Wife Swap: Kate Gosselin Says Kendra Wilkinson Doesn’t Care About Her Family

Tue, February 26, 2013 10:47pm EST by 51 Comments
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On the season premiere of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap,’ Kate is overwhelmed with how much free time (and girls’ nights out) Kendra has, while Kendra nearly loses one of Kate’s kids on a surprise family outing! Read on for the full recap.

Kendra Wilkinson and Kate Gosselin seemingly have a lot in common — they were both featured on their own reality shows, and each competed on separate seasons of Dancing with the Stars – but when it comes to their home lives, they couldn’t be more different. Kendra was in for a world of shock when she stumbled into Kate’s home and took on the role of single mom to eight kids.

Kate, on the other hand, couldn’t believe that she would have to not only take care of just one kid for a week, but also leave nearly all of the house work to Kendra’s husband Hank Baskett and their housekeeper Rosa!

Wives Swap Places In Surprise Switch

When Kate and Kendra arrived at each other’s houses, it was a complete shock where they would end up — until they saw the family pictures in each of the houses! When Kendra saw Kate Gosselin’s photo, she about had a heart attack — she would be taking care of eight kids by herself!

Kate was a little more relieved when she saw Kendra’s photo, because she knew she would have a husband to help and just one little (adorable) kid to look after. When they read each other’s house rules and manuals, it got a little more complicated.

Kate found out that Kendra’s nanny Rosa takes care of the house work and little Hank most of the day, and there really isn’t a set structure to their schedule. “Relax and have a drink on me,” the handbook said — what a treat!

Kendra was floored when she saw that Kate’s schedule with her eight kids is much more structured. She starts making their breakfast at 5:30 in the morning, and is ready for when the kids come down the stairs at 6:03 A.M. (not 6, and not 6:05). She finds out each kid has a set of strict chores, which is foreign to her since she has never had chores in her life!

Kate & Kendra Take Over Role As Mommy

When Kendra meets the eight kids, they are super standoffish. And Kendra admits she’s pretty bad at remembering names, so she’s not sure how the week is going to go. But the kids teach her how they make their lunches, what their chores are and how they continue with their routine — basically, the kids are mothering Kendra! “Maddie is mentally older than I am,” Kendra admits.

Kate is in for a pleasant surprise when she sits back with a glass of wine and watches Hank make dinner on the grill. Then some of Kendra’s and Hank’s friends come over, and they all grill out and drink together. Kate says she can’t wrap her mind around grilling out randomly on a Monday night. Then, the night gets even crazier when the girls take Kate to a swanky LA club! She drinks some cocktails with the girls and tries to get used to a life of unwinding, but can’t get over that she’s normally in bed at that time.

Meanwhile, Kendra rests up for an early day with the kids. She makes them all cereal at 6 in the morning, which the kids aren’t pleased about (they usually eat eggs). But the boys do their chores of feeding the chickens, and the girls get all the lunches together. After a hectic morning, Kendra looks ready to break down! Then later after dinner, the kids resume all of their daily chores and Kendra can hardly believe the kids have to do so much.

Over in Hollywood, Kate she goes to the golf course with Hank and reveals over dinner that she doesn’t know how to relax, and hasn’t had dinner with a man in years! Kate feels like Kendra is taking advantage of her husband and not spending enough time with their son Hank. “I wouldn’t want it that way… nanny who was there all day for taking care of the house,” Kate says.”

Time For A Change: Kate & Kendra Lay Down Their Rules

When the moms institue new rules for their new families, Kendra gets rid of all the after-dinner chores, and wants the kids to just play and have fun! They even have a picnic for dinner in the middle of the living room, throwing out the tradition of eating at the dinner table every night.

She even took them to a local arcade park to play games and ride go karts for a night of fun and spontaneity — but she nearly loses one of the boys Aiden! Luckily, Aiden is found safe and sound, but Kendra soon realizes why Kate has so much structure in her life.

Kate, on the other hand, goes in the opposite direction. She says little Hank needs to eat dinner at the table like a normal person, and needs to learn some chores of his own. So they learn to pick up his torys together. She also doesn’t think Kendra spends enough time with her family as a family, so she wants all three of them to participate in activities together! They do yoga as a family — and Hank Sr. isn’t fond of making that a tradition.

But by the end of the week, Kate is starting to appreciate what it means to let loose and relax a little bit, especially when there’s someone else to take care of her. Kendra is learning that structure can be a positive thing, and it makes the household run so much more smoothly.

The Roundtable: Kendra & Kate Reveal What They Learned

When Kate and Kendra come face-to-face, the single mom of eight takes the gloves off and says what’s on her mind.

