Kate Gosselin cries over her divorce, but is she really crying over her lost fame?

Note that I originally wrote this story focusing on the fact that Kate Gosselin recycled the same cheap-looking shiny short dress, heels, and accessories she wore on “Extra!” about a month ago. Then “notafan” clued me in to the fact that Kate just taped this episode on the same day that she was photographed at the Grove for “Extra!.” So that explains her outfit and it wasn’t a repeat. There’s still no excuse for that cheap-looking short mess paired with those heels her toes are hanging out of.

Kate Gosselin is trying to promote her new image as a cost-cutter working at a coupon website. Along with that, she’s working to humanize herself. Kate was on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers yesterday getting advice about dating as a single mom to eight kids. She cried, and I felt a twinge sorry for her, but I think she was crying more for the lifestyle and fame she lost than for her failed marriage. She was still with the married bodyguard at that point, so she wasn’t crying over a lack of companionship, unless he has one foot out the door anticipating that his paychecks are about to dry up.

This is the woman who sneered last year that she wouldn’t accept a “mediocre” life for her kids. She said right as her reality show was ending that “It’s a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job and I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities.” So in Kate’s mind a regular job = mediocre. Now she’s humbling herself a little by taking a sort-of “regular job” and dropping some of her superiority complex. It’s a good strategy. Here’s more about her interview, and there are videos below:

Dr. Drew – “How are things with Jon and you these days?”
Kate – “He basically lives his life and I live mine. It’s more peaceful. Probably not anything that I’m doing differently. Possibly he’s working now and so he feels like he’s living a regular life again and maybe a little happier with himself, so that boils down to peace between us. The kids are now okay going there.”
Dr. Drew – “Is he being a good dad?”
Kate – “I feel like he’s trying again. That’s good. The bottom line is the kids come home basically happy and that’s all that matters.”

Dr. Drew – “The data on the parents of multiple children is bad… I watched you go through that… I’m sure you personally went through more pain then anyone looking would ever know.”
Kate – “There is a lot of untold stories… I remember when the little kids turned five and I remember thinking, oh my gosh like 50% of multiple parents are divorced by the time their kids are five and then it happened.”

Dr. Drew – “Do you have a love life?”
Kate – “No. I’m too busy. I think a lot of my friends who are being constructive say ‘gosh, who are you going to meet that is going to be able to deal with eight kids?’ My answer is always if they can deal with eight kids in our situation it probably will be the person. It will sort of prove it.”
Dr. Drew – “You’re tough but don’t you want somebody in your life?”
Kate – “Absolutely! The odds are so against me, one mom and eight kids… so it would be great. I am lonely. I clean up the house, put kids to bed and there I sit. Ideally I would find that person. I don’t know if I feel ready for that.”

[Transcript via The Dr. Drew show]

Remember Kate throwing an absolute sh*t fit on the final episode of her show over her bodyguard not getting the last piece of pizza? She’s been sleeping with that married guy for years, and she’s been denying it for years. This crap about her sitting around feeling lonely after the kids are in bed is probably just when the bodyguard is off Skyping with his wife.

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Here is Kate on Extra on 1-19-12. Credit: WENN.com. The bodyguard was around at that point

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  1. Caitlin's mommy says:

    I’d say she looks like a drag queen, but that would be an insult to drag queens.

  2. notafan says:

    You should know that this is not a case of “recycling” anything. She filmed Dr. Drew on the same day last month that she was filming at The Grove for Extra. The Extra interview never aired (nor was it ever posted online). Why Dr. Drew waited 5 weeks to air her pity party, I don’t know.

  3. Agnes says:

    isn’t that the body guard in the pics with her, the dude in the blue shirt? (so terribly sad that i know this.) i don’t feel sorry for her, btw. she seems, well, awful.

