kate gosselin blind date Kate Gosselin Goes On Blind Date—Takes All Her Baggage Along With Her
Anyone who is aware of Gosselin, likely has a strong opinion about her—but, whether you love her or loathe her, you’ve got to give her props for pulling no punches, and always putting it all out there—warts and all.
And it’s little wonder Kate lacks respect for her 38-year-old ex—in their divorce filing, Jon admitted to making poor decisions leading to financial issues, he also admitted to using “poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon”, has flitted from job to job, working as a waiter, before deciding to pursue his dream of becoming a DJ.—and leaves the vast majority of his children’s care, and financial support, solely to Kate.
So, it’s no surprise she’s carrying more than the average amount of baggage—not to mention the fact she’s a single mom raising eight friggin’ kids on her own.
During a TLC special last year, celebrating Gosselin turning the big 4-0, she shared how sick-to-death she is of everyone always asking her if she’s dating, and claimed that the five years since her divorce had been “the happiest of [her] life” (all while looking like she is about to jump under a bus).
But, it appears she’s now ready once again to dip her toe in the romance pool, so when her best friend Deanna suggests setting her up on a blind date with a hunky single friend of hers, Gosselin agrees (all while looking like she is about to jump under a bus).
One thing she insists on however, is that Deanna pre-warn the guy that she has eight kids—because, and for once we totally agree with Gosselin, it’s a pretty important thing to be aware of when considering a potential love interest.
The guy in question, a dishy-looking and very sweet seeming dude named Vann, clearly isn’t deterred by the news, because sure enough, there he is, in a restaurant, sitting opposite the formidable Kate Gosselin for
an interview dinner.
Old Vann is a braver man than most...
Dinner with Kate Gosselin looks to be every bit as fun as you imagine dinner with Kate Gosselin would be—and, that’s not much fun at all.
And, in true Kate Gosselin style, she wastes no time informing the dude of her expectations when it comes to any future partners—all while managing to get in a few jabs at the expense of her ne’er-do-well ex.
Case in point:
I think my experience from what I’ve been through, my main message to my kids is never settle…and do be comfortable with yourself.
Enough so that you’re not just marrying and being with the first person that comes along…. I think that that’s a big mistake that a lot of people make.
And, you know, this time around I have to be extra choosy, not only for myself, but the bar is set very much higher because it matters… so much more even [for my family]
I do know that the person who comes along, that sticks around….if you’re willing to take on someone with eight kids you have to be pretty darn tough..like, from the get go. And so I think that in itself will be, like, the ready made test.
That Kate Gosselin does love her “tests” doesn't she?!!
Bizarrely, old Vann manages to still remain undeterred, and even claims he had “fun” during
the interview dinner date.
He tells the camera:
I don’t think I had any clue of what to expect as someone who has actually never seen the show…I walked in blind. She’s just a really engaging person, I’m having a great time, so, it’s been fun.
Well, one thing's for sure—he’s a braver man than most.
You can watch the new episode of Kate Plus 8 tonight at 10/9 c on TLC
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