Raising eight children and a failing marriage can be quite challenging, so how do you cope? When you're Kate Gosselin you turn to the bottle - or in the arms of your bodyguard, according to a former nanny of the reality TV show star. The nanny, who spoke with the Enquirer, also alleged that Kate would beat her kids' ass.
Kate Gosselin is a regular boozer with a hair-trigger temper who has angrily paddled her kids with a kitchen utensil, an ex-staffer for Kate and her estranged husband Jon charges.
In an explosive exclusive interview, the former employee also reveals that she saw Kate getting cozy with bodyguard Steve Nield, the silver-haired hunk with whom she’s been rumored to be romantically involved…
“By the end of the day after the kids were settled, Kate would drink a bottle of wine by herself. This happened several nights a week,” said the source, who worked with the Gosselins for six months and quit at the end of summer 2008…
Kate was “short-fused and demanding,” according to the source, and while off-camera, she often disciplined the children in a very harsh, sometimes even violent, manner.
“When one of the boys closed a door on another one once, Kate got in their faces and yelled, ‘You tell me the truth about what happened!’” the source revealed.
“The children just stood there, terrified. Then she dragged one of the boys into the bathroom and spanked him five or six times with a large plastic mixing spoon.
“You could hear Kate forcefully whacking the child and the child screaming at the top of his lungs. People told me it happened more than once, but it was off-camera because Kate didn’t want it in the show."
The source also witnessed the growing closeness between Kate and her bodyguard, New Zealand native Steve Nield.
In a surprisingly intimate gesture, “Steve often put his hands on her hips to guide her.”
Well. Well. Well.