    • Maguita says:

      That’s the problem Agnes. She may be sad, she may be feeling the sting of not having paps after her all the time, she might feel the twinge of not being able to afford the same lifestyle, but she still is the disturbingly abusive shrew that yelled at everyone around her: husband, nannies, children, family, cameramen…

      And personally, I still can’t forget that she had lost followers, and consequently her show, because of her nasty temper, and ungrateful attitude. No matter what a douche her ex-husband turned out to be. But then again, you treat a man like a child, he would at the end, act like a selfish child. Treat him like a grown-ass man with responsibilities, he would act like a grown-ass man and assume his responsibilities.

      • jwoolman says:

        I don’t think Jon is a real douche- he’s just a follower rather than a leader, and so was too willing to do whatever Kate wanted. Kate seems to be on the pathological end of the narcissistic personality disorder spectrum, and the universal advice for the spouse is to run away as fast as you can. There is no cure known, particularly since the narcissist doesn’t believe there is anything wrong with them. Anyway, I think Jon was just an ordinary guy stuck in a situation way over his head. He had no idea how to deal with Kate to protect either himself or his children. He may have a better idea now since he got help (when Kate refused marriage counseling, he just did therapy himself anyway). He has tried to help the kids through the court, but it’s difficult since the assumption is that small children are better off with mom. Kate has tried to block him from contact with the kids, although that might be harder to do now since she can’t claim filming schedules conveniently conflict with his schedule now. 

        Jon was always very good with the kids, even though I suspect Kate tricked him into the sextuplets. The doctors had warned her that there were too many eggs that cycle and that they should wait for another cycle. I’ve always wondered if she shared that bit of advice with Jon … He had been quite happy as the father of two daughters and so adding to the family was really just Kate’s idea. 

        Kate has a lot of issues, but one of them is a problem with physical contact in general (part of the germophobia, I guess ). I think the bodyguard was really to protect her from that rather than any serious danger. She has to force herself to touch even the kids on camera, it seems. I don’t think Jon was cheating – he showed no signs of deception when denying it on camera. I think long before the paps started paying attention, Jon and Kate had an agreement for a sham marriage to keep the show going but he could date whoever he wanted as long as the secret was safe.  He was actually living over the garage. She was only angry that it became public. This is a woman who said boys were icky, I can easily imagine her sexual interest in Jon waned quickly once she conceived her ultimate moneymakers. This is why I doubt that she has been having a sexual affair with the bodyguard.

    • Carolyn says:

      I’ve clicked on this article after the Ben Affleck one and the contrast couldn’t be more obvious. She’s a self-absorbed wannabe and is a horrible person. No wonder her life is apparently in a mess. She’s pissed that the gravy train and the public’s interest has well and truly passed. Why or why do some of these reality stars think they’ll live in eternal luxury and public devotion? (hello Speidi) Hope the children are OK. No sympathy from me either.

  4. That girl says:

    Anyone else notice that she has worn that same necklace forever?

  5. fancyamazon says:

    I don’t think wearing the same dress twice is something that should ever be frowned upon, although that one is ugly.

    Oops, just saw that she didn’t wear it twice. She should, and more people in the public eye should re-use clothing. It is the second R – reduce, re-use and recycle (last for a reason – should be behind the other two, which get mostly forgotten)

    I also came here to say that I think the cover shot of Whitney is inappropriate, and I will not be clicking on the link, even if the photo is blurred.

  6. Lisa says:

    Please let her fade into oblivion. I can’t STAND her. Go away, NOW.

  7. Jennifer12 says:

    I hate this witch more than anything. And “Dr.” Drew is an ass for giving her the leading question about Jon being a good dad or not. She’s trying the passive-aggressive approach now: “Well, he’s trying….. they come home basically happy….” Shut up, you cow. You can’t stand to be around your own kids unless there’s a camera crew and when you’re around them, you berate and abuse them and still think you’re a fantastic parent. What lunatic makes children scrub before they touch *anything*? Ridiculous! She’s scrambling, hoping to hold onto whatever fame she can. I don’t like her ex much, but he’s the better in this evil ex-duo. She talks about him getting a job; well, she was a nurse. How about getting a real job, too, Kate? Anyone who wants endless amounts of kids usually wants them for the wrong reasons (Kate Gosselin, the Duggars, Octomom, etc).

