Well, dear readers, thankfully the Mayan hype was just that…hype. We're now in the last week of 2012 (has it flown by as quickly for you as it did me?), and we need to focus on 2013. It's time for gorging on holiday leftovers and contemplating the last 365 days–or 265 days if you're RHOA'sPorsha Stewart. When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, I am absolutely horrible. Check that. I'm great at making them, but I'm awful at keeping them.
For 2013, I plan to eat healthier (the BoJangles drive-thru is just so delicious and convenient), write daily (for myself), cook more, and like wine less (bwahahahaha! Like that will ever happen!). I also pledge to spend more time with family and friends–it's my one easy given. I hate total failure. :) Finally, I resolve to train for the half-marathon I've been wanting to do, and this time around wogging (walk/jogging) three miles every other week just won't cut it. Thankfully, we've got some great tips from reality stars as to how to make our healthy resolutions an actuality. Fingers crossed.
First up? Real Housewives of New Jersey's controversial scene stealer is sharing a list of her ten healthiest tips…courtesy of her trainer. Celeb Buzz is reporting on how Teresa Giudice plans to maintain her svelte figure in the new year. The exercise-loving reality star reveals, “It is so rewarding how I feel at the end of the workout, I can’t wait to come back for more. One of the lessons I learned is that this is a lifestyle change. I’m not just here for a couple of months. I’m in it for the long haul.”
Let's face it. No matter how hard the universe tries to dissuade her, Kate Gosselin's quest for a new reality TV show is never going to end.
Accused of child abuse? Kate's not spooked. Publicly humiliated by a coupon blog? No sweat off Kate's back. Hurricane Sandy unfairly coming between Kate and her hair salon? Well, that one almost brought her down. Obviously, Kate has priorities. Through it all, Kate keeps trying… and trying… and trying.
Reportedly, Kate and Kendra Wilkinson have participated in new reality show titled Mom Swap. According to Robert Hoffman, the author of (not for sale) Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, Kate's latest endeavor left her kids traumatized, which doesn't sound like Kate is completely believable.
Reality TV starKendra Wilkinson got in the Halloween spirit this week, Tweeting her excitement over her Halloween "costume".
Kendra showed off some pics on Twitter, sharing the progression of her airbrushed/painted on costume coming together. "I'm backkkkkk bitches! Halloween babyyyyyy. Who can guess what I'm doing….or what I'm being??"
Can we really call it a costume if there are no clothes involved? Where does one wear such a "costume"? Your kids' school Halloween party? Maybe she partied at the Playboy Mansion. Perhaps babysitting for Kelsey Grammer?
Former The Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson is super excited about her husband's newest business venture. Sadly, Hank Baskett's NFLcareer isn't going so well. He's currently a free agent, but Kendra says he has "moved onto the next phase of his life."
The good news – Hank has opened a gym in Los Angeles with his friend Travelle Gaines. They named the gym Performance Gaines. Kendra describes the gym as a private training facility where pro athletes can come to train. Kendra could not be more proud of her husband.
"He loves it," gushesKendra. "This is exactly what he wanted to do in his life."
All together now… who cares?! Once upon a time, Kendra Wilkinson was fun on The Girls Next Door. Now, it seems as if all she talks about is either getting into shape or getting pregnant again. She’s been hinting towards trying for a second baby with hubby Hank Baskett since ten minutes after she popped out the first kid. How old is Hank Jr. now? Four? Five?
Being a celebrity and all, Kendra was caught buying two home pregnancy tests last month, and the news spread quickly. The tests were negative, obviously. But, after thinking she was pregnant, the idea of having another baby is fresh in Kendra’s mind again.
Kendra Wilkinson, author of the new memoir Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, & Getting My Sexy Back and star of Kendra is speaking out about her devastating struggle with postpartum depression so severe it took over her life, nearly destroying her marriage.
In a new exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly, Kendra reveals her harrowing two-year secret breakdown. “I felt devastated, helpless – like I was in a black hole,” Kendra explains of her violent moodswings and a depression so intense it led her to lock herself in the closet to “scream and cry.” Her feelings of isolation and hopelessness reached such dark levels “I even thought of harming myself. I just threatened [suicide] a lot.”.
She admits that during her darkest days she had deep doubts about her marriage, believing: “Hank deserved better than me,” and disclosing, “Hank and I slept in separate bedrooms.”
Kendra believes her depression, which she has battled off and on since adolescence, was triggered following a move to Indiana for husband, Hank Baskett’s NFL career, while subsequently adjusting to a new baby and the filming of her reality show. Feeling compelled to act normal, she “put on a brave face for the cameras,” but was breaking inside behind closed doors, causing her to take things out on Hank, her extended family, and even crew members.
