Kate Gosselin, recently divorced mom and former Jon and Kate Plus 8 reality television star, is dancing with the stars and intent on winning this season. The mother of 8 is spending 5 to 6 hours a day practicing with her dance coach and hopes to do well in the competition – even though she has admitted that she cannot dance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Although Kate is reclaiming and embracing her newfound independence by redefining her sense of style and shaking her tail feather on Dancing with the Stars this season, she insists that it won’t take her away from her children. In fact, she had a dance floor installed in the basement of her Pennsylvania home and does most of practicing at the studio when the kids are in school. Additionally, one of the judges assisted her in setting up a special daycare in Los Angeles for the kids.
Kate’s former husband, Jon Gosselin, has expressed his support on his Twitter page for his ex-wife, saying that he is thrilled for her and she definitely has his vote. However, according to US Weekly, a source close to Jon says that he’s angry because the competition will take Kate away from the kids for days at a time, but Kate won’t allow Jon to have extra custody.
If you want to vote for Kate this season, be sure to watch her on Dancing with the Stars, which includes: Pamela Anderson, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek and 80 year old Buzz Aldrin.