Kate Gosselin, shown in 2010, has gone from snipping coupons to swapping lifestyles, at least temporarily.(Photo: Christopher Peterson, BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
USA TODAY - Look who's back on the air! And she'll be getting a husband - for a week.
ABC has announced that its Celebrity Wife Swap reality series is returning on Feb. 26 (8 p.m. ET) with new episodes. Kicking things off will be Kendra Wilkinson, former Hugh Hefner girlfriend, and Kate Gosselin of Kate Plus Eight fame.
The show notes that it follows mothers in two celebrity families with very different values as they trade lifestyles, children and homes (but not bedrooms), for one week. So Kendra will get to be a single mom to Kate's eight kids - sextuplets Hannah, Alexis, Aaden, Leah, Collin and Joel, 8, and twins Cara and Madelyn, 12.
And Kate will have it easy, playing mom to Hank Baskett Jr., 3, Kendra's son with hubby and NFL star Hank Baskett.
Kate, who was fired from her CouponCabin job back in November, penned an essay last week about adult bullying for bullyville.com. In it, she thanks those who have stood by her, writing: "I am so grateful to the many corporations, family and friends who have chosen to see me for who I really am and know the truth and goodness that defines me."
And, she says, "I teach my kids to reach out and help others when they fall instead of stomping on them and passing by. I also teach them to feel happiness for others' successes, not jealousy. If only everyone could see it that way?"
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