Kate Gosselin sits down on Live with Regis and Kelly in this video clip to talk about her reality series… and to slam ex Jon Gosselin?
First up, Kelly Ripa congratulates Kate on her Emmy opening number appearance, where Gosselin notes that the script was really funny, she can’t dance and “if you can’t laugh at yourself, what is life?
Kelly talks about Kate Gosselin’s public divorce, raising 8 kids, and the fact that she’s always on the cover of tabloids, bringing up with the producer: “do you think kate, knowing what she knows now, would go back and do it all again or would you not choose to have the cameras in your life?”
Kate, as always, says it’s a huge blessing and she’s solely providing for her 8 kids with this opportunity. She never envisioned eight kids or this career – but she’s grateful that she has a job that where the kids can be alongside her and “it’s working for us.”
Anderson Cooper (guest host on Regis and Kelly today) asks if Jon is providing for the kids at all and Kate responds, “I’m doing it by myself… since our divorce, it’s me.”
Anderson asks, “Is your relationship with Jon as contentious as the media makes it out to be?”
Kate says “it depends on the day… my focus is the kids and doing the best for them…he’s still their father. I do try to keep it as peaceful as possible.”
And here’s where the Jon Gosselin slam comes in. Kate talks about the kids spending time with their father, but sometimes wanting to come home. Kate kind of got a dig in here on Jon, didn’t she?
Anderson calls her on it too – “you’re saying, basically, they don’t enjoy being with him”
Oh Anderson, how I love thee.
Kate explains it’s very new, the “switching back and forth thing” with custody.
What do you think of Kate Gosselin’s “career” as a reality star? Is it time to pull the plugs on those cameras, or should she continue to do it to provide for the family?
Update: Jon Gosselin responded to Kate’s claims by venting on Twitter:
“As much as I want to respond to numerous LIES recently claimed on Regis and Kelly, I will refrain. I have learned from the past that it’s a waste of my time and energy. I am ‘rising above’, and refuse to engage in any sort of public argument that could potentially harm or upset my children. My children and the people in my life know the truth, and that is what’s important.”