The reality star posts a lengthy message confirming the end of her marriage to Hank Baskett.
_UPDATE on 4/6 at 3pm PT: Kendra Wilkinson has officially filed for divorce, according to TMZ. She cited irreconcilable differences._
Wilkinson took to Instagram on Friday to announce that today is "the last day" of their marriage. Alongside a photo of the two in happier times, she included the caption:
Today is the last day of my marriage to this beautiful man. 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. 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. 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.
Kendra and Hank tied the knot on June 27, 2009 at the Playboy Mansion. They have two children, Hank Jr., 8, and Alijah, 3. They previously weathered a very public cheating scandal back in 2014, after Baskett allegedly had an affair with a transgender model. On "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars," Baskett said he was merely trying to score some weed when he showed up to the models' apartment, but things escalated when he came out of the restroom to find her making out with another woman.
Their split shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been following Kendra on social media over the last few weeks. In March, she opened up about having "issues" in her marriage, issues they were "trying too hard to overcome." She added they were not faking the drama for their reality show.
She also posted a series of emotional videos on her Instagram stories on Monday, breaking down in tears as she talked about her dissolving relationship with her husband. "10 years, I did everything I could. It wasn't good enough," she confessed. "I will always love him and my heart will always remain open for him. I believed him forever, I really did. Guess it's just not meant to be. I'm so scared, but I have to get strong for my kids. I will. Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me at the moment, every little ounce of love helps, thank you. I never thought I'd see the day, really."
On Twitter, she added: "Today will be the saddest, scariest day of my life. Today I will have to be the strongest I’ve ever been. Today, my rebirth begins."