Kate took her 8 children to a beach in North Carolina without Jon in attendance. The reality TV show cameras rolled as she enjoyed a day at the beach with her 8 children without any help from her husband.
Kate took her 8-year-old twins and her sextuplets, who turned 5 on May 5, to Bald Head Island, N.C. Bald Head Island is a resort town that features upscale cottages, a golf course and lighthouse with the only modes of transportation being golf carts and bicycles. Kate and her children, along with a nanny took up a rental cottage.
Arriving on a ferry earlier in the week, the Gosselins were hard to miss with all eight kids, local resident Brittani Reynolds, 20, says.
Kate, in big sunglasses, looked “like a movie star,” according to Reynolds. “She had a manicure and looked really like she takes care of herself. She didn’t seem unhappy. She actually seemed to be in a good mood; she was making jokes with everyone,” she says. “She was talking loud to the kids, things like, ‘Don’t stand over there. Don’t touch that.’ She sounded like a mom.”
“The kids seemed really lighthearted,” says Mari Leathers, 40, who is vacationing on the island from Wytheville, Va. “Of course they stand out because there are so many of them, but they are really happy looking. One of the girls had a little meltdown because she had misplaced a shovel, but otherwise it looked just fine.”
“It was a production, that’s for sure,” she says. “It wasn’t a relaxing beach time because they were definitely filming. But the kids seemed happy enough.”