Kate Gosselin’s “bodyguard” boyfriend takes his wife to Europe for their anniversary

Kate Gosselin, of Jon and Kate Plus 8 arrives back at her midtown hotel with her bodyguard, Steve Neild, with whom she had a rumored affair, after taping an episode of The View in New York City on September 15, 2009. Fame Pictures, Inc
Kate Gosselin is reportedly worried that her boyfriend, the silver-haired bodyguard whom she’s been rumored to be boning for some time, might be going back to his long-suffering wife. According to the National Enquirer, Kate’s bodyguard Steve Neild is taking a trip to Europe with his wife, after she insisted that he take time off for their 20th anniversary. Neild hasn’t been wearing his wedding ring and eyewitness accounts have Kate and Steve looking way too couple-y for an employer and employee. The Enquirer reports that Neild’s wife gave him an ultimatum after hearing the rumors about him and Kate:

Steve… was so busy with Kate, 35, he rarely saw his wife Gina, who lives in Potomac, MD, three hours from Kate’s place in Wernersville, PA.

And Gina’s wifely antennae went up after Kate and Steve took at least seven trips together this summer – including a vacation to Bald Head Island, N.C., where they were spotted taking sunset strolls on the beach.

Most recently Kate and Steve spent four days at the Casa Dorada resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, without her kids. Kate used the opportunity to show off her tight new bikini body, and she and Steve again looked like a cozy couple as they strolled around the resort.

“Gina trusts Steve, but she’s more than aware of all the rumors about him and Kate, and she gave him no choice,” said the source.

“Gina told Steve that they had to get away for their 20th anniversary, or it might be their last!”

A source close to Steve’s family in New Zealand confirmed that he and Gina were vacationing in Italy and that his parents were baby sitting their kids.

Since Steve headed to Europe, Kate has been down in the dumps, another insider told The Enquirer.

“Kate’s telling everyone how lonely she is, all the while denying she ever had a romantic relationship with Steve,” the insider divulged.

“But Steve’s wife obviously has her suspicions.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, October 4, 2010]

What’s more is that Kate’s ex Jon Gosselin is supposedly set to marry the latest girlfriend who has somehow put up with his crap for several months. Jon “plans to wed his steady girlfriend Ellen Ross next spring,” according to The Enquirer, and he even wants more kids with her. Of course he does.

In related news, Kate Plus 8 isn’t being canceled, as In Touch claims. Kate’s rep told GossipCop that it’s not true that the show won’t go on. In Touch reported that “ex-hubby Jon wouldn’t re-sign a contract allowing his children to be filmed, telling friends the kids hated be on camera 24 hours a day and that Kate “fears that her fame is coming to an end.” The part about the show going off the air is “not true,” according to Kate’s rep, although I would bet the “fears her fame is over” part isn’t far off the mark.

39726, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Tuesday April 20, 2010. Kate Gosselin walks through the rain wearing a large, green robe ahead of taping a live episode of Dancing With the Stars . Kate, who was accompanied by her bodyguard Steve Neild, was booted from the dancing competition show along with her professional partner Tony Dovolani. Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, was also spotted among the trailers, with his arm wrapped around Anna Trebunskaya. Niecy Nash could also be seen preparing for the dancing competition. Photograph: Andrew Shawaf, PacificCoastNews.com

Hours after an emotional interview on the Today Show where the much maligned reality star garnered sympathy with her emotional confession, divorcee-to-be Kate Gosselin made a public trip to New York’s FAO Schwartz toy store Monday afternoon. With her favorite bodyguard and rumored partner Steve Neild in tow and her wedding ring still planted on her finger, a frazzled Gosselin picked up some toys for her large brood of children. As she returned to her car, Kate’s forced smiles couldn’t hide the obvious pain she felt after her emotionally revealing interview and the duress she is under while struggling with a very publicly scrutinized separation. Fame Pictures, Inc

Mother of 8 and tabloid favorite, Kate Gosselin, makes her way into the CNN building in Los Angles, California on August 25, 2009. Kate Gosselin gave an interview on Larry King Live tonight about the recent events taking place during her divorce and about the show. Her personal bodyguard, Steve Neild, with whom she had a rumored affair, followed Gosselin closely. Fame Pictures, Inc

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  1. potatopeel says:

    Someone explain to me – please – why SHE needs a bodyguard? Is it to protect her huge ego?

  2. Maritza says:

    Because people hate her guts!

  3. crab says:

    Coming from experience, pay attention to your womanly instinct, gut feeling whatever you want to call it because it’s hardly ever wrong!

  4. geenie says:

    I’m still trying to figure out how and why this woman became so famous.

  5. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I agree, Why does she need a bodyguard? Maybe to guard her from her kids? I just dont get it!

  6. L says:

    Because crazy and desperate tends to draw crazy and desperate

  7. dorothy says:

    Is Kate going with them? haha

  8. JM says:

    I’m with the other posters who can’t figure out why this baby factory needs a body guard. And who is parenting all those kids?

