Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson Name Daughter Alijah Mary
Reality star Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett welcomed a newborn baby daughter on May 16, who they have named Alijah Mary Baskett.
The couple’s daughter, who was delivered via cesarean section at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, joins big brother Hank IV, 4.
Kendra, 28, has been open about her decision to expand her family — from convincing Baskett it was time to conceive to giving fans a glimpse of her positive pregnancy test.
In December, Wilkinson revealed the baby on the way was a girl — but insisted she would not be promoting the princess fairytale in her daughter’s upbringing.
“People keep asking me if I’m excited to have a ‘princess’ and I usually respond with, ‘I’d rather have my girl be a superhero than a princess.’ I believe making her think she is a princess is unrealistic and sets up a fantasy world,” the Kendra on Top star wrote in her pregnancy blog.
“I want her to live and learn as I did — outside, playing in dirt and kicking a ball around.”
Crediting her husband — whom she married in 2009 — with playing a supportive role throughout her pregnancy, Wilkinson told PEOPLE she was equally proud of their son.
“Every day is about his sister. Anything he learns — like not talking to strangers or crossing the street — he’s like, ‘I want to teach my baby sister, I want to make sure we protect her,’” the proud mom said.
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