Finding out your husband may have cheated on you with a transsexual while dealing with a newborn is hard enough, but for Kendra Wilkinson, it was the decision to send her 4-year-old son Hank IV away that proved to be the hardest choice of all.
Wilkinson’s reasons for sending her son away were certainly the right ones — she wished to protect her child from the extreme emotional fallout that occurred after the news of her husband’s alleged cheating scandal came to light. But what made the decision even harder for Wilkinson was the fact that the person she sent her son to was the very cause of all the turmoil — Kendra’s husband, Hank Baskett.
It was Kendra Wilkinson herself who called Baskett and asked him to take their son to New Mexico, where Hank’s parents live.
As Wilkinson told People in an exclusive interview, “When the news broke, I flipped on Hank and told him to get out of the house.”
But it seems as though, as the entire situation grew more difficult to handle, Wilkinson put a lot of thought into how to best protect her son.
Kendra added, “But then I allowed him [Hank Baskins] to come back and get Little Hank, because we knew there was going to be this s— storm. I had to calm down and really just think logically and figure out what the right thing to do was.”
It wasn’t an easy decision. As Wilkinson said in her interview, “I was like, you need to take him and just hide out for a while. But what was so hard about it was that I felt I just gave my son away to the man who’d cheated on his family.”
In fact, out of all the decisions Wilkinson has had to make since the scandal first broke, sending her son away with his father was the hardest one of all.
“It was so gross to me, but I knew in the back of my mind that he’s a great father, and is the only one who could protect his son. If he’d [Little Hank] stayed here, he’d have been hounded. If I took him to preschool, to the movies, I would not feel safe.” Wilkinson added, “But giving Little Hank to Hank to go to New Mexico was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.”
Kendra Wilkinson kept the baby, Alijah Mary, at home with her. At the time, Wilkinson’s daughter was only 5-weeks-old, so it was necessary that she remain with her mother.
Kendra added that what made the situation even more agonizing was never knowing when she would be reunited with her son.
“Hank never told me, ‘Oh, I’m coming back next week,'” Wilkinson told People. “So I was all alone with Alijah. I wanted my son back, but I didn’t want to do something to hurt Little Hank, like use him as a tug-of-war item. I had to just allow him to think he was just visiting Grandma and Grandpa. It was the right thing to do.”
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