Kate To Live Near Rumored Boyfriend?

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Since they announced their divorce last month, Jon and Kate Gosselin have been embracing their single lives.

And it's not just Jon Gosselin anymore. Kate Gosselin, according to Us Weekly, has bought an apartment in Rockville, Md., which the magazine says is suspiciously very close to her former bodyguard, Steve Neild, who she was rumored to be having a relationship with.

Maybe Kate's trying to catch up with Jon?

He was seen jet-setting only a few weeks ago on a yacht in St. Tropez with 22-year-old girlfriend Hailey Glassman. Then, just a week later, the father of eight was photographed in the Hamptons with former Star magazine reporter Kate Major.

Natalie Thomas, deputy news writer of Us Weekly said, "Jon has become a newfound celeb overnight. Instead of being the wholesome father raising his eight kids, he's now going to a route of what you've seen Lindsay Lohan do in the past."

But what about the lives of the children that made them a household name?

The children will remain in their Pennsylvania home as Jon and Kate take turns living with them - a living arrangement that The Learning Channel (TLC) has said it will address when "Jon and Kate Plus 8" returns from hiatus Monday.

And it's that arrangement that's raised eyebrows among child advocates -- and even some of the Gosselins' family -- who fear the long-term effects of growing up under the constant glare of reality television cameras.

"It'll be good television," Gloria Allred, attorney and child advocate told CBS News "but will it be good for the children?"

Kevin Kreider, Kate Gosselin's brother and sister-in-law Jodi Kreider, also shared their reservations about continuing the series on "The Early Show" Thursday.

Kevin said TLC needs to be responsible for what they're airing.

"It's a ratings thing, but they're playing with these kids' lives, and they're our nieces and nephews," he said. "That's really heart-breaking, and we feel like there's alternatives, like they can limit the amount of episodes. We were talking about, what, 100 episodes in two years. That's overexposure, and these children don't have their childhood. They don't have that privacy they need."

Kevin and Jodi did take part in the show a few years ago, but their views changed as the show became more popular.

"TLC snatched this family out of their little lives and placed them into this fishbowl and provided contracts and freebies that they could not pass up. Therefore, now all of this is being played out, and the children are not the priority," she said. "That is why we're here. We want to call out for change."

The couple said there needs to be limits placed on the amount of time the children will be filmed, and trust funds created for each child to protect their earnings from the show.

Jodi added the show needs some ethical guidelines in place, particularly because the show has been filming the children in private moments, such as bathroom time.

Allred pointed out to CBS News Pennsylvania doesn't offer the same protections as states like California or New York -- both of which have detailed legislation governing the work of child actors. What's more, Allred said, because reality TV is such a new phenomenon, few laws exist anywhere to protect children working in this new field.


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