37-year-old Kate Gosselin is returning to reality TV in ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap. Gosselin's counterpart in the episode is Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett.As we reported before, Gosselin and 27-year-old Wilkinson switched families and lives for a week. Their episode will air on February 26, starting off the season for Celebrity Wife Swap.
The former Playboy model is left in charge of Gosselin's large family which includes eight children. They are already familiar to the American public via the reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8.
“They're both beautiful young women, with very different ways of raising their kids. […] Kate is very structured, a very controlling person. Kendra just does not live that way,” executive producer Bruce Toms tells the New York Post.
While having eight kids has taught Gosselin to be very organized, it appears that Hefner's ex isn't as interested in being a homemaker.
“Kate wakes up every morning and bakes fresh bread for her family. Kendra didn't even know what a breadmaker was. It was up to Kendra to follow Kate’s rules. [...] Kendra is not a cook at all, It was a mess,” Toms notes.
“As soon as she landed in Philadelphia and drove out into the farm country and saw the house, with the chickens and all the little shoes lined up, she was a little freaked out,” he describes.
Wilkinson is a mother herself, however she hires a live-in nanny to help with her only son, Hank. Husband Hank Baskett, a former NFL wide receiver has also been described as a very “hands-on” dad.
On the show, him and Gosselin act as “two alpha dogs that want to be on top. They have some good arguments.”
“I think they both learned out that this experience was not just about child-rearing,” Toms adds, speaking about the two stars.