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?
Kate Gosselin‘s finances are in the hot seat again! The mom of many, who just cannot be without her $2k Ted Gibson extensions and her gigolo bodyguard, Steve Neild, is allegedly under tremendous financial strain since the cancellation of her unpopular reality show, Kate Plus 8!
The aspiring pimpmomager has been hard at work shilling coupons and running marathons, but, apparently, it’s not enough! Rumors have surfaced that Kate is all but broke and is forced to host a Royal Caribbean Cruise this summer because she is “strapped for cash.” Yeah – what a horrible job. Ugh. I so feel for you, Kate.
“The last thing Kate wants to do is hang out with complete strangers,” a source tells HollyBaby. “She’s doing it for a free vacation and because she needs money desperately.” Kate has mentioned more than once that one of her big concerns about being dumped by TLC is the lack of luxury vacations! Why do I think a Kate Gosselin Cruise is not going to be the company’s best-selling trip? Do you think she’ll spend the entire week having meltdowns, screaming over pizza, and ordering the vacationers around so they can have the authentic Kate-perience?
And Kate is not letting go of her TV stardom dreams. “Kate wants her own show, a talk show, but it’s just not panning out,” the source explains. “Kate doesn’t know what’s next, but she’s doing whatever she can to make money for her and the kids.”
News of her depleted financial state has had many fans questioning just how she affords such luxury items as a bodyguard, particularly when Kate was all but begging her Twitter followers to help her afford the five laptops she needed to buy for her children! “Steve works for Kate for free,” the source reveals. “If she ever pays him, it’s the bare minimum.”
Kate is apparently trying to drum up sympathy for her financial plight by taking to twitter to work the single mom angle. Despite telling Dr. Drew in a recent interview that she now has an amicable relationship with ex-husband Jon Gosselin, who is much more involved in their childrens’ lives, Kate is still trashing him – albeit indirectly. And she is insinuating she needs money to pay for her children’s necessities because she is raising her kids alone!
Apparently, one fan had enough, writing: “If only I had that money! Surely she has the money from her TV show to buy five laptops.”
“do u personally no how exp raising 8 kids alone is?Didnt think so..didn’t any1 teach u nvr 2 assume u no some1 else’s $ situation?;” Kate responded. That prompted other tweeters to wonder just how the divorced mother became a single one, being that Jon is still there and very much involved in his kids’ lives. “Kate, you are NOT raising kids alone. Don’t lie. Also many moms here know what it’s REALLY like to raids kids alone,” one user seethed. Yikes!
Jon has not commented back, but an irate Kate went on a blocking rampage and encouraged fans to ignore and block these so-called negative users. Is she hanging out with Jill Zarin these days?
Speaking of Kate’s rampant follower,s the egotistical wannabe A-lister has now coined a name for her illustrious fans. “How many more of u are ‘Gosselinators’(a new term that I think means majorly dedicated truly devoted fans4life)?;” Kate wondered on twitter. She got one reply. Right – so Gosselinators… that’s just… sad. I prefer Gosselinista, myself!
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IS KATE BROKE OR JUST DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION? IS IT WRONG FOR HER TO ASK FANS TO HELP HER BUY THINGS FOR HER CHILDREN? THOUGHTS ON THE NEW TERM “GOSSELINATOR”?
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?
According to a new RadarOnline report, reality ice queen Kate Gosselin is feeling sad and lonely these days despite having a successful reality show and eight kids.
A source close to Kate, 35, tells RadarOnline that at the end of the day, Kate feels she has no one to confide in. “The truth is Kate is really sad and lonely with few true friends,” the insider said.
The source adds that Kate, who is usually photographed going to the nail spa, tanning salon or shopping alone, considers her bodyguard Steve Neild to be the closest person to her, though he is married with two kids.
“Steve lives in the basement of her home and he accompanies Kate everywhere, but they strongly deny that there is anything going on between them despite the fact that they have taken trips to Alaska and to Mexico together… Apart from Steve she does not have many true friends to confide in or just go out and have fun with while she does not have the best relationship with her family either.”
It seems Kate also has a hard time making friends with the locals in her home town due do her over domineering personality. “They don’t think greatly of her and she is not popular at the local stores, post office or car wash, because she cannot win people over and comes across as cold and aloof,” the acquaintance said.
