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Kate Gosselin Divorce: 'I'm Not The Same Person I Was'

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Kate Gosselin arrives at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) | AP

Kate Gosselin, the mom-of-eight made famous by TLC's "Jon And Kate Plus Eight," recently opened up to People magazine about her life after divorce and out of the spotlight.

"We were struggling, then we were doing really well, then it all fell apart, and now we have a so-called ‘normal’ life," she said. "They’ve [the kids] seen that through it all, we’ve dealt with it, survived it, and we keep on going.”

The reality star filed for divorce from Jon Gosselin in 2009. She told People magazine that the split -- and the show -- have changed her.

"It feels like a whole other lifetime ago," she said. "And sometimes I don't even remember much of it. Both when the babies were first born and during the divorce, I was on survival mode. I feel like I've lived two lifetimes already. I'm not the same person I was ... I don't even recognize her."

Her ex has also spoken publicly about their split, telling The Mercury in July 2013 that the divorce was difficult for the kids because certain kids wanted to live with him and others wanted to live with Kate.

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