You know I can’t stand Kate Gosselin, but even I was slightly perturbed by this story Life & Style just sent us. It’s a simple story about how Kate’s nanny just quit, because Kate is a demanding bitch, and the whole thing turned into a hit piece about Kate being a sh-tty mother. Which… I mean, sure, I think she’s a crappy mom. She is obviously a fame-hungry narcissist who would rather be in LA working on herself than in Pennsylvania, putting together lunchboxes. So why does this bother me?
It looks like Kate Gosselin may be forced to actually parent her eight kids now — her nanny, Ariel Cantara, has walked out!
“Kate is not the easiest person to deal with,” says an insider close to the reality-TV mom to Life & Style. “She drove Ariel insane. Kate’s controlling and a neat freak. No wonder Ariel quit.”
And Ariel isn’t the first nanny to give Kate the kiss-off. “She has gone through about 11 nannies and tons of helpers in the past few years,” says the insider to Life & Style. “Shifts can last up to 24 hours, and you have to go on trips with the family. Sleepovers are often required, and there is no set schedule with days off. You work when Kate says she needs you to work.”
The Kate Plus 8 star, who’s currently not on TV, could save some money by being a more hands-on mom (she’s been known to pay her nannies $25 an hour) — but that, of course, would interfere with her salon appointments and bid to make it in Hollywood.
“Kate is unavailable to her children,” says the insider. “She never plays with them anymore and is constantly busy with her personal affairs. That’s why she always needs a nanny!”
[From Life & Style]
I don’t know much about standard hourly rates for nannies, but $25 an hour sounds like decent enough pay. Did she just have the ONE nanny for eight kids? No, right? She has several nannies, and just one of them quit because $25 an hour wasn’t enough to soothe the savage famewhore known as “Kate”. But if I was a nanny and I was “on call” 24-7, I would quit too. Enough is enough.
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