Kate Gosselin Preemptively Heads Off Affair Rumors

Two weeks after her husband, Jon Gosselin, was reported to have been carrying on with a 23-year-old schoolteacher, Jon & Kate Plus Eight star Kate Gosselin is rushing to deny reports that she’s having an affair too—before the reports have even been reported.

Gosselin tells People magazine that, after having sullied her hubby’s good name, the gossip mongers are coming after her—and she wants to clear the air before it even gets dirty.

Responding to supposed rumors that she’s been carrying on with bodyguard Steve Neild, Gosselin tells the magazine, “The next story coming out from the animals that stalk us is about our security person and his family. Already the allegations they’re making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified.”

“[The Neilds] are people who absolutely love us and want to see us through to the end,” Gosselin continues. “Of course, both of them travel with us at times, and we’ve spent holidays together, because, in this situation, your circle grows smaller and smaller, and it’s very natural to become friends with your manager, your publicist, your security team…they’re the only people you have left. And now they’re coming under fire.”

According to Gosselin, the heightened speculation is threatening to drive a wedge between the two families, and she’s “totally panicking” over the possibility that she and Jon “are going to lose our last set of friends.”

What, with eight kids, she doesn’t already have enough company?

“The scary thing for me is [the tabloids] are going to take information and create a story,” Gosselin adds. “It’s a matter of, ‘When will they stop?’ They’re going to keep going, and they’ll make up stuff to connect the dots.”

Well, maybe if she’d stop acting suspiciously and stop running to the press to squelch rumors that haven’t even spread yet, people wold stop thinking that she’s up to something fishy.

Readers, have your say in the comments section: Do you thnk it’s possible that Kate Gosselin is having an affair with her bodyguard?