Kate Gosselin’s kids in new Kate Plus 8 trailer: Mom ‘likes to make a scene’

Kate Plus 8 is back for a full season on November 22. We last caught up with the sextuplets and twins, now 12 and 15, when their show aired again in late 2015 after a four year hiatus. Kate has been getting plenty of press and TLC probably had a space open following the Duggar mess, so enter the Gosselins. Jon is of course no longer in the picture and does not approve of his kids being on TV. Colin, one of the sextuplets, is back after being in treatment for behavioral issues. All the kids are shown in this new trailer for the show, which has them getting in camera-friendly adventures while their mom freaks out and yells at them. It’s basically a super cut of Kate losing her sh*t and yelling and it’s not flattering to her to say the least. You can see the video below and Fox did a decent recap that I’ll quote here:

The new footage shows just how much things have changed with the brood, and it’s clear that the teenage kids’ constant embarrassment over their mother is reaching new heights.

To celebrate their birthdays, Kate puts on a scavenger hunt where the girls compete against the boys, and when she asks them where their new family puppies are, she has a mild freak-out. “Mommy’s soooo overdramatic,” one of her kids says, as a montage of Kate being a little overly dramatic (while canoeing, demanding waffles in the kitchen) plays through.

During a museum trip, Kate is the only one who runs scared following a presentation, to which her kids reaffirm that their 41-year-old mother “likes to make a scene.” Hilariously, her kids admit none of them want to be “on Mommy’s team” whenever they’re playing games on a family outing because “she’s way too competitive.”

“I just want you to stop yelling and being stressed,” Mady tells her mom in an effort to calm Kate’s nerves. In a sweet moment, we also learn that Collin, whom Kate revealed in August was enrolled in a program away from home to help him cope with “special needs,” was a particular help to her during a family trip.

[From Fox News]

We’ve seen this from Kate over the years and the kids seem pretty used to it. It’s got to be stressful to be responsible for eight kids on your own but if this is how she acts with cameras around, is it worse when they’re not there? Or are the cameras so normal that they forget they’re around? These kids grew up on TLC, they probably think of the crew as a buffer between them and their mom. Maybe their dad used to have that role and he’s not the most exemplary person but it seems like he has been pushed out of their lives. Also, does anyone else see that the “Kate Plus 8” logo with the lower case “k” makes it look like an “h”?





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  1. Tate says:

    I will forever feel sorry for these kids. 😔

  2. Astrid says:

    Poor kids, they have no chance with these parents

  3. RussianBlueCat says:

    “New puppies”? Wasn’t there some issue with the dogs they had before and Kate didn’t like them? I am surprised they got more dogs

    • Celebitchy says:

      Yes Kate got rid of the German Shepherds and sent them back to the breeder. I am always harping on it so I didn’t include that detail but I probably should have.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      My first thought, as well.

      Very cruel- let the kids get attached, then send the dogs away. Will she do it again?

      It’s so telling when your 15 year old daughter is more emotionally intelligent than the 41 year old mother.

  4. Melly says:

    Not a fan of Kate or this show, but if I was raising 8 kids by myself I would be an absolute lunatic. I think the fact that her kids are healthy and at least somewhat normal is a testimate to Kate’s patience and love.

    • Bridget says:

      Kate had an incredible army of help for years from her community and family and even Jon, and then later years paid staff. She also treated those people like complete dirt, including her now sketchy ex husband. She gets no applause from me.

    • yuck says:

      This is where Kate and TLC have been so successful in creating a myth. Kate has never been alone raising those children. Even before Jon left, there were nannies galore, and after he left, they became live-ins. Even at 16 and 12 years old, her kids still have minders and tutors in the house–when she’s home. As for healthy, well, check with the one who was sent away to a residential program for “behavioral/emotional” issues.

    • Loves Gossip says:

      Kate is not and NEVER has raised all eight kids by herself. This is a woman who freaked out and wanted to give up on simply putting mittens/gloves on her then small children so they could play outside in the snow (Snow Day episode). She has always had help but likes people to think she is “SuperMom” who does it all.

