Kate Gosselin Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 May, 2020
Facts of Kate Gosselin
Date of Birth: 1975 , March-28
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Kate Gosselin
Birth Name Katie Irene Kreider
Father Kenton Kreider
Mother Charlene Kreider
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $200 thousand
Married to Jon Gosselin
Children 8
Divorce Jon Gosselin
Education Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Sisters 3
Siblings 4
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Kate Gosselin is an American television personality best known for appearing on the US reality television show Jon & Kate Plus 8. She and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin appeared on the show raising their family of sextuplets and twins.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kate Gosselin was born as Katie Irene Kreider was born on March 28, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America.

As for her age, she is currently 45 years old, as of 2020.  She is of American nationality and of German, Scottish, and English descent.

Her father Kenton Kreider was a pastor. Her mother's name is Charlene Kreider (née Kolak). Kate is the third of five children; she was raised with a brother, Kevin, and three sisters, Kendra, Christen and Clairissa.

Worked as a Nurse After a Diploma Program 

Kate Gosselin studied at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. She completed a diploma program from the school and then started working as registered nurse.

Kate later moved to Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. where she worked as a labor and delivery nurse.

Married to Jon Gosselin, Birth of Twin Daughters

Kate Gosselin first met her now ex-husband Jon Gosselin at a company picnic on October 5, 1997, and eventually started dating. Later on October 8, 2000, the couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony on June 12, 1999.

CAPTION: Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin Wedding SOURCE: Good Housekeeping

Due to polycystic ovary syndrome, Kate was unable to conceive otherwise, and therefore, she became pregnant through fertility treatment.

The former husband-wife duo welcomed twin girls on October 8, 2000. They named their daughters Cara Nicole and Madelyn "Mady" Kate.

Birth of Sextuplets

Kate Gosselin had further fertility treatment and she again became pregnant again. She gave birth to sextuplets: three daughters Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy and Leah Hope, and three sons Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas and Joel Kevin, on May 10, 2004.

CAPTION: Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin with their children SOURCE: Us Weekly

The babies were born 10 weeks premature at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They all were placed on ventilators at the time.

Television Career: Appeared on 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'

Following the birth of the sextuplets, Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin were featured in the NBC reality television show Home Delivery.

The family of 10 then appeared in a special entitled 'Surviving Sextuplets and Twins' on Discovery Health in September 2005.

One year later, Discovery Health documented their lives making a television show called Jon & Kate Plus 8  which started airing in April 2007.

The first two seasons of the show aired on Discovery Health Channel and then it started airing on TLC. The family appeared on the show for 10 years until July 24, 2017.

Additionally, she also appeared on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars in 2010 where her professional partner was Tony Dovolani.

Divorce and Child Custody Battle With Husband Jon Gosselin

Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin announced during an episode of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" on June 22, 2009, that they had called it quits. The pair revealed at the time that they had discussed their divorce plans with Pennsylvania attorneys.

Kate and Jon had a verbal fight on August 13, 2009, after which the police came to their family home in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. No arrests were made and no charges were filed at the time.

Sources confirmed on December 16, 2009, that their divorce was finalized. AS per the report, Judge granted Kate the ownership of the family home and primary custody of the children.

TLC announced on September 29, 2009, that they had decided to change the title 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' to 'Kate Plus 8,' and Jon was not a part of the show anymore.

Estimated Net Worth of 200 Thousand

Kate Gosselin has earned a substantial amount of money as a reality television star. According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, the Kate Plus 8 star has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand, as of 2020.

As for her salary, Kate was making $250,000 per episode of Kate Plus 8. She reportedly got $500 thousand from her appearances on "Dancing with the Stars."

Sold The Family House at a Loss

As we mentioned earlier, following her divorce with Jon Gosselin, she was granted the family house of the pair in central Pennsylvania.

The Cape Cod-style house was consist of 5 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms and Kate sold it in 2010, at a loss for $258,000.

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