Kendra Wilkinson Baskett was very cool with the late Hugh Hefner. She spent five years of her life living in the Playboy Mansion, as one of Hefner’s girlfriends. She starred on reality shows such as The Girls Next Door, Kendra, and currently stars on the WE TV program Kendra on Top, alongside her husband, retired NFL player Henry “Hank” Baskett.
On Wednesday, Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91. Wilkinson honored Hef’s life by taking to Twitter, and venting to the world about the loss of her dear friend. She told her audience about how much the Playboy entrepreneur meant to her.
“No matter what mood I was in, he always made me smile. Always!!!” she wrote. “When we would stare at each other from across the room, like no one else was there. We made each other smile, from the heart…His shuffling feet walking by my door at noon. The time we were both just waking up.”
Hefner was reportedly very proud of Kendra, the day she told him about her engagement with the football star and man of her dreams. “The pride in his eyes when I told him I was marrying the man of my dreams.”
Mrs. Baskett appears to have all the love in the world for the late Hugh Hefner.
“He made me feel like the most special person on the planet while I made sure his hat was on sideways,” she said. “His heart was GOLD… I appreciate that I got spend those 5 years with him. Got the time to open my heart (and) understand who he really was. I always ask myself… how was I so lucky? Out of all the women and people in the world.”
Kendra had nothing but positive things to say about the person who helped her to rise to superstardom. She even gives the reason why her and “millions of women” loved Hugh Hefner.
“Hef just wanted to see beauty in the world. And his. That’s it!” she wrote. “There’s a reason millions of women LOVED Hef. He was a f—ing mensch.”
She ended her vent with the words, “Have a good day.”
Kendra reacted a bit differently to Hugh Hefner’s death Girls Next Door co-stars. Holly Madison still has yet to make a formal response about Hef’s death, while Bridget Marquardt also honored the man’s death, but with much fewer words.