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There is a great deal of speculation about Kate Gosselin's relationship with her parents. Add your contribution to the Discussion section and a supervisor will review it.

According to Kate Gosselin's twitter feed her family does support her, but she keeps them protected from the paparazzi.


With the exception of Kate Gosselin, the family has been very private about their relationship.

Despite all the speculation below, Kate's mom has been posting support for her daughter on Facebook and blogs. Allegedly, Mom of KT is Kate's mom, and she maintains support for Kate from a distance.

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Where are Jon and Kate Gosselins parents?

Answer Jon's father is deceased. His mom is remarried. According to Jon she has moved far away and isn't able to be in the children's immediate life.. Kates parents are "Out of the picture". Lets just say its personal.. Kate's father has his Masters Degree in Education. He is a Teacher, a Minister, owns a large Campground, was in local government and they just built a large beautiful house. Due to various reasons unknown to the viewers they are not around.. Kate is not estranged from her parents. She stated in an episode of Jon and Kate Plus Eight that they simply don't live in the same neighborhood and just because you don't see them on the show, they still participate in the lives of all 8 Gosselin Children.. Another Answer The Kreider's are living in Hershey, PA (supposedly disowned by Kate). Jon's father, Mr. Gosselin died when the twins were 2. Mrs. Gosselin (now remarried) still lives in Wyomissing, PA. She and her new husband don't have much at all to do with the kids.

Where are Kate Gosselins parents?

They just don't choose to be involved. They don't want to be in the spotlight

Are Kate gosselins parents alive?

Yes, Kate Gosselins are alive and well and live in central Pennsylvania.. Yes. Kate's parents are both still alive and living in the same part of Pennsylvania as the Gosselins.

How tall is Kate Gosselin?

Kate Gosselin says she is "5 ft 6.5 inches... WITHOUT heels, which is extremely rare, I must say!: Chickipedia.com has her listed as 5'4" - which is wrong!

Who is Kate Gosselin?

Kate Gosselin a reality television personality known for showsfeatureing her family in "Kate Plus 8" and "Jon and Kate Plus 8' -as well as numerous interviews and tabloid covers. See related links.

Does Kate Gosselin have brothers or sisters?

Kate Gosselin grew up in a family of 5 children. She has three sisters, Christen, Kendra and Clairissa, and a brother, Kevin.. Clairissa Kreider is Kate sister's maiden name. Her married name is Clairissa Mertz. She and her husband, Rob, live in Lancaster County with their one young son. . Kate has 2 older sisters named Kendra and Christen, and a younger sister Clairissa. . Kevin is married to Jodi and they have 4 children.

Why is Jon gosselin estranged from his parents?

Jon Gosselin is not estranged from his parents. His mother appeared on several episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8, including "Sextuplets Turn 3!". The children refer to her as "Gammy".. Jon's father passed away when the sextuplets were 2, according to the book Multiple Blessings.

What are opinions of Jon and Kate Gosselin?

