Kate Gosselin is left with stacks of bills she can't pay, now that her estranged husband has drained the family bank account, she told the Today show Monday morning.
"I need that money to provide for them," she said. "We were in the position after our sextuplets were born that we could not pay our bills. We did the show to provide a better life for them. Never did I think I'd be back in the same position."
Jon, meanwhile, made another stop on his self-promotional tour Saturday, a paid appearance at Millions of Milkshakes in LA.
A teary-eyed Kate also said that her eight kids were all "wailing and sobbing" when they heard the TLC crew would not be returning to film, something Jon ordered last week after he was fired, claiming he had their interests in mind.
"They love the crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. It is not harmful to them. They are angry," Kate said.WATCH: