“Kate was holed up in a major suite and waited on like she was the queen of England. Now, she is looking for any way to get back to LA for good.” – A friend tells In Touch.
Kate Gosselin burst into tears after being voted off of Dancing With the Stars on April 20, but it wasn’t simply because she’ll miss the ballroom — according to a friend of hers, she was mostly upset about returning to her humdrum life back home with her eight young children. “Now that she is not on the show, she doesn’t have a reason to stay in LA, and that’s why she broke down,” her friend says. “Even though she complained about it, she loved commuting back and forth to Hollywood.” Kate was definitely acting like she wasn’t ready to come home. She and the kids breezed into town on April 22, but within 20 minutes of arriving, Kate was whisked off to New York in a limo without them. And even though the 35-year-old eventually returned to Reading, Pa., Kate spent most of her time there alone, pampering herself. “Kate doesn’t believe that she has to compromise the things she wants to do just because she has kids,” says another source. “When she got home, she went right back to focusing on herself. Now, Kate is still thinking about her career.”
Kate’s reality in Pennsylvania is as far from the glamorous life in Beverly Hills as possible, her friend explains, noting that once she got a taste of LA, she quickly grew accustomed to her 24-hour personal butler and other luxurious perks at LA’s posh Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. “Kate was holed up in a major suite and waited on like she was the queen of England. Now, she is looking for any way to get back to LA for good.”