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Kate Gosselin fesses to being too tough on Jon in her new book

April 14, 2010 | 10:30 am

Kate400 I guess it's easy to say you're sorry when your dancing stinks and you've got a book to promote.

While Jon Gosselin continues to bash his ex for being an "absentee mom," Kate's out and about trying to claim the higher road by saying she regrets some of the things she has said to him.

Oh, like once ordering him to "stop breathing so loud" on the couple's now-defunct TLC series, "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

In her new book, "I Just Want You to Know," which Gosselin hawked on Wednesday morning's "Today" show, she confesses, “Much of what I said to Jon was unwarranted. I could have guarded my tongue better." The book is a collection of letters addressed to each of her children.

She elaborated further, her voice cracking at all the appropriate spots: “I learned that in the heat of the moment I have a sharp tongue, and looking back there are probably a lot of people that I love that I probably spoke to inappropriately. Those are the people that are beside you to support you and love you. I've really learned to watch what I say."

As for Jon's latest accusations that all her showbiz duties are preventing her from spending time with their kids, Kate says it's a necessary reality. "I don't see another option. I have eight kids to provide for, and this is a great opportunity."

"It’s certainly not going to cut the mustard working 12-hour shifts, six days a week, as a nurse.”

Expect a kinder, gentler -- and clearly less genuine -- Kate to appear on her new TLC series, "Twist of Kate," which will send her across the country to help other women with challenges at work and home. 

-- Denise Martin

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Photo: Kate Gosselin on "Dancing With the Stars" on April 5. Photo credit: Adam Larkey / Associated Press.