How Kendra Wilkinson Protected Her Son From Her Marital Issues

"I had to calm down and really just think logically," she said.

— -- When reports surfaced that Kendra Wilkinson's husband, Hank Baskett, cheated on her, she was devastated.

However, she then shifted her attention to their 4-year-old son, Hank IV.

"When the news broke, I flipped on Hank and told him to get out of the house," the reality TV star told People. ""But then I allowed him to come back and get Little Hank, because we knew there was going to be this s**t storm. I had to calm down and really just think logically and figure out what the right thing to do was."

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"It was so gross to me, but I knew in the back of my mind that he's a great father, and is the only one who could protect his son," she said. "If he'd stayed here, he'd have been hounded. If I took him to preschool, to the movies, I would not feel safe. But giving Little Hank to Hank to go to New Mexico was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life."

The most difficult part, she added, was that she wasn't sure when it would be safe for him to return home.

"I wanted my son back, but I didn't want to do something to hurt Little Hank, like use him as a tug-of-war item," she said. "I had to just allow him to think he was just visiting grandma and grandpa. It was the right thing to do."