Kate Gosselin Speaks Out About Alleged Affair

By: Celebuzz / May 7, 2009

After a scandalous cover story in Us Weekly, in which Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad Jon Gosselin was accused of cheating on wife Kate with 23-year-old school teacher Deanna Hummel, Kate is finally speaking out about the alleged affair.

On Thursday’s Today show, she said that, despite the on-the-record statements, video, and pictures, “I’m very hesitant to believe any of it. It goes with the territory.”

The mother of eight children (twins and sextuplets) told Today show host Meredith Vieira that she thinks the public should take the stories with “a grain of salt” since “people are being paid to talk.”

She added, “We’re dealing with it privately. It’s kind of ironic since we do have a reality show and people see the good, the bad and the ugly. But there are those things we keep to ourselves, and we’re working through it together, and that’s the important thing.”

Jon was actually supposed to appear alongside his wife, but gave babysitting duties as his excuse to cancel. Instead, they read a statement from the alleged philanderer.

“These allegations are false and just plain hurtful. As I adjust to the attention that comes from being in the public eye, I need to be more careful and aware of who I am associating with and where I am spending my time. But the bottom line is, I did not cheat on Kate. I am sorry for putting my family in this awkward position, given some poor decisions and bad judgment I’ve made recently. I am working through this difficult time with my family. My family is my top priority.”

What is she going to do now? Gosselin said, “We just need to weather this storm. Just like all the other storms we’ve been through.”

“Our kids are centrally in our focus, they always have been. They are very much loved, very well cared for…that will be how it’s going to be,” she asserted.

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