Kendra Wilkinson: ‘Today is the last day of my marriage’ to Hank Baskett

It’s officially over. Kendra Wilkinson confirmed in an Instagram post on Friday, April 6, that she and Hank Baskett have called it quits after nearly nine years as a married couple.

“Today is the last day of my marriage to this beautiful man,” the Kendra on Top star, 32, captioned a photo with the former NFL player, 35. “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.”

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett, husband of former Playmate and Hugh Hefner girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson, puts his hand on her pregnant tummy as they pose on the red carpet before the taping of the 2009 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles July 15, 2009. The awards show will be telecast on ESPN July 19. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SPORT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Bassett attend The 2010 ESPY Awards Arrivals at Shrine Theatre on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by BRIAN LINDENSMITH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 27: Playmate/actress Kendra Wilkinson (R) and husband, American football player Hank Baskett (L) attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 27, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) NFL pro football player Hank Baskett and television personality Kendra Wilkinson Baskett arrive for the grand opening of the Sugar Factory inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on February 14, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson attend Project Angel Food's 2011 Divine Design Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on December 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson attend the SoHo Project Presents: Masquerade - Unmasking The Face Of Lung Cancer at The London Hotel on November 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson attend IGN and Capcom's party celebrating the launch of Resident Evil 6 at Lure on September 28, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: (L-R) Hank Baskett, Hank Baskett Jr. and Kendra Wilkinson attend the premiere of 'Frankenweenie' at the El Capitan Theatre on September 24, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actors Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson arrive with son, Hank Randall Baskett IV, at the World premiere of 'Frozen' held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 05: TV personalites Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson Baskett with their son Hank Baskett IV attend the premiere of Disney's 'Planes' presented by Target at the El Capitan Theatre on August 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - MAY 16: (L-R) Hank Baskett, Hank Baskett VI and Kendra Wilkinson attend the 2nd Annual Hank Baskett Classic VIP reception at the Terranea Resort and Spa on May 16, 2013 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - MAY 17: Football player Hank Baskett and television personality Kendra Wilkinson attend the 2nd annual Hank Baskett Classic golf tournament at Terranea Resort and Spa on May 17, 2013 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Ben Horton/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personalities Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson arrive at the QVC 5th Annual Red Carpet Style event at The Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 11: TV Personalities Hank Baskett (L) and Kendra Wilkinson (R) attend the 'The Hungover Games' premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre on February 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: NFL Hank Baskett and actress Kendra Wilkinson attended the 4th Annual Champions For Choice In Education Pre-ESPY Event at Luxe Hotel on July 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 31: Television personalities Hank Baskett (L) and Kendra Wilkinson arrive at the WE tv celebration of the premiere of 'Kendra On Top' and 'Driven To Love' at Estrella Sunset on March 31, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 08: Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett celebrate Wilkinson's birthday during the premiere celebration for WE tv's 'Kendra on Top' and 'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man' on June 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for WE tv)
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She added, “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.”

Wilkinson assured her 2.7 million Instagram followers that they “will prob see us together a lot” because their separation was amicable. “Love wins in this case it’s just looks a little funny,” she added. “Thank you Hank for a beautiful 8 years of marriage and 2 beautiful kids. I feel so thankful and blessed.”

The former Playboy model’s emotional message came just a week after Us Weekly exclusively revealed that she plans to file for divorce from Baskett, with whom she shares son Hank IV, 8, and daughter Alijah, 3. She attended a Los Angeles Kings game with Hank IV on Thursday, April 5, amid the drama.

“She’s been really unhappy and felt uncomfortable in the marriage,” a source told Us at the time. “They have been fighting a lot.”

Wilkinson has since spoken candidly on social media about her marital issues. She broke down in tears in a series of Instagram Story videos on Monday, April 2, saying, “I did everything I could. It wasn’t good enough. I will always love him. My heart will always remain open for him. I believed him forever. I really did. Guess it’s just not meant to be. I’m so scared. I have to get strong for my kids.”

