Kendra Wilkinson has a new love in her life — and the relationship sounds like it’s off to a great start. Since finalizing the details of her divorce earlier in the year, Wilkinson has opened herself up to dating, and she’s making it clear she isn’t settling for just anyone.
“Been dating myself lately,” Wilkinson captioned a Monday Instagram post featuring a fresh-faced photo of herself. “Getting to know myself and even falling in love. Love and happiness is real without waiting on someone or something to do it for you.”
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Been dating myself lately. Getting to know myself and even falling in love. Love and happiness is real without waiting on someone or something to do it for you. Been taking a lot of patience, empathy, and discipline…. well, except with the dick head I flipped off on the road the other day…😜
Wilkinson admitted it had “been taking a lot of patience, empathy and discipline” before playfully adding to the otherwise Zen post, “Well, except with the dick head I flipped off on the road the other day.”
In April, Wilkinson and Hank Baskett filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. At the time, Wilkinson wrote on Instagram that she will “forever love Hank” but that the pair had “chosen to go our own ways.”
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Today is the last day of my marriage to this beautiful man. I will forever love Hank and be open but for now we have chosen to go our own ways. I’m beyond sad and heartbroken because i did believe in forever, that’s why i said yes but unfortunately too much fear has gotten in the way. We are both amazing parents and our kids will be happy n never know the difference other than seeing mama smile. Sometimes love looks funny. We are told to make sacrifices in life if it’s true love well in this case it’s me. I want to see happy Hank again… i miss that. Marriage was just a piece of paper and a piece of jewelry but our hearts will always be real. U will prob see us together a lot but it’s because there’s no hate. Love wins in this case it’s just looks a little funny. Thank you Hank for a beautiful 8 years of marriage and 2 beautiful kids. I feel so thankful and blessed. ❤️
Then, in October, she tweeted she’d “signed my last divorce paper,” calling the experience “brutal” and revealing she “fought to save til the last second.” And, really, anyone who follows Wilkinson on social media or tuned into her We TV series, Kendra on Top, can attest to as much. Among couples therapy, individual therapy and giving Baskett the benefit of the doubt, Wilkinson put in the work in the wake of the cheating scandal that rocked their marriage in 2014.
Although attempts to save the union were not successful, the former couple has managed to stay on good terms. The two, who were married for eight years, share custody of son Hank Randall IV, 8, and daughter Alijah Mary, 4.
In recent months, Wilkinson’s social media feeds have reflected her newfound single status and dedication to rediscovering herself. In addition to a steady stream of photos of her kids, her posts often include her best friend, Jessica Hall, whose house Wilkinson celebrated Thanksgiving at this year.
“My girl @iamjessicahall hosted an amazing Thanksgiving. Her home was filled with laughter and love. Beyond thankful for my life, health and the people who truly believe in me. Thankful for my babies… my purpose,” Wilkinson wrote on Friday.
Of course, that’s not to say the reality star has this whole recently divorced lifestyle 100 percent figured out. But for now, it looks like she’s loving her life, and with that, we’re cheering her on all the way.