Kate says she was completely unprepared for her long-running TLC show being canceled, and new reports claim she can’t sustain her over $2.5 million a year lifestyle!
Kate Gosselin doesn’t want to deprive her children of the life they’ve grown accustomed to — even if she can’t afford it! The mom-of-eight and star of Kate Plus 8 tells People that she wasn’t “ready” when TLC pulled the rug out from under her and that although everyone thinks she’s cold-hearted, she cries in bed when no one is looking.
“When [Collin] learned of the show’s cancellation he said ‘I feel like crying but I can’t,’” Kate says. “I said, ‘Because you don’t want anyone to see your tears?’ and he said yes. So I said ‘Cry when you’re in bed and nobody’s looking. That’s what I do.”
Kate and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin rose to fame in 2005 when TLC decided to do a special on the Pennsylvania natives adjusting to live with sextuplets and twins. But after she and Jon divorced in 2009, Kate had her own spinoff Kate Plus 8, and the franchise’s final 150th episode is set to air Sept. 12.
“I’m freaking out. Big time,” Kate says. “My kids weren’t ready. Nobody was. I’ve never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up. This has been ended for me on a moment’s notice. I don’t know what’s next.”
But this once labor and delivery nurse better act fast because her children’s private school, bodyguard, and shopping spree bills are piling up!”
“Their first comment was, ‘No more fun trips?'” Kate says. “For them, no more job for Mom means no more trips, no more fun. They started asking, ‘Are we still going to be living in our house? Are we still going to be able to go to our school?’ I was not prepared for that.”
HollyBaby.com told you Kate learned of the show’s cancellation just moments before the story broke in the press and that Kate has been negotiating an offer to co-host CBS’ The Talk. But Kate, who is used to TLC paying for her family to take extravagant trips to places like Australia and Alaska can already feel her life changing drastically.
“I don’t want to take anything away that [the kids] have been given,” Kate says. “[I've saved] for a little while. People think we made gazillions of dollars, and we didn’t. After the show was canceled, I said, ‘I’ll go back to my old nursing job.’ If nothing comes up, I’ll do it. But the scary reality is, 12-hour nursing shifts every day wouldn’t let me continue to provide well for me eight kids.”
Check out Kate’s spending habits according to OK! and why she’s on the path to becoming broke:
Kate has a full staff which costs $500,000: “Kate employs two housekeepers, two nannies, an assistant, and bodyguard Steve Neild.
The mom-of-eight’s $2,000 hair: “That’s what Kate paid last year for a cut, color and Brazilian keratin treatment at Ted Gibson’s NYC salon.”
Kate’s sprawling $1.3 million estate: “Kate’s 6,000 square foot five-bedroom mansion in Wernersville, Pa., sits on 24 secluded acres.”
Kate spends $500,000 on her children’s private school: “Her kids are in private school. At 5 grand a month for each child that adds up.”
Kate’s shopping sprees that cost ???: “Kate’s fashion tab is hard to know. TLC picked up much of it — but she loves to shop!”
— Chloe Melas
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