Genetically Toxic? What a Coincidence!

Kate has two parents and three sisters from whom she is alienated.

Jon has a mother and two brothers from whom he is alienated.

That's 8 people.

Are ALL 8 people evil/toxic? That doesn't seem quite right... or reasonable... or logical. I used to think, "Boy, Kate's parents must be really terrible." But I'm not so sure any more.

I truly understand keeping your kids away from toxic relatives. But is it possible that all 8 people are evil?

21 comments:

erin said...

Kendra's husband (Kendra is one of Kate's sisters) has been on the show before at least once that I remember. He helped Jon with the twin's room makeover, I believe (it could have been an earlier renovation episode). I don't know why Kendra wasn't on, but I suspect they have a relationship between them given that her husband has been seen. Also, Kate has another sister who lives in Ohio (Defiance/Napoleon area) and Kate and the entire family was in Defiance this winter. It was about the same time the family went to Oprah. They spoke at her sister's church then stayed to visit for a couple of days. My brother/sister-in-law live nearby and heard of the visit but did not catch a glimpse of the family. A couple of my sister-in-law's friends attended the speaking engagement (they attend the same church as Kate's sister), but I didn't hear anything about it--just that it happened.

iluveeyore said...

We're pretty sure Kate has no contact with her parents or her sister Clairissa, because Clairissa had to choose between Kate or her parents.

Both Kate's parents and Jon's mother are out of the picture (and, I suspect, Jon's two brothers).

If some of them did not want to be on tv, that is a simple explanation/statement to make.

Jon's mother: "She's remarried and works full time." How absurd. Is she on call 24/7?

All of the kids' grandparents are out of the picture. They're all toxic? I think that's sad.

FIONA said...

Dysfunctional-and I don't think it stems from Kate's desire to manipulate her doctors and Jon....I think it goes much deeper than that.

Anyone know where Katie went to nursing school. Is she an RN or LPN?

Thanks!

WatchOverThem said...

I believe it was a hospital program in her area and that she has only an ADN degree. (Associate Degree in Nursing) If even that.

K said...

Quote: "I don't know why Kendra wasn't on, but I suspect they have a relationship between them given that her husband has been seen."

Not any more they don't.

Quote: "They spoke at her sister's church then stayed to visit for a couple of days"

Yes, they spoke at the church. They would not pass up that money. No, they did not stay for a visit.

nsiteman said...

Before Clarissa's old blog was removed, she said that the only time she gets to see her sister's children is on TV. She had pictures of her parents, spoke of her grandparents, had a picture of Jodi and Kevin's little girl Alyssa with her (Clarissa's) little boy. This leads us to believe that Clarissa has a relationship with Kevin and his family as well as her parents. I have seen on the old TwoWP blog that Kate made her sister choose between the parents and Kate's family. I wonder why Jodi and Kevin were not asked to choose.

Serena said...

I wonder why Jodi and Kevin were not asked to choose.

Jodi lives right around the corner from Kate and is willing to babysit the Gosselin children. She is still of some use to Kate, at least until the Gosselins move to their new home.

Anonymous said...

Kate wanted to charge Kendra $150 a month for ad space on their favorite business page for her Etsy page/jewelry business.

Ring up another sales arena for J&K, in case you didnt know. If it's not a product placement featured on their ad/business page, it's a paid for ad for the business.

iluveeyore said...

I believe that the sister with the Etsy page is Christin, who lives in Ohio.

Kendra must live closer since it was her husband painting the twins' room.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, you are right, I got them mixed up.

In any event, charging your sister or not even giving a break on something you are making money off of...geez.

How many ads do they have on that homepage? 8? 10? At $150 a clip a month? Do they even need the TV show AND the tent speeches?

FIONA said...

I can't belive an anonymous comment that seems so specific. If you care to share how you know such a detail, that would lend a bit of crediblity. I could say, "I had an affair with Jon and Kate caught us"....but unless I back it up, it is gossip. JMO

Serena said...

Well I can vouch for the comment that Kate wouldn't put her sister's ad on sixgosselins.com unless her sister paid for it. But like iluveeyore said, the sister was Christen, not Kendra.

Anonymous said...

To back it up would mean betraying a trust that was placed in me and I simply will not do that. Let's just say the person who relayed this story, their identity was verified ten-fold and they are very close to the family.

Skepticism is a good thing, and I don't blame your doubt at all, and with that said and no disresepect meant at all, you can take it or leave it.

The people involved know if it is true and really, isnt that all that matters?

katja said...

"How many ads do they have on that homepage? 8? 10? At $150 a clip a month?"

A couple of days ago there were 15 businesses listed under Our Favorite Businesses, at $150 each. Below that there are also icons for various Google ads, Dr. Glassman, GAP, and a few others.

FIONA said...

Serena-how do you know this for certain? I just want this site to be as legitimate as possible, you know? No dis at all!

And anonymous-I want to believe you and won't give you any crap about "betraying the family" etc....because I myself think nothing but bad things about J and K. Do you have alliances with them? What do you care if someone, J and K, find out that you are fed up and telling the truth? Also, no dis to you either...just help me understand...
Thanks!

Serena said...

Serena-how do you know this for certain? I just want this site to be as legitimate as possible, you know? No dis at all!

Fiona - I have a first-hand account. I can't elaborate without breaking a confidence, but as I said, I can vouch for the comment. If I couldn't I would have just let it go. :)

FIONA said...

Serena,
I will trust you....but I will also trust you KNOW much, much more....

nsiteman said...

In the wikipedia reference, they just say Jon was born to a Korean mother and they name his father as Thomas. Jon has stated that his mother is remarried and works full time. Does anyone know if his mother lives in Pa. or know her first and married names? Jon said that he was living with his mother when he met Kate, so he was not estranged from her at that time and one would presume that she was then divorced from Jon's father. Therefore, the divorce was not a source of their estrangement. I presume that it was his maternal Korean grandmother at the tups third birthday, so the great grandmother appears to be somewhat involved.

NS said...

I believe his mother lives in Maryland, but this has not been confirmed. I do not know his mother's first or last name.

Anonymous said...

Jon's mother's first name is Pam, I do not know her new married name or where she is currently living. I'm pretty sure Jon's parents were divorced or going through a divorce by the time he met Kate.

iluveeyore said...

Jon's mother is/was Pamela Jennifer Gosselin, age 62.