Kate Gosselin is starring in a new reality show for TLC but it is not about her journey as a single mom.
The new show titled Kate Plus Date will follow her as she embarks on the crazy world of dating at age 43-years-old. Her decision to dip her toe back into both the reality TV world and dating world, stems from realizing her eight children are growing up. In the fall of 2019, her two oldest daughters, Cara and Mady, will head off to college.
Although she will still have five of her six sextuplets at home, she began thinking about life as an empty nester. In only a few years all of her children will be at college or on their own journey, so she was inspired to find her own new life so to speak.
“I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this. As we’re talking about Mady and Cara going off to college which is becoming more and more of a reality, it’s gonna happen, it almost became like a worry for them, too, like Mommy, you’re gonna be all alone soon. But it was very apparent, now that they’re older and talking about dating and how they’re all gonna get married someday, it became apparent: they want someone for me. They want me to have somebody in my life,” Gosselin explained to People magazine regarding her decision to try her hand at reality TV dating.
It is really no surprise she is documenting her dating journey on reality TV, it is what she knows after all. She spent years living her life in front of a camera and she is pretty much a natural at it. Even though she lives her life less in the spotlight these days, anyone who dates Gosselin will need to be prepared for a life that is a little out of the ordinary.
Kate Gosselin is back on TV and she’s just as easy to hate pic.twitter.com/6M9kxClOae— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) April 9, 2018
Plus because of her reality star status, dating online or via an app is not really an option. People will know who she is within in two seconds. Not only is that not safe for her, but it will definitely not help her find a new man.
Kate Plus Date will premier on TLC this fall but a premiere date as not yet been released.