The death of Playboy icon High Hefner has hit hard for one of his most high-profile ex girlfriends, with Kendra Wilkinson revealing her devastation over the 91-year-old’s passing.
‘Hef changed my life. He made me the person I am today. I couldn’t be more thankful for our friendship and our time together. I will miss him so much but he will be in my heart forever,’ the reality TV starlet told WHO.
The publishing figurehead reportedly passed peacefully in his sleep at The Playboy Mansion, following a series of reports that he was struggling with his health.
Kendra was just 18 when she moved into the Mansion, going on to star in Girls Next Door. Unlike some exes, she spoke highly about her older lover in her 2011 book Sliding into Home.
“Staring into his eyes, I didn’t see a man four times my age with ten times more girlfriends than most,” she wrote.
“Even though I hardly knew him yet, I saw a sweet man who made me feel really good about myself – a true gentleman. It was weird, but in my heart, I felt like he was someone I could possibly trust.”