Today, the Girls Next Door alum is the proud mother of her two children — son Hank and daughter Alijah — whom she shares with her ex-husband, Hank Baskett, and both have grown up quite a bit since she first introduced them to the world.
In recent photos that Kendra shared from her Thanksgiving celebrations in 2021, Hank towered over his mom as she embraced her look-alike Alijah in a rare family snap. “Thankful today,” gushed the former E! personality on November 26.
The real estate agent and her ex Hank previously got married in 2009 but started to experience marital troubles in 2014 after the former NFL player was involved in an alleged cheating scandal.
Kendra filed for divorce in 2018 and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. The coparents finalized their divorce in February 2019, nonetheless, they do their best to get along for the sake of their children.
While having to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kendra told In Touch exclusively in April 2020 that she loved “spending so much time” with her kids, adding, “It’s actually been really incredible … Being together all these hours, you are kind of forced to get closer.”
Scroll below to learn a little bit about Kendra’s children.
Little Hank Is a Competitor Like His Daddy.
The former flames welcomed their son in December 2009, and he instantly picked up his parents’ competitive edge. The little boy is quite the athlete and Kendra often posts photos at his soccer games. “This goal was worth posting. My beast boy out there killin it,” the blonde beauty captioned a video of her son scoring a goal in 2018. He also loves playing hockey and his mom revealed he was MVP of his team in 2019.
In addition to being a competitor, he’s also taken a liking to the arts. “Hank is a very serious, old soul kinda kid. [He didn’t] really have interest in listening to music but when he found the keyboard/piano things changed,” Kendra shared in February 2020. “He likes to create and perform music.”
Alijah Definitely Takes After Her Mommy.
Alijah completed the Baskett family after her birth in 2014. Like her mom, the cutie has a love for athletics but also enjoys embracing her girly side. She loves a good princess dress and is a big fan of the Frozen franchise. Kendra previously shared a sweet moment in which she got a manicure from her daughter, raving, “The makeover that Alijah gave me yesterday gave me life.”
Like her brother, Alijah is also interested in music and takes piano lessons. “She wants to express everything creatively and sing [and] perform like a Broadway musical star,” Kendra said, adding she “reminds me of a little Taylor Swift.”
Kendra Is Determined to Be a Stand-Up Mom.
“Balancing work and kids is hard work, but I’m 36 now, not 19 — the girl you saw dancing around on the tables — anymore. I’m not,” she said in a sneak peek clip from Kendra Sells Hollywood, which details her work as a real estate agent at Douglas Elliman covering some of Los Angeles’ most coveted properties.
“I have a different mind frame,” she further explained. “I want to respect myself. I want to love myself. I want to take care of my two kids.”
“It’s so important for me to succeed … because I would love to come home and tell my kids that I did something right,” the Discovery+ star added in another confessional. “That would make mine and my kids’ world.”
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