Kate Gosselin Biography
Kate Gosselin who’s real name is Katie Irene Kreider is an American television personality. She is best known for starring on the US reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Kate Gosselin Age
Kate Gosselin was born on 28 March 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She is 43 years old as of 2018.
Kate Gosselin Family
Kate was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charlene and Kenton Kreider, a pastor. She has five siblings; three sisters, Kendra, Christen, and Clairissa, and one brother, Kevin.
Kate Gosselin Husband
Kate was married to Jon Gosselin on June 12, 1999 whom she had met at a company picnic on October 5, 1997.
Kate and Jon announced that they were separating on the June 22, 2009. Their divorce was finalized on December 16, 2009 and Kate was granted the ownership of the family home and primary custody of the children.
Kate Gosselin Kids | Kate Gosselin Children
Kate Gosselin has eight children. Her first born are twin girls, Cara Nicole and Madelyn “Mady” Kate, who were born on October 8, 2000, at 35 weeks gestation, five weeks premature. In the spring of 2004, she gave birth to sextuplets: sons Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, and Joel Kevin, and daughters Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, and Leah Hope who were born 10 weeks premature.
Kate Gosselin Education Background
She studied at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, where she earned her nursing degree. She became a registered nurse after completing her diploma program at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania where worked as a labor and delivery nurse in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.Kate Gosselin Photo
Kate Gosselin Career
After the birth of the sextuplets, Kate’s family of 10 were featured in the NBC’s reality show Home Delivery. Their home in Wyomissing was even renovated to accommodate the new family.
The family was then featured in Discovery Health as “Surviving Sextuplets and Twins” a show aired in the year 2005. In 2016, they were featured in another special entitled Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later.
Due to high rating from the viewers, Discovery Health signed the couple to a reality series that aired beginning in April 2007, called Jon & Kate Plus 8, which documented their lives. The show’s first two seasons aired on Discovery Health Channel and then moved to The Learning Channel (TLC). The reality show aired its series finale that same year because Jon made the decision to stop filming altogether.
Gosselin continued appearing on television, occasionally co-hosting ‘The View’ and appeared as a contestant on the reality show “Dancing with the Stars” in the year 2010. In April 2018, Gosselin announced she would star in a new TLC series, Kate Plus Date, showing her efforts to get back into the dating pool.
She has written 3 non-fiction books; “Multiple Blessing”, “Eight Little Faces”, and “I just want you to know”
Kate Gosselin Movies
|2005||Surviving Sextuplets and Twins||Herself||One-hour special|
|2006||Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later|
|2007–present||Jon & Kate Plus 8 / Kate Plus 8||Reality series|
|2008||Say Yes to the Dress||One episode|
|2010||Dancing with the Stars||Competitive reality series|
|2013||Celebrity Wife Swap||One episode|
|2014||Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10||2 One-hour specials|
|2014||The Apprentice (U.S. season 14)||Competitive reality series|
Kate Gosselin Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand dollars.
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Of all the concerns you had when you first realized you were pregnant with sextuplets, what was at the forefront of your mind?
Probably how we were going to provide for them. Obviously their health. I can’t really pick one. There were a million. [We were concerned with] going from two kids to, at that time, it would have been nine, and how we [were] going to do it financially; their health—I didn’t think much about my own health
What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned as a mother of multiple children, or just as a mother in general?
Many. First of all, I think, before I was a mom or when I had two kids, I tried to control their every movement, their every outfit. Honestly, I controlled down to the color socks they were wearing, their hair accessory, how their hair was going to be. I planned it all out. I think I’ve learned to chill out. I could lose my mind, or I can step back and say, “Ah, well, they’ll be fine. As long as they’re safe, they’re fine.”
We’ve obviously learned in those hard beginning years to trust that God has our best interests at heart. He will provide for us. He will take care of us. We just need to give the control to Him, which is actually very comforting to know, that it really doesn’t rely on me.
The lessons…I could talk for an hour just on the things that we have learned because, in such a short period of time, we’ve been through so much. We’ve been thrown into so many different circumstances that I just feel like this whole time in my life is nothing but learning.
What’s the hardest thing about doing the show?
