Kate Gosselin signs copies of her book at Staten Island bookstore
NEW SPRINGVILLE -- When Howie Silverman got married two years ago, he had never heard of the hit reality-TV show "Jon & Kate Plus 8." But that soon changed when, at the suggestion of his bride, Andrea, the lovebirds binge-watched the series.Howie was transformed into a hardcore fan. "It was the first show we watched together," said the couple.
They had just met the show's star, Kate Gosselin, at the Barnes & Noble in New Springville, where the mother of eight signed copies of her new cookbook, "Love Is in the Mix," which includes some of her family's favorite recipes. "I can openly admit to wanting to come meet her now," said Howie after receiving his autographed copy. "My wife turned me into a Kate Gosselin fan." About 50 devotees flocked to the bookstore on Tuesday evening to meet the reality-TV star, caught in a vortex of controversy since she filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her ex-husband, Jon. She has accused him of hacking into her personal information to gather material for his tell-all book. She said her Staten Island session afforded her relief from some of the negative attention she has received over the last few months. "It brings a balance with the ugly rumor mill that seems to be turned by the people out there who aren't so positive," said Ms. Gosselin. "I know I have a good, supportive and wholesome fan base. It's really inspiring." As for her twins and sextuplets, Ms. Gosselin said they're all doing "marvelous," and are currently enjoying the start of the school year. "They're all happy, normal kids."
Get ready for some hormones in the Gosselin household — twins Mady and Cara are officially teenagers! Proud mom Kate Gosselin announced their birthday via Twitter, plus her plans for a huge celebration. But truly worthy of celebration is the fact that the twins won’t spend their teenage years on the set of Kate Plus 8.
They’ve long been known as the older Gosselin siblings, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking of Mady and Cara as that pair of adorable little girls from Kate Plus 8. They’re no longer all that little though, seeing as their 13th birthday is today! Kate Gosselin marked the occasion this morning with the following announcement: “Happy Birthday to my sweet girls who turn 13 today! Celebrations began last night w the gr8 1D movie!”
Kate’s tweet may be a little misleading. The celebrations actually began this past weekend, for, as the reality star mentioned via social media, “Just sent house full of friends home after a super 13th bday sleepover..Finished ordering bday gifts from lists->hope they arrive fast!”
Between a birthday sleepover, a fantastic movie night and further celebrations to come, this proud mama is intent on spoiling her teenage daughters! But they deserve it, having made it through the chaos of reality television without any major meltdowns. And now that they’re mostly out of the public eye, we hope that Mady and Cara will be able to enjoy all the normal highs and lows of adolescence — without the interference of TV cameras!
We’d like to wish Mady and Cara Gosselin a very happy 13th birthday! Feel free to share your best wishes for these lovely young women in the comments section below!