Kate Gosselin gears up to star in TLC's 'Kate Plus Date', clearly forgetting how fame ruined her marriage with Jon
Now that Kate is ready to put it all behind her, it still seems like the lesson is far from learned. She is going to find love on a reality show - yet again.
Kate Gosselin, 43, is all set to make a comeback on television with yet another reality show. The former reality star has announced that after eight years of her split from her ex-husband, she will try to find love - yet again on reality television, in a show called 'Kate Plus Date' which will be aired on TLC, People reported.
"I'm nervous, I'm excited, and I'm forcing myself to do this. As we're talking about Mady and Cara (who are both 16), going off to college which is becoming more and more of a reality, it's gonna happen, it almost became like a worry for them, too, like 'Mommy, you're gonna be all alone soon'. Now that they're older and talking about dating and how they're all gonna get married someday … it became apparent: they want someone for me. They want me to have somebody in my life," she told the publication.
Let's hope things go well this time for Kate - because who could forget her very ugly divorce from Jon Gosselin, her children's father. Remember their turbulent marriage? the once star couple, whose marriage ended in what can only be called as one of the ugliest in reality television history.
They came into the spotlight back in 2007 as their show 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'. Jon, was a former IT professional and Kate, a pediatric nurse who were raising their eight kids together for the world to see. Their problems at the time seemed normal for television - Jon felt his wife was too bossy and Kate complaining about how her husband felt like a manchild.
All was comparatively well for two years, and then they got famous. Their ratings reportedly shot up to 4.6 million as millions of eyes turned to watch their 2009 season finale, the fourth one of their reality show seasons. She filed for divorce that same year after Jon was reportedly partying with some college going co-eds just a few hours away from the couple's Pennsylvania mansion.
But the two did not find themselves amidst a quiet divorce - as the stories of his flings with a grade school teacher, then with Kate's plastic surgeon's daughter Hailey Glassman, Star reporter Kate Major, who would go on to marry Michael Lohan, and nanny Stephanie Santoro among others surfaced. The couple's marriage got lost in the media crossfire. Jon accused her of having an affair with her bodyguard Steve Neild, who was already married to which she replied with, "disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable," but it did not stop there.
The carefully crafted public image came off its hinges and the two went at each other with guns blazing. Jon was partying all the time, with celebrities like Kevin Federline and Michael Lohan and as he tried to meddle once more with his Kate and their children's life by saying that he did not want his children to be filmed. Kate had rebranded their joint show as 'Kate Plus Eight' and Jon sued them to shut it down. At this point, Kate came forward with his philandering ways and claimed that he had spent $230,000 from their joint account and had left only $1,000 in it for her. Once they finally decided to put an end to it all - Jon got partial physical custody and Kate, full legal custody while he doesn't pay child support.
Now that Kate is ready to put it all behind her, it still seems like the lesson is far from learned. "If I'm going to date someone, I can't just go out on a date—it's creepy to me to think of just going out somewhere with some stranger," she said explaining why she decided to do the show, "and so I actually feel like doing it like this is the best and safest way for me to go on a date—a camera crew will be there! I'll be safe!" As an added bonus, she said, "The person will have been vetted by a matchmaker."
"I put my profile in there and people will know who it is within 90 seconds. No, this is probably the safest way for me to date, let's be honest," she said.