Kate Gosselin has drastically changed her life after moving from a nearly 24-acre, 7,300-square-foot home in Pennsylvania to a 0.88-acre, 3,560-square-foot modest home in North Carolina.
A source told the Post the Kate Plus 8 graduate is “extremely happy and at peace” in her new stripped-down lifestyle, adding that she has no plans to return to reality television at the moment.
The news comes after her estranged son Collin recently addressed his lack of relationship with his mother, which he says began before he was institutionalized over behavior issues in early 2018.
“Even earlier [being] I don’t think we had a great relationship, and I think that just tore her down even more,” Collin told Entertainment Tonight on Monday, blaming “tv and what’s in the public domain for the distance a family.”
The 18-year-old, who starred with his siblings on his parents’ reality series from 2007 to 2017, said: “I think it tore us apart. It gave us less time to actually be together as a family [and] more time to be in the public eye.”
Meanwhile, years ago, Gosselin had planned her move to North Carolina.
In 2018, Gosselin, 47, purchased the four-bedroom, five-bathroom waterfront home in the town of Troutman, North Carolina for $750,000, records show.
The move came shortly before she lost custody of her son Collin and later Hannah.
Three years later, on February 26, 2021, she sold her longtime Pennsylvania estate at a slight loss for $1.085 million. Kate was originally hoping to fetch $1.3 million when she first listed the house in 2020.
Jon and Kate bought the massive six-bedroom, seven-bathroom property in Wernersville, PA for $1.12 million in 2008, a year before their divorce.
Kate’s new and much smaller home is on Lake Norman and features an owner’s suite with two bathrooms.
“All lakeside rooms have doors leading to the covered porch for easy access to lakeside living,” the previous listing states.
Additional features include a pool, hot tub and an extended garage under the lanai.
Meanwhile, Collin noted that he wasn’t “disturbed” by his mother’s absence at a 2018 court hearing that resulted in Jon gaining sole physical and legal custody.
“It’s on their own terms,” he explained. “If she doesn’t want to show up, she doesn’t have to show up.”
“I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone has their own agenda, you know?” he added. “My mother had her own agenda and I don’t know exactly what that was. But I was put in a difficult situation and my agenda was to get through this difficult situation.”
Meanwhile, Jon, 45, also spoke to the outlet and revealed he is missing his other six children, including Collins’ sixfold siblings Joel, Aaden, Alexis and Leah, and 22-year-old twins Cara and Madelyn, all of whom have decided not to join to live him.
“Of course I miss them,” Jon told ET, noting that he texts his eldest children but hasn’t received any replies.
“That’s why I post things on my Instagram like throwbacks, TBTs,” he continued at the time. “It’s bittersweet, though [Hannah] and Collin live with me so I kind of just focus on them.”
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