How Can Jon Gosselin Sleep at Night?

Although Jon became unemployed while Kate was expecting the sextuplets, he did become gainfully employed after their birth. We learned that he was an IT Analyst, employed by the State of Pennsylvania. Reportedly, Kate begged a local politician to find her husband a job. A government job is a great thing to latch onto! Granted, these jobs aren't always high paying, but the benefits are great. Most of these jobs provide health care, life insurance, paid vacations, paid holidays, and most importantly a Pension Plan. In these days of uncertainty a planned retirement is like gold. No worrying about if you can retire when you reach the retirement age. A monthly check will be there for the taking.

Apparently Jon quit this job to sit home and ride the Gravy Train that his children created. Yes, we've heard he was working for family friend, Bob Carson. Then we heard he's working for himself. The bottom line is this topic really isn't discussed on the show, so we really aren't privy to know what he's really doing. It appears to be nothing, unless you count staying home to help Kate manage the house and children. We've seen other helpers so it's questionable if Jon is needed at home on a daily basis. We don't really see Kate over-exert herself, but we do hear her complain about how exhausted she is most of the time.

This is an extremely irresponsible way to live. Don't Jon & Kate realize that the Gravy Train will end? What happens then? There will still be 8 children to clothe, feed and provide an education for. The Government job was a sure thing, but it appears it was thrown away to live in Fantasy Land. I don't know about you but security is very important to me. How can a man who needs to provide a future for his 8 children give up something like that? I don't know if I could sleep at night with this hanging over my head. I'm very surprised that Jon can. Life can be a bed of roses, but you better watch out for the thorns.

Submitted for publication by Lu.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree, dumb, dumb, dumb. There 15 minutes of fame will end and then what?

Anonymous said...

Exactly! Jon and Kate don't seem to be looking at long term in any of their decissions, unless of course they have made so much money that they never have to worry. I don't think either one has ever looked to the future, they live for the day, proved to all by how she got pregnant and no idea of how they could feed so many children.

I'm so tired of hearing that they are young and doing the best they can. Well they are in their 30's and they are parents, when are they planning on growing up? They both act like little kids, Kate thinking that making fun of her husband and her children is funny...well HEHEHE Kate, you should take your comic sense of humor on the road, OH, you already have.

I think they show weekly that the welfare of their children is not important, or they would not be showing bathroom scenes and such that may scar these kids for life. Really it is time for these two to grow up, because if you don't, I bet the camera crew is going to start following you into the bathroom.

It's about time they step up and get a job or jobs and raise their children on their own, it's time they give a "love offering" of their own to their kids.

Amy G said...

Apart from the obvious "why the H@!! would you quit your job with nine mouths to feed at home?!?!?" the other problem with All Jon, All the Time, is that it dilutes the whole JK+8 experience. In the beginning, they were a Normal Family, but with 8 kids! Twins and sextuplets, but otherwise normal! And it was mildly amusing to watch them negotiate life with children as other families must, juggling jobs, extended family, baby equipment and so forth.

Now they have nearly no semblance to a normal family any longer. What family has two parents who make their money off of weekend jaunts speaking at churches? How can they sustain this when all eight are in school Monday-Friday, then Mom & Dad jet off Friday night and get back to kiss them all goodbye for school? And how will there even BE a show in a couple of years with the kiddos in a classroom much of the week? Will the light shine down and inspire them to homeschool? Let's hope not.

They seem like a naive couple taking advice from showbiz that serves the here and now, not the future and well-being of their family. And the bottom line for me at least is that the show is far less interesting with their contrived lifestyle and activities. I didn't even finish watching the last two shows--yawn.

Linda said...

You people are forgetting the obvious.

Jon & Kate are making their money by having the rest of us watch this show.

Personally, I love it like a guilty pleasure. That being said, more power to them.

Nora said...

Exactly, Linda! While all the contributors to this blog watch the show and pick apart every single word and action like a pack of rabid wolves, Jon and Kate are laughing all the way to the bank.

Serious question though: if the show incenses so many of you, then why do you watch? What is the appeal of devoting 30-minute slots of your life (plus the time it takes to publish snippy blog posts) to such aggravation? I'm genuinely curious.

