Jon and Kate Gosselin used to have a rule never to talk to the media about their children--until now.
Kate is finally firing back, days after reports that two of their Plus 8 had been expelled from their private school in Pennsylvania.
This is what she say...
"Two of my children, no, are being tutored at home, with a teacher who is working closely with our kindergarten teachers in school, doing the identical curriculum," Gosselin tells Entertainment Tonight in an interview airing tonight, claiming the kids weren't really booted from the school
However she did acknowledge that her and Jon's acrimonious divorce has been a factor in the youngsters acting out.
"The pressure was getting to them," Kate says. "You have the divorce anger mixed in with that."
However, she stresses, "the goal is to get them back into school as soon as possible."
For his part, Jon Gosselin has stuck to the former couple's previous agreement and maintained silence on the matter.
"Unlike Kate, Jon doesn't comment on family matters, he feels those are private," his rep exclusively tells E! News.
On a cheery pre-Thanksgiving note, Kate reveals that she and her ex have amicably ironed out who gets the children on what holiday.
"I will have the first half, he will have the second half, and, we just take it year by year and holiday by holiday," she says.
Kate also discusses the status of her TLC show Twist of Kate, which was supposed to debut this fall. The former Dancing With the Stars contestant confirmed it's still in the works despite reports to the contrary.
"We're sort of still trying to shape it [into] what it needs to be and what is going to be fun. So no, not canceled," she added.
Her latest Kate Plus 8 special premieres on TLC this Sunday.