Putting it all on the table! Kendra Wilkinson opened up about her return to reality TV — and why she’s sharing her dating life and new career so publicly.
“The start of my show and the start of filming was [also] the start of my new … journey,” the 36-year-old star exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, November 9, while promoting her new show Kendra Sells Hollywood. “Everything just started all at once, including the decision to start dating. It just kinda happened.”
The Girls Next Door alum revealed she “never” planned to date while filming the upcoming Discovery+ series — but that changed when her self-esteem returned.
“I needed to do some healing,” she explained, adding that once shooting started everything changed. “When those cameras turned on — and I was ready to start my new career — all my confidence just came back all at once. I don’t know what happened. It wasn’t ego. It was confidence.”
The Sliding Into Home author recalled feeling “natural” on camera, so much so that she was genuinely caught off guard when a planned meal turned into something romantic.
“I found myself at this business dinner and then I was like, ‘Wait, what is this? Is [this] a business dinner, or is this a date?’ I can’t tell. And he’s like, ‘Well, what do you want it to be?’” Wilkinson told Us of the show’s ability to blur the lines between her work and personal life. “And this is all on camera. I swear to God, I went red. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God.’ You see me die of embarrassment.”
The TV personality revealed that fans will see a “a lot of new first steps” in her new life. “I’m now just witnessing it too,” she added. “It’s all real. All new. All authentic again. Hopefully I do get to, you know, unfold this new journey and meet someone and love someone and marry someone.”
Wilkinson, who was married to Hank Baskett from 2009 to 2018, noted that she “definitely” wants to tie the knot again in the future. “I love to be married. I would marry again for sure,” she told Us.
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