Kate Gosselin According to professionals that organize events where Kate Gosselinhas appeared. Gosselin is far from the ordinary mom she waspresented as on her reality show. There are reports and opinionsabout Kate Gosselin from all sides... and by all reports, [Kate]Gosselin's reputation for being disrespectful, ill mannered andunkind is well deserved and behind the scenes continues the samebehavior seen on camera." Derek Hough, one of the professional dancers on Dancing with theStars defends Kate. He was quoted in US Weekly. "If anyone is allowed to be stressed, it's Kate," he tells Us . "She is so out of her element. She can act any way shewants, in my book." Fans report generally positive experiences (cute shoes, funnyanecdotes, heartwarming stories) from early in Kate Gosselins famechasing career. See The View backstage video from March 17, 2010under related links where Phil Getty the producer of The View saysthat he believes that much of the way Kate was seen was due to whoshe was married too. Like many people in media production, theyappear to egg Kate on and support her mean-spirited humor and jabsat former husband Jon Gosselin. See the article Kate Gosselin could learn parenting lessonsherself under Related Links . In this article, the organizerof the Detroit Women's Show reflects upon her experience hostingMs. Gosselin as a special event speaker. Apparently Gosselin washaughty, self-important, and rude to the staff and attendees at theshow. A commentator from the area where the Gosselin's live says theGosselin 'train wreck" was no surprise to anyone living in thearea. Not only were the Gosselins bad neighbors, their conflict waspainfully clear to anyone who had contact with the couple. See the article Jon & Kate... Too Late? under relatedlinks. At a charity event for the Heritage Foundation, Kate managed to useup resources for the cash strapped charity and snub other stars atthe event. See the article Kate Gosselin on Ice: A True Diva Show under Related Links for this answer. Jon Gosselin As the father of two sets of multiples, Jon Gosselin entered themedia spotlight when the family reality show 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'was broadcast. At some point, Jon made his disenchantment with reality televisionclear. A divorce from Kate Gosselin quickly followed. For a briefperiod, Jon became known for various pictures with fans that wereleaked to the media and a series of ill-fated relationships withpersonalities more interested in celebrity than in helping Jonthrough his divorce transition. This episode quickly ended, now Jonchooses to live a private life, working a full time job andspending quiet time with a long time girlfriend. Add your answer to the discussion, and a WA Supervisor willmerge it into the answer. . Kate is very sweet and charming in person, she is not asmean-spirited in real life as she is portrayed on Jon and Kate plus8.\ . Kate's opinion is kind of simple, she's a neat freak, but atthe same time a loving mother who has time for all of her kids. Jonis quiet but just as loving. They sometimes have different opinionson parenting, but always work it out.In my opinion, she's alwaysbitching about something. Especially towards her husband Jon. . She just need to learn, how to relax and be patient.It dependson the person. Some people LOVE Kate and Some people HATE KateIpersonally like herI ABSOLUTELY LIKE HER . . She is so awesome! . Kate is mentally unbalanced. . Kate is orneryKate is a divaI don't think the whole Joncheating on Kate would be such a big deal if they were notfamous. . it's like Jamie Lynn Spears. A lot of girls get pregnant and alot of guys cheat on their wife. It's horrible-but true. . I don't think Kate is a good mother. I think that to her moneyis the first thing on her mind next would be fame and then herchildren if she was a good mother then her kids would be first butthey aren't as it seems! . And I think that Jon should just take the kids and leave and ifshe is upset because of Jon not being there on her birthday wellshe should get over it because they have an open marriage as theysay so it shouldn't matter but that is just my thought so no she isnot a very good mother!I like Kate, but she is kind if controlling,and her kids don't really like her either. Jon is plain awesome,but quiet. . Kate has gone crazy with the fame and money she gets. The onlyreason she and Jon got divorced was because she couldn't handle notbeing better than everybody. They both said they would doeverything for the kids, but now they're making everything worsefor them!Kate is a great mom. . She has got caught up in fame and money, but she still focuseson her kids and realizes that they are most important. Jon is agood dad, he is not as caught up in fame and money as Kate is. Ilike them both, they are great parents. . I did like the show in the beginning - It was about the kidsand for the kids --- which you could understand - unfortunatelymoney and fame the root of all evil - has made it all about Kateand Jon... I really feel for the children --- It's time to turn thecameras off and do whats best for those children...I like them forthe most part. . I feel Kate is a little uptight, and Jon is a littleirresponsible, but i think that some people when they criticize theGosselin parents don't keep in mind the stress that raisingsextuplets and twins could bring. . I don't believe Kate is obsessed with money, she has to sendsix kids to college at one time, and she for sure has her kids bestinterests at heart. . I don't think either parent wanted a divorce, but it is betterfor the kids than for them to be fighting all the time. But you cansee how sad each, especially Kate is about not being able to bewith her kids all the time.

Do Jon and Kate Gosselin talk to their parents?

Due to various personal reasons Kate Gosselin does not do not talk to their immediate family. (However they may talk to them on the phone). Jon and Kate have said on various shows that due to many different reasons some of their family chooses not to be filmed. Jon's grandmother did appear on the sextuplets 3rd birthday party. His father is deceased. He died shortly after the tups were born. Kate's brother and one of her brothers-in-law have been on the show. Her brother-in-law appeared on the episode "Babies and Bedrooms 2" to help Jon finish the room. Her brother, Kevin, appeared numerous times to help out Kate and Jon.

