Hank Baskett Talks Kendra, the Baby and Hef!

Kendra Wilkinson's daddy-to-be fiancé opens up about their impending parenthood, marriage and the Playboy pooh-bah

By Marc Malkin Jun 15, 2009 11:45 PMTags
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Kendra Wilkinson has said plenty about her pregnancy. But what about her fiancé and daddy-to-be Hank Baskett? He's been his usual quiet and private self—until now.

In an exclusive interview, the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver opens up about impending fatherhood, the wedding, Kendra's morning sickness and why Hugh Hefner will always be a part of their lives…

Kendra told me you are going to be very hands-on during the pregnancy, that you even want to go pregnancy yoga.
I'm going to do all that with her, because, you know, it takes two people to get pregnant. You can't just have just one person doing everything! There's going to be some things I can't make, but I'm going to try my hardest to be at every appointment, at every meeting, everything.

How many kids do you want?
I've always wanted, like, three. Well, at first I was like, I want two, but you say two and then there's that "oops baby." [Laughs] So, now I'd like three.

Do you want your first to be a boy or a girl?
I want a boy—someone to look out for the baby girl coming next.

And what kind of mom do you think Kendra will be?
She's going to be a great mom! She's telling me what do about every little thing. She's reading, and I've seen more baby television shows since she got pregnant than I have in my entire life. She's studying up on everything, and that's why I have to keep my game up, to keep up with her because she's constantly testing me and asking me questions.

What kind of dad will you be?
The same! I'm going to do whatever it takes, not whatever I can, whatever it takes to guarantee that her and the baby are going to be happy and taken care of.

Do you think Kendra won't be as, well, wild as she used to be?
Kendra's still going to have fun. Will she still have her little wild time? Yeah! I don't want that to change. I want her to be spontaneous. I fell in love with her spontaneity. But is she also going to be a very calm, protective, caring and loving mother? Yes. She wants to be that mom.

When I asked Kendra what the kid is going to call Hugh Hefner, she said "The Godfather."
Hef will definitely be involved with the baby. Hef is a great man, and I know there is more to his and Kendra's relationship than people see and actually know. I see it every time they're together. Hef will be a part of the baby's life. That's one of the first things we want to do is bring the baby out here to California and let Hef be introduced. I can see The Godfather being a good name for Hef!

How many times have you seen Kendra throw up?
[Laughs] There's been a few times. That's one of the hardest things, to be across the country while she's pregnant. I was like, "Babe I wish I could be there to hold your hair." I don't want her in anyway shape or form to feel like she's doing this by herself. It's already hard enough on her with the nausea and morning sickness and the show and the wedding and whatnot. But there have been a few times that I've held her hair.

The wedding is just around the corner.
I am very excited and being hands-on with everything. You don't want to being having a baby and have the wife all stressed. I am trying to take care of most of what I can so I can take it off of her shoulders. I want her to enjoy this wedding, because if she's happy, I'm happy. That's all that matters.

Now I have to ask you this because I've asked Kendra about it: Anymore Playboy for Kendra or no more?
[Laughs] You know, that's a question that will get answered if that comes about. I don't really see her wanting to do any more Playboy, but like I said, that's a decision that will be made if that comes up. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it!

Wanna see what Hank looked like as a little one? Check out our Hank Baskett Childhood Pics photo gallery.