04:14 PM EDT 08/29/2016
Jon & Kate Plus Eight
Originally posted 08/25/2016 09:00AM
In 2009, Kate and Jon Gosselin's very public marriage crumbled, the pair victims of public scrutiny and tabloid rumors that grew alongside the success of their TLC reality TV series, Jon & Kate Plus 8.
The relationship's dissolution was still a shock to Kate, who tells PEOPLE in this week's issue that her ex-husband transformed suddenly.
"I really would have thought he'd have been here for the long haul," Kate says. "The weirdest thing is that overnight he became a different person."
Originally posted 08/25/2016 08:10AM
Kate Gosselin already has one big, bustling brood – but beyond the next decade, it could potentially double in size.
In this week's issue of PEOPLE, the Kate Plus 8 matriarch opens up about life with her 15-year-old twins Mady and Cara and her 12-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Leah and Joel – and how she envisions her future as a grandmother.
Originally posted 08/31/2014 11:00AM
Look at the school daze in those Gosselin faces!
Originally posted 08/18/2014 07:15PM
Kate Gosselin hasn't finished up her run on TLC just yet.
The cable network has ordered more installments of Kate Plus 8 to air in December.
TLC says the cameras will follow Gosselin and her brood as they travel to Boston and explore the New England area as part of their family vacation.
Viewers will also be treated to the Gosselin kids' final days of summer as their mom prepares for another year of school. Cara and Mady will enter eighth grade, while the sextuplets – Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel – will go into the fourth grade.
Originally posted 06/18/2014 01:40PM
Raising eight children can be a circus – a comparison Kate Gosselin took to heart to celebrate her sextuplets' birthday.
Dressed as a clown for her kids' big day, Gosselin threw a carnival-themed bash for the youngest in her very busy brood: Aaden, Collin, Joel, Leah, Alexis and Hannah. The sextuplets turned 10 years old on May 10, and TLC captured all the fun for the family's two-part return to reality TV.
Originally posted 11/19/2009 12:00AM
With all that's happened between Jon and Kate Gosselin in recent months (we'll spare you the recap), it's hard to believe that what actually got them their TLC show and won them so many fans were their kids. Mady, Cara, Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah have always been the comic relief of Jon & Kate Plus 8. Whether their parents were stressing out about being stuck on a plane with eight screaming kids or coming together for a 5th birthday party when they'd rather be apart, the twins and their six little siblings have always been the best reason to watch the show. Monday marks the series finale and the last time we'll see fresh footage of the kids for a while (or forever if Jon gets his way). Here are some of the Gosselin kids' cutest moments -- including smiles, spills, kisses and cuddles -- from five seasons of Jon & Kate Plus 8. --Aaron Parsley
Originally posted 08/18/2009 10:10AM
He brings the twins to a local amusement park, while she visits a battleship with the boys
Originally posted 08/12/2009 09:30AM
The high-profile divorcée-to-be keeps on her band for her kids' sake – should she?
Originally posted 05/01/2009 02:25PM
Jon Gosselin's pals have spoken – and insist that reports labeling the reality star a cad who is stepping out on his wife Kate not the least bit accurate.
Pat Fagan, a bouncer at Legends Lounge, calls Jon's recent night away from home completely innocent – even though he did show up with a woman who was not his wife.
"They seemed like casual friends," says Fagan. "There was no romantic anything. They weren't gazing into each other eyes."
Originally posted 10/29/2008 10:00AM
Kate Gosselin is no stranger to large meals. With 8-year-old twins and 4-year-old sextuplets, the star of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 is used to cooking for 10. Come the holidays, Gosselin will outdo even herself.
"I just love Thanksgiving and Christmas. I feel like Thanksgiving is all about looking at our blessings, being together as a family," Gosselin tells PEOPLE as she signs copies of her Multiple Blessings book at Kmart Monday.
And it's a big family! On the eve of Thanksgiving, Gosselin can be found in her kitchen preparing for at least 15 additional guests.
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