In recent weeks, Kate Gosselin has come across as the better parent, the one who didn’t rush to bed someone younger just because she had gotten a divorce, the one who stayed at home with the kids and the one who did not spend her money in Las Vegas casinos. This is not necessarily because she is the better parent, a former nanny tells Us Magazine, but rather because she’s a selfish, material monster, who only thinks of her image and best interest.
Kate Gosselin doesn’t do anything for the kids and has an awful character, baby nurse Angela Krall, who was with her even before she became famous, says for the aforementioned magazine. In fact, Kate is so horrible that, at one point, she fired no less than 40 employees in just four months. Moreover, she is constantly obsessing over money and the need to make more, feels the state owed her compensation for having so many children and wouldn’t do anything in the world to put her image in peril.
“[She is] even more combative with her family and employees. Krall reveals that Kate posted ‘demeaning’ signs in every room detailing rules, and fired one woman on the spot for washing her hands in the kitchen instead of the bathroom. ‘Kate flipped,’ says Krall. ‘She thought it was cross-contamination.’ That level of perfectionism also tore her apart from her father, Kenton Kreider, a pastor, after he gave her cribs donated by his parishioners. ‘They didn’t match and Kate rejected them,’ says a family source. ‘Things like that caused a rift.’ Krall, who says all six babies ended up with matching cribs, tells Us Kate ‘thought they were owed stuff. The money factor was huge.’” the magazine writes.
In the same interview, the former nanny also reveals that Kate constantly frets about her image and is always worried paparazzi photos of her would not look good in the papers. Another major obsession of hers is money, trying her best to cash in on the fame she now enjoys, especially since she is aware that it might just go all away tomorrow, once the “Jon & Kate Plus 8” show breathes its last breath.
Yet, this is not the first time that Kate Gosselin comes under fire for her controlling behavior, both in front and behind the cameras. The first time was many months ago, before she and Jon hadn’t even announced the divorce, when one staffer told the media how Kate would smack her children with a large, plastic spoon when they refused to play nice for the camera. The second and most recent time was when Jon finally agreed to speak of the divorce with the media, and complained that he had suffered a lot of abuse and had been “put down a lot” while still married to Kate.
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