She married Jon Gosselin in 1999 and remained married to him for 10 years until their divorce in 2009. The two had twin daughters (Cara and Madelyn) in 2005 through fertility treatments, and later had sextuplets (Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel) through the same method due to Kate unable to conceive due to polycystic ovary syndrome.
Kate Gosselin is known as a reality star who first appeared on TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” for a show that took an inside look at Gosselin’s life with her husband as they raised their twins and sextuplets. The show began in 2007 and ran for five seasons until the couple announced their divorce in 2009. The family took a hiatus as TLC revamped the show and renamed it “Kate Plus 8″ for a continued reality series of Gosselin raising her eight children as a new divorcee living in Berks County, PA. Gosselin earned a reported $250,000 per episode.
Besides working as a reality television star, Kate Gosselin has written three books and also briefly worked as a blogger for CouponCabin.com. In 2008, “Multiple Blessings” was co-written with her ex-husand and sold over 500,000, making it onto the New York Time’s Best Seller list. She then went on to release “Eight Little Faces” in 2009, again making the New York Time’s Best Seller’s list, as “I Just Want You To Know” came out in 2010.
In 2010, the reality star went on to appear in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” earning a salary of $500,000 for her appearance during the season. Kate was also reported to be in discussions to have her own talk show at one point, but it never came to fruition.
Some of Kate’s reported expenses include a $1.3 million estate in Wenersville, PA, close to $500,000/year of private school educations, a full staff costing upwards of $400,000/year, and haircuts that cost upwards of $2,000/visit!
How much is Kate Gosselin’s Net Worth? $800 Thousand!
In 2014 there has been a ton of controversy in regards to Kate’s relationship with her teenage twin daughters, Cara and Madelyn. There was obvious frustration during an appearance on the CBS Today Show and after the show aired there were tons of rumors regarding Kate’s treatment of her twins backstage before the show. There were reports of yelling and screaming. Some Gosselin supporters have argued that Kate was simply trying to be the best Mom she could be to her teenage daughters who shouldn’t be cast as perfect little angels. We all know that teenage daughters can be just a little difficult at times! What are your thoughts about Kate as a Mom? Do you agree with the way she acts towards her kids? Do you believe the rumors? Do you agree with her reality show ambitions, etc..?
Robert Hoffman recently came out with a tell-all book about Gosselin titled, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World. It’s filled with shocking allegations about Kate an family. In the book, Hoffman discuss how she would travel as a “Diva” and have ridiculous requests that would drive people crazy. She demanded that she was given certain suites in hotels that had attached rooms for her luggage and other baggage and that they must be on the same floor as the spa. The room service menu wasn’t usually good enough. Kate would request special food items like Kobe beef cooked medium to medium rare, organic blueberries, grilled chicken salads, and more. She would ask hotel staffers to run to Whole Foods to get some of the items! Can someone say diva?