More on Jon in Utah

Possibly Jon Gosselin bought a condo in Utah:
TLC dad at home on local slopes
http://www.parkrecord.com/sports/ci_11445037

Jon Gosselin talks about Kate plus his eight kids and their TV show
http://www.examiner.com/x-608-Early-Childhood-Parenting-Examiner~y2009m1d13-Jon-Gosselin-talks-about-Kate-plus-his-eight-kids-and-their-TV-show

Thank you, Kay.

Original interview is here.

346 comments:

1 – 200 of 346   Newer›   Newest»
leesehere said...

"It's nice because I have eight kids, two dogs and live in Pennsylvania, and I can still hang with 15-year-olds," he said

So your not poor and have money for a ski home!!!
You admitt to having two dogs.. can't put your wife in her place but now have brought to more in for her abuse!!! I see animal cruelty getting involved here!!
Whats next a pot belly pig!!! Wait kate was not mentioned in this article!!!

Casey and Smudge said...

Hmm, so they do have two dogs. I guess they'll never know what it's like to have "just one" of anything. They also have two houses. At least Jon has a place he can run to that Kate will have no interest in. Sounds like Jon is settling back into his 15-year-old rich boy status with ease. And good grief, it's the filming that IS the exploitation Jon! Somebody hasn't been paying attention. Tsk.

gojoelygo said...

So they got 2 dogs???? YIKES!

Wendy Bird said...

"It's nice because I have eight kids, two dogs and live in Pennsylvania, and I can still hang with 15-year-olds," he said.

That is an interesting quote...two dogs at home, and he likes to hang with 15-year-olds...probably because that is his mental age.

He took only Cara with him, bought a condo and said that Kate would probably not be joining him in Park City very often because she is an indoor person. Sounds like Jon found a great way to get away from her...far away!

Grow Up JON said...

Jon continues to live the lifestyle he was accustomed to living when his dad was alive. The only difference is now he enjoys the lifestyle because of his brood instead of his dad. Way to go Jon! You should be a proud father! NOT! Grow up already.

Caryl said...

So I expected nothing less than to see that the TV crew was on a tag-a-long.

As for "being able to hang out with 15 year olds" ew. Grow up.

He's over 30, has 8 kids, likes being bossed around by "mommy", and not working. Interesting.

Teri said...

Hi Me again
Sorry I guess the interviews are on this post.

Julie said...

Wait, what??? TWO DOGS??? Since when? Oh, brother, I am dreading seeing how Kate treats her pets. Oh lord.

SchaedenKON said...

Wow, Jon. Your own crib in Park City Utah. That's so rad. Guess you don't have snow an hour from where you live in Pennsylvania, dude. Doesn't sound like it sleeps ten. Seems like you planned it that way. Gnarly!

Charli said...

The interview with Jon is interesting, it shows his intelligence, or lack there of. I really do think Kate has gotten more relaxed but she still is a work in progress as far as Im concerned. I really hope that the money is going to the kids, but Im not sure, I mean he just purchased a condo in Utah.

momof2inPA said...

Two dogs huh?? If boys are "icky" what does that make dogs??

Just a Kid said...

I am sure Kate was ALL for this trip since they had someone else taking care of the other kids and with the promise that Jon would buy something "nice" for Kate, like a condo in Utah! SWEEEEEEEEEET!

Jon sounds like a teeny-bopper who has just been unleashed into the world.

cheryl said...

His place in Utah, Hers at a NC beach, the kids in PA. What a deal!!!
Figured his place was above the garage or maybe that's k when she visits.
Poor Poor Pitiful Me!!!

MichelleS said...

LMAO..i guess Jon needed some space too huh? Um Jon-15 yr olds?? You better rethink that.
It seems a bit confusing or contradicting if thats the word about their life so to speak on camera. They say the show depicts their life, but lately they dismiss what we see is a result of editing. So when we see Kate meltdown, belittle Jon, which is it?? Real life or editing? Jon says Kate is much calmer than what is shown.. How about just tell the truth! Quit making excuses! Wait, we all know the truth..It strikes me funny that he is going to spend time in Utah doing things Kate does not want to be part of, but its all things he enjoys. And Cara goes with him!...Seen this one coming a mile away,just didnt know the location.

