Kate Gosselin’s “question and answer” section of a “very special” Jon & Kate: farewell to the kids aired on Monday. Kate has an existential or maybe just a redundant moment when she says of her new single status, “I don’t want to be alone, the aloneness is so alone.” She adds later that she doesn’t see herself remarrying in the immediate future because “nobody is going to buy into my mess.”
My favorite part is her response to what she thinks about the Halloween wig of her beaver hair. She first looks indignant and repeats several times that she’s not getting paid at all for sales of the wig. Yes, because Kate’s reverse mullet Flock of Seagulls hair is so unique that she should make a mint off people mocking it. Then she claims that she “laughed her head off” at the wig but she doesn’t look amused at all.
Kate promises that her children have an “untouchable” college fund that “is a healthy amount of money… and it is safe.” She also swears that they’re not affected by all the media attention on one hand, but admits they fight often. I guess that’s to be expected among so many siblings.
As for her future ambitions, Kate predictably wants more time on TV and maybe even on film. E! Online has a bullet list of details from the segment, some of which are below. There’s more coverage on US Weekly, and Radar Online has an extended clip with the Halloween wig comments.
We have to say, single life seems to really suit Kate Gosselin.
She might be lonely, but the 34-year-old future divorcée looked more relaxed than ever as she commandeered the confessional armchair and quipped her way through a special Q&A session on Monday’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
(Perhaps knowing that the Jon part is going away soon helped.)
“Really? Seriously? Do you really think now is a good time to be answering that?” she said in response to the question,
“Do you ever see yourself married again?”
“I struggle because I really don’t want to be married again—can you blame me?—but I don’t want to be alone,” Kate admits, before wrapping her response with a little joke.
“We shall see. Maybe when I’m 73 1/2.”
So she’s a bit ambivalent on the remarriage front. What else did we learn from the “You Ask, Kate Answers” special?
Little kids hit each other a lot. And sometimes take a cardboard ax to their sister’s fingers. So when Kate is asked how much help she has, and she talks about the small army that assists her, she insists that she isn’t pampered. “It’s called survival,” she says. You can, perhaps, buy Kate Gosselin some love. “I would wait to see Patrick Dempsey, maybe?” she suggested when asked, considering people wait in lines to see her, who she’d be willing to meet eight hours to see. Also Julia Roberts, Tiger Woods and Matt Damon as people she might stand around for… One probing fan, a journalist perhaps, asked whether there’s money socked away for the kids that neither Jon nor Kate can touch. “A healthy amount of money is put away for the kids, and it is safe,” Kate says. “It will not be touched other than for education…Come hell or high water, they will have the opportunity.” ” If I was still wearing those crinkly dirty t-shirts with sweatpants, there could be a problem,” Kate said, answering a question about her fashion sense and comparing how she looks now to how she looked when her kids were 4 and 19 months old. “If you take care of yourself and try to look nice, it’s reflective of how you feel about yourself. I want [the kids] to be proud of me, to think, Mommy cares, and so should I.”… Kate sees herself, or her voice at least, on the silver screen. “Somewhere in here I’ve discovered that I’ve done enough years of TV that I feel like it’s a normal, natural, comfortable place to be. I’d love to be in a movie at some point. I would love to be the voice of a cartoon character in a movie for my kids. I think that would be fun.” Where does she see herself in 10 years? “I do not project anymore. Do you blame me? If I had my choice, myself and my kids in 10 years will be happy, healthy…I would love my TV career thing to be successful. I’ve found my niche. I would love not to be alone…but nobody’s ever going to buy into my mess, so I probably will be. But it’s OK, I’ll just be working hard anyway.”
[From E! Online]
Watching the clip on Radar, I felt sorry for Kate when she talked about being alone but then her bitchy side quickly took over and I started getting annoyed with her as usual. Her kids may be off the show thanks to their daddy, but it’s clear that she’s not going away.
Her haircut will forever be synonymous with bad taste and domineering moms, that’s for sure. Maybe she should get paid for that wig after all.
Here’s Adrienne Curry in the Kate Gosselin wig on 10/21/09. Credit: WENN.com/Fayesvision