Hugh Hefner is "like a father" to ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson, says Kendra's fiance Hank Baskett, who asked the Playboy founder for his blessing before proposing.
The 82-year-old Playboy founder - who split from the blonde beauty earlier this year - will give Kendra away when she marries American football player Hank at the Los Angeles Playboy mansion in June, and Hank insists he is thrilled about the arrangement.
He said: "Hef is like a father to Kendra so he's going to be the one to give her away. That's why I wanted his blessings and her mom's blessing."
Hank also revealed what first attracted him to former Playmate Kendra, 23, adding: "Kendra has one of the biggest hearts and that's one of the things that really drew me to her."
The Philadelphia Eagles player said he and Kendra are enjoying their time together, and are looking forward to getting married.
He added to Us Weekly magazine: "Both of us like to stay home and wear sweats more than go out and party. Ever since I met her, this is the happiest I've ever been in my life. And every day she does something else that makes me fall in love with her."
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