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Kate Gosselin always had trouble making friends.

This was due in part to her abrasive, grating personality the time commitment of raising eight young children and being followed by a TV crew at all times.

But now that she has officially divorced Jon Gosselin, and Jon & Kate Plus 8 (with its crew) is no more, the newly-single mom feels more alone than ever.

"At night, when the kids are in bed, that's a lonely time for her," Kate's friend Jamie Ayers tells Life & Style. "That's when she calls me up and we chat."

"It gets lonely when you're the only adult."

Kate Gosselin and Steve Neild Picture

Step it up, Steve Neild! Your girl is lonely!

During the day, Kate Gosselin tries to fend off the loneliness and depression by staying busy, making unfunny appearances on The Jay Leno Show. Stuff like that.

"Mostly, she gets up at the crack of dawn, works out and makes breakfast," says Jamie. "She runs errands while the kids are at school, and does a lot of baking."

But that isn't enough to fill the void.

Hilariously quoted in this story is Stephanie Santoro, a former nanny who claims she had an affair with Jon. She believes that deep inside, Kate misses her ex.

"There are times she's said she wished the old Jon would come back," Stephanie, who claims Jon did her nine times, said. "She wants that companionship back."

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Her married life has at last come to an end after her divorce was made official on Friday, and it's safe to say that Kate Gosselin's TV career is over as well.

After her appearance on The Jay Leno Show last night, it's abundantly clear that the mom of eight is probably the least engaging and funny person ever.

She was really good at spanking kids and emasculating her husband on TV, but if she's looking to land her own talk show, she shouldn't hold her breath.

Not after this Q&A session on Jay's "10 at 10." Try to stay awake...

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It's official. Jon and Kate Gosselin are divorced.

It also looks like financially, Jonny Boy is up $h!t creek without a paddle, because he owes big bucks for child support he'll have a hard time paying.

Mark Momjian, Kate's lawyer, says as per the divorce, "Our client will continue to reside with all eight of her children in the former marital home."

Kate has primary custody and Jon gets visitation, which both wanted. Neither party will get spousal support, but child support is another matter.

As for who got what, those terms were determined through arbitration, and Momjian simply said, "We are very pleased with the final outcome."

With good reason. Jon must make huge child support payments - think five figures a month - and this is after TLC has legally muzzled the moron.

  • Downtrodden Fella
  • Peace Out Jon

Kate Gosselin has many reasons to smile after her attorney opened up a can of legal whoop ass on Jon - who's on the hook for big monthly bucks - in divorce court.

Jon's ability to make money, ironically, has effectively been jeopardized by his own fame-whoring in recent months, breaching his TLC contract.

He also can blame himself for the end of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

To add insult to injury, the Ed Hardy-wearing douchebag was charged every penny of that $235,000 that he withdrew from their joint account.

That amount - which he hilariously claimed he withdrew because he thought it was payday - was sliced off of his piece of the divorce settlement.

As for Jon's claim that Kate also tried to steal money, Jon struck out as the arbitrator determined every penny she took out for the kids' benefit.

Talk about striking out ... possibly worse than he did the other night, when he was told in no uncertain terms to quit stalking Hailey Glassman.

Bottom line? A courtroom trouncing for Team Kate.

Whose side are you on?

 

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Jon Gosselin has been acting like a swingin' single for months, partying like it's 1999 (before he wed Kate, actually) and chasing skirts all over the globe.

He's been married the whole time. Tiger Woods would be proud.

Looking Good Kate

Still, you knew things weren't gonna be reconciled with estranged with Kate Gosselin, and their divorce, which has been a long time 'comin, is imminent.

An arbitrator dealing with the reality stars has rendered a decision regarding how the feuding spouses should divide all their money and other property.

Those were the (contractually obligated photo shoot) days.

This recommendation (the details of which will stay confidential) has been forwarded to the judge presiding over the divorce. He should approve it.

Thus, a final divorce decree is now "imminent." The soon-to-be-ex spouses have both consented, and have asked the judge to sign the divorce papers.

Time to move on to the next item on the ol' to-do list.

It'll be nice for Jon to put this behind him. Dude has a lot of other legal issues going on. He was ordered by a judge to stop making media appearances.

In addition to violating various mediocre women over the last couple of months, TLC says Jon Gosselin had been violating a contract with the network.

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Kate Gosselin is somehow among Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009. The only fascinating things to us are that someone stayed married to her for 10 years, and that her dead opossum hairstyle stays up. But so be it.

