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Monday
Jan202014

Kate Gosselin’s Twin Girls Reveal How Divorce Affected Them

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Kate Gosselin was joined by her 13-year-old twin girls, Mady and Cara, Monday on The View, and they were in better spirits following a previous TV appearance in which they both froze before the camera.

They were initially asked how they help their mother, 38, who has eight children.

“I don’t help, so Cara...” Mady joked, giving a much livelier response than the girls’ silent television appearance last week.

“I unload the dishes,” Cara said of her after-dinner chores. “And Mady loads the dishwasher. She does do some work. And we, like, wipe down the counters and clean up dinner.”

When Whoopi Goldberg stepped in to ask the twins what they were into, she told them not to look to their mother for guidance.

“If I am going to be 100 percent honest, I don’t like Justin Bieber,” Mady said. But One Direction was a different story. She said that Niall Horan was her favorite.

When asked about the divorce the girls had to live through when Kate and Jon Gosselin, 36, called it quits in 2009, Mady said it actually wasn’t too tough.

“Honestly, it wasn’t hard for us. I think it was harder for [Kate], definitely,” Mady said. “It didn’t really affect me. We still saw both parents … and we were little, like 9.”

She continued, “We knew what was going on, but we didn’t see the stuff.”

Kate Gosselin said she kept them sheltered during the split.

The girls did clam up just a bit when they were asked how often they see and talk to their father. They just shrugged their shoulders.

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