Kate Gosselin: people are surprised that my kids are normal and not damaged

Kate Gosselin on The Marilyn Denis Show
Kate Gosselin had a new interview with a Memphis radio station to promote her book, Love is In The Mix. It’s her fourth book and first cookbook. Kate complained a little about how hard it is to write books, but said that she loves to cook and that’s how she shows love to her kids. I would say something snarky here, but I do think that Kate has softened recently and is less up her own ass. She’s seemed noticeably more down-to-earth in recent interviews and I hope that translates to how she treats her kids. That doesn’t mean she’s changed all that much, though. She’s still in the process of suing her ex husband, Jon, for stealing her personal data and giving it to a hack author. Maybe Jon deserves to get legally bitch slapped so he won’t pull something like that again, I don’t know. It does seem like Kate should focus on the author and not her ex, though.

In this interview, Kate addressed the lawsuit in general terms, repeating her talking point about how she’s suing Jon for her kids’ sake. She also talked a lot about her kids and how they helped with the book and were so proud to see it in print. One of the DJs then wisely broached the question that so many of us have been asking for years, how would Kate handle it if one of her kids wrote a tell all book about their childhood? Her answer was kind of upbeat and diplomatic.

On if her kids wanted to write a tell-all book
You know what… I would be fine with that, because I know everything they would write, you know, if they want to open their lives up someday I wouldn’t count it out. If they wanted to say it, I say go for it.

On the rumors about her family
I know that a lot of the things that you read are not true. Certainly there’s speculation out there, the kids are damaged or whatever [laughs]. The truth is, I live here, they live here, they’re normal kids. Anyone who comes here from camera crews or friends… everyone is just blown away ‘your kids are just regular normal kids.’ I’m like ‘yeah, what did you expect?’

On why she’s suing Jon
The wrong that has been done, I set out from the beginning to right that… just to make it right… it’s a thing of protecting my kids’ future and my ability to provide. My… ruined reputation will greatly affect their future if I just let it go.

On dating as a single mon
It feels like another part-time job if you’re going to go out searching for somebody. I honestly don’t have the time… I would have to by accident meet somebody because I don’t feel like… I would never spend the time away from my kids when there’s only one of me and eight of them. I really believe that everything out there happens for a reason and if there was someone out there meant for us, somehow I’ll find them.

[From Audio on FM100Memphis via Radar]

You know what? This lady has changed. She’s seen her fame and opportunities dwindle and she’s started to focus on her kids and to truly appreciate them. I have seen a real difference in her lately. That’s not to say I suddenly like Kate Gosselin. I just don’t think she’s the same insufferable harpy that we saw on television. It’s clear she hasn’t become self aware though. If she wonders why people think her kids might not have turned out “normal,” she should just rewatch some of her old shows. There aren’t just rumors and stories about her, we have plenty of evidence.

Kate Gosselin on The Marilyn Denis Show

Kate Gosselin on The Marilyn Denis Show

Kate Gosselin on The Marilyn Denis Show

Photos are from The Marilyn Denis Show in Toronto on 10-1-13. Credit: Dominic Chan/WENN.com

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  1. Persephoneo says:

    I’m betting on Mady to write a kick ass tell all when she’s older. And, I’ll buy it. Go Mady! Maybe some of the kids will end up writing a book with Jon…who knows? Whatever the kids decide, Kate made this bed.

    • j.eyre says:

      Hi Persphoneo – OT, your website is beautiful – I love the design. And I look forward to trying some of your recommendations.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Her kids are not damaged? Oh sure. They already got kicked out of school didn’t they? And one of them sleeps in the cellar “because she wants to”? And Kate abused their dogs – not a great thing for kids to see. Remember when one kid was thirsty so Kate got a bottle of water – and drank it herself? Not to mention the constant screaming AND filming.This shrew has screwed up her kids for life. Just wait until they hit 15 – it will ALL come back to her X 8.

  2. blue marie says:

    Yeah, I’m sure she’d “allow” then to write it and then sue the hell out of them thus never having to work again.

  3. RocketMerry says:

    Her face reminds me sooo much of Kris Jenner.
    Botox always leaves a very tell-tale mark, and it’s not a pretty one. Sigh.
    Why do people insist on doing that?!

  4. jinni says:

    Of course she’d be fine with that. That would mean a resurgence in interest in her and a continuation of her fame. Plus, than she can go on a rebuttal tour of all the media outlets that would obviously want her interview, thus refilling her coffers. Famewhores are so obvious.

  5. springingforward says:

    She hasn’t “changed” one iota. She is a raging narcissistic personality disordered b*tch. Watch 5 minutes of any episode that features her and it is blatantly apparent.

