. 1 / 2

With rumors that "Dancing With The Stars" hopeful Kate Gosselin has been difficult, "The Bachelor"'s Jake Pavelka has nothing but kind words for the mother of eight.

"Just met Kate Gosselin," he recently tweeted. "Super nice! I'm impressed the negative media hasn't affected her spirit."

"Kate's a great person," he wrote. "I was really happy to see her having fun with Tony, her dance partner."

And just minutes ago, Pavelka tweeted, "6.5 hours before showtime, and I'm already in hair and makeup" and that "There will be surprise guests with me tonight cheering me on."

"Dancing With The Stars" premieres tonight on ABC.

Related stories: Jake Pavelka's 'Dancing with the Stars'' Secret Weapon 

 Celebs Make Their 'Dancing with the Stars' Debut Tonight