Baskett engaged to ‘Girl Next Door’

Staff and wire reports

LOS ANGELES — One of Hugh Hefner’s live-in girlfriends is trading the grotto for the gridiron. The Playboy mogul said in a statement Thursday that “The Girls Next Door” co-star Kendra Wilkinson is engaged to Philadelphia Eagles receiver and Clovis High graduate Hank Baskett.

The 23-year-old model-actress has lived with Hefner since 2004 and currently co-stars as one of his three girlfriends in the E! reality series.

“I have given her my blessing and will be giving her away at a very special wedding ceremony at the Playboy Mansion this coming June,” Hefner said.

Baskett, in his third season with the Eagles, popped the question to the bubbly blonde atop the Space Needle in Seattle last weekend, according to E!. Both families were reportedly on hand for the proposal.

The group was in Seattle to watch Baskett’s Eagles play the Seattle Seahawks.

Baskett is fourth on the Eagles with 19 catches for 278 yards and two touchdowns.