Entertainment TV See Kendra Wilkinson's Tearful Reunion with Her Brother Colin After a Bitter, Two-Year Estrangement Wilkinson says her younger brother "really stepped up and he really became a true man" amid tragic circumstances By Lanford Beard Lanford Beard Lanford Beard has been with PEOPLE since 2015. In addition to serving as the Senior Digital TV Editor, she has edited for Lifestyle and News verticals across the site. Lanford previously worked at Entertainment Weekly, NBC News and Ralph Lauren, to name a few. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and a Master's of Science degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 29, 2016 09:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Kendra Wilkinson is ready to let bygones be bygones. In an exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s Kendra on Top, the former Playboy model is emotionally devastated by the sudden loss of her beloved grandmother, Mary Stotz. The tragedy does have one silver lining as Kendra, 30, and her estranged brother Colin, 25, are inspired to end their bitter feud in honor of their grandmother, who stepped in to be their “rock” when their father, Eric, walked out on the family. “I haven’t talked to my brother through these last two years,” Kendra says in an on-camera interview, “so it really sucks that I had to see my brother these last couple days when my grandmother was in the hospital. I do wish that me and my brother had a reunion under better circumstances.” She continues, “I must say that everything that me and my brother have gone through went out the window. He really stepped up and he really became a true man. He just really put his feelings aside and knew what my grandma would want – that really meant a lot to me.” After the Wilkinsons share a long overdue hug, Kendra tells Colin through tears: “I appreciate you being the man and stepping up and reaching out to me.” “It wasn’t even a thought,” he replies. “This is something that has to be done. It’s not even a ‘Should it be done?’ It has to be done, you know?” It seems their grandmother’s illness and death gave Colin some perspective on his relationships, including the one he shares with Kendra: “Whenever you leave, you don’t think this is the last time you’re going to see [someone], and that’s what sucks about it.” The family drama stemmed from Kendra’s public feud with their mother, Patti, whom Kendra has called “sadistic” and whom she’s accused of “sell[ing] my tears to the damn tabloids.” In last week’s episode, when Kendra’s friend LaVance suggested both siblings should move toward reconciling, Kendra’s husband Hank Baskett was skeptical. “Kendra’s been hurt very bad by her brother Colin,” he said in an interview. “I just don’t want her to put her effort into mending things with her brother and then the rug’s pulled from underneath her. I don’t want her to get hurt.” Kendra on Top airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WEtv.