Serena said...

if the show incenses so many of you, then why do you watch?

Thank you for your interest. I cordially invite you to read our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) found on the home page of this blog. Many of your concerns are addressed there.

FIONA said...

Apart from the obvious "why the H@!! would you quit your job with nine mouths to feed at home?!?!?"

I have always thought that Jon had an agenda in "losing" his job...Medicade. If you think about it, between unemployment and the state paying for Kate's pregnancy they most likely came out ahead instead of incurring medical debt.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, guess Jon and Kate think they can ride the sextuplet craze into their 60s. Perhaps they kids will support them in their old age, why worry about retirement when they'll have 8 children to pay for their condo in Florida.

sherp said...

He was probably making 40K a year. The episodes must run to 50,000K to 100,000 plus, an episode. they are doing forty episodes this season, which is sure making hay while the sun shines. They are making more in one season than he could make in a twenty five years of laboring on the outside. I don't see any problem with him not having a job, outside the home. The job is the kids and the home. Besides, how many jobs with "friends" work out. Although, I hope he is not trying to manage the money cause he is sure not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Th

sugarandspice said...

I think that is one of the points of this blog. They are making huge sums of money from this show but they sit there on the interview couch and tell the audience that they could never afford hair transplants, cross country trips, etc. How stupid do they think we are. Why don't they say that since they have been so "blessed" with the success of their show, they are now going to donate all the "freebies" sent to them to a charitable organization.
It's the lies and greed that gets to me.

FIONA said...

Sherp,

Do you KNOW how much they make. I don't. I wonder if it i that much an epi....I would guess much less...who knows? ANYBODY?

Atheist in a mini van. said...

The amount you take in from a reality series depends. If you are a reality family and take no hand in the production side, then you may only make $3-5,000 an episode. But, this only comes after you've negotiated a contract for a certain number of episodes (normally). The real money comes in when the reality participants take on production roles. For example, Matt Roloff is a "Consultant" on LPBW. Therefore, he gets another chunk of money for each episode (or a contractual yearly salary). Neihter John, nor Kate, has any role in production. Although, I hear that that might change soon.

As some others have said, the money isn't in the per episode stipend...it's in the swag. Gap has been pretty generous in the clothing department. We've seen all of the toy and activity freebies. Then there are the all expense paid vacations. The plastic surgery. The free hair cuts. The list goes on and on...

sherp said...

Fiona - I have read 65,000 an episode. I don't know if that is right but I do know that people with a hit series make a lot of money. Although I would think the 65K is low.

Anonymous said...

IMO I think all this hate posting and bashing is only going to hurt the kids even more. I get how people have guilty pleasures, but people who actually hate J&K and watch the show to post negative internet entries. I dont understand that, if you're so concerned about the children (if you're religious) pray that they will be okay and unharmed, but all this negativity is only going to hurt them.

By watching the show and making publicity for them is not going to make the show or them go away. Just change the channel, I dont mean that for people who just want the truth out there, but for the people who only spew out hate and dont have a good thing to say even though an un-bias person would.

Sure they can be greedy, but the extent is not that much.For example David Beckham is making 100 million for playing soccer, imagine where all that money could go. To me, that is greed. Celebrities who are being paid 20 mill for one movie, that is greed. And one wedding that is 60 million, THAT is greed. This is what the world has come to, if you want to focus some much energy on greed of people J&K are not the prime example.

There are so many horrible things out that can be helped with all this energy and time that is being used on J&K. I hear about children who are forced into a sex ring by their parents, and I think wow those are horrible parents. I'm not a Kate lover, but I dont think j&k are the evil people others make them out to be. I think that people should keep an open mind, and think about it.
Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

You dont even have to watch 30 minutes of the J & K + 8 to find snark worthy observations and things to 'pick' at. As soon as J or K, open their money hungry mouth, beginning with the opening credits, its all fair game! Watching for 30 minutes just confirms those initial observations.

Anonymous said...

