Kendra Wilkinson files for divorce from Hank Baskett
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are officially calling it quits.
On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Kendra on Top star filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, TMZ reports.
According to court documents obtained by the gossip rag, Wilkinson cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, and listed the former couple’s date of separation as Jan. 1, 2018. In addition to requesting joint legal and physical custody of their two young children, 8-year-old son Hank IV and 3-year-old daughter Alijah, the reality TV star wishes to restore Wilkinson as her legal last name.
At the time of this writing, further details about the Girls Next Door alum’s legal docs, including spousal support, have yet to be determined.
Wilkinson, 32, and Baskett, 35, had married in 2009. As Nicki Swift previously reported, the former Playboy model took to Instagram earlier in the day on Friday to confirm that her marriage with the former NFL star had come to an end. The announcement followed recent rumors, as well as a number of emotional social media posts, hinting that they were headed toward divorce.
“Today is the last day of my marriage to this beautiful man,” she captioned a snapshot of the two. “I will forever love Hank and be open but for now we have chosen to go our own ways. 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.”
The Sliding Into Home author continued, “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. 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,” she added. “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.”
As Wilkinson concluded her post, she wrote, “Thank you Hank for a beautiful 8 years of marriage and 2 beautiful kids. I feel so thankful and blessed.”