Kate Gosselin Is Ready to Date Again Almost a Decade after Her Divorce with Jon Gosselin

In a recent TLC, sneak peek a new show featuring Kate Gosselin was revealed. On the show, the reality star will start dating again after being single for nearly a decade.

Kate Gosselin, 44, is television star who’s appeared on Jon and Kate Plus 8 and Kate Plus 8 will be starring in a new reality show. In it, the reality star will start dating again after stopping almost over 10 years ago.

She sput relationships on a back-burner after her divorce to Jon Gosselin was finalized. Kate will now be the star of the show Kate Plus Date.


On Monday, a sneak peek of the show was released where the producer asked Kate why she hadn’t dated for so long. The reality star responded candidly saying

“I don’t know if it was conscious or subconscious. The feeling of going on dates, if you put it in one word, is vulnerable, and I’ve avoided everything that involves feeling vulnerable. And I now realize that one of those things was dating.”


She further explained

“Going forward, I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve changed, I’ve adapted and I’ve grown up a lot. I’ve become much more self-aware. And almost 10 years later, my kids are all but grown up. So, I’m dating again — finally.”

Kate divorced Jon in December 2009 after being married for 10 years. The pair share eight children together.

Kate lives with twins Mady and Cara, both 18, and four of their sextuplets Aaden, Leah, Joel, and Alexis, all 15. Hannah and Collin chose to live with their father.


For the new reality show, Kate will go on dates with the professional assistance of some matchmakers. Speaking in the promo she revealed: “I’ll be going on dates with 10 guys and ultimately I will choose two to go on second dates with.”


Her twins appeared in the sneak peek showing that they would be helping her in finding the right person. Kate admitted: “Mr. Right has not, you know, ding dong rung my doorbell. To me it’s like okay, well in natural life I’m not going to meet someone. I’m not doing the internet dating thing — that scares the living daylights out of me.”

She added in the clip: 

“It’s been so long since I’ve had a companion. That’s such a foreign concept to me. Before I decide to grow old alone, I should probably give it a pretty decent shot of looking around for someone.”

It seems to be a journey the family will take together with the matriarch sharing: “My kids are encouraged. They’re excited.” Mady confessed that she “never thought she’d be someone that would like go out on dates like on TV.”

However, she concluded: “We want her to be happy, all of us do. If she’s happy, we’re happy.” Kate Plus Date will air on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/ PT on TLC.

The show had its season premiere on June 10.


Kate and Jon divorced a year after they renewed their wedding vows for their ninth anniversary. Viewers who watched the show Jon and Kate Plus 8 watched an hour-long special broadcast at the time where the couple publicly announced their separation.

They Kate filed for divorce in a Pennsylvania court. Explaining the situation, at the time, Kate said: “Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children.”

She added

“While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”

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