04:14 PM EDT 08/29/2016
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 08/24/2016 08:00AM
Kate Gosselin and her kids open up about how finding reality TV fame more than 10 years ago changed their lives forever. Subscribe now for an inside look at how they've overcome setbacks and remain hopeful for the future, only in PEOPLE!
Kate Plus Date! Kate Gosselin Tells Blind Date That the Man Wooing Her (and Her Eight Kids) Has to Be 'Tough'
Originally posted 01/19/2016 12:00PM
In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's Kate Plus 8, Gosselin goes on a blind date, but she isn't shy about telling him exactly what she demands in a suitor.
"I do know that the person that comes around and sticks around – like if you are willing to take on eight kids, you have to be pretty darn tough, like, from the get-go," the 40-year-old mom of twins and sextuplets tells her date over dinner.
"I think that in itself will be the ready-made test."
Originally posted 11/11/2015 10:00AM
"Since being divorced, I can't even really say I'm in the world of dating because I don't get it," Gosselin says in an exclusive sneak peek clip at the TLC hit's upcoming premiere.
But that didn't stop the success of her very first blind date.
Kate Plus 8 Sneak Peek: Kate Gosselin Embraces 'Chilling Out' While Planning the Sextuplets' 11th Birthday Party (VIDEO)
Originally posted 06/30/2015 09:30AM
On last week's Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin marked her big 4-0, now she's turning her attention toward the sextuplets as they celebrate their 11th birthday. (Yes, you read that right: Alexis, Aaden, Leah, Colin, Hannah and Joel are 11 – and we're all very, very old.)
In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's episode Kate says one of the benefits of age is that she doesn't sweat the small stuff anymore: "I am relaxing, chilling out. And I can tell that about myself. I kind of laugh at myself," she says.
"Things that used to really send me over the edge, now I'm just like, 'Hey, whatever.' I just can't be spending my energy on the meltdown of the century every time something little happens."
Originally posted 06/23/2015 09:00AM
"I want people to stop asking me if I'm dating," the Kate Plus 8 star says decisively. "I would like that to end."
Five years after a painful and very public divorce, Kate says the dating question offends her most because it's "a reminder that here I am, it's just me."
Originally posted 01/15/2015 06:10PM
More than five years since her divorce from Jon, Kate Gosselin says she would like to remarry – and her children want their mom to walk down the aisle again, too.
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.
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