David Beckham and his wife are adults who make their money as entertainers. I'm sure a good part of their incomes goes to raising their children. I couldn't identify the Beckham children if they fell on my head because those little ones are not beamed into my and other strangers' homes hour after hour every week. Parents who use their children not just to make a living (bad enough) but to get "stuff" that they would never able to have otherwise are beyond contempt. Jon and Kate don't do a couple of specials every year or a few photo shots on special occasions; they have studio lights in their homes, for God's sake. This is just wrong.

SmartyQ said...

I can't stand the hypocrisy of J&K. Jon said it would cost $100 to take all of them to the movies, but he has a personal trainer five days a week?!? Kate loves that he's exercising (but wasn't crazy about Fuzzy Bunny) but said they couldn't afford six bikes?!?

I'm gonna knock off the punctuation as I'm starting to write like Katie Irene!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That gym is listed in the credits each week so I am assuming Jon is getting his training free. I think he is hinting around for some movie passes for his family.

Don't get the Beckham connection. I agree greed is greed but most celebrities do not preach "Christian values" as Jon and Kate do on their way to the bank with the "sheeple" collections.

NewMom08 said...

Been lurking for a while and finally decided to post....hello all! Comment is: also a question:
WHY IS ALEXIS sleeping in the basement?
Yeap, the statements regarding not being able to afford this or that is old,old,old. However, Kate said something to the effect of, well even if we could we wouldn't do it. That was in the same convo when Jon vehemently and forecfully stated that he would do anything for his kids. Yeah dude, guess so, they do pay your bills.

Serena said...

also a question:
WHY IS ALEXIS sleeping in the basement?


In one of the earlier episodes, Kate explained that Alexis was an early waker and would sometimes wake up the other tups. So instead of working with her on the problem in a humane and sensible way, they simply banished her to the basement.

Yep, that's right -- they thought it was appropriate to make a three-year-old sleep alone in the basement AND announce it to the world.

Anonymous said...

Banishing Alexis to sleep in the basement alone because she wakes up early and then might wake up her siblings!!! I take back that Kate is a narcissist - SHE'S A DAMN SOCIOPATH!!!! These kids are just objects to be controlled and manipulated - this is SCARY, VERY SCARY!

FIONA said...

Alexis sleeping in the basement "disturbs me to the core"...seriously. I have never seen an alarm system, and I bet there is outside acsess to the basement. It isn't safe Jon and Kate!!! Put her in the freakin' hallway...but get her out of the basement.

Linda said...

OMG - Tell me oh perfect parent Serena how YOU would have worked with her?

Serena said...

OMG - Tell me oh perfect parent Serena how YOU would have worked with her?

Kate? Is that you looking for parenting advice? Do you really not know how to outsmart a 3-year-old?

Anonymous said...

I'm not Serena and I'm not a perfect parent. But . . . Alexis could have a toy in her bed and told that if she wakes up early, she must play quietly until her father comes in the room (hey, that seems to work for Kate in the 3-hour naps). If she wakes up others, she gets a punishment. Or . . .she could sleep on the first floor. Well, then I suppose she might wake up Kate. There's an unsafe situation of having 2 kids in the attic, 5 on the second floor, parents on the first floor, and 1 in the basement. How would they ever get the kids out in case of a fire? Maybe the grand new house will address this issue.

iluveeyore said...

There are 7 kids on the second floor. The "attic" is through the girls' bedroom and through their closet... on the same floor.

IIRC, Alexis was getting up at like 3 AM and waking the other kids and they were all wandering around the house.

As for how anyone else would handle it, I'll bet there are many possibilities. I'm not a child psychologist, but how about cutting out Alexis' naps? Those kids are way beyond nap time. How about giving her a clock and explaining how to read it... and telling her that she is to play quietly in her bed until a certain time... then give her stuff to play with? How about telling her NOT to wake anyone else... or else she will be denied something that she likes. The basement thing should have been a temporary arrangement any way -- not a permanent solution.

Linda said...

I'm not Kate. I don't even know her.

The basement is a finished basement. It is nicer than a lot of bedrooms.

My own child went through awakening at 4:00 a.m. for a period of about 3 months. I did all of the wonderful and appropriate things that you are suggesting and it was grueling. I only had 1 child to care for at the time. I can't imagine having 7 others to care for. I can't imagine the risk of that one child waking up 5 other (as in the septs).

