Kate Gosselin admits that her marriage would have ended with or without reality TV stardom.
There definitely seems to be a trend among reality TV couples. Namely, that the marriage implodes as a direct result of increased exposure, the loss of privacy, the temptations of celebrity, and everything else that reality TV does to turn relatively normal people into fame-craving caricatures of their former selves. But the Jon and Kate Plus 8 star told Katie Couric that her marriage to Jon Gosselin was headed toward break-up regardless of stardom.
“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,” Gosselin explained on Katie. “And I’m not at all blaming my kids, I’m just saying …”
Jon and Kate finalized their divorce in 2009 after ten years of marriage, reports MSN.
“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,” Kate added. “It’s hard because like any mom, I just want the best for my kids.”
Gosselin has admitted that while dating might be a good thing for her and her kids, she doesn’t seem to have the time for it.
“For whatever reason it comes up at dinner like every single night, and they bring it up,” Gosselin explained. “I think that they miss that man role in our house, and the more hands on, full-time sort of feel. So for them, you know I had the frank discussion the other day, I said it’s not something I can go to the store and buy.”
This need might rub shoulders nicely with her plan to do a reality dating show:
“It is true. After a few years in realizing my barriers to dating and all of that and loving TV and the experiences … I just feel like honestly, yes, that was my idea. I would do it [so] it could be watched by families and my children,” she said. “But I think that it would be fun because that would allow me to sort of meet people, have fun, show my fun side — I do have one. I’m not always barking orders! And so to sort of do that, I do, I think it would be really fun.”
What do you think of Kate Gosselin? Would her marriage have been over with or without the show?