Mom of 8 says her marriage would have ended without the show
Kate Gosselin is getting ready to make a comeback to reality television with a new series. At the same time, she’s also preparing to get back into the dating game so, as they say, now’s the time for one final look back.Kate was on Katie Couric’s new show, “Katie,” to talk about her failed marriage to Jon Gosselin, with whom she launched to fame on their TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” how the show didn’t end their marriage and which are her biggest regrets from that time.
Below, embedded at the end of this article, are two videos: a preview for the show and a fragment in which Kate talks about her much criticized “drill sergeant attitude” from back in the day, which is also the reason why people still say, to this day, that Jon was lucky to get out of the marriage when he did.
This is one of Kate’s regrets, that she let the small things bother her to such an extent that she made the lives of others a nightmare.
“I have been through a lot… Sorry [Tears up]. So when you’ve gone through a lot you realize what’s important,” Kate says of her strict attitude back in the day.
“I’m learning to let the little stuff go. Yeah. I feel, like everybody, as you get older... you mature. My heart was always in the right place,” she adds.
In the same interview, Kate talks about her doomed marriage to Jon and stresses that it would have ended either way, with or without a reality show.
In other words, their divorce was not a result of the so-called “reality show curse” but rather a consequence of their relationship running its course.
“A lot of people try to pin reality TV and say, ‘My gosh. It ended in divorce. Big surprise.’ We went through a lot. The signs were always there, and obviously having eight kids in a short span of time didn't help that. And I'm not at all blaming my kids, I'm just saying,” Kate says, as cited by Us Weekly.
“I know the red flags were always there. So looking back, had you never heard the names Jon and Kate Gosselin, I'm certain that I would be in that spot now. It's hard because like any mom I just want the best for my kids,” she adds.
Even though her first marriage didn’t turn out to be a fairytale, Kate is yet to lose hope in love. If anything, she believes she might be given a second go at it with her new dating reality series.