I would say it’s the most full-time job I’ve ever had in my life and work. It’s not about who’s there. It’s about all the stuff that people don’t see behind the scenes–the scheduling, the meetings. Emailing at midnight is not uncommon at all. We don’t leave work. I mean, the kids aren’t working. I’m speaking of Jon and I. We feel that we don’t ever leave work. And what doesn’t get done during the day with the kids, you’re doing at 9, 10, 11, 12 at night. That’s probably the most difficult. It is the most full-time job I’ve ever had. But then the flip side is that we both get to work from home. We have eight kids, yet we’re both at home with them. At least one parent is with them 95 percent of the time, and that’s the best part. I try to focus on the good and not the bad. And that’s definitely the best part.
What are some of your favorite tips for raising a big family on a budget?
The funny thing is, with the economy the way that it is, we’re still doing the same things that we’ve always done because I felt very strongly about it. Long before they were telling us–when gas prices went up–to group your trips, I’ve been doing that just because it made sense for years.
Obviously, I stock up when things are on sale and watch the sale flyers. I plan my meals according to what is on sale that week.
I always said that …my job was to stay at home and make [Jon’s] money stretch further. I had always done this, but I got very serious about cooking from scratch. We like to eat organically. A loaf of bread is $3-plus, and you can make an organic loaf of bread–that tastes a hundred times better, by the way–for probably a nickel or a dime.
That’s probably the biggest thing that I have done and stuck to–just everything I can make from scratch, I do.
Where do you find the time to do that?
Fortunately, I love to cook. It’s my hobby, so it’s not a chore for me. I know it is a chore to a lot of people, but when I’m in my kitchen with 50 messes around me and I’m creating something, that’s probably one of the times that I’m happiest.
You say you had some difficulties with Mady and Cara acting out a bit after you had the sextuplets. What advice do you have for other mothers who may be experiencing some sibling rivalry as they’re preparing to bring their new additions home?
I think the main thing is to involve [the older children] as much as possible, as much as their age group will allow. I remember Mady did go through a time where, when nobody was looking, she’d pinch a baby. She did it often. I was very busy, and volunteers would tell me that she did it. And I honestly didn’t know how to handle it. And to be very honest, it was low on the list of things that I needed to deal with. I mean, I was making 24, 36 bottles a day and trying to get through all of the other stuff we were dealing with.
So, the best thing that I could do was to involve them, to let them hold the babies when they could. Now mind you, they were only three and a half-ish, four, [so it was] “Get mommy a diaper.” “Can you go get mommy a burp cloth?” Whenever we would involve them, it would help them.
The other thing that really helped in our situation was that the four volunteers and Jon and I [would] sit in a half-circle on a sofa with a baby sitting still, and [the twins] would do dress-up shows. We used to clap and cheer and just give them that attention as they put on their show. That seemed to really help.
Honestly, both of them to this day sometimes have issues with, “I wish we only had one younger brother or sister because they get into our stuff, and they ruin this and that.” And I always tell them to “ask your friends” [about their siblings]. [Their friends] all strangely have brothers and sisters close to my little kids’ ages. I said, “They get into their stuff, too. Just because there’s six of them doesn’t mean that if there was one, they wouldn’t get into your things.”
So we make rules that the little kids may not come into Mady and Cara’s room without permission. They have to be expressly invited, because that’s their place [where] they can go away from them and have their own time.
What do you like to do to calm down during or after a particularly stressful day?
I like to turn on music, clean up my kitchen, and hear quiet. I like that time at night by myself alone, just doing my own thing, reading a book. But that’s as good as it gets, and that’s fine with me, because after hearing the kids yelling and screaming and all the noise all day, that’s something to look forward to.
What is the biggest thing you struggle with as you are raising all of your children?
The thing that is most difficult for me is paying attention to the details of each child. I try to hold myself to a standard of just because I have eight kids doesn’t mean I can’t treat each of them like they are an only child. I know that’s a high standard, and it’s difficult, and it doesn’t always happen, but it’s what I try to do. I don’t want to let their issues fall through the cracks because I’m busy dealing with the masses. They’re each special in their own individual ways.