  9. dorothy says:

    JM…I’m with you. Who really cares enough about that woman to even bother her. I’m still trying to figure out why shes still around. Go away already.your 15 mins. have been up long ago.

  10. Maria says:

    looks mighty suspicious to me! Body gaurds wife needs to wake up! why would she run off to Mexico with just him and leave the kids behind??? HELLO…..

  11. chasingadalia says:

    If I were the guys wife, my ultimatum would have been “quit, or I leave you.” (because she doesn’t need a bodyguard anyway, no one cares about her enough to do anything to her)

    But good for her for getting a trip to Italy out of it?

  12. texasmom says:

    THANK YOU for that hilarious photo of her at the top of this article!

    I think that the show hasn’t been “canceled” but I also think that it is over. TLC has had other shows that never formally got canceled but sort of quietly disappeared. Of course, nothing about this dame ever seems to be quiet!

  13. Whatever says:

    Or maybe they really are just friends and this story is BS? I think this one is made up. As for Jon getting married, my jaw is on the floor at the thought of anyone being stupid enough to marry that jobless bum. He’s a shitty father that only hangs out with his kids when there is nothing else to do and provides no support at all. Why do women marry and procreate with men who don’t take care of the kids they already have? I bet she’ll be “shocked” when he bails on her kids one day.

  14. Anastasia says:

    I think Steve is paid pretty money to babysit Kate. She loves it that people think they are an item, but they aren’t and never have been. Who in their right mind would put up with her?

    Steve’s wife knows they aren’t an item and Steve has most likely just been making that bank, knowing the Kate Gosselin gravy train will end eventually.

    Speaking of ending, I’m quite sure the show is over. TLC has a history of quietly letting shows go over the years and Kate costs too much and her ratings are too poor for the show to go on. The contract is up, so it’s the perfect time to quietly let her go. (Of course SHE won’t go quietly–expect the Great Sob Story Media Tour to begin shortly.) The ratings for that silly show were lower than the last episodes of Little People Big World and TLC let THAT show go.

    Steve is paid BIG money to make sure Kate doesn’t do anything crazy. TLC recognized a long time ago how unstable she is, and so they hired him. He’s certainly not a bodyguard and never has been for her. More of a handler, in professional terms.

    Think about how sad that is when you realize he was her “date” to the Emmys. She literally has no one else who would attend with her other than a paid babysitter.

    It’s about time her 15 minutes were up. She’s insufferable and completely untalented. Go away, Kate. For good.

  15. bunny fluff and stuff says:

    i think they’re boning.

  16. TG says:

    @Anastasia – why didn’t they hire a handler for Jon before he blew up? Then both could still have jobs. Of course I can’t stand either one of them. And I don’t think her kids are all that cute. The twins are but the others not so much.

  17. Laurie says:

    I wonder if Kate will have to be in Europe at the same time on “official TLC business” and just so happen to stay at a nearby hotel?

    This story about Steve and his wife sounds like TLC damage control to me. TLC probably thinks ratings are in the toilet due to the affair rumors.

  18. mommyesq says:

    I just find it hard to believe that ANYONE would bone her (even if they are on the payroll) after spending ALL DAY with her–day after tortuous day. God, can you imagine? (shudder)

  19. texasmom says:

    @TG I think they did have a handler for Jon but he didn’t like it because he couldn’t go out bar-hopping or whatever it was he wanted to do. Kate likes being handled because TLC likes her doing all the stuff she likes to do — go out shopping, get freebies, film the darn show, etc. I think she thinks she has an entourage, not a handler.

  20. Feebee says:

    So if he’s just her bodyguard that means she is technically going on vacation ‘alone’. He then accompanies her for ‘protection’. But it confirms that she has no friends. (Not saying you can’t have a getaway by yourself, I have done it myself but if you’re having some ‘me’ time, you do it alone). How or why she needs protection at a 5 star Mexican resort she doesn’t leave for 4 days is beyond me.

    This says to me she doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Steve or in particular his wife and family. She wants him when she wants him. He’s stupid enough to go along with it. She knows it’s keeping her in the public eye also.

  21. guesty says:

    could be his farewell vaca to his wife…kinda like brad did with jen (right?) before he ‘officially’ left her for angie.

  22. original kate says:

    why does this hag need a bodyguard?

  23. Anastasia says:

    Y’all, he’s NOT a bodyguard. Bodyguards do NOT hold packages, clothing, purses. They do NOT walk alongside the person they are guarding. They walk behind them or in front of them, always. And they don’t hold their crap because it obviously renders them not as helpful should something happen. In other words, they always need their hands free.

    He’s a handler at best, a babysitter at worst, and he’s paid good money to do it. She doesn’t need a gotdamned bodyguard. The biggest celebrities around don’t run around with a constant bodyguard by their side, holding their bags and loading boogie boards into the car and carrying the damn kids!