Of course, there are ways to handle it when your child is a singleton and I've done exactly what you are mentioning.

But keep in mind, the strategies that happens in homes when there are multiples has to be different than the strategies that happen in other homes.

You don't know if it is temporary solution or a solution that had been utilized only after all other solutions had been tried.

sherp said...

I don't get it. Even if sleeping in the basement, what prevents her from going up both flights of stairs and waking them up anyway at 3AM???

Anonymous said...

Ah yes .. the old "multiples are different" argument. PLEASE. I guess that goes along with the "in this country multiples get donations" argument I read on various forums. It seems like the only argument the Kate and Jon supporters have is 'there are soooo many children and multiples are soooo exhausting'. This is the old standby excuse when rational arguments or methods are brought up by critics. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

I admit it; I'm curious. Was the "attic" an unfinished storage space on the second floor? When I saw it, I assumed it was above the tups' rooms. Is this space above a garage? I'll live without knowing this, but I'm having trouble picturing what this space was because it looks so "atticky" with the sloping ceilings.

Anonymous said...

Also keep in mind, this home of multiples is equipped with industrial lighting through out the house, the constant of a filming and production crew, a schedule that is self serving to the agenda of said filming crew, as well as, J & K. Not the mention the fact that several of the tups have physical symptoms of separation anxiety . It doesnt surprise me that one or several of the tups are overly stimulated to the point of waking up during the night and wee hours of the morning.
It has been expressed by J & K in several of the episodes, that THEY have awaken the children from their sleep in order to fulfill an agenda ( ie the Memorial Day/Church , Utah trip).
J & K are so caught up in wallowing in their exhaustion and making excuses like 'pleading 8' that they fail to see the obvious before their eyes.

Serena said...

Of course, there are ways to handle it when your child is a singleton and I've done exactly what you are mentioning.

Notice that we who have handled it successfully did not mention banishing a 3-year-old to the basement, to sleep alone. That's not "handling" it, that's just sweeping it literally under the rug.

But keep in mind, the strategies that happens in homes when there are multiples has to be different than the strategies that happen in other homes.

Different. Not rocket science. If you were bamboozled by a single toddler, no wonder you think Kate walks on water for having multiples.

Janice said...

Apart from the obvious "why the H@!! would you quit your job with nine mouths to feed at home?!?!?"

Now, I can understand why Kate may not want to work while the kids are still this young..daycare would go thru the roof, but there is no reason why she (and Jon) could get at least part time jobs when all eight are finally in school

Anonymous said...

Kate could go back to work, but what would she do? She's said she wouldn't go go back to nursing and she doesn't seem qualified for anything beyond delivering the pity-poor-us church speech. Jon will soon be out of the fast-changing IT loop. The kids are the only business these two have, and that's what they'll do until the fun-fest ends. Then the kids will have to go outside the house to earn a living for their parents.

NewMom08 said...

Yes, I understand she wakes up early, but C'mon...PUHLEEZE. Leaving a three year old in the basement all alone all night. Not a great strategy for anyone, let alone J+K....on camera as they choose to be.
Saw a comment about a "grand" new house..are they moving?
Wouldn't a big ole new house cut in to the pity offerings?
Just a question.

NewMom08 said...

Also, as a Registered Nurse, I have to say...Kate could go back to Nursing. There are alot of opportunities that exist in our field that DO NOT include direct patient care and pay well. These jobs have flexible hours and schedules as well...so it sounds like KG would rather not; not that she can't. Lazy? Maybe, Spoiled?????

Anna said...

I'd way rather see Alexis sleep in the basement than on the first floor in the living room. If there was an intruder she'd be way more vulnerable on the first floor. Where would she be? Right in the living room??

Serena said...

I'd way rather see Alexis sleep in the basement than on the first floor in the living room.

I'd rather see her sleep in her own bed in her own room, rather than shoved out of sight, out of mind.

Anonymous said...

