After months of speculation, Kendra On Top star Kendra Wilkinson has confirmed her split from husband Hank Baskett with a dramatic series of Instagram videos in which she shares the news through a stream of tears and captioned photos.
The first clip features Kendra crying with the words “I’m scared” overlayed in a bubble. She then makes her tearful announcement over the course of a series of short videos:
10 years. I did everything I could. It wasn’t good enough.
I will always love him. My heart will always remain open for him.
I believed in forever, I really did. Guess it’s just not meant to be.
I’m so scared but I have to get strong for my kids. I will.
Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me at the moment. Every little ounce of love helps. Thank you. Never thought I’d see the day. Really.
Kendra then shares a series of photos with caption bubbles, including one that looks to be a throwback photo of herself as a child. “This little girl deserves the happiest life,” Kendra writes. (Young Kendra looks a lot like her daughter Alijah, but I think it is Kendra in the photo. Besides, it would be odd to single out Alijah and not include her brother Hank IV.) Another of the images was a wedding photo with Hank with the words “I believed” written across it:
Kendra also took to Twitter, but her message there was a little less dramatic. Well, maybe not:
Today will be the saddest, scariest day of my life. Today i will have to be the strongest I’ve ever been. Today, my rebirth begins.
— Kendra Wilkinson (@KendraWilkinson) April 2, 2018
Kendra and Hank’s problems have been known about for some time, with Kendra even going so far as to blast a tabloid report that they were faking their issues in hopes of getting her reality show renewed. (It’s still unknown which tabloid the article she took a photo of was featured in, despite numerous tabloid reporting on her reaction.)
“How do u fake marital problems? Makes absolutely no sense,” Kendra responded in part. “Yes we are having issues.”
The two have been seen without their wedding rings, and a source for Entertainment Tonight recently revealed that Kendra has been leaning heavily on her friends. “She’s been spending quality time with her close girlfriends to keep herself busy,” the source said. “She is focusing on herself and her health. She enjoys working out, going to Pilates and hiking to keep herself focused and untroubled.”
We wish Kendra (and Hank and Hank IV and Alijah) all the best. I’m sure we will all be kept updated throughout the process, althoguh I don’t know if that will be through a new season of Kendra On Top, or via social media only.