Facts of Kate Gosselin
|Full Name||Katie Irene Gosselin|
|Birth Name||Katie Irene Gosselin|
|Other Name||Kate Gosselin|
|Profession||Reality Star, Nurse|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (German, Scottish, English)|
|Birth City||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Kenton Kreider|
|Spouse||Jonathan Gosselin (1999- 2009)|
|No Of Children||8|
|Date of Birth||March 28,1975|
Kate Gosselin, an American reality show star & the mother of 8, rose to fame after she appeared in the TLC hit-show Jon & Kate Plus 8 alongside her then-husband Jon Gosselin, twin daughters & sextuplets.
Also a registered nurse, Kate, after split with her spouse, began appearing alongside her 8 children in the re-named show Kate Plus 8 (2010- 2017) featuring her struggle for raising children.
Indeed, Gosselin's TV fame grabbed her massive fame & fortune, she owns the net worth of $500,000 as of May 2020.
How Much Kate Gosselin Earned From Reality Show?
Ever since, Kate released 2-hour specials: Surviving Sextuplets and Twins and One Year Later, the reality star gained huge attention & starred in the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 in 2007.
After 2 seasons distributed through Discovery Heath, the show was moved to TLC in 2009 & ran throughout Season 5.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gosselin owns the net worth of $200,000 currently & earned a salary of $250,000 per episode.
Also, through her venture in Dance With The Stars (DWTS), the 44-year-old pocketed a total of $500,000.
Moreover, during the on-going divorce procedure with her husband, Kate's show renamed Kate Plus 8 in 2010 & further, appeared on its 6 seasons; Season 6 concluded on July 24, 2017.
As for a fact, Kate's now-ex beau Jon astonishingly earned only $22,500 per episode as per The Richest.
In total, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 (Season 1-5) and Kate Plus 8 (Season 1-6) consists of 174 episodes.
Did you know? The Season 5 premiere of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' gained the most viewers record of 9.8 million.
Author Of Best Selling Books
Apart from being a reality star, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-born also got quite handy success as an author & have released 4 books.
Her debut book Multiple Blessings (released on November 1, 2008), written alongside Jon Gosselin and Beth Carson, became No. 5 The New York Times Best Sellers list. Reportedly, by 2009, the book sold 500,000 copies.
Well, the book Multiple Blessings is priced at $9.28 for the paperback in Amazon.
Thereafter, she consecutively released the other 2 books in April of 2009 & 2010; her book 'Eight Little Faces' became No. 5 in The New York Times Best Sellers while 'I Just Want You to Know' debuted at 103 after 10,000 sales.
On September 4, 2013, Kate Gosselin's 4th book 'Love Is in the Mix' was released.
Claims On Divorce Alimony: Nearly Left Ex-Husband Bankrupt
After 9 years of marriage, Kate and Jon announced their separation on the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 on June 22, 2009, & divorced later in December that year.
According to court documents, Jon Gosselin was ordered to pay $22,000-a-month in child support & even more, the ownership of their Wernersville, Pennsylvania house was handed solely to Kate Gosselin.
Moreover, already with legal trouble with TLC, Jon, the ex-husband of the reality star stated about $1.7 million lawyer fees for divorce & battle with TLC that left him bankrupt.
Where Does Kate Currently Live?
As reported, the American reality star & author lives in her house in Wernersville, Pennsylvania with her children- she got lone ownership on the property as a part of the divorce settlement.
She & her then-husband Jon had bought the 6,200-square-feet house featuring 5-bedrooms & 6 bathrooms for $1.2 million in 2008.
Well, her current residence is the primary location set for the shoot of the once a hit TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Online sources cite that, Kate formerly owned a house in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, bought in 2006 for a reported $280,000.
Later, they listed the property was placed in the market in March 2009, asking $325,000. However, the former duo unable to find a buyer went price-slashing for over 10 months & unloaded it for $258,000- a loss of $22,000 of the original purchase.
Areas of Expenses: Mostly Spends On Kids College Fund
Rather than expenses on luxury & costly attires, Kate Gosselin spends the majority of her earnings in her children's college funds & raising her children.
Reportedly, the reality star's twin daughters Cara and Mady are studying in different colleges in New York since August 2019.
Since her ex-spouse won custody over 2 of her sextuplets; Kate, as a single mother, currently accounts for huge bills for raising 6 children.
Relationship Story: Married Life, Divorce & Battle Of Child Custody
Born 3rd of 5 children, Kate Gosselin was once a married woman & currently is not engaged in any relationship. Previously, she was in a marital relationship with Jon Gosselin for 10 years.
After their encounter at a company picnic on October 5, 1997, the now-former duo soon began dating & exchanged vows on June 12, 1999.
Later, they welcomed twin daughters: Cara Nicole and Madelyn Kate on October 8, 2000. Reportedly, Kate's daughters were born prematurely at 35 weeks gestation.
Diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, Gosselin became pregnant through fertility treatment.
On May 10, 2004, she welcomed sextuplets: sons Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas & Joel Kevin, and daughters Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy and Leah Hope, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Reason For Divorce
After 6 months of announcing their split through their reality show, Kate and Jon divorced on December 18, 2009, with the court ruling in the favor of Kate- gained her custody of children & their primary home.
The cheating allegations on Jon is cited to be the reason for their divorce; Jon was seen with a 23-year-old Deanna Hummel leaving a bar together in April 2009.
However, the former duo in interviews stated their marriage was already in the rocks before cheating allegations.
Battle of Child Custody
In August 2017, the American author cum reality star had a dispute with her ex-husband over the custody of their sextuplets daughter Hannah. After Kate failed to justify her legal argument, Jon got custody of her daughter, Hannah.
Moreover, on October 24, 2018, Jon again filed for legal custody of son Collin, stating to release his son from the inpatient center. And after Kate & her attorney failed to appear in the court, the judge ruled favor in case of Jon on December 26, 2018.