updated 02/23/2012 AT 8:40 AM ET
•originally published 02/23/2012 AT 5:30 PM ET
It’s still just Kate plus eight.
“I am lonely,” says the former reality star mom, 36. “I clean up the house, put kids to bed, and there I sit. Ideally I would find that person – I don’t know if I feel ready for that.”
Asked if she has a love life, she replied: “No. I’m too busy. I think a lot of my friends, who are being constructive, say, ‘Gosh, who are you going to meet that is going to be able to deal with eight kids?’ My answer is always if they can deal with eight kids in our situation, it probably will be the person.”
But she admits: “The odds are so against me, one mom and eight kids.”
Gosselin also offered an update on her ex-husband Jon, saying things have improved between them recently.
“He basically lives his life and I live mine. It’s more peaceful,” she said. “Possibly he’s working now and so he feels like he’s living a regular life again and maybe a little happier with himself, so that boils down to peace between us. The kids are now okay going there.”
Of Jon’s parenting, she adds: “I feel like he’s trying again. That’s good. The bottom line is the kids come home basically happy and that’s all that matters.”