Although the women of "The Girls Next Door" played nice on screen, they were far less friendly behind the scenes.
While appearing on Andy Cohen's "For Real: The Story of Reality TV," Kendra Wilkinson dished on the drama between her, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, all of whom were Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on the mid-aughts reality TV show.
"On camera, you saw us together and it was the trio. Off camera, we would just disappear into our own little world," she said. "We just never bonded. We were not friends."
The show's executive producer, Ken Burns, even indicated that there was jealousy among the women after the show, which aired from 2005-2010, grew in popularity.
"Bridget, early on, would have a stopwatch and she would track how many screen minutes Kendra would get," he claimed. "I tried really hard to give each of the three girls equal time, but it drove them crazy that Kendra was the gift that kept on giving. Whenever you turned the camera on her, you were gonna get great television and the other girls felt they had to work harder for it."
In fairness, the show was beneficial for all three woman, as they all got spin-off shows, though Kendra's were the most successful. Now more than 16 years after "The Girls Next Door" first premiered, Kendra laughs at her initial thoughts.
"I was 19 at the time, living at the mansion and one day we're in the limo with Hef and Hef goes, 'We might be filming a reality TV show, girls,'" she said, adding that she wasn't sold on the idea. "I'm like, what? No! No, I'm sorry, I'm not doing that."
Kendra eventually decided that she was "good" with the show as long as she wasn't portrayed in a negative light.
Kendra's revelations about the behind-the-scenes drama aren't exactly shocking, as she and Holly haven't made a secret of their dislike toward one another over the years, especially after the "Holly's World" alum released her book, "Down the Rabbit Hole," in 2015. In the book, Holly had many not-so-positive things to say about Hugh Hefner, much of which Kendra took offense to, even saying it was "full of lies."
In 2017, Kendra told Toofab she had "no more hard feelings" toward Holly.
"It takes too much to feel negative," she said, "and I really don't want to feel that way."