    • Jeneral says:

      I agree with everything you said, except the “wanting lots of kids”. The Duggars and Octomom are plain nuts, but I honestly think the Gosselins having 8 kids started out innocently enough. She had fertility issues (nature’s way of saying ‘no kids for you, lady, you’ll screw is up’) and got knocked up with a few too many during treatment.

      It’s really too bad, in the very early shows where the little ones were just infants, Jon and Kate seemed perfectly normal, scrambling to balance life and responsibilities, get the bills paid, organize the chaos, etc., and it was fun to watch and cheer them on. Then they got rich and famous and Kate’s crazy switch flicked into overdrive and she turned into this monster we see today. I think the bitch tendency was always there, but she was an average person in an average marriage and life who couldn’t afford to let loose the asshole inside, but when she did, WHOOO BOY, watch out.

      • Kate #2 says:

        Thanksfor that. I’m English, and we don’t have the show here as far as I know, but I once watched a clip on her potty training that a friend emailed me (was training my own kid at the time) and she seemed perfectly okay. So I never understood why she is so, so hated on. Sounds like the clip I saw (smallish house, mother managing 8 tiny kids and doing it pretty well while her husband was at work all day) was before it all went to hell in a handcart.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        They had twins and then Kate started pushing for more. And she wanted more multiples. Why? With all their struggles? She wants to fill a hole in her and kids are there to be filled up. I really can’t stand her. She’ll abuse those kids when no one is watching.

  8. Chris says:

    It has been so nice not seeing her on this site everyday.

  9. judyjudy says:

    She and her Pooh-Bear tattoo can K my A. She’s so awful.

  10. Asli says:

    I was going to say :”Eh. She used to be a nurse, how bad can she be.” And then I read the piece and apparently she’s a complete b!tch. Meh.

  11. Quinn says:

    Why is she dressed to go clubbing, pray tell?

  12. Dawn says:

    Anyone who would believe any of the pure drivel that comes out of her mouth needs a “reality” check. She put herself and money in front of everything and everybody including those 8 kids of hers and now she is crying because the majority of people are on to her and her sicko games? I don’t buy one word of her stick. She treated Jon like crap from the beginning of the show until she booted him out because he no longer was good enough for her. She and TLC tore into this man and made him sound like the most unfit parent on earth when in fact he was the only responsible parent in this sad family. I remember when the show first started he would bring Kate breakfast in bed before he left for work and he would have the six up and dressed as well and then the helpers would come because Kate could not pull herself out of bed. I remember Kate leaving a very sick boy on the laundry room with nothing more than a blanket waiting for Jon to get home to clean him up and put him to bed. Kate is not a nice person, never was according to those who have known her for years and she is just trying to hang on now because the majority of us don’t care about her.

    • Kimlee says:

      So true I was one of those people who whatch the show from the begging and saw how money changed her and I always thought that she was a bitch. I remember an episode when she were at their friends house taking a family photo and Jon was upstairs with one of the kids and Kate keep calling him downstairs to pass her the kids clothes, when she was sitting right next to them but was to lazy to get up and walk the two steps to get the clothes herself. ( note that their no longer friend with with Kate)

      Kate who act of Well, he’s trying….. they come home basically happy is BS those kids have always loved their father and he’s always taken good care of them.

  13. oxa says:

    The witch pulled the plug on her marriage after the sham of a renewal in Hawaii. She is crying for the loss of freebies and camera time not her marriage.

  14. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    Why does she even need a bodyguard? If she’s so poor, as she claims, then why is she wasting money on bodyguards?

  15. teehee says:

    I like how someone else mentioned- she needs to stop blaming her children for her misery, and realize that she is single becausae SHE HERSELF is an awful person.
    Nothing is their fault, and she is the reason her life is the way it is. No normal healthy person would shed a tear if in her situation but would be happy.

