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    >>> we are back at 7:42. now to the latest drama involving jon and kate gosselin. with rumors flying about their personal lives, both reality stars are now speaking out. "today" national correspondent natalie morales has the very latest. natalie , good morning.

    >> good morning, meredith. no matter what they do, jon and kate can't seem to stay out of the spotlight. i had a rare opportunity to sit down with kate for a special one-hour program that airs tonight on tlc. no topics were off-limits and kate was brutally honest. who do you have on your side now?

    >> a very, very small group of people.

    >> reporter: wherever she goes, cameras seem to follow. while there are crowds and kids around her constantly, right now kate gosselin seems like someone who is very much alone.

    >> when you look around and very close, trusted people who you would swear on your life would never, ever, ever, you know, cash you in, for lack of better words, and those people do that, and people leave your house and tell completely different stories, you tend not to trust people.

    >> reporter: it's been a very messy road for the john and " kate plus 8 " star since the two announced their divorce in june. the pair are tabloid staples from fighting over their shared bank account --

    >> he took $230,000 of the $231,000 that we have liquid.

    >> reporter: -- to allegations of infidelity, to jon 's public escapades with new girlfriend haley glassman. he says's he no you remorseful.

    >> i do apologize to kate . i'm sorry for doing the things that i did and i do ask for her forgiveness.

    >> reporter: in the latest twist, gosselin spoke out last night at a new york city synagogue, alongside a celebrity rabbi who was once michael jackson 's spiritual advisor and is now helping counsel the reality star.

    >> it is hard for a man to stay home for two years and change diapers an make meals and deal with like doctors appointments and all the stuff that you expect your wife to do.

    >> reporter: he also dispelled rumors he's split from haley glassman.

    >> we've decided to not take a break, but slow things down.

    >> reporter: as the whole drama plays out publicly, it is taking its toll on kate . how is this affecting you all that we don't see?

    >> i'm awake in the middle of the night thinking, am i making the best decision.

    >> ready, set -- go!

    >> reporter: while kate tries moving forward with her life raising her eight kids, i asked her to look back to her own childhood.

    >> i'm famous for telling my mom growing up my whole life, mom, five kids is way too many. there's just -- you lose something in the details. and --

    >> ironic.

    >> -- she ironically reminded me when i ended up with eight kids, do you remember what you always told me?

    >> it is a very rocky period for kate right now but she's very strong woman and is focusing on the future and trying to deal with the stress as best she can.

    >> i imagine the divorce is see specially hard on her.

    >> she says some of the kids are showing signs of stress, behavioral changes, becoming more introverted and shy. but she says she's looking forward to 2010 . the divorce is expected to be finalized by the end of the year and she hopes to make a new start in the new year.

    >> the tabloids had a field day with her and these rumors about infidelity. did she address them at all, her own infidelity?

    >> she did. she says the rumors between her and her bodyguard having this alleged affair. she says that's just an outrageous claim that her bodyguard and his family are among her very few people that she trusts in her circle of friends . she says the fact that jon was the one who made those stories public, he was the one who took those stories to the tabloids, that's what made her most angry in all of this.

    >> is the show now done?

    >> it is in a hiatus right now. there's talks about whether it will become "" kate plus 8 ,"" but of course this is all still up before the courts right now because jon right now is making allegations that this is harmful to the children. kate says the show's absolutely not harmful to the children. so it's for now on hold. but the hope is that they'll be able to continue in some way once this goes before the courts.

    >> you get the impression, i had the opportunity to interview kate as well a couple of times, she's a tough lady but the emotions right there on the surface.

    >> and for her children as well. it is a hard time .

    >> natalie , thanks very much. you can see natalie 's entire interview on " kate her story," tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central on tlc.

    >>> former child star jodie sweetin ,

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TODAY contributor
updated 11/2/2009 9:13:01 AM ET 2009-11-02T14:13:01

The stress of a very public divorce played out in the tabloid press is starting to take a toll not only on Kate Gosselin, but also on her eight children.

The revelation came during an often emotional interview Gosselin gave to TODAY’s Natalie Morales for a one-hour special, “Kate: Her Story,” that will air Monday night on TLC. Morales shared excerpts from the interview and her own observations Monday on TODAY.

“She said some of the kids are starting to show signs of stress and behavioral changes,” Morales told TODAY co-anchor Meredith Vieira.

‘You tend not to trust’
Morales said that Gosselin said that she has become more isolated and alone since the breakup, as people she once trusted have rushed to cash in on the stories they’ve peddled to the tabloid media.

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“You look around and very close, trusted people who you swear on your life would never ever, ever cash you in, for lack of better words, and those people do that,” Gosselin told Morales. “When people leave your house and tell completely different stories, you tend not to trust people.”

Morales asked, “Who do you have on your side now?”

“A very, very small group of people,” Gosselin replied.

“How is this affecting you all that we don't see?” Morales asked.

“I’m awake in the middle of the night thinking, ‘Am I making the best decision?’ ” Gosselin said, brushing away tears from emotions that are still raw.

Jon apologizes
A major source of stress has been her estranged husband, Jon Gosselin. After making hurtful personal comments about Kate, Jon also blocked the filming of a planned “Kate Plus 8” show on TLC and withdrew $230,000 of the $231,000 they had in a joint account meant to pay the mortgage and household expenses.

TODAY
Jon has been very public about his romance with 22-year-old Hailey Glassman.

Jon also seemed to flaunt his affairs, and took up with his new, 22-year-old girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, in a very public way.

But Sunday night, Jon sat down with the cameras rolling in a New York City synagogue with celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who was once Michael Jackson’s spiritual adviser.

Dressed in a dark suit and without his diamond ear studs, Jon appeared remorseful for hurting Kate.

“I do apologize to Kate,” he told the rabbi. “I am sorry for doing the things that I did, and I do ask for her forgiveness ... I have to be accountable for my actions.”

As an explanation for what caused him to act the way he did, Jon said, “It’s hard for a man to stay home for two years and change diapers and make meals and deal with doctor’s appointments and all the stuff that you expect your wife to do.”

Five too many?
Jon denied rumors that he’s split with Glassman, but he did admit they’ve decided to turn the heat down on their romance. “We’ve decided not to take a break, but to just slow things down,” Jon told Boteach.

TODAY
Jon apologized to Kate in public Sunday night in a New York City synagogue.
Kate managed to laugh at herself when she told a story about growing up in a house with four siblings.

“I’m famous for telling my mom growing up, ‘Mom, five kids is too many, you lose something in the details,’ ” she told Morales.

“Ironic,” Morales said.

“Ironic, yes, and she reminded me of that when I ended up with eight kids and she said, ‘Do you remember what you always told me?’ ”

Clearly, Kate Gosselin remembers.

“Kate: Her Story” airs Monday night at 9 p.m. (ET) on TLC.

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