With The Meatball suing her for primary custody of their eight kids, Kate Gosselin has once again found herself defending her parenting ability. The jazzy mom hit up the Today Show this morning to talk with mah gurl Meredith Vieira about why she’s actually the one who’s doing everything she can to support the fam:
“I’ve got to work harder now than ever because I am a single mom. In my heart I’m always in my kitchen, baking and cooking for my kids, and I’ll always be there. It’s a struggle to be here [in New York], to be anywhere. The emotion that you see is because I would rather be at home with them. I have to work. I have to provide for them. And it’s a struggle that every working mom, especially single moms, go through, and I’m really feeling it now, and it’s really hard. If I had 24 hours a day seven days a week with eight kids, it wouldn’t be enough time in my book. So, to minus out the working days is really hard. But I make the most of every minute I have with them … When I’m home, we make those little spots of time really big in our memories.”
OK, so bear with me: I think that she’s not wrong. Yes, she spends the majority of her time right now across the country from her kids while she’s filming a reality show. And yes, she has many luxuries that most single mom’s don’t. And sure, if she “really really wanted to” she could go get a job at WalMart or some receptionist gig or whatever would be more low-profile. But that’s not where her life’s at. She’s living a celebrity life right now and she’d be a fool not to cash in on that. If her broke-ass husband is never going to get his shit together (and you know that’s true), then she better be making stacks right now. She has eight kids to put though therapy AND college.
My instinct is to bash the woman because only a thickheaded monster would have ever put themselves in this position in the first place, but at the same time, it seems like she’s making attempting to make the best of what is probably a gross life to live. Jon’s just a hater, you know?