How scary! Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett have been through so much, and the couple faced their toughest challenge yet on the latest episode of ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars’ — imagining what will happen when one of them dies. Cue the waterworks!
Kendra Wilkinson, 29, and Hank Baskett, 32, are healthy as can be, but the most recent challenge on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars put Hank on a fake deathbed — and poor Kendra at her husband’s side, repeating the mean things she said during their last fight. Not fair, WEtv! It was an emotional event that left the couple reeling, and also made them realize how much they truly care about each other.
Kendra and Hank’s marital problems have been very public for some time. Once blissfully happy, the couple has been working on keeping their union intact ever since it was revealed that Hank had allegedly slept with a transgender prostitute. Since joining the cast of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, the couple have gone through many challenges, but nothing like this.
In this heartbreaking episode, Kendra was led into a room equipped with a hospital bed and fake life support machine, where Hank lay motionless, pretending to be on the verge of death. Kendra is immediately distraught, sobbing at the sight of her husband looking so helpless. But, it gets worse! Co-hosts Elizabeth and Jim Carroll tell the Playboy model to repeat what she told Hank during their last fight, as these are the last words he would ever hear.
They tell her that Hank was so upset by their fight that he went for a drive and got in an accident — and now he’s going to die. Harsh, much? Throughout the ordeal, even Hank cries as Kendra says her final goodbyes to her husband before “pulling the plug” on his life. Elizabeth and Jim tell Kendra to “let him go,” and she is forced to symbolically say goodbye to her husband of six years.
“You are my heart, you are my soul,” Kendra says. “I love you. I will always love you.” Are you sobbing at your computer yet? Just us?
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— Samantha Wilson