Kendra Wilkinson plans to file for divorce from Hank Baskett finally


Kendra Wilkinson’s marriage to Hank Baskett may finally be over, legally – it’s been struggling emotionally for a while. In 2014, Hank cheated (allegedly) on Kendra while she was eight months pregnant. At the time, Kendra was a few seasons in to her latest reality show, Kendra on Top, and she aired the whole drama on the show. Well, something is going on with them again and again, Kendra is broadcasting her struggles, this time on social media. Last month, after claims that Kendra and Hank were faking marital woes for the show, Kendra confirmed that they were, indeed, having trouble. Now, sources say it’s over – for real.

Kendra Wilkinson is planning to file for divorce from Hank Baskett after almost nine years of marriage, an insider tells Us Weekly exclusively.

“She’s been really unhappy and felt uncomfortable in the marriage and they have been fighting a lot,” the source says of the former Playboy model.

The impending split comes just a month after the 32-year-old Kendra on Top star admitted in an Instagram post that she and the former NFL player, 35, were facing more marital issues as she denied a report that claimed the couple were “faking it for TV.”

“1. how do u fake marital problems? makes absolutely no sense,” Wilkinson wrote on February 21 in a post that has since been deleted. “2. Yes we are having issues 3. My job has been reality tv for 13 years 4. My show was a comedy and light hearted til sad times happened then we had to change my show from comedy to drama. Not what i wanted but was a part of my journey and story.”

The Girls Next Door alum added that “everyone knows about” her issues with Baskett, “including producers and network, friends and family” and said “the last thing I want to do is hurt Hank.”

[From Us]

First of all, you fake marital woes the same way you fake being in a happy relationship. But this divorce confirmation came one day after Kendra posted an Instagram story on Monday in which she said, “life isn’t making any sense” and implied she’s never good enough. It was very emotional and equally cryptic, including the final selfie, showing both her hands without her wedding ring and a caption reading, “I’m proud of myself.” We’ve been down this road before, though. Kendra famously flushed her ring last time. They addressed their issues on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars in 2015. Recently her camp claimed they were committed to seeing their marriage work and now they’ve both taken off their rings so who knows. I believe Kendra will divorce Hank and that it’s a long time in coming. But I really do think she’s more scared of life after her show than life after Hank.




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  1. Clare says:

    I find Kendra incredibly unlikable (and annoying) from what little I’ve seen of her on television – but it sounds like her family are just awful and she has been consistently treated badly and exploited by people she wanted/needed support from? (Her awful mum, Hugh Hefner, husband).

    • lisa says:

      its she’s awful but i can see how she got that way

      i think the first time i ever saw her, she was on tv with hef and his other girlfriends and hef was defending her against rumors that she was intellectually impaired, what an auspicious start

    • Nancy says:

      I never understood her appeal. She probably has a clause saying she will divorce him, only if E! gives her another reality show. People say JA is sad, but this woman is mad, crazy mad.

    • jwoolman says:

      The sad thing will be if by breaking with Hank she cuts herself off from his family, who are actually normal nice people. Her mother was horrible every time I saw her and should have been kept far, far away from Kendra and her children.

      Hopefully she will be wise enough for once to stay tight with Hank’s family and also be friendly with him. She never really recovered from her sad upbringing, though, and has always made the strangest decisions. I wonder if she realizes that her 15 minutes may finally be up. People were initially interested in her because of that bizarre show with Hef. She was always rather boring and obviously had some serious issues that made any long-term relationship rather problematic, so it’s surprising that she lasted this long with Hank. She would have been happy if he were some sports superstar, but couldn’t cope with an average guy and a normal life. She raced off with her baby to her friends in California rather than living with him in some cold climate at one point (where his job was). That was so odd.

      She might have thought her show was light and funny in the beginning, but it really wasn’t. There was darkness all around her and the show was sad from the very beginning. It started off with her mom pushing her to abort (she was pregnant before the wedding).

      • Bridget says:

        She has pretty much NO life skills. She went from the Playboy Mansion straight into marriage and motherhood, and the only job she’s held aside from “nude model” is “reality TV star”. She was utterly unequipped for Hank’s well adjusted family AND from his huge transition from ball player to normal person. Her reality show was never “funny and light”.

    • Meggles says:

      I’ve always thought her story was tragic. She was a teen runaway, a drug addict, in psychiatric care, and a nude model (and God knows what else), all while underage. Hefner hired her to be his life-in prostitute (call it whatever you like, cash for sexual acts is by definition prostitution) when she was still a teenager. I know Kendra says he rescued her, but that’s indicative of how terrible her life was before.

