Hank Baskett just revealed in a brand new interview that after the alleged affair with a transexual surfaced, he didn’t know how to talk to Kendra — and actually had suicidal thoughts! So scary!
We’ve been watching the saga go down before our eyes between Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, and one thing stood out — whenever she would ask her husband what really happened between him and Ava London, he would go silent. Well, the couple have patched up their relationship after all the drama and both sat down for a brand new interview, in which Hank, 32, actually revealed the real reason that it took him so long to come clean to his wife.
Kendra Wilkinson: Hank Baskett’s Depression Affected Everything
“For the past two years, I’ve gone through a serious struggle with depression, and during that time I lost the ability to open up to my best friend, Kendra,” Hank told Us Weekly. “I had trouble thinking of the right thing to say the right way, especially in a situation like this, where it’s your word against someone else’s. One wrong word and I could lose everything.”
Kendra, 29, screamed at Hank many times on Kendra on Top, to try and get answers. In response, Hank would break down and say that in due time he would tell her. However, it was the depression that was holding him back.
“I hit bottom. My greatest fear is losing my family. That’s all I live for,” he said. His fear was rooted in the ending of his career. In 2011, his five-year contract with the NFL was over, and he didn’t know what to do with his life. “I completely lost my identity. I started holding everything in because I felt like no one could understand,” he said.
Hank Reveals Suicidal Thoughts
The magazine also asked him if he ever considered suicide.
“There was a point when I felt I couldn’t defend myself and there was no way for me to make it through this. It’s an extremely tough feeling,” he said. “But I realized there’s no way I could ever check out on my kids and my wife. I’m not a quitter.”
Thankfully, Hank has been seeing a therapist and feels that he’s really grown from it.
He also revealed that now, the couple have spoken about what happened and while they can’t yet reveal any details for “legal factors,” Kendra says she does now “know the truth” and she loves her husband.
Are you shocked the couple got back together, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta