Kate Gosselinwas all smiles as she celebrated her 36th birthday last Friday in New York City minus her plus 8.
The Kate Plus 8star, who’s birthday is actually on March 28, alongside a small group of friends (Kate has friends?) got together at the NYC STK restaurant to celebrate. She showed off lots of leg while sporting a classic little black dress.
According to the HollywoodLife, Kate’s bodyguard Steve Nieldwas also present at the party though they didn’t get photographed together. While the TLC cameras were on hand to film Kate entering the restaurant with a friend (really, Kate has friends?), Steve reportedly ducked into the restaurant ahead of time to keep from being spotted with her. Sources reveal Steve had very little contact with Kate during the festivities.
And the very next day, Kate was photographed shopping at FAO Schwarz in NYC with a gal pal and her bodyguard Steve. Those photos are below.
Kate Plus 8returns to the TLC network with new episodes on April 4.
Apparently Ariel joins a long list of nannies and helpers who have left Kate. “She has gone through about 11 nannies and tons of helpers in the past few years,” adds the insider. “Shifts can last up to 24 hours, and you have to go on trips with the family. Sleepovers are often required, and there is no set schedule with days off. You work when Kate says she needs you to work.”
And while Kate, who is currently not on TV, could reportedly save some money by being a more hands on mom, a source says that would interfere with her dreams of making it in Hollywood. “Kate is unavailable to her children,” says the insider. “She never plays with them anymore and is constantly busy with her personal affairs. That’s why she always needs a nanny!”
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