Kate Gosselin isn’t one to shy away from the spotlight—she’s more likely to run right into it. The 39-year-old mother of eight, who found fame after starring in the TLC series Jon & Kate Plus 8, has been known to do just about anything to try and stay on top, including making some questionable decisions. That’s why we’re not surprised to hear that she’s involved in yet another scandal.
For years, Kate Gosselin has been rumored to be having an affair with her older bodyguard, 51-year-old Steve Neild, who’s married with two grown kids. She’s always maintained that their relationship is strictly professional, but now there’s proof that the affair rumors might actually be true, because Gosselin has reportedly been sharing a hotel suite with the older man while she films Celebrity Apprentice.
Steve Neild was first hired back in 2008 to protect the Gosselin kids while they filmed the TLC series. But the show ended, as did the Gosselins’ marriage, but the older man has since stuck around as Kate Gosselin’s personal bodyguard. And according to insiders, the rumored couple is inseparable.
Even her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, thinks that the rumors about their affair scandal are true. “Steve and Kate would have one room and the kids would have a separate room when they traveled,” he told In Touch. “It’s not a work situation. I have always thought they were together.”
After a failed marriage and eight kids, maybe Kate Gosselin is trying her luck with an older man. After all, her ex-husband was younger than her, and look how well that turned out. In any case, she might have better luck if she found someone who didn’t already have a wife at home, not to mention someone whom she didn’t have to pay to stick around.
One of the biggest benefits of dating an older man is to be with someone who’s got the money and means to spoil you and treat you like a queen. It kind of takes away the novelty of it when your older man is on your payroll. Although, we have to admit that if they are really having an affair, the bodyguard cover-up is pretty clever.
What do you think: Would you ever date a married man?
Lopez, J., “Kate Gosselin ‘caught sharing a hotel room with her married bodyguard while filming Celebrity Apprentice,’” Daily Mail web site, April 10, 2014; http://goo.gl/7knsdB.
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