Kate G: Yes, We Get It (You Need the $$, You Were Mean to Jon) But Please, We've Heard It So MANY Times Before!

Wed, April 14, 2010 2:47pm EST by 7 Comments
Courtesy of the Today Show

Courtesy of the Today Show

The second portion of Kate’s two-part interview aired this morning on the Today Show and Kate clearly felt that she had to defend herself — for the zillionth time — against Jon’s accusations that she’s an ‘absentee’ mom.

Kate Gosselin, you completely let your guard down this morning, Apr. 14 when you were talking to Today Show host Meredith Vieira about remaining in the world of reality TV and your divorce with your ex-husband Jon Gosselin.

Kate went on to defend herself again in regards to Jon’s comments about her being an “absentee mom.” Kate tells Meredith that filming reality shows and being on DWTS is the only way to support her kids. “I don’t see another option — I have eight children to provide for,” she says. “This is a great opportunity. It’s certainly not going to cut the mustard working 12-hour shifts, six days a week, as a nurse.” We completely understand — especially since Kate is the primary income earner in their household. Jon has been out of a job for months and as far as we know has nothing in the works.

Kate’s been criticized for being too hard on her now ex-husband Jon Gosselin when the two of them were on TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus Eight. But in the second portion of this interview she admitted she’s hurt those around her. “I learned that in the heat of the moment I have a sharp tongue,” says Kate. “And looking back there are probably a lot of people that I love that I probably spoke to inappropriately. Those are the people that are beside you to support you and love you (she says emotionally). I’ve really learned to watch what I say.”

While Kate is out promoting her book I Just Want You To Know which hit bookstores Apr. 13 her brother Kevin Kreider testified against her in a legislative hearing citing Kate is damaging her eight children psychologically and that she’s basically exploiting her kids for money.

But TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg disagrees “These allegations are either completely inaccurate or a distorted representation for maximum attention.”

Surprisingly, even Jon took to his Twitter page Apr. 14 to defend Kate! “Kate and I were doing what was best for our family,” he tweets. “And it [Jon & Kate Plus 8] gave us an opportunity to spend quality family time together.”

All eight children were given child-labor permits today and no legal action will be taken against Kate or TLC. It looks like the kids are in the clear to keep filming their upcoming shows Twist of Kate and Kate Plus 8.

- Chloe Melas

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MANIPUKATE

Posted at 9:22 PM on April 25, 2010  

“I have a sharp tongue in the heat of the moment”? Do you mean when you’re angry, selfish, or irresponsible, Kate? Can’t admit to a character flaw, can you? That’s your narcissism, you know.

“I’ve really learned to watch what I say”? Apparently not enough. All Kate did was makeover the outside. Inside, she’s still rotten to the core.

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NotSoTweetOne

Posted at 10:38 AM on April 24, 2010  

I am soooo sick of hearing about Kate and her money and/or support she choose to bring 8 kids into this world before their TV prospects were even raised.

From the beginning of her (their) media blitz in 2005,when she stated God talked to her & Jon about having sextuplets, and in at least one interview early on Kate has said that she believed that they were entitled to money from public aid to pay for a private nurse, longer than the year of 30 hours a week they already had been granted, because otherwise “It’s me with eight children, which is not fair” (as reported from the court appeal for continuation) she couldn’t, wouldn’t, take care of them herself.

Kate will spin any tale she thinks will get her the most attention, and money. I am completely fed up with her and her whining, please get her out of the spotlight for the sake of her children as everything she has said and done is archived for them, and it isn’t a pretty family picture.

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LEONOR

Posted at 1:18 PM on April 23, 2010  

I AM A MOTHER OF THREE, AND BECAME A SINGLE MOTHER WHEN MY CHILDREN ARE 12,13 AND 3 YEARS OLD. MY SALARY IS NOT ENOUGH TO SUPPORT MY KIDS, I HAVE A HORTGAGE TO PAY, CHILDREN TO FEED, IS HAVING PROBLEMS PAYING MY UTILITY BILLS AND CREDIT, BUT HAVE SURVIVED. IF WE LIVE THE WAY HER CHILDREN LIVE RIGHT NOW WITH ALL THE AMENITIES IN LIFE, ALL THE TOYS AND GOOD PLACE TO LIVE IN, WE FEEL WE HAVE WON THE LOTTERY, SHE JUST TASTED FAME,AND KNOWS HOW TO GET SYMPATHY, BUT IT IS A RELIEF FOR HER TO BLAME HERSELF OF BEING TO HARSH WITH THE PEOPLE SHE IS WITH AND WORKING WITH. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CONTROL YOUR MOUTH IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY,IT IS GOOD TO BE HONEST WITH YOUR FEELINGS BUT HAVE SOME BOUNDARIES.

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lc

Posted at 12:46 PM on April 23, 2010  

she needs to just stay quiet and off TV. She only is able to fool a handful of her supporters. Everyone else had Kate figured out a long time ago. How many personalities does this woman have? The act on the talk shows is ridiculous. The NEW soft spoken Kate. Contrast that to her real personality bashing Jon on national TV and ordering the kids around like a drill sargeant! She has zero redeming qualities, shes mean, full of herself and lacks patience and empathy. I don’t feel sorry for her, but instead for her poor kids.

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Sugar

Posted at 4:14 PM on April 14, 2010  

What would these parents have done if they hadn’t been lucky enough to get a successful reality show???? I am so tired of seeing these two everytime I turn on the TV or walk to the grocery store chekout….when will it end!

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Lobo

Posted at 6:04 PM on April 19, 2010  

Sugar, they would have worked normal jobs, like the hundreds (thousands?) of large families out there do. And they would have made it, like hundreds (thousands?) of large families out there do. I can’t help but think of the family with the show on TLC that has 10 kids, “Table for 12″ including sextuplets. One of the older children one has cerebral palsy. They have made it on a policeman salary, until they just started thier show. Whoa, maybe we should tell them they can’t make it, according to Kate? This family is at least HONEST about it, they need the money now. The youngest kids are 4. They said they do not intend to make a ‘career’ out of it. The father is still working, btw.

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gbtw

Posted at 3:24 PM on April 14, 2010  

yay, jon! it’s so nice to see something respectful and appropriate coming out of his mouth. hopefully both of them are constantly trying to be better people! i saw a clip when nancy grace stomped on jon in person on tv, and it was so uncomfortable. he really needs to work on his self esteem and confidence so he can be an equal contributor in his life and his children’s. i’ve been with a weak man like that before, and i can almost relate to kate being so mean to them b/c it is so frustrating- YOU WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO ARTICULATE THEIR POSITION and take a stance, and they just can’t. it’s hard. but, i never really watched how mean kate was to jon- maybe i’d have a different opinion of her. in any case, i like that jon “was a man” in his comment, and i like that kate takes responsibility for having a harsh tongue and appreciates that she needs to tone that down b/c it’s too hard and hurtful for some people to deal with, honest or not.

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