When the Philadelphia Eagles decided to drop Hank Baskett from their team roster again, and the wide receiver found a new home with the Minnesota Vikings, Kendra Wilkinson headed for the hills -- of Hollywood that is -- with the couple's 11-month-old son Hank. While it was her choice to move back to L.A. sans husband, the 25-year-old reality star dramatically declares in the new issue of Life & Style that she is a "single mom."
"Not having Hank around hurts," says Kendra. "Moving across the country by myself makes me think of my own mom who raised me and my brother alone. Hank's not going to be there forever, but with him not physically here, I'm a single parent now."
OK, I get that it must be hard for a California girl like Kendra to relocate to the chilly Midwest during football season, but maybe this is something she should have considered before marrying a pro athlete!
"I fit in well in Philly, and I could relate to all the people, but the West Coast is my home," she continues. "This is where all my family and friends are."
According to the mag, Kendra and Hank had a huge fight over his decision to take the gig in Minnesota.
"It hurt a lot," admits Kendra. "When Hank left, I felt lonely. He's my everything. Nobody else can really fill that loneliness." Needless to say, many tears have been shed. "We cry. It's hard, and we aren't ashamed to cry."
Fortunately, Kendra has the support of her family who live in San Diego -- and even her ex Hugh Hefner -- but it's not exactly the same as having your hubby around full-time. "I'm going to go back to the minus-2-degree weather to spend Thanksgiving, baby Hank's 1st birthday, and Christmas in a small one bedroom hotel room with my husband and son. That's all that matters to me."
To read more of Kendra's interview, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.
And don't forget to check out the third season of her reality show, "Kendra," when it returns to the E! airwaves on Sunday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.