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.”
Those pesky rumors of trouble in Kendra Wilkinson’smarital paradise simply refuse to go away.
The Dancing With The Starscontestant and Playboy Playmate graces the latest cover of In Touch magazine with hubby Hank Baskett under the heading “Torn Apart By Another Woman.”
Except when you read the article, it is actually Kendra who is reported to be cheating on her husband with another woman. That woman is Jessica Hall, also a Playboy Playmate.
In Touch reports Kendra is very unhappy in her marriage and on March 26, she flew off to Las Vegas with her girlfriend Jessica. The two were then spotted making out at the MGM Grand’s Wet Republic.
In between the girl on girl make-out sessions and endless shots, onlookers reveal the girls really seemed to be enjoying each other’s company. “After a bunch of drinks, Kendra and Jessica really started getting crazy,” a source tells In Touch. She “looked thrilled to be letting loose without her man in town.”
As for Hank, he is said to be unhappy about Kendra’s Vegas trip. “He hadn’t wanted it to be a girls’ trip,” a source explains adding that Hank and Kendra have been fighting non stop lately.
“They were arguing a lot right before DWTS started,” reveals another source. “Kendra wanted to spend more time with friends. But Hank thought she should be with him and Hank Jr.”
“They just keep dragging on the misery,” adds the insider. “Sometimes, it seems like it would be best to end it.” Yikes.
It seems Kendra Wilkinson, star of the E! network’s Kendra, is about to become a sex tape pioneer, as a new report reveals she will be the first “celebrity” to release a lesbian sex tape.
Yes, less than a year after her first hetero sex tape was released, which was an instant success by the way, RadarOnline is reporting a girl-on-girl sequel is on its way to being sold publicly.
According to Radar, the lesbian sex tape was shot around the same time as her first sex tape with an ex-boyfriend. “Kendra has sex in the video with Taryn Ryan,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “They were friends and were hanging out together, with their boyfriends.”
And what can we expect from the tape? “It’s a long tape, about 45 minutes. And there is nothing left to the imagination,” states the source, adding that the tape was shot by Justin Frye, Kendra’s ex boyfriend and partner in the first sex tape.
Vivid, which released the first tape, is now working out the details for the release of the new tape. As for more details of the newer sex tape, “Kendra and Taryn started fooling around and then Kendra wanted the light turned off,” the source revealed. “But the camera that was recording them had night vision, so it looks like the Paris Hilton porn tape. Everything is completely clear.”
The “explicit” tape will show Kendra and Taryn “laughing at first, and the guys are encouraging them to kiss each other. They started kissing while giggling and then things got hotter.”
And while Kendra has publicly assailed the release of the first sex tape, RadarOnline adds that she secretly signed off on the deal and received a hefty payday. Plus Radar also broke the story last year that Kendra had secretly planned to sell the sex tapes while she was living in the Playboy mansion. In fact, she even formed a company to sell the sex tapes though the deal never went through.
As for the first sex tape, Kendra got a large up-front fee and a percentage of sales from Vivid. The same deal is expected on the newest sex tape.
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Click The Continue Reading Button To See a photo of Taryn plus some slightly NSFW images from the sex tape!
The magazine cover, which came out today, headlines ‘Divorce Drama!’ Adding that the 25-year-old Playmate and star of E! reality show Kendra has met up with divorce lawyers behind Hank’s back.
According to In Touch, Kendra and Hank have been fighting over everything, and are not looking forward to spending time together once football season is over. “One night she actually told him, ‘I’m done,” reveals a source close to the couple adding that “the meeting [with a divorce lawyer] took place in December.”
The mag adds that Kendra now wants to protect her assets and has began preparing a post-nuptial agreement with her attorney. Meaning Hank won’t see a dime from the reported millions of dollars she made from her sex tape in addition to an estimated 2010 earning of $2 million. “Kendra is making a lot of money these days, but Hank’s not earning as much as he did when they got married. She’s just looking out for her own interests,” a friend of Kendra’s explains.
Kendra reportedly sees herself as the breadwinner in her marriage as Hank’s one year contract with the Vikings only netted him $800,000.
“Kendra misses being single,” adds the source. “When they got married, Hank made far more money than Kendra … now he makes a lot less than Kendra.”
Kendra and Hank’s marriage has been plagued with rumors of marital problems for the past few months now. There seems to be some smoke though the verdict is still out on an actual fire.
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The world watched reality star Kendra Wilkinson turn down an offer to pose for Playboy again on Sunday’s season premiere of her E! show Kendra, hence the reason Kendra’s appearance on the new Playboy cover (the December issue) has a lot of people wondering what changed.
But it seems Kendra, 25, has a good explanation for why she is covering Playboy magazine once again. Kendra took to her blog to explain the new cover:
“Hey guys! So I wanted to clear something up really quick! A lot of you saw on my show that I was struggling to decide whether to pose for Playboy again or not. I AM on the December cover of Playboy but it wasn’t from a recent shoot. The photos are from a shoot I did 2 years ago when I was still living in the mansion. I’m flattered to be on the cover again and as you all know Playboy has a very special place in my heart! I just wanted you guys to know I didn’t recently pose.”
Kendra, mother of 11 month old baby Hank, could be seen on her show premiere contemplating posing for Playboy, that is until hubby Hank Baskettwas able to talk her out of it. More photos of Kendra from the Playboy shoot below.
In other Kendra news, her mom Patti Wilkinson is now speaking out on her behalf, and defending her marriage to Hank. In a new interview with RadarOnline, Patti reveals Hank and Kendra are just fine following her move to LA without Hank. “They will have more kids,” Patti added. “I just don’t know when.”
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