    She DOES, however, have a new publicist or PR advisor telling her what to say to turn the tide of public opinion in her favor. (So she can sell more books and “provide for her children” since she blew all their cash on plastic surgery, wigs, and the salary of her “bodyguard” Steve.)

    • Hautie says:

      “She DOES, however, have a new publicist or PR advisor telling her what to say to turn the tide of public opinion in her favor….”

      Completely agree. She had to have hired a crisis PR firm, to clean up her public relations issue. Because that nasty piece of work, did not suddenly “realize” she needed to change.

      People that evil, do not change. They just decide to spin it a new way.

      And this girl LOVED being center of attention.

      So in order to claw her way out of the ugly hole she dug herself into. She put her cash into a crisis PR firm to get her a new personality.

      I wonder how long it will last. Till she is caught screaming at her kids in public again.

    • emmie_a says:

      springforward: Completely agree with everything you said. And she absolutely has a new PR team. I’ve noticed she’s spit out a lot of the same phrases in each interview she’s done, which means her PR had to tell her what to say.

    • Angel says:

      Exaaaactly what I was thinking!! Someone new is telling this b*tch what to say and how to say it, because the raging psychopath look wasn’t good on her. Oh please, “this lady has changed”… yeah right!!! I nearly shot tea out of my nose when I read that… if theres anything the public should learn, it’s that women like this don’t “change” they merely learn to do things a different way for appearance’s sake.

    • Angel says:

      Exaaaactly what I was thinking!! Someone new is telling this b*tch what to say and how to say it, because the raging psychopath look wasn’t good on her. Oh please, “this lady has changed”… yeah right!!! I nearly shot tea out of my nose when I read that… if theres anything the public should learn, it’s that women like this don’t “change” they merely learn to do things a different way for appearance’s sake.

  6. yuck says:

    I beg to differ: She is indeed the same “insufferable harpy,” she’s just learned how to hide it better. The botox and other “enhancements” are a surefire way to get you to take your eye off the ball. Kate had FOUR YEARS to sue Jon about the alleged hacking, but waited until a month before her book launch. And keep an eye on the lawsuit–her lawyers filed an amended complaint last week in which the number of charges was reduced by half. Why? She’s got nothing, and her lawyers, at least, seem to know it. I doubt this will ever make it to trial. But it sure will waste a lot of money that she has repeatedly claimed she can’t afford. Those kids are up the creek without a paddle.

    • Andrea says:

      I’d like to also add, she is claiming she is suing Jon for the children’s protection. That has got to be the most twisted logic I’ve ever encountered. Yes, tying up your ex-husband in litigation is for the children’s protection. Give me a break!

  7. Heather says:

    Once a narcissist, always a narcissist. Don’t let the rehearsed answers fool you.

    • bluhare says:

      Hi Heather, I used to read your stuff at 15 Min. Nice to see your name.

      And I agree with you, and the other people who are saying she’s just got better PR now.

      • Heather says:

        Good to see you on here as well, bluhare! I don’t keep up with KG much these days since she’s largely disappeared from the public eye (thank goodness!). I do read this site quite a bit so when I saw this entry, I HAD to comment. Narcisstic Personality Disorder is not a mental illness that can be rehabbed…as I stated above…once a narcissist, always a narcissist.

    • Diane says:

      Kate is the same narcissistic, mean, cold person she always has been. Kate reminds me of Bethenny.

  8. Macey says:

    Trust me, she hasnt changed one bit. she’s always been a phony, she’s just amping up the phony to make ppl think she’s changed so she can sell her book and/or get back on TV.

    • skyler10 says:

      +1…and once she gets some media attention or god forbid another show, she’ll start being the harpy diva from hell again. Go away, Kate. Your fifteen minutes have long since been done.

  9. Nancito says:

    Rewatching some of the old shows is worth it just to see her porcupine hairdo.

  10. Feebee says:

    The interview certainly sounds different. A kinder softer Kate? I wouldn’t bet on it. Wouldn’t surprise me if it’s part of her strategy for the upcoming court case. She’s probably reading her interview laughing her head off and trying not to puke over how “nice” she sounds.

  11. Cari says:

    I never watched Jon and Kate, and just looked at the link of her clips. Wow! She would be a pretty hard woman to live with. Jon seems to get a lot of negative publicity, but I kinda feel for the guy now.

  12. JudyK says:

    A Kate Gosselin endorsement (sort of). Wow.

    Kate doesn’t have time to date because she is and has been involved with Steve from the beginning. He was with her at all of these recent interviews and signings.

    When Bethenny (trashiest talk show on t.v.) asked her about all her plastic surgery, she said she had only had a tummy tuck.

