Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett have ended their marriage as Wilkinson just confirmed their split.
The former Playboy model and the reality TV star announced on Friday that it was the last day of her marriage to the 35-year-old former NFL football player, Baskett. The 32-year-old Wilkinson took to Instagram and shared a picture of the two, along with a lengthy statement about marriage coming to an end.
“Today is the last day of my marriage to this beautiful man,” she writes in her Instagram post. “I will forever love Hank and be open but for now we have chosen to go our own ways.”
Wilkinson and Baskett’s separation news comes after talk of their marital troubles in recent months. The now ex-couple spoke out publicly about a sex scandal that led their relationship to almost an end back in 2015.
Wilkinson writes, “I’m beyond sad and heartbroken because I did believe in forever, that’s why I said yes but unfortunately too much fear has gotten in the way.”
She continued in the post, “We are both amazing parents and our kids will be happy n never know the difference other than seeing mama smile. Sometimes love looks funny. We are told to make sacrifices in life if it’s true love well in this case it’s me.”
The couple shares two children together — Alijah Mary, 3, and Henry Randall, 8.
Wilkinson gained popularity on the E! reality show The Girls Next Door, the show followed the lives of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s then-girlfriends. Following Wilkinson’s stint on the reality TV show, she tied the knot with Baskett in a ceremony at the Playboy Mansion back in 2009, their wedding ceremony was documented on the E! spin-off series Kendra.
She concluded in her post: “I want to see happy Hank again… i miss that. Marriage was just a piece of paper and a piece of jewelry but our hearts will always be real. U will prob see us together a lot but it’s because there’s no hate. Love wins in this case it’s just looks a little funny. Thank you Hank for a beautiful 8 years of marriage and 2 beautiful kids. I feel so thankful and blessed.”