But they weren’t always, as is painfully shown during a new teaser for Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. The show was filmed before Kendra and Hank publicly worked out their issues, and a new teaser for the series’ Friday episode shows just how bad things were at one point.
The clip, shown by E! News, shows Kendra and Hank in an intense therapy session, letting their emotions flow as they work through the problems that almost ended their relationship of six years.
“I don’t think you’re strong enough to go through this shit, Hank,” Kendra says to her husband. “I think you’re going to go the other way and commit suicide or something.”
The pair hit a very public rough patch in their relationship when Hank, a former NFL player, was accused of cheating on Kendra. The evidence, including an audio recording of one of his and his mistress’ alleged encounters, mounted against Hank, who later admitted that while he had “messed up” by being “not loyal,” he never actually cheated on his wife.
The family’s reality show, Kendra on Top, kept filming through most of the debacle, showing their struggles and eventual reconciliation.
“I’m sorry,” Hank says to Kendra in the new clip of their appearance on Marriage Boot Camp. “I can’t make you trust me. I can do everything I can do to try to get you to.”
He added, “Please forgive me of the way that I’ve hurt you. I never want to see you like this again ever.”
Through tears, Kendra forgives Hanks, telling him, “I need you to get stronger for your kids, too, though.”