The tabloids had a field day when Hank was exposed for cheating on his wife, who was pregnant with the pair’s second child, during a drug fueled affair with a transgender model. After some very public ups and downs, Kendra is determined to stand by her husband and be open about the situation with their two children, six-year-old Hank, IV and two year old daughter Alijah. Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly. Kendra is explaining all about daddy’s uh ohs and boo-boos to two kids who should be allowed to discover this drama the old fashioned way…by accidentally coming across it while surfing on the Internet at least a decade from now…you know, just like how all other reality stars’ kids learn about their parents’ sordid pasts! But that Kendra, she’s a free spirit, and she wants an open dialogue. Is is just me or should an open dialogue with kids this age be more about the tooth fairy and less about their father’s infidelities. Call me old-fashioned…
“I think being on TV helped us expedite everything a little bit more and push us more into the therapy a lot more,” says Kendra in a recent interview. “It pushed us a little bit more to get to the root of our problem and the root of our feelings.”
Last year reports surfaced about Hank Baskett’s alleged indiscretions with a transgender woman, Ava Sabrina London. YouTube model Ava made her affair with Hank public just weeks after the birth of Hank’s second child, which sent Kendra Wilkinson into a tirade that included flushing her wedding ring down the toilet. A hot minute later, the un-happily married couple were signed up for this season of WeTV’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. At the time of signing, Kendra said, “We needed the help and we really needed to focus on what our real issues were and what we need to do to solve them.”
Now that Marriage Boot Camp is rolling along, Kendra and Hank’s costars are crying foul about the drama that got them on the show in the first place. Co-star and former Jersey Shore reality cast member, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino told his castmates that “We know the type of girl that Kendra is. If that story was real, she would’ve punched him in the motherf—ing face right in front of us.”
“Kendra and Hank will relive that very same journey in WatchIt With Kendra and Hank, which will allow viewers to experience both of their reactions to the episode,” explains WE tv. “Kendra and Hank will appear on screen in a picture-in-picture window for the entire encore – discussing what is happening on screen as the show unfolds.” See clips of WatchIt with Kendra and Hank below.
“TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately,” the network announced almost immediately. “Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being.”
Kendra shares that she had suicidal thoughts when she learned of Hank’s affair after giving birth to the couple’s daughter. The Kendra On Top star confesses that she was so bereft she “questioned her life.”
“I was at a real low,” Kendra admits in a clip for her reality show. “If it wasn’t for breastfeeding Alijah, the bond I had with her, I feel like I would have probably ended my life. I felt like I’m not even supposed to be here.” Luckily Kendra and Hank have turned to counseling, renewing their vows, and the reality TV cameras have helped get Kendra through this tragedy!
Kendra sat down with HuffPost Live to promote the new season. Last week’s season 3 premiere focused on the birth of their baby and the cheating scandal. Kendra also talked about the current status of her marriage and defended her decision to share her marriage troubles with the cameras.
Kendra Wilkinson has had quite a year – she welcomed daughter Alijah Mary and almost immediately afterward rumors surfaced that her husband of five years Hank Baskett had been cheating with a transsexual model!
Kendra reportedly freaked out as news of the affair and reacted by kicking Hank out of their home and flushing her wedding rings down the toilet. Kendra reveals that she first heard of Hank’s alleged indiscretions while the couple was at home. “My agent calls, asking, ‘Is Hank around you right now?'” Kendra recalls. “I was playing around and said, ‘No.’ Hank leaned in and I said, ‘Why? What’s going on?’ “
Kendra shares that she felt the bottom drop out from her life – and although Hank repeatedly denied the affair, she was in a tailspin. And luckily Kendra On Top cameras were there to capture it all!