Perhaps what is most refreshing (or infuriating) to fellow moms is that Kate Gosselin makes no apology for her personality. Only a brave, confident and honest woman would allow for the cameras to roll through the good and the bad — the realities of family life. And, maybe that's why so many mamas are drawn to the TLC show, Jon and Kate Plus 8. On Wednesday, Kate taped an episode of The Rachael Ray Show, which will air next Tuesday and talked openly about her current situation. Here are the highlights of Kate's interview:
On the tabloid reports:
"It's one of those things that we're just handling privately. We're just taking it one step at a time and I'm trying to walk through it."
On if she saw it coming:
"Certainly none of this could have been predicted. Now going into our fifth season, we have stepped back and realized that it is part of this process, and I always say there's really never any going back. We just need to go forward. That is my new saying -- just keep on marching through this. Just doing what we need to."
On her focus:
"I know that I’m continuing on as I am the best mom I know how to be and that's really where my focus is. I really try not to let any of that stuff that comes with it get to me."
On the way she is portrayed on the show:
"Just to put it out there, I am who I am. I do not care how you see me. Call me crazy, but it's out there because I am not perfect and I will never boast that I'm perfect. Everyone makes mistakes."
May 7 2009