'Jon and Kate' Plus 8 Things You Don't Know!

Kate and Jon Gosselin opened their lives to the world on their hit reality show, "Jon and Kate Plus 8," but they still have some secrets! Here are 8 things "Extra" uncovered about your favorite reality show family.

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1. Jon and Kate are estranged from Kate's parents. During an interview, Jon revealed that they want to be "drop-in grandparents" and that they don't talk to them. Jon's father has passed away, and his mother lives in Hawaii -- he talks to her on the phone on a regular basis.

2. Aunt Jodi, Kate's sister-in-law, was booted off the show when TLC wanted to pay her. Jon and Kate balked, and now Jodi is giving interviews about the embattled couple.

3. Jon and Kate first met at a picnic in 1997 -- they said it was love at first sight.

4. Kate grew up in a mobile home park, and never flew on an airplane until their honeymoon to Disneyworld. Today, the mom of eight loves flying first class.

5. Fans need to fork over $10 bucks for an autographed picture of one of Jon and Kate's brood, $20 for a family photo, and $3,000 an hour to hear Kate speak!

6. Before becoming a stay-at-home pop, Jon was an IT professional who worked for the Governor of Pennsylvania.

7. Kate has a Winnie the Pooh tattoo on her ankle. She used to have a rose tat on her belly, but it was removed when she had a tummy tuck.

8. The couple doesn't manage all those kids by themselves! They have a personal organic chef, housekeepers, gardeners and a personal assistant.

Eight Things You Didn't Know about Jon and Kate

They're Estranged from Their Parents

During an interview, Jon revealed that they want to be “drop-in grandparents” and that they don’t talk to them. Jon’s father has passed away, and his mother lives in Hawaii — he talks to her on the phone on a regular basis.

They're No Longer Close with Aunt Jodi

Aunt Jodi, Kate’s sister-in-law, was booted off the show when TLC wanted to pay her. Jon and Kate balked, and now Jodi is giving interviews about the embattled couple.

It Was Love at First Sight

Jon and Kate first met at a picnic in 1997 — they said it was love at first sight.

Kate Had Humble Beginnings

Kate grew up in a mobile home park, and never flew on an airplane until their honeymoon to Disneyworld. Today, the mom of eight loves flying first class.

You've Got to Pay to Meet Them

Fans need to fork over $10 bucks for an autographed picture of one of Jon and Kate’s brood, $20 for a family photo, and $3,000 an hour to hear Kate speak!

Jon Was an IT Professional

Before becoming a stay-at-home pop, Jon was an IT professional who worked for the Governor of Pennsylvania.

Kate Has Tattoos

Kate has a Winnie the Pooh tattoo on her ankle. She used to have a rose tat on her belly, but it was removed when she had a tummy tuck.

They Have an Entourage

The couple doesn’t manage all those kids by themselves! They have a personal organic chef, housekeepers, gardeners and a personal assistant.

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