Sep. 12, 2011 at 9:51 AM ET
Kate, her eight, plus another TV show? It could happen.
Kate Gosselin’s ex-husband and former reality TV co-star, Jon, recently expressed his relief when he learned that TLC wouldn’t renew “Kate Plus 8.” According to the dad of multiples, the end of the show meant a beginning of privacy and “proper attention” for his kids. But as Kate herself pointed out during a Monday morning appearance on TODAY, Jon just might be celebrating the end of his kids’ TV time too soon.
Kate revealed that she’s currently feeling a combination of sadness and fear as the final episode of “Kate Plus 8” approaches, but she’s already prepared to look ahead, no matter what her ex thinks.
“There is sadness, because it’s the end of an era,” Kate explained to TODAY host Matt Lauer. “I feel sad for my kids because of all of the opportunities that they’re now questioning. … I feel sad for fans, because they’re devastated. They’re saying, you know, you’re the neighbor moving far away and we won’t see you again. But there’s also fear because this has been, although maybe not my career, it has been the start essentially of my career and my job and the way I’ve been providing for my kids for six years. And so you know, it is a little scary.”
In a recent interview with RumorFix, Jon offered Kate some roundabout advice. “Things will work out the way they should work out," he said. "Obviously, there are families out there that have several kids — people work normal jobs, and things work out.”
But that’s a sentiment Kate doesn’t share.
“Well, it’s a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids, and working a regular job,” Kate said. “But I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities, not unlike every parent. I think to be a good parent is to work as hard as you can and give them the best opportunities in life, and this has provided that.”
“This” being television, which Kate admits she hopes will continue to be a part of her life.
“I think at this point, the best opportunity for all of us would be me continuing on TV as a way to provide for my kids,” she stated. “Something that’s exciting and challenging for me has been TV, and I wouldn’t be opposed to it.”
Something else she wouldn’t be opposed to is sharing the small screen with her children once more.
“You know, if the right thing came along, I think we are all still in (agreement) with it,” she said, adding, “I’m sure you will see my kids again at some point.”
The final episode of “Kate Plus 8” airs tonight on TLC at 9 p.m. ET.
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