Kendra Wilkinson almost died from a drug overdose when she was 14 and once tried to commit suicide. Wilkinson was addicted to crystal meth, cocaine and LSD as a teen and almost overdosed on a deadly mix of drugs and alcohol.
“My drug habit was turning into a nightmare pretty quickly, and one night soon after, I almost didn’t survive,” Wilkinson told InTouch. “Line after line, I just kept going. I was shaking and choking on the blood that was dripping down my throat. I was in serious trouble. Everyone thought I was dying.”
Wilkinson, who stars on the reality TV show, “Kendra On Top,” survived the near-fatal overdose and eventually recovered from her drug addiction. “I recovered on my own,” she said. “I decided I had had enough.”
Wilkinson began doing hard drugs when she was 12 and used to ask her mom for money to buy lunch or to see a movie and instead used it to buy drugs. Kendra also stole money from her grandmother to finance her drug addiction. Wilkinson said she got high on cocaine every day and used to cut herself during her self-destructive teens.
At one point, Kendra said she tried to commit suicide by overdosing on an entire bottle of pills. She was hospitalized for two weeks in a white rubber room at a psychiatric hospital in San Diego. After Wilkinson got off drugs, she moved into the Playboy mansion with Hugh Hefner and starred on the reality show, “The Girls Next Door,” from 2005 to 2010.
Wilkinson’s TV career took off soon after and in 2009, she married former NFL star Hank Baskett. Kendra recently lost 55 pounds just five months after giving birth to her second child.
Wilkinson credited a low carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet for her rapid weight loss. The 5-foot-4 Kendra, whose pre-pregnancy weight was 120 pounds, weighed 175 pounds during her second pregnancy, but is now back at her pre-baby weight.
Another celebrity mother who lost a dramatic amount of weight on the low carb ketogenic style Atkins diet was Kim Kardashian, who shed 56 pounds in six months. Low carb diets such as the Atkins, Paleo and ketogenic plans promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
The past few months have been rough for Wilkinson, who has been devastated after reports surfaced in June 2014 that Baskett had cheated on her with transsexual model Ava Sabrina London just one month after Kendra gave birth to their second son.
Wilkinson said she and Baskett are working on their marriage and she has decided to take him back after a brief separation. “It’s going to take a lifetime to trust him again,” said Kendra. Hank replied, “I will spend my life trying to get Kendra to trust me again.”