The cast of TLC’s hit reality-TV series “Kate Plus 8” may have secretly added another member to their large brood. TLC reality star Kate Gosselin has long since denied she has a romantic relationship with her bodyguard Steve Neild, but according to one of her co-stars on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” there might be some truth to the dating rumors.
In an interview with Us Weekly, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore dished about Kate’s living situation while filming Season 14 of Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” in New York City earlier this year. According to the Bravo reality star, Kate, 39, allegedly shared a hotel room during production with Neild, her longtime bodyguard and rumored boyfriend since 2009.
“That bodyguard was very interesting because they actually shared a room -- I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that -- so he was around quite a lot,” Kenya said of her co-star during a round of “The Name Game” with the magazine.
This isn’t the first time Kate has been accused of sharing a hotel room with Neild, a married father of two, while filming the hit NBC competition series. In April, InTouch Weekly reported that Kate was allegedly caught answering Neild’s hotel room phone while staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower March 30.
Kate’s ex-husband of 10 years and former TLC co-star, Jon Gosselin, spoke out about Kate’s relationships with Neild, telling InTouch that his ex-wife’s decision to share a room with Neild was tough for their eight children -- twins Mady and Cara, 14, and sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Leah, Alexis, Hannah and Joel, 10 -- to comprehend.
“Steve and Kate would have one room and the kids would have a separate room when they traveled. It’s confusing to the children,” he said. “It’s not a work situation. I have always thought they were together.”
Gosselin last discussed her dating life, or lack thereof, during an interview with ExtraTV in June. “Nothing [has] changed. Isn’t that boring? Unless I meet them in Target or in my kitchen, that’s the only place that I’m going to meet someone,” she said.