Did Hank Baskett fool around on Kendra Wilkinson while she was pregnant?


Over the weekend, news broke that Hank Baskett had checked into a hotel just one month after Kendra Wilkinson gave birth to their second child, a daughter they named Alijah Mary. I came very close to writing about it, but I thought, “Meh, I’ll see what happens. It could just be that Hank wanted some sleep after dealing with a screaming newborn.” Nope. The sh-t has hit the fan in the Baskett household. Apparently, Hank cheated on Kendra with a trans individual while Kendra was pregnant?!

The ENQUIRER has confirmed that that former Playboy starlet turned reality star KENDRA WILKINSON’s hubby HANK BASKETT secretly hooked up with a transsexual while she was pregnant with their second daughter.

The explosive claims come just weeks after Wilkinson gave birth to baby daughter Alijah, and following The ENQUIRER’s exclusive that Baskett, 31, was seen leaving their marital home and checking into a hotel. According to an insider, Wilkinson, 29, was roughly eight months pregnant when Baskett’s sordid affair unfolded!

“Hank first met up with the woman around April 22 in Sherman Oaks, California,” an insider reveals. “He called her twice before they met in person. He said he’d seen her YouTube videos online, and he couldn’t believe that her photos were real.”

Baskett used a fake name when organizing the encounter, the source says, and claimed he had never been with a transsexual before when the couple finally met up at the woman’s home.

During their first romp, “They mutually masturbated her and he touched her breasts and penis,” the source claims. “The entire encounter lasted probably about 15, 20 minutes. Before leaving, he gave her almost $500 and told her he wanted to stay in touch,” the source claims. And he stayed true to his word.

According to the source, “They spoke a couple times after their first sexual encounter. Hank always called from different numbers, and at least once from a pay phone. After the Casper Smart transsexual controversy, he started to get freaked out and paranoid she would say something, and called her six times in one day to plead with her not to spill,” says the source. “He promised he would take care of her financially and even left her $2,000 in a coffee cup at her house. He promised her $5,000 to keep her mouth shut, and even threatened to kill himself if the story got out!”

Now, the insider says, “Hank thinks Kendra knows and she wants to leave him!”

Both Baskett and Wilkinson did not return multiple requests for comment.

[From The National Enquirer]

Radar has an ID on Hank’s mistress here. Basically, this whole thing sounds super-shady and I wouldn’t blame Kendra whatsoever if she was totally done with Hank. I mean, he cheated on her, he paid for it, all while Kendra was pregnant? Poor Kendra. Divorce him, girl.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

52 Responses to “Did Hank Baskett fool around on Kendra Wilkinson while she was pregnant?”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Loopy says:

    Wow i think that men that cheat on their pregnant partners are the lowest of the low.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Um…I think a betrayal is a betrayal, why the need to make the distinction about pregnant women?

      FTR, cheating is rarely about physical traits, and usually emotionally-based.

      • GiGi says:

        I agree that it’s all betrayal, but I think most people perceive the cheating while pregnant as super low because this is usually a time when a woman needs the most support. It’s supposed to be an exciting time in a family and when a person goes outside the marriage during this time, it just seems so extra.

      • Kenny Boy says:

        Because pregnancy is a physically and emotionally grueling task undertaken by only one partner in the relationship, and it’s a time when husbands should especially dedicate themselves to taking care of their wives, who are permanently changing their bodies and risking their lives to bring this man’s child into the world.

      • Sarah says:

        because a betrayal is worse when the betrayed is more vulnerable. right after a pregnancy you have very good reason to not have sex for some time and not have your partner as the main focus.

        add the feeling of betrayal to the general stress and mood swings and it is a terrible situation.

        moreover you are carrying the cheaters child. way to be happy about everything thats ahead of you.

        when you are dating you can just dump him, grief and move on. with a child its not easy at all.

      • Isa says:

        Women go through a lot during pregnancy. I would be livid if my husband was out getting his rocks off while I couldn’t sleep bc of my hip pain.
        Not to mention certain stds can be dangerous during pregnancy.
        I also felt very insecure about my changing body.

      • Nicolette says:

        @GiGi, Kenny Boy,Sarah and Isa, I completely agree with all of you.
        @ TOK, yes betrayal is awful at anytime but it is particularly heartbreaking when you are pregnant. You are carrying a life made by the two of you, and for your man to wander elsewhere during that time is really digging the knife in deep. It leaves an emotional scar different then those of others that have betrayed you in the past.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Thanks for the explanations and I understand all these things, I really do.
        I just disagree with the inherent insinuation in all of the comments above that cheating is somehow less hurtful when pregnancy isn’t involved.

      • Audrey says:

        Cheating is awful no matter when it happens

        But when you’re pregnant and feeling like crap to grow your child and your partner would rather go out and spend money for sex… it’s painful to feel that extra betrayal when you’re vulnerable and trusting your partner to help you through it

        It’s hard to explain. But you’re already huge and self conscious and uncomfortable and stressed and then you add a cheating husband and it makes you feel even worse.

        Plus you know that you’ll more than likely be raising your baby as a single parent and tied to that prick for the rest of your life.