“There were times when I knew I was about to snap. I’d be like, ‘Hank, go! Go away!’ I didn’t feel right. Hank would take the baby, and leave the room,” Kendra recounts. Though she started most of their fights, causing them to argue so much “she feared their marriage was over,” Kendra couldn’t control her anger “at both Hank and herself.”
“I was just mean,” Kendra states, depicting the rages she would fly into; blaming her husband for “their unstable home life” and threatening to leave him, taking Baby Hank, if he didn’t find a steady job. Kendra remembers that her “nagging got so bad” Hank experienced a panic attack and blacked out!
At the root of her fury, was a deep emotional anguish causing her to isolate herself from her husband: “There was no way I could talk about what I was feeling because I didn’t know what it was. So we just had to stay apart.” Despite the turmoil in her relationship, it was her self-loathing that was the most troubling. “I was crying and screaming all night,” she recounts. “I wanted to hide from everyone. I felt like no one understood.” Regardless of her attempts to convey her “self-destructive thoughts”, Hank wasn’t getting it: “He’s not a therapist.”
Contributing to her negative self-thoughts, was the celeb culture where famous mommies brag about losing the baby weight mere weeks after giving birth. Kendra felt hopeless about the clinging pounds nine-months following the birth of her son, despite her attempts to diet and exercise, and she developed poor body image. Her lack of confidence led to further isolation and depression as she avoided her “hotter” friends. Kendra confides that she felt so ugly “she would brush her teeth in pitch-dark, ‘so I wouldn’t have to look at myself in the mirror.’”
Realizing she needed help, Kendra ultimately sought therapy; not wanting to repeat the damaging behavior of her teenage years, which included cutting, hospitalization for depression, and two self-harming attempts. She credits her two-year-old son as her reason to enter therapy, “Baby Hank really made me stop, step back and realize, ‘If I don’t stop acting like this, he’s going to pick up on it.’ “
Now months following those dark days, she looks back on those times, describing: “I can say that it was a real breakdown that I had.” She is thankful she chose a healthy solution to her depression, revealing: “I can’t be selfish anymore,” for the sake of her son and her husband, who she recognizes need her in their lives.
Today, Kendra happily acknowledges she is still working on her recovery “I’ve learned that I need therapy because I’m not 100 percent better,” but she insists: “I’m going to live my life happy.”
Being Kendra hits stores on September 20th. The fourth season of Kendra premiers September 25th on E! at 11/10c.
Thoughts on Kendra’s story and her battle with postpartum depression? Are you impressed that she is open with fans about this harrowing time in her life? Will you be reading her book?
According to the Hollywood Life blog, Kendra went through screaming matches with Hank to self-confidence issues to mood swings. In fact, she even got so jealous of her nanny at one point that she fired her, wanting to take on all of her mommy duties herself.
But Kendra didn’t hit rock bottom until she became so emotionally detached from her husband and their son Hank Jr. that she actually started to contemplate suicide. Kendra however reveals she was able to fight through those thoughts, adding that she would never actually do something to hurt herself or her family.
In addition to her new book, the fourth season of her E! showKendra is also slated to premiere Sep. 25.
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In an interview with UsWeekly this week, Kendra, 25, shares some TMI details with us when she admits her sultry moves on the dance floor have left a lasting impression on her hubby Hank Baskett.
“Right after the [team] dance tonight we walked over to Hank and he said, ‘Honey! I didn’t know you could do the splits!’” Kendra’s pro partner, Louis van Amstel told UsWeekly.
Kendra adds that her new flexibility has come in handy in the bedroom. “It’s definitely great,” said Kendra of the impact DWTS has had on her and Hank’s sex life. “If you come to my trailer after this you may see it moving back and forth. I’m definitely bringing the splits into the bedroom!”
Allrighty. And following her elimination on Tuesday, Kendra revealed that her future plans are to try and have another baby. “We have so much love to give,” said Kendra, mother of 1-year-old son Hank Jr. “We’re just loving baby Hank so much. We’re raising him well, teaching him everything he needs to be taught. But yeah, I really feel like it’s naturally time for another one soon. I really do.”
The Playboy alum added, “We’re practicing for No. 2. Why not? Just one more would be great. And I wouldn’t mind having No. 2…soon!”
As for being voted off DWTS, Kendra admits she’s glad she doesn’t have to worry about the grueling dance rehearsals or watching her diet anymore. Kendra reveals her mother’s day plan is to have an elegant “barbecue” and “relax a little bit.”