Kate Gosselin is returning to TLC's airwaves with new episodes of her reality-TV series “Kate Plus 8” later this year, but her decision to put on a yard sale has some viewers wondering if the mother of eight is strapped for cash. Gosselin, 39, recently told Reading, Pennsylvania, radio station Y102 (WRFY-FM) that she would be selling her family’s belongings at St. John's United Church of Christ in Wernersville on Saturday, according to a report from InTouch Weekly. The announcement came just days after her ex-husband and former co-star Jon Gosselin, 37, was evicted from his Pennsylvania home.
“Kate is having the Gosselin family yard sale. The Gosselins will be selling their unwanted/no longer needed items clogging up their house,” the radio station announced on their site Monday.
Unfortunately for Kate’s 10-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Leah, Joel, Alexis and Hannah, and her 14-year-old twins, Mady and Cara, it appears most of the items for sale are theirs. Y102 reports that items up for grabs will include clothing, toys, books and “more.”
With the yard sale’s timing after Jon’s recent eviction, some are questioning if the event is any indication that Kate, who split from Jon in 2009, is also facing money trouble. While the reality-TV family will be keeping a majority of the profits, they will also donate a portion of the proceeds to the local Animal Rescue League, reports Y102. According to Kate, the family is merely selling their personal effects to make room in their home following a recent remodeling.
YARDSALE! Join us this Sat 7-2 at St John's Hains Church 591 N Church Rd Wernersville ALL MUST GO sale following r home remodel/makeover!
â€” Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8) October 21, 2014
The sale comes two months after TLC announced Kate and her family (minus Jon) would be returning for new episodes of “Kate Plus 8” in December. According to a report from Radar Online, Kate will make more than $40,000 per episode, a paycheck which insiders claim the mom of eight could not afford to turn down.
“It’s basically her only source of income,” a source said of Kate’s decision to reprise the program. “The twins will be going off to college in five years, and then she has six more to put through, so she desperately needs these TLC specials. … Tuition is expensive and Kate is a single mother. She needs an income.”
Kate previously spoke out about her money troubles in an interview with People magazine in August 2013, saying that following the original "Jon and Kate Plus 8" series conclusion in 2009, she has had trouble budgeting her family's finances.
“[We have] been very careful these days,” Kate told the magazine. “We were struggling, then we were doing really well, then it all fell apart, and now we have a so-called normal life."
Last week, Us Weekly reported that Jon had been evicted from his rental home in the suburb of Beckersville after failing to make payments. The former reality-TV star had most recently been working for a credit card company after losing his job as a waiter in May, a gig which an insider said didn’t pan out for him.
“It lasted a few months. Now, he’s broke again,” a source told the magazine. “He was evicted last week and has been in the process of moving out.”
Not only has Jon lost his home, an insider claims that his longtime girlfriend and former VH1’s “Couples Therapy” co-star, Liz Janetta, has walked out on him.
“He and his girlfriend broke up a month of two ago," said a source. "She moved."