Fast Facts

  • Is a registered nurse in labor and delivery.
  • Met future husband Jon at a picnic in October of 1997.
  • Utilized fertility treatments to conceive twins Cara and Madelyn, as well as sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Aaden, Collin and Joel.
  • Came to public consciousness, along with Jon, as costar of Jon & Kate Plus 8. The reality series---which drew more than 9 million viewers for its Season 5 debut, amid stories of marital discord---sprung out of the 2006 Discovery Health special Surviving Sextuplets and Twins.
  • Along with Beth Carson and Jon, wrote the best-selling 2008 book Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets.
  • Appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2010, partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani.


  • Joel Gosselin — Son
  • Madelyn Gosselin — Daughter
  • Charlene Kreider — Mother
  • Hannah Gosselin — Daughter
  • Leah Gosselin — Daughter
  • Kenton Kreider — Father
  • Alexis Gosselin — Daughter
  • Kendra — Sister
  • Cara Gosselin — Daughter
  • Collin Gosselin — Son
  • Jon Gosselin — Ex-husband
  • Aaden Gosselin — Son
  • Kevin Kreider — Brother


  • The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States (RN)


  • Birth Name: Katie Irene Kreider
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Reality cast member, Author

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