As to Kate going back to nursing - my sister is a nurse but dropped out for a few years while her kids were still little. She went back part-time as a visiting nurse and makes an average of $40 an hour - more on weekends and holidays. She gets reimbursed for mileage and has great flexibility. If Kate only worked one day a week (a Saturday or Sunday, she'd be making $320 a day. That would be $1,280 per month and would bring in some income. But no, she's so thinks she's so entitled that she'd never do it. She needs to get off her lazy ass. And so does professional errand boy.

sherp said...

Jon and Kate's job is the show and the kids. Kate is not looking for a forty dollar an hour nursing job and Jon is not looking for a 40K a year job. They are making lots of dough on this hit show with almost continual reruns. They are making hundrends of thousands a year if not millions.

NewMom08 said...

UMM...
Yeah, Sassy deserves a BED.
Waking up early is not something to be punished. HELLLOOOO.
Singletons that wake up early wake up their parents. Multiples who wake up early and share a room wake up their siblings. Not rocket science.
Her nickname is not Sassy for nuthin'!
My concern was and is that she could get into something in the basement that she shouldn't, or that she could be wandering the house, even going outside with no one hearing her, that's all.

NewMom08 said...

Anonymous:
But when you make a truckload on TLC, even $40 an hour full time is a pay cut.

iluveeyore said...

The twins' room was an "attic" over the garage. They sleep over the garage... which has been turned into a playroom. I wonder if the roof of the garage (and the floor of the twins' room) is insulated.

There were "attics" on both sides of the second floor. The one over the garage is larger, so they made that the twins' room.

The basement is not entirely "finished." The area where Jon's treadmill is, is not finished. It has no ceiling, only rafters and insulation.

Anonymous said...

Sherp, There is no way J&K are making millions of dollars. TLC maybe but I bet J&K get a small parentage of that. I wouldn't be suprised if you compared their contract to contracts of other reality stars, you will find J&K make a lot less than say Denise Riches who uses her paycheck to buy more shoes and fill up her closet. The $100,000 dollars a month she gets from child support from Charlie is what goes towards raising her kids.

Anonymous said...

I remember I had a friend whose father was in the military. Regulations forbade them to use the room above their garage as a bedroom. I also notice that in many homes a room over the garage is finished, but does not have closets, indicating that it's not intended as a bedroom. Anyway, having so many people on three different levels could be a problem in a fire. When my kids were little, I had an escape route planned from the second floor where we all slept. Fortunately, we never had to use it, but imagine losing a child in a fire because he or she was sleeping too far away to rescue.

Nancy said...

In many states, any room that can be entered only through another room cannot be counted as a bedroom. Also, any room with a closet MUST be treated as a bedroom, with the appropriate egress facility (DH works in construction and knows the codes).
When the Gosselins sell their present house, they can't count the twins' room as an actual bedroom because it's accessed through a CLOSET.

Anonymous said...

How about the episode where Kate decided when her kids were sick they should lay in the laundry room, alone, on the floor! I felt sick to my stomach when I saw that episode. The poor baby was left alone, in the dark! It was so sad. Kate screamed and carried on like a nut when one of the kids puked in his bed-how about being nurturing and kind to a sick child? Nope! It was all about her...her horror at idea that she had to deal with a sick child.

Another "it's all about me" episode was Kate taking the girls to a ceramics studio. She did nothing but bitch the entire morning about how she hated the idea of going (it would be messy!) She even threw a pair of sandles out the car window (at Jon) in a snit and sniped nastily ""Your daugher told me to do tha.") She used her daughter to explain her inappropriate behavior (thus blaming her behavior on her daugher.) Kate has serious problems. My sister says she waiting for the spin-off "Jon and Eight Divorce Kate!"

Anonymous said...

Would love to see the Gosselin's tax returns. I wonder if they list themselves as a charity? Just joking--I think. I don't believe they have millions, and I think the show will end before they have enough money saved to raise these kids through college. Reality show audiences are fickle. Other than recycling the same church speech (donation of some grammar lessons for Kate, please), another book, selling photos, and some residuals from the show, what will these people do to keep this family going? Kate's too big now to go back into nursing, and it's not clear what skills Jon ever had. These kids won't be little very much longer, and a show about a group of depressed young teens is not going to pull in the big bucks. Perhaps Kate will become a cook in an organic restaurant, Jon can sell hangers and garment bags, and the clueless twosome can sit in their tent wondering why all the kids left home so young. What a bitchfest Kate will have going then.

