“I do believe Hank and I will survive this but it’s going to take a lot of time,” she tells Extra. “I will give him the benefit of the doubt. I mean, he’s just too amazing.”
Baskett, 32, reportedly had a fling with Ava London while Wilkinson, 29, was eight-months pregnant with daughter Alijah. After finding out about the affair, the former Playboy Playmate threw her wedding photos into the pool and flushed her wedding ring down the toilet. She was also spotted seeking legal advice from a divorce attorney when news of Baskett’s cheating had gotten out.
“I’d be so dumb to divorce him right now and see him with another girl,” Wilkinson added. “I mean, come on. He treats me like a queen!”
Wilkinson’s comments echoed the ones she made during an interview with Access Hollywood, in which the mom-of-two partly blamed herself for Baskett’s infidelity.
“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.”
“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,” she added of their marriage before Baskett’s tryst with London. “He was very lost. Very, very lost. I wish I would’ve had it in my heart to slow down a little bit and listened.”