Kate Gosselin Warns Her Daughters About Marriage 'Don't Get Married Till You're At Least 30!'

Fri, June 4, 2010 11:30am EST by 8 Comments


Kate G appeared on the Today Show this morning and she says she tells her girls it’s a HUGE mistake to get married young. Do you think this is a good idea?

BFFs, Kate Gosselin adamantly admits she made a mistake getting married at the early age of 24-years-old! Kate sat down with Today Show host, Meredith Vieira, June 3, and spent quite a bit of time touching on a subject she is very passionate about … MARRIAGE! But, Kate is not gushing over how great it is to tie the knot, she is worried that young girls including her own, will make the same mistake she did by getting married too young.

“I tell my girls 30 years old and beyond [is a good time to get married],” says Kate about twin girls Cara and Mady, 9 and younger daughters, Alexis, Leah, and Hannah, 6. “I wish I had waited to get married.”

Kate is trying to spread the word to young women about not rushing into marriage. “When I meet a young girl now I tell her to be really sure,” says Kate. “I got married really young. I want to be that person in their ear saying be really sure. What’s the rush to get married?”

Kate and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin would have been married 11 years, June 12. But when Meredith asked Kate if she will reminisce on her “would-have-been-anniversary” she says “No.”

“It’s just another day to me,” says Kate. “I’m not going to sit and spend a lot of time thinking about what could have been.”

Even though Kate tells Meredith Jon has officially dropped his custody suit, she feels like things are always unstable when it comes to him. “He is amicable at this moment,” Kate tells Meredith. “But I don’t know when that will change because it changes often and at this moment the kids are spending time with him at his apartment … generally speaking things are good.”

Geez Kate, can’t you do a better job of not inciting Jon? Why even say that Jon is constantly up and down? It’s like you’re purposefully trying to provoke him.

But no matter what we look forward to the season premiere of Kate Plus 8, June 6! We can’t wait to see what is going to go down this time around!

-Chloe Melas

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Posted at 3:50 AM on September 9, 2010  

The Divorce rate in America is (dependent on the age of marriage, for women):
Under 20: 27.6%, 20-24: 36.6%, while from 25-29, it jumps down to 16.4%, and then to 8.4% for women who get married between 30-34. She is absolutely right, and all you naysayers are ridiculous. The odds are against early marriages, simply because people change so much in their twenties. Some people can handle changing with someone else, but most can’t, and that’s reflected in the statistics.

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Posted at 3:01 AM on July 1, 2010  

I agree with Kate comppletely! I know she’s made some mistakes but she’s right about this. People in this day and age are more IMATURE than in the past when life was harder. I don’t think anyone under 30 should get married. Even people in their late 20s are still very much kids.

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Posted at 9:19 PM on June 5, 2010  

I was 23 when I married my husband of almost 21 years – it’s not what age you marry that will make or break a marriage, it’s the people in the marriage & whether they grow w/ each other & as individuals together that make or break a marriage. It’s the respect, trust, committment, communication & love that make or break a marriage, again, not the age you marry at – she’s gotten to full of herself….JMHO.

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a real mom

Posted at 3:34 PM on June 4, 2010  

Who gives a flying fig?

Why is this woman constantly forced upon the rest of us. This woman’s only accomplishment is that she has given birth. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:


“why are journalists covering such drivel? Are they unaware that lawmakers in PA are in the process of proposing a bill that will protect the rights of children from the exploitation of their parents and the likes of TLC? How is this any different from the exploitation of the Dionne quints in Canada? Are you aware that the surviving Dionne women have warned “reality” ( and I use that term loosely) parents about the psychological damage these children will endure by having their ‘unreal’ lives, their what should be private moments, put out for public display.

I honestly cannot believe that of all the possible issues with this family, not the least of which is their very public divorce (you know the thing that is second only to the death of a parent)… the bulk of discussions are about the parents dating.

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Posted at 3:05 PM on June 4, 2010  

Everything is for “my kids”…everytime she says that, it re-enforces that its actually for her, for her fame and for her to be in the public eye, for her to “be all that”. I honestly think she tries to be a “good mom”, but she really doesn’t know how. Too bad more of her family (mom, dad, siblings, aunts, uncles etc) aren’t involved in the kids’ lives. Makes me wonder….why…..

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Posted at 3:02 PM on June 4, 2010  

Marriage is a long sentence, a lot of years cooking for someone else. No one I know has a husband who does half the cooking or even half the housework. After a lot of years of that, it can get to be a real drag, day in, day out.. You have to deal with the other person’s relatives, make family dinners which take all day to prepare…..blah.. huge drag……Plus you can get bored with that person if you’ve been married for a long time. If you must take it on, I think 28 or 29 is a good age to get married, if you want to have children while you’re still relatively young. But choose wisely and get someone who makes you laugh on a daily basis.

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Posted at 12:17 PM on June 4, 2010  

um, 24 is really NOT that young to be getting married. At this point, many women will have been out of college and already working for a few years. In fact, most friends that I know that are unmarried at age 29 are feeling a little panicky, with the clock starting to tick and all, and not all of us will turn to invitro, b/c of $cost$ amongst other reasons. Perhaps her wisdom should actually include something about not having (lots) of children at a young age, or not having (tons) of children early on in marriage???

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Posted at 12:27 PM on June 4, 2010  

hi am from grenada this speech is very good i love the way you put the things 2gether thanks for the advice

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