People: Kendra Wilkinson’s marriage woes are ‘affecting her milk production’


More than a month ago, Kendra Wilkinson learned that her husband, Hank Baskett, had an affair with a transsexual model (who basically sold her story to multiple outlets). The tabloids have been saying ever since that Kendra is a mess, that she doesn’t know what her next step should be, that she feels like her whole marriage has been a lie. Not only did Hank cheat on Kendra, he did it while she was pregnant with their second child. Now the baby is only two months old and People Mag says Kendra is so stressed and distraught that she’s having problems producing milk:

As Kendra Wilkinson struggles to regroup after husband Hank Baskett’s alleged affair, a friend says the stress is taking a physical toll on Wilkinson.

“It’s affecting her milk production and, quite simply, breaking her heart,” a friend of the new mom, who welcomed daughter Alijah with Baskett in May, tells PEOPLE.

While friends have been rallying around the mother of two – Alijah’s older brother, Hank IV, is 4 – one person who has lent his unwavering support is Wilkinson’s former boyfriend Hugh Hefner, 88.

“She said that Hef has offered to help in any way he can but has been urging her to try and work it out, as he knows how hard divorce can be on the kids,” says the source. “But that if she is going to leave, to do it now while the kids are young enough not to remember life any other way.”

Baskett, 31, allegedly cheated on his wife with a transsexual model. Wilkinson has since been spotted without her wedding ring and “cries every day,” says the friend, but she is holding off on making any drastic decisions about her marriage for the sake of their children.

A source also tells PEOPLE that the couple’s marital troubles will be documented on Wilkinson’s reality show, Kendra on Top.

“Hank and Kendra are fully engaged in the show,” the source said. “People who want to see the two of them will definitely see the two of them. The cameras have been rolling. Viewers will get to see everything.”

[From People]

Well, that’s one way to do a reality show. Just show the actual reality and pain and frustration of a couple in the middle of the worst crisis of their marriage. Another source told People Mag that Kendra is pretty sure that she and Hank are done now:

“Hank and Kendra are on speaking terms, but she’s still so mortified by the situation. [The cheating] happened before, but she’s done [with the marriage]. It’s more about the kids and the finances now,” says an insider. “She’s an optimistic person and wants people to know she’s doing better, which is why she’s going out.”

And while the insider says Wilkinson is eager for supporters to know that she is doing well, she is not necessarily looking forward to airing her dirty laundry on her WE tv reality show.

“They’re contractually obligated and are in the middle of filming,” says the insider. “But she doesn’t want people talking about it for the rest of her life. She just wants to move forward.”

[From People]

Good. I’m glad she has some idea of what she wants next, which seems to be a permanent split and at least half of their assets. It’s good that she and Hank are still speaking – for the kids – but I would imagine this whole thing is going to be a mess in the months to come. Poor Kendra.


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  1. hutter says:

    Not a snarky question: Can stress alone affect your milk production or is it a result of not eating enough due to stress, for example?

    • Audrey says:

      Stress impacts it. You production drops if you’re really stressed. Happened to me a few times but I was able to get it back up

    • Marigold says:

      There were times when I would be pumping at work and couldn’t get a drop because my day was so hectic and stressful. I’d break out my phone and watch videos of my baby at that point. It usually helped to see and hear her.

    • Ag says:

      yes, stress alone can do that.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Absolutely! Stress can affect you in all kinds of serious ways including milk production in a nursing mother. It can also lower her ability to fight off illness and infection, and I’m sure it’s making it much harder for her to recover, both physically and emotionally from childbirth. I feel bad for her. It’s an especially difficult time to learn your husband has betrayed you this way. I’m sure she’s feeling much more emotional and her ability to cope is affected. Plus, this should be a happy, joyful time and he robbed her and that new little baby girl of that. Infants can sense stress and react to it. Sad. Selfish, stupid man.

    • mkyarwood says:

      It definitely can! Even if a traumatic experience bring it on, the stress of it happening at all can prolong getting it back up again. Stress causes hormone fluctuations, and those hormones can interfere with those that produce milk.

  2. Sugar says:

    Stress can most definitely affect your milk production. Some women need to be relaxed for their milk to let down so this story makes sense.

  3. Barrett says:

    Her milk production is a private issue. Which is none of our beeswax!

  4. TG says:

    One thing I have learned from reading gossip all these years is that gay lovers never kiss and tell but whores can not be trusted and apparantly neither can transsexuals. So guys if you are going to cheat do it with a dude not a transsexual or female famehore.

    • Seapharris7 says:

      Not so sure about this… Plenty of politicians & religious figures have been outed by their gay lovers

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Oh really? Someone should John Travolta’s lovers that. One’s writing a tell-all book about their long affair.

    • LilyT says:

      da fuq? what a bizarre statement. Ex lovers of famous individuals (gay, straight, trans or bi) have their own unique moral compass and life situation which would affect their choice to “kiss and tell” or not. I don’t think “years of reading gossip” gives you any kind of authority on the matter or the right to make offensive blanket statements about trans individuals and “whores” (your words).

    • Kim1 says:

      What? Tell that to football player Kerry Rhodes.His career is over because of an ex gay lover.Everyday I read IG or FB posts about a gay guy outing his DL ex boyfriend.I just read about a gay guy sending his ex’s peen pics to the ex’s family.It happens daily.

  5. Sabrine says:

    If a friend of mine was yapping to the press about a personal matter like my milk production, I would seriously rethink that friendship. As for Hank, he probably can’t be trusted. If it’s in his face and he can get away with it, he’s likely not going to say no.

  6. Jenny12 says:

    Stress can definitely affect every area of your life, and I wouldn’t be surprised if breastmilk was one of them. While I feel horrible for Kendra, she doesn’t seem the nursing type- she doesn’t seem like she’d have the patience for it. No shade, I didn’t either, but it seems like she’s building up stories to be able to leave him. Girl, just go, he’s an a—hole.

  7. NewWester says:

    Give it a year and Kendra will have her own reality show where she is “a single, struggling mother of two re-entering the dating world”

  8. lisa says:

    i wouldnt be surprised if the “friend” was kendra

    pushing her personal life is her sole income

    • lucy2 says:

      MTE. This feels like it’s all about making sure everyone thinks “poor Kendra!”. Probably for the divorce too, along with future reality shows.

    • HappyMom says:

      This exactly. People are slamming her “friend” but if it’s in People it’s from her and her pr group. She’s trying to garner more sympathy and drum up interest in her reality shows. Signed, Cynical Me

  9. OTHER RENEE says:

    I like Kendra. So why do I still think this is all some elaborate plan to create a crisis storyline that will be featured on her reality show? I feel like they concocted this entire bizarre story to out Tori Tori.

  10. kcarp says:

    I am all into knowing people’s business Duh I read gossip blogs. This is just kinda gross and ridiculous. I am sure since it was People Kendra did the “leaking,” this is a ploy for sympathy. While she may be not producing this is really too much

  11. LilyT says:

    And so we get to witness another family fall apart while the cameras are rolling. With an innocent four year old and baby in the midst of the tragedy. Great American entertainment.

    I always found Kendra to be rather annoying (especially circa the “girls next door” days at the Mansion), but she seemed to genuinely love motherhood and her life with Hank. I definitely feel for her and hope she gets through this ok.

  12. Inconceivable! says:

    My milk just never came in after delivery. Sometimes it just happens and it’s unrelated to stress.

  13. Alexis says:

    Don’t feel sorry for this h0.