Before she and Jon Gosselin became embroiled in some of the year's best tabloid fodder, Kate was known simply as a reality TV mother of eight.

Eight kids she claims are devastated and crying themselves to sleep now that they're no longer in front of the cameras. No, Kate, that's just you.

"They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. They kept asking, 'Where's the crew? Where's the camera crew? We miss them.' And I said, 'Our show is over.' ... Eight sobbing kids driving home from school," she said.

Defending herself from criticism that she exploits her kids, she adds:

"Unless you live in my house and, and see how everything that we have done with the show has been such a great experience, you can't speak."

Oh, how very wrong she is about that!

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Kate Gosselin adjusts her dead opossum weave. That thing should be on Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating List. Is it alive? [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

The show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, recently ended its two-year run following a string of developments set in motion around the middle of the year.

In September, TLC made the announcement that Jon Gosselin would no longer appear on the series and that it would be re-titled Kate Plus 8.

Tht plan got axed after Jon objected to his kids appearing on TV, claiming that he "had an epiphany" that the show was exploiting the brood.

Kate disagrees, telling Walters Jon pulled the plug on the popular show "simply because he could." We'd have to say she's 100 percent right.

Still, she continues to whine about her kids "great experience," i.e. her paycheck, being snapped up, claiming that Mady, Cara, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin "watch DVDs of our show and it's family memories to them." Blech.

Unfortunately, Kate Gosselin says her days in front of the camera are far from over, as she is slated to do a new talk show next spring.

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A couple of strong women and (mostly) popular figures, Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin, lead Barbara Walters' list of the 10 Most Fascinating People of the year.

For better or worse, the reality TV mother of eight and former governor / V.P. nominee are certainly fascinating. You just can't look away from what they do.

Same is true of car wrecks on the other side of the highway, but no matter. Few get people talking like Kate and Sarah - or a certain new big name in music.

Controversial American Idol alum Adam Lambert, whose music and sexually charged performances make him a tabloid staple, is another member of the list.

Red Carpet Lambert

Adam, Sarah and Kate: Three of 2009's Most Fascinating.

Singer/rumored hermaphrodite Lady Gaga, annoying NFL star Brett Favre, Tyler Perry, and Fox News personality Glenn Beck made the top 10 of '09 as well.

Perhaps the most intriguing inclusion? Jenny Sanford, the wife of philandering South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, will also be interviewed by Barbara Walters.

The special, Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009, airs on ABC December 9. Who is your most fascinating person of 2009?

The way things are going lately, we'd think Rachel Uchitel and Jaimee Grubbs would be in a dead heat for the #1 spot, with Levi Johnston a close second.

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Kate Gosselin never wanted it to be this way. But it is. Thank goodness!

Jon & Kate Plus 8 came to an end Monday in an emotional series finale.

Having shut down the show thanks to Jon Gosselin's gripes about himself his children being mistreated, TLC made no secret that it's on Team Kate.

Via heavy Kate commentary, the door definitely hit Jon on the way out.

"They don't know about girlfriends at all," Kate said, referring pointedly to her kids' knowledge of Jon's on-off significant other, Hailey Glassman.

"That's just too warped for them, too unhealthy for them to know. They learn by watching us, and that's the last thing I want them to know."

"I just think that relationship is a situation that's just a symptom of the real issue, so ... I don't envision a future there involving my kids at all."

Oooh, snap. You got served, Jon.

Jon and Kate Finale

Try not to weep openly at work.

"I do worry about his intentions and his motives for such things," she said. "Always wondering, is this a publicity stunt? What is the bottom line of it?"

Despite all the animosity, Kate Gosselin says that she never meant to become a single parent, and wishes it had never come to this earlier this year.

"When I'm driving to get school supplies with the kids or to try on shoes or anything that you've seen us do recently, it always crosses my mind that I should be in the passenger seat and Jon should be driving ... every single time."

"I never wanted that to change. Maybe I wanted roles to change, and people to step up, but I never wanted him absent from that driver's seat."

As for Jon, he's embracing this single parent douchebag thing.

"Those are precious times," he said, referring to the years they spent shooting Jon & Kate Plus 8, "and it is unfortunate our marriage failed, but our family should not fail. We're going to strive to do better and be the best parents we can."

"But we're definitely not going to be married ever again."

Follow the jump for an emotional clip from the finale ...

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Jon and Kate Gosselin's divorce is almost final after a contentious, but generally productive all-day mediation hearing Saturday at the arbitration table.

