Kate Gosselin – who was chosen as one of Barbara Walters‘ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 – says her eight children aren’t doing so well now that they’re no longer in front of the cameras, US reports.
They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, ‘Where’s the camera crew? Where’s the camera crew? We miss them.'” Kate tells Barbara. “And I said, ‘Our show is over.’ …Eight sobbing kids driving home from school.”
In September, TLC announced that as of November 2, Jon Gosselin would no longer appear on Jon & Kate Plus 8 and that the program would be re-titled Kate Plus 8. But the plan took a turn after Jon objected to his kids appearing on TV, claiming that he had an “epiphany” that the show was exploiting his children.
Kate disagrees, explaining to Walters that Jon ended the show “because he could.”
Kate said that, “Unless you live in my house and, and see how everything that we have done with the show has been such a great experience, you can’t speak.” She added that her eight kids – 9-year-old twins Mady and Cara and 5-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin – “watch DVDs of our show and it’s family memories to them.”
When Walters asked Kate if she was scared, she nodded. “Yes, I don’t think I would be sane if I wasn’t,” she says. “I have a lot of responsibility.”
However, this isn’t the end of Kate’s TV career. Reportedly, she is slated to do a new talk show next spring. Still, she says she doesn’t consider herself a celebrity. Gosselin states to Walters she’s “a mom, first, always, foremost.”
Do you think the Gosselin kids are better off without a house full of cameras?