Kate: Her Story "Recap"

First we must apologize. Due to technical difficulties there is no recap from us for this episode.

There is a good factual one here.

We have two suggestions. The first is that if those who did watch would like to recap one question and send it through as a comment. If you'd put the question first and then your recap that would be great. The second is that if there is an intrepid volunteer out there who wants to recap the whole "show" or parts of it, please let us know.

121 comments:

Shari said...

I didn't watch, but if it's available on-line (and you want me to), I'd be happy to write a re-cap. Just let me know. (FYI: I only know 'snark' so be forewarned. lol)

Sharla said...

Surely. Go for it. Some other readers have said they watched it on you tube.

VanCityGirl said...

Ok, I took one for the team and youtube'd it..

NM: "So when people ask you are you exploiting the children, allowing these cameras to come in and be present - are you compromising your children in any way by doing that?

KG: "(loud sigh/grunt) Coming from a mom who laid on bedrest from the time I found out I was pregnant, from 7 wks pregnant til 30 wks and absolutely would not put anything in my mouth that would harm them, and fought for every second of their existence I can tell you that there is nothing that would ever force me to put them in harm's way."

NM: "Some have um accused you of using the show, as a paycheque, this is your income. (Kate interjects with an um, eee) What do you say?"

KG: "I've heard accusations that I, that I set out for this reality show as my paycheque and I wanted to become some huge celebrity which I laugh about. It has become our primary source of income but nobody could have predicted that. And at this point I can't go back... to... let's face it, being a nurse, a single mom of 8 kids, I would not be able to provide for them in any way, shape or form in a way that um they would need me to be able to do. It has become our primary source of income and for that I am very grateful."

NM: "For viewers, this is a show, they like you, they like your familiy, but they can turn it off. How is that not the case though for you and your kids?"

KG: "We can't turn life off. You're viewing our lives, yes, you can turn it off. I can't turn life off. You know in the last 9, 10 months it's gotten really crazy and I can't seem to get away from it at this point. And it's... my goal in all of this is just, I just..want ...(long pause) peace...for my kids."

NM: "Peace would be perhaps stepping out of the spotlight. (Kate sighs) Is that not an option for you any more?"

KG: (jaw clenched) "It, you know, it's, we're too far gone. Stepping out of the spotlight when.. when it's prudent to do so I think is a good thing."

Cheetah said...

NM: "So when people ask you are you exploiting the children, allowing these cameras to come in and be present - are you compromising your children in any way by doing that?

KG: "(loud sigh/grunt) Coming from a mom who laid on bedrest from the time I found out I was pregnant, from 7 wks pregnant til 30 wks and absolutely would not put anything in my mouth that would harm them, and fought for every second of their existence I can tell you that there is nothing that would ever force me to put them in harm's way."


Translation of Kate's response: Once a mother has done one good thing for her children, nothing else she does could ever harm them.

Peas and Carrots said...

I watched and it was very pitiful to see her. I did like how Natalie Morales pointed out more than once that this mess was of their own making. Once you step into the spotlight you are naked for the world to see. The Natalie asked Kate on several occasions why they just didn't stop the show and asked her how her kids are going to feel as they get older knowing that their parents played this acrimonious divorce out in public and don't they both think this is detrimental to the children. She uttered something about taking the high road again.

Well shoot, taking the high road wouldn't be going everywhere to tell your story or version of the events and trying to keep the media circus alive. If it was me I would skulk off quietly somewhere and be too embarrassed to show my face with what has transpired.

When asked if in hindsight would she have done it again? Kate answered yes she would do it again. My head thunked the table when I heard her say she would do it again.

HAVE YOU NOT LEARNED ANY LESSONS FROM THIS FREAK FEST????

I am so done with these two self centered individuals.

VanCityGirl said...

RE: Marriage (can you spot the lies/changes in her story now vs. then?)

On how bad things got, what happened:

KG: "You know, I don't know. Whatever happened, it happened so quickly."
(Doesn't that just make their lack of effort to fix things sound even worse?)

What was the red flag?

KG: "I think I was on a plane, uh, coming home from somewhere and I remember thinking we're not going to recover from this. I don't know what it was. At the end of the day, I looked at him and he looked at me and we were completely different people."

(Didn't Jon say something in an interview about Kate coming home from a trip and saying "it's over" upon her return?).

NM: "Do you feel you failed?"

KG: "Yeah... um...I (loud sigh)...our goals just very much changed. Our visions changed. My goals didn't change, as a mom. I just think somewhere along the line that maybe his goals changed and they were they felt possibly detrimental to me and possibly detrimental to me and the kids."

NM: "So who called it quits? Who first said 'we can't make this work'?"

KG: "There was a lot of discussion sometime last year because we knew at some point something had to give. It was um.... a very mutually agreed-upon thing."
(Sometime last year you say?...)

On Custody
KG: "Nothing official, nothing um that even goes through our attorneys. We do it via the calendar at home together um- "
NM: "50/50 for the most part or-?"
KG: "I cover when he has things to do, he covers pretty much when I have things to do. I mean, is it 50/50? I don't know. I feel like I'm there the majority of the time. But he's there as well."
(HUH? how can you be there the majority of the time, but he's there as well, unless...)

Niki said...

NM: "So when people ask you are you exploiting the children, allowing these cameras to come in and be present - are you compromising your children in any way by doing that?

KG: "(loud sigh/grunt) Coming from a mom who laid on bedrest from the time I found out I was pregnant, from 7 wks pregnant til 30 wks and absolutely would not put anything in my mouth that would harm them, and fought for every second of their existence I can tell you that there is nothing that would ever force me to put them in harm's way."

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So, um...what about Cara and Mady? What has she done for them lately?

texas two step said...

After re-watching this interview now, I noticed how many times that Ms. Possum became overcome with emotion.
Hmmmm kHate - you may want to re-think your constant tears for the public as it could be viewed as you are under to much emotional stress to make competent decisions regarding your self and your children.....
and you may want to also send the tapes to Telemundo, I think you would be perfect for the Novella's with your overdramatized performance's.

Peas and Carrots said...

I have to say this, I am a mom and I bet the majority of posters here are moms, and I bet that none of you would ever have ventured into anything like this. Or if you did you would have stopped the freak show long ago.

When I had a child it stopped being about me, it was about her, raising her, nuturing her, caring for her and making sure she turns out to be a well rounded individual.

Can J&K say that about their behavior? From where I sit all I can see is the potential for 8 children to grow up not trusting anyone or if they do trust them at the first sign of a difficulty banish them from their lives, as has happened up until now. Undoubtedly most of them will have emotional issues of one kind of another. They will more than likely run their own adult relationships the way their parents have and this will doom them to a life of loneliness. It is so sad to see this and we never ever should have.

Now what about the other upcoming TLC big family trainwreck? Table for 12. I for one will not support this type of programming because we have seen how it can go so wrong.

Jersey said...

This was posted by Diane in response to Z's recap in his November 2nd article in the Baltimore Sun:
Hi again Z,
I just had to get out my book. Yes, I got it for Christmas. In her book, her words, on page 51, the second paragraph...she went into the hospital for bed rest on March 7, 2004. The babies were born on May 10, 2004. That is at the most, 10 weeks of bed rest...not 30. She has tripled it. I think she need to go back and reread her own story.
I thought this was interesting and wanted to post it here to expose just another example of how Kate lies so often she can't even keep them straight!!
Thanks for a great catch Diane!!

My5blessings said...

Sharla wrote:
Surely. Go for it. Some other readers have said they watched it on you tube.
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I didn't watch it or You tube it.

I would like to know how many people did view the "interview" What were the numbers?

I really hope it tanked.

Jill said...

I watched it on youtube and I do have to say that while Natalie Morales threw mostly softball (and undoubtedly scripted by TLC) questions Kate's way, she did make a few comments to Kate referring to how this is pretty much her own doing and what did she think was going to happen? I was loving watching her writhe in her seat on those!

hate4kate said...

I put it on youtube and get so frustrated reading the comments there. Always refreshing to come here.

I'm assuming the youtube views will have some correlation with ratings. Typically an episode will get about 20,000 views but that takes up to a week. Part 1 of the interview went from 6,000 to 140,000 in the 5 hours I was at work yesterday, making the channel the 9th most viewed of the day on all of youtube.