      • Cupcake says:

        Cheating is awful no matter what. Cheating is especially vile when one partner is more vulnerable. It doesn’t have to be pregnancy that makes you more vulnerable (it could be cancer, grieving over the loss of your own parent, etc.), but that is indeed something that makes you more vulnerable. If the headline was that Hank had cheated on Kendra while she had cancer you would see many of the same comments. I’m guessing you’ve never been pregnant TheOriginalKitten?

      • Jenny12 says:

        Cheating always sucks, but when you’re carrying a life inside you that someone chose to put there, when you’re about to undergo monumental changes in your life and need a lot of support, and when there is going to be a fresh new life around, then it’s even more painful and evil.

    • lana86 says:

      and what about cheating on their partners with transsexuals?? oh boy I would have not recovered from that. It would scar me for life.

      • Nicolette says:

        Me too. And I’m going out on a limb here, but someone please explain something to me that I’ve never understood and I hope I word this correctly to get my question across. If a man wants to be with a woman, why be with someone who is physically still having male parts? If he wants the male aspect, then why not be with a man?When they are with someone who has both I don’t understand it. Are they gay, straight or bisexual?

      • Meredith says:


        From my understanding, transgender people generally feel that their genitals do not equal their gender identity. For a transwoman, she might still have male genitalia, but she acts like, dresses like, feels like a woman. Think about it this way — when a straight man meets a woman and feels attracted to her, he doesn’t ask to see under her panties before flirting with her. He knows she’s a woman because of her external appearance and how she acts. And while it might be a shock to find that she has a penis, if he’s really into her, they can find a way to make sex work without him having to be gay.

      • Sooloo says:

        @Meredith – that explanation flies if it’s the case of someone getting involved in an actual relationship, where they can form an attraction to someone’s personality, humor, wit, etc. and see that person as feminine as a whole despite what the physical aspect says. But in the case of one night stands or random hookups, all he has to go on is the physical, and that’s all that matters if the intention is to get his rocks off. In that case, yes it absolutely does matter what’s under her panties because if everything else appears female it’s not unreasonable to assume down below is as well. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that finding out she’s biologically male is likely going to be a deal-breaker; it doesn’t matter how “into her” he is or about finding a way to “make sex work”. If he wants to be with a (bio) woman, nothing else will do. It’s nothing to do with how the other party feels about herself or how she identifies, dresses, acts, or feels. I would assume there has to be at least some element of homosexuality if the guy sees male parts (again, when his main goal is purely physical satisfaction) and has no problem proceeding.

      • Meredith says:


        I don’t disagree with you at all. I interpreted Nicolette’s question more generally, as “why be in a sexual relationship with someone trans if they haven’t had gender reassignment surgery?”, rather than a question specifically about this circumstance, so that’s what I replied to. What you say is valid, too, because relationships are different from fooling around.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        I don’t see why it would. Whether a guy cheats with a woman, a man, or a transsexual is no reflection on the person he is cheating on — he is exploring a desire within himself, and the partner who he is betraying is not part of that equation.

        Thus, s/he should not feel inadequate just because the cheater chose someone very different to the partner. The flaw is not in her/his desirability, but in the cheater’s trustworthiness.

      • Sparklemotion says:

        @Nicolette – In addition to the idea that people are attracted to more than just genitalia, and that this woman likely considers herself a woman regardless of her genitalia, I think being a lady with a penis is probably a turn-on for some folks. Think about all the different body types, personality quirks and predilections people have.

        @ Bread and circuses — I love what you said here.

      • lana86 says:

        @ Bread and circuses – it’s not just betrayal, it’s also a humiliation and embarrassment in this case. Like, just a mental picture is disturbing.

  2. Abbott says:

    Kendra was supposedly cheating on him as well. He just got caught. Or Kendra leaked the info. Or they’re gunning for another season of their reality show. Take your pick.

    • Greyson says:

      Yeah, before they had baby number 2 they almost broke up because Kendra was partying and acting like a single girl. Hanging with other guys.

      They’re both cheaters apparently. I don’t blame her for dropping him now, because she just had his baby and he was out creeping! That’s just gross. If they work it out, they need therapy..

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    How cruel. Lose him.

  4. Dame Snarkweek says:

    Just love her so much. Odd. She’s just super nice.
    **shrug* Oh, and in person her skin is flawless. She wore little more than lip gloss and maybe a light moisturizer. Advantages of youth, I suppose.
    Having said that, wtf with that face in the second pic?

  5. eliza says:

    I am not saying this didn’t happen but the story is a bit too detailed for my taste. The bit a bout leaving $2k in a coffee cup, cracked me up.

    What is it with men and transexual partners when they are married?! Do they want to explore?

    Not excusing his cheating at all, but I do recall rumblings about her cheating a while back. She was allegedly bored with mommyhood and being a wife and missed her single days.

    I do not think this marriage had been a healthy one for a while. I am sorry for the children.

  6. Sabrine says:

    And I thought it was her. Whatever happened to “integrity?”

    • Sparklemotion says:

      I wonder if they had an open marriage and she was just taken by surprise regarding his interest in trans women.

