Reality mom Kate Gosselin has gone from TV star to pauper -- and Kate claims her estranged husband Jon is to blame.
Mrs. Gosselin said on the "Today Show" this morning that Jon virtually emptied their joint bank account -- and now Kate can't pay her bills. "He took $230,000 of the $231,000 we had," Kate revealed. "I have a stack of bills. The last thing I wanted was to do this show and end up not being able to pay our bills."
She later added of her estranged husband, "He has gone way far off the trail...Obviously, I am very upset. I can't sleep at night. I can't pay my bills. I think he's receiving bad advice. I think he's making bad decisions."
Marty Singer, Kate's lawyer, has announced that he intends to take Jon to court and force him to return the money. In response, Jon's legal team said that the reality dad has taken the money he was "entitled to," and will take additional "significant" funds he feels he deserves. "It's wonderful to say he'll be awarded significant funds. However, there are not significant funds to be awarded," Kate admitted.
Kate, who became visibly upset when talking about finances, added that she hopes Jon allows filming for "Kate Plus Eight" to continue. Jon temporarily halted production last week, claiming he wants his brood off reality TV. "It has ended our income and our paychecks and our opportunities," Kate said of Jon's decision. "I wish Jon would think more about it."
News that the production was halted did not sit well with the Gosselin brood. "There was wailing and sobbing," Kate said, adding that the kids "love our crew."
The mother of eight's finances may be up in the air, but Kate announced that her children have money that will help secure their financial futures. "Financially, the kids are protected. They have the fund that I set up for them," Kate said. "That was my long-term goal. It is secure and substantial... and it is safe. I had the presence of mind to start that on my own. That's what I want for them, for their future to be secure."
Kate also showed off a new wedding ring on the show -- the "Kate Plus Eight" star had the stone remounted with eight little diamonds representing her children.