Jon and Kate Gosselin‘s bitter divorce played out on TV and in the tabloids, but after years of arguing, it seems that they’ve been able to make peace Now, the single mom and Kate Plus 8 star says that things are much better between the two of them. Perhaps time does heal all wounds!
“It’s just naturally gotten more peaceful, which is good,” Kate, 36, tells People. “He’s working now, which is great. He has somewhere else to put his attention, which is good.”
And though the two still have “very different” parenting styles when it comes to their children, 10-year-old twins Mady and Cara, and the sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel, who recently turned 7, the mom-of-eight says that whatever Jon is doing, appears to be working.
“The kids enjoy spending time with him,” Kate explains. “They wish he would see them more, but as long as they come home happy — and more or less they do — I’m okay with that, so that’s good.”
As for Kate’s love life, the reality TV star says that she’s finally able to start considering the possibility, which is a step in the right direction. She’s also clear about what she’s looking for in a man:
“I want somebody who is older, at least in their 40s. I can’t be bothered with these little boys,” says Kate. “It would be really great to find somebody in real life who can handle the stress around here and who can love my kids the way I do. I want someone who is strong and smart and driven. I think those are the best qualities.
I’m at the point where I’m like, ‘Okay, there’s got to be somebody out there who would work,’” she adds. “If it’s meant to be, it’ll be. And f not, then whatever. I’m happy as I am.”
A new season of Kate Plus 8 returns Monday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.