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Kate Gosselin has been in the headlines for an alleged child-abuse scandal recently, but that wasn't what the mother of eight wanted to talk about with Katie Couric on the set of Couric's new talk show. Instead, Gosselin discussed the end of her marriage and the likelihood of her dating again.
For nearly four years, America watched Jon and Kate Gosselin as they dealt with their large family, which featured a set of sextuplets and twins. After being featured on two TV specials, the family found themselves the subjects of a new series "Jon & Kate Plus 8" that aired for two years. Yet during those two years viewers watched as the marriage disintegrated, and the two finally divorced.
"A lot of people try to pin reality TV and say, 'My gosh. It ended in divorce. Big surprise.' We went through a lot. The signs were always there, and obviously having eight kids in a short span of time didn't help that," Kate Gosselin told Katie Couric.
"I knew the red flags were always there, so looking back had you never heard the names Jon and Kate Gosselin, I'm certain that I would be in that spot now. It's hard because like any mom I just want the best for my kids."
Gosselin has tried to remain in the spotlight, even having her own spin-off series "Kate Plus 8," which did not last long. She then moved on and filmed the pilot for a daytime talk series, but it did not get picked up. Since then, Gosselin has written three books and competed on "Dancing With the Stars," much to the chagrin of the public.
Now, though, Gosselin is thinking of taking on another reality-TV show, only this time it would be about her struggle to begin dating again.
"After a few years in realizing my barriers to dating and all of that, and loving TV and the experiences… I just feel like honestly, yes, that was my idea. I would do it so it could be watched by families and my children. I know the kids have a desire for me to be dating," Gosselin explained.
"I think that it would be fun because that would allow me to sort of meet people, have fun, show my fun side-I do have one. I'm not always barking orders," Gosselin joked. "And so to sort of do that, I do, I think it would be really fun."