Charli said...

As far as I can tell, and correct me if Im wrong, Jon has always been a spoiled rich kid right? He went back packing around the world on his daddy's dime so why would his dad stop giving him money when he got married? Im betting that Jon and Kate have never been poor, Im betting that Jon's father gave them what ever they wanted and I also think they received a lot of money when he died. Anyways, Jon went from being a spoiled rich kid to living off his kids and still acting like a spoiled rich kid.

Di said...

Jon sounds like an idiot - if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...you get where I'm going here.

mikemom said...

Jon states all the money goes to the kids......I'd like to know just where does the money come from for two homes since neither parent works.

Dunwoody Mom said...

What a loser - just like his wife.

4girlsoneboy said...

How in the world are these two going to explain a mansion in Pennsylvania and a condo for winter vacations when they speak to the church groups and pass the hat? I guess this is one of those secrets that Jon mentioned recently. Now we all know that Kate wouldn't let Jon have his own condo without mucho compensation for her.

Also, I guess from now on Jon won't be banished to the basement but the doghouse.

Also, I want to personally thank God for yet another blessing for the G's while I struggle to pay my electric bill.

jon and kate are cons said...

Hmm, Jon hanging out with 15-year-olds? That just sounds illegal.

Jon says that he talks to his mom at least five times a day? For what reason, would he have to talk to her, that many times in one day? I don't believe it for one minute. He also says that she can't afford to come to visit him and the kids. Well, why doesn't he pay for her to come visit? He has the money. More likely, Jon's mother can't stand Kate.

Jon sounds like he is really enjoying his free time away from Kate. He has also had those "bags" removed from under his eyes.

Kate grew up in a trailer park and Jon was used to the good life. That's what Jon still wants, the good life.

Two Dogs? Just something else for Kate to abuse.

Andy Fan said...

OK everyone we may not be able to save the Gosselin children but I'm calling the ASPCA today.....RoFl

Kimmy said...

How is it possible all the money goes to the kids if he is buying a condo?

Lea said...

I am glad that the "love offerings" bought Jon a condo in Utah. Atleast I know where the donations are going to. What a disgrace. Poor people are giving $$ to this family and what do they do with the money? They buy a condo. Helloooo Jon!! You are 30, not 15. Why in the hell do you want to hang out with 15 year old boys? What normal man does? Maybe because his mental status is a child. I have a feeling that he will or already has another snow shrew to keep his jobless feet warm at night while Kate is busy ordering her caregivers around. I cannot believe they have dogs. Doesnt ASPCA have enough animal abusers in PA. I can just imagine how Kate treats these poor dogs.

This interview disgusts me and the disgust I have is not only Jon's lack of intelligence in the interview, but the lack of intelligence from the sheeple. It does not matter if you like this family or that you believe that they use their children for profit. It does matter, if all these facts are infront of you and you still put this couple on a pedestal. Why don't the sheeple see the true J&K? This really irks me. Are the sheeple that stupid?

my3angels said...

I unfortunately see a foreclosure or two coming in a few years when this gravy train as come to a stop and they have over extended themselves. They live like they are rock stars with two house, etc. What happens when you get the pink slip and are so out of your career field of computer IT that you have no where to go. Wellfare maybe!!

LisaH said...

jon and kate are cons said...
Hmm, Jon hanging out with 15-year-olds? That just sounds illegal.

Jon says that he talks to his mom at least five times a day? For what reason, would he have to talk to her, that many times in one day? I don't believe it for one minute. He also says that she can't afford to come to visit him and the kids. Well, why doesn't he pay for her to come visit? He has the money. More likely, Jon's mother can't stand Kate.

Jon sounds like he is really enjoying his free time away from Kate. He has also had those "bags" removed from under his eyes.

________________________________

I think I figured why Jon bought the condo; so he could call his Mom 5 times a day without Kate knowing about it. I'm sure his Mom is on Kate's "Banned" list.

First thing I thought of when I read this article was "Good, Jon's got essentially his own place now to get away from the screaming banshee." It's nice that he is taking the time to spend time there with Cara, but I hope he includes the other kids as well over time for some one on one.

I suspect this will also be Jon's "Man Place" (like a man room but like 2000 miles away from his wife).

zoey said...

THEY HAVE 2 DOGS????

SueM said...

Ok, so I'm actually happy that Jon and Cara (mostly Cara) have a place where they can bond and live freely. He sounds like he is making a break and taking Cara with him. The "Daddy-daughter" bonding sounds like a nice thing for Cara.

However, what I have a problem with is this. How did Cara get home? Did she fly by herself? I would be worried about that. She probably flew with "staff" but still. She was probably scared. Also, aren't they showing their hand a bit by buying a $1.3mil home and a Condo in Utah in quick succession? What will the sheeples say about that? If I gave them my hard earned cash as "love offerings" I'd be sick to my stomach right now.

konspiracytheory said...

Who exactly is taking care of Cara while Jon is out "spending the evenings discovering what Park City and Salt Lake have to offer"? Jen the Producer!?!

As for the two dogs - wasn't the whole dog thing supposed to be under wraps (I'm sure to be revealed on an upcoming episode)? Jon is going to get a nice 'love tap' for revealing that one... I guess that's what happens when he's allowed to talk w/o the queen around to edit him.

Denise said...

Those of us who live in PA know there are beautiful ski resorts all over the state. Why fly all the way to CO and waste all that money. Oh that's right, b/c he didn't earn it, so it's easy to spend

nomorekonartists said...

Okay a few things that I wanted to point out from this article.

As stated,

"It's nice because I have eight kids, two dogs and live in Pennsylvania, and I can still hang with 15-year-olds," he said.

"Gosselin has been riding with friends and pro riders at the resort and spending the evenings discovering what Park City and Salt Lake have to offer. But he is most excited to set some vacation roots right here."

So, the Gosselin's have been hanging out with 15 year old friends, buying up a condo with money that their children made for them, living the high life, and we should still feel sorry for them and/or give them love offerings? What is the world is wrong with this picture? Do they still think they can get away with trying to represent a normal middle class family by buying a condo in Utah on top of the mansion they have?

It really upsets me that they have received all of these free things at the cost of their children. Their children have lost a portion of their child hood because their parents wanted to use them to make money so they can buy a Condo. Poor Poor Jon loved to ski before he DECIDED to allow Kate to do fertility treatments and look what happened....he is now stuck with 8 adorable children. SO, what next? Are they going to buy a condo in Hawaii, one near Disney World, and a house in the Hampton's?

Oh, one last thing. He stated in the Examiner article the following:

"Everything is for our kids, and it always has been, I don't care what people say."

Really? Buying a Condo that your kids worked for that benefits you (and possibly one of your children) is for your kids? These people are disgusting...absolutely disgusting.

WS said...

Um, why does Jon need to go to Utah in order to have some bonding time w/Cara? Aren't there plenty of places to ski in Pennsylvania? That's nice he wants to spend time w/his daughter, but does he need to buy a condo in Utah to do so? And what about his other 7 children? It's a lot of money to spend for just himself and 1/8 of his children.

Not A Stable Marriage said...

Great, now Jon will have a place to call his own when he finally grows up and leaves that woman.

ClevelandRocks said...

So, when Cara had to go back to school and Jon stayed, how did she get back home? He sent her off on a plane by herself? With a "helper"? I know kids fly all the time by themselves out of necessity, but most parents don't send their kid on a cross country flight in the winter just so they can hang with the 15 year olds some more. I don't understand why they would buy a condo for a winter vacation once a year when it's some place the rest of the family doesn't enjoy. There's plenty of ski resorts in the East. Take Cara to one of them a few times a winter and rent a hotel room for a long weekend.

