The Jon and Kate saga goes on as Kate Gosselin, appeared on the Today show this morning.
Kate is still wearing her wedding ring ‘for her kids sake’ and says that she’s doing as well as can be expected in the wake of the breakup of her marriage — but still has times when she feels like a failure.
“When I think back to the Jon that I knew, yes,” Gosselin replied haltingly.
‘A lot of failure’
“I wake up and I do feel a lot of failure,” “This is not what any mother sets out for their children. It’s necessary. It has to take place. I think I’ve turned the focus on myself. I want my children to see a mother who’s committed to her children, who’s determined, who has integrity and perseverance and never gives up. Everything I’ve done for them is out of love.”
FYI- Kate says did not have an affair with her bodyguard and that she neither purchased nor ever shopped for a condo or apartment. About sister-in-law Jodi- Kate says Jodi profited by telling stories that she said aren’t true.
‘There is no affair’
“There is no affair. There never has been an affair,” . “We are very, very good friends with him, his wife and his family. They are huge social support. It’s just another crazy rumor. It sells tabloids.”
She also said she was deeply hurt when her brother, Kreider, began telling stories to tabloids about her marriage, alleged affairs and her parenting skills, which have been called into question.
“That’s probably one of the most hurtful things in all of this, when family turns on you and makes up lies and makes allegations and makes tens of thousands of dollars for doing it,” Gosselin told Vieira. “This has become a business for them. It’s a huge source of income for them to do this. It’s almost too hurtful for words. This is a brother I was very, very close to.”
“My kids are wonderful, amazing, healthy, normal, developing kids,” she said. They even watch the shows they star in. “This is our life. It’s the most real reality show you’ll see,” “It is essentially home video for them. It is their favorite show to watch. They see Mommy and Daddy. I want them to see that each one of them was wanted and loved and cared for.”
“I just feel that is the best thing for them, to walk slowly through it,” Gosselin said. The benefit of the couple’s separation, she added, is that the marital fighting is over. “There’s more peace in the house. It’s happier that way.”
About Jon’s view of the marriage break-up, Kate says “Clearly, we have totally different takes on what happened.”
“Nobody’s perfect. I was not perfect. Obviously, it takes two,” “I don’t know, to be honest, what would I go back and change. It’s hard to say.”
Details of the couple’s marital problems continue to come out. On Aug. 6, in an exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly, Jon said that the marriage had come to a practical end in October, when Kate told him it was over.
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