It looks like 2018 will be a rough year for Kate Gosselin. Kate Plus 8 only aired three episodes in 2017, and the reality of not having a steady TV paycheck is quickly sinking in. The mom-of-eight has always relied on TLC as a main source of income, but now that she’s been filming less, sources reveal to Life & Style that her money is running low.
“Kate no longer has the income she once had from the show,” an insider reveals. “The money is running out fast.” It isn’t cheap providing for 13-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah Joel and Leah and 17-year-old twins Cara and Mady.
“Private school alone costs about $150,000 a year,” the source notes. On top of that, the twins are heading to college soon. So how does Kate, 42, plan to pay for it all? Before TLC came calling, she was a registered nurse. But falling back on her old gig isn’t an option. “She’s let her nursing license lapse,” reveals the source. “And she hasn’t been a nurse in so long anyway.” That leaves her with an option she’s really not thrilled about: leaning on ex-husband Jon, 40, who works as an IT administrator and deejays at night.
“That’s Kate’s biggest fear,” the source says. “She dreads Jon will have more say and possibly even more custody which she’s fought nonstop to keep from him.”
On top of all of her money issues, Kate is also constantly coming under fire for the way she’s handling her son Collin’s whereabouts over the past year. Last August, Kate revealed that she had enrolled Collin into a program for special needs. But ever since Collin has been getting treatment, he’s been missing out on very big, important milestones in his life. He was visibly missing from the 13th birthday celebration over the summer, and Kate has yet to give fans an update on Collin.
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