If family history tends to repeat itself, then Kendra Wilkinson’s marriage was doomed from the start! When she was just 4 years old, the reality star’s dad, multimillionaire biochemist Eric Wilkinson, walked out on her pregnant mother — and abandoned their family.
According to an insider, Kendra was both heartbroken and permanently scarred by the experience. “She has always felt that there were no good men in the world, because of growing up without a dad,” the source explains. “She thinks Eric is the scum of the earth for leaving his wife and kids, and she has real trust issues with men as a result.”
And, Star has learned, Eric hasn’t changed a bit. “Eric and I are divorced,” his second wife, Kathi, says, adding that he left her, as well. “He lives somewhere in Singapore now.”
Upsetting, but not surprising for Kendra, who still hates her dad for what he did to their family. And, interestingly, those feelings may ultimately keep her from splitting with Hank, despite his cheating with a transsexual model. “We grew up without a dad,” Kendra’s brother, Colin, tells Star. “She doesn’t want that for her kids.
And, as it turns out, Hank wasn’t even the only unfaithful one in the relationship! Pick up this weeks issue of Star, on newsstands now, to find out how Kendra actually strayed first!