"The Girls Next Door" alum Kendra Wilkinson was rushed to the emergency room in September after suffering an apparent panic attack.
The attack — which was reportedly triggered by lack of sleep — came shortly after the former Playboy model spoke candidly about her fragile mental state. Her kids, she said, may be the only reason she's "alive."
Us Weekly reported on Sept. 15 that, according to a source, she was "doing much better" and was "going to be fine."
Nearly two months later on Nov. 10, Kendra spoke out publicly to share a health update following treatment.
Keep reading for details on her hospital visit and how reality TV — or the lack thereof — affected her mindset, and find out how she's doing today…
Kendra Wilkinson made the decision to get medical treatment after she began feeling overwhelmed with her life, her job in real estate and the two children — Hank Jr., 13, and Alijah, 9 — she shares with ex-husband Hank Baskett, who was by her side when she arrived at a Los Angeles hospital in September.
According to TMZ, the "Kendra on Top" star was "desperate for help when she entered the emergency room, pleading for someone to get her to a doctor."
Keep reading to learn how she's doing today…
"I just recently finished treatment for my depression and anxiety. Beyond happy to share this information since there were articles written about it. Might as well give you the full update. Lol," she began her post.
"Being a solo act can get heavy sometimes and life can get challenging but I do the best I can and push with positive energy," she continued.
"Back on my feet. Happily working in real estate, taking care of my babies and myself. Great friends. Heart is full of gratitude!!!"
According to the source, the reality star had been going through "a period of worry about the stability of her family" as she continued to "thrive" while working in the real estate business. "It's a lot for any single working mom, but she wants to provide for her kids and set the best example for them," the source said. "There's a lot of pressure, and she's re-identifying herself as a mom, a working woman — and not a Playboy model and celebrity. And she's doing a fantastic job."
"She's a rock for her family and it can be overwhelming for any parent. She's working proactively to make the real estate business thrive. She's determined, and more positive things are coming," the insider added, noting that Kendra's ex-husband, Hank Baskett, and their two children "were there by her side" during her hospital visit.
"There's a healthy balance between her and Hank. They are really hands-on and family-oriented. She was happy he was there with the kids and felt grateful," the source said.
"They get along well. They're healthy co-parents and focused on their kids," the insider noted of the former couple.
Keep reading for more on how Kendra got to this point…
Kendra Wilkinson found fame in 2005 as one of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on "The Girls Next Door." Four years later, she married former NFL player Hank Baskett. They went on to chronicle their marriage and family life on their own reality show, "Kendra on Top," from 2012 to 2017. It wasn't meant to be for the two stars, though: They split in 2019 after 10 years of marriage.
Kendra returned to reality television in 2021 with "Kendra Sells Hollywood," which centered on her life as a realtor.
In June 2023, Kendra Wilkinson opened up about struggling with her identity in the wake of her divorce from Hank Baskett. The loss of love and work on TV "triggered my depression," she said during an appearance on PodcastOne's "On Display with Melissa Gorga."
"I went through a divorce, lost everything I knew, which was my TV show. I had a TV show every year until my divorce," she said. "Then my divorce happened and all of a sudden, now I'm left with no marriage, I'm left with no show, I had to move into a little house — I didn't understand what was going on and all of a sudden I had to do some intense healing."
Kendra Wilkinson was 19 when she met Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Soon after, she started starring on "The Girls Next Door." For a decade and a half of her adult life, invasive camera crews were all she ever really knew. When that way of life came to an end in 2017, she felt "lost."
Her children saved her life.
"For years, I didn't have fame," she said on Melissa Gorga's podcast. "I didn't have everything I knew for a really long time. I didn't know who I was. I was so lost." During that time, it was "impossible to be happy."
"I didn't even know how to be happy. My kids were what gave me the purpose," she said, adding that Hank Jr., 13, and Alijah, 9, pushed her to "stay alive, to keep going, to drive them to hockey and basketball and smile and watch them do everything."
"They're the ones who kept my heart beating," she added.