Kendra Wilkinson says her marriage is “amazing.” It’s a dramatic difference in her attitude to her marriage to Hank Baskett. But the reality TV star has made a serious commitment to repair the rips that occurred after Hank Baskett’s betrayals, she told People.
What happened to cause what Kendra termed both emotional and physical pain? The knowledge that her husband Hank Baskett cheated on her in a very public scandal. But now, at 29, the reality TV star chose an approach that involves holistic therapy for healing and recovery.
The new season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars premieres Friday on WE TV, and Kendra explained that she was initially hesitant. But the knowledge that she could find psychological healing through the therapists on staff, as well as seclusion to help bring the estranged couple together made a difference.
“It wasn’t an immediate yes, but we thought about it and then we said yes,” said Kendra.
“We’re going through a huge marital crisis at the time. It has four amazing therapists that are willing to help us for two weeks, away from social media, away from TV, away from the world and we’re in. I mean come on.”
Recently, Kendra appeared on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss her physical and emotional problems, as the Inquistr reported. She revealed that she felt better after losing her post-baby pounds with a high fat, low-carb Atkins diet.
“I researched the perfect diet for after baby… I love meat, I love vegetables, it’s low-carb… it’s working so good… You have to go on a diet and really take care of your body,” she said.
But although she feels so good about her weight loss, Kendra feels intense anxiety about her marriage, she told Dr. Oz. And above all, Wilkinson emphasized that she feels fear about her children and her future.
Kendra repeatedly expressed anger at the person who she calls a “home-wrecker.” However, Wilkinson implied that she does feel Hank cheated on her by having an alleged affair with transgender model Ava Sabrina London. She pleaded for people to stop believing all the rumors, and expressed concern that she’s not sure how to progress in her life with the relationship problems that plague her.
In addition, Kendra revealed that she suffered throughout and after the cheating scandal, reported Yahoo!. And although the couple tried therapy, the responsibility for their children Hank IV, 5, and Alijah, 12-months made it challenging.
“We were seeking therapy, but we would go home and we would have to take care of two young kids, and the focus would go back on them and never about us. So when this opportunity came to get away for two weeks, with no kids, no distractions, that is exactly what we needed at that time.”
Now the couple works on their marriage each day, and they’re seeing the results.
“Our marriage is amazing right now,” she declared. “We are working on it every single day. It’s a lot of work, 24/7, but we’re both willing to put that time in and really stick it through. We’re both in it for the long run, and we both have goals, and they’re both the same.”
Prior to Marriage Boot Camp, Kendra says that they had a dangerous crisis.
“I mean, what we were dealing with was a life-threatening crisis, a marital crisis. Yes, it was a very dangerous decision to make, to solve our problems on TV, but I’m a person that doesn’t give a s–t what anybody says, so I was honestly seeking the help…Most people would be like, ‘Why would you do that in front of people?’ I don’t look at it like that. Everybody might call it a show, but I call it therapy.”
“I never knew what the word forgiveness meant until I did Marriage Boot Camp, and that was the key. I thought forgiveness meant to be a slave to the other person and to give in and to give them the power. It’s not about that. Forgiveness, I learned, is about unity,” she said. “Me not becoming a slave. Me having the power. Not letting anybody or anything from my past control my moment I’m in now. Marriage Boot Camp has made me an extremely strong person — a stronger person than I’ve ever been in my life.”
[Image Via the Dr. Oz Show]