Kate Gosselin is single and ready to mingle—or at least she thought she was ready.
The Kate Plus 8 star talked to E! News about life before and after now-ex-husband Jon Gosselin and said that dating has become a completely different game since she got divorced.
"We had pagers," she said, referring to how she and Jon used to communicate when they first got together. "Remember 143?"
For those who are too young to know what 143 signifies, it's I love you: one letter for I, four letters for love, three letters for you. Classic technological shorthand. Despite the evolutions in technology, whether it's cell phones or dating apps, the reality TV star said she won't let it get in her way.
"It's a completely different world, and I'm sure that every single parent who finds themselves eventually dating again would also agree that it's just weird and exciting but strange," she added.
But what is really strange to Kate is the fact that some of her kids are now teenagers, which means they are starting to date, too! The whole situation might be awkward, but they're learning to get through it as best they can.
Kate was previously linked to millionaire Jeff Prescott, but then rumors spread that they had split. The mom of eight later said that they never dated. "Sorry guys. You've been 'duped' by the tabloids again!" Kate tweeted at the time. "There was no breakup recently/at all. Gotta b in a relationship in order 2 'break up'!"
Even though Jon and Kate are no longer together, they try their hardest to co-parent there children. "Nothing has changed," she explained. "Keep the peace and help them work through it. I think that we're in a really good place there."
Kate and Jon's twin daughters are now 15 and their sextuplets are 11. The family rose to fame in 2007 with the TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8, whose title was later changed after the couple called it quits. She also told the Today show that she has started to give her daughters advice about fashion and now, of course, dating, but they put up a fight.
"Mainly Maddie, but I have to tell you...I have no idea where it came from, but they all have strong opinions," she joked. "I don't know where they got it."
Kate Plus 8 returns Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. on TLC.