Kate Gosselin has had a tough year fueled by the stress of a crumbling marriage, estranged husband Jon's proclamation he loves his new girlfriend more than he ever loved her and -- oh yeah, eight kids! So it may come as no surprise when Kate, guest hosting The View Monday, admitted she melted down this weekend at her Wernersville, Pennsylvania house.
"It's hard," Kate said. "This is definitely different. But I react to it the only way I can, and I will continue to react that way. For the sake of my children I will continue to take the high road, because it is the only road for me. But to be honest, I had a meltdown over the weekend in the privacy of my own home.
"People in the public eye are held to a higher standard and meltdowns happen; we're all human," she said.
On quitting the show, Kate, 34, said: "The show has really changed. People say just stop and pull out. But I can't. This is a job. I'm a single mom and I need to be out there working on my job. We didn't go into this wanting to be huge celebrities. But it happened. But essentially I'm doing this by myself. I'm responsible now."
Jon & Kate Plus 8 airs Mondays at 9/8c on TLC.