Exhausted said...

"Everything is for our kids, and it always has been, I don't care what people say."

Including a condo too small for them all to come to and Cara having to fly home by herself? Have the guts to admit you're both self-absorbed swine and stop playing the devoted daddy act. No normal dad or mom ever gets that kind of time away (or wants that time away) from their family!

kate is a cocky bitch said...

What in the world is wrong with KON? Cara has to go back to school yet Jon stays on longer so he can continue his 900th vacation of the year, way to go dad!! These are 2 people who never should have had children. But in Jon's defense I think any man would run to UT just to escap The Queen of Mean.

Get Over Yourself Already said...

They would never RENT a condo when they can buy one with their kid's money. Are you SERIOUS???? Live big while you can and not think about the future. Living in the moment seems to be the theme of the Gosselins.

Aunty K.K. said...

I just spent about 25 minutes LISTENING to the 'whole' video..(there's 4 parts, one about 14 min/one 5+min./one 2+ min./then the 'interverers' 5+ min.)

In the 'last' part, the lady interviewing him, stated, 'part of JON's "R & D" involves something to do with the Olympics'...hum..what's he doing with the 'olympics"? we'll have to wait and see.

Then, he also talked about his family: that he talkes/emails his Mom 4-5 times a day..that he talks to his brothers numberous times a day, (he's working on getting his 'younger' brother on one of the shows==doing something together),..he said, the reason they're not on the show is the brothers have already had to change their phone numbers..as they were 'bothered' by fans..so, NO family, on his side, is shown,as they want their privacy.

Then, with Kate's family...He states, "her parents have NOTHING to do with any of the family, that they have 14 grand-children and they're not involved with any of them"...apparently he said, Kate's parents wanted to be like "dropin" grandparents, and he has no idea what that means, but they wouldn't agree to it....(my grandparents dropped in tons...if they were driving by, they'd stop in and visit...Is that what it meant? I really don't know).

He also spoke about Bob and other friends, and that he talks with them all the time...that some of the family/friends USED to be taped, and on the show..but it got to be too much..so they stopped..but Jon said, they still talk...didn't say if they or the children, see them...just that it created a 'crazy' live and they didn't want it anymore.

He also says, he's the stay-at-home parent, and Kate is writting her 3rd book, and she does ALL the PR speaking now..and they have one Part-time helper,,who comes 4-6 hours a day...but otherwise, only one of them travels at a time..when he's away, she stays at home, and viseversa.....


(Sounds like he's going to spend a lot of time in Utah, away from Kate..and he loves that he can 'ski/snowboard' by himself, away from the children, as there's no children allowed in the 'childs' ski school'..)

He also mentioned that since they went to "Tenn." to St. Jude's, he's been into 'giving'....stating they've helped so many..."here, you need clothes, here take these,,,you need,.",...", here take it ...that he loves giving now!

He gave a lot of answers to a lot of questions...but no one asked about Beth and the book...the only thing he said was, "Kate's become a best-seller", and that she's now working on her 3rd book, and she's great..and it's crazy.

He did say, they're not 'exploiting' the children..as, it's real life they're filming..and he doesn't even notice the film crew or cameras anymore.

Actually, Jon spoke quite well, truth or not ?? you'll have to decide for yourself, but what I noticed is he's a much better speaker than Kate!

I don't know what to think of the interview...it sounds believable, but the show, and they're personal comments in public, are so different at times....I really hope someone can find the 'truth' and set some records straight....

Isn't this what we all want anyways? for the sake of the children...'REAL or not real, some things shouldn't be filmed with children, esp. in this day and age.

It still bothers me that Kate/Jon are 'living off of the children's lives'...as , the show wouldn't be popular without the children, so it's them making the money....and that's just so wrong!

I guess Jon lived a 'privileged life' prior to marrying Kate...and she saw that,..and so they got the show...to earn money....knew how to 'work' the churches, (for lack of a better term), to get more money..and they just seem to be doing things to get '$$$,richer', .....so Jon and now Kate, can live an easy life without working..

Yes, there are tons of stay-at-home Dads...but they dont' get filmed, and the income isn't based on children's lives...

I must stop as this is too long!

Onomatopoeia said...

Yesterday at 5 pm EST, the 'How We Got Here' episode viewed and I listened very carefully to some of their explanations. I think the following is very telling when it comes to this particular thread:

Jen (interviewer): Jon, before you met Kate, could you sort of give us some idea of what you were doing with yourself?

Jon: Nothing...I was doing nothing with myself. No career - I worked at a ski slope. Just got back from backpacking across Europe. I didn't have any goals, I didn't want to get married, I didn't want to have kids. I wasn't even thinking about that stuff. Just bummin' around, doing whatever I wanted to.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The only difference between then (1997) and now is that now he's married and has kids. If anything, I think he's regressing. Yo, yo...he can hang with the 15-year-olds. Now that's what I call GROWN UP...NOT!

moi said...

Keep those love offerings and freebies rolling in, people!! The Gosselins are a needy bunch!

Amy said...

I guess clipping those coupons really paid off for Jon.

Jenn said...

Perhaps they will rent out the condo when they are not there. That will be income for the Gosselins as well as help pay for the mortgage. I’m not defending the G’s. Just pointing out what they most likely are doing with it. It’s an investment

OutofthePUBLICEYE said...

