Kendra Wilkinson Heading East for Baby and Husband

07/24/2009 at 03:30 PM ET
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So long Hollywood, hello Philadelphia! Kendra Wilkinson reveals in a new interview with E! that she’ll soon be trading in the glitz and glamour of Southern California for a lower-key life in the City of Brotherly Love.

“I need to get away and hibernate for a little and be a protective mama,” the reality star — currently expecting her first child with husband (and Philadelphia Eagle!) Hank Baskett — explained. “I like the energy there. They leave me alone. I feel way more private [in Philly] than here, and that’s what I need.”

Although the couple eventually intend to settle on the West Coast, Kendra said she’s looking forward to delivering her winter baby in snowy surroundings. She adds,

“That’s where a real Christmas is. I want to have a real Christmas baby in a real Christmas place.”

Baby-to-be is “a kicker,” Kendra says, and the couple are anxious to learn whether her intuition is correct at their anatomy ultrasound in the coming weeks. For now, Kendra is focusing on having a happy and healthy pregnancy; To that end, she’s not worrying about the baby weight — which she predicts “will go away very fast.” Sharing that she is craving Japanese cuisine like teriyaki chicken, rice, soy sauce and ginger salad, she adds,

“If I gain weight and that’s what it takes to make my baby healthy, that’s what has to happen.”

The fears she earlier expressed about delivering her baby-on-the-way have eased, with Kendra noting that “it’s only a little bit of pain for a lifetime of happiness.” That’s not all that’s changed, however! Kendra says that the stripper pole mounted in her home will soon be making an exit. “Not forever, but for a while,” she explained with a laugh. “It will be hung up in the closet.”

Source: E!

— Missy

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Mina on

“If I gain weight and that’s what it takes to make my baby healthy, that’s what has to happen.”

I have more respect for Kendra after reading that. I’m so sick of celeb moms dieting 5 seconds after they give birth. Why cant they be a happy mom & not care about how they look? Maybe I dont understand because I havent had children yet but I just think it’s a mix up of priorities to say “OMG! I cant wait to lose weight” instead of “I’m so happy I have my baby with me now”.

Jessica on

I live in Pennsylvania, about an hour away from Philly, she’s gonna love it here! I delivered my daughter on Christmas Eve last year and we had lots of snow-in fact the Dr. almost didn’t make it because of a snow storm!

JO on

So sick of these 2. They are just ridiculous. “I’m such a wholesome Mom, I’m going to take my stripper pole down.” Get a clue.

Rose on

LOL at this quote:
“They leave me alone. I feel way more private [in Philly] than here, and that’s what I need”

Maybe stop talking to the press about every little thing if you want some privacy.

Tiffany on

Good for them! I have to admit after watching Girls Next Door, I thought Kendra was a total ditzy bimbo, but like Nicole Richie, I think motherhood has matured her and I think she will end up being a great mom.

brannon on

I love kendra posts.

Lola Marie on

Me too brannon🙂

I’m loving the way she seems to be maturing. Its nice to see a person that is self-absorbed “flip the switch” so to speak. I hope it lasts! I’m hoping she’ll be the next Nicole Richie.

Zee on

Yep, she’s maturing fast and that’s a good thing. And getting out of Hollywood land with the paparazzi dogging her every step will be good for her. Live a normal life for a change Kendra I think you will enjoy it. Hank seems like a level-headed guy so that helps a lot I’m sure.

Ellen on

BYE BYE! Don’t come back now ya’ hear.

daniela on

LOL! @ Ellen! That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day!

laura on

IF i gain weight??????

Elzbieta on

I feel like this is gonna be a long pregnancy for us cbb readers.

Mallory on

I don’t understand why people are leaving such snarky mean comments on every Kendra post. I think she is a nice girl and I am glad she is making such level-headed, mature comments regarding her pregnancy. So she was on “Girls Next Door,” who cares? It does not mean she will not be a wonderful mother. I think she’s getting her priorites straight and that Hank seems like a good choice for a husband.

All the best to you Kendra! Don’t listen to the haters.

L on

LOL @ these haters…what can ya do….love it & them!!!

Nicki on

I’m just outside the city… welcome to Philly Kendra!

Liliana on

If you’re sick of her already, skip the post. I, for one, am sick of reading 500 comments geared towards her “immaturity” or her so-called “life as a porn star”.

Becky on

u enjoy every thing girl!! It goes by so fast, Just go with life, your new husband and baby-2-b!! :):)

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

Anna on

If she needs privacy she should stop talking to the press and doing reality TV! I don’t even know who she is and most photos are photos she posed for, I haven’t seen that many pap photos.

Mia on

I guess this answers my question in the last post! About if they were going to move to the East Coast when HB gets back into the season. I figured they would get a place around NYC since Philly is a short commute (2 hours or so), but that’s cute that they will be right in the area of Philly🙂 I love the winter/snow, its my favorite season, and if you’re going to do it right, be in the Northeast, or at least an area where it has full seasons/and snow, unlike really warm places like CA, FL, and TX.etc, that almost never get snow.

CelebBabyLover on

Kendra never said she’s demanding more private, just that she FEELS more private in Philly.🙂

CelebBabyLover on

JO- Would you rather she leave the pole up?