  16. Aiobhan says:

    Nothing on LeAnn Rimes today, huh? Wow. I only watched her show through The Soup and insomnia driven nights after work. She is the ultimate in passive- aggressive tyrant bitches. I always felt sorry for her husband and most importantly her kids. At least John had what was left of his dignity and went back to Pennsylvania. She need to stop before someone stops her.

  17. MARY says:

    I agree with Mary and so many of you guys about Kate. She is not a good or nice person. Now that the pulblic is glad to be rid of her, and she squandered most of the money on her personal grooming and extravagance, she is trying to do damage control. as predicted Kate is slowly fading away into the background, where us “mediocre” folks are, and she cant handle it. Its a shame that people like Dr Drew waste their time giving any attention to this nonsense. There are people with real problems,peolple who need help. I cant stand her crocidile tears,her fake bull crap, always looking for sympathy. How in Gods Earth can she think that the American public would think the way she treated Jon was okay. Shes a Shrew!! I am so grateful that we can be free of kate. Her true colors came out, and its too late now to try to make nice with us. She cares only for herself. And Please!, why the hell does she need a body guard? Where is this mans wife? Does Kate really think we believe that they are not screwing around. Funny, seems to be a pattern with Kate, she treats that stupid bodyguard the same way she treated Jon. But hes just a friend right? ha!ha! ha! thats too funny. Goodbye kate! Please stop your incessant whining and go to work! nobody feels sorry for you and nobody wants to see your mug on T.V ever again.

  18. maddie says:

    Her friends? What friends, I have never seen her with any friends, not even on the shows that I watched on TLC.

    It’s always her and the bodyguard, not sure why she thinks she still needs one.

  19. Minty says:

    Cry me a river. I have no sympathy for reality show twits. First, Kate’s a selfish famewhore. Second, she’s a married man’s side piece. And at a distant third, she’s a mother. This fool has always had her priorities mixed up.

    When will these narcissistic reality “stars” ever learn? They have no recognizable talent to justify all the public attention they seek. They are famous solely for the scripted drama in their “private” lives, conveniently captured on film. Their time in the spotlight is limited, but they don’t believe it.

    It’s over, Kate. Move on. People will gawk at a roadside accident only for so long, until they see a new wreck down the road.

  20. juju says:

    OMG I hate this women, it makes me sick to my stomach just looking at her !!!!!! GO AWAY, WHY WOULD DR DREW HAVE HER ON HIS SHOW !!!!! AND WHY IN HELL DOES SHE HAVE A BODY GUARD ?????????????????????????????????

  21. MARY says:

    I agree with Jenn, Sandra and Ju Ju, Well said

  22. Kel says:

    It’s the media that keeps her high profile, if you can call it that. If they would stop calling her for shows or if the paps would stop following her, she would fade away. Also, I doubt she’s doing much housework or putting the kids to bed on her own, and her loneliness is self imposed. It would be nice to see her go back to nursing or something in her own community and to being a real mom who takes full responsibility for her kids. Then, like Jon, maybe she can recapture her self respect.

  23. LeeLoo says:

    Sorry Kate but all the men of the world have seen you for the crazy bitch that you are. Second off, you’re crying because everyone hates you and your little show got canceled.

  24. JessSaysNo says:

    It’s not a problem if Kate recycles dresses, she’s not Kate Middleton!

    Also yes, the tears are for the lost fame. She needs to stop dressing like a weirdo and be normal!

  25. Susie Q says:

    She looks like Kathi Lee Gifford, I can’t stand her either.

  26. Ron says:

    Regarding recylcing clothes. With the caveat of award shows and any sort of red carpet, why the hell not? People wear things multiple times weather they are celebrities or not. She’s not loaded so, what’s the issue other than it’s a cheap looking dress. If that’s the issue then Cher, Pam Anderson, CoCo, Lindsay, etc etc would all be naked. And really, most of them are! :-) Let’s hope we never witness the Kate playboy cover, then you’ll be wishing hard for this dress!