    She remains the same liar she has always been.

    • bluhare says:

      How she can say she only had a tummy tuck is beyond me. If I’m not mistaken, the girls are bigger. That’s surgery.

      And her face!!! Good lord, whatever she’s done is awful. Maybe there hasn’t been “surgery”, just fillers and such, but they don’t flatter at all.

      • emmie_a says:

        Well since she hasn’t had breast implants (eyeroll), she is one of the luckiest women ever – she keeps losing weight yet her breasts keep getting bigger and bigger. amazing!

        Here’s what I see on her face: Veneers, she’s had her wonky eye fixed, definite botox and fillers, some sort of brow lift or face lift and she used to have a saggy jaw line but not now. And I think she said that she was one of the few who ‘age backwards’, so this could all be attributed to her miraculous body, not plastic surgery!

      • bluhare says:

        I think you’re right, emmie. I think she’s done something recently too. Her face really looks puffy. But what really creeps me out is her smile. It’s not even close to reaching her eyes, and looks like a grimace.

  13. Nicolette says:

    Meh. I like her blouse though, the color and the print are nice.

  14. QQ says:

    Haha surprised that coming from an attention hungry harpy like you they aren’t damaged? I BET

  15. Word says:

    Still a cu*t

  16. janie says:

    I don’t know where to start… She is the same shrill voiced, nasty bitch as she always been. Where did the money come from for PR people & bodyguard? The woman couldn’t speak the truth if her life depended on it! Go away!!

  17. Dawn says:

    If her kids are normal it has nothing to do with Kate that I will bet on. Kate is not normal in any sense of the word. She is mean and nasty and treated her children awfully even when being televised. I hope her law suit is tossed and I wish people would stop giving this awful excuse of a mother a platform of any type that gives her what she craves and that is media attention. Time and the children will tell the real story but Kate never will.

  18. Soxfan says:

    Aw, geeze, Celebitchy-YOU are not being snowed by this new act, are you?!??! As another poster above said, Kate has clearly hired a new publicist to help with the public’s perception of this vile woman. A new, softer Kate-hahahahaha. She has a cookbook to sell, remember.

    • Lisa says:

      Yeah, she can’t just give the recipes to her kids. She’s got to write a book and make it public.

  19. emmie_a says:

    Oh please! She hasn’t changed. The only thing that has changed is the public finally sees her for what she is: an evil insufferable bitch. So now she’s showing the *softer* Kate in hopes of getting another TV gig. In every interview I’ve seen, she mentions how much her kids want to get back on TV and she wants to be back on TV either with the kids or without the kids, whatever works out. Basically, whatever will get HER back in front of the camera.

    And at first I thought it was just Botox and fillers but her eyebrows were never that arched before – I’m thinking she had some sort of face lift or brow lift?

    • gefeylich says:

      Oh, yeah, major unfortunate work on the face. She now LOOKS the part of the Evil Witch/Mother. Those eyebrows alone give Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo a run for his money. Bleh.

      And all of this “oh I’ve changed, I love my kids, blah blah blahcakes” is spin, damage control and a desperate attempt to get back in the public eye and on TV again. Gosselin is horrible, period. She has no talent except for pushing out a thousand kids. NEXT.

  20. bluhare says:

    How can you flat out accuse Jon of theft? Do you know he stole her stuff? Interesting she never called the police about the “theft”.

    The writer of the book says her hard drive was in the trash on the street. Now, I wouldn’t doubt Jon told him it was there, but if she threw it out and it was on public property, it isn’t theft.

    None of these people are citizens of the year, and I’m really embarrassed I know anything about it. 🙂

  21. Kcaia says:

    Idk why everyone thinks Kate was a bad mom to begin with. It may have always been questionable, at best, what type of person she is, but I never questionedo her parenting skills. Let us not forget every show has it’s angle. They exemplify the good and/or the bad. Still, anyone that says Kate did not show love or affection to those kids, must have watched the show very blind sidedly. Structure is great for kids, they flourish with it. idc, personally, about the spoon incident, because a mother with eight toddlers losing it a few times in the beginning is not that shocking, and she addressed with herself the issue internally, that caused her to lose it, and she was very remorseful. Idk why everyone is so intimidated by a strong, tough woman that doesn’t need a man. Or why everyone is so unforgiving and angry these days. I know life is hard but we really do shape our own destinys. If you choose to look at only the negative in others, that’s what you’ll ge

    • emmie_a says:

      I don’t CHOOSE to focus on the negative in people. But sometimes the negative hits you with such force that you are naive if you overlook it and pretend like there is something positive there. And I could be forgiving towards her if I thought she had changed, but I’m not buying the new & improved Kate at all. It’s obvious she has spent more time, energy and money improving her physical self than she has on what really counts, her personality.

