She used to be one of Hef’s girls, the less refined of a trio of beauties living in the Playboy mansion. But Kendra Wilkinson has moved on to bigger and better things, marrying NFL player Hank Baskett and having a baby.
In the new season premiere of her E! show Sunday night, Kendra proves endearing and relatable. Sure, when she complains she’s wearing a post-baby size 26 waist jeans instead of her normal size 23 most women will hardly find that enormous. But it’s the struggle that’s relatable.
And as she deals with her post-pregnancy body, Kendra finds herself desperately wanting to feel sexy again, but dealing with the realities of her new son spitting up on her during a feeding.
Baskett, a receive who ended the season with the Indianapolis Colts, comes off as mellow and truly a nice guy. The show lags a bit when the couple’s friends Nalani and Aaron Francisco. Come over for dinner and a visit but the episode stays true to its theme of Kendra wanting her man to want her and worrying she’s no longer attractive.
Probably the best moment is in the beginning of the show when she wears a blue space-age suit designed to make her sweat and Hank tells her she looks good, without looking up from the video game he’s playing.
Eventually Hank and Kendra get their Date Night (the name of the episode) and take a horse and carriage ride before dining in a restaurant where they gorge themselves on humongous steaks!
Kendra makes it clear what’s on her mind when she leans over during the meal and tells Hank she’s not wearing underwear.
“Check please,” he says in a somewhat predictable but still humorous moment.
Lately Kendra has been talking about having her breasts reduced, so her body issues clearly have continued since the show started filming. And Hank’s career seems tenuous. Most NFL junkies can tell you he botched the onside kick in the Super Bowl that gave New Orleans a key possession on the way to their victory.
So whatever happens with Hank in the NFL it looks like Kendra has found a way to reinvent herself and the family won’t have to worry about a paycheck.