You know that phrase “The pot calling the kettle black”? Well, apparently Kate Gosselin isn’t familiar with it.
People is reporting that she’s been playing “Kiss Me, Kate” with her family’s bodyguard, one Steve Neild. The allegations come on the heels of much-publicized reports that Kate’s hubby, Jon, has been carrying on an affair of his own with a 23-year-old schoolteacher.
Kate is vehemently defending herself against any suggestions of impropriety.
“Already the allegations they’re making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified,” she told People.
“These are people who absolutely love us and want to see us through to the end,” Kate said of Neild, a former police officer from New Zealand (yes, the country) who specializes in “VIP protection and major event security planning,” according to his company’s website.
“Of course, both of them travel with us at times, and we’ve spent holidays together, because, in this situation, your circle grows smaller and smaller, and it’s very natural to become friends with your manager, your publicist, your security team … they’re the only people you have left,” Kate explains. “And now they’re coming under fire.”
I’m not exactly sure what she means by “both of them.” Is it possible Neild’s wife has been witness to this whole debacle?
Rather than worrying about how Jon might be handling the news – it seems like this *marriage* is sadly on its last legs – Kate said she’s concerned that this bit of (false, she asserts) news will drive away the few friends her family still has.
“I’m totally panicking, and thinking, ‘We are going to lose our last set of friends,'” she told People. “I keep calling them, begging, ‘Seriously, I’m so sorry. Don’t run away from us.’ They keep saying, ‘We’re fine, we’re fine.’ But they have paparazzi in front of their house. It’s so upsetting.”
Kate said she is torn about how to handle the paparazzi frenzy surrounding her family.
“The scary thing for me is [the tabloids] are going to take information and create a story,” she said. “It’s a matter of, ‘When will they stop?’ They’re going to keep going, and they’ll make up stuff to connect the dots.”
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Those poor kids.