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In the Lone Star State, a 1-in-4.7B Birth

Thelma Chiaka welcomed sextuplets in Houston Friday

(Newser) - Thelma Chiaka now has six more mouths to feed. Per the Houston Chronicle , the Texas mom gave birth to sextuplets Friday morning at Houston's Woman's Hospital of Texas—two sets of twin boys and a pair of twin girls, all weighing in at between 1 pound, 12 ounces... More »

Alabama Family With Twins Adds Sextuplets

The premature babies are already cover models

(Newser) - The Waldrop babies—Alabama's first sextuplets since 2011—are officially cover models. Not bad for six babies born just shy of 30 weeks in late 2017 and who were only recently allowed to leave the hospital. People reports Courtney Waldrop gave birth to Layke, Tag, Blu, Rawlings, Rivers, and... More »

Couple's 17-Year Fertility Struggle Ends With Sextuplets

Ajibola Taiwo gave birth via C-section on May 11

(Newser) - A couple who spent 17 years trying to conceive finally managed the feat—six times over. A Virginia hospital says sextuplets born May 11 to Ajibola Taiwo, a native of Nigeria, are "thriving." The three boys and three girls were born via C-section, and weigh between 1 pound,... More »

Jon Gosselin's Reporter: I'm No Hooker

(Newser) - For those who thought the Gosselin saga couldn't get more tawdry: The Star reporter who quit after "falling for" interview-subject-and-dad-of-eight Jon is now denying reports that she once pounded the pavement in search of johns, reports the New York Daily News. Another NYC gossip monger tells the News that... More »

Jon Hangs With Lilo's Pop, Gal-Pal Scribe in Hamptons

Latest lady love reporter 'couldn't help falling for him,' she tells her paper

(Newser) - Associates of divorcing dad of 8 Jon Gosselin get more and more interesting. He hung out in the Hamptons this week with another quirky dad, Lindsay Lohan's father, reports People. "Jon is a friend, he's a great guy, and my doors were open to him and Kate Major,"... More »

Jon & New Squeeze Step Out in St. Tropez

(Newser) - Just when fans were getting used to the idea of father-of-eight Jon Gosselin canoodling with a 23-year-old girlfriend, he's spotted holding hands with another gal pal in St. Tropez.This one, Hailey Glassman, is the daughter of the plastic surgeon who gave Jon's estranged wife, Kate, a free tummy tuck... More »

Better Health Care Might Have Saved Jon and Kate

Were IVF coverage mandated, sextuplets may have been fewer

(Newser) - Could better health care coverage have saved Jon and Kate? Maybe, writes Liza Mundy in the Washington Post, explaining that the Gosselins opted for a cheaper fertility treatment in their quest for one more baby after having twins—and got six kids. Had their health insurer been required to pay... More »

Gosselin 'Rich Kids' Get $28K Playhouses

(Newser) - While Jon and Kate discussed their painful decision to divorce on the latest episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, their kids were frolicking in their four new, custom-made playhouses that cost a whopping $28,000, reports ABC News. The super-pricey haunted house, pirate ship, veterinary clinic, and garden shop... More »

Kate Defends Spanking Daughter

Mom under fire in latest brouhaha to hit Jon & Kate Plus 8

(Newser) - In the latest brouhaha to hit Jon & Kate Plus 8, the brood's beleaguered mom is defending her controversial spanking of daughter Leah that was captured by paparazzi. The series of still shots show Kate Gosselin jerking the arm of the 5-year-old, reaching around Leah's backside, and finally, Leah clutching... More »

Kate Fired 8 (X5) Staffers in 3 Months: Nurse

Mom 'flipped' on one for washing her hands incorrectly

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 must have set some sort of record when she fired 40 nurses and nurse’s aides in three months. Former Gosselin sextuplets nurse Angela Krall disclosed that tidbit, and more, to Us, adding that one was fired after daring to wash her... More »

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