Kendra Wilkinson Feared Hugh Hefner’s Wrath Over Memoir
Kendra Wilkinson’s foray into the world of authorship wasn’t without its hazards.
In her new memoir, Sliding Into Home, the former Girls Next Door girl spares no detail, particularly when it comes to her romantic relationship with octogenarian Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. And, as might be expected, Wilkinson wondered if she might catch heat from the pajama-clad nudie-mag pioneer.
In an exclusive interview with OK! Magazine, Wilkinson admits,
“I didn’t want to offend Hef, and that was probably the hardest part because I wanted to tell my honest thoughts, what was going through my mind at the time, and I didn’t want to lie about anything…Hef and I are like best friends, we’re all great friends now. I wanted to be honest. I could’ve easily said everything was great, flowers, roses, the whole bit—but I wanted to really be real with what was going through my mind at the time.”
So how did Hefner react to Wilkinson’s no-holds-barred public airing of their private life together? The newly minted authoress recalls,
“I was really worried that Hef would be mad at me, but he read it himself, and he emailed me and said, ‘I’m very proud of you. You actually told the truth. You didn’t write this book out of anger or jealousy. You wrote this book because it’s your story.’”
Of course, now the rest of us are left to grapple with the mental image of an 84-year-old man’s intimate relations. Maybe we’re the ones who should be worried?
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