Kate Gosselin (née Kreider) and ex-husband Jon Gosselin rose to fame when their hit reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, premiered in 2007. Now, her eight children are adults and Kate has largely stayed out of the spotlight. Even though she returned to TV in the Fox series Special ForcesWorld’s Toughest Test in January 2023, fans want to know what Kate’s life is like today.

What Was Kate Gosselin’s Last Reality Series?

Kate appeared on the first season of Fox’s reality series Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, which premiered on January 4. Kate and her fellow cast members were to accomplish similar training from the military’s real Special Forces unit selection process, including underwater exercises and even a tightrope walk. 

It was Kate’s first television appearance since she starred in Kate Plus Date, which only ran for one season in 2019. Unfortunately, her return to reality TV was short-lived as she left the show in the back of an ambulance 30 minutes into the debut episode after injuring her neck during a challenge where she had to jump backwards out of a helicopter into the ocean. “I don’t want to go home, don’t make me,” the Philadelphia native pleaded, but she likely wouldn’t have made it too far. In the previous challenge, Kate collapsed during a two-mile run.

Kate Gosselin Special Forces
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Where Does Kate Gosselin Live?

Following her split from Jon, Kate and four of her children relocated from their home in Pennsylvania to Troutman, North Carolina, due to financial “issues,” a source told In Touch

“Kate had been living a relatively normal life in Pennsylvania for years after her reality show fame began to fizzle out,” an insider previously told In Touch regarding TLC cutting ties with the former reality star. “Finances were always an issue, though. Kate had been living way above her means for years.”

Children Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah moved to the Tar Heel State with their mother, while Collin and Hannah, whom Jon gained custody of in 2018, remained in Pennsylvania with their father. The former couple’s eldest daughters, twins Mady and Cara, are living in New York after graduating from Syracuse University and Fordham University, respectively, in 2023.

In Touch confirmed that Kate and her children live in a one-story waterfront property that she purchased in April 2018. The home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a private pier and dock for a boat, a pool, a hot tub and an extended garage.

“She’s fallen quite a ways from being one of the country’s top reality stars,” a source told In Touch exclusively in October 2023. “Kate is currently living a very quiet and boring life in North Carolina. She doesn’t date and has very few friends – actually, her best friends are pretty much her kids.”

What Is Kate Gosselin’s Financial Status?

“Kate lives paycheck to paycheck,” a source told In Touch exclusively, adding that she previously admitted she “borrowed” $100,000 from her kids’ trust fund “to survive.” “There hasn’t been a glam squad for a very long time, so Kate looks totally different. She stays home a lot, watches a lot of TV.”

To make matters worse, Kate lost her court case battle against Jon in November 2023, failing to secure her demand for $132,000 in back child support. In Touch confirmed via court records that the case was closed on November 14, with Jon’s legal team arguing that a judgement note in Kate’s favor, filed in 2012, should be “void” given that the dad of eight has been estranged from all but two of his children for about a decade.

Before her financial woes, Kate was making about $250,000 per episode of Jon and Kate Plus Eight.

Where Does Kate Gosselin Stand With Hannah and Collin Gosselin?

Despite losing custody of Hannah and Collin, Kate attended their high school graduation in June 2023.

An insider exclusively told In Touch that Jon was surprised his ex “showed interest” in their children at the graduation ceremony.

“She hasn’t been there for the kids in years,” the source said. “It makes you wonder if this very public moment to show up was just for appearances.”

The insider added that Kate’s appearance “seemed very sad” because the former couple hasn’t “talked in years and the graduation was no different.”

Jon, Collin and Hannah appeared on the July 18, 2023, episode of Vice TV’s Dark Side of the 2000s, titled “Jon & Kate Plus 8: Family Circus.” The trio discussed life on reality TV, as well as their relationships with the rest of the Gosselins. Collin alleged that Kate forced him into his psychiatric hospital stay at Fairmount Behavioral Health System in 2017 because he had opened up to others about his mother’s “abusive” behavior

“I was starting to tell people what was going on at home and, you know, she caught wind of that and had to put me somewhere where I wouldn’t be able to get the secrets out,” he said.

Additionally, Collin revealed that neither Kate nor his six estranged siblings reached out to him after his near-fatal car accident in 2022. He believed his mother was responsible for driving a “social barrier” between him and his siblings.

Kate responded in a lengthy Instagram post on July 21, alleging that Collin had exhibited violence to those around him but refused to face the truth, writing, “Collin’s distorted perception of reality is one of the many issues that he has always struggled with.”  

What Is Kate Gosselin’s Job?

“Returning to nursing isn’t easy for Kate because of her fame. It really went to her head,”an insider told In Touch in January 2022. “She hadn’t worked as a nurse since she began filming the show [Jon & Kate Plus 8] 15 years ago! But she has to do what she has to do.” 

Who Is Kate Gosselin Dating?

Following her June 2009 divorce, Kate began dating millionaire entrepreneur Jeff Prescott. News of their budding relationship broke in January 2015. 

“Jeff and Kate have known each other for over a year,” Us Weekly reported at the time. “They like each other.” 

Throughout the summer, the pair were spotted packing on the PDA in her hometown of Philadelphia. However, their relationship was short-lived, and they ultimately split that September, Entertainment Tonight reported. 

In 2019, Kate received her reality show, Kate Plus Date, in which she teamed up with relationship and dating experts to try to find her perfect match. The series premiered in June 2019 but only lasted six episodes. 

Little is known of Kate’s current love life as she remains out of the spotlight and has not been active on her social media profiles since July 2020, with the exception of her 2023 post responding to Collin’s allegations against her. 

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