Kendra Wilkinson recently rekindled her relationship with her mother in the wake of the Hank Baskett cheating scandal, but the reconciliation was short lived.
So says Patti Wilkinson, in an interview lamenting the renewed estrangement.
“After news of Hank’s affair broke, I was there for Kendra the second she needed me. I drove up to see her and got to spend time with my grandchildren," she says.
"It felt like old times, but then things took a turn for the worse. She just stopped talking to me,” Patti said, adding that “It was like a switch flipped."
K-Dubs, she says, believed her long-estranged mom to be the leak of the awesome story that Kendra flushed her wedding ring down the toilet.
Patti-Dubs adamantly denies any responsibility there, saying "I told her that it had to have been someone in her inner circle, but she didn’t believe me."
"She became very short with me and began pushing me away again. I feel very used. I’ve asked her, ‘Why do you hate me?’ and she doesn’t answer.”
Kendra and Hank are reportedly filming their reality show Kendra On Top and chronicling their marriage woes in spite of - or because of - the scandal.
Not unlike Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, the convenient timing and obvious celebrity gossip interest in the duo led to rumors that it's all a sham.
But would Hank really agree to feign having gotten with Ava London (below)?
It seems unlikely, after she came forward, but you can't help but wonder.
This theory was bolstered when Hank and Kendra were spotted in Costa Rica, where she was apparently reconciling with her estranged father, Eric.
What does Patti say about that particular run-in?
"I knew they went there with a planned a story line where, because of Hank’s infidelity, Kendra felt it was important to reconnect with her estranged dad,” she said.
"Kendra and Hank are all about the ratings."
That they are. Patti adds, "just days before, I was picking her up off the floor, and now she can’t even tell me that she’s going to see her father, who left us."
"Not to mention," the elder Wilkinson recalls her daughter lamenting to her that, "that she went with a guy who just cheated on her with a tranny.”
“Those two are so caught up in the show. It’s all Kendra thinks about. It’s disgusting, especially when you are hurting your own mother. I can’t do this anymore."
So ... if you believe her mom, Kendra Wilkinson's entire show is staged, and her priorities are very screwed up, but Hank really did hook up with Ava London.
Good to know, Patti. Good to know.