How did you decide to make that leap into real estate?
I was down and depressed and in a dark place for a very long time. For about four to five years, I was in a dark place. I was raising my kids — that’s the only thing that was keeping me alive, but I was spiraling downward. I had nothing to do. I had no job, because my only job was just being me, Kendra. How do you make that a job moving forward? You can’t, so I’m like, «God, what am I supposed to do now?» I didn’t think fame was coming back. I didn’t think I was going to be on camera, on a show again, so I had to figure it out fast and figure out how to make money again and to try and start a new career.
I had already invested in some properties before, and I enjoyed real estate, so I entered the real estate world in real life. And because I chose that path, I was able to have a show again. It’s amazing how it all came back, and everything is working, moving forward with the past trailing along. It is what it is. It’s a part of it.
It’s so important to me. Real estate has become my life. That’s all I talk about, dream about. It makes me really happy to do it, but it’s not easy. I’m probably turned down 50 times a day. It’s not easy for a celebrity to do, either, so I have to work extra hard. I have to work so hard because people are like, «Aren’t you that Playboy girl?» And it’s like, «No, I’m now a mother of two and a real estate agent. Thanks so much. I’m really in real estate, and I’m here to do the best job, to sell your house, to help you find a house.» It makes me happy. It all works hand-in-hand together.
I am so beyond grateful for this chance in my life. I didn’t think it was possible to even have this chance, but here I am having this chance, and it’s a blessing. It’s nothing less than a blessing. It’s amazing.
What’s coming up next for you and the show?
This is a journey. I love doing the show. I love filming my journey, but this process I want to take over. I want to be the best real estate agent in the world, and I’m not there yet. We need to get there, and I want to show you guys that I can do it. My goal is to truly get to that point. I’m working so hard every day to get to that point. If there’s a Season 3, you’re going to see a whole other ballgame. You’re seeing the process, but I’m telling you I’m about to knock down some walls and take it all.
In Season 2 of «Kendra Sells Hollywood,» Kendra Wilkinson is back, and this time, the stakes are higher than ever. The first two episodes of the six-episode season debut on Max today, May 26, followed by two episodes weekly through June 9.