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10/05/2009 at 09:00 AM EDT
is switching rings – at last.
The reality-show star, who went back to wearing the ring her estranged husband gave her after a brief break
this summer, is phasing out the last vestige of her union with Jon Gosselin.
"It's my Hawaii ring," Kate, 34, said on Monday morning's Today show
, indicating the ring she got when the couple renewed their vows in August 2008. "I'm changing them out. I'm switching them out."
She says that with the increasingly nasty turn
her divorce from Jon, 32, has taken, she's planning on wearing a new ring that has no association with Jon – an idea her kids support.
"We discussed a ring I might buy," she said. "It has eight little diamonds and a mother of pearl."