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Kate Gosselin says she needs a man 'made of titanium'; defends reality TV career

It's no secret that Kate Gosselin has very high standards. She has high standards not just for her eight children but also for the man who wants to be her romantic partner. In an interview with E! News, posted on Thursday, June 19, she made clear that she's looking for someone very different from her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin.

Kate Gosselin promotes the new book 'Love Is In The Mix: Making Meals Into Memories With Family-Friendly Recipes, Tips And Traditions' at Barnes & Noble Staten Island on September 24, 2013 in New York City.
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When asked for her list of qualities that she's looking for in a man, Kate didn't rattle off a long list. Rather, she cut to the chase. She said that her romantic partner and potential stepfather to her children "needs to be made of titanium." "Steel doesn't cut it anymore," she concluded. For any men out there who are disappointed, she had this to say: "Yeah, sorry," which she said with a shrug. When Kate does find her man made out of titanium, maybe she'll get him a titanium wedding ring?

Obviously, Kate is well aware that only someone who is very strong can deal with her history, reputation, life in front of the press, and eight children. Perhaps she also knows that she isn't the easiest to handle and needs someone who can keep her in check? Someone very unlike Jon, who was often portrayed on their old reality show as soft and weak, unable to stand up to his wife's demands.

In her interview, Kate also defended her reality TV career. Over the years, many people have criticized her choice to pursue a life in the limelight for her and her children. Some say that she should step back and just concentrate on raising her children, perhaps go back to her nursing career.

Kate said that she's only doing TV in order to support her family. She said that "if there was another way to singly support eight children," people would never hear from her or her children again. Kate isn't whining though. She does admit that a reality TV celebrity career is "a pretty fantastic way" to take care of her family, which includes keeping them in an amazing house and school and making memories that they wouldn't otherwise have. Clearly, Kate has accustomed to a certain quality of life for her and her children and she has no plans on changing their lifestyles.

Kate Gosselin and her children return to TV after years away in TLC's two-part special "Kate Plus 8: Sextuples Turn 10." Part one airs Thursday, June 19, at 10 p.m. ET and the second part airs Thursday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET. Jon Gosselin, who once said that he just wants Kate to die, probably won't be watching.

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