Talk about a blast from the past! Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett returned to the Playboy Mansion over the weekend to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner, who she starred with on E!’s hit reality series “Girls Next Door,” which premiered in 2005.
But Wilkinson-Baskett didn’t pay the iconic playboy a visit alone. Instead, the 30-year-old “Kendra on Top” star brought her entire family to hang out with the business mogul and his current wife Crystal Harris, who the 89-year-old self-made millionaire married in December 2012.
“We went up to the mansion tonight to Visit Hef and Crystal. Was an amazing night catching up with everyone. #oldstompinggrounds #family,” she captioned the picture of herself posing with her 5-year-old son Hank IV, husband Hank Baskett, Hefner, 17-month-old daughter Alijah and Harris on Saturday.
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Wilkinson-Baskett first met Hefner when she attended his 78th birthday party in April 2004 as one of his “painted girls,” the reality star previously revealed to the Today Show in 2010. Shortly after their introduction, Hefner asked her to be his girlfriend.
“I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but something just felt right about it,” the television personality explained of why she accepted his proposal. “Hef didn’t offer me money or tell me he was going to make me a star. He didn’t say anything, because truthfully that wasn’t the deal. He wasn’t trying to offer me anything other than him (and maybe a pretty cool home).”
Wilkinson-Baskett lived in the Playboy Mansion, along with Hefner’s other girlfriends, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, until 2009, which is when she met Baskett, a professional football player. After six months of dating, the athlete proposed. The two got married in June 2009 at the Playboy Mansion.
Since getting married, the couple has experienced their fair share of drama. In 2014, it was rumored that the 33-year-old former NFL star had an affair with a transsexual model named Ava Sabrina London, according to People magazine. However, Wilkinson-Baskett dished to Us Weekly in September that the scandal didn’t end their relationship. Instead, it allowed the two to discuss their issues and helped them build a stronger connection with one another.
“Marriage is a lifetime of ups and downs,” she explained. “And Hank and I welcome the challenges that will continue to help us recommit our lives to each other and look forward to growing as partners for years to come.”