But Wilkinson, for one, seems to have found a way to escape the drama surrounding her lately by heading to the ocean for some peace with her favorite people.
Wilkinson posted an Instagram image on Wednesday showing her and husband Hank Baskett out paddle boarding with their children.
“Doing what I love with the people I love… Nothing else in the world matters. #summertimefun #sunisshining #couldntbehappier.”
The post seems to serve two purposes. The first? To let everyone know that her marriage to Baskett is just great. The second? To prove that she’s not letting all this Playboy gossip with Holly Madison get the best of her.
Though that doesn’t mean Wilkinson is staying quiet on all the drama this week.
“I don’t ever want to have a relationship with Holly again,” Wilkinson told People in an interview following news of Madison’s memoir. “And I made a mistake by thinking what we had was real.”
Madison’s new memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, blasts Hugh Hefner and Wilkinson. In the memoir, Madison said she “envied Kendra’s sense of entitlement” and called her “a rookie who had just gone all the way with an old dude” whose “only concern was how big her room was going to be.” And Madison isn’t apologetic at all.
But it seems that Wilkinson is more upset with Madison’s opinion of her, rather than the fact that she’s airing Playboy’s dirty laundry. Wilkinson herself got candid about having sex with Hefner at the end of last year. She told the Daily Mail that she was usually very drunk or high during her evenings with him.
“At about the minute mark, I pulled away and it was done. It was like a job. Clock in. Clock out. It’s not like I enjoyed having sex with him,” Wilkinson explained at the time.
Despite everything, it’s clear Wilkinson is trying to keep her head held high and her bunny ears tucked in the past.