Oh!Kate Gosselin and her bodyguard Steve Neild have gone their separate ways! Awww. I guess all good tacky and unnecessary things really do come to an end. TLC hired Steve in 2008 to protect the Gosselin kids while filming Jon & Kate Plus 8. But Kate, in all her selfish and delusional glory, has dominated Steve’s time and attention for the past six years.
Rumors surrounding the nature of Kate and Steve‘s relationship have swirled for years… as far back as 2009 when Kate’s marriage to Jon Gosselin fell apart. Most recently, Kate and Steve were caught sharing a hotel room in New York City while Kate filmed Celebrity Apprentice. Um, did Kate need Steve to protect her from scary room service? Bed bugs?
The rumors that Kate Gosselin is having an affair with her long-time bodyguard Steve Neild have been swirling for a while, but is there some truth to the gossip? I mean, Kate is apparently worried over her finances given that she no longer has a “real” job, yet she is still keeping Steve on the pay roll? Sounds fishy to me!
After being caught on what seemed like a romantic date without Kate’s eight, In Touch Weekly is reporting that the two looked quite cozy during an intimate dinner last month. “They were smiling and laughing,” an onlooker reports. “They definitely looked like a couple.”
Kate has long denied any romantic relationship with Steve, telling the Today show: “There is no affair. There never has been an affair;” claiming they are just “very good friends.” However, viewers of her former show Kate Plus 8 can attest that there were certainly some sparks (remember the pizza meltdown of the final season? yikes!)
Even her ex-husband Jon Gosselin has added to the rumors that Kate and Steve are a little more than just friends. “I speculate, but I don’t know — that’s a general feel,” Jon told Good Morning America. “You know, almost like when they were traveling together, I felt jealous. Here I’m Mr. Mom. And then there’s some other guy traveling with my wife.” And he was wondering just what kind of protection Steve was providing for his then wife! “Whether it’s protection or not, it’s all in — it’s in the back of my mind.”
Indeed, an insider is telling the mag that Kate and Steve definitely have a relationship! “Kate and Steve take long, lingering walks and even stay in the same room when they travel.” On a recent trip to Chicago the pair was definitely acting like a couple, and Steve also accompanied Kate on a recent trip to Australia! “Kate doesn’t hide her feelings for Steve,” the insider adds.”They’re not ashamed of their relationship.” But perhaps they should be!
For those of you who are thinking ‘good for Kate for finding a man!’ think again as Steve is actually a married man (who is often spotted sans wedding ring)! Steve’s wife of 20 years, Gina must not be too pleased by the amount of time he spends with a woman other than his wife. When In Touch attempted to contact Gina for her opinion on Kate’s relationship with her husband, she hung up! “She must be outraged,” a friend informed the mag. Kate has also claimed to be “good friends” with Steve’s wife, but somehow I doubt that! A photo of Gina Neild is below.
DO YOU BELIEVE THE RUMORS? DO YOU BELIEVE KATE WOULD REALLY HAVE AN AFFAIR?
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.
This is the estranged couple’s first thanksgiving apart since filing for a divorce. Since Kate is estranged from her brother Kevin Kreider who reconciled with Jon last month, who better to spend Thanksgiving with than the Neilds. Kate and her eight kids spent Thanksgiving at their Wernersville, PA home with her bodyguard’s family -SteveNeild, his wife Ginaand and their kids.
Kate was rumored to have had an affair with her bodyguard earlier this year, which she has denied. According to Kate, the Neild family has been very supportive through her divorce. “They’re my best friends,” Kate said.
Jon on the other hand tweeted he was going to be at his “grandma’s” to celebrate Thanksgiving but Hailey Glassmansaid otherwise via her twitter. Hailey accused Jon of lying, reports Radaronline.
“LOL-U are in Utah snowboarding w/”friends”-lol-ur redic,” Hailey shot back at Jon.
Not exactly sure what’s going with these douche bags people. According to Jon, he thinks they are on break, or is the relatioship really over? And perhaps Jon didn’t get the memo.
The stars of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8, Jon and Kate Gosselin continue to spend time apart as a couple.
TMZ obtained the following photo on the bottom left showing Jon with 2 women, drinking a bottle of beer. This photo seems to be in poor taste as a lot of cheating allegations have been leveled against him lately.
Could it be that Jon simply doesn’t care anymore? There are lots of rumors that their marriage is all but over. The photo of Jon was taken on Monday, the same day the new season of their show premiered to 10 million veiwers.
Kate was also photographed with the kids sans Jon, getting off a ferry on Bald Head Island, NC, Wednesday morning.
Update – The women picture above with Jon are family friends according to him. “The two women with whom I’ve been photographed are family friends – Lauren Glassman andLauren’s daughter, Hailey,” he tells PEOPLE. “Lauren’s husband, Dr. Larry Glassman, performed Kate’s tummy tuck surgery, and since the surgery we’ve become friendly with the Glassmans.”
Jon & Kate Plus 8′s dad Jon Gosselin isn’t the only one battling cheating allegations. We began hearing whispers that his wife Kate has also been having her share of fun with her trainer and bodyguard. Kate is now denying reports that she has been having a more-than-platonic relationship with Steve Neild, a bodyguard who frequently travels with her and her family to People.
“Already the allegations they’re making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified.” Kate tells People. “These are people who absolutely love us and want to see us through to the end,” Kate says of Neild and his family. “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.”
Only time will tell what is really going on with these two. There are also rumors they might have an understanding or an open marriage.