Jon did not contest that Kate should get primary custody of their eight kids. A decision on how all their assets are split up will be made within 30 days.

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Jon and Kate actually agreed to the amounts certain items were worth, but were far apart on some issues relating to how assets should be distributed.

The two unresolved issues are distribution of assets and child support. In Pennsylvania, courts award "equitable" distribution when it comes to property.

That doesn't necessarily mean 50/50, however. Neither party, whose reality show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, officially ends tonight, asked for spousal support.

Jon and Kate in simpler, less contentious times.

The arbitration was supposed to last two days - Saturday and today - but it is believed that all major issues were handled and agreed upon Saturday.

Both Jon and Kate testified in the arbitration, the decision of which is binding on both of them and clears the way to ending their marriage for good.

It seems like both parties are ready to move on from their marriage, which consisted of Kate emasculating Jon on TV. But not without one last stunt.

In a nice gesture of PR peace, Jon brought flowers to give the impression he's not a total douche to the media to Kate as he arrived for the hearing.

Kate refused them.

"In what should have been their most serious moment as a couple," a source close to Kate told People, "Jon again resorted to a publicity stunt."

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Monday marks the end of TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8. That's the good news. The bad? Jon Gosselin's legal battles and personal drama will continue to play out publicly.

What can fans expect on the final hour of the reality show, which Jon pulled the plug on because the network blatantly ried to fire his ass of concerns for his kids?

The estranged parents of eight will venture on separate outings with the kids. Individually, Jon and Kate Gosselin will reflect on the past and look to the future.

Asleep yet?

Back in September, TLC made the announcement that Jon would no longer appear on the reality series and that the program would be re-titled Kate Plus 8.

That plan was axed after Jon objected to his kids being on TV, saying the network was "hurting them," which amazingly he never brought up prior to that.

THE END OF AN ERROR: Farewell, Jon and Kate Plus 8.

"Kate Plus 8 is not in production," TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Thursday. "We are focusing on the launch of Kate's new series in early spring."

No details on what Kate's new series entails, but Jon and TLC remain entangled in a legal battle surrounding the douchebag's actions of the past six months.

TLC has sued him for breach of contract, claiming he violated contract terms by making promotional appearances (paid or unpaid) without TLC's approval.

The network says any interview or dealings with media outlets have to get the green light from TLC first. He's probably violated that, oh, 200 or so times.

He fired back with a $5 million countersuit, alleging the network has damaged his career (LOL) by discouraging other media outlets from working with him.

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Displaying rare humanity and perspective, Kate Gosselin said she isn't proud of the Jon & Kate Plus 8 moments which she spent basically castrating hubby Jon.

"I was very hard on him. I would never deny that," she said on the TLC special Kate: Her Story. "I felt very much like a lot of weight rested on my shoulders."

"I was wrong to treat him that way," Kate Gosselin added. "Was it good, healthy and wonderful? No. Am I proud of those moments that were captured? No."

Those moments were what initially had fans playing for Team Jon in the early stages of the couple's split, before new Jon became the world's biggest d-bag.

"I still wake up every day, and I think the phone will ring," Kate began, taking a long pause before she continued, voice cracking, "and it'll be the old Jon."

Below are more excerpts from this very special interview ...

On how they drifted apart. "Our goals just very much changed. My goals didn't change as a mom. I just think somewhere along the line, his goals changed."

On when she knew it was over: "I think I was on a plane coming home from somewhere and I remember thinking, We're not going to recover from this."

On the possibly exploitative nature of Jon and Kate Plus 8: "As someone who laid on bed rest from 7 to 30 weeks, who fought for every second of their existence, I can tell you there is nothing that would force me to put them in harm's way."

On why she doesn't quit while she's ahead: "We can't turn life off. I can't turn life off. In the last nine, 10 months, it's gotten really crazy and I can't seem to get away from it at this point. My goal in all this is I just want peace for my kids."

On why doesn't she pull the plug on the spotlight right now: "We're too far gone. Stepping out of the spotlight when it's prudent to do so is a good thing."

On the rumor she had an affair with her bodyguard, Steve Neild, earlier this year: "So unthinkable to me that to have to think about it makes me sick."

On why she needs a bodyguard: "People have a lot of contempt and hate toward me and at the end of the day, I need to come home safe to my kids."

On Jon's increasingly suspect personal life: "We do [talk] where it relates to the kids. As far as dating goes, I've never, ever broached the subject with him."

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