Kate Gosselin: My Kids Are "Sobbing" Without the Cameras
Kate Gosselin says her eight children aren't doing so well now that they're no longer in front of the cameras.
"They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, 'Where's the camera crew? Where's the camera crew? We miss them.' And I said, 'Our show is over.' ... Eight sobbing kids driving home from school," Kate, 34, says on Barbara Walters' "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009," airing Wednesday on ABC.
The show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8," recently ended its two-year run.
In September, TLC made the shocking announcement that as of Nov. 2, Jon Gosselin would no longer appear on the reality series and that the program would be re-titled "Kate Plus 8."
But the plan got axed after Jon objected to his kids appearing on TV, claiming that he had an "epiphany" that the show was exploiting his children.
Kate disagrees, telling Walters that Jon ended the show "because he could."
Says Kate, "Unless you live in my house and, and see how everything that we have done with the show has been such a great experience, you can't speak."
To this day, her kids (9-year-old twins Mady and Cara and 5-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin) "watch DVDs of our show and it's family memories to them," she says.
Kate's days in front of the camera are far from over.
She is slated to do a new talk show next spring.
Still, she says she doesn't consider herself a star.
Gosselin tells Walters she's "a mom, first, always, foremost."
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