Cheetah said...

Niki said...
So, um...what about Cara and Mady? What has she done for them lately?

She cleaned out their room in an oh-so-motherly way.

Mike said...

I wonder if the "high road" is a toll road, and the road Kate was traveling on when caught speeding? It seems she takes it very often.

She's..um..RUINED said...

Z says 3.8 mill viewers

goawayJandK said...

Shari, snark is good-ish!!

anotherthing... said...

Glad I didnt waste my time on that pile of crap.

Hope NBC provided NM with a shovel so she could at least dig her way to the door when the 'interview' was over.

Geema said...

I saw Jon and Hailey on Entertainment tonight last night talking about breaking up. I mean, totally ridiculous! Kate interviews with the cupcake pretend reporter one night and then Jon is on the next night spewing his guts out about his relationship with an almost teenager. What the hell? How many REAL celebrities or public figures do you all see on TV night after night talking about their divorces, infidelities or finances? NONE! These things happen to them (and to us all) and they never come forward with their personal business. It does get spun in the media but much of it is speculation because these people choose to keep their private lives private. I guess it must be all about money because there can be no other explanation for continuous coverage of their most private dealings. Enough!

Sharla said...

Shari and Goposhgo, could you both email Maggie please? Her email is above. Thanks. :)

Mona said...

Any divorced people out there?

Do you know the reason for your divorce?

Or did you just look at your spouse one day and say that you would not be able to recover,
it's over, without any concrete reason?

Not that Jon and Kate's reasons are any of my business, but if Kate is going to tell her story and be perfectly honest, this seems like it's still fuzzy to me.
She doesn't really know why she's
going through a divorce? C'mon!

question? said...

I don't understand why those who are saying that Kate lied about her bedrest don't know that she wasn't on bedrest at home first?
Help me out here please....

Stephanie said...

The part where she said "This is too far gone." That bothered me the most. It is never too late to stop now, start over and repair this mess of a life you created for your precious children.

Harriet said...

One of the episodes of the show (before Beth wrote the book), Kate talked about how long she worked into the tup pregnancy. For the life of me I can remember the scene but not when she said she had to quit work to stay home. Anyone remember or can find it on youtube or have the DVDs?

ErinKate said...

Too far gone means I like this life, the money, the rubbing up against big stars like Kelly Ripa,
Rachael Ray, Ellen DeGeneres and others. Screw the kids.
There is no going back for her because she has said so and she feels really comfortable with the newfound fame and "career" that is running around like a big celebrity.

It is all about her and what being in the spotlight means to her, not anybody else.

NoUse4Kate said...

I snuck a peak on youtube and holy cow, holy k8, holy supersize! She looked like a plump woman. I do think the camera person may have had some fun with it, or maybe it was like the other poster said, that when you put her against something like a couch you realize her size. I dunno, she was a lot bigger than I thought she was. Her hair was massive as well. It takes a steep hike up in the back. I think I'd rather have a shaved head than that hair. She looked hilarious. I couldn't stand her voice so I clicked off of it.

(yes, I do realize this is a petty, pick on k8 post LOL )

Pilgrim Soul said...

ErinKate - I was about to post identical sentiments. Too far gone = I'm way to fond of this lifestyle to give it up now, screw the kids. However, I'm sure she tells herself living the high life is better for the kids, too - their emotional well-being is something she just can't fathom. She has no empathy for her husband or her children. It's all about her. I say give her a talk show or whatever - she'll be toast in three months and then it will be over. Until she pops up on Dancing With the Stars or Survivor.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Kate (while on home bed rest) did get off her royal heiney to bawl Jon out at the office when his dad was late bringing her lunch. I guess lunch (or bawling out Jon? ) was more important than gestating the sextuplets?

clairenmaddy said...

Well, what can we all say? I did end up watching most of the interview. First off, what is up with her legs? Are they that big? Or, was it a bad camera angle?

I think it's awful how her parents cannot be grand parents to her children. They need to insist upon it and she needs to work out whatever problems she's had in the past with them and move forward. She has manage to alienate everyone from her life. I don't think he child hood was that terrible, I think she exaggerates. They had 5 kids, they did the best they could. End of story.

I think Kate needs to shut up and go home to her children. I think she needs to pull the plug on everything and focus on what's really important instead of whining about missed opportunities or trips. Does she realize that most people don't take 10 trips a year? Most people are lucky to take one trip!

Kathy Lee Gifford made mention about a month ago of how she decided to walk away from everything, the limelight, the successful talk show and go back to her family and heal with them. She did the right thing and she is FAR more successful than Kate. It's not too late, she kept saying there is no going back. Wrong Kate, in your twisted way of thinking you can go back. Stay home, take care of your kids, work out an amicable relationship with Jon, your parents and all the friends you so nicely discarded.

I sure wish NM would've pressed issues a bit further with Kate about the TV show and the celebrity thing. I wish she would've asked her how she planned to support those kids on a nurse's and IT Analyst salary. I think she had this planned from the beginning and wanted to live out the child hood she never had.

I hope for the 8 that they get into therapy, pronto. Resume their lives and get out of the public spotlight. This is up to the parents, the kids have no say on this. And, Kate, if you want to take a trip somewhere pay for it yourself and take you hired help!!

Enough of this woman already!!!

Jill said...

A friend and I were discussing the interview this morning and she made a very astute, and yet frightening statement to me... she said that it's painfully obvious to her that Kate is so far gone into all of this "celebrity" and b.s. that she actually believes her own lies as the absolute truth. She's not even trying to lie any longer because she's been living it for so long she doesn't even have a grip on what reality even is anymore. It's actually quite sad, if you think about it. She's brainwashed... be it by her own narcissism or by TLC and the almighty dollar, or even all of the above. But at least now I know how much it takes to sell your soul to the devil.

My5blessings said...

She's..um..RUINED said...
Z says 3.8 mill viewers
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UGH...... makes me sick.

I hate to say it but... Kate reminds me of gum stuck to your shoe. You'll never get it off:(

I do not see her leaving the public eye anytime soon.
Paid or otherwise.

I know, gross thought.

My5blessings said...

question? said...
I don't understand why those who are saying that Kate lied about her bedrest don't know that she wasn't on bedrest at home first?
Help me out here please....
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Possible. I really could care less.
So what she was on bedrest. Small price to pay for one healthy child, let alone 6!

I think what bothers people is she is such a liar and she isn't called out on it.

I'd LOVE to see her in an interview asked all the questions we know she has lied about. Which is everything exiting her mouth.

When she speaks, it's like verbal vomit.

Reira said...

Anonymous Niki said...

NM: "So when people ask you are you exploiting the children, allowing these cameras to come in and be present - are you compromising your children in any way by doing that?

KG: "(loud sigh/grunt) Coming from a mom who laid on bedrest from the time I found out I was pregnant, from 7 wks pregnant til 30 wks and absolutely would not put anything in my mouth that would harm them, and fought for every second of their existence I can tell you that there is nothing that would ever force me to put them in harm's way."

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So, um...what about Cara and Mady? What has she done for them lately?

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Oh, that's easy. She threw all the things in their room down the stairs and basically called them pigs on national television. Not to mention the humiliating description of their reactions when their worthless parents broke the news of the divorce.


Mona said...

Any divorced people out there?
Do you know the reason for your divorce?
Or did you just look at your spouse one day and say that you would not be able to recover,
it's over, without any concrete reason?

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For me, it was when I dreaded coming home from work every day because I knew the only thing waiting for me was a massive argument. We decided to separate for a little while just to try and calm down and approach the situation without anger, but after a three month separation we still could not be in the same room without fighting. Finally we both acknowledged that our inability to communicate without hurting the other was not going to change, and called it quits. To this day (almost two years later) we can't last five minutes without someone saying something that sets the other off.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I couldn't stand watching more than fifteen minutes, but for those who are interested: Khate Lies. Khate Cries. the end.

Fed Up said...