  7. It is what it is says:

    Who are these people?

  8. Patricia says:

    Unless the mistress is leaking the story there is just no way that all these details could be known.
    How sad. I liked them as a couple, and they make gorgeous children together.
    Oh well, another one bites the dust…

  9. doofus says:

    their little one is adorable. yup, that’s all I got.

  10. Mena says:

    The story is odd enough to be believable. They need marriage counseling. I’m not quick to say “Get a divorce!” They need to get to the bottom of what causes them to cheat, because the same rumors have been swirling around her as well. If they don’t understand why they cheat, they’re just going to carry on the behaviour in future relationships.

    • anon33 says:

      I’m pretty sure that they cheat because they never wanted to be married in the first place. It was all a reality show grab.

  11. Stef Leppard says:

    A pay phone?? Do those still exist? I’m calling shenanigans based on that detail alone. Wouldn’t he use a burner phone?

  12. Ellie66 says:

    Their little boy is adorable. The mistress totally spilled the beans, way to much details of their hook up.

  13. murphy says:

    I think Kendra masterminded this entire thing to keep her name in the tabloids.

  14. AryaMartell says:

    I don’t trust the stories being printed. It seems Radar is hellbent on ruining this family. If this is a machination of Kendra’s it needs to stop as this not a good way to get attention. If it isn’t, I feel bad they’ve been targeted in such a way. I’m not saying this isn’t true but keeping tabs on him in such a way has become uncomfortable to say the least. Normallly stories like this don’t bother me, this one does for whatever reason.

    • MW says:

      The thing about this story that made me curious right off was the National Enquirer was right there, the moment Hank left the house, and they tracked him to the hotel, insinuating there was a big fight. They live in a gated community. Why would the NE be sitting outside their house, if they could even gain access, waiting for a big blow-up with these two? Unless they were tipped off. If this is true, Hank should have realized in this day and age, you ARE going to get caught. Everyone seems to have a price.

  15. The Original Mia says:

    Sad. I like Kendra and little Hank is adorable. I hope they can work it out. If they can’t, Kendra will be alright.

  16. LeahMommy says:

    This story is so detailed that I believe it. I think the mistress is talking.

  17. Sam says:

    Maybe he just got tired? I’ve only seen them recently on that “celebrity wife-swap” and she came off terribly. She by and large did not do much around the home, Hank did. I can certainly see how the resentment would build up. She never, ever came off as ready to have kids or even a home. But then again, what did anyone expect? She’s spent the last couple years living in a mansion with a full staff (I think she moved in when she was about 18-19). She never had an adult life.

    • anon33 says:

      THIS. I don’t understand why anyone likes her or has sympathy for her. She’s horrible. Not saying he should have cheated, or she deserved it, but the comments of “oh she’s so sweet”….really??? She’s a trash person.

      • Danskins says:

        Agree – don’t get her appeal and likely never will. She’s a trashy opportunistic former playmate, gets a reality show, has a couple of kids and suddenly she’s now so “cute” and “sweet”? Spare me.

  18. OutoftheLoop says:

    Does he even have that kind of money to throw around? Two-grand in a coffee cup? Hmm.

  19. DrFunkenstein says:

    Is the sky blue? Come on, when your relationship is based on physicality, you can assume that that kind of thing will probably occur.

  20. anne_000 says:

    Considering that in a prior relationship KW was with a man who had MANY MANY MANY other girlfriends at the same time she was his girlfriend too & she didn’t mind but was happy about it…… and considering that HB basically serves her hand & foot & she rarely has to do anything in their home & relationship (which I gathered from having seen Celebrity Wife Swap), why would she be upset about this incident besides the fact that it was made public?

    • Sparklemotion says:

      Open relationships and polyamory are not the same thing as a monogamous relationship. It’s truly that simple. People have different expectations in different relationships.

  21. JenniferJustice says:

    Cheating is gross and inexcusable. Cheating on a pregnant wife is especially cruel because we tend to have insecurities about her looks. We get huge, we leak milk, we can’t color our hair, and maternity clothes aren’t known for being fashionable.

    That said, I have a hard time sympathizing with Kendra. She was screwing an 80-year old man for fame and money. Can we just call it like we see it – she was a prostitute. I never could figure out why a man with skills and money who can get plenty of women, would want someone who bumped uglies with Hugh Heffner who was also bumping uglies with every other bunny in the house and I’m sure many from him magazine at the same time. I don’t understand how women who completely disrespect themselves are shocked when they’re disrespected by others. I don’t think Hank cheating is excusable, but to beleive they would be some stand up couple is unrealistic. The trans aspect surprised me, but not cheating in general.

  22. Jenny12 says:

    If he did it, then he sucks, but where is the proof he did?

  23. eulalie says:

    I’ve never forgiven him for muffing that onside kick in the Superbowl when he played for the Colts, so yeah, I’m team Kendra.

  24. Candiilawyer says:

    This is a man with a man! Although I am sure she has had plenty of 3somes and romps with chicks it still is heartbreaking to find out your husband been getting it on with another man while you were pregnant! This whole marriage was a mess from the start! I just pray the kids are not to terribly affected by this mess!