Is Kate Gosselin‘s former bodyguard taking his job a little too seriously?
According to a new report, Steve Neild — who Gosselin now describes as her “top advisor and road manager” — has been caught sharing a hotel room with the reality TV star in New York City while she films Celebrity Apprentice.
Not only has Gosselin, 39, brought Neild, to NYC while she competes on Donald Trump‘s show, but In Touch claims that when they called Neild’s room at the Trump International Hotel on March 30, Gosselin answered the phone.
“Excuse me? Who is this?” Gosselin snapped, before hanging up.
However, production insiders on the show tell the magazine that no other competitors — Brandi Glanville, Ludacris, Ian Ziering and Kenya Mooreto name a few — brought friends, family or loved ones with them while taping the show.
“No one else has a bodyguard or assistant with them,” the insider said.
“Everyone thinks it’s totally bizarre.”
And in agreement is Gosselin’s ex-husband, Jon, who has wondered about Kate’s relationship with Neild for quite some time.
“Steve and Kate would have one room and the kids would have a separate room when they traveled,” he told In Touch.
“It’s not a work situation. I have always thought they were together.”
“They are most definitely a couple and were NOT trying to hide it. We were surprised considering we kept up with all the Jon & Kate Plus 8 drama.”
Neild was hired by TLC in 2008 to protect the Gosselin children while filming Jon & Kate Plus 8, and a romance between him and the mother-of-eight has been reported many times since then.