  5. K37745 says:

    Holy “hate + 8” !!!!

    Methinks somebody in graphics is a little passive aggressive.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Seriously. Or are they trying to market to people who will hate-watch this woman?

  6. Christine says:

    God these poor kids. Why can’t TLC find fun & loving families with some semblance of good parenting?

    • Cate says:

      Those families have parents smart enough to know that your kids probably won’t thank you for putting them on a reality show.

      These days I don’t know why any normal, well-adjusted person would want a reality show. It’s well known that the shows try to manufacture drama and selectively show footage to tell a certain “story”, which usually makes everyone come off in a bad light. *Any* dirty laundry you have will eventually come out (and even the most wholesome family is going to have something embarrassing in the background). I remember Nick Lachey basically saying the reality show was a factor in his breakup w/ Jessica Simpson. You could argue that this show also played a role in Kate & Jon’s divorce. Then you have the Duggars who may have made a lot of money but eventually got their son’s history of molesting other family members publicized. The real housewives all seem to be winding up divorced, or in jail, or with partners committing suicide. I wouldn’t want a reality camera anywhere NEAR me or my family!

  7. Nicole says:

    These kids will need years and years of therapy

  8. Nancy says:

    She is so bitter and hateful it shows on her face. I don’t understand why TLC puts this garbage on their station. That family made out like bandits, it’s like she is being rewarded for bad behavior. Ditto for the Duggars. I do like the Little Couple, they’re sending a positive message and I love the kids!

    • Mel M says:

      Agreed and isn’t this schtick getting old? Kate stomping around yelling at everyone all of the time and the kids rolling their eyes? How long will people watch this?

  9. bluhare says:

    That’s one big ass ring she’s got on her engagement finger.

  10. SunnyD says:

    She should really smoke a joint and chill the hell out. 8 kids is difficult, but they’re not the problem here.

    • tracking says:

      Yeah, but a tightly wound woman plus 8 kids is combustible. I think she loves them and cares for them well, but it’s a shame she still hasn’t found a way to take it down a notch.

      • SunnyD says:

        She’s been turned up to 11 her whole life. She’s had an army of nannies and other help. IT’S not really like she’s alone. The problem is 100% her and she’s breaking those kids.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      “…they’re not the problem here.”

      Truer words were never spoken.

  11. JudyK says:

    I have one and ONLY one positive thing to say about Kate “everything is about me” Gosselin: Her kids are always clean and well dressed.

  12. MrsBPitt says:

    Kate is a total narcissist! She always needs to be the center of attention. That is why she is always louder and more animated than her kids. Her actions just scream “look at me, look at me”….poor kids…

  13. OTHER RENEE says:

    I loathe this woman and look forward to the tell-all these kids will write someday. I mean I won’t actually buy or read it but I’ll be glad to read the excerpts and stinging comments on Celebitchy.

    I think she actually tones UP the drama for tv because she knows that people tune in to see drama. Placidity in reality tv is dull and doesn’t attract big ratings.

  14. pinetree13 says:

    Something nice: The kids have always seemed lovely. And Kate looks amazing at 41. Heck she looks better than me and I’m several years her junior. o.O

    I do cringe at the idea of her ‘making a scene’ when her kids are this old now. Like they’re no longer high maintenance toddlers so you have no reason to lose your cool when you’re no longer waking in the night.

    • Izzy says:

      Kate has had some pretty extensive plastic surgery to help her look that young. If not for that, she’d look way worse.

  15. Pandy says:

    Why are they bringing these people back? Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  16. hogtowngooner says:

    Between this lunatic for a mother and their fame-whoring absentee father, I feel so sad for these kids. I’ve never watched the show, but I hope they have some kind of role model in their lives who is a calming, comforting presence to them.

    She is the type that is actually excited to “speak to the manager.” So, THE WORST.

  17. Alex says:

    WHY?? I can’t imagine there were too many people saying “I wish they’d put this show back on the air!” She’s a trainwreck.