She’s embroiled in a public scandal involving her husband, Jon Gosselin, with another woman, and Kate Gosselin tells PEOPLE in its latest cover story that she and her spouse have been on the rocks for months.
“I don’t know that we’re in the same place anymore, that we want the same thing,” she says quietly. “I’ve been struggling with the question of ‘Who is this person?’ for a while. I remember where I was the first time I heard her name. It’s one of those things where you can try to make it go away, but there’s blaring, red flashing lights.”
Kate is referring to 23-year-old Deanna Hummel, whose brother later claimed she’d been having a months-long affair with Jon.
Kate, who once referred to Jon as “my balance, my strength and my stability” is now considering separation. “You can’t imagine yourself in a certain position when all this first happens, but you can do it over some months. It’s a lot like when I was first pregnant with the babies, and it was pure shock and denial. But over time I imagined six cribs in my house, and six car seats. When your mind is ready to go there, you can accept any number of scenarios.”
On a positive note Kate adds, “I will never give up hope that every member of our family can be absolutely happy again.”
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