Kendra Wilkinson Opens Up About Dating After Divorce from Hank Baskett: ‘I Hope to Find Love Again’ – Yahoo Entertainment

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Get ready for a whole new Kendra Wilkinson!

The former Girls Next Door star is back on TV with a new career — and a new life.

“I’m a single mom and I’m really trying to explore who I am right now,” Wilkinson tells PEOPLE. “I am really putting myself out there. And I hope this chapter brings me to a better place.”

Her new series Kendra Sells Hollywood, premiering Nov. 17 on Discovery+, follows her journey to become a real estate agent.

But the 36-year-old, who shares son Hank Jr., 11 and daughter Alijah, 7, with ex-husband Hank Baskett, admits the road to get to where she is now had its share of bumps.

“I started reality TV at 19 years old and it just kept going,” says Wilkinson. “But one day my shows ended, my marriage ended and I just collapsed. Everything just kind of ended.”

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Wilkinson and Baskett were married for nine years before they split in 2018.

“We both are not perfect humans,” she says of Baskett. “Maybe we were just too young. And that’s okay. I still love Hank. He’s such a good person. But sometimes it just comes to an end.”

Wilkinson says that adjusting to co-parenting was jarring, to say the least. “It was a rough start for me to get used to it,” she says. “I didn’t know how to not have my kids. I wanted to cry when I wasn’t with them. But then I realized, ‘What am I going to do with my new life?’ “

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Slowly, the reality TV star says she’s opened up to the idea of dating.

“Until now, I never really felt ready,” she says. “But now, I want to explore that other side of me, and I hope to find love again. I want to fill my home with someone else’s energy. It will be nice to have that again.”

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