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Kendra Wilkinson: 'Why I Left Hank And How I Became A Single Mom'

Wed, November 3, 2010 9:37am EDT by 21 Comments

The former Girl Next Door talks about how hard it is to be apart from her footballer husband, Hank Baskett and how horrible it is that he’ll miss out on baby Hank’s special moments — like learning to talk and walk.

Since her husband Hank Baskett left the Philadelphia Eagles and signed with the Minnesota Vikings, Kendra star Kendra Wilkinson has to deal with a lot of big changes, including being a ‘single mom’ to the couple’s son 11-month-old son Hank IV. The reality show star has decided to move back to Los Angeles, Calif., alone and raise Hank Jr. while her husband continues to travel with his football team. “Hank’s not going to be there forever, but with him not physically here, I’m a single parent now,” Kendra tells Life&Style.

Kendra wants her future little girl to be a tomboy just like Shiloh Jolie-Pitt!

Although Kendra is happy to be back on the West Coast with her friends and family, it is extremely hard being away from Hank, 28, and knowing that he is missing out on quality time with the baby. “The hardest part for sure, though, is Hank missing the baby’s milestones,” she says.

Kendra says that Hank hasn’t missed out on any big moments yet, but she sees that baby Hank is learning new things everyday. “He’s talking a little bit and is going to walk any day now,” Kendra explains. “When he looks like he’s about to walk, I kind of push him down because I want Hank to be here and see it! I’m like, ‘Wait for Dad!’ I have about eight video cameras, and one is always in my back pocket so I’m ready to record.” I understand where she’s coming from, but don’t you think it’s a little selfish to try to stop little Hank from taking his first steps?

Kendra’s not only a great mom, she’s a multi-tasker!

The 25-year-old is also already having trouble adjusting to the fact that she and her hubby no longer get to enjoy their romantic rituals. “I miss little things like waking up next to him every morning. He sings to me every morning — what guy does that? Hank is just an all-around man,” Kendra gushes. “He knows how to cook a good steak, so I’ll miss his steaks for the next couple of months. I’m going to miss crying to him, taking showers together and getting deep-tissue massages. Just everything.”

Kendra thinks Hank IV will grow up to be a star athlete!

Luckily, Kendra has a wonderful support system in Los Angeles, including her family, as well as Hank’s. “We call baby Hank our centerpiece because he’s the reason for all of our family to come together, ” Kendra says. But still, there is no substitute for her husband. She knows that the two of them have to be a team and try to make the long distance relationship work. “I’m going to go back to the minus-2-degree weather to spend Thanksgiving, baby Hank’s 1st birthday and Christmas in a small one bedroom hotel room with my husband and son. That’s all that matters to me.” Aww! It’s great that they’re going to get to spend the holidays together!

–Leigh Blickley

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