      It’s awful that a man can openly prey on a deeply troubled teenage girl and people see it as romantic or a free choice or the woman being “a whore” or any of the other things constantly thrown around whenever a woman is put in a position of having to use her body to survive.

    • Ozogirl says:

      I agree and I can’t believe she still has a show on the air.

  2. V4Real says:

    I’m surprised they lasted that long. 9 years is pretty close to the life span of a Hollywood marriage.

  3. Miss M says:

    She came from a very unstable home according to what it has been shown.
    I too am surprised as how long they have been together. I also find her extremely immature and annoying. But I don’t know how they are off camera.
    One thing I remember from the only tine I watched her after reality show back then was that they had an argument. I recall she was saying something along these lines: “you knew about my past before marry me. So if it bothered you why did you marry me?”
    It really stuck with me.

  4. Loopy says:

    I have watched their show they are so exhausting and personally I think Hank plays for the other team.

    • HelloSunshine says:

      The time she flushed her ring down the toilet.. didn’t she make a big deal out of the fact that the person he slept with identified as trans? I remember being super uncomfortable and upset with the language being thrown around on at least one article and comment section because of it. I didn’t like her before but after that I was really out off to say the least.

    • Dutch says:

      You mean the Dallas Cowboys?

  5. Merritt says:

    She is definitely more afraid of life after her show is over. Holly Madison called it out a long time ago when Kendra was using her for attention.

    • Nancy says:

      Thank you. I couldn’t remember Holly’s name. I always thought she was so much prettier than Kendra. Pretty much the same type, but has a little bit clearer view of reality.

  6. Muprhy says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this was another PR stunt to hold on to her show, she’s horrible with money so she really needs it.

    If it is real I wouldn’t be surprised either.

  7. Bridget says:

    She is pretty awful.

    They got engaged, married, and pregnant extremely quickly. These two had a lot to address to make a marriage work – her screwed up family, her moving straight from the Playboy mansion to being a wife, the rapid end of his playing days, his somewhat disapproving family, all wth everything playing out on reality TV – and neither had the tools to even start.

  8. Patricia says:

    I feel a protective instinct over her I guess. She came from difficulty, she has no real role models. She’s full of laughter, but doesn’t know what she wants in life. I haven’t watched her since she was with Hugh, just hear about her from time to time.
    I wish her the best and hope she finds happiness and calmness for her and her children.

    • Embee says:

      I feel protective as well. IMO marriage brought out all her family issues and that’s why she has behaved so badly…navigating demons without any guidance. I hope that she can get the guidance she needs. She is full of laughter and light, she’s just got some shadows like all of us.

  9. Molly says:

    The no-ring bit is getting a lot of play in stories, but she stopped wearing her ring at least six months ago.
    I think the beginning of the end was when she extended her Vegas role from ending in October to ending in January. I can’t believe she took a job where she saw her little kids once a month, but extending it seemed to align with going out partying more, seeing hank less, and no more wedding ring.

  10. tracking says:

    I always found her very immature. I don’t watch her show but I saw a ‘trading spouses’ ep where she and Kate (of Kate plus 8) switched homes. It seemed Hank treated her like a queen, and she was very spoiled.

  11. Miss Gloss says:

    Kendra is 32??? Wtf

  12. naomipaige says:

    She’s pure trash!!!

  13. Veronica says:

    Honestly, my only real sentiment about the matter is that I’m shocked they lasted this long.

  14. Yeahright says:

    I think she’s an attention whore but divorce is tough.
    I hope they can get along for those cute kids!

  15. lunchcoma says:

    Whoa. I thought these two divorced years ago.

  16. Rachel says:

    “She’s” finally filing for Divorce? “She’s” unhappy? I’ve seen the show a few times and maybe he’s the one who’s tired of being her personal assistant! Hank and the nanny basically raise the kids and Hank spends all of his time, or it seemed to be his job; to schedule all of her personal shit, girl getaways because, you know you need to get away by yourself with your girlfriends because, it’s really hard work when everyone else is raising your children and everything else for you, aside from wiping your ass! She basically visits her kids and don’t give me the working mom bullshit! Her husband’s been revolving his life around her and those children, their entire marriage! She never looked like she treated him like a husband! He was her personal assistant! He should be thrilled their getting a divorce! Maybe now he can have a life of his own!

  17. Sara says:

    **marital (not material)

  18. AssViolator says:

    I always had a soft spot for her when she was on Girls Next Door. I hope she finds peace.