Whoa!!! While flipping last night on huge HD TV I saw what everyone here was talking about. Yikes. The cameraman really took some bad shots of Kate. zShe can add him to her list of people she can't trust. I never saw her so big before & I'm not talking about just the TV size. Her hair looked worse than ever. And now I finally know what "cankles" are. My first thought was of Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall. And she has cracked. And all the Kings horses & all the King's men can't put Kate back together again. It's scary how much SHE has changed. She talks about the "old Jon". SHEESH!! BTW, anyone notice Jon's new look? Elvis. I did not feel sorry for her one bit. She does tho need some serious help. It'll all be over soon. They are getting desperate & fading fast. Those poor kids tho. The real Kate came out at the bus stop the other day. Not many people are being fooled anymore.

Pattypanda said...

Maybe Kate should move to Conn. Staff nurses are getting $45 an hour. If they go on strike, the per diem replacemnts - up to $85 per hour. Kate has just gotten LAZY. We have Mcmansions here too. It's not like she's in PA to stay close to aging parents or relatives. What are her ties to PA?

stopthemadness said...

Hilarious. What a liar. His goals had changed and felt possibly detrimental to me. To me and the afterthoughts. Yeah right. His goal of wanting his kids off tv and ending the show would be detrimental to your paycheck and ability to run around being important signigng books.
I love that they gave her this chance to "set the story straight" with no proofs, no hard questions - how SECURE is the kids' money, how much did YOU have to put back - etc. She is getting slammed.

So you laid on bed rest. Since when has laying around become this herculean task? You didn't have a lot of choice. So now you made that sacrifice in your investments, everything else you do should pass muster with flying colors?

BS!

Niki said...

Okay...so I watched part of it on youtube. Almost made it to the end, but it pissed me off too much.

Not just Khate herself who never fails to irritate with her ridiculous lies (what? Huh? You never quit anything in your life? Seriously???? You're selfless??? Um...that's a joke right? I hope?), but I was also angry about some of the comments on youtube. God d*mn. There are still people who support this witch?

And poor Natalie! A lot of the comments bashed her about how cruel and incensitive she was too poor Khate. Whatever. I think she actually did a pretty good job and put forth a pretty good effort with asking the hard questions. I applaud her.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing the kids' interviews in several years. Unlike Khate, they REALLY have something to complain about. Sheesh.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Thanks for the recap quotes. It's amazing what comes out of this woman's mouth.
A few thoughts:

"I just think somewhere along the line that maybe his goals changed and they were they felt possibly detrimental to me and possibly detrimental to me and the kids." -One word: OBNOXIOUS and IRONIC. What about exploiting your children on a reality show...you would be hard pressed to find a mental health expert who wouldn't say that is detrimental! I think Jon's "goals" were working to get his children off of television.

And then there was this gem regarding their decision to split: "I think I was on a plane, uh, coming home from somewhere and I remember thinking we're not going to recover from this." - It's highly unlikely she wouldn't remember exactly where she was coming from, even though she travels a lot, when this monumental realization came to her. My guess is she doesn't want to say which trip she was returning from as then it puts a timeline on when they split. But I highly suspect it was the Hawaii trip when they renewed their vows!
Again, she can't play the pity "poor me" card that garners her ratings and fans if the public realized she was the one who ended the marriage and refused to try therapy to salvage the relationship. It's just amazing she can get away with this charade for so long. But then again it takes a special kind of person to exploit your children for fame and fortune.
And as for I-couldn't-be-guilty-of-exploiting-my-children-as-I-took-such-good-care-of-them-inutero...ah, yes you can. One has nothing to do with the other. I know (sadly) of woman who had difficult and complicated preganancies and woman with very ill babies and toddlers who later went on to abuse them and warrant the involvement of Child Protection Services. So, you can sill take stellar care of your pregnancy but later on make lousy parenting decisions. Taking care of oneself during pregancy, doesn't a martyr make. She wants kudos for something she HAD to do as a consequence of something she pursued willingly. I can't imagine the fascination and interest in the Gosselins can go on forever. I hope it ends sooner rather than later.

she is evil said...

Mona, I am divorced and my ex and I get along great now, but it took some time. And yes, I will remember forever when my husband told me he had rented an apartment and was moving out. As horribly as we were getting along, (no third parties, btw), I was crushed, hurt, shocked, angry. No way no how could I ever forget that. Remember the look on his face, remember where we were, remember my stomach falling. Could list a page full of reasons why we were fighting, at least from my point of view. So Kate is full of bullhonky, but we all knew that

stopthemadness said...

SHe moved off saying Jon wanted the divorece to saying she doesn't remember WHO wanted it, it all happened so fast!

Good lord. If this is supposed to be Kate setting the story straight I have to laugh, How bout Kate getting her lies straight?

Ten weeks od bed rest or thirty?

Show a paycheck and no plan B, or show just fun and good for kids?

Cheating on Jon w/bodyguard yes or no? It makes me sick to think of it isn't an answer. Your 8 year old saw you kissing or holding hands with this guy? What makes you sick to think of, how close you came to getting caught and how wrong it was to do that to your trusting spouse?

the kids want the old Jon back. Kids don't think like that. daddy is Daddy. They may want the old LIFE back, with Daddy in it, but mommy made that choice and as we know, she doesn't have a reverse gear on her, forward motion, like a shark, or drown.

Tick..Tick..Tick: Time's Up, Kate said...

"Kate is like a piece of gum on your shoe: you can't get rid of it."

"When Kate talks, it's like verbal vomit."

"Kate lies. Kate Cries. The End."

You guys crack me up! Thanks for the laughter!

Ravello said...

I did not watch, read comments here and elsewhere. Natalie Morales failed big time to follow up on Kate's assertion she could not support her family on a "nurses salary". Natalie should have questioned Kate about why she and the kids need to live in a McMansion or ride in expensive vehicles. After all, the average family does not live in a 1.1 million dollar home that was purchased before the previous home was sold. The average family does not have multiple luxury vehicles including 65K SUV's, BMW's, Mercedes. The average family has one or both parents working real jobs to support the family. Kate thinks she is working because she dresses like a hooker and rubs elbows with celebrities. She needs a reality check.

Evidently, Kate has not heard of the nursing shortage. Salaries are high all over the country and jobs still go unfilled. She was a dialysis nurse, one of the highest paying jobs in the medical field.

But Kate did not tell the truth about why she does not want to work as a nurse. She does not want to get her hands dirty or stoop so low as to work with the common folk. After all, she is a celebrity now.

I have some advice for Kate- sell the McMansion, move back to the E town house that is still on the market. Sell the fancy vehicles. Fire the nannies and the household staff. Work out a schedule with Jon so you both can get real jobs and alternate days and shifts worked so one parent can be home with the kids. Turn off the cameras, cancel the talk show appearances, throw the hooker heels away and accept your responsibilities to your children. Provide for them, actually be their parent.
Make peace with your family, beg them to come back into your life. Your children need them. I am embarassed for Kate when I read she says she has an email relationship with her parents. I am embarassed for Kate when I read she bashes Jodi and Kevin.
My heart aches for these kids. Thank goodness for GWOP.

Ella's Mum said...

Why should she explain/reveal too much in this interview with Natalie??... How the hell is she supposed to make millions of the "tell all book" if she spills all of the beans now??

Meghan89 said...

Another lie, Kate was on the View and Whoppi Goldberg let her have it for coming to the house when it was not her custody day. Whoppi said it was illegal and she could have been arrested. Kate said she knew and learned her lesseon, watch it on You Tube. Then the intreview with Natalie MOrales she says there is no custody agreement, they just do what works. Its ALL BS!!!! Jon, Kate TLC, they are all working together!!!

Mamaknows said...

Who didn't she throw under the bus? Steve, ROL, People and TLC.

Who did she throw under the bus?

Jon

Cara & Mady (describing their reactions to the divorce news)

Her parents ("Everybody has opinions." We email.")

The tups & twins (The kids say they want the 'old Jon' back.)

All sibs but one (She doesn't 'judge'.)

Paps (hate-hate relationship)

Fans (used to find them annoying, now appreciated them)

Anyone else?

Jane in California said...

Geema said...

How many REAL celebrities or public figures do you all see on TV night after night talking about their divorces, infidelities or finances? NONE! These things happen to them (and to us all) and they never come forward with their personal business.

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I think Brad and Angelina are probably secretly half horrified/half thankful that the Gosselins are taking some of the papparazzi off their hands for the time being.

truedat said...

