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Kate Gosselin doesn’t blame reality TV for her marriage collapsing.

The mother of eight told Katie Couric that she and Jon Gosselin would’ve split up eventually, regardless of whether they signed on for TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8.

“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,” Kate said on Katie.

“Obviously having eight kids in a short span of time didn’t help that.”


“I’m not at all blaming my kids, I’m just saying. The red flags were there. So looking back, had you never heard of Jon and Kate Gosselin, I’m certain I would be in that spot now.”

“It’s hard because like any mom I just want the best for my kids.”

Kate, 37, and Jon Gosselin, 35, finalized their divorce in December 2009 after ten years of marriage. Things have been combative, off and on, ever since.

Most recently, he has been accused of stealing her hard drive and giving it to the author of a new tell-all book slamming Kate (the author denies Jon was involved).

Jon & Kate Plus 8 feels like an eternity ago, but Kate says she’s open to the idea of returning to reality TV and dating – ideally both at the same time!

“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,” she says.

“I would do it (so) it could be watched by families and my children. 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!”

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