra Exposed.
Wilkinson contested the release and threatened to sue should it be released. Kendra on Top After parting ways with E! It premiered June 5, On April 20, , she was involved with another vehicle in an automobile accident on a California freeway. Her injuries included having a minor hemorrhagic stroke.
Get Me Out of Here! On April 3, , Kendra announced on the Instagram social media account that she is going to divorce Hank Baskett.