Kate Gosselin says she's now a different person

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Kate Gosselin appears on "Katie"

sat down with Katie Couric on Couric's new talk show to discuss her new attitude toward life.

Gosselin fought back tears as she looked back on her previous persona. "I was uptight and I don't really think that person really exists anymore. I have learned what is important as I have gone through a lot.”

Indeed she has. In addition to being a single mom of eight children, Gosselin went through a messy divorce from Jon Gosselin. On that topic, Gosselin said that they would have split even it wasn't for the pressures of being on TV. "We went through a lot. The signs were always there, and obviously having eight kids in a short span of time didn’t help that. And I’m not at all blaming my kids, I’m just saying."

Gosselin has also endured the cancelation of her once popular reality show, "Kate plus 8." The 37-year-old remains hopeful that she may get a new reality show, perhaps even one that documents her quest for love.

“After a few years and realizing my barriers to dating and loving TV and the experiences... I feel like honestly, that was my idea! I would do it! But I think it would be fun and allow me to meet people and have fun. It will show my fun side. I think it would be really fun,” Gosselin said. Whether or not show producers believe viewers would agree remains to be seen.

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