As sources claim the Kendra on Top star, 32, and her hubby plan to separate after nine years together, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the retired football star, 35, stayed in the marriage just to give their two children a happy home.
“Honestly, the kids are the only reason that Hank stuck around for this long and put up with her bulls**t,” a source close to Baskett said, adding that he has realized Alijah, 3, and Hank Jr, 8, are better off with divorced parents.
“Now that his kids are a bit older, Hank realizes that he does not need to be with Kendra in order to be a good father and a good role model to them," the source explained. “Neither one of them are happy right now, and the kids know this."
"Hank and Kendra are both determined to make co-parenting work for the sake of the kids."
Radar was the first to report Baskett hooked up with transgender model Ava Sabrina London while Wilkinson was pregnant with their daughter in 2014.
Although he denied the hookup, insisting he had “froze” after being groped by London during a hangout, the scandal caused a huge rift in his marriage — and the pair never recovered.
To make matters worse, Wilkinson’s WE tv show Kendra On Top hasn’t been picked up for another season, adding the huge burden of financial stress on the couple.
This past weekend, Wilkinson posted on Instagram that "life isn't making any sense" and that she needs to "love" herself again.
Us Weekly was first to report the couple's plans to divorce.
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