"Mediocre" Life Not Enough for Kate Plus 8
Like many Americans these days, when her "job" was eliminated - in the form of Kate Plus 8 being cancelled - Kate Gosselin "freaked out," according to People magazine. However, losing the sweet TV gig that's afforded her and the brood vacations, cars, plastic surgery and a mansion doesn't mean she'll go back to her nursing profession. Her ex Jon Gosselin, who's a regular working stiff just like everyone else now, said he's "relieved" the show is over for the sake of his kids. Gosselin told RumorFix that his advice to his ex would be, "Reality TV is not a career. Get back to a normal life - a simple life. Provide for your family." Naturally, she wouldn't let that one go, telling Matt Lauer on the Today show, "It's a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job. I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities not unlike every parent. 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." And for the Gosselin kids, nothing but reality TV will do when trying to provide those opportunities. Kate later clarified her comment, tweeting, "2clarify re 'mediocre' - I meant this job is not a career acc 2 jon but tv is 4 me & is hard but will prov best opps 4 my kids vs nursing!" Translated: "I really like my lifestyle as is and don't feel like working my fingers to the bone." A (former) fan called her out, tweeting back, "So, because my husband and I aren't on tv constantly like @Kateplusmy8 , we're only providing a "mediocre" life for our daughter?" Touche. Kate replied with, "That's not wut I said @all. Was responding 2jons comment only re ME getting a 'normal' job- which would not work$ bc I hav 8!"