Kate Gosselin says that even if her reality show with Jon wasn’t a success, her marriage to him would’ve still gone down the tubes. If you’ve seen an episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, then you can imagine how true that statement is. She wasn’t exactly the nicest person to him.
She said that her reality show didn’t play a part in the destruction of her marriage to Jon. On Wednesday, the mother of eight spoke with Katie Couric about her reality television career and her marriage. She said, “A lot of people try to pin reality TV and say, ‘My gosh. It ended in divorce. Big surprise.’ We went through a lot. The signs were always there, and obviously having eight kids in a short span of time didn’t help that. And I’m not at all blaming my kids, I’m just saying…”
She said, “I know the red flags were always there. So looking back, had you never heard the names Jon and Kate Gosselin, I’m certain that I would be in that spot now. It’s hard because like any mom I just want the best for my kids.”
Speaking of her kids, she says that they want her to start dating again. She said, “I don’t know that I really have time for it. I know the kids have a desire for me to be dating. For whatever reason it comes up at dinner like every single night, and they bring it up. I think that they miss that man role in our house, and the more hands on, full-time sort of feel. So for them, you know I had the frank discussion the other day, I said it’s not something I can go to the store and buy.”
Well, technically, she could go buy a battery operated boyfriend, but that would most certainly foil her plans to televise her search for “love”.