Anonymous said...

What ever they "got" is a heck of a lot more than they had before the show. However long it lasts, is better than never having the money from the show at all. Kate can always be a "nurse" and Jon can always get a low paying "clerk" job. Right now, its about the show, the money and the freebies. Good for them.

Anonymous said...

The Gosselin Estate
I'm trying to figure our how much J&K are actually taking in. Help me out here with my math. The first season started in April 2007. Since that time, 58 shows have been made (see sidebar). If we multiply 58 shows times $5,000 (the ballpark amount the vast majority of people think they are getting per episode), this only comes to $290,000. I guess we can call this their "base pay." Then, if we estimate the "love offerings" per appearance (let's say, $1,000 as a conservative amount) and multiply this by four appearances per month, we get $4,000. Let's say they do their appearances 10 months out of the year. This comes to $40,000. Then, we have the sale of the autographed pics for the so-called college fund. These cost $10 for a small and $20 for a large. Let's use a total of $1,000 in photo sales per appearance. Forty appearances per year times $1,000 per appearance for pics and we get $40,000. Then there is the advertising on their website. K charges $150 per month for each ad. There are 18 ads on the sixgosselins site. $150 times 18 comes to $2,700 in advertising revenue per month which equals $32,400 annually.

To summarize:
"Base pay" i.e. episodes to date
$290,00
Annual "love offering" income
$40,000
Annual autographed picture sales
$40,000
Annual website advertising fees
$32,400


Grand total estimate: $402,400
(I may have vastly understimated their actual "take", but this seems right to me.)

PLUS: Free kids' clothes, toys, food, trips, surgeries, spa treatments, etc.

Questions:
HOW MUCH MONEY HAS GONE INTO THE KIDS' COLLEGE FUND?

HOW MUCH MONEY HAS GONE INTO A TRUST FOR THE KIDS WHICH THEY CAN ACCESS AT AGE 18 or 21 FOR THEIR WORK AS CHILD REALITY TV STARS?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything about Jon's two brothers and why he, apparently, has no contact with them? From what I recall, he's never mentioned them on the show, even when discussing his childhood. It seems particularly odd since Jon is the midddle child.

Anonymous said...

Just thought that I would throw out there, that anything J&K actually pay for that gets used during the show or for the purpose of the show (including food etc...) can be a tax write off.

But they probably don't pay for it, TLC, sponsors etc probably pay for it.

I am willing to bet whatever J&K are making, they are pocketing a hefty amount with very little going towards expenses.

sistah2 said...

I actually have to think they are making much more than 5k per episode. they just neg. a new season, and I am SURE held out for big bucks. Remember they get paid for repeats too. also - its not just one or two people as "actors" - all ten of them are featured all the time. One person may count as 2-3k per epi.
I am guessing the family makes btw 25k- 50k per epi , including repeat $. I dont know how it works, but since the ratings are good, I am sure they would not sign on for chump change. Anyone else think so?
If we knew exactly what they are getting here, it would really effect how they are viewed in the end. I would be alot more understanding of speaking engagements if they were only pulling in 5k a week. NOt that it makes them less sleezy, but still..

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything about Jon's two brothers and why he, apparently, has no contact with them? From what I recall, he's never mentioned them on the show, even when discussing his childhood. It seems particularly odd since Jon is the midddle child.

I bet they don't want any part of the publicity; I believe both Jon and Kate had some kind of excuse; basic fact is that their families probably disapprove.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:08 AM said: Does anyone know anything about Jon's two brothers and why he, apparently, has no contact with them? From what I recall, he's never mentioned them on the show, even when discussing his childhood. It seems particularly odd since Jon is the midddle child.

