Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin’s move to North Carolina was better for her family — and her finances — after TLC cut ties with the reality TV star, a source exclusively tells In Touch.
Despite having earned as much as $250,000 per episode while a TLC staple, Kate has a net worth of only about $500,000 today.
She says the majority of what made, she personally took and put in a college fund for [the kids] because they will go to college.
Kate, 47, and Jon’s two eldest children, twins Mady and Cara, 22, are currently attending Syracuse University and Fordham University, respectively, in New York State. As for their children, Jon, 45, remains in Pennsylvania, where he has custody of two of their sextuplets, Collin and Hannah. The remaining sextuplets, Aaden, Alexis, Joel and Leah, 18, live with Kate in Troutman, North Carolina. When the twins are home on break, they stay with the Kate Plus 8 star.
Kate purchased the $1.1 million Wernersville house 13 years ago while she was still with her former husband. In October 2020, she put the mansion up for sale for $1,299,990. The 7,591-square-foot home, which sat on 23 acres of private land, had six beds and seven bathrooms. The sprawling home also featured three ovens, two dishwashers, a six-burner stovetop, a three-car detached garage, a saltwater pool with a spa and a fire pit.
Following the move to North Carolina, Kate lives a much simpler life and has not appeared on television since 2019, when she attempted to rejoin the dating scene in Kate Plus Date. In September 2021, Kate obtained a “multi-state license” from the North Carolina Board of Nursing on June 30, 2021, and she currently works as a nurse. Prior to becoming famous on reality TV, the matriarch was a labor and delivery nurse at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
Jon and Kate continue to be in an intense custody battle after their divorce in 2009. They were married for 10 years.