Kendra Wilkinson files for divorce from Hank Baskett after nine years of marriage

Kendra Wilkinson opens up about filing for divorce from her husband Hank Baskett in an emotional post.

                            Kendra Wilkinson files for divorce from Hank Baskett after nine years of marriage
Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson (Getty Images)

Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett have decided to split after almost nine years of marriage. Kendra filed for divorce from the former football player citing irreconcilable differences. In the court documents that were obtained by People, it was stated that the couple mentioned January 1 as their date of separation.

The couple has filed for joint custody of their two kids (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Feld Entertainment)

The couple, who are parents to Hank Baskett IV, 8, and Alijah Mary Baskett, 3, has requested for a joint legal and physical custody of their kids. At the same time, Kendra is also seeking restoration of her maiden name, Wilkinson. Kendra confirmed the news about the split with an emotional Instagram post which she posted hours before the details of their divorce emerged. 

In the message, Kendra mentioned how she would never stop loving Hank even though the pair has decided to go their separate ways. “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,” she captioned the picture of her and Hank. 

Kendra had spoken about their marital problems in her social media posts (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Maxim)

She further added how it was unfortunate that their relationship could not work out but assured her fans that they would still be loving parents towards their kids. "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," she wrote. 

This is not the first time that Kendra took to social media to discuss the problems she and Hank had been facing. Kendra had hinted that the marriage was headed to a downfall after she posted a message on Instagram in which she spoke about giving up and how the marriage had been hard. "Ten years," she said, crying. "I did everything I could. It wasn't good enough. I will always love him and my heart will always remain open for him. I believed in forever, I really did. Guess it’s just not meant to be. I’m so scared, but I have to get strong for my kids — I will."

She also posted a picture of their wedding ring and captioned it as “I believed.” At the same time, on Sunday (March 25) Kendra posted a series of Instagram stories in which she begged her fans to show her support while she is dealing with a difficult situation emotionally in her personal life. In order to tell her fans about the struggles she has been facing, the television personality shared series of black and white photos with overlaid text which were captioned with wordings like "life isn't making any sense to me right now" and "I need to love myself again..."