We have to say, single life seems to really suit Kate Gosselin.
She might be lonely, but the 34-year-old future divorcée looked more relaxed than ever as she commandeered the confessional armchair and quipped her way through a special Q&A session on Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8. (Perhaps knowing that the Jon part is going away soon helped.)
"Really? Seriously? Do you really think now is a good time to be answering that?" she said in response to the question, "Do you ever see yourself married again?"
"I struggle because I really don't want to be married again—can you blame me?—but I don't want to be alone," Kate admits, before wrapping her response with a little joke.
"We shall see. Maybe when I'm 73½."
So she's a bit ambivalent on the remarriage front. What else did we learn from the "You Ask, Kate Answers" special?
• Little kids hit each other a lot. And sometimes take a cardboard ax to their sisters' fingers. So when Kate is asked how much help she has, and she talks about the small army that assists her, she insists that she isn't pampered. "It's called survival," she says.
• You can, perhaps, buy Kate Gosselin some love. "I would wait to see Patrick Dempsey, maybe?" she suggested when asked, considering people wait in lines to see her, who she'd be willing to wait eight hours to meet. Also Julia Roberts, Tiger Woods and Matt Damon are people she might stand around for.
• Collin, Aaden and Joel are still talking about their recent trip to Wyoming. "They still want to be cowboys when they grow up."
• One probing fan, a journalist perhaps, asked whether there's money socked away for the kids that neither Jon nor Kate can touch. "A healthy amount of money is put away for the kids, and it is safe," Kate says. "It will not be touched other than for education...Come hell or high water, they will have the opportunity."
• "If I was still wearing those crinkly dirty T-shirts with sweatpants, there could be a problem," Kate said, answering a question about her fashion sense and comparing how she looks now to how she looked when her kids were 4 and 19 months old. "If you take care of yourself and try to look nice, it's reflective of how you feel about yourself. I want [the kids] to be proud of me, to think, 'Mommy cares, and so should I.' "
• Beach or bust. "To live closer to the beach, sign me up, when do I do it?" Kate deadpanned when asked if she'd consider uprooting the family from their Pennsylvania abode. "Everybody knows I hate cold weather, then they ask, 'Why are you still where you are?' And the answer is, I don't know," she shrugged. "That's where we are."
• Kate sees herself, or her voice at least, on the silver screen. "Somewhere in here I've discovered that I've done enough years of TV that I feel like it's a normal, natural, comfortable place to be. I'd love to be in a movie at some point. I would love to be the voice of a cartoon character in a movie for my kids. I think that would be fun."
• Where does she see herself in 10 years? "I do not project anymore. Do you blame me? If I had my choice, myself and my kids in 10 years will be happy, healthy...I would love my TV career thing to be successful. I've found my niche. I would love not to be alone...but nobody's ever going to buy into my mess, so I probably will be. But it's OK, I'll just be working hard anyway."
Kate's right. She is way too hard on herself. Guys love a hot mess!
Kate's more lighthearted without Jon, but her improved attitude isn't what makes the Gosselin gossip wheel go round.