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Kate Gosselin’s Kids Scared When Left By Mom For ‘Wife Swap’ TV Show

Fri, February 15, 2013 9:42am EDT by 17 Comments
Kate Gosselin Celebrity Wife Swap
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When the single mom left her eight children for a week with a complete stranger and a TV crew of unfamiliar faces, the Gosselin kids were reportedly ‘traumatized’ by the experience! Read on for more details.

Kate Gosselin abandoned her life as a single mom of eight kids for a week to tape the ABC spinoff show Celebrity Wife Swapwhere she traded places with fellow Dancing with the Stars alum Kendra Wilkinson. But her children were not happy to be a part of the experience — in fact, they were terrified for the whole week!

Robert Hoffman, who wrote the tell-all book about Kate titled Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, reveals that the two reality stars swapped lives for a week back in November, and the kids were visibly distraught.

“The Gosselin children were scared and very confused, having no idea who their new mom-for-a-week was, or why they were left alone with her to be filmed by strangers,” he said, according to

Robert added that the kids had to keep quiet for months, and were banned from telling anyone about their traumatic experience — not even friends from school.

Kate Gosselin & Kendra Wilkinson Switch Lives For A Week

As previously reported, Kate and Kendra will swap lives for the ABC show, where Kate will assume the role of the former Girls Next Door star, and live with Kendra’s husband Hank Baskett and their son Hank Baskett IV.

Kendra, meanwhile, will live as a single mom with Kate’s eight kids: twins Cara and Mady, 12, and sextuplets AadenCollinJoelLeahAlexis and Hannah, 8, whom Kate shares with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.

Apparently, Kate’s family was not happy with the change-up!

What do YOU think of Kate and Kendra switching lives HollyMoms? Do you think it was unfair to their kids? Let us know in the comments below!

— Christina Stiehl

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