Hilarious. What a liar. His goals had changed and felt possibly detrimental to me.

Kate and her ambiguous answers! She never EVER elaborates her reasoning. During a marriage, its not unusual for a spouse to 'change goals'. What was the 'goal change'? Jon wanted a career to call his own, outside of 'reality tv' ? A desire to 'get back to basics' and focus on marriage and family without having to placate to TLC, the media, or public perception? WHY did Kate feel Jon's 'goal change' was POSSIBILY detrimental to her? Because the 'goal change' would require a COMPROMISE, requiring Kate to delay HER 'career goals' and possibly put her in a position where she would be required to STAY HOME and assist in the parenting of her eight children? In the absence of elaboration, the above reponse by Kate makes her come across as a very un supportive and selfish spouse! Kate implies that Jon's goal change is/was POSSIBLY detrimental to HER, but what about the children? Perhaps Jon felt that a change in 'goals' would better serve the best interest of his children, his marriage, and his family as a whole! Kate's response of 'possibly detrimental to me' is as unfounded and self serving as her claim that her infertility doctor agreed to infertility treatments JUST IN CASE IT WOULD TAKE A LONG TIME to get pregnant. In other words, IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT KATE WANTS, regardless of the ultimate risk ie , high order pregnancy/infant death, her marriage , her family,reputation with the church and community etc..

Calgary7 said...

I loved Dr Lillian Glass' summary of the interview the best.

In doing the second Kate special in two weeks, it is obvious what TLC is doing. They are upset that Jon pulled the plug on their cash cow show. So now they are trying everything possible to repair her image for the upcoming show they plan to give her. But it is not working. Kate did not come across as a sympathetic character or a likeable character. She certainly did not come across as a person you would like to spend time watching on their own show sans Jon and the kids.

I can’t imagine anyone wanting to see a show with a whiny, blaming, self righteous narcissistic, hypocritical person with a lot of inner hostility.


drlillianglass.com/blog

KyPastor said...

Jill said...
A friend and I were discussing the interview this morning and she made a very astute, and yet frightening statement to me... she said that it's painfully obvious to her that Kate is so far gone into all of this "celebrity" and b.s. that she actually believes her own lies as the absolute truth. She's not even trying to lie any longer because she's been living it for so long she doesn't even have a grip on what reality even is anymore. It's actually quite sad, if you think about it. She's brainwashed... be it by her own narcissism or by TLC and the almighty dollar, or even all of the above. But at least now I know how much it takes to sell your soul to the devil.

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This is part of the reason Kate will never go into therapy. In order for it to be effective, Kate must acknowledge her part in the breakup. She must face down a lot of her demons. She must get a new definition of "best for my kids".
She must come to terms with the real reasons she loses friends and her support systems. She will have to be truthful. She will have to get a grip on why she is so utterly controlling and unhappy if she's not the one in charge of everything and everybody in her sight. She will have to plow through her relationship with her parents, and get down to the brass tacks of what went on there. She will have to face herself and come to see warts, imperfections and
broken dreams in her psyche mirror,
and still decide she is a beloved child of God. She will find herself in a very vulnerable place, and she just isn't going to go there. It just isn't Kate-ish to be the one answering hard questions with no chance to stop the camera or slide by with half truths. A therapist will be digging deeper than Natalie Morales
or Gloria Allred or anybody on this blog would ever go. It will be more painful than rumors about
boyfriends or finances.

Kate is not going to do any of the above until her world comes crashing down and she sees only
darkness. We will have to go with her definition of what that point is. Meanwhile, she will continue to aver that her life is in control except for the paparazzi following her, the kids are solidly grounded and dealing well with the swirl of events around them, and she is busy being a supermom to her family. In other words, she will be in deep denial until denial no longer works for her. Then what?

For the Moment? said...

Jon's goals detrimental to Kate and the kids? Jon to Kate: This has gone too far, let's get the kids off TV before it destroys our family, let's get in counseling and try and save our marriage for the sake of our kids. We need to regain control of our lives and be together as a family instead of you being away from the us all the time (doing who knows what). Our kids need a mother as well as a father. Now that would be detrimental to Kate's goals and whatever is detrimental for Kate is of course detrimental to "her" children. It's no mystery, Kate, it don't take a rocket scientist to figure our your code speak.

jayley said...

Re: her sacrifice being on bedrest.

Trying not to sound like a middle-schooler but DUHHHHH KHATE! What else would you be doing after choosing to carry 6 embryos?, playing tennis perhaps? This was not a sacrifice but a responsibility she had after making this decision. It was the EXPECTED thing for her to do, not some sort of favor to throw in her childrens faces for the rest of their lives.

We're so impressed! An expectant mother put the right things in her body! She should get a medal because she's the first woman in the history of the human race to do that. Great job Katie Irene, you're so special!

jayley said...

KyPastor, your post was right on, nicely stated.

The eerie part for me was "We'll have to go with her definition of what that point is". (re: her world crashing down...) It's like watching a drug addict that STILL thinks their world is manageable after losing almost everything. Apparently she hasn't lost enough yet. Tragic for her children, for sure.

goawayJandK said...

We're so impressed! An expectant mother put the right things in her body!

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Wait just a darn minute! I didn't eat sushi or for 9 months. Where's my reality show?

Janine said...

K8 and Natalie went "shopping" at the grove with the "Prop-r-azi" There was the crew, including Make-up people and mid 'interview she got a touch-up' and a small bag to carry as though she went shopping. Steve was there to "pretend" protect K8 and 'pushed' the Prop-r-azi people (there were two pretend people, the crew and tourist's with phones) The actual shoppers were clearly held back as they strode down the middle of the rode. One child appears at the end and in her Zsa-Zsa voice
"Hell-Lo Dar-a-ling" as the mom nervously said, she just wants to say hello to you...
The whole thing was staged from every step, every word, every expression. You could see that Steve is not an actor and was out of character 'pushing' the
Prop-r-azi so that K8 would be safe. Then he opens the back door to the large black SUV and she climbs in, taking a moment to gaze. The Shoes were hidious... too tight, feet spilling over the sides. I can't believe she hasn't caught on.
The kids will be so happy they can get rid of the paper plates and get out the Golden Platter, FINALLY!

suzanne said...

I wanted to say that just because Kate went into the hospital for bedrest in March and had the babies in May doesn't mean she hadn't been on bedrest at home prior. Home bedrest is very common in a high risk pregnancy.

The real forgotten sister said...

She will have to plow through her relationship with her parents, and get down to the brass tacks of what went on there.

Some kids are just bad seeds from jump street. Kate has 4 siblings that are normal and have warm and loving relationships with their parents. Kate's the anomaly.

I have a sister that is somewhat like Kate (although not as bad.) But her view of her childhood is far different from her 3 siblings. This sister was the only one who got art lessons, private swim lessons, voice lessons and the such like. And none of us complained because she was good at those things. But to this day she moans and complains about her middle class upbringing and still whines about what she DIDN'T get, compared to what her rich friends got from their parents.

These type people are never grateful, and they never change. They just get more and more bitter and brittle in their few remaining relationships.

Geri said...

question? said...
I don't understand why those who are saying that Kate lied about her bedrest don't know that she wasn't on bedrest at home first?
Help me out here please....

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Even if she did go on bed rest at home, the tups were born at 32 weeks so she would have had to go on bedrest when she was 2 weeks pregnant to make her statement true. It's a lie.

Janine said...

I don't think posters are judging
K8 for being on bedrest... at home or in the hospital... it's about her different versions in books and on television. It doesn't add up. I remember reading she left her "home" bedrest to chew Jon out because his dad didn't show up with her lunch. I remember reading Jon lost a job because of 'distractions' from home. K8 was careful, as any mom to be would be... but just like the mom who recites her difficult labor for the rest of a childs life to guilt the child into something...
K8 using this as her extra ordinary example of how she and her 6 babies are more than, better than... any other mother who does the same thing, it's offensive. I imagine it's painful for the moms who have done as much with much less success at the end... moms who end up with empty arms might be hurt to hear the same dramatic story as a basis for why she is so much more deserving. The world is full of moms with infertility (I am one) and it's offensive that she could manipulate medical science and fast track two multiple pregnancies without the standard of care the rest of the world faces.

