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Kate Gosselin Talks Parenthood and New TLC Special

    June 20, 2014
    Meaghan Ellis
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Kate Gosselin’s back! The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is reportedly set to star in a new TLC special.

The 39-year-old mother of eight recently stopped by Access Hollywood to dish about the new special. She also gave fans a glimpse of what her life is like raising two teenagers and six 10-year-olds.

“I cannot believe I have teenagers and… six 10-year-olds I don’t think my brain goes there. It’s crazy! The craziest part is that I’m still alive,” Gosselin quipped. “Yes, it’s true. I’m not kidding… [the sextuplets] try to act like [their older sisters], and so, at times, it does feel like I have eight teenagers.”

She went on to share her perspective of her kids jumping back into the limelight of reality TV. She explained that she did discuss the venture with her children to see how they felt about their lives being captured on camera. Gosselin stated that they were actually quite “excited” about being on television again.

“I would not have signed up for it without asking them. … I asked them and they were overly excited and wanted to know immediately when the crew was arriving. And so we did it and oddly, it felt like we had never ended, which is interesting.”

Over the past couple months, Gosselin has made headlines a number of times due to the criticism she’s received about her parenting style and alleged obsession with social media. When asked how she deals with the scrutiny of the media, she simply said that it doesn’t concern her, because her children are her main focus.

“Am I concerned about other people’s opinions who have no bearing on our everyday actual lives? No. My main concern is the eight human beings who I was put in charge of raising to the best of my ability. … Do I have all the answers? The answer is no. Do I do everything right? The answer is absolutely not. Do I do my best? One hundred percent of the time.”

Contrary to popular belief, Gosselin went on to reveal that she is very strict about her 13-year-old daughters’ use of social media and online usage.

“They are not allowed to change their passcode unless they come to me and I record it. I can pick [their phones] up and view it any time because I pay for it and I own it. And they’re not allowed to delete any texts. They’re not allowed to have the Internet. They’re not allowed to answer any calls that are unidentified which means it’s not in their contacts… and they’re too young for Twitter and Instagram,” she explained.

“They’re too young to understand the repercussions of photos and words and who they’re talking to. I’m certain that wouldn’t be different if we were a family that you hadn’t heard of.”

The first part of Gosselin’s new two-part special, Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10, aired Thursday, June 19 at 10:00pm ET. Part two is scheduled to air next Thursday on June 26 at 10:00pm ET only on TLC.

Image via Kate Plus 8, Facebook


  • lisa

    why in the hell don’t kate go out and get a dam job u wanted those kids or u would have close your legs.u had them u take care of them stop using people to take care of your dam kids.this is bull shit get a job.oh that is right kate can spread her legs have kids for the state to take care of this needs to stop.you got so much stuff from everyone its getting out of hand.kate why do u use people to get money what the hell.pay taxes just like everyone else does.if you cant take care of those kids of yours them give them up.you r the one that took the dam drugs to have the babies.am sick of seeing kate and her kids on tv.i really thing other people are sick of it also please tv don’t put her dum ass back on tv for money

  • Suzy

    Why is there even a two part series about this family. I can’t stand that woman that just uses her children to support them. They have always been such whiny brats and that hasn’t changed. The mother rules the house with an iron glove except when it comes to making those kids act their age instead of two year old toddlers. She talks about how bad off she was when Jon left. Well, they live in house that cost over a million dollars that was paid for and she has money in accounts to cover their care. She still has nannies. Poor people don’t have nannies especially when you don’t work. She will probably never marry again because no normal man could put up with her and those whiny brats. She needs to go back to nursing and teach those kids that they need an education as I doubt very much that they will become actors and actresses. They are nothing special as far as looks go and they have terrible personalities.

  • Jane

    The show was cancelled why bring it back. No update specials.

  • TAM FORRESTER

    THOSE POOR KIDS ACT TERRIFIED OF HER. IF YOU WATCH THE CLIP MADY (WHO IS JUST LIKE HER MOTHER AND IS A LITTLE BRAT). THE LITTLE KIDS LOOK TERRIFIED. I KNOW EVERONE LOVES THE KIDS. BUT DON’T WATCH THE SHOW. IF THE RATING ARE HIGH SHE WILL END UP BACK ON T.V. LET HER USE HER DEGREE AND GET A AFFORDABLE HOUSE AND WORK TO RAISE HER KIDS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. SHE TRUELY IS A MONSTER TO THOSE POOR KIDS AND MADY IS JUST LIKE HER.

