Kate Gosselin: I Feel "Sadness, Empathy, Pity" For Jon Gosselin

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Kate Gosselin is opening up about husband Jon Gosselin, saying she feels a variety of different emotions when it comes to the father of her eight kids.

Somewhat surprisingly, those emotions aren't rooted in bitterness.

On Bethenny Frankel's talk show Bethenny, the 38-year-old says she sympathizes with Jon, who's now working as a waiter in a Pennsylvania restaurant.

"Somebody once told me that if you feel sadness, empathy and pity for someone the root of that is love," the former Kate Plus 8 star said of her feelings.

Jon made headlines last month with the revelation that he's waiting tables to pay the bills. Then, on his way home from work, he was followed by a photographer.

Jon fired a warning shot at the paparazzo, to Kate's dismay. But she struck a sympathetic, non-combative tone on Bethenny regarding her former spouse.

Jon's finances clearly aren't great these days. What about hers?

"The majority of what we made, I personally took and put in a college fund for [the kids] because they will go to college," Kate Gosselin told her.

"So I use coupons, we don't wear top brands. Those things to me really aren't important, but college, school and their house, where they live is important."

"Divorce is divorce, when you are going through divorce, a lot of it you're looking back over the years to see in your own mind what went wrong, what happened."

"It caused things to come to light sooner but looking back those issues were always there and I feel like the person that I married was not that person anymore."

"I think it magnified it maybe."

As for the kids and their relationship with Jon? Kate is supportive.

The couple's children "visit him every other weekend. He has a dinner night with them. Without going into to much detail, we are making the best of it."

"I definitely want them to know that I did not want to hinder or stand in the way of that relationship with him. So I do everything I can to foster that."

"It is important to [be able to] remove judgment and ugliness from that. The best thing for my kids is the opportunity and the ability to continue that relationship."

"When they are older if they don't want to do it anymore or whatever decisions they make, that is their business. For now, my job is to foster that bond."

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Ya know what, she's so pathetic, oh her kids don't wear name brands , but I'm sure she's got a closet full of top trends to make her plastic self try to look good , I don't watch Bethany but was home sick one day and she happened to be a guest on the show, she really came across like a real a.s h l, even Bethany was disturbed by the interview, I see John gosselin living in a cabin and waiting tables like a normal person, I think he's pretty cool staying out away from the spot lite and having a normal time with his kids, what kid wouldn't love to run through the woods and cook hot dogs and s'mores on a Bon fire?! I never really watched the show but when I did it was disturbing and some of those kids were so needy and annoying, I see Kate's look back then and now, unless she keeps up all her Botox , surgery, hair extensions etc, she's gonna be a real hag soon, I can't believe she still lives in that house!! She's spending all her money on her sorry ass, she's such a douche

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The only reason she does anything is for Kate. She tells so many lies she can't remember the last one she told, she got the money, the house, yet she still bashes Jon, she has those kids so brain washed, and treats them like little robots, she is pathetic. everyone must stopped giving her freebies. She claims Jon ruined her reputation, not true, she did that all by herself, did you ever hear of Karma Kate?.