“It was my surprise to find that you have ONE child,” she revealed, and said it was was unique that she basically does “nothing.”

“You let everybody else do everything because you don’t care,” Kate says. “Between [Hank] and Rosa, they do everything, so essentially it enables you to do nothing.” She also says she needs to take some of the burden off Hank, who deos everything in their house.

Hank disagrees, but instead of getting defensive, Kendra is on the same page — she needs to give little Hank more chores, and take some of the responsibility off of her husband and their nanny. “Kate has empowered me. I need to dedicate more time with little Hank,” she reveals.

On the flip side, Kate admits she needs to chill out a little bit, and not feel guilty having some time to herself. Kendra says she hopes she learned the value of spontaneity and letting loose.

It looks like both moms learned a lot from each family — and is so grateful for the family they do have!

What do YOU think of Kendra and Kate switching place HollyMoms? Who do YOU think needed to learn the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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– Christina Stiehl

More Celebrity Wife Swap News:

  1. Kate Gosselin’s Kids Scared When Left By Mom For ‘Wife Swap’ TV Show
  2. Kate Gosselin & Kendra Wilkinson To Switch Places On ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
  3. Kate Gosselin: My Marriage Didn’t End Because Of Reality TV

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Nuny

Posted at 6:08 AM on March 2, 2013  

Wow. Just saw the show online and Kate used every moment she could to make Kendra look stupid. Kate was clearly batting her eyes and trying to get Hank’s attention, and belittling Kendra with each breath. Kate is so jealous of Kendra it’s ridiculous! She wants to be the one who has a doting husband, but she has no one…and it’s all her fault! The reason Kendra is with Hank is because she lets him be the man, and he spoils her because he loves her. Kendra, Kate wants to be you soooooo bad!

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disbelief

Posted at 10:21 AM on February 28, 2013  

What does Kate do for a living? She writes blogs apparently – very poorly – but that can’t take up more than a couple hours a week. The kids are doing all the chores and we know she has help – several part time cooks, cleaners, babysitters and tutors. Their dad is involved in their lives, thank goodness, because it can’t be much fun living at their mother’s house.

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Youblowme

Posted at 9:16 PM on February 27, 2013  

I’d like to be the middle of that mommy sandwich

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candy

Posted at 9:00 PM on February 27, 2013  

How much money did they make doing this show?

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candy

Posted at 8:59 PM on February 27, 2013  

How much many did they make doing this?

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Kari

Posted at 3:05 PM on February 27, 2013  

I don’t begrudge the fact the Kate needs to make money to support her 8 kids, and she prefers the high pay and few hours, plus all the perks and recognition television offers. What I don’t like about Kate is that she presents herself as a selfless, sacrificing mom who always puts her kids first and has no time for herself. She hires help whenever she needs it, for child care as well as repairs to her home. Her children are in school and on the bus for at least 8.5 hours a day. They also spend a lot of time with their father, including every other weekend. That is a lot of time for herself. Kate runs (including marathons requiring overnights, goes to NY for hair appointments and dinner, goes tanning, and has her nails done. She also appears to spend a lot of time shopping for clothes. I work a regular job and have 4 kids and I don’t have the time or money for any of those things. Kate is a rich, single, celebrity mom. Nothing like the rest of us.

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Melody Summers

Posted at 3:46 PM on March 1, 2013  

So, in comparison you are saying that kate has just as much free time as kendra? Ummm, what?

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Dawn

Posted at 3:00 PM on February 27, 2013  

I was disgusted at Deanna, Kate’s chipmunk friend. Running up to Kate when they all met updating “oh Kate I have sooo much to tell you”. Poor kendra

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linda

Posted at 1:52 PM on February 27, 2013  

Kates kids are clearly suffering because their mom, not them, is not on TV. She will not reduce herself to a normal job after throwing her weight around. She will not face people and work side by side with anyone because she thinks they are beneath her. Miss Bigshot is no longer. Those kids ae suffering and doomed because of Ginsu Gosselin.

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susan

Posted at 12:59 AM on February 28, 2013  

At least Kate doesn’t make her money the way Kendra makes hers. Little Hank was lucky to spend time with a woman who introduced him to some structure. Kendra teaches her son nothing.

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Londyn Kate

Posted at 1:22 PM on February 27, 2013  

Kate was obviously jealous, and its not our fault you had so many kids! Its also not Kendra’s fault she has a supportive husband. Kate is too bossy, and I feel sorry for her children.

