Kate Plus 8 Recap: Sextuplets Turn 10, Mom Hopefully Fades Into Obscurity

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The epic, long-awaited, carnival-themed 10th birthday bash for the Gosselin sextuplets has arrived on TLC's Kate Plus 8. And not a moment too soon.

Now that it's over, she can finally go away again! Maybe that's wishful thinking.

After all, Kate is an abusive, greedy, fame-hungry monster who engineered her entire FAMILY for the sake of her own celebrity, according to a new book.

You think she's about to let that go quietly? We would wager heavily on not.

In any case, the second half of the much-discussed, oft-maligned Kate Plus 8: Sextuplets Turn 10 reunion special is now in the books. Here is a recap:

Kate makes her kids breakfast everyday at 5:30 a.m. She hates it (and basically every other part of being a parent that doesn't involve fame or money).

The carnival cake hits a snag when a bird lands on it. She has to get a replacement one at the last minute, though that too ends up looking great.

An epic hail storm descends upon Eastern Pennsylvania as Kate goes to pick up the party supplies. A gust of wind blows party signs into the pool.

Even nature is not a fan of Kate Gosselin, it appears.

The mother of eight later dresses up as a clown - or whatever you'd call that pink-wigged thing in a sundress - which may be scarier than regular Kate.

The kids think it's the best birthday ever, while Kate says she doesn't throw epic parties to be a super mom (just to mask that she's really a bully).

"I cry behind closed doors. I struggle," she laments.

"Sometimes its 4:45 [p.m.] and I don't have a clue what's for dinner," but she perseveres, because their premature birth and lives are such miracles.

As is the fact that Jon Gosselin was ever married to her and stuck it out as long as he did. Not that he's some prize, but can you believe this person?

That Kate Gosselin Look
Doesn't it just make you a little bit ill? Yes, we thought so.

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her kids are old enough, they are in school why doesn't she go back to work as a nurse. They make decent incomes. there are many family's that live off a lot less. The answer is she is a fame whore, the 10 yrs was about her it was her talking and a little of the kids. why didn't they just film the kids who were turning 10? because fame whore Kate wouldn't do that
. Get a real JOb and stop living off your kids you had them earn a real living and support them, not them support You Kate the Fame Whore...

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It's obvious that either Kate and her paid friends or TLC staffers are the majority posters here. Every other board, blog or article that allows comments has a vast majority of negative comments with an occasional positive comment. The world sees Kate for what she is. Much of the book is taken from her journals, and she doesn't even claim they are lies. She sued because she didn't like the way the info was obtained. But the suit was without merit so she withdrew it. Or she was afraid of the discovery phase during which all the dirt would come out in court. She has driven not only her husband away, and oh please she pushed him out the door before he started seeing anyone else, all because he did not want to continue filming. He got up, got the twins ready for school, brought lazy Kate coffee in bed, went to work, came home and played with the kids, gave them their baths and put them to bed. She had more helpers that Santa Clause and make the kids nap for hours on end. In short he did more than she did when they were younger and for that he was treated badly. Family and friend have left her life or been pushed out by her. Neighbors have gone on record about how nasty and self centered she is. What more do you people need. Why do you choose to believe lies you see on the show over what the real world proves. Oh and despite her attempts to slander him Jon still is involved in the lives of his kids. He has provided for them with a trust with earnings from the show and he paid 22k a month after the show ended for quite awhile. She got most of the assets in the divorce and wasted her money on boob jobs, expensive hair weaves and styles, manicures, tanning and other minor cosmetic procedures. Really just compare the old pics with the new. No woman loses weight and gets bigger boobs without surgery.