What are opinions about if Kate Gosselin has OCD?

Opinions from WikiAnswerers . Well... you can look at this question two different ways... either you can think that Kate has OCD or that she just likes things to be clean and not live in a pigsty. . Kate has many children as you all know. With 8 growing kids and many toys the Gosselin house can get very messy and dirty very easily. Without Kate always telling the kids to pick up their things, and Kate not always cleaning the house then it could get very messy. She is just a mom that doesn't want her or her fafmily to live in a messy house. . So, you can continue to think that Kate has OCD, but she just wants things to stay clean and her kids to be as healthy as possible. . Kate does not have OCD. She has 8 kids, I would act the same way if I had 8 kids. Take care and God Bless! . Kate does have OCD. I think she has the germophobic kind of ocd.

Why does Kate Gosselin not speak to her parents?

Kate Gosselin has been estranged from her parents since shortly after the sextuplets were born.

Do Jon and Kate gosselin have sponsors?

Yes. If you watch the show you'll see it is all sponsored and one large product placement show.

Where does Kate Gosselin work?

Kate Gosselin used to work as a nurse but changed over to being a full time mom thanks to her family reality television shows. Currently she is a blogger for Coupon Cabin, sponsored by Rock n'Roll marathons and pursuing a continued media career in front of the cameras.

Do Jon and Kate Gosselin have parents who see them?

no, not really. Kate is against her parents and does not see them. Jon's dad is dead and his mom lives far away. Very sad.

Do Jon or Kate Gosselin smoke?

Jon smoked in High School, and continues to occasionally smoke. See related links. As far as we can tell, Kate does not smoke.

Does Kate Gosselin smoke?

Opinions from various Wiki.answerers: Kate is a non-smoker. **Actually in the September 13th, 2010 episode titled "A Rough Ride" Kate is seen in the background blowing smoke out of her mouth. It happens about 2 minutes and 30 seconds into the show. *** This is incorrect as the 'smoke' is actually a ripple on the material behind her and the rippling can be seen before and after.

What happened to Kate Gosselins Parents?

Not much is known about Kate Gosselin's parents other than they arealive and Kate does not have much of a relationship with them. Katealso has siblings.

Is Kate Gosselin estranged from her siblings?

There is no current information on the current state of Kate Gosselin's relationship with her siblings. However, based on the testimony that Kevin Kreider (her younger brother) offered regarding children in reality television.. and Kate's response that she thinks her brother's concern for children is motivated by greed (as she stated on the Joy Behar show) - is is safe to assume their relationship is strained at best.

Why is kate gosselin estranged from her siblings?

It supposedly all started when her church donated some baby stuff for the kids and she rejected it. She said she wanted all new, matching furniture and what they got were secondhand. Plus, one of her siblings used to be on the show and when TLC offered them a permanent role, she said no. From what I have read, it's because if there was any extra money to be made, she wanted it.

Why weren't Jon and Kate Gosselins parents at their vow renewal in Hawaii?

Well I can only answer for Jon's dad, he was not there because he's dead.

What is Kate Gosselin?

Kate Gosselin is a reality TV personality . She is a mother ofeight children and was featured in the reality shows "Kate Plus 8", "Jon and Kate Plus 8" plus appearances on Dancing With the Stars. Kate Plus 8 continues in production to highlight changes in Kate'sfamily as her kids grow up. Most of her shows focus on her organizational abilities and hercommitment to raising her children to be happy and healthy . Kate Gosselin is known for the controversy around her publicstatements and their disconnect from the families life documentedon film, photographs and from other people that have met her. This has inspired a lively group of fans and critics who havecreated their own phenomenon of stalking and harassing others thatdo not share their views.

Why did Kate Gosselin disown her parents?

There is no verified information on Kate Gosselin's relationship with her parents. It is unlikely she disowned her parends. One contributors opinion: She did not disown them she just feels like it does not matter who loves her kids or whether they are related to her or not.

