Kendra Wilkinson Says Cheating Husband Hank Baskett “Deserves a Second Chance,” Blames Herself for His Affair
Though she has flushed her wedding ring down the toilet, Kendra Wilkinson isn’t ready to ditch her husband just yet.
The former Girls Next Door star recently revealed that feels she’s starting to realize she may have played a part in Hank Baskett’s affair with a transgender woman. Appearing on Access Hollywood, the mom-of-two said that she hopes she still can work things out with her partner of five years.
“Life is too short,” she explained. “And this man who I loved for six years, I believe deserves — and everyone around us … everyone knows that this man deserves a second chance if he did make a mistake. And right now I’m working that out.”
When asked about whether or not the she’s seeking a divorce from ther retired NFL player, Wilkinson replied, “I honestly don’t have a decision right now. This has been a lot to handle, and a lot for me to think about, especially after giving birth to a baby.”
“But at the end of the day,” she continued. “[Hank] comes from an amazing place, an amazing background. He’s a perfect guy. He’s never done me wrong. He’s not like some douchebag. He’s never treated me wrong. And he’s an amazing father.”
Wilkinson, 29, also added that she partly blames herself for not being there for her husband at his time of need. According to her, Baskett, 32, was struggling with some personal demons when Wilkinson was pregnant with their second child, leading him to start an fling with Ava London.
“There were real moments where Hank did come to me and try to talk to me about some things. He was struggling for a little bit. He was struggling,” she admitted. “He was going through a lot of stuff that nobody knows about. And he was trying to talk to me about it, and I would not deal with it.”
“He was very lost. Very, very lost,” she said of her husbands issues, which she refused to disclose on his behalf. “I wish I would’ve had it in my heart to slow down a little bit and listened.”
News of Hank’s affair first reached Kendra when she received a phone call from her agent five weeks after giving birth to Hank’s daughter, Alijah Mary Baskett. After flushing her wedding ring down the toilet, the reality star sought out legal council from a divorce lawyer — even admitting to one particular attorney that her “marriage is down the drain.”