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Hopefully this will be her last grasp at using her kids for personal gain. I watched about 15 minutes of the special and couldn't take any more of Kate talking about nothing but herself. Everything was her plan, her idea, her desire. She never talked about what the kids wanted, only about what she wanted them and herself to have. The whole carnival themed party was her desire to recreate their third birthday party which they likely don't even remember. The show was about nothing but Kate and her narcissism. Those poor kids are nothing but tools in her grand plan to maintain a presence on TV and make money without having to work. They would have been much better off if Jon had gotten custody of them and given them a normal childhood instead of being constantly pimped out by Kate and told the have to do it if they want to keep the lifestyle Kate wants them to have.

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Hey all you Kate worshipers who approve of the physical, mental and emotional abuse she inflicts on her kids, dog and just about everyone she comes in contact with. Here's a little poem for you, written by one of the twins last Xmas. Since you're unable to differentiate TV from reality, I'm sure you'll heap praise on Kate for her wonderful mothering abilities. Thank God everyone else understands these kids are in a dire situation being around her. Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year for children. That doesn't appear to be the case here, now does it? "I’ve been hoping for a black Christmas Just like the ones I never knew Where the bush bottoms glisten And A-dults ignore To hear sleigh bells in the rain I’ve been hoping for a black Christmas With every Christmas card I recive My your days be sa-ad and dark And may all your Christmases be black."

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Please give this woman a break. She is doing an amazing jobs bring up those kids with little help from the father. The kids look normal, loving and caring toward each other. All the hater should try and step into her shoes for just one day. Of course she has to be tuff with 8 kids or they would run wild . She does it all and looks hot doing it to boot

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i think kate is doing a great job, i admire her she is so organized, i can only imagine raising 8 children by myself, people are so hard on her it is sad i loved seeing how the kids have grown she is doing a great job, loved the show.

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@ glenda

You admire an admitted child/animal abuser? You admire someone who puts on an act while on TV but in reality, things are VERY different? (and NOT in a good way) You're as scary as she is.

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Horrible article. Never having raised more than 3 children I can't imagine the magnitude of all the responsibilities of a single mom. Yes, she did get help raising her kids who wouldn't want help with 8 children. Some people are jealous because she keeps a clean house, cooks meals for her family, and tries to find work to keep these children fed, clothed and educated. No one is a perfect mother that can do all of their responsibilities perfectly. You do the best you can. Her kids started learning about responsibility early in life, and that's great. Keep up the good work Kate!

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@ tish

Enough of the 'jealous' nonsense. This woman has NOTHING for anyone to be jealous of.
She admits to abusing her kids and dog. She has NO friends. Her only companion is a married 'bodyguard'. She takes to Twitter and lies to her fans on a daily basis. She takes to Twitter to beg companies for free handouts.
The list is endless. What you see on TV is NOT what you get in real life. If you support this woman, then you're supporting child and animal abuse.

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This article was unprofessional and just plain rude. Regardless of your feelings on Kate Gosselin, she is trying to raise 8 kids by herself, and I applaud her. I may not agree with her and may not always think highly of her, but I could not imagine walking in her shoes. I think people need to give her a break and stop being so judgmental on not only her parenting but also her efforts to support her family.

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@ Yoli

Please. The article was reality. You need to wake up and realize that. Enough with the 'she's a single mom raising 8 kids'. No, she's a single mom who is never with her 8 kids who have NANNIES raising them.

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jealous I guess??? I can't imagine the stress; I have a hard enough time keeping my sanity with 2...this article had to be written by her ex...no one really knows what happens except them, just sayin...

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Worst written one-sided article ever read!

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@ Chrissypoo

You are beyond insane. For YEARS all of the articles about Kate have been one sided. FINALLY the truth about her has been exposed and you can't seem to grasp the reality that is Kate Gosselin. Its not pretty, is it? She admits to abusing her kids and animals. She lies nonstop on Twitter. She lies to her fans. She's pathetic.

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@ Chrissypoo

I cannot agree more. I am not a fan of Kate but enough already. She gets badmouthed for being too strict and then badmouthed for being too lenient. No one is perfect including the writer of this article I would imagine.

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@ Guest

she should have plus her pile @#!$ she put it out there, she is the new pimp kardashian

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