Who are Kate kreider gosselins parents?

Kate Gosselin's parents are Kenton and Charlene Kreider. KateGosselin is most known for appearing on the reality show, Jon andKate Plus 8.

What is up with Kate Gosselin parents?

Kate's father is a minister. They often clashed in the past. The final straw that caused the divide between Kate and her parent's were the donations her Father's church offered when the sextuplets were born. Kate didn't want the mismatched secondhand cribs that were offered. She expected nicer new matching ones as a donation. The fight that resulted causes a rift between her and her parents..

Does Kate Gosselin ever see her parents?

According to Kate, her parents are not involved in her life because they "didn't know how to help them when the sextuplets were born". According to US Weekly one of the reasons was that Kate's father's church offered six cribs but they didn't match so Kate turned them down.

Will Kate Gosselin reconcile with her parents now that she and Jon are divorcing?

There's no evidence that Jon was the reason Kate has been estranged from her parents. In fact, most sources have cited Kate herself as the problem with her parents as well as with her brother Kevin and his wife Jodie...Therefore, there's no reason to assume that with her divorce from Jon, she'd reconcile with her parents.

Are Michael Jackson's parents estranged?

They are actually still married. They separated 35 years ago, when Katheryn found out about Joseph's outside child by Cheryle Terell. His daughter Joh' Vonnie and her daughter, lives with him in Las Vegas.

Why is jodi kreider estranged from kate?

TLC wanted to pay Jodi for being on the show. Kate stopped it. When somebody from the crew told Kevin and Jodi that TLC wanted to pay them and Kate wouldn't allow it, Kevin went to his sister's house and asked why. Kate clapped her hands in her brother's face and said, "Nobody makes money of our children except US." "WE ARE DONE!!" That was that and Jodi never saw those kids again. The coulsins never played again. Another loving adult ripped from those kids lives.

Why are Jon and Kate estranged from Jon's mother?

They are not emotionally estranged from her. In a February 2009 interview, Jon stated that he is on the phone with his mother on nearly a daily basis. She also lives in Pennsylvania, but not close enough to be involved in the daily lives of the family.

What is the story with Kate Gosselin and the Glassman parents?

The Glassman family performed Kate's tummy tuck surgery, which you can see in the Surviving Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later special. Recently, Jon Gosselin has been seen dating the daughter, Hailey Glassman.

Is Kate estranged from Bob and Beth Carson?

Bob and Beth Carson are estranged from Kate and her family. This isbecause Bob didn't want them to film in his home.

Will Kate Gosselin divorce Jon Gosselin?

Yes. Kate Gosselin filed for divorce June 22, 2009 and the divorce was finalized in December of the same year. In the final days of her family reality show 'Kate Plus 8" - Kate continued to tweet and talk about her failed marriage. Citing lack of respect, and many things that she and the kids had to go through - Kate continued to speak out about her ex-husband Jon. Twitter followers reacted with a combination of disgust and feminist fervor, prompting tweets calling Kate out on the over use of her ex as her target of choice. "@Truth_Teller201 Yeah. Acts like I aired ALL the garbage," Kate tweeted to one of her followers. "Has no idea the hell the kids and I have been thru. Not worth my time or energy." Here's the comment that started the Twitter war: "@kateplusmy8 The opposite of love is apathy. Hatred, bitterness,& anger are close cousins to love. Your feelings for Jon are still strong." Kate immediately responded: "@JensOpinion I'm afraid you got that one very wrong! Thanks for your opinion tho Lots u don't know about…." The Twitter follower went on to tell Kate it's apparent she's not over Jon - this enraged the reality star: "@JensOpinion U can have ur opinion but2state it w/o having all the facts(like I do)is inappropriate. If only u new what we've been thru!!!"

Does Kate Gosselin like the Kate Gosselin Wig?

Kate Gosselin thinks the wig was funny. She tweeted: @kathygriffin reminds me of the @Kateplusmy8 wig that I didn't manufacture but got many laughs from... I think u wore 1 to 'be' me once? lol about 7 hours ago One Wikianswerers opinion: She thinks it is funny...she owns one!

