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EXCLUSIVE: Jon & Kate Before the Sextuplets: A Former Friend Speaks Out

Jul. 8 2009, Published 9:43 a.m. ET

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While Jon and Kate Gosselin attempt to work through their marital woes off camera, a former classmate reminisces to about a run-in with the reality couple at a reunion-before the birth of their sextuplets and their reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8.

"The last time I saw Kate was at our 10-year reunion," Lori Stick, Kate's high school classmate, exclusively tells "It was right before she got pregnant with the little ones and she and I were joking about how excited she was to have more children."

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Stick continues, "She told me she had started fertility treatments again and told me, 'This time maybe I'll get pregnant with four!'"

As the world knows, the Gosselins, who already had twin girls Maddie and Cara, did get pregnant -- only this time with six babies. A reality show on TLC soon followed.

Stick says she tuned in to watch the first couple seasons of Jon & Kate Plus 8, but felt the show started to take a different turn after that.

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"I felt the show had changed," she told "It became less about the kids and more about Jon and Kate. I don't know, I think she treated him unfairly and he kept quiet too much."

While she admits she has since lost touch with Kate since their reunion, Stick says she wishes she could reconnect with her former friend.

"I'm really saddened by the way the whole thing has been played out," she said. "I was shocked by Jon's attitude... he's being so nonchalant, like he doesn't care. I feel they should have stopped the show sooner and worked on their marriage and their kids. By continuing to film the show, it shows what mattered most to them."



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