KyPastor said...

The real forgotten sister said...
She will have to plow through her relationship with her parents, and get down to the brass tacks of what went on there.

Some kids are just bad seeds from jump street. Kate has 4 siblings that are normal and have warm and loving relationships with their parents. Kate's the anomaly.

These type people are never grateful, and they never change. They just get more and more bitter and brittle in their few remaining relationships.

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Thank you, 'forgotten sister' for
calling me out on that point. I did not intend to make any assumption that Rev. and Mrs. Kreider were bad parents to any of their children. Not at all. My point was that the strain in the relationship between Kate and her parents certainly goes back farther than mismatched cribs and used baby clothing. I'm surmising there has always been a lot of head-butting between Kate and her parents, and it has probably had an effect on how she sees herself. (Unwilling to be wrong, perhaps?) It would be fodder for therapy sessions.

maybe? said...

Kate has a strange eye and funny posture. Do you think maybe this contributed to her behaviour today?

Anonymous said...

"We were coming back from some trip" How many trips did they amke after the wedding vow renewal?

8 said...

Re: golden platters or whatever.

8 teenage kids demanding everthing on a golden platter is going to be a scary sight

If kates thinks shes exhausted now, just wait..

Janine said...

Just curious if anyone else wonders... K8 sites her 'feeling' that she wouldn't be able to become pregnant and an early diagnosis of Polycystic Ovaries. As she was a recent nursing school graduate, I assume she took anatomy and physiology. A lot of nursing and medical students are known to self-diagnose disease as they learn and compare textbooks and aches and pains. Is it possible that K8 and her feeling go back to the textbooks and her ability to go to a specialist and recite textbook symptoms? They didn't have the time to properly diagnose her... Someone took her at her word. If she had ovaries and was producing eggs and could carry a pregnancy to term and Jon's fertility was not in question, why did K8 get away with (twice) fertility treatments? If she wanted 'just one more' why didn't the couple adopt the child available to her when she worked in labor and delivery? When you think about it, K8 gets favors. Her father-in-law helped them (Jon was attractive in many ways, one being his economic status via his dad)The fertility specialists cut corners, TLC bends over backwards... Someone suggested therapy. I agree, that would be interesting. Jon begged her to go. K8 would never dare... not even in private (only Dr. Phil). She would have to be honest with herself and expose herself as a fraud. I know this is just my ignorant opinion. I think something terrible could happen, heaven forbid. I would hate for those kids to suffer any more loss, the loss of their beloved mom and I think she is on the brink. IMO

infertile or no? said...

I am also suspicious that Kate worked the system with regards to her infertility treatments. It is not the standard of care that a young healthy woman, even one with polycytic ovaries, would undergo IUI or whatever she did so soon after beginning to try to conceive. Kate was pregnant with the twins within a year of getting married. Usually, no infertility procedures are initiated until the couple has tried to conceive without success for at least a year. And patients with PCO are usually treated medically first (birth control pills to regulate periods). Something is definitely fishy. And what I wonder is who financed this? Did Jon and Kate pay for the fertility treatments out of pocket? Hard to believe knowing how cheap Kate is and how expensive the treatments are. Does medical insurance cover this? If so, how did Kate's doctor justify the need for this without first trying cheaper, less invasive methods of conceiving? I doubt Kate "having a feeling" that it would be hard to conceive counts as a medical necessity. Sounds like another fraud perpetuated by the Gosselins. And to top it off, taxpayers got to finance Kate's million dollar pregnancy, delivery and medical care for the tups. Damn, the IRS should demand repayment.

kitnkaboodle said...

OK since the bedrest thing is being discussed so much : Yes it is common for there to be Home bedrest before things get further high-risk and it "becomes" hospital bedrest. BOTH happened in one of my pregnancies. I went on to have a healthy, but small, 35 week son. After having lost a daughter in the 21st wk. So Khate has no idea of the true risks because it happened to me, it wasn't just some foggy statistic.
And no , bedrest isn't "hard" but it's not "easy" either, meaning, not easy psychologically (ESP in the days before laptops LOL), and also, it DOES debilitate your body and muscles. I had to do intense P.T. afterward and even then, permanently lost a significant percentage of my muscle strenth in my legs. ( It's hard to climb stairs. I went on to have 4 more after this baby, but fortunately my condition was caught earlier and I avoided bedrest. But Yes of course I wouldv'e done it again, b/c THAT IS WHAT MOTHERS DO. So KHate is , once again, just thinkin' she is Oh-So-SPESHSHUL.

Janine said...

Interesting... Google PCOS.
It is a real condition but (here is a word K8 would use) her treatment would have been "contraindicated" because of her age and recent marriage. There is no quick answer and there are many ways to treat it. It can be related to high sugar levels Insulin/diabetes can run in families, not necessarily. Has other symptoms such as excessive hair growth (facial) because of Androgens (hormones) Some people have PCOS related to weight gain and symptoms include high cholesterol, blood pressure. Acne and other physical characteristics.Can lead to endometriosis, Heart Disease, Cancer.
All this to say, no specialist or OB Dr. would opt to treat a person without lengthy testing, trials... Using clomid (I used it, but had ultrasounds prior to insemination to count follicles without a resultant pregnancy)
K8
is living her live in the public eye. She is opening the door to speculation. People who are wary of her motives will check and cross check her story.
As some suggest, she may have had a pre-meditated thought about having a notible, multiple birth.
Her youth, Jon's youth... their recent marriage would cause some to believe she went looking for this result. They are precious and worthwhile children... but the dishonesty and greediness coming from this woman is questionable, at least. I am as doubtful about these motives as I am about Nadia not having surgery to look like Angelina. They each crave attention and go to ANY length to get it. While their kids try and kill each other, they are enhancing their image (in their mind)

jasmine said...

Regarding Kate's golden platters comment. Wait until her children are all driving, eight new cars (six at once) and auto insurance.

momofgrat4 said...

Maybe it's just me but I'm getting really sick of hearing how hard it is to raise 8 children. I am the oldest of 7 children all born in 8 years with the middle child being handicapped. My parents raised us without nannies, houses with a hundred rooms or millions of dollars to do it all with and we turned out just fine. Somewhere along the way Ms. Kate has decided that a couple of 9 year olds and 6 5 year olds need to be treated like little princes and princesses. What are these children going to be like when they grow and find that just because they are Gosselin's they can't have everything! Here in middle-America where I live there are alot of big families all raising their children on what they can afford. And guess what!! We are all normal, happy people!!!

Susan said...

For crying (literally) in the damned sink! Wasn't Kate the Grate the one who went on about what a waste of time crying is? The silly cow must have left a puddle on that lovely couch.

And the body language? The facial "tells'? Didn't need no pop-psychology body language expert to see just how hard Kate was working at rapid answer calculation.

Un.Be.Lievable.

For the Moment? said...

You don't take your kids out of their grandparents life because they "don't know how to help you." A more believable scenario would be along the lines of the statement her mother made about Kate being "enamored" with the notion of multiples--namely, ironically, sextuplets from the time she heard the story (or it may be that she met this person) who had multiples (and most likely was being benefitted greatly as was the norm particularly in that time period). It is more likely along the lines of when Kate would complaint and beg that her mother might gently remind her that she asked for it in that it was a planned multiple birth and for the world to know that doesn't fit into the "help me" scenario that she had planned for herself.

Vanessa said...

So she was on bedrest? So what? So she had to quit her job to lay on bedrest? So what?
Again, she's not the only mother to have to go on bedrest. It's not that uncommon AND it's not as much as sacrifice as she makes it out to be. I have a friend who did, and I'm sure everyone knows someone too.
What about the mother who has to postpone chemo in order to save her unborn child, what about the mother who has placenta previa and could acutally hemmorage if she goes into labour? What about the mother with toxicmia?? Get over it please! That's the ONLY sacrifice you can come up with?
You've sacrificed your kids to the almighty god of fame and fortune!

Mom of 2 from Canada said...

jasmine said...
Regarding Kate's golden platters comment. Wait until her children are all driving, eight new cars (six at once) and auto insurance.

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Buy them a car? She almost had a heart attack when Ellen suggested she buy them little diamond rings.
When that time comes you can be sure she'll be begging the local dealerships for 8 donations.

