Kate Gosselin: TV Work Lets Me Provide for the Kids

04/14/2010 at 10:10 AM EDT



Kate Gosselin insists she's not adding fuel to the fire of ex-husband Jon's claim that she has no time for their eight kids – in fact, she sees her upcoming TV series Twist of Kate as a way of spending quality time with the children.

"I don't see another option," Kate said on Wednesday's Today show. "I have eight kids to provide for, and this is a great opportunity."


On the TLC summer series, Gosselin will be traveling the country to chronicle other women in problematic situations. The TV work, she says, is a means for her to earn the type of money she could not make were she to work as a nurse with "12 hour shifts, six days a week."



In that type of situation, she says, "I wouldn't see the kids anymore than I see them now. So this is an opportunity that I've grasped onto, and I'm enjoying what I'm doing."

Gosselin, who is promoting her new book, I Just Want You to Know, was also read a passage from the volume by Today's Meredith Vieira, who quoted Gosselin as writing, "Much of what I said to Jon [during the marriage] was unwarranted. I could have guarded my tongue better."

"In the heat of the moment I have a sharp tongue," Gosselin admitted to the interviewer. Looking back, there's a lot of people that I love that I probably spoke to inappropriately, and those are the people beside you who love you."

Now, she says, "I've really learned to watch what I say." to provide for, and this is a great opportunity."


See what other readers have to say about this story – or leave a comment of your own


Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters