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EXCLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEW: "Jon & Kate Plus 8" Aunt Explains Frustrations With TV Couple

May 27 2009, Published 9:26 a.m. ET

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The sister-in-law of Jon & Kate Plus 8's Kate Gosselin, "Aunt" Jodi Kreider, said her underlying motivation for speaking publicly about the couple's marital woes is the welfare of her eight nieces and nephews, in an exclusive interview that can only be seen at

"Our goal is, first and foremost to speak out for the children because they don't have a voice," Kreider said.

She said that the TV couple is well aware of her sentiments that they are too focused on their fame and haven't put enough toward their marriage and children.

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"Jon and Kate know exactly how we feel and hopefully, other people will start watching the show differently and realize what is all about," she said. "And hopefully, things will change."

She said that, more often than not, her advice has been received with a "Thanks, but no thanks" attitude, as the Kate has told Jodi (a mother of four herself) she can't possibly understand their tribulations because she does not have eight kids.

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"When we have expressed our concerns to them, the response is, 'This is our life, we would just like you to support us and what we are doing, we are doing the best we can."



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