After a very public split and documentation of her new single life, Kendra Wilkinson finalized her divorce from Hank Baskett earlier this week. It’s the end of an era, and it happened very quietly, with little to no posting or hinting at it on either Wilkinson or Baskett’s social media.
The high-profile couple was married for almost nine years. A judge signed off on the last divorce papers on Thursday, according to court documents obtained by The Blast. Wilkinson and Bassett first submitted their divorce settlement in October. Those papers detailed custody, support and property requests, according to People. A source close to Wilkinson claimed to People, “It’s still surreal. She’s been waiting to put this all behind her.”
“She was, of course, heartbroken when her marriage fell apart, but soon realized this is what’s best for everyone,” the source said. “She’s focusing on herself, her health and most importantly her children. She’s looking forward to what the future holds.”
Wilkinson was recently reported to be dipping her toes in the dating pool with Bachelorette alum Chad Johnson, but her social media posts suggest that she’s still struggling with the end of her marriage to Baskett.
“I guess it’s just not meant to be,” a tearful Wilkinson said of her marriage in an Instagram Story video on Friday. “Ten years. I did everything I could. It wasn’t good enough. I will always love him. My heart will always remain open for him.”
Back in April 2018, Wilkinson posted a shot of herself with Baskett on social media, captioning the pic, “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.”
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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. ❤️
Wilkinson and Baskett will share legal custody of their two kids, son Hank IV, 9, and daughter Alijah Mary, 4. Keeping on the theme of speaking up about her life as a single working mom, Wilkinson expressed happiness earlier this month in her Twitter and Instagram feeds, writing “No man, no love, no sex, no flowers and I’m fucking happppy,” as a way of celebrating her relationship status on Valentine’s Day. Say what you will, but Wilkinson’s honesty about living the single life is refreshing as hell.
No man, no love, no sex, no flowers and I’m fucking happppy. What the flying fuck. It is possible.
No doubt we will be hearing more from Wilkinson as the journey continues. For now, it looks like she’s finally closed the door on a significant chapter in her life and is moving on without a worry in the world.