  • TAM FORRESTER

    I WILL BE HONEST I WOULD NOT HIRE HER AS A NURSE AT ANY HOSPITAL I WORKED AT. SHE IS THAT BAD WITH HER KIDS AND PEOPLE IN GENERAL. I SURE AS HECK WOULD NOT WANT HER CARRYING FOR ANY PATIENT OF MINE.

  • hazel1548

    I agree with her ex. . . .she likes the lifestyle the money from TV provides. But she could also downsize her living style (smaller house??) She could manage on a nurses income. No more elaborate vacations, but I think they’ve had enough vacations during her reality show. Like all other “reality” shows. . . . .easy money and loving the attention.

    • Sandy Wilmot Flynn

      I agree

    • Sara S

      Her ex complains frequently about her need to make money to support her family in the best way she knows how.And yet, what does he contribute in the way of finance. “She could support her family on a nurses income??”
      Are you for real, Hazel. How does she work and take care of 8 children? If that good for nothing, freeloading husband of hers, spent as much time looking for a job, working, paying support for his kids, as he does complaining about what she does, maybe she wouldn’t have to have the kids help out by going on TV. Her and the kids have to work because they can’t make it on his waitress salary. Put yourself in her position and give it a try.

      • http://www.facebook.com/bill.lapinskas.3 Bill Lapinskas

        She put herself in that position, she took the fertility drugs to pop out those 6 kids . Did you even watch the show, she treated him like dirt , slammed him down every chance she had .Why go to work when some one will pay you to do nothing. Blaaaaaaaa

      • cayuga flash

        well, sara s…i am a veteran reader of the “Kate-Hate” bunch..and i have this to tell you:
        you know how, in school, there’s always someone that it’s okay (everyone who could help looks the other way) to pick on and bully..vile things said about them, written and oral…it’s okay to try and publicly humiliate them, lie about them, and encourage a mob mentality toward this person….
        that’s how it is for Kate..i know it, and certainly she knows it…and i totally believe her when it comes to putting yourself in the position of ,once again, feeling the weight of public hatred heaped upon her….
        and i am so glad that she doesn’t allow the girls internet…how horrible for those children to get even a glimpse of the evil in the hearts of these people when it comes to their mother…

      • hazel1548

        YES! He is a loser. She should have used her head before deciding to have a *#@(Q_)* litter!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/bill.lapinskas.3 Bill Lapinskas

      She needs to get more free body work done .

      • hazel1548

        Seriously!!! LOL

  • Sandy Wilmot Flynn

    She is a money hungry, heartless B–ch, and has always used the kids to get money. Do the right thing and raise your kids the way everyone else does. I know I won’t be watching her new show, I am not going to waste my time nor give her any good ratings. I am so happy that Jon divorced her, she is NO GOOD! A user and a LOSER !!! get a life B–ch!

    • stupidliberals

      She should have never married a homo.

  • stupidliberals

    Whole issue goes to the “vagina being a clown car” joke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.lapinskas.3 Bill Lapinskas

    i asked them and they were overly excited , right , free money yea yea , pimp you kids out again and i get to do nothing again. Yep, a hoe is a hoe is a hoe .

  • http://johnjasonchun.com repo4sale

    I had a woman/cuz that was such a B1tch she drove her husband to suicide & her son to prison to get way from her. Sad and I think this woman is the same! I estimate in 2-10 years her kids will become a “mass killers” like in schools or colleges!!

  • Dean Clark

    Great another freaking ass being shove down the American people , when the hell are you going to stop putting shit on that people don’t give a crap about. enouugh of these freaking ass tramps, such as the Kardasiian who family is just made up of pure tramps and sluts

  • Marcella

    Wow, reader Lisa has anger issues. You dont like her, dont read articles about her, dont watch her show, as a matter a fact, you should take up meditation. You’re terribly aggresive toward a women you have never met. I wonder what comments people would post about you if someone planted a camera in your home to watch your every move..hummm… Kate appears to be anal, controlling, and bossy,true. But I can only imagine what you would have to say about herif she was total laxed and allowed the children to run a muck…. Shes doing what she has to do to survive and i dont see not one of those children off in a corner hiding from the camera. Its actually totally opposite with their toothy grins and faces shoved in front of the camera…. Relax people…soooo negative