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

This whole mess just boggles my mind. I have been happily married for 19 years, but there have been some bumps along the way. Of course, my husband and I have argued from time to time. I can't imagine my childrens' horror if our "dirty laundry" was aired for all their classmates to see and read about. Do K&J just not see the humiliation they are causing these poor children? Especially the twins. I realize the children of A-list celebrities also have their privacy invaded. However, these kids are growing up surrounded by kids in similar situations. And, it seems like the bigger stars go to great lengths to protect their childrens' privacy. The Gosselin 8 are living in a small town in PA where no child could even begin to relate to their lives. Their parents just continue to humiliate them on a daily basis. These kids are living a very abnormal existence in a town comprised of very nice, average families. I'd be willing to bet these kids would take "average" over their current lifestyle any day.

CountMeOut said...

I was thinking about this trainwreck and how FAKE their whole lives are. They really have crossed over into an alternate dimension when:
1. Your marriage is on the rocks and you need therapy so you go to DR. PHIL.
2. Things are really bad and you separate so you seek help on being a single dad from MICHAEL LOHAN.
3. You feel like you're getting a bad rap so you go to NATALIE MORALES and LARRY KING to set the record straight.
4. You feel guilty about your bad behavior, so for spiritual guidance you go to RABBI SHMULEY!

Lord have mercy, I guess Kate will next seek out DR. OZ for her annual physical, and Jon will seek treatment for his drinking and anger with DR. DREW. Kate will start attending church again with JOEL OSTEEN. When the kids act up they'll call SUPERNANNY, and when they finally lose the house they can't afford, maybe they'll call TY PENNINGTON.

What J&K really need are some actual real people in their lives.

Indiana said...

Alright Kate, you wanted 8 kids. You should have thought about how you would support them prior to birth. You can work, and your husband can work. You both had jibs before and you should have stuck with them. This show has run its course and if you would stop doing interviews every other day then you might be able to get back to a life where your kids are #1. Instead you want to be a celebrity.

SmartyQ said...

Queen Freebie Irene gives us that she didn't put anything harmful in her mouth during her entire pregnancy with the tups as proof of her devotion to them. I believe her 'sacrifice' was not because she cared a rat's patooty about the tups but because they were her ticket to fame and riches. QFI was merely protecting her assets.

I also note that she never puts the children first when speaking about Jon's transgressions or his threats to their wellbeing and happiness. It's always 'me and my children,' and sometimes, the children aren't even mentioned. [NB: Look for that to change after Julie May and TLC make their daily check of this board. Betcha!]

rural mom said...

The subtext of this interview was that NBC and Natalie had no desire to get the truth out of Kate,embarass or shame her in any way. And Kate had no desire revealing that she ended her marriage because Jon wanted filming to stop and her to stay at home more, or that her family/parents are not allowed to have a relationship with the children because they objected to Kate taking on this reality show. Nor does she want to reveal that it is she, Kate, who turns friends away, pisses them off, insists they sign confidentiality agreements, not get paid for their on camera appearances, and not garner an audience or fans. Kate wants all that reserved for her. Does she care about her children? No, the bedrest was to bring her cash cows to fruition so she could exploit them.

junebug said...

I doubt if there will ever be a heart felt interview by Kate. It's pretty clear she does not want to discuss her true feelings. Maybe because she knows it would scream THERAPY!

So I expect all that will come out of future interviews will be lies and massive inuendoes thrown Jon's way.

konspiracytheory said...

Saw part of it last night. Not to beat a dead horse, but those of you who commented on how large she looked weren't exaggerating. She is a solid woman, for sure, but she is nowhere near as large as she appeared sitting on that mushy couch in that tight dress with that unflattering camera angle.

Can't See Sheep said...

Pilgrim Soul said...

Kate (while on home bed rest) did get off her royal heiney to bawl Jon out at the office when his dad was late bringing her lunch.
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That had to be a wonderfully humiliating display for Jon to endure at work of all places. It must have sat so very well with the boss & coworkers. Nothing like messing with your husband's job because someone was late for feeding time at the zoo. Maybe those kids should holler and scream when she hands them a couple of grapes, crackers & those orange triangles they're not supposed to know about. I know it'd make me damn cranky to get handed that. So much for them having memories of comfort food like grilled cheese & soup or anything like that. Their comfort food will be finger food served on paper plates. Yep I know we don't see what they eat every day, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out that their diet isn't varied much. It seems do dreadfully uninspiring for them.


jasmine said...

Regarding Kate's golden platters comment. Wait until her children are all driving, eight new cars (six at once) and auto insurance.
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Just wait until she has to deal with 8 teenagers who believe they're entitled to everything like their mother.

I hope they don't end up that way & wish them all the best for their futures, but realistically I have a terrible feeling that at least one will.

Oh dear and then there's kate dealing with all the girlfriends and boyfriends, then fiancées, then DIL's & SIL's, unless she manages to convince the girls that boys really are icky. Oh man if I found out she was going to be my MIL, there'd be no way I'd marry into that family, that or I'd ban her from my home & wedding, of course they're going to wonder how kate will upstage them at their weddings.

Can't See Sheep said...

clairenmaddy said...
I wish she would've asked her how she planned to support those kids on a nurse's and IT Analyst salary. I think she had this planned from the beginning and wanted to live out the child hood she never had.
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With kate I'm more inclined to think it's living out the childhood she think's she never had, she doesn't seem to hang out in reality much.

As for her planning all this from the beginning I'd bet good money on it. I'd also go several steps further & say that it was probably her decision to get pregnant the second time/ have the tups, no reduction that caused a great deal of friction with Jon & her own family (mady & cara seemed to have contact with all these people & the tups didn't so much). It's known that Jon was happy with just the twins & didn't want more, it was Kate who wanted more & Jon followed/ was likely badgered to death over it. If kate's not happy & getting what she wants then I'm sure no one else living with her is happy either. They had to have known they couldn't afford so many children, I suck at math & even I can figure out how much it takes to raise a child. I believe this was their agenda all along.

She has no idea how blessed she is. Sextuplets ALL are HEALTHY, does she go to church & give thanks for this, no, she behaves in her usual ungrateful manner about it. OF course all of her children should have come out of all this healthy, they are her children after all. If it was me, I'd be giving thanks constantly, because how well they turned out is so amazing & something to be profoundly grateful for.

Imagine what a basket case kate would be if one of the tups had Cerebral Palsy like the one little girl on Table For 12, sakes alive we'd never hear the end of her martyrdom or how difficult everything was for them, IMO kate simply wouldn't be able to cope if that had happened to one of her children, she's not equipped to deal with it on any emotional level.

In the end what it boils down to is Ms Gosselin has made her bed & is now hollering & screaming because she doesn't think she should have to lay in it. Sorry, you make your bed you lay in it, that is that.

missycristin said...

This is a little off topic, but several divorced posters are relating some stories so here goes. I remember with perfect clarity the day I knew my previous marriage was over. It was 12 years ago. Incidentally, the actual day it ended was later than the day I knew it was over. But I knew. It was the only panic attack I ever had.
I think they both knew, but had so much riding on the sham.
We may never know the truth.

MBach said...

Kate/hate will not have to buy 8 cars, and then present them on golden platters.

Only 4 will be necessary.

1 for Cara and Mattie to share.
1 for Alexis and Leah to share.
1 for Hannie, all to herself, just in case she gets a headache. Maybe she will also need a driver.
The last one will be an old beater for the 3 icky boys to share.

The recap for HER story doesn't have to be written.
Anyone should know the answers. HER mouth opens, and lies come out. End of story.

I hear that next week will be viewers favorite moments. The Lying Channel could do an entire season of just past clips and interviews. Yet, the ratings continue to climb back up.
I do not get it.
Why oh why does anyone want to see this stuff?

gloria said...

This would be the perfect time for Kate & Jon to get back together. She said yes I still LOVE him on the air. Jon has said that he still LOVES her.
They could start a new show that features them instead of the kids. Since the kids have gotten older they need a new plan to keep on the air.
WONDER if that was the plan on along???

Maude said...

