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

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

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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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Summer

Posted at 11:37 PM on May 19, 2014  

Single Mom!??? Really. what a vain woman…Kendra if you looked around or maybe paid attention to any thing else other then your self single moms are first of all really single!!! there is no man or father of the child to help you emotionally, physically and financially to parent and care for a child. You have all three so stop trying to say you are single mom. In addition , most single moms work outside the house…not like you when you want do a photo shoot or calender shoot on your own time! LOL

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FLmomof3

Posted at 12:45 PM on January 16, 2011  

Kendra, it is time to GROW up and think of your child! Baby Hank should be with BOTH parents. I am sick and tired of your WHINING about everything! You KNEW Hank was a football player BEFORE you EVER hooked up with him. Did u expect THAT to change just because YOU came along? Single Mother MY REAR! Single Mom’s do not have the luxury of a husband paying the bills!

Girl, you have some SERIOUS issues! The second you brought a child into this world, you forfeited the spotlight!

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esw

Posted at 11:22 AM on November 22, 2010  

i dont like her she is skankulous!

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D

Posted at 9:35 AM on November 25, 2010  

No, real single parents are the ones with no financial support or other parent in the child’s life at all.

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michelle

Posted at 8:58 AM on November 18, 2010  

she should be ashamed to be complaining about being a ‘single’ parent, my husband has deployed for iraq twice and i would have given anything to have been with him. poor kendra agh the real single parents are the spouses of deployed soldiers

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Sha

Posted at 5:25 AM on November 18, 2010  

She acts as if her husband is in the military, he’s a basketball player. She chose to move back to LA without him.

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Ed

Posted at 8:29 AM on November 18, 2010  

Ummmmmm, wrong sport!

And the information on Hank is wrong…..he was with Philadelphia, then Indianapolis, then Minnesota.

If Kendra misses all the good, wonderful things that Hank showers her with (affection, romance, etc.) then she should be in Minnesota rather than in LA doing reality shows and partying every weekend……

If she can’t think about herself for two seconds, think of the baby!

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Jami

Posted at 9:50 PM on November 19, 2010  

he’s a football player btw

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Gemma

Posted at 9:26 AM on November 16, 2010  

Kendra…we love you in MN…wish you would have stayed here with Hank!!!

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balex

Posted at 10:13 AM on November 18, 2010  

He’s a dam football player, she friggin knew that..is she mad cause she’s not getting the attention..He could be jobless and a worthless dad..instead he is tryin to provide regerdless of the situation kendra needs to grow the hell up…

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Lori

Posted at 1:29 PM on November 5, 2010  

Glad to see she is managing just fine being a mommy while daddy is away.

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Tiffany

Posted at 11:53 PM on November 4, 2010  

Wow…I do not agree w/ Kendra’s decision to stay in LA when her husband is working in MN. You took vows and your baby needs his father there. Very selfish. Hank is so good! She better be careful!

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LIS

Posted at 3:47 AM on November 24, 2010  

I AGREE POOR HANK HES ALONE =( I WOULD BE BY MY MANS SIDE NO MATTER WHAT BUT HEY WE ALL THINK DIFFERENTLY =) SHES STILL A COOL GIRL BUT SHE SHOULD BE WITH HER MAN AND THE BABY

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d

Posted at 5:25 PM on November 4, 2010  

She’s still a good mom.

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Jj

Posted at 10:29 AM on November 4, 2010  

Her entire career is based on the fact that she can lie on her back and spread her legs. Wow that’s just awesome.

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harley

Posted at 1:55 AM on December 31, 2010  

She didnt spread her legs for all of you out there that think that. she was a MODEL not a porn star!

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a2zfgi

Posted at 2:54 PM on November 3, 2010  

Careful Kendra. Don’t tell anyone you push him down or the next thing you know, you be up on charges for child abuse. Be careful.

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Posted at 7:17 AM on November 7, 2010  

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NANCEY

Posted at 1:33 PM on November 11, 2010  

i love miley its just somthimes she could be a littel anerpropreate

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Posted at 1:34 PM on November 11, 2010  

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