Kate Gosselin has not said very much in public of late.
But a new report suggests that the reality star is very afraid of what her kids might say about her in the near future.
Two kids in particular, that is.
As previously reported, sources recently claimed that Kate is basically living in fear these days, petrified that ex-husband Jon Gosselin might spill any one of a number of damaging beans.
If you'll recall, Kate and Jon got divorced in 2009 and both sides than signed a gag order that legally prevented them from bashing the other in any kind of specific detail.
We previously quoted an In Touch Weekly insider who alleged Kate is worried Jon "might be up to something," and that he may even be angling for his very own show, despite the father of eight never once hinting he wants to go in this direction.
Now, this same insider tells this same tabloid that Kate isn't only concerned about her ex-spouse might tell the world...
... she's also afraid of what her very own kids could expose.
"She's afraid that... Hannah and Collin might start talking," the aforementioned publication writes. "About what? Kate says she doesn’t know, but of course she does.”
The 15-year olds both now live with their father in Delaware.
Various recent reports have indicated that Kate has almost no contact with either Hannah or Collin, the latter of whom only just got out of a special needs facility late last year.
Upon doing so, he ended up in the care of Jon because Kate didn't even bother to show up for a custody hearing in December.
Making matters even worse and more controversial, Jon told DailyMailTV this summer that Collin was only ever diagnosed with ADHD -- but that Kate insisted in basically locking him away.
“Kate … couldn’t deal with him. He was alone for three and a half years with no parents, all alone. It was inhumane," Jon told this outlet of his son and his ex, adding in mid-September:
“It’s time America found out the truth about Kate, she isn’t the person you think she is."
That's an interesting quote because most people think Kate is a rather irresponsible parent who cares more about garnering attention than doing what's best for her many children.
Or maybe that's just us.
In this same interview, Jon alleged that Kate has “mentally abused and alienated” Hannah.
The teenager recently decided to sit out a trip with her mom on Kate Plus 8, prompting Kate to sort of throw her under the bus.
“Hannah … it was sad for us because … you know, they’re getting older, and they’re making different choices, and they’re doing different things,” Kate said in a confessional on the show.
“And she opted to stay back with her dad, actually. Which again, you know, her choice. Whatever.
It’s not optimal for Mom. But it’s something that I support. And you know, we just, adjust and move on.”