When, oh when, will someone ask Kate to her face why she thinks she has to support the kids as a single mother? Won't Jon be responsible for approximately half of their monetary support? She absolutely could provide half their support on a nurses salary. She'd have to sell the house, trade in her car for one less expensive, and stop primping, preening, and undergoing surgical procedures, but she could do it.

I just wish someone would ask her, and keep after her, until she answers. Even though the answer would be a lie, I'd love to see her squirm.

Wendy said...

hey CountMeOut - I was actually thinking they DO need Supernanny! I don't blame the kids, I blame the parents, but those kids have become quite poorly behaved. She'll never call Supernanny, though, because Kate does not seem to notice or care when her children behave badly (as is generally the case with parents whose kids are ill-mannered).

Midwest Teacher said...

"I've heard accusations that I, that I set out for this reality show as my paycheque and I wanted to become some huge celebrity which I laugh about. It has become our primary source of income but nobody could have predicted that. And at this point I can't go back... to... let's face it, being a nurse, a single mom of 8 kids, I would not be able to provide for them in any way, shape or form in a way that um they would need me to be able to do. It has become our primary source of income and for that I am very grateful."

This statement that we've heard her utter time and time again never makes sense to me. She and Jon have made loads of money. Why don't they have enough to survive on? Has she just stuffed it under her mattress, or is it put away in the proper way to keep building and growing. Between holding down a normal job and most likely living off the interest that the money earns that won't be enough? So greedy! Especially in these times when families are truly struggling.

She just can't live without the cameras. She just makes herself sound so stupid.

She's ..um...RUINED said...

What bores me to tears is she constantly pats herself on the back for her bedrest. When on the View, she again talked about her bedrest. It appears that is her one and only accomplishment in life, and that was FIVE YEARS AGO.

Penny said...

This would be the perfect time for Kate & Jon to get back together. She said yes I still LOVE him on the air. Jon has said that he still LOVES her.
They could start a new show that features them instead of the kids. Since the kids have gotten older they need a new plan to keep on the air.
WONDER if that was the plan on along???

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I am in no way, shape, or form into conspiracy theories, but can't help but wonder if we haven't all been taken for a ride, a long, bumpy, nauseating ride. I saw bits and pieces of the interview and I told my husband, the way she spoke about Jon and how she still loved the "old Jon" and how she thinks when she picks up the phone that maybe the "old Jon" is calling makes me wonder....And, at the same time, Jon is dumping his girlfriend and asking for Kate's forgiveness, you know, acting more like the old (neutered) Jon.

Also, find it interesting that all of this is taking place now that the kids are all in school and not home to be filmed as much.



Hmmmmmmmm.......

Carolina said...

This is way off topic, but does anyone here still flippin' love it when The Soup has Kate coming across the screen in the pink wig screeching "Get your popcorn!" That never fails to crack me up.

8 said...

Imagine what a basket case kate would be if one of the tups had Cerebral Palsy like the one little girl on Table For 12,

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Imagine what a basket case Kaite would have been if the tups were all identical.
She would have broken into pieces with glee.

im close said...

My theory is this-
Katie like and craves attention.

She gets married to the Asian guy- (comes from money, and obedient)

She ENSURES she has multiples.
Gets only twins, but with fussing and donations she is great.

Twins get older, attention wanes.

She decides to go back for more
to re live the earlier glory years.

heh heh said...

gloria said...
This would be the perfect time for Kate & Jon to get back together. She said yes I still LOVE him on the air. Jon has said that he still LOVES her.
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Great idea ! They could get back together and they could renew their vows in i dunno Hawaii to show the kids they will always be together.. wait a minute.....

4 more said...

clairenmaddy said...
I wish she would've asked her how she planned to support those kids on a nurse's and IT Analyst salary. I think she had this planned from the beginning and wanted to live out the child hood she never had.
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Especially when she said on DR Phil (octomom show) that when they attempted hte 2nd time, they were expecting up to quads.....

Kat said...

1. No one from TLC will ever ask Kate "hard" questions. She is (for the moment) their cash cow (love that image!).

2. Kate will never answer "hard" questions, unless it is part of some therapy after she completely breaks down. If and when that happens, I don't expect the public will be privy to it.

3. Memorable moments? I would love to see TLC cull out all those moments when Kate was berating Jon, or telling him stupid he was, or complaining that he breathes too loudly. Then make Kate watch it on live TV. I would tune in for THAT.

4. Whether they get back together or not, they're done as far as TV goes. Unless the sheeple rise up and buy thousands of TVs that they keep tuned to TLC.

Jane in California said...

MBach said...

Kate/hate will not have to buy 8 cars, and then present them on golden platters.

Only 4 will be necessary.

1 for Cara and Mattie to share.
1 for Alexis and Leah to share.
1 for Hannie, all to herself, just in case she gets a headache. Maybe she will also need a driver.

The last one will be an old beater for the 3 icky boys to share.
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ROFL! I would only disagree on one thing - those "icky boys" will probably be told to get a job and pay for their own city bus passes, or ride their bikes!

Jane in California said...

I agree Maude - we already know that right now, the court has ordered each of them to deposit $7,500 per month into a joint account for household expenses, etc. $15 grand per month!

Now if you cannot support your family, even a family of 8 kids, on $15,000 per month - that's because you're not trying hard enough to economize.

While Kate may soon be an divorced mother of 8, she is hardly doing this on her own. I notice she pretended not to know if they have 50/50 custody. Well, it will be spelled out in the court documents Kate - try reading them once in awhile. My guess is they have at least a temporary arrangement for 50/50, thus explaining why they each must put 50% into the joint account each month.

If she's doing this "on her own," then the same would hold true for Jon. He's now a "single daddy of 8" according to Kate's definition, and doing this "all on his own." Since he's been carrying the lion's share of child rearing from the beginning, it's not that big of a leap for him.

fidosmommy said...

MBach said....
I hear that next week will be viewers favorite moments. The Lying Channel could do an entire season of just past clips and interviews. Yet, the ratings continue to climb back up.
I do not get it. Why oh why does anyone want to see this stuff?

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Don't you think that the Sheeple are calling, e-mailing, texting, FaceBooking, MySpacing and Twittering everyone they ever heard of, offering free Starbucks coupons if they will just turn on their TVs to TLC on Monday night from 8-9 Eastern Time. They don't have to WATCH, mind you, just have their TVs on that channel.

That's the only thing that makes any sense to me.

Snort.

Buh-bye, Kate said...

missycristin said, "... I remember with perfect clarity the day I knew my previous marriage was over. It was 12 years ago. Incidentally, the actual day it ended was later than the day I knew it was over. But I knew. It was the only panic attack I ever had.
I think they both knew, but had so much riding on the sham.
We may never know the truth.
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Same here. I clearly remember it as a lightbulb moment, I remember where I was, what I was doing, and I just realized, "I don't have to live like this!" For me, it wasn't a panic attack, it was more a HUGE relief. I had finally given myself permission to admit that the marriage was not working, had not been working for a very long while AND it was not only ok for me to let go but actually the best thing for my kids.

Kate not remembering a) who asked whom for the divorce, b) the reasons why they decided to divorce, c) when it was officially decided upon is just more of Kate's convenient selective memory.

Not that I care about Kate's a), b), or c). In fact, I'd prefer NOT to hear/see/read about it, but the fact that she keeps forcing herself into the spotlight again and again to divulge personal details of her life (many/most of which are half-truths at BEST) is just beyond the beyond.

When will she just GO AWAY?

Janine said...

http://celebrifi.com/gossip/Kate-Gosselin-Yells-At-Kids-At-Bus-Stop-Calls-The-Middle-Boy-Number-Four-PHOTO-928965.html

This was interesting. Don't know if the link works, but the story says this week, Monday (the day of the NM interview) K8 picks up her kids @ the bus in two cars (Nanny drove second) and it said she yelled at her kids and 'calls middle son #4'
Incredible. It isn't rocket science K8. Your putting it out there and everyone is watching. Isn't that what you want for your kids? So... if you are a high road taker and doing what is best for the kids, keep in mind the "P" people are following you. They are reporting what you do. (they can't make this up)
This will live forever in their minds.
What is calling your son #4 about? It sounds so demeaning in that context.
We had a sort of game growing up in our birth order our dad would call us... but it was in good fun, not in anger, this seems to be different. It sure isn't showing how you would never harm them. Harm comes in many forms K8...

