Hugh Hefner And Kendra Wilkinson 2014: Playboy Icon Reaches Out To 'GND' Star Following Cheating Claims

10:58 AM EDT 7/9/2014 by Lindsay Cronin, Celebeat Reporter

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Hugh Hefner touched base with Kendra Wilkinson after world hit the web of her husband's alleged affair.

Although they have been broken up since 2008, Wilkinson and Hefner have always been close, so when the Playboy mogul heard of her reported marital issues, he quickly phoned his former love.

"He told her to come to the Playboy Mansion any time," an insider revealed to Us Weekly on July 9. "He's been supportive and hates that Kendra is going through this."

In mid-June, reports surfaced on Radar Online, claiming a transsexual named Ava Sabrina London had engaged in an affair with Wilkinson's husband, former NFL star Hank Baskett Jr., while she was eight months pregnant with their second child, daughter Alijah. London reportedly passed a lie detector test in regard to the affair, and surveillance at her Los Angeles apartment appeared to show Baskett's Jeep in her driveway.

Following the news, Hefner reached out to Wilkinson and ever since, the pair has been in close touch.

From 2005 to 2009, Hefner and Wilkinson starred together on E!'s Girls Next Door. At the time, Hefner was dating Wilkinson and two other women, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. After the three women broke up with Hefner amid season five, three new girls were brought aboard, including the Shannon twins, Karissa and Kristina, and Hefner's wife, Crystal Harris, whom he married on Dec. 31, 2012. However, after just one season with the new girls, E! cancelled the series.

In photos taken of Wilkinson last week, she was no longer wearing her wedding ring.

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