Kendra Wilkinson Shares What Actually Saved Her Marriage From the Brink

kendra wilkinson and hank baskettWhen news broke that Hank Baskett had been cheating on wife Kendra Wilkinson with a transsexual while the reality star was very pregnant with their second child, jaws hit the floor. When we heard Kendra flushed her wedding ring down the toilet, we let out a collective OMG. It seemed like the pair's marriage was undeniably doomed. Fast-forward a few months, and according to Kendra, the couple is currently "in an amazing place." 

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Wow!

Talk about a 180. And what's to thank for the turnaround? Therapy, of course. But not just any therapy! The Basketts joined the cast of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, which premieres on WE tv tonight.

Although the couple are reality TV veterans at this point, they were initially hesitant to attempt to repair their relationship on another show. But after thinking about it, they decided to go for it, Kendra tells PEOPLE.

She explains:

We're going through a huge marital crisis at the time. It has four amazing therapists that are willing to help us for two weeks, away from social media, away from TV, away from the world and we're in. I mean come on.

In other words, it was pretty much all anyone fighting for their marriage -- which it sounds like these two were -- could ask for.

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The mom of two admits:

We needed the help, and we really needed to focus on what our real issues were and what we need to do to solve them. We went in fighting each other, we went out fighting the world. And that's where we remain right now.

So awesome. Kendra has always been known as a straight-shooter who has no problem letting the public into her life, but it's really awesome to her talk about her marriage this way -- and that she and Hank were so committed to digging in and facing down their problems in therapy.

And it's not like it was tough then and a cakewalk now. As with every relationship, the pair's marriage is a work in progress. Kendra sas:

Everyday is work. We're working on it every single day, and we're both willing to put in the work.

Bingo. That last part is KEY. Really, all you have to be is willing. You may be at war with your spouse, but if you are both have the desire to do the work and to survive, you will.

Of course, we want to believe that true love conquers all and will make for an easygoing time all the time in a marriage. But we're all better off owning our issues and simply taking care of business as a team.  No shame! Clearly, Kendra and Hank are all for that -- and now, so much stronger for it.

What was the toughest crisis you and your spouse have worked through?

 

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