Eagles’ Baskett, Wilkinson off to island honeymoon

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Lovebirds Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson in an affectionate moment, from the intro to "Kendra," her reality show in E!

"Wussup everyone???? Its the new Mrs. Hank Baskett!!!!!!!!! ahhhh hahahahahha!! I cant believe im a married woman! yayyyyy."

That was the short but perky post yesterday on the blog of Kendra Wilkinson, Playmate turned reality-TV star - the day after marrying the Eagles receiver.

Oh, she also "just wanted to make sure u all" remembered to watch her show, Kendra, on E! last night.

No details on the nuptials, though. No pictorial either.

But it was "a wedding fit for a princess" at the L.A. Playboy mansion where she once lived, according to People.com.

He wore white and so did she, plus more than $100,000 worth of platinum jewelry.

The drop earrings go for $47,000, the 2.5-carat platinum pendant for $33,700, the 4.5-carat bracelet for $21,000, according to US Weekly's website.

Hugh Hefner was there, of course, and apparently so was Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, the sometimes moonwalker whose blog post on Michael Jackson included this line: "I am in Los Angeles for a few days between shooting a commercial and attending a teammate's wedding this weekend."

As 500 guests watched, the couple exchanged vows on the front lawn, "next to the famed wishing well," according to eonline.com. Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, who starred with Wilkinson in E!'s The Girls Next Door, were bridesmaids.

Athough Hef was once the pick to walk her down the aisle, Wilkinson changed her mind and her brother Colin did the honors, according to usmagazine.com.

"This is one of the happiest days in one of the happiest places on earth," Hef told E!

Earlier this month, Wilkinson, 24, announced she was pregnant with their first child - sex unknown - and "due on Christmas Day!"

Basket, 26, proposed in November atop Seattle's Space Needle.

Yesterday, she was reportedly wearing a "High Maintenance Bride" T-shirt at LAX, as the couple headed off to honeymoon at a secret location.

"It's a private island," she said at a Reebok event last week. "I want to be able to walk around naked if I want and not have paparazzos."

Wilkinson has "grown so much as a person" with Baskett, Madison told US Weekly recently. "She became a nicer, more caring, well-rounded person."

The 6-foot4 Baskett has caught 71 passes for six touchdowns and 1,046 yards in his three years with the Eagles.

 


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.