<p><span></span>To most of the world, <strong>Kate Gosselin</strong> is the levelheaded, tough mom of eight seen on TV. But the few people allowed into her inner circle know Kate has a different side -- a softer, more vulnerable side. Now for the first time, Kate's closest friend, Jamie Ayers, is speaking out about Kate's split from hubby <strong>Jon</strong> -- and defending her pal against unfair media portrayals, some of which have branded the single mom a "monster."<br />
Jamie tells Life & Style about her recent visit with Kate: "It was good for her -- she's lonely now that Jon's gone." But with eight children to care for, there's no time for Kate to sit around feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she's busier than ever these days, trying to fill the void Jon's absence has left in the children's lives. "Kate's trying to do more than be just a mom," says Jamie, "the kind of stuff Jon would've done. She wants to be well-rounded for the kids."
For more on how Kate is doing since the split, pick up this week's issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
Photo Credit: INF
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!