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Ali

Posted at 12:57 PM on February 27, 2013  

Every one raise their kids how they like! I am pretty sure that if you ask other people they disagree with your parental skills! so stop judging! If I was Kate, I do the same things she did, or else she would be working 14 hrs a day trying to feed her kids! You have celebrities who have money and are selling out their kids, at least she did to give her family more opportunities.

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Chancertheboxer

Posted at 4:50 PM on February 27, 2013  

No one told her to send out of the country to get drugs to ensure she would have multiples. They knew at the time they couldn’t afford these kids. Kate was hoping for money. That is her job to scam and grift for money to support herself. She has already made it clear the kids would have to work to get things they want. She is a liar plain and simple. Many large families across the country do well without selling their kids souls. Can’t wait for the tell all books the kids write about mommie dearest

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n/a

Posted at 12:53 PM on February 27, 2013  

If I remember correctly, Kate had multiple nannies and made her husband do everything when she was “famous” and married….

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tiki

Posted at 11:33 AM on February 27, 2013  

I was really sad for kendras kid…. I’d never be able to just ignore my kids… i looked at my friend when watching it and said “what does she have daily viewings?!” I’m all for relaxing and having a good time, but you can do both. you can spend the day with your kid, then go out at night. or go out for a few hours, then come back and spend time together. smh… it makes no sense… it made me wonder if she just had him because her husband wanted a kid and the trade off was that she didn’t have to do anything… I was VERY glad to see her take something away from it though! she was good interacting with the 8 kids after a while and i hope she takes that home and does more with little hank!

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Those Poor Kids

Posted at 11:02 AM on February 27, 2013  

I think we all saw who had a happy, secure child and who had 8 expressionless, enslaved zombies. Barking orders and oppressing your kids doesn’t make you a good mom. It makes you a prison warden. Those 8 kids were unable to problem solve or think on their own. That’s terrible parenting. There was no fun, no love, and no joy in the Gosselin household. Their eyes were just dead or filled w/ fear that they might do something wrong. No child should have to live like that. And the way she treats her sons is just like she treated their father. They will all end up leaving her and she will be too dense to understand why.

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susan

Posted at 1:04 AM on February 28, 2013  

I saw just the opposite. Kate’s kids have structure and know how to do things for themselves. Little Hank is a darling boy, but it seems like he spends most of his time with the nanny, and she hasn’t even taught him how to eat correctly or put his toys away. He will start school behind the other kids unless somebody starts working with him.

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Debra Chauk

Posted at 6:58 PM on March 1, 2013  

When I look at the overall picture, I heard Kendra showing the kids a different side of life while praising Kate for her commitment and stamina. From Kate, I heard alot of criticism and negative comments towards the way Kendra and her family choose to live. I would think that she could come up with better ways to get her point across without being so insulting. I am also not sure why she feels she is qualified to give marriage advise. All marriages are different and there are no set rules. What good are so many rules if you are not happy. You only get one life, if you are not having a good time, then you are doing it wrong! There are many ways to live your life, and there really is NO PERFECT way. Whether we run our households with or without structure, the result will be different with each person or relationship. While I don’t entirely agree with Kate’s methods because children only get a short time to have fun before they are expected to behave like adults, again, don’t forget to enjoy the short life that we have. Most of the people who make our world wonderful (engineers, scientists, writers, inventors) are not structured people. They are people who had to have a little time to themselves to dream! Keep an open mind!

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Sandy

Posted at 10:44 AM on February 27, 2013  

I wish people that didn’t like Kate or Kendra would leave such nasty comments. If you don’t like them please don’t comment in a nasty negitive way. They are both mothers and it’s there personal life how they raise their children. Some of the comments were down right disgusting. When these kids grow up or even now can read these comments. How would you feel if this was written about you and your child read it!!!!

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Sandy

Posted at 10:45 AM on February 27, 2013  

Sorry I meant wouldn’t leave such nasty comments!!!

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GiGi

Posted at 9:56 PM on February 27, 2013  

Sandy if it’s their “personal life” then why are they choosing to put it on display for public consumption? You have to take the good with the bad when you choose to be a “star”.

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Robin

Posted at 8:54 AM on February 27, 2013  

Honestly, Kate has her hands full, and for the way her kids behave and are in a routine, I think she has done a great job. Kendra on the other hand, why the heck did she even have a child? Her child didn’t even notice she came in the door. They don’t even allow him to sit at the table with him? WTH? Kendra is such a baby. She even said that Maddy was older mentally than her. I feel bad for her child growing up and not being part of a real family. He will only know the nanny. I don’t care how much money you have, be a freakin parent!

