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Kate Gosselin Biography

Birth Name:
Katie Irene Kreider
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reality cast member, author

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