      • Kcaia says:

        That’s just disliking someone. Kate Gosselin isn’t intentionally or consciously, at least not as I see it, making choices that hurt the kids. She’s not Octomom, she seems to provide the best she can and is a really good parent when it comes to the patience and discipline and consistency it takes to raise (multiple) kids. She definitely has faults and makes mistakes but that’s life. There are parents that let their kids run their households basically or cant say no, etc., that are unintentionally harming their kids in worse ways than Kate has, imo, but I don’t consider them to be bad people either. There are many, many people that DO intentionally hurt children.

  22. L says:

    Well of course she’s suing Jon-she needed talking points for the book. The actual ‘crime’ happened 4-5 years ago during the divorce. And as bluhare said, it was in the trash.

    Seems like a awful coincidence that she opts to sue 3 months before her newest book comes out.

    She’s the same harpy she always was. She’s just got a better PR team this time.

  23. Lisa says:

    I actually believe she wouldn’t have a problem with it. Anything that keeps her name out there, she likes, even if it means being compared to Joan Crawford.

    • JudyK says:

      Saw the movie “Mommie Dearest” and I have often thought of Kate in that role.

      That movie still haunts me to this day.

      • Heather says:

        My husband’s mother has Narcissistic Personality Disorder and we watched Mommie Dearest one time and he said it was like watching his childhood being played out in a movie. When I started watching J&K+8, I saw my mother-in-law in Kate. The way she treats people, the way she tries to manipulate every…single…thing, how everything has to be done her way and to her specifications (or else). There’s not a doubt in my mind that KG has NPD and that her children suffer mental and physical abuse regularly as a result. People with NPD are very good a ‘fooling the world’ and can be quite charming and convincing. Because I’ve been with my husband for 26 years and we’ve had/seen so much drama with his mother, I’ve become very good at spotting someone with NPD quite quickly. Kate Gosselin may have a new team of advisors, but make no mistake, she’s still a narcissist. She still is wrecking havoc behind the scenes in the lives of those around her, including those children.

  24. marina says:

    They’re still young. Plenty of time for a tell all books from the kids. Although she’s probably trying pretty hard to brainwash them against their father.

  25. Moe says:

    Read she’s a secret cigarette smoker.By the looks of those pics she has a smoker’s skin/pallor.

  26. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Just because kids appear to be normal kids doesn’t mean they aren’t damaged inside. It doesn’t show up like a physical injury and is often buried inside very deeply, coming out later in life to wreck havoc on self esteem, personal relationships and coming out as depression in later life. Bright children, especially, can mask a lot and be people pleasers to get positive attention to help quell the fears they have inside of abandonment and chaos.

    Not saying her kids ARE damaged or will definitely end up with problems later in life, but it wouldn’t surprise me after all they’ve been through and continue to go through with their parents sniping at each other. Like her suing John. All that does is hurt her kids in the end. Her and John both need to grow up and put the kids first.

  27. Martha says:

    She’s changed alright…for the worse. Lying, cunning, manipulating b***h. The wrist has obviously not been following all the lies this woman leaves in her wake.

  28. Madriani's Girl says:

    She has made the mistake that so many women do when having surgery to appear younger: she forgot to have them do her neck. Dead giveaway, honey.

    • JudyK says:

      Unlike everyone else on the planet, she “de-ages”…from her own mouth.

      I’m sure that this Ultimate Narcissist’s neck will eventually “freeze and de-age” to match her face.

    • emmie_a says:

      Madriani’s Girl: Yes! She has a chicken neck. Must be all that tanning she does because her neck looks way older than it should for someone her age. …And yes, JudyK. In a few magical years she’ll have the neck of a woman half her age!

  29. Montréalise says:

    The only thing that’s changed is that someone has coached Kate on what to say.

  30. Sea Dragon says:

    Anyone else notice that she said “my” kids instead of “our” kids when referring to Jon? This woman is a real piece of work.

  31. jo says:

    Actually, Kate, we don’t think about your or your children at all.

  32. Jennifer12 says:

    We are surprised they’re not damaged because of the emotional abuse you heap on them, dumbass. I think that now that the kids are older, it is easier for her, which is not surprising because she’s the kind of person who has babies to fill herself, not fill them.

  33. Sea Dragon says:

    Plastic surgery is supposed to make you look younger, no? It shocks me she’s only 38. I’m one year younger, have had no treatments, fillers and/or whatever else women do yet I’m consistently judged as looking like I’m in my mid to late twenties. Maybe it’s that she’s endured a tremendous amount of stress in her life? Or maybe her inner ugliness rears its head on her face.