Kate Gosselin 'Shocked' By Jon's Romance With Young Party Girl
Posted on Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:00 AM PDT

KateTodayShow200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Kate Gosselin broke down in tears during her first television interview since announcing her split from husband Jon on Monday's Today show.

When asked by Meredith Vieira for her thoughts on Jon's younger girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, Kate said, "I was shocked, but those things...to be very honest, that's his life and they don't affect me directly at this point...It is hurtful. It's very hurtful. To be very honest, the most hurtful part is when his decisions directly affect our children. That's the hardest part for me."

Kate broke down into tears when asked about why she still wears her wedding ring.
"For [the children]. I don't want to upset them," Kate said. "While I've been very real and as honest as I need to be, I don't want to shock them. I've walked slowly through this with them. As they've asked questions, I've answered them." She added that she'll take off the ring "when the time is right."

When Vieira discussed the split, and who was responsible for it, Kate responded, "Nobody's perfect. I was not perfect. Obviously, it takes two. I don't know. What would I go back and change? It's hard to say. Clearly, [Jon's] goals are not my goals, so we just needed to work that out. I think it's very clear that we are two different people at this point, with two different sets of goals."

"I am determined to hang in there. What life hands me, I am going to do and deal with," Kate said.

"My focus still, as I've always said - as I will always say - is the health and well being of my children, as well as myself...this is not what any mother sets out for her children. This does not feel like the best for them...I want my children to see a mother who is committed to her children, who is determined, who has integrity, perseverance and never gives up. I want my children to see that everything I've done for them is out of love."

Jon is scheduled to give his first interview since the split tonight on E!

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