Will there be a show called 'Kate Gosselin'?

While TLC has announced they are working on a new show featuring Kate Gosselin in a variety of unusual job situations - the name of the new show has not yet been announced.

Where did Kate Gosselin get her mom8 shirt?

There is no information on where Kate Gosselin got her mom8 tshirt, but you can find mom-to-the-degree shirts on the Couture Moms website. See related links for a link to that site.

Where was Kate Gosselin speaking in 2010?

Kate Gosselin had a variety of interviews with E! and other mediachannels, with very limited public booked speaking engagements in2010.

When will Kate Gosselin start her show?

Kate Plus 8 will start airing on June 6, 2010. Filming started on April 29, 2010.

Does Kate Gosselin communicate with her parents and siblings or are they estranged?

There is no public information on the current state of the relations between Kate Gosselin her parents and siblings. Gosselin's parents and siblings have been for there for her and her growing family along the way: Helping raise money for her struggling family, rallying volunteer donations for much needed enhancements to their home during the time immediately after the birth of the sextuplets, helping out at their second home with various improvements and upkeep etc. There was a quote from early in the reality show days in which Gosselin stated that members of her family "did not know how to help" - but that was long ago.. things change. It is unlikely this reflects on the current family dynamic. Whether or not they communicate at this time is unknown.

Did Kate Gosselin have the children?

Yes, Kate Gosselin had all eight of her children. First twins and second sextuplets. Amazing, right?

Is Kate Gosselin currently pregnant?

No. Kate has repeatedly stated that she does not intend to get pregnant again, ever! If you follow Kate Gosselin's twitter account , you will see that she answers that question nearly every day.. and the answer is always the same. No no no!

Kate gosselin use clomid?

There is no information on exactly which drugs Kate Gosselin used for her fertility treatments. However, Clomid is one of the most common drugs used for fertility treatments.

What jewelry does Kate Gosselin wear?

Kate wears a variety of jewelry, including photo pieces by pink designs, or pieces made by her sister.

Does Kate Gosselin homeschool her kids?

Kate homeschools Alexis Faith and Collin Thomas Gosselin ( 2 of 6 of the sextuplets ) . Alexis & Collin were said to have been expelled from their private school for behavioral issues.

Who is a better parent Kate Gosselin or Jon Gosselin?

in my opinion kate Depending on how you view spanking, Kate or Jon could be the better parent. Kate is broadly known to have regularly used physical discipline with the toddlers for even minor infractions.

Did kate Gosselin have her breasts altered?

Kate has denied having them done but her chest shows evidence typical of someone who's had breast lifts and implants, such as unnatural-looking ridges around the edges of the breasts.

How can a family be on 'Twist of Kate' with Kate Gosselin?

'Twist of Kate" is not in production, so there is no way to be on the show with Kate Gosselin.

What does Kate Gosselin look like?

Kate Gosselin is 5 ft 6.5 inches with long blond hair and a runners build. If you want her hair color - you can have it too. According to Celebrity Colorist and Co-Owner of Ted Gibson Salon, Kate Gosselin hair color is courtesy of " INOA blonde-9.01 30vol-GORGE!"

Does Kate Gosselin have a brother?

Yes, she does. If you have seen some of the episodes "Uncle Kevin" is Kate's brother. Joel is also named after him.

Why is Kate Gosselin still on television?

Kate Gosselin is still on television because she continue to pursue jobs that put her in front of the camera. She has told interviewers she has a gift of gab and has floated multiple jobs that she would like to have in media. Talk show, new reality television show etc. Around the time of her divorce from Jon Gosselin she said " just because me and Jon are divorced doesn't mean i have to take my kids away from what they're used to."

What did Jon Gosselin do to Kate Gosselin?

This depends on what you mean by the meaning I think your talking about is cheating - that is a subject of great speculation.. Jon has maintained that he never cheated on kate Gosselin, and in emails with one of Jon's girlfriends Kate Gosselin has admitted the two were never involved until a year after Jon and Kate were broken up..