Kate Gosselin on the 'Today' Show: 'I Feel Like a Failure'

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Kate Gosselin gave her first interview since she and her husband Jon Gosselin announced they planned to divorce, and the results are fascinating, if sometimes cringe-worthy, television.

Meredith Viera of NBC's Today show snagged the exclusive, and gently walked Kate through the end of her marriage, her feelings of failure, and how the children are handling the news. Gosselin was quick to deny that the reality show the family has been a part of for five seasons now contributed to the divorce, telling Viera:
Was [divorce] a product of the show? I feel like it would have happened anyway — cameras on or cameras off... In everybody's life, you make sacrifices. Everybody has to work. Everybody has a job. Ours is a very unique job. ... When Viera pressed Gosselin on her husband's rumoured affairs with both Hailey Glassman and Kate Major, Kate took the high road:
I think it's very clear that we are two different people at this point, with two different sets of goals. Indeed, Gosselin reserved her harshest words for herself, admitting she struggles with feelings of inadequacy due to the end of her marriage:
I wake up, and I feel like a failure. This is not what any mother sets out for, for her children. It's necessary. It has to take place."
Gosselin also dismissed stories that she'd been having an affair with her bodyguard Steve Neild, saying, it the reports were "just another crazy rumor. It sells tabloids."
You can see the entire interview below. The interesting bits start in around the four-minute mark.
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