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Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin is an American TV personality and Author. Kate Gosselin became famous after appearing in the US reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus where she along with Jon raised their atypical family of sextuplets and Twins.

Early Life and Childhood

Kate Gosselin is an American TV personality (47 years) who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on March 28, 1975. Her full name is Katie Irene Kreider. Her father’s name is Kenton Kreider and her mother’s name is Charlene Kreider. She has three sisters, Kendra, Christen, and Clairissa Kreider, and a brother Kevin Kreider.

There is no information about her religion and her Zodiac sign is Aries. Likewise, she completed her diploma in nursing from Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Personal Life and Marriage

Kate is single and divorced from Jon Gosselin. They met while she was working in the hospital at a picnic in 1997. Then after two years, they got married on June 12, 1999. Later, they knew that she was suffering from PCOS which was restricting her from pregnancy.

After the treatment, she gave birth to twins Cara and Madelyn. Again, in 2004 she was blessed with sextuplets with daughters Alexis, Leah, and Hannah and sons Joel, Collin, and Aaden. But out of seven one of the children did not survive.

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Caption: Kate Gosselin with Ex Jon Gosselin
(Sources: The Frisky)


She and her husband Jon announced on June 22, 2009, on an episode of the reality show that they were parting away. Nonetheless, the duo had met with Pennsylvania attorneys on the day that the episode was released to end plans for divorce rather than separation. The couple also said that their eight children will be in their Pennsylvania home, and they will move back and forth to assist with the custody agreement.

In separate interviews, the duo stated that the show would continue. However, on June 23, 2009, TLC announced that the show would be placed on hiatus effective immediately. According to TLC, they had moved the concentration away from the family and instead made a difference in the dynamic, as well as the production difficulties that had occurred because they were no longer living together.


On August 13, 2009, the duo had to call the police to the Gosselin family home in Wernersville, Pennsylvania after their verbal fight. She arrived at the home during her husband’s scheduled time with their children and was not approved for the babysitter he was using. However, no arrests were made and charges were not filed against either party.

However, the couple is now divorced. Their divorce was finalized on 18 December 2009. There are rumors that Kate dated Jeff Prescott and Steve Neild, which Kate denies. She was granted ownership of the family home and primary custody of the children.

As of November 2016, she has a controversial relationship with her ex-husband, which has often made headlines. The duo has again engaged in a battle over custody of the children, as her ex-husband plans to take her to court for joint physical and legal custody of them. However, she has full custody of the twins and sextuplets while he has visitation.

Professional Life

Kate worked as a labor and delivery nurse in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Then after giving birth to sextuplets they gained the attention of the media and got invited by NBC TV Network to feature the Gosselin family in ‘Home Delivery‘ a reality show in 2004.

Later, in 2005 they were featured in “Surviving Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later” which was endorsed by Discovery Communication on the TV channel Discovery Health on a One-hour special. Then from 2007-2017, they were featured in the Jon & Kate Plus 8 / Kate Plus reality series. In 2009 she filmed the talk show with Paula Deen but the show was not picked by the television network.

Then, in 2010 she featured as a contestant on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars. There she was heavily criticized for her dancing and was eliminated from the competition in the fifth round. Then the same year she got her show name Twist of Kate.


Then in 2013, the family was featured on Celebrity Wife Swap where she replaced Kendra Wilkinson in one episode. Similarly, they were featured in the two-hour special show Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10 in 2014, the same year featured on the Competitive reality series The Apprentice (U.S. season 14).

As an author, she has written books such as Multiple Blessing in 2008. The book debuted at number 5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list selling over 500,000 copies. The next year she released her second book, Eight Little Faces which was also listed on The New York Times Best Sellers list. After a successful career as an author, she released her third book name I Just Want You to Know in 2010 and Love is in The Mix in 2013.

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Caption: Kate Gosselin with children for Kate Plus 8 Shows
(Sources: TLC)


On March 19, 2014, it was reported that she along with her eight would return in a reunion special, scheduled to air in June.

She made her comeback on Kate Plus 8 for another season on January 13, 2015, on TLC. Season 5 premiered on November 22, 2016, on TLC, and a shortened season 6 (with only three episodes) started on July 10, 2017. Jon and Kate had a custody battle over two of their eight children, Collin and Hannah during Season 6. Therefore, they stopped filming the show.

In May 2019, TLC announced she returned to show Kate Plus 8 almost after two years with a new dating show called Kate Plus Date which premiered on June 10, 2019, on TLC.

As an Author

Besides reality star, Kate Gosselin has written three non-fiction books. Her first book was published in November 2008, titled: Multiple Blessings co-written with Jon Gosselin and Beth Carson. It peaked at number five on The New York Times Best Sellers list and sold over 500,000 copies by the end of 2009.

Likewise, she wrote her second book, Eight Little Faces. It was released in April 2009 and also peaked at number five on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Her third book, titled “I Just Want You To Know” was issued on April 13, 2010. This book sold over 10,000 copies in its first week and peaked at number 103 on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Kate Gosselin – Awards

Despite her popularity, Kate Gosselin hasn’t won any awards or nominations yet. But she could still win many awards shortly with her hard work and determination.


Kate Gosselin was involved in controversy after she called the police three times in a matter of five days accusing her ex Jon of being a drug dealer and having an inappropriate relationship with her daughter Hannah. Then Jon responded by saying that Kate will stop at nothing for what she wants even lying to the police.

There are other controversies around Kate that most of the tales about Gosselin’s book are copied from Bobbi McCaughey’s. She was rumored to have a plastic surgery breast enhancement surgery. Moreover, she was rumored to have a secret relationship with the married bodyguard Steve Neild and TLC tried to cover it.

Kate Gosselin – Body Measurements

Kate Gosselin has a height of 5 ft 4 inches (1.63m) and a weight of 60 kg (132 lbs). She also has green eyes as well as light brown hair color. Similarly, she has a chest-waist-hip body measurement of 37-28-36 inches.

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Caption: Kate Gosselin’s height
(Sources: WikiFeet)

Kate Gosselin – Net Worth 2023

Kate Gosselin has an estimated net worth of around $200,000. Her income is earned from her TV shows and selling books. She owned the 6000 sq ft house in Pennsylvania and there is no information about her cars. She seems to earn around $22,500 to $40,000 per show for her show. Most of her income goes for the college fees of her eight children.

Social Media

Likewise, Kate Gosselin is active on social media. Her Instagram account @Kateplusmy8 has more than 417https://biographymask.com/melody-rose-sterling/ k followers and her Twitter account @Kateplusmy8 has more than 242k followers. Moreover, her Facebook account has more than 22k followers.