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Kate Gosselin Shoots Back, Says She Will Provide for Kids

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People: Kate Gosselin is firing back after her ex husband Jon Gosselin claimed she doesn't spend enough quality time with their eight kids and announced plans to sue for primary physical custody.

Jon and Kate Gosselin

"I am not willing to comment in public on the custody discussions regarding my children," Gosselin says in a new statement. "What I will say is this: I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom, I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others."

Jon's laywer tells PEOPLE that Kate is an "absentee parent," citing her current stint on Dancing with the Stars which shoots in Los Angeles. "He wants equal say with custody, equal time, but if the circumstances remain as they are, with Kate being rarely home, Jon wants primary custody of the children," says Anthony List Sr.

Meanwhile, Kate's lawyer Mark Momjian tells PEOPLE he has not received a formal filing yet but that "our client is a devoted mother who loves her children very much."

Kate, 35, is about to start a publicity campaign for her new book, I Just Want You To Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family, which is set to be released on April 13.

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous April 7, 2010, 6:53 AM

John, you’re a moron and a douche bag. Get a life.

Jeanne C. April 7, 2010, 10:30 AM

Yep he is childish. He shows it when she does good. Filing on her just takes from the kids. That costs money and it shows when he does this. She was lucky to see what a child he really is, to get out of that marriage. She has a decent chance to raise her kids without having to raise him too!

working mom April 8, 2010, 2:00 PM

ARE YOU ALL SERIOUS? I hope Jon Gosslein gets his kids. If any of you watched the Jon and Kate plus 8 show can remember how she was so demanding and controling . she is only out for herself and fame, not her kids. Let Jon see what he can do. He did ok when they were together , Yes he got out of hand for awhile there but he is back to being a good Dad. I think that they both wanted the fame at first, but reality I think set in finally.

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