  27. alex says:

    Can you PLEASE resist the urge to report this woman? WTF is wrong with you? :|

  28. original kate says:

    that clip of the great pizza debacle is hilarious.

    what a twunt.

  29. Amanda G says:

    I hate it when she slyly bashes the father of her children on TV. Such poor taste. The kids could see this. I’m so glad this woman’s 15 minutes are almost up.

  30. BabyCakes says:

    Not that I’m fond of Kate by any means.. but I try to make pieces in my wardrobe mix and match. Unless you have millions, who really wears an outfit only one time?

  31. J O'C says:

    She is so dead in the eyes. Like a shark.

  32. anne says:

    OMG it has been so very nice not hearing about this woman.

  33. Hootie Hoo says:

    Here I was hoping she’d disappear…

  34. Beatriz says:

    She has a Winnie the Pooh tattoo?!? What the f–k?!?

  35. Lisa says:

    That clip of her crying crocodile tears is too much – she turns on the water works when it suits her. As if that makes people forget what a shrew she is.

    If people insist on booking her for shows, at least book her with a host who is going to hand her ass to her! Why does everyone still suck up to her?

  36. NinaG says:

    I think she is crying because she is on 14 of her 15 mins of fame. She wants the public to feel sorry for her so they can watch or invest in some scam of hers to make money, instead of just getting an actual job. I work for a living and so should she.

  37. Chris says:

    How’s her fame lost if she’s still getting talked about?

    She actually looks like the type of woman Clooney would get with. Maybe she’ll be next cab off the rank.

  38. Isa says:

    Well, I would’ve thought it was great if she had recycled the outfit. She’s not exactly a celebrity that designers are sending clothes to.
    And it’s not the 8 kids men are scared of, it’s her!

  39. Renee says:

    Ugh I hate this woman, the first part about their life being better but probably not because of her, but because John changed. She clearly hasn’t learned a damn thing.

  40. jwoolman says:

    She is so manipulative. Claiming the kids are “now ok” going to their father’s place. They have always been okay with their dad- just look at videos and pictures after the dad’s Escape From Witch Mountain, they look so happy and relaxed with him, very affectionate. One of the little guys hates the cameras and was freaking out with paps and even school picture days – his dad just picked him up protectively and carried him when the pap was taking the pictures. His mom just screamed at him and jerked him around under similar circumstances. No wonder two of them got expelled from kindergarten for physical violence and verbal abuse against other kids and staff- copying mommy’s behavior.

    Jon is normal and actually likes his kids. He went a little nuts briefly but got over it. Kate is permanently nuts, fits the description of a pathologically narcissistic mother very well. She has a couple of “golden children” but doesn’t seem to really like the rest. I think she downright hates one of the twins who is like the kid in The Emperor Has No Clothes – the girl is very aware of the unfairness of Kate’s actions and says so. I hope Jon at least gets full custody of the twins soon, although really all the kids are at great risk with their mom. Wait til they’re all teenagers. Kate might just mysteriously disappear one day… she won’t be able to bully them once they’re bigger.

  41. Eagle says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to believe she’s really a woman. So masculine. There’s even a hint of a wiener in that dress. Blech. Get yer fat ass home and quit blaming your kids for all YOUR failures, “woman”

  42. MARY says:

    I love the way Kate says the odds are against her as far as meeting someone because she has eight kids. She wont find anyone because she has shown that she is a selfish, nasty, controlling bitch. Any man with any sense would never want to be with someone like her. I cannot stand this woman.Its so true also that her fifteen minutes of fame have come and gone, she was a flash in the pan, fakeass celebrity, and she just cant accept it. How pathetic! Shut up and go away, people would have alot more respect for you. Her last desperate attempt is that ridulous online stuff and twitter. Who the hell gives a dam what shes doing! She is still living like the cameras are following her every move. I cant stand this woman and I think TLC was right on cancelling her show. She will never get another one, even though shes probably trying to whore herself out to any network she can. No way will that happen. The public just does not want to see her ever again. God Kate please go away. Shame on Dr Drew. Now your show looks like cheap!