Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin

Reality Star

Katie Irene "Kate" Gosselin is an American television personality. She appeared on the U.S. reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8, in which she and Jon Gosselin were profiled as they raised their atypical family of sextuplets and twins.

Full Name
Katie Irene Gosselin
Mar 28, 1975
5' 3.6"
Net Worth


Kate Gosselin was born on March 28, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a reality television star and the mother of eight children. After graduating from high school, Kate attended Penn State University, where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. In 1998, she married Jon Gosselin and two years later they welcomed their first set of sextuplets; Aaden, Collin, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah. The couple had two more children in 2004; twins Mady and Cara.

In 2007, the family was cast in their own show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” which aired on TLC for five seasons until 2009 when the show was canceled due to marital problems between Jon and Kate. Following her divorce from Jon, Kate continued to appear on reality TV shows such as “Celebrity Wife Swap” and “Kate Plus 8”. 

In addition to her television career, Kate also authored several books including “Multiple Blessings” and “Eight Little Faces”. She has been an advocate for special needs children since 2009 when one of her sextuplets was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She is also involved in charities such as Autism Speaks and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kate Gosselin is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 28, 1975, Kate Gosselin is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Gosselins Appear on Discovery Health Channel</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kate and her husband Jon appear on the Discovery Health Channel’s show “Surviving Sextuplets and Twins.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" Airs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The family moves to their own reality show on TLC called “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” The show follows the lives of the couple and their sextuplets and twins.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jon & Kate Divorce</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jon and Kate divorce after 10 years of marriage due to allegations of cheating.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kate Plus 8 Airs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The show is renamed “Kate Plus 8” and focuses on her life as a single mother raising eight children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins "Dancing With the Stars"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kate competes in season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars” and is eliminated in the fifth week.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kate Plus Date Premieres</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">A new TLC series premieres, “Kate Plus Date”, which follows her search for love.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kate Gosselin is an inspiration to many. She has faced adversity head on, and her resilience and determination to rise above it all is something we can all admire. </p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Caring Mom</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kate Gosselin is a loving and caring mom to her eight children. She is always putting their needs first and doing whatever she can to ensure they have the best lives possible.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She stands up for what she believes in</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kate Gosselin is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, no matter how unpopular her opinions may be. This courage and strength of character makes her an admirable role model for many.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Star Of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kate Gosselin rose to fame in 2007 with her family's reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8," which followed her and her then-husband Jon as they navigated life with their eight children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Self-Proclaimed Coupon Queen</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kate is a self-proclaimed coupon queen and has been known to spend hours searching for the best deals so she can save money on groceries and household items.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Former Nurse</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before she appeared on television, Kate was a registered nurse. She worked at Reading Hospital in Pennsylvania for several years before leaving to focus on raising her children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Ran a Marathon in 2009</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2009, Kate ran the St. Jude’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon in Tennessee with a time of 5:33:06.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Wrote 3 Books</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kate has written three books: Multiple Bles8ings (2008), Eight Little Faces (2010) and I Just Want You To Know (2011).</p></div>


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