"It hasn't been easy. It's still not easy. We're still actually working on it. We would be lying if we didn't say we didn't have problems," said Diamond Harris, whose sextuplets turn 7 July 7. When you have multiples, "you're on TV a lot. Actually, you lose each other. Everything, the kids, the media, everything comes between you and you become strangers again. And we're still working on trying not to be strangers."
It's a daily effort for the Harrises, who are parents to Kiera, Kaylynne, Kaleb, Kieran, Koby and Kyle, and also have an older son named Duane who turns 14 next week.
"We understand something that's monumental to us," Chris Harris said. "We have to make sure we put in time with each other so we don't lose who we are and, at one point, that was a hard thing for us. We did do that and then, you know, we have to understand we had to come back toward each other more so than gravitate toward the kids."
As Jon and Kate Gosselin try to determine what comes next for their family, many have expressed concern about how the headlines are affecting their young children.
"The 8-year-olds are old enough to know what's going on," Murphy said. "The 5-year-olds are going to pick up on the stress. I mean they're obviously distraught. You add the climate of unhappiness to this situation. I think it's really not a good setting for kids. I think the other things, of course, in the future, if the marriage devolves, they'll have a record of this and that's clearly not good for kids."