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We have a follow-up on our previously-published story about Kate Gosselin being in a distressed financial situation.

And the follow-up goes like this:

Kate Gosselin remains in a distressed financial situation.

And, in an odd twist, she may need the help of her ex-husband in order to get back on track.

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Kate Gosselin speaks during the HGTV segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 12, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Getty)

As previously detailed right here on The Hollywood Gossip, Gosselin is practically broke at this point.

She has a nursing degree, but sources tell In Touch Weekly that she’s made no effort to get back into the healthcare business since striking it big on reality television way back in the day on Jon & Kate Plus 8.

That series went off the air in 2017.

Over the past six-plus years, Gosselin has appeared on such programs as Kate Plus 8, Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Wife Swap and Kate Plus Date.

Most recently, she was eliminated on the first episode of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test… which likely means she earned less money than those who advanced farther on this Fox competition.

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Kate Gosselin is in tears on the show Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. (FOX)

In Touch therefore quotes an insider who says Gosselin is “desperate” at this point.

She is taking legal action and trying to get Jon to fork over $132,875 in back child support which, to be clear, may very well be rightfully hers.

The money allegedly owed to her goes all the way back to 2012 — which, again, does not mean she isn’t entitled to it.

It just also seems to be an indication that she isn’t bringing in any sort of salary on her own these days.

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Kate Gosselin arrives at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon on December 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Rock )

“She is relentless and desperate for money so she is now trying to sue,” The Sun wrote of Kate this fall.

Adds the aforementioned In Touch source:

“As the legal battle continues, she doesn’t know how she’s going to make ends meet.”

Aside from the many times she’s tried a reality TV comeback, Kate Gosselin has said very little in public for years now.

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Kate Gosselin is back on reality TV. Here’s a look at the busy mother on something called Special Forces. (FOX)

However, she was prompted back into the spotlight this summer after teenage son Colin accused his mother of abuse.

The young man claimed his mom sent him away to a special needs institution back when he was 13 in order to hide the way she had treated him.

This accusation caused Kate to issue a statement of her own.

I have never wanted to have to do this, but I feel I have been backed into a corner and left with no choice. Although it saddens me to do so, I need to speak out nowKate said to open a lengthy statement on Instagram at the time.

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Kate Gosselin no longer speaks to son Collin. It’s very sad. (TLC)

My son Collin, whom I love with all my heart, has received multiple psychiatric diagnoses over the years.

For the safety of myself, his brothers and sisters and for his own well-being, he was placed in a facility following years of outpatient treatment which proved insufficient for his needs.

The decision to admit him was made by emergency room doctors following one of his many attacks/outbursts — this one involving his use of a weapon.

Jon Gosselin rescued Collin from this facility in 2017 and was later awarded temporary custody of him.

In September 2020, Jon was then accused of assaulting the poor child.

He defended himself against this charge by stating at the time that Collin was having a manic episode and he was simply trying to restrain the young man.

This type of incident does seem to correlate with what Kate is saying about Collin above.

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Jon Gosselin is the king of the world! Sort of. He shared this photo in April 2023. (Instagram)

All measures that were taken in our home were at the explicit recommendation of his pediatric psychiatrist and/or his team of specialists and were put into place to safeguard every member of our family, our friends as well as our family pets, concluded Kate in July.

Unfortunately, I believe Collin remains a very troubled young man who continues to need a lot of help.

His brothers and sisters and I have not been directly involved in his life due to his history of unpredictable behavior and violent tendencies towards us.

This is all I have to say on the matter and I will not be discussing this subject any further at this time.