Despite having been saved for five consecutive weeks with low scores, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom ran out of luck on Tuesday night. Kate found herself in the bottom two alongside Pamela Anderson and her partner Damian Whitewood.
Once it was announced that she would be the one going home, Kate looked a bit stunned. “I need a minute,” she said as she wiped tears from her eyes. While emotional and speechless, her partner Tony Dovolani, who was shown fighting quite a bit with Kate this season, stepped in, saying: “You know what? I’m very proud of Kate.” He continued, “I know she gets a lot of criticism I give her all the credit in the world for showing up. As exhausted as she was, she still showed up every single day.”
Kate, 35, then added, “I had the opportunity [to do this show]. I’m very, very honored to have been here. I love everyone that I met. It was a great experience.” When asked what she had to say to her fans who kept her on the show for five weeks despite her low scores, she added, “Wow, thank you for believing in me, probably more than I believed in myself.”
In a later interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kate shared that though she is okay with leaving the show, her eight kids however “will be upset, definitely,” she said. “They will be shattered, in fact.” She said she is not “letting them watch” her elimination episode, so that “they’ll be OK. They’ll be glad to have me back. I’m thrilled to have been here and obviously going back to my kids is always a wonderful thing.”
Allrighty then Kate. UnFortunately this will not be the last we see of Kate. As we recently reported, she has two upcoming reality shows with the TLC network – Twist of Kate and Kate Plus 8.
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