Kate Gosselin spent her 35th birthday Sunday thousands of miles away from her eight kids rehearsing for Dancing With the Stars in L.A.
On Saturday, Kate spent a large portion of the day apart from her children as well, even though she was at their $1.2 million Pennsylvania home.
At 8:30 a.m., bodyguard Steve Neild, whom Jon Gosselin has accused of having an affair with his ex, and Neild's wife, Gina, arrived with a large gift for Kate.
Kate's DWTS partner Tony Dovolani showed up around 9:30 a.m. for a three-hour practice session in the basement.
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Just after lunchtime, Steve took Kate to a Toyota dealership to drop off her $64,000 Land Cruiser to be serviced. Gina stayed at home to watch the kids, who "ran around like they haven't been outside in a month," an observer sniped to UsMagazine.com.
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At 1 p.m., a limo arrived to pick up Steve and Kate to take them to the airport to head to Los Angeles to tape DWTS. The show airs live every Monday.
Kate's action-packed rehearsal day is a far cry from her 34th birthday, which she spent alone while husband Jon took his former mistress Deanna Hummel, a 23-year-old teacher, snowboarding in Utah.