Despite insiders telling HollyBaby that Kate Gosselin’s kids were expelled, she insisted that she and her family are happy, healthy, and doing better than ever during an interview on the Today show this morning.
While it’s been widely reported that two of Kate and Jon Gosselin‘s sextuplets, Collin and Alexis, were expelled from their private school for “rage issues,” calling names and fighting with other kids, Kate went on the Today show this morning to deny the reports. “They were not expelled from school,” she told Meredith Vieira. The mom of eight explained that going to an academically competitive school combined with a normal response to divorce is what made the pair act out, and she denied that the kids’ issues were a result of appearing on her reality show, Kate Plus 8.
Kate admits that Collin and Alexis “were having anger issues, acting out, having behavior things… I did what I could do. I brought them home. I have them with a private tutor, an early education tutor, and she’s teaching them one on one. My kids are back and they are excelling along with weekly therapy.” While Kate’s denial is convincing, Hollybaby.com has sources that say her kids were, in fact, expelled for the remainder of the school year.
She insists that starring on a reality show isn’t the cause of the kids’ issues, but her ex-husband believes that they should be taken off the show so that the kids can live normal lives. Despite Jon’s plea, Kate insists that the show “is a heaven on earth job” that provides for their futures as well as expensive trips that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.
“I believe it wholeheartedly, as does the evidence that you see on TV, that it is in their best interest, and that it is something that is wonderful for them. And we would not be doing it if it wasn’t,” she says.
Kate also let fans know that the show is definitely not canceled.
In response to Jon’s too-little-too-late Twittered apology in October, Kate says, “I have never personally been apologized to. I don’t consider an interview on TV or a tabloid an apology, unfortunately, But I have strangely and ironically forgiven him for the sake of the kids. He will ways be their dad. I think that the people close to me are annoyed with me that I don’t get more angry. I am hurt and I am angry but what good does it do to live that way? I’m pushing ahead and providing a future for my kids.”