- Terror on wheels
- Katie Irene Gosselin
- Elizabethtown Pennsylvania
- United States
- Taking up space
- Narcissistic Mean Spirited Rude Ungrateful
- Bitchy Over-critical Of Husband Snappy Unadventurous
Katie "Kate" Irene Gosselin is one of five children. She has three sisters and a brother. She was a nurse when she married Jon Gosselin on June 12, 1999.
The Gosselins' desire to start a family was met with infertility. Kate underwent medical testing and was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. The couple turned to fertility treatments and immediately began intrauterine insemination. In February 2000, Kate became pregnant with twins. On October 8, 2000, Cara Nicole and Madelyn "Mady" Kate Gosselin were born, six minutes apart.
They began thinking of having another child and, according to Kate, a biracial infant of a teenage girl became available to adopt while Kate was an obstetrics nurse. They decided not to adopt the baby, but instead returned to fertility treatment. In October 2003, Kate became pregnant again. Five weeks later, (after being hospitalized for over-stimulated ovaries) at the initial ultrasound, the doctor announced that there were six sacs with seven yolks (embryos). According to Kate, this was emotional news for them. The doctor suggested selective reduction, but the couple was strongly against it.
The sextuplets were born on May 10, 2004 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. All six children were delivered within a span of three minutes with more than fifty doctors, nurses, and other specialists involved. Since the sextuplets were born in Hershey, they were called "Hershey Kisses" by the nurses and doctors who delivered them. In late 2008, the family moved from their Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania home to a larger residence in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. She has since quit her career as a nurse to care full-time for her children.
Kate Gosselin has written two books, one called Multiple Bles8ings which was released November 1, 2008; it entered the list of New York Times best-sellers a week after its release. Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson co-authored the book; however it credits Jon as a co-author as well. The other, Eight Little Faces, will be released in April 2009.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Jon and Kate Plus 8 were released on DVD on July 16, 2008, distributed online only by Discovery. It was released to mass market on September 9, 2008 (October 21, 2008 in Canada), to be distributed by Genius. After this, TLC started selling Season 1 and Season 2 on separate DVDs. Season 3 was released in November 2008 by TLC and was available to the mass market on February 3, 2009. Season 4, Volume 1: The Wedding will be released on DVD, May 5, 2009 but will only contain episodes from the first half of the fourth season.
Discovery Health started filming the show in the form of two hour-long specials, then TLC continued the filming for a weekly series around Jan 1, 2007.
Jon & Kate Plus 8is filmed three days a week, with one day set aside for the interview sessions where Jon, Kate, and occasionally the children, discuss the events which take place in each episode. In the house that the family lived in before their move in late 2008, the "interview corner" was located in the basement, and was transformed from the playroom when needed. It was painted green, unlike the rest of the playroom. Between the specials and the series, permanent light fixtures were installed in the Gosselins' home to facilitate filming, and prevent the children from tripping over the wires and cables of temporary lighting. In their new house, the interview set was reproduced and constructed in an unfinished area of the basement. At the conclusion of season four's finale, Jon and Kate said they will be making a new set for season five.
Kate was busted for doing 15 mph over the posted 70 mph speed limit last Thursday she was fined $109.00 and has already paid it.
Kate Gosselin on the Web
Kate Gosselin: Flying Solo Shopping Spree | Celebrity-gossip.net Kate Gosselin out running errands in Reading, PA (January 5).
Kate Gosselin's Hectic Post-Holiday in Pennsylvania | Celebrity ... Kate Gosselin does a bit of post holiday shopping before picking up her eight kids from the school bus in West Reading, Pennsylvania.