“Kate’s life revolves around her kids and the reality show… when have you ever seen Kate photographed having fun on a girls’ night out?” adds the insider.
While Kate’s ex-husband Jon Gosselin has publicly dated numerous women since their divorce, Kate has yet to be romantically linked to anyone with the exception of the romance rumors involving her married bodyguard. The two were photographed on vacation in Mexico back in September, fueling the affair rumors even more.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE KATE IS LONELY? DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR HER?
Kate Gosselin’srelationship with her married bodyguard Steve Neild continues to remain under scrutiny following the latest photos that show the two on vacation in Mexico.
The rumors of an affair between the Kate Plus 8 mom and her bodyguard started last year when Kate’s ex-husband,Jon Gosselin, voiced his suspicions. And despite multiple denials from both Kate and Steve, UsWeekly reported just last month that a witness observed the two taking long, nightly walks on the beach during an August vacation. “They looked at each other like they were an item,” the witness told US.
The magazine also reported that Kate, 35, was glued to Steve’s side during an Emmy awards after party two weeks ago. As for the official reason Kate is alone on vacation with her bodyguard, a TLC rep tells UsMagazine that “Kate is traveling on official business.” The kids were also photographed yesterday with Jon and his new girlfriend Ellen Ross.
Bikini photos of Kate below -
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KATE’S RELATIONSHIP WITH STEVE? STRICTLY BUSINESS OR INAPPROPRIATE?
Another week, another negative story about Kate Gosselinin the press.
The latest is the cover of UsWeekly magazine which paints the Dancing With The Stars contestant as being a major diva. According to US, Kate is so standoffish on DWTS, that she now has show staffers contact her through her bodyguard, Steve Neild.
“When the show needs to contact Kate, they go through Steve,” says a production source who also reveals that having personal security is not the norm for any of the other star competitors. “She acts like a major celebrity. It’s a joke with the cast, like, ‘Oh, look out — the bodyguard is watching!’”
Professional dancer Derek Hough however comes to Kate’s defense saying, “If anyone is allowed to be stressed, it’s Kate. She is so out of her element. She can act any way she wants, in my book.”
DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli also appeared on George Lopez’s talk show this week and pretty much slammed Kate’s dancing skills, calling it crap. “Kate is pretty dreadful. She’s crap. But in a nice way. She is entertaining,” said Bruno.
As for why viewers continue to vote for Kate, Bruno has his own theory: “People like disaster movies. We’ve got our own disaster movie there everyday. 2012 is nothing compared to the catastrophe she produces. She is a tough cookie. She gets it in the face, she comes back and she tries to get better. It doesn’t really work.” Ouch.
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.
In more of his interview with ABC News, Jon continues to trash Kate, claiming she took his wedding ring, may have had an affair with her bodyguard, and saying he despises her.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad accuses Kate, 34, of “feeding into the frenzy” by appearing on magazine covers bashing him. “I despise [her] because she’s not speaking from the heart,” Jon tells ABC News. “Please — the stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV.”
Jon also slams Kate for claiming she still wears her wedding ring because she doesn’t want to “upset” their eight children. Says Jon, “I think she still wears the ring for public perception. I don’t wear my ring because she took my ring. I don’t have it. ” He continues. “I laid it down one night. It was gone. Who else would take it? I checked all the — underneath my kids’ pillows. That’s where everything ends up in the house anyway. So it wasn’t there.”
Jon goes on to speculate that Kate might have had an affair with her bodyguard, Steve Neild. “I speculate, but I don’t know — that’s a general feel. You know, almost like when they were traveling together, I felt jealous,” he said. “Here, I’m Mr. Mom. And then there’s some other guy traveling with my wife. Whether it’s protection or not, it’s all in — it’s in the back of my mind.” Kate has always denied the affair rumors.
In a statement to ABC News, Kate attempts to take the high road saying: “While I certainly have a very different perception of how our marriage dissolved, for the sake of my children I maintain that I’m not going to go into details of aspects I believe should remain private.”
TELL US – SHOULD JON BE SPEAKING NEGATIVELY ABOUT KATE IN PUBLIC?