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EXCLUSIVE: Kate Furious At Jon’s Cheating Charge

Sep. 8 2009, Published 6:04 a.m. ET

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Kate Gosselin is furious at her estranged husband Jon’s charge that she may  have been having an affair with her bodyguard Steve Neild, sources close to the reality show mom tell exclusively.

“She is beyond angry,” said a source who knows her well. “She knows Jon is just trying to vent his anger at her but she feels he’s gone way too far.”

In an interview with ABC, Jon told his side of the story of the divorce that has lifted Jon & Kate Plus 8 into a ratings powerhouse for TLC. And Jon held nothing back, saying that he despises Kate, that he was abused in the marriage and that she refused to go to marriage counseling.

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“Kate knew it was coming,” the source told “But it’s still pretty bad.”

A friend of Kate’s told that the couple had agreed to a 45 day “quiet period” after announcing their divorce and that Kate honored that agreement but Jon did not. Kate’s supporters point to Jon’s chit-chats with the press at a fence in front of the house as improvised press conferences designed to make Kate look bad.

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But Jon’s charges in the Tuesday interviews stung Kate badly. She released this statement: "While I certainly have a very different perception of how our marriage dissolved, for the sake of my children I maintain that I'm not going to go into details of aspects I believe should remain private."

What concerns Kate most, says her friend, is that one day the kids will read all of this. She believes she hasn’t done anything to poison them against their father but thinks Jon’s comments have crossed the line.

Kate had remained silent about her relationship with Neild even as cheating rumors flew, rumors she believed stemmed from Jon.

It was only recently that Kate talked about her close relationship with Neild and  his wife and revealed she spent her first post-separation weekend away from the kids at their house.



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