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The Jewelry Insider

March 7, 2009

This Girl Next Door may have left the Playboy mansion, but she’s certainly sporting a nice parting gift. Namely, a 2.25 diamond engagement ring from fiancé, Hank Baskett.

The Philadelphia Eagles star, spent weeks shopping for the perfect ring for his bride-to-be.

“I wanted something unique just like Kendra,” he told Celebuzz. “I wanted to get something she hadn’t seen anywhere.”

That could have been a tall order considering Kendra’s Playboy past, but Baskett worked with local jeweler, Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers, to hone in on the princess cut sparkler – that is also surrounded by 60 smaller diamonds to give it shimmer from all angles.

You have to like a guy who thinks these things through.

Baskett admits he was nervous before popping the question last November,

“I honestly felt this was the one. But there was still a lot of nerves,” he says. “Like my god, I hope she likes this.”

Wilkinson, 23, says she never gave Baskett any advice about what kind of bling she’d like.

“I had nothing to do with [the ring selection],” Wilkinson says. “I didn’t even know he was proposing.”

But you can tell by the way she flashes that ring finger that Baskett hit the ball out of the park on this one. (Or some other sports-related metaphor).

The two plan to wed at – where else? – the Playboy Mansion on June 27th.

The Jewelry Insider

November 7, 2008

Sporty “Girl Next Door” and former Hugh Hefner girlfriend, Kendra Wilkinson, announced her engagement to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Hank Baskett, this week. And how does her famous ex feel about it? He not only gave them his blessing, he is hosting their wedding at the Playboy Mansion in June! What a guy.

“Kendra Wilkinson has met someone who she would like to spend the rest of her life with,” Hefner told Us Magazine. “He popped the question last Saturday.”

The romantic pigskin player proposed in Seattle at the Space Needle, when both of their families were present. How sweet is that? Engagement ring details are still unknown, but you can bet I’ll be on the lookout.

Meanwhile, Hefner’s other ex, Holly Madison (from whom he split in October), continues to heat it up with illusionist, Criss Angel. Who gives me the creeps, quite frankly.

The pair locked lips and held hands at the premiere of “Criss Angel Believe by Cirque Du Soleil” on Halloween night in Las Vegas.

And don’t worry about Hefner, 82: He has already moved on with 19-year-old twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon. Again. The creeps.

“I mean, Hef will always be Hef,” Wilkinson told Us. “You can never change him. Hef will keep going on. He’ll keep loving women, keep loving the big boobs and blondes.”

Speaking of – Kendra, Holly and their third muskateer, Bridgette, are all on board to shoot a new season of Girls Next Door for E! The fifth season of the hit show began airing in early October.