Kate Gosselin has been left friendless and lonely after the success of her show and her tumultuous divorce, according to a source.
"The truth is Kate is really sad and lonely with few true friends," an associate told RadarOnline.
"Her bodyguard Steve Neild is the closest person to her, but he's married with two kids of his own."
"Steve lives in the basement of her home and he accompanies Kate everywhere, but they strongly deny that there is anything going on between them despite the fact that they have taken trips to Alaska and to Mexico together."
"Apart from Steve she does not have many true friends to confide in or just go out and have fun with while she does not have the best relationship with her family either."
Even Kate's neighbors don't want anything to do with her. "They don't think greatly of her and she is not popular at the local stores, post office or car wash, because she cannot win people over and comes across as cold and aloof," said an acquaintance.
"Kate just finds it hard to be friendly towards people and is very domineering -- at the moment she is pre-occupied with looking her best and keeping up appearances."
Of course, all this might have to do with the mom-of-eight's crazy schedule and public lifestyle -- she never has time for things like a girls' night out, and the paparazzi are always camped outside of her home.
"Kate has money coming in but nobody to share it with -- having her own reality show has come with a price for her but ultimately that was her own choice."
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