Can't keep a good woman down. Kendra Wilkinson hasn't had the easiest time of it lately, what with a new baby in the house and husband Hank Baskett's cheating scandal everywhere else, but her friend Jessica Hall thinks she'll be just fine. Hall, who costars with Wilkinson on her reality show Kendra on Top, spoke with Us Weekly about the mom-of-two on Tuesday, July 15, at the Athletes for Art Renaissance Tour Kickoff in West Hollywood.
"I'm extremely proud of her," the former Deal or No Deal model, 31, said of Girls Next Door alum Wilkinson, 29, whom she described as a "fantastic mother" to son Hank IV, 4, and daughter Alijah, 8 weeks. "I absolutely love and adore that girl," Hall added. "She's been my best bud for five years."
The Playboy Radio host went on to say that her pal could persevere through anything. "Her show couldn't be more perfectly titled—she's always going to be on top," Hall gushed. "That's why it's called Kendra on Top. She's going to come out on top always."
Indeed, a source previously told Us Weekly that the ex-Playboy model is a "tough girl" and was "doing okay" in the wake of her husband's alleged tryst with transgender model Ava Sabrina London. Another insider said, however, that she's "never been sadder" than she is now. "She's strong," the pal told Us, "but she can't handle everything."
Fortunately, she has support, not just from Hall but from her formerly estranged mother, Patti, and her ex-boyfriend, Hugh Hefner. "He told her to come to the Playboy mansion any time," a source said of the Playboy mogul. "He's been supportive and hates that Kendra is going through this."