Kendra Wilkinson’s ‘hanging in there’ post-divorce, pal says

Gettin’ by. Kendra Wilkinson’s best friend, Jessica Hall, says the reality TV personality is managing just fine amid her divorce from husband Hank Baskett.

“Besides everything, she’s hanging in there!” Hall, 35, exclusively told Us Weekly at the The Glenlivet & Malbon Golf To Benefit Athletes vs. Cancer event on Monday, July 16. “She’s just focusing on being a mom right now … and her career. There’s nothing else she can do.”

The former Girls Next Door star, 33, filed for divorce from Baskett, 35, in April after nine years of marriage. Prior to the split, the pair — who share Hank IV, 8, and Alijah, 4 — experienced their fair share of ups and downs, including the athlete’s alleged 2014 affair while Wilkinson was pregnant with their daughter. A source told Us Weekly in April that the Sliding Into Home author was “in a much better place” after she filed for the divorce.

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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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In June, Wilkinson posted a sultry photo of herself for her birthday where she proclaimed she was ready to find her “sexy side again” by exploring “new ventures.” And luckily for her, she has a supportive friend in Hall, who told Us that when it comes to prospective men for her best friend of more than 10 years, Wilkinson “deserves the best and only the best.”

“She’s gonna come out on top … because she always does!” Hall added. “She only deserves the best and she’s been through a lot. I’ll be there for her — and I’ll be her wingman if I need to!”

With reporting by Taylor Ferber

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