Kate Gosselin is yet to respond to allegations that she's an abusive mother.
But she has decided to try and milk an upcoming family milestone for all the attention and money that she possibly can.
You may go ahead and interpret those two statements/developments/quasi facts however you see fit.
TLC, however, has announced that a special Kate Plus Eight episode will air next week, one that will focus on Cara and Mady, the 18-year-old twins of Kate and Jon Gosselin, as they prepare for life as college freshmen.
Yes, they are finally fleeing the controlling coop.
But not before their mother does all she can to steal the spotlight as her twins go.
To be fair, of course, Mady and Cara did agree too the special, as the ofoficial trailer teases the teenagers being somewhat dismayed over the look of their dorm.
“College dorms are depressing,” Mady says. “Some of the windows are, like, this big and I feel like I’m in prison."
As for the remaining sextuplets still residing with Kate (Alexis, Joel, Leah and Aiden)?
We see in the network promo that they, too, are adjusting to life without Cara and Mady living at home, although mostly due to their mother insisting on “putting up a shrine” of the twins “like they’re dying.”
There's no direct mention of Collin and Hannah now being under the care of their polarizing father, but Kate does get emotional at point point and utter:
“We keep having family members leave. It’s a pain that’s hard. I don’t wish it on anyone.”
Kate, of course, has been back in the news of late because she and Jon signed a 10-year gag order as part of their divorce settlement in 2009.
Those 10 years are now up -- and Jon is speaking out! HARD.
Late this summer, several months after helping to get son Collin out of a special needs facility, Jon told The Daily Mail of his ex-wife:
“Kate … couldn’t deal with him. He was alone for three and a half years with no parents, all alone. It was inhumane."
Pulling nary a punch, Jon added in this interview:
“It’s time America found out the truth about Kate, she isn’t the person you think she is."
Jon went on to detail how Kate was just obessed with their family's former reality show and she lied about him having an affair back in the day.
“I know my children have suffered abuse and I know one day they’re going to tell their own story,’ Jon told DailyMail TV. “And sadly enough, I know what PTSD is. It’s really upsetting.”
Continued to former TLC personality:
"I have watched my children suffer and I have not been able to say a word. Kate wanted the gag order because she didn’t want me speaking the truth.
“I know everything. I lived it with her and without her. So I know every single thing that has transpired and what has been portrayed to the American public, it’s not all true."
Jon has also alleged the following: