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Kate Gosselin Makes First Public Appearance After Losing Custody Of Collin

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Feb. 13 2019, Updated 2:47 p.m. ET

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Kate Gosselin made her first public appearance in a year, flanked by her twin daughters, after losing custody of her son Collin in a nasty custody fight with her ex-husband. The mother of eight announced that she is returning to television trying to find love on a new TLC show Kate Plus Date. Click through the gallery to see Kate’s new gig and the details about her losing custody of Collin.

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Kate, 43, appeared on stage in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2019 with her 18-year-old twin daughters, Cara and Mady, to talk about her new dating show and didn’t mention that her ex-husband Jon had custody of Collin.

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Jon recently revealed that Kate had “zero” contact with their son Collin. Jon & Kate Plus 8 gave the family fame but ultimately destroyed their marriage and the TLC show ended.

Collin had been sent to a boarding school for children with special needs but was living with his father in rural Pennsylvania. Jon slammed Kate for saying he was “not on any spectrum.”

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On stage Kate talked about her new reality show, saying she was afraid of growing old alone. I “started picturing myself sitting in a rocking chair, knitting, and words like ‘old maid’ and ‘spinster’ started to come to mind, and I realized that no, I don't want that to be my fate,” she said.

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Kate’s daughter Hannah also lives with her father, while the rest of the siblings, Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah and the twins lived with her.

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Kate described why she returned to reality television. “If I'm going to date someone, I can't just go out on a date — it's creepy to me to think of just going out somewhere with some stranger, and so I actually feel like doing it like this is the best and safest way for me to go on a date — a camera crew will be there!”

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