The oldest brother, Tom, is 40, married, and is the head women's soccer coach at a private college in Maryland (also his alma mater). According to his bio on the college's website, it's pretty clear that he is a motivated person and is accomplished (education, experience, talented). Quite the opposite of his brother, Jon, whose only "accomplishment" to date has been as sperm donor. Sad, very sad...
As to the youngest, Mark - he's about 26 and it is not clear what he does. Maybe he lives with his mom and her husband (just a guess).

JillyWilly said...

My guess is their take on each show is 20 - 25k plus reruns, clothing & personal grooming allowances and support staff.

Anonymous said...

I felt bad when my thoughts about Kate were changing. Now, surely she realizes what she has created! I wouldn't surprise me if Kate refused any of his family members into their home! I remember when she said her mother-in-law told her that Asian features are strong and none will look like her! I thought "alright!". Hopefully, none will turn out like her. I feel so sorry for Jon, he didn't realize what he was getting himself into before he married her. Even if they had only 2 kids, Kate's true nature would still surface. It was born and bred into her. Being raised by a minority who had strong cultural traditions, Jon is being pulled and looks like Kate has won!

Janie said...

No comments in a while, huh? This has been very entertaining... truly. By now I guess most of you have seen the new house... NOT SHABBY!

I found it interesting how the faces of Kate's family were blurred when they showed the first wedding during the second ceremony in Hawaii. What, nobody in her family want to be included? Have they all broken away from her? My daughter's boyfriend thanks my daughter every time they watch a show because she is not like Kate. I have to wonder... did Kate get pregnant again after the twins in order to keep Jon by her side? She's a nurse... perhaps they switched the regular fertility drugs with SUPER fertility drugs practically guaranteeing an even larger batch. Is it possible he had already grown sick to death of her barking orders and criticizing him? Had she seen the warning signs and figured out a way to keep him with her AND for them to get rich off the kids? That is one manipulative woman.

Regarding Alexis... I think it was Alexis anyway who was the only one of the sextuplets who had an issue with her first dentist appt. She screamed and cried, she was petrified. The dentist, an older woman, asked Alexis a question and she stopped crying mid-stream, answered the question and immediately went back to crying. Kate thought it was hilarious. Personally it broke my heart. Why? Because that is a symptom of dissociation. One part of the mind is terrified while the other part is instinctively answering the question. Alexis at the very least has learned to cope by compartmentalizing parts of her mind. Those children are going to need help later. They may very well need it already.

Michael said...

I think everbody needs to understand that the money of the people on these type of shows comes from doing the show.

Little People Big World all of the sudden they have a giant house, taking several vacations a year and parties with all these relatives that they haven't seen in years.

American Chopper has built a Stadium sized shop worth millions and same thing vacations all over the place.
Father and son each have tons of property and mansion like houses.
You darn well know they don't sell that many bikes, the money comes from TV.

Jon & Kate are making tons of money from TV, I understand this is TLC's highest rated show.
I just hope the kids will get some when they get older.

Shocked Canadian said...

Shocked Canadian
I have been watching the show faithfully for a while now and I am shocked to find out that they financially survive of the publicity of their childern....SAD...I have become bored and annoyed by Kates attitude, she does not seem to have any patients for the children and Jon is so 'whatever attitude' and became curious about how they suppoirt their famil...Shocked! I have justed changed the channel and will never again watch their show....the kids are cute but there's more to life....they will soon get hit with a reality check and I see alot of people losing interest in their fonie lifes.
It's too bad...like always it's the CHILDREN WHO WILL SUFFER IN THE FUTURE!

Anonymous said...

im gonna miss jodie, i heard that TLC wanted to pay jodie for bein on the show too and when kate found out she put a stop to it, soon as i heard that made me take another look at greedy kate. i havent watched the show hardly, jodie is so nice and deserved what TLC wanted to offer, im guessing kate doesnt even want her family to profit, only her. greed will eventually get ya nothing in the end. im wondering if TLC baught them that huge house they have now.

shane said...

Here, for all you people that say they are dumb for doing what they do. How credible is this, who knows? Take a fraction of what they make ,invest and take the syndication money, the DVD sales they will get for years to come. The joys of television.

Gosselin earnings

Wikinonsense said...

Gosselin earnings -- now that's what I call fuzzy math.