Over Mother's Day weekend, it appeared that the Gosselin gossip that covered the tabloids and news feeds last week had died down. Kate was spotted at a supermarket picking up a cake, likely to celebrate her sextuplets' 5th birthday, and Jon was seen outside the family's abode playing with the kids and dogs.
But this morning People published a portion of its exclusive interview with the mom of eight dispelling the new claim that she had an affair with one of the family's bodyguards, Steve Neild. Here are the highlights:
On the rumor of her having an affair: "The next story coming out from the animals that stalk us is about our security person and his family. Already the allegations they're making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified. These are people who absolutely love us and want to see us through to the end. Of course, both of them travel with us at times, and we've spent holidays together, because, in this situation, your circle grows smaller and smaller, and it's very natural to become friends with your manager, your publicist, your security team . . . they're the only people you have left. And now they're coming under fire."
On her small circle of family and friends: "I'm totally panicking, and thinking, 'We are going to lose our last set of friends.' I keep calling them, begging, 'Seriously, I'm so sorry. Don't run away from us.' They keep saying, ‘We're fine, we're fine.' But they have paparazzi in front of their house. It's so upsetting."
To see what the mama of multiples had to say about putting her family in the public eye and the situation spinning out of control, read more.
On how she and Jon made the decision to put their family in the public eye: "We opened our world to this. We willingly made a conscious decision to put this out there. Our friends and family did not. I had no idea we would potentially take down the people that we love around us."
On the tabloid situation being beyond her control: "The scary thing for me is [the tabloids] are going to take information and create a story. It's a matter of, 'When will they stop?' They're going to keep going, and they'll make up stuff to connect the dots."
The new season of our favorite brood's TLC show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, airs one week from Monday.