Kate Gosselin Explains Twins’ Awkward Today Show Interview: “Case of Stage Fright”

Kate Gosselin and daughters Mady and Cara
Kate Gosselin explained on Twitter Jan. 16 that her 13-year-old twins' awkwardly silent interview on the TODAY show was due to a "case of stage fright." 

Bad case of stage fright! Kate Gosselin took to Twitter after her awkward interview on the TODAY show Thursday, Jan. 16, to explain why her 13-year-old twins, Mady and Cara, refused to speak on the show.

"Thanks to @TODAYshow for having Cara, Mady and me on the show today!" the 38-year-old mother of eight tweeted. "1st live interview can render even the gabbiest girls speechless." She added: "I'm proud of them, taking this opp! They were so excited but caught off guard by live tv!"

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One commenter criticized Gosselin's tweet, however, writing, "Sad that you're in damage control already." The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star replied, "No damage done. They wanted to do interview with me, I said 'go for it' #morelifeopportunites #proudmomnomatterwhat."

Another commenter wrote Gosselin: "You could tell they were scared of saying the wrong thing, that's why they kept looking at you!"

"There were no right or wrong answers," Gosselin responded. "They just had a case of 'stage fright' #notactors."

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During their appearance on TODAY, Mady and Cara went completely silent when co-anchor Savannah Guthrie tried to ask the girls questions about their lives after appearing on a reality show.

"Um. . . " Mady said, clamming up.

"Mady, your words," Gosselin scolded her daughter. "It's your chance. Spit it out."

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Eventually, the teenager managed to answer a few of Guthrie's questions while sister Cara stayed mostly silent. The girls both gave the journalist a resounding "yes," however, when asked if they would like to appear on a reality TV show again.

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