December 05, 2010 02:00 PM by Shayla Perry
Last week, in an interview with the Today Show’s Meredith Vieira, Kate Gosselin of TLC’s Kate Plus Eight opened up about how she and her ex-husband, Jon, are working together to raise their eight children, whether or not she’s forgiven him since their divorce, and how they plan to tackle the holidays.
“There’s no truce necessary in that regard. Strangely, the holidays have always been something we’ve worked out peacefully,” Kate told Vieira. “I always approach it [as] the kids need to see both of us, if not together, on the holidays. It’s an understanding that we always split the holidays. The kids have done a few holidays now and so they know that this is what they need to do…they’re very happy to spend time with both of us.”
When it comes to communicating with Jon, Kate admits that at times it’s still difficult. “It depends on the day, depends on the hour,” she said. “I always reach out to him first, as far as trying to do it in the normal maner and I do it amicably and with the best interest of the kids in mind. And when I approach him, I try to think of the old days. You know, write him an e-mail, give him a call and try to talk to him the same way we always have talked. My goal is always to do it peacefully.”
As for an apology from her ex-husband, Kate says that she is aware of Jon’s Twitter post in which he wrote, “I am acutely aware of the mistakes I made in 2009 and I am ashamed of the choices I made. I have apologized to Kate, my family, and to my friends.”
Kate is still waiting for a direct apology from Jon, but said that she has forgiven him for the sake of her children.
Gosselin also used the interview as an opportunity to clear up any confusion about whether or not her children, Collin and Alexis, were expelled from their Pennsylvania private school.
“They were not expelled from school,” Kate explained. “They were having anger issues, acting out, having behavior things.
“I brought them home, I have them with a private tutor… and they are excelling along with weekly therapy,” said Kate. “My kids are back. They’re happy, they’re functioning, they’re well and all is well again.”
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