    The reason I don’t think they’re an item is because I think he’s just making money. Lots of it. He probably despises her, but the money’s too good to walk away and he knows it won’t last anyway, so might as well make it while he can. TLC is probably paying him more per day than he’s made on any other job just to keep this hag in line.

    And she loves it. It LOOKS like she has this constant companion. He’s not exactly ugly, so of course she likes it. But she’s deluded. Hell, he might even be LETTING her think he’s into her just to keep her in line.

  24. Jeri says:

    Hope we hear the last of her & Jon soon.

  25. Lucy says:

    @Anastasia: loved your blog. Her so called “bodygaurd” even helped her with her kids when they were vomiting on the boat. Can’t wait for this ridiculous show to end. Its pure garbage!

  26. Judy says:

    They’re definitely boning and have been for a loooooooong time. The bikini photo shoot was a cover-up and damage control. And I can promise you that the reason she was on the phone the entire time the twins were “shopping” and being totally ignored was due to catching up w/ Steve on his European getaway with his wife in name only.

  27. Mistral says:

    Hahaha potatopeel. I pretty sure nobody wants anything she’s got. Horrid woman.

  28. Anti-icon says:

    I hate to say this, because she disgusts me, but I think these two are actually a good pair. I think the bodyguard’s wife knows and this is some kind of gesture to let everyone off the hook.

    Even so, any mom who exploits their kids on television is insane in the bad way, not the kooky good way. She is more than greedy.

  29. Sharon says:

    Kate is a despicable woman. Any Mother who would have a magazine cover half naked and basically tell the world she needs to get boned is a no class slut, and People mag is her pimp.

  30. Becca says:

    He’s not her bodyguard. He’s her handler, babysitter and gigolo.

  31. Miss Elainius says:

    There is not a kind or supportive comment on this topic.

    Kate is doing what she has to do in order to support her eight children. She would much prefer to stay at home with the kids rather than be in the public eye. But her lazy ex can’t support her, so she has to work. It’s angry people like you who make it necessary for her to have a bodyguard. Why so much anger towards this hard working mom?

  32. Tabitha says:

    Well, you folks obviouslyt did not do your checking on facts. Kate was on Bald Head Island filming for TLC and all the kids were there…a nanny came along…camera men were there and so was Mrs. Nield!

    In Miexico…Kate was working again! She was being photographed for the People Magazine cover and inside spread story.

    All these so-called “inside sources” that always remain anonymous are nothinb but lies and you media outlets know it!!!!

    Quit with all the hate and innuendo…Kate has remained morally upright and is working hard to support her family. Unlike the lazy ex Jon who is still couch sitting and I guess getting his cigarette money from current love (#9 I believe) Ellen.

  33. anonymous says:

    @Tabitha: LOL! It’s funny how Jon has had (9 women according to you) after him but Kate has had zero. Must be a major personality flaw with Kate. It’s obvious this talentless woman does not work hard to support her kids but everyone around her sure works hard.

  34. Jamie says:

    She doesn’t even qualify as a celebrity, so what the hell does she need a bodyguard for? She’s not important. I have no doubts she’s boning the guy, though.

  35. marilee says:

    Actually a blogger posted that he saw Gina Neild in Maryland TODAY and there is no European vacation.

    TLC is the scum of the earth when it comes to shady manipulations of peoples lives. Anything for a dollar.

  36. Cp says:

    She was not working in mx. The magazine came out while she was in Mexico, so she could not have been working on the photo shoot for the cover. Hopefully, she will be forgotten soon!

  37. newtsgal says:

    What the heck does she need a bodyguard for? Nobody wants to do anything to her, we just want her to go away!

  38. Narsa says:

    Alright the photo of Kate in the purple blouse , you can see her boob job ?!! The boob job she has denied getting and has said a good bra is the reason for her new look , it looks like someone is using a butt load of double sided breast lift tape , boob job from the box ! One can only imagine how much tape the girl uses , ouchey

  39. Judy says:

    @Tabitha: You are the one who obviously doesn’t check facts, because you are wrong on ALL counts. When Steve and Kate were spotted walking alone every night on the beach by Bald Head residents, where was Mrs. Neild? When they were spotted by a journalist touching bare legs together on the beach, where was Mrs. Neild? When Steve and Kate were spotted by other vacationers walking alone together in Mexico, where was Mrs. Neild? And Kate is the antithesis of “morally right.”

  40. marilee says:

    Miss Elainius:

    Kate has stated many times that she wants a career in the entertainment/media industry (talk show/media correspondent/voiceover/acting).

    She DOES NOT want to be a stay at home mom. Her latest plea for a job is a starring role on Mad Men.

    She doesn’t have to work. SHE WANTS TO!!! She hates being with her kids. Show me one pic of her and the kids where she is smiling at them. Notice I said THEM not the CAMERA.

    You can’t find it because it doesn’t exist. But there is tons of footage of her smiling and hamming it up for the camera.