Amanda on

I just don’t understand why people that don’t like her or are ‘sick of her’ even bother taking their time to open a post and leave a comment. Must like her more than you are letting on and just want to pick a fight because if there’s a celeb I don’t like I don’t even waste my time opening a post about them.
I for one like reading about Kendra. She’s due just before me and has a lot of the same symptoms/cravings as me.

wilson on

I am happy for her. I watched the girls next door and I watch her me show. I wish her and Hank the best of luck. I think they will be great parents. Who cares if she talks about her stripper pole,if you people don;t like her stay away and let us who do write the comments.

janie on

Why does this woman have to be in the media every single day?

She is a nobody! What is she famous for?

If she needs to be a “protective mother” than she needs to stay out of the media and stop giving interviews. Get a clue Kendra!

Bb on

love her, can’t wait to see their baby!

janine on

“I don’t understand why people are leaving such snarky mean comments on every Kendra post. I think she is a nice girl and I am glad she is making such level-headed, mature comments regarding her pregnancy. So she was on “Girls Next Door,” who cares? It does not mean she will not be a wonderful mother. I think she’s getting her priorites straight and that Hank seems like a good choice for a husband.

All the best to you Kendra! Don’t listen to the haters.”

Mallory, I think it is because some people cannot stand her positivity and sunny outlook. (WHY IS SHE SOOOOOO HAPPPPY?!?!?!) There are always going to be negative nellies out there who LUV to judge other people’s lifestyles, and this comment board is evidence of that. I love Kendra’s sunny disposition–more people could learn a thing or two about enjoying life and taking it for what it is worth. Who am I to comment on her intellect or choices when I have never met her? And, this woman has the man of her dreams, a baby on the way, and is obviously thrilled about all of the above–how does news of her fortune invite such nasty feedback? Perhaps envy plays a part..

Kendra, your little girl/boy on the way will be blessed to have such a kind-hearted and outgoing mom. Life is about being true to yourself–Kendra does this 1000% and is finding her way as a maturing young woman. She’s learning, people–were you born knowing it all?

I love her spirit.

Hayley on

you no who needs a clue…you people…what the hell is wrong with you …for god sake she is excited about becomeing a mama and you people can’t bear it can you?? she has money…looks a good husband and most inportant is happy an you all can’t stand it ….just filled with hate and spiteful comments…would you say this to her face no of course not you just go on whats supposed to be a FRIENDLY web site and have a nice vennom filled dig at a pregnant woman..i hope you all are soooooo proud of yourslves…..

HERES THE DEAL DON’T LIKE HER DON’T READ THE STORY AND FOR GOD SAKE DON’T COMMENT!!!! NO ONE BUT NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR YOUR NEGATIVE RUBBISH THERE ARE PLENTY OF SOWN MARKET SITES FOR THAT KINDA TALK……

i support ALL pregnant woman xx because I am a GOOD person xxxx

malibu on

so having a stripper pole (that she said she was taking down) makes her the anti-christ?!

she’s making responsible decisions regarding her little one and she gets backlash?! something is not right here, i can’t comprehend how some people can direct so much hate towards a stranger.

all the best to Kendra, Hank and Baby Baskett

Katie on

Love it!!! all you haters can keep hatin, cause shes not goin anywhere!!! shes awesome and will be an amazing mother!!! keep on keepin on, Kendra!! we love you!!

hcecilia on

Wow, some people need to take a chill pill and just let the haters be haters. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, thus the comments are open. I personally have nothing against her former affiliation with Playboy and Hugh Hefner, her posing nude or her having a stripper pole in the middle of the living room. I’m not a fan for reality tv stars saying they want more privacy when clearly they bring it upon themselves. With that being said, Nicole Richie has learned to do the very thing that Kendra is saying she’s going to do as well. I do hope she sticks to it because the media always seems to expect more when you’re so open with the information to begin with.

Terri on

I miss real seasons at Christmas time as well.

Hea on

Hey guys, guess what I did last night? I went to a kinky themed party, saw a couple having sex in the bathroom stall AND tomorrow, I’ll go to work and guess what I am? I’m a teacher. I teach an awesome group of kids ages 1-5. :O

CelebBabyLover on

Hea- Great comment!🙂

Hea on

CBL – You mean you’re not going to shoot me or turn me over to authorities or something?😀

Jen on

I am very happy for this new little family. I think Kendra and Hank are so sweet together and seem like they will be wonderful parents.

Watching her show last night, the OB said they would have a genetics test at 12 weeks of pregnancy. In addition to other things, a genetics test determines the sex of the baby beyond the shadow of a doubt because it picks up xx or xy chromosomes. Therefore, unless they asked not to find out then, they must already know the sex of the baby and the anatomy ultrasound will be cool for them, but I’m betting no big reveal here. Of course, that’s all based on my interpretation from the show… Exciting, none the less!

cathy on

I love the way Kendra is, shes so…her!!! and thats really good!!! Congrats on the baby news and i hope she has fun every second of the way, she deserves it!!!!! I know shes be a really good mom!!

Alesha on

Why do people need to hate? Esp over a pg woman? There are enough trials & tribulations in this world, get a life….at least they ARE HAPPY!!!! Let them be HAPPY!!!! Babies are cause for celebration:) So what she gas done B4? RU Perfect?! Not me, not u….Spread the Love, “Go Kendra, Hank & Baby….We Love You!!!!”

CelebBabyLover on

Jen- Interesting! I wonder why Kendra needed a genetics test?

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