Kate Gosselin’s co-author, Beth Carson, speaks out against the Kate Plus 8 star

Kate Gosselin - Friend Beth Carson Speaks Out

Kate Gosselin’s former best friend and Multiple Blessings co-author is speaking out with her insider’s view of the reality star’s life — and doesn’t paint a particularly flattering picture of the mother of eight.

“I do know that Kate’s very, very intelligent, very driven, very focused, very stubborn,” Beth Carson told Radar Online. “Everything is possible, for the good or the bad… You can’t take away from what she’s accomplished with having eight children fed and clothed, but maybe there’s a different way to go about it.”

Beth, who appeared on Jon & Kate Plus 8 along with her husband, said her top priority was seeing that the kids were cared for.

“Once it stopped being about the kids, and turned to fame and money, I was out. I really truly just wanted the kids to have what they needed,” said the Pennsylvania mother of four. “It was a really easy decision for me once it stopped being about the kids to say, ‘I’m out.'”

Still, business matters were an issue between her and Kate: They initially agreed to split proceeds on Multiple Blessings 50/50, but Kate tried to change the contract at the last-minute so that she and Jon would receive the majority of the profits.

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“Luckily I’d covered my butt with a lawyer and fortunately I have a business-minded husband who basically said we had to take precautions when doing business with friends. If not, I would have not gotten one penny or had any recourse, because Kate tried very, very hard to get my name off everything and take my cut,” Beth said. “That was sort of the last straw. It was a smack in the face.”

Despite their problems, Beth said she doesn’t hold “any ill wishes” toward her former friend. She does, however, still fear for the kids.

“They were so highlighted and so out there on TV, as real people, so the kids are the first products of that. The kids were really the first ones who had no choice, they were infants. It has influenced their every moment of every day,” she said.

She added the kids were initially surrounded by people who genuine cared about them, but Kate found reasons to let them all go.

“It’s a tribute to the character and integrity of those who helped her,” said Beth, who admitted she hasn’t spoken to Kate in years. “It’s also a testament to Kate’s character, for not keeping them in her life. I think she’s got to see that it’s sad.”

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  • Anna

    Ok, I’m not a Kate fan, but sometimes I feel for her. It seems like everyone she’s ever been close to (family included) has “spoken out” against her.

    • Lyra

      Perhaps there is a reason for that…

      • Emerald

        Perhaps they just want their 15 minutes of fame and making her look bad is the only way to get it.

        • Erica C.

          She doesn’t need it. I believe the last time she was on the show, it was season one. Sites like this see people that are on shows with certain people and they ask them questions. She was being honest about what happened. I remember when her family was on the show, she was pretty hands on with the kids. Helping them with different things.

      • Emily

        So, you would snitch on your former friends for some $$$?

        • Erica C.

          She doesn’t need it.

  • TA

    I can’t wait for the books get kids write, sharing the truth about how they were really raised.

    • kathleenbbryant

      you make $27 per hour good for you! I make up to $85 per hour working from home. My story is that I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 per hour to $85 per hour heres a good example of what I’m doing more detail here..This is what I do,,,,,,,,,,WORkbuCK.CO&#77 <<<<<<,,,,

  • Pat Brown

    ok and now what? This is all old news and it’s boring no matter who is telling it.

  • who knows

    Funny thing last week my husband took me to Big Lots, he’s a sucker for good deals, and I actually bought this book..for 5 cents! Lol It was actually originally 3.00 but on sale for 50 and I guess it went down to 05. I actually questioned if I should get it or not at the register lmao. I had forgotten she had written a book and I was sure I knew most of her story. Any ways, I’m glad I got it because it’s worth way more then .05. It reminding why I like Kate so much. Something I had forgotten due to stories like this..

    • who knows

      *minus that first actually lol I’m on my phone

      • who knows

        Never mind minutes the first two actuallys! lmao I got a little too excited

        • who knows

          *minus omg

          • frontdoormom

            Shhhhhh lol. We get it. Youre fine 🙂

    • disqus_0VMMI7T4mG

      Seems like a nickel is the perfect price to pay.

  • Donna

    I don’t feel a bit sorry for her she brought this all on herself by the way she treated people now she wants to play the poor victim, well she is neither poor or a victim.