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A day after Jon & Kate Plus 8's Jon Gosselin was splattered all over the cover of Us for allegedly having a three-month affair with 23-year-old Deanna Hummel, Kate showed up on the Today show Thursday, ostensibly to promote her book, Eight Little Faces. Make that Eight Little Sad Faces.

Kate told Meredith Vieira she wasn't too inclined to believe every bit of gossip that comes down the street: "I'm very hesitant to believe any of it. It goes with the territory."

Too bad there are photos, interviews and even video from Us about the mess. And even though they live on a reality show, Kate said this wasn't for public consumption.

"We're dealing with it privately. It's kind of ironic since we do have a reality show and people see the good, the bad and the ugly," she said. "But there are those things we keep to ourselves, and we're working through it together, and that's the important thing."

Working through it apparently included Jon skipping out on the appearance, supposedly to stay home with the kids. He gave Vieira a statement to read, with some lameness about how the "allegations are false and just plain hurtful." Kate, though, sounded an awful like this whole thing is true.

"We're not perfect. I don't have all the answers... We're doing our best and learning how we go," she said. "We just need to weather this storm, just like all the other storms we've been through."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:34am]


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