A Puddle Not An Ocean said...

Junebug said, "I doubt if there will ever be a heart felt interview by Kate. It's pretty clear she does not want to discuss her true feelings. Maybe because she knows it would scream THERAPY!"
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This assumes Kate HAS feelings. My guess is that she is not exactly a deep well. She seems like a shallow person with extreme difficulty with any level of emotional intimacy with anyone, including her kids.

Though it seems obvious the woman needs therapy, sadly, I don't think even therapy would have much of an impact on Kate's feelings/behavior. She seems pretty much cleaved from stone.

For the Moment? said...

I think the ratings are coming up because people who have never watched the show but see them all over TV are checking it out and tuning back out. When I was watching the show and would mention "my show" to someone they never heard of Jon and Kate. But that was the old days.

I don't have to watch the favorite moments...I have seen them many times. I wonder if they are going to do a worst moments after that.

TandLMommy28 said...

clairenmaddy said...
Kathy Lee Gifford made mention about a month ago of how she decided to walk away from everything, the limelight, the successful talk show and go back to her family and heal with them. She did the right thing and she is FAR more successful than Kate. It's not too late, she kept saying there is no going back. Wrong Kate, in your twisted way of thinking you can go back. Stay home, take care of your kids, work out an amicable relationship with Jon, your parents and all the friends you so nicely discarded.

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I have so much respect for KLG for that. I mean, she had a REAL successful career and walked away. Kate's had a little over 100 episodes of a so-so reality show on a network most people never watch. Kathi Lee filmed how many episodes of Live - a show on a major network that pretty much everyone has heard of??? And yet, SHE found a way to walk away. It can be done, Kate. You just don't want to do it.

Kristi said...

If you have PCOS (as I do) you are treated for the PCOS not infertility. Once they get your PCOS under control then you can often get pregnant on your own as I did. No way would a doctor skip straight to fertility drugs. Maybe that doctor needs to be investigated. Is he a fame whore like her who wanted to impregnate women with multiples?

me me said...

She's ..um...RUINED said...
What bores me to tears is she constantly pats herself on the back for her bedrest. When on the View, she again talked about her bedrest. It appears that is her one and only accomplishment in life, and that was FIVE YEARS AGO.
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5 yrs LOL
Trust me , they will be in hight school and she will say this.

Its her way of calling attention to herself, when the focus is on the kids or anyone else

??? said...

Kate not remembering a) who asked whom for the divorce, b) the reasons why they decided to divorce, c) when it was officially decided upon is just more of Kate's convenient selective memory.
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Is she even sure they are separated?
Maybe Jon has just been hiding in taht large house

cukoo said...

Carolina said...

This is way off topic, but does anyone here still flippin' love it when The Soup has Kate coming across the screen in the pink wig screeching "Get your popcorn!" That never fails to crack me up.
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Yes!! Reality Show Clip Time: Come and get your POPcorn!! ROFL

dustilies said...

The kids will be so happy they can get rid of the paper plates and get out the Golden Platter, FINALLY!

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Sorry not to give credit to the original poster of this comment, which gave me such a bad case of hte giggles that my kids thought I was crying.

But knowing Kate, won't those golden platters come with little divided compartments, like the plastic versions of prison chow-line tray-plates she feeds them off of now?

Rebecca said...

Carolina, that recurring clip of Kate screeching about the POPcorn is my husband's favorite thing about The Soup. :)

Aunt Chris said...

Jane in California said:
ROFL! I would only disagree on one thing - those "icky boys" will probably be told to get a job and pay for their own city bus passes, or ride their bikes!


Bikes with training wheels!

Pee My Pants Funny said...

I HATED the episode with "Come & get your Popcorn", it sent shivers up my spine but when I see it on The Soup, I too find it absolutely hysterical!!! I watch & wait for it. LOL

For the Moment? said...

Pee My Pants Funny said...
I HATED the episode with "Come & get your Popcorn",
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I think that was her solo debut wasn't it. It should have won the reality show award for most desperate to be entertaining. That'll be $552, about the price of a nice pair of pumps. That was my old screen name...I miss it.

junebug said...

doubt if there will ever be a heart felt interview by Kate. It's pretty clear she does not want to discuss her true feelings. Maybe because she knows it would scream THERAPY!"
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This assumes Kate HAS feelings. My guess is that she is not exactly a deep well. She seems like a shallow person with extreme difficulty with any level of emotional intimacy with anyone, including her kids.

Though it seems obvious the woman needs therapy, sadly, I don't think even therapy would have much of an impact on Kate's feelings/behavior. She seems pretty much cleaved from stone.
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Point taken. But...she obviously has feelings of her own (although shallow) and doesn't seem willing to convey them. She beats around the bush then gives robotic like answers. Like Ellen said, it's like she speaks "in code".

If you are right, it is all that more difficult to think of the children being raised by "Miss Stoneheart". Time will tell.

Janine said...

Yep... K8 came home from one of her trips (I assume Steve was protecting ;) her ) and she told Jon it was over.
They were not together on the trip.
She was doing her book tour, speaking engagements and I guess she realized she not only could do it without Jon, but the kids too.

Janine said...

I believe K8's half/non answers are (this is in her mind, IMO) a passive aggressive way to SAY what happened, while not doing exatly what she says (blames) Jon is doing. She is using her (the kids are watching, so I need to think about how to say this)best code language to slam Jon. Problem is, it's transparent and her kids will know. Even though she isn't letting them learn how to speak, ride bikes and tie shoes... someone somewhere will. It only takes one to Google and they will have cold, hard facts. It might take a couple of years... and I wonder how she will explain. Her high road, not speaking about it is "just REEEE-dic-culous"

Carolina said...

I apologize if you've already seen this. From EW's Ken Tucker in his review of the interview:

"Meanwhile, backstage, Kate was busy trying out some new gray eye-liner that made her look as though she’d rubbed the ashes of her burned-out soul onto her eyelids."

Perfect and hilarious.

She's..um..RUINED said...

Jon can't refer to their lives in seasons, but now kate can? I think she gets her jollies by saying they did FIVE seasons, giving the impression they have been on for five YEARS.

One thing she said that jumped out at me was the line about her 'working, while the kids are at her side', or something like that. How can she work on the reality show, and the kids don't?

Also, since she says the show just followed them around doing their normal routine, why does she say they did lots of fun things because of the show, and they wouldn't have been able to do them otherwise?

This lady is just nuts.

Pamela Jaye said...

Actually I thought Kate looked pretty nice on the interview and I liked the top that she wore when they were filming her outside. I might wear that (If I could afford it)
The front of her hair was pretty - but the back was ugly and I may or may not have seen her legs.

She can be pretty if you dress her up right - it's just the things that come out of her mouth and her heart are very ugly.
Maybe I would watch her in a show where she had to do menial labor or clean up disgusting things, or work in retail and be polite to customers as ungracious as she has been. Really TLC, "torturing" Kate on TV might actually get you an audience. (I never watched The Simple Life)

Pamela Jaye said...

she said that it's painfully obvious to her that Kate is so far gone into all of this "celebrity" and b.s. that she actually believes her own lies as the absolute truth

I don't doubt you, and am surprised to learn that on the other side of the country, in LA, there are a lot of famous people who also have inflated beliefs of their own value due to "fame."

Knew a girl from NYC once who worked for Letterman. She told me about all the famous people she'd met. I wasn't really impressed. I wasn't interested in those people. But she thought they were really important.
Finally I thought of someone she might have met that I might care about. Michael J Fox. She'd met him (danced with him - she was 5'1"). His wife once said that in Hollywood, they should have Celebrity Parking - "like handicapped parking, only more convenient." (She was kidding. I'd make a bet that with a wife like that, MJF does not have an inflated view of his own importance. I've also met some "famous" people who were very down to earth and nice)

DLCF said...

She's such an interesting and disturbing paradox.
Does her shallowness come from the deep black hole of need inside her, which she is unwilling to examine and heal?
Or was the deep black hole of need created/exacerbated by the shallowness of the life that was portrayed on the show and the resulting media attention?

To quote Alan Moore--"Who makes the world?"