The estranged couple previously tried to work on their issues on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars in 2015 after the former athlete was accused of having an affair with a transgender woman. He explained at the time that he met the trans model while trying to buy marijuana, claiming he did not engage when she fondled him through his shorts.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: Playboy Models Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson attends the unveiling of Holly Madison's ''Girls Next Door'' jewelry collection at the Kitson Los Angeles boutique on July 29, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 12: Publisher Hugh Hefner with Girls Next Door Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt in the audience during the 36th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Warren Beatty held at the Kodak Theatre on June 12, 2008 in Hollywood, California. The show will air on USA Network at 9PM PST on June 25, 2008. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Playboy Model Kendra Wilkinson of 'The Girls Next Door' attends National Lampoon's A Night of Fantasy with The Girls Next Door & Ludacris at The Playboy Mansion on September 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - AUGUST 30: (Left) Bridget Marquardt and (Right) Kendra Wilkinson from 'The Girls Next Door' pose for photographs before entering The Pool at Harrah's on August 30, 2008 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 'The Girls Next Door' reality series star Kendra Wilkinson attends a signing of 'Playboy Cover to Cover: The 50s' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on November 15, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 15: (L-R) Girls Next Door Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner and Girl Next Door Holly Madison attend Playboy and Stoli's celebration of the September cover appearance and pictorial for 'The Girls Next Door' on August 15, 2006 at the Social Hollywood in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Playboy Enterprises, Inc.)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 3: Playboy Publisher Hugh Hefner, poses with Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison at the 'Hugh Hefner And the Girls Next Door' DVD signing at Tower Records on August 3, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 18: 'Girls Next Door' cast member Kendra Wilkinson attends the 2007 NBA All-Star Game 'Diddy' After Party at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino on February 18, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Kendra Wilkinson is seen on April 06, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chinchilla/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 17: Playmate Kendra Wilkinson attends the panel discussion for 'The Girls Next Door' during the E! Networks presentation at the 2005 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 17, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Football player Hank Baskett, Hank Baskett IV, TV personality Kendra Wilkinson, Catriona McGinn, Michael Gosselaar and actor Mark Paul Gosselaar attend Safe Kids Day Los Angeles 2014 at The Lot on April 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Safe Kids Worldwide)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: TV personality Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett and Hank Baskett IV arrive at Safe Kids Day at The Lot on April 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Hank Baskett IV, Kendra Wilkinson, and Hank Baskett attend the Safe Kids Day at The Lot on April 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 08: TV Personality Kendra Wilkinson attends the Cedars Sinai Sports Spectacular Women's Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
Apr. 27, 2010 - Hollywood, California, U.S. - Hank Bassett and Kendra Wilkinson during the premiere of new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, on April 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.. 2010.K64685MGE(Credit Image: © Michael Germana/Globe Photos/Z
Los Angeles, California, USA. 28th Feb, 2014. Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett attending the 5th Annual QVC Red Carpet Style Held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2014. 2014 © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News
Los Angeles, California, USA. 28th Feb, 2014. Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett attending the 5th Annual QVC Red Carpet Style Held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2014. 2014 © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News
FILE PIX: Culver City, CA, USA. 2nd June, 2012. Hank Baskett, who is married to Kendra Wilkinson, is accused of having an affair with a transsexual model. 24th June, 2014. PICTURED: June 2, 2012 - Culver City, California, U.S. - HANK BASKETT and KENDRA WILKINSON arrive for the Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards 2012 on the Sony Studio Lot. © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News
June 2, 2012 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Jun 02, 2012 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Sport Personality HANK BASKETT, Actress KENDRA WILKINSON at the Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards 2012 held at Sony Studios, Los Angeles. (Credit Image: © Paul Fenton/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Mar. 27, 2010 - Hollywood, California, United States - KENDRA Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett open the pool season at Wet Republic at MGM Grand resort & casino Las Vegas,Nevada 03-27-2010. 2010.KENDRA WILKINSON (KENDRA BASKETT) and Husband HANK BASKETT.K64535EG(Credit Image: © Ed Geller/Globe
Mar. 27, 2010 - Hollywood, California, United States - KENDRA Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett open the pool season at Wet Republic at MGM Grand resort & casino Las Vegas,Nevada 03-27-2010. 2010.KENDRA WILKINSON (KENDRA BASKETT) and Husband HANK BASKETT.K64535EG(Credit Image: © Ed Geller/Globe
Mar. 27, 2010 - Hollywood, California, United States - KENDRA Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett open the pool season at Wet Republic at MGM Grand resort & casino Las Vegas,Nevada 03-27-2010. 2010.KENDRA WILKINSON (KENDRA BASKETT) and Husband HANK BASKETT.K64535EG(Credit Image: © Ed Geller/Globe
July 06, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Reality TV personality KENDRA WILKINSON and her husband HANK BASKETT promote her new book 'Sliding Into Home' at Borders Books Columbus Circle. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMApress.com)
July 06, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - HANK BASKETT attends his wife's reality TV personality KENDRA WILKINSON book signing for her new book 'Sliding Into Home' at Borders Books Columbus Circle. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMApress.com)
July 06, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Reality TV personality KENDRA WILKINSON and her husband HANK BASKETT promote her new book 'Sliding Into Home' at Borders Books Columbus Circle. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMApress.com)
July 06, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Reality TV personality KENDRA WILKINSON and her husband HANK BASKETT promote her new book 'Sliding Into Home' at Borders Books Columbus Circle. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMApress.com)
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