Just when it looked like things had cooled off between Kate Gosselin and her pseudo bodyguard "boyfriend," they have been spotted together again, igniting reports that the relationship is actually heating up between the two.
RadarOnline.com was first to reveal that long-time sidekick Steve Neild attended a One Direction concert with Gosselin and her twin girls, Mady and Cara, on Aug. 5 and then reported that just days later he was on a family vacation with the reality TV star and her eight kids.
Now a report from In Touch claims Neild even has a bedroom in Gosselin's $1.1 million Pennsylvania estate and "spends one week a month with Kate" -- despite having a wife and two grown sons of his own.
"Kate acts like she and the kids are one big happy family. She wants him to be the dad so badly," a source told the magazine, revealing that the romance has been brewing between them since before Kate's split with ex-hubby Jon.
"People at TLC suspected that something was going on and warned Jon," a source said, alleging that one of the children even caught Steve and Kate kissing in the bathroom.
"Steve actually got reassigned after that, but Kate argued and brought him back."
But it sounds like relationship has mostly rattled Kate's eight kids.
"The kids think Kate and Steve's relationship is gross. They've even said to him, 'You're not my dad,'" an insider told In Touch.
"She likes having Steve around. Kate controls the situation."
The source concluded by saying Kate feels "protected and not alone" with Steve around.
"But everyone thinks something is going on."