Kendra Wilkinson just turned 30 years old. Episodes of Marriage Boot Camp, the reality TV show she and her husband Hank Baskett star in, continue to air in a weird time vortex of voyeurism. Show watchers already know that Kendra and Hank have worked out their differences, but they watch the couple go through all the therapeutic differences and episodic cliffhangers just the same.
But a blast from Kendra Wilkinson’s past hit her this week, just as her birthday came whizzing by. Holly Madison released a tell-all memoir.
Holly Madison’s is book called Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny. It details the time she spent in the Playboy Mansion as one of Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends. The other two were Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt.
Madison’s recollections are not kind to Kendra Wilkinson. In one excerpt, Madison describes Kendra as frustrated and clueless.
“Despite my attempts to befriend Kendra, she continued to push me away. Hungry from her own ‘team,’ Kendra desperately tried to make each new Playmate who arrived at the mansion her friend—and her friend alone… At 19 years old, Kendra was stuck with a 9 p.m. curfew, a 78-year-old boyfriend, and a stricter set of rules than she had ever had at home. And now, adding insult to injury, she was finally realizing that she wasn’t as special as Hef made her believe. She was just another blond girlfriend — and life at the mansion wasn’t all she imagined it to be.”
According to the book, after their time at the Playboy Mansion was over, there was no love lost between Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison. In fact, their only exchange was pretty vicious. Madison says of Wilkinson:
“Kendra had apparently given an interview to a tabloid explaining that she wasn’t friends with either [myself or Bridget Marquardt] as if she were somehow better than everyone else… Of course I wasn’t going to stoop to her level and address this only on social media, so I decided to text her how I truly felt: that she was a coward and that she tried to act like the ‘real’ girl on TV, but she’s the fakest person I’ve ever met — and that if she had a problem with me, she should have confronted me like an adult instead of just going silent.”
Madison says Kendra Wilkinson responded with:
“WHO ARE YOU???? I DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU! WE WERE NEVER FRIENDS. IT WAS ALL JUST WORK.”
“After that, I deleted her number from my phone,” Madison says. “Kendra and I haven’t spoken since, and I have to say, I don’t miss her.”
I find it very funny that my 79 year old Mamaw loves @KendraWilkinson, cause she don't like anybody!
— Suanne (@Mrs_Bartley2014) June 9, 2015
Now that she is 30 years old, Kendra Wilkinson seems to be looking back on her life. She has had a lot of difficulties in her marriage, which explains the Marriage Boot Camp situation. On her birthday, Kendra posted to Instagram, saying:
“I’m never looking back and I’m going to enter the next 10 years with my head up high, forgiveness in my heart and domination in my eyes. LOL….Goodbye 20s and HELLO 30s!!!!!! My 20s were just a warm up…”
When she speaks of forgiveness, was she referring to Hank Baskett’s past infidelity? Or might she be talking about the more current Holly Madison book? She hasn’t yet said anything overt about the book, but she’s surely heard about it.
Meanwhile, Bridget Marquardt has spoken up, saying, “I like Holly and I’m friends with her. I’m happy for her that she wrote the book.”
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) June 12, 2015