The new season of Kate Plus 8 may have just premiered, but matriarch Kate Gosselin is currently being painted in a very bad light after private diaries, allegedly written by the 40-year-old, were released to the public.
In a rerelease of his 2014 expose, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, author Robert Hoffman includes pages from a series of journals that the reality star reportedly kept from 2006 to 2007.
Kate and Jon Gosselin in 2009. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In one instance, Kate confesses to fighting with then-husband Jon Gosselin in front of their eight children.
"Things spiraled quickly into a big ugly argument where Jon said really ugly things in front of the girls numerous times and he scared me about his sanity, seriously!" she wrote. "I feel like we are the worst parents in the whole world!" The pair eventually divorced in 2009.
Kate also recalls several times she spanked her kids for misbehaving. "Mady was grouchy and received a few spankings with the spanker that newly joined the emergency supply stash in the big blue bus!!!!" she said of the then five-year-old. "She eventually happied up!"
Kate and her eight children. (Photo Credit: TLC)
The "spanker" is reportedly a wooden spoon that the former TV queen used during scoldings, according to Radar Online.
One time, she was "so, so angry" at her toddler son Collin that "I grabbed him and spanked him as hard as I could and thought I may seriously injure him so I sent him to his crib…. And whipped him into it very hard!"
Kate has yet to speak out about the diaries, but if we were her, we'd hire an excellent crisis manager!