@LouisVanAmstel: Having dinner w @KendraWilkinson Hank n friends after a hot night. Back to goofyness....lol
@LouisVanAmstel: This is taken right after dessert!!!!!lmao....
Kendra and Louis relationship is just fine as demonstrated by the above pics and tweets from Louis. Kendra is not dismissive or disrespectful to Louis and he does not have a problem with her. Her response to trying to treat Louis as a romantic lead is just her inability to view him differently than he really is or make their relationship different than what it already is. When she has to treat him as a romantic lead she laughs and can't quite do it, because she doesn't see him that way and it's so different from what he really is to her. Do they have a romantic connection? NO. Their connection is silly, goofy friends who gossip about men and discuss dirty sex jokes (which Louis loves to do and mentioned in an interview he and Kendra had fun doing). She views Louis as that gay guy friend your silly and have fun with. So, to equate him as a romantic lead doesn't compute for her. She would feel the same way about her assistant/good friend Eddie who she goes to gay events with and fully supported when he outed himself to his parents for the first time. Add to that the fact that she's not an actress, has problems showing PDA, especially to someone that's not her husband and you see her problem.
Kendra still had issues even when in the Playboy Mansion during "Girls Next Door" with hiding mirrors and not being able to look in them because she felt she was so ugly. It came up again during her bout with postpartum depression. So, it's not hard to grasp her viewing herself and portraying her self as a lady is difficult for her. That's why I say she would do better with someone like Maks. He has handled adeptly in the past partners who have inner issues. Kendra is just being Kendra. Smelling armpits and other stuff she does is just the type of stuff boys do. If anyone has a true tomboy as a daughter they will see similarities in Kendra. She's a Jock and a tomboy thru and thru. It is Louis job, while making sure to include all the required rules and dynamics of the dances, to adapt the choreography, clothing, and dance to Kendra strengths, personality, and their relationship. Louis needs to play to Kendra's athletic nature and comedic sense. He needs to play more to their silly, funny, comedic connection instead of to a romantic angle as much as the dances will allow. Make some of their dances more about their friendship, fun, and comedy than romance. Kendra will relax into that because that's the true basis of their relationship and connection. There are some people, who are not actors, who have no problem and can easily pretend to be romantic/sexual with anyone no matter whether they are gay, straight, single,or married. An example, although she is an actress, Kirstie can fawn, flirt, and talk about having babies with the likes of Nate Berkus or Maks and all his numerous friends within seconds of meeting them. Kendra is not like that. So, add that with her normal stage fright and you have her being uncomfortable on the dance floor. If Louis starts to play to her strengths, Kendra will relax a bit over time. Either way Kendra is a great girl and she and Louis are having fun on the show for however long they last.