It was rumored in late 2008 that WWE and Playboy would extend its partnership with Kelly Kelly appearing nude in an issue to be released during WrestleMania XXV season. The blonde starlet, however, debunked the rumor in a MySpace post.
Kelly wrote in October 2008, “hey everyone! i know its been a while but i wanted to check in now that i am able to get on and post..im sorry that i dont post more but i just dont get on as much as i want to but i do read all the messages so i thank you soo much…all of you…ok so anyways here is the answer to the question people have been asking me..i finally have a chance to set the record straight…im not posing for playboy..nothing against playboy at all but i dont know who is posing for playboy but it wont be me. i just want to concentrate on wrestling right now.
“thank you all for your support..it means soo much to me and keep the messages coming. xoxo kelly kelly.”
Adding fuel to the fire, WWE Magazine predicted in 2009 that Kelly would appear naked for the famous publication: “Kelly Kelly graces the pages of Playboy. We can continue dreaming, can’t we?”