1. She achieved national and international recognition on the US reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8, in which she and Jon Gosselin are profiled as they raise their atypical family of sextuplets and twins.
2. She is the second of five children and Kenton Eugene Kreider. Her father is a pastor.
3. On October 8, 2000, she gave birth to twin girls who were at 35 weeks gestation five weeks premature. Gosselin became pregnant through fertility treatment because polycystic ovary syndrome left her unable to conceive otherwise.
4. After further treatments, Gosselin became pregnant again and she gave birth to sextuplets on May 10, 2004, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
5. The sextuplets were born 10 weeks premature, which is common in the multiple births that result from fertility treatments.
6. The early birth required that the six infants be placed on ventilators. According to her newest book, Kate revealed that very early in the pregnancy there were seven embryos, but one did not develop.
7. Gosselin became a registered nurse after completing a diploma program at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania.
8. She then worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Reading Hospital until 2004.
9. Following the birth of the sextuplets, the Gosselins were featured in the NBC reality TV show Home Delivery when their home in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, was renovated to accommodate the large family.
10. The family was then featured in a special on Discovery Health in September 2005 entitled Surviving Sextuplets and Twins.
11. A year later they were featured in another special entitled Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later.
12. With high ratings from the specials, Discovery Health signed the couple to a reality series that aired beginning in April 2007, called Jon & Kate Plus 8, which documented their lives.
13. To produce the show, the family was filmed for three or four days per week.
14. The two had met with Pennsylvania attorneys on the day that the episode aired to finalize plans for divorce rather than separation. They stated that their eight children will remain in their Pennsylvania home, and the two of them will move back and forth to accommodate the custody agreement.