Kendra, who as RadarOnline.com has exclusively reported, was devastated after her husband Hank Baskett allegedly cheated on her with a transsexual, suffered plenty of torment before that as her own parents divorced in 1994 and she had no relationship with Eric, now 56, for years.
However, Kendra, 29, reportedly reconciled with her estranged father and filmed the encounter for her TV show Kendra On Top. Meanwhile, she’s recently had a troubled on-again, off-again relationship with her mother Patti.
Now, Kendra’s stepmom Kathi is telling Star Eric’s side of the story.
“Eric has suffered immeasurably from being separated from his children,” Kathi, who is amicably divorced from him, sighs of Kendra and her brother, Colin.
“Through the years, Patti would email Eric and say, ‘Your kids hate you.’ Then she’d tell the kids, ‘Your father abandoned you.’ She’s hurt those children so badly.”
Kathi is convinced it’s time Kendra and her brother know, “It’s Patti who has created this bad dynamic.”
And Kathi has written an emotional open letter via Star to Patti and Colin, who are both feuding with Kendra, giving advice on how they can heal their family.
She also reveals that Eric’s recent reunion with Kendra “was an incredibly emotional moment.”
For more on the story, pick up the new issue of Star magazine, on stands now!