Yikes! It’s been nearly seven years since Kate and Jon Gosselin finalized their divorce, but Kate still has some choice words to share about her ex. The reality star totally dissed her ex-husband in her recent cover story!
In celebration of Jon & Kate Plus 8’s ten-year anniversary, Kate Gosselin, 41, covered the Sept. issue of People magazine and spilled all of the tea about her family and her former life with Jon Gosselin, who’s the father of their eight children. Initially, Kate admitted that she thought they would have forever together, but Jon’s transformation during the time of her pregnancy and afterwards totally jerked her back to reality. “I really would have thought he’d have been here for the long haul,” Kate told PEOPLE. “The weirdest thing is that overnight he became a different person.”
Kate also said that Jon was going out and buying motorcycles and other materialistic possessions on top of having eight young children to care for. And that was the final straw for Kate; the couple finalized their divorce in Dec. 2009. While this may sound really harsh to reveal about the father of her kids, Kate explained that she shared her terror with the rest of the world when the reality show aired on Discovery in Apr. 2006. “People closest to me thought I was crazy and making it up,” Kate says now. “When they saw it for themselves, they were like, ‘Whoa.’ They saw the proof – and then I saw all the letters from women saying, ‘I’ve been there, too.'”
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But if someone had told her she was going to be a single mom with twins and a set of sextuplets, the former Dancing with the Stars contestant says she wouldn’t have believed it one bit! “I wouldn’t have said you’re crazy,” Kate said. “I knew the divorce rate for parents of multiples, especially higher-order multiples, is so high. I’d done the math.”
And she’s isn’t alone in her pain of a failed marriage. The reality star also revealed that her eldest twins, Mady, 16, and Cara, 16, haven’t even spoken to their dad in years. The twins have also come forward, saying their relationship with their dad is “toxic” and unwanted. SO sad! And while she continues to worry that her kids will develop other challenges because of her traumatic divorce, she maintains the belief that she just has to go through life without regrets. We are all for that mantra!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Kate’s cover story?