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Deanna Natoli Castro

Posted at 6:34 PM on March 5, 2013  

I noticed that too, little Hank didn’t even notice it when Kendra came home. That said, I think Kendra did a great job. She just never learned. Obviously her life was not structured and that is why she did the things she did in the past. Kendra is very teachable and she is now on the right path. Kate is a terrific Mom.

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Lulu

Posted at 8:42 AM on February 27, 2013  

this was soooo boring. Just what you’d expect. who is the target audience 3 yr old retards?

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teresa darienzo (@popems42)

Posted at 8:28 AM on February 27, 2013  

Kate is sooo jealous of Kendra and it showed. Hank does for Kendra out of pure love. Jon used to do everything for Kate, but the big difference was that Jon was being berated by Kate and so he did things just to shut her the hell up. Kate would swap places with Kendra in a heart beat.

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Carol

Posted at 6:47 AM on February 27, 2013  

I am not trying to be mean but whoever wrote this needs to use spell check :)

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dessertgirl

Posted at 2:46 AM on February 27, 2013  

Kate’s “friend” Deanna had to make do with a bunch of battery-operated toys while Kate was out ho’ing.

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sure

Posted at 3:13 AM on February 27, 2013  

who the heck is this deanna? if your claim to fame is kate.You are done. Slap lipstick on a pig and its still a pig! WOW talk about talent deanna. NOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT

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dessertgirl

Posted at 2:40 AM on February 27, 2013  

And Kendra is married and Kate is not. She is no one to knock Kendra’s family. Her husband thinks she walks on water and was a good sport to put up with a slut like Kate. I hope Kate made some HOllywood connections as she really wants back on tv. Was Kate on drugs? She has absolutely NO personality.

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River S

Posted at 12:25 AM on February 27, 2013  

I think that it spoke volumes that Kate’s kids ran to hug and greet her when she returned, but Kendra’s child didn’t even want to look up from his nanny. He probably thinks that she’s his mother…and she clearly is more of a real mother than that spoiled dummy Kendra will ever be.

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hahah

Posted at 3:02 AM on February 27, 2013  

Really? The Gosselin 8 did what they were told…run and hug you’r mom…no…not the nanny….not the pool boy…not the maid…not the yard care takers….no…not the cook….you know…Kate!

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cv

Posted at 12:13 PM on February 28, 2013  

no its called Control freak that would be what hank does

 
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Robin

Posted at 8:51 AM on February 27, 2013  

Finally someone who thinks like me!

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abe is doing it!!?

Posted at 11:42 PM on February 26, 2013  

kate, kendra can’t read nor write.
so a fight is the last thing she needs.
agree, black people give her somewhat a cheap feeling.

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Val v

Posted at 11:38 PM on February 26, 2013  

Doesn’t it seem like Kate want Big hank for herself. Like she’s flirting with him , and trying to be all wifey and motherly . She’s the slut not Kendra

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susan

Posted at 1:08 AM on February 28, 2013  

I don’t think so. In fact, I was surprised they would let somebody like Kendra on during the 8pm hour. Times have changed, and not for the better!

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duhtruthdotcom

Posted at 11:20 PM on February 26, 2013  

Isn’t it obvious Kendra is a slut puppy.she was Hugh Hefner paid whore

She can’t cook clean hates laundry she good at 1 thing laying on her back

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duhtruthdotcom

Posted at 11:14 PM on February 26, 2013  

Kendra is a hoe””” her son is an accessory to her
And hank is her slave god please don’t let hank go broke she gon leave him. Wtf!!! 3 years old and can’t feed himself no table manners. She ain’t got NOTHING TO OFFER A MAN BUT P–SSY. SAD!”!

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dessertgirl

Posted at 2:42 AM on February 27, 2013  

Kendra was able to have a child. Kate was such a slut growing up that she killed her fertility and had to use a turkey baster to have her kids.

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hahah

Posted at 3:04 AM on February 27, 2013  

God didn’t give kate kids for a reason. Her fraud got her what she wanted.Read Roberts book.Kate is a Child and Animal Abuser!

 
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please

Posted at 3:10 AM on February 27, 2013  

Yeah right……..Kates kids still wear bibs and sit in highchairs.They are fed very low portions of food so they wont grow.They are 8 years old now. Kate hate’s the boys….they are forced to clean all 5 …YES 5 bathrooms…also they boys clean the chicken coop ( kate has chicken to get a break on taxes) The boys are/were the ones to clean the dog poop in the yard b4 Kate killed the dog. Mother of the year I think not.

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cv

Posted at 12:11 PM on February 28, 2013  

no its called Control freak that would be what hank does

 
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