Aunty KK said "Isn't this what we all want anyways?"

~~~~~~

Truth? Yes. But more than anything I want the show OFF the air and for the children to have a normal life. No more cameras, no more Kate hauling herself off to NY to publish stupid ass books that a child could write. She isn't Stephen King. Anyone can paste pictures and "copy" quotes from other people and steal recipes from other people. It isn't that difficult. Speaking from your heart and creating your OWN words is what true authors do. They are so dilusional. Just because the Gosselins say it doesn't make is so!

But no to answer your question, what I really want is for the kids to get out of the public eye and to never be seen again. They deserve that.

Enough is enough!

Joely said...

I like this board, and I'm trying my hardest to overlook all the speculation...like Kate abuses animals and Jon plays with teenagers...I feel like it takes something small that was said, mostly in jest, and stretches it to the fullest extent possible and is really minor and baseless in the grand scheme of things (boring, as one person said in an earlier post)...just sayin'.

Anyhow, I have a serious question. What would you all like to ultimately see? It's obvious that many people's feelings are hurt. I don't blame you. I watched this relateable cute family ask for prayers, money, you name it; and when they got all those things, they asked for more. And then they took everything and bought stuff with it and threw it all in our faces to show us how superior they are because of material wealth. And then they asked for more. I totally get it. But what would make people the happiest? If they'd say "Thank you"? If they'd just leave the airways and walk quietly out of our living rooms and bookstores? Or are you all hoping they crash and burn and lose everything? I get mixed signals from this board. I think some people just want them to go away so the kids can live happy lives, but it seems that some really want to see J&K suffer. I hope not. Nobody should suffer here, right?

Travis Noodle said...

Shauna: And some day the show will come to an end. I mean it just seems like that would be the normal the course. So what would be your plans at that point, are you being sort of business wise and saving for college?

Jon: oh yeah I have, we have a corporation and other stuff. So i have some good plans and some r-and-r that i'm doing up here and some secrets that i'm not going to tell people, but yeah, you will see me around, definitely.


---------------------

Jon and Kate seem like grifters to me.

Sickofthissite said...

J&K do not take love offerings. Why do you dredge up stuff that was four years ago?

Charli said...

Sickofthissite said...
J&K do not take love offerings. Why do you dredge up stuff that was four years ago?

-------

Thats true, they don't go around begging for money any more, BUT I really don't believe they ever needed that money in the first place. I think Jon's father was the bread winner in Jon and Kate's family, when he passed away that role was passed on to the Gosselin kids.

Christine said...

Keep spending that money Jon. I'll be so glad when you're broke financially (you already are emotionally because of Kate) once the show ends and you're forced to sell your 'homes.' Keep it up! Go Jon! You hardworking Dad you!

Charli said...

Joely said...
I like this board, and I'm trying my hardest to overlook all the speculation...like Kate abuses animals and Jon plays with teenagers...I feel like it takes something small that was said, mostly in jest, and stretches it to the fullest extent possible and is really minor and baseless in the grand scheme of things (boring, as one person said in an earlier post)...just sayin'.

Anyhow, I have a serious question. What would you all like to ultimately see? It's obvious that many people's feelings are hurt. I don't blame you. I watched this relateable cute family ask for prayers, money, you name it; and when they got all those things, they asked for more. And then they took everything and bought stuff with it and threw it all in our faces to show us how superior they are because of material wealth. And then they asked for more. I totally get it. But what would make people the happiest? If they'd say "Thank you"? If they'd just leave the airways and walk quietly out of our living rooms and bookstores? Or are you all hoping they crash and burn and lose everything? I get mixed signals from this board. I think some people just want them to go away so the kids can live happy lives, but it seems that some really want to see J&K suffer. I hope not. Nobody should suffer here, right?
---

Well I would like to see people stop picking on the Gosselin family, they are human just like everybody else. Yes they have made mistakes, and I would love for them to acknowledge them but thats beside the point. Kate claims to be very religious and I would like to see that, other TLC families do so why not them? I would like to see Kate interact with her children and be nicer to her husband. I would like to see Jon working and the family living like normal people. That means no free vacations and such. I would love if we could some how know that all money made from the show is going directly to a bank account for the children, preferably for their education.

Overall I don't hate the show, sometimes its all I can do to remember that what we are seeing may have been taken out of context and I really hope Kate isn't how she seems.

Chris said...

Unfortunately, it sounds like the camera crew was in Utah with Yawn and Cara. Too bad they weren't in Pennsylvania filming 4 girls, 3 boys, 2 dogs, and a psycho mom. I might actually be willing to watch that.
I really do wonder about a 30 year old man hanging with 15 year olds. If my child (the youngest is 17) told me about some 30 something man hanging with them on the slopes, I'd tell her to keep far away from him. Now, if he had said that he could keep up with them, that would be a different matter.

Kimmy said...

In response to Joely..i for one do not personally want Jon and Kate to suffer. I would like for them to just be attentive, loving,caring parents to their children. Be a real family without the cameras. Concentrate on raising those beautiful Gosselin children the way any family should. For them to come back down to earth, pull their heads out of their butts and say no to the cameras.

MidwestMom said...

So far, there are 14 comments posted on the Park City newspaper website page for the article on the new condo.

NOT ONE of those comments is positive ! People are catching on !

Jennifer said...

Then, with Kate's family...He states, "her parents have NOTHING to do with any of the family, that they have 14 grand-children and they're not involved with any of them"

Well, Jon's as big a liar as Kate because we know that Kate's parents are involved with other grandkids (Kate's sister posted it herself on her blog before it was taken down).

These two don't even make good villians--they're simply too stupid. They should at least both sit down and get their lies straight so they don't contradict each other or themselves constantly. The PR people can feed them answers, but they can't perform brain transplants.

First they say that the show has given the kids opportunities (like travel) they wouldn't have had otherwise; in the next breath it's, "it's not exploitation because we'd be doing these things anyway." So, which is it?

Their website defines the show as "the family job," yet Jon says it's not work. Which is it?

Kate admits she's a Type-A and says she's portrayed accurately on the show; Jon says Kate in reality is much mellower and is edited to look worse. Which is it?

Jon says all the money goes to the kids; Kate says she uses money that she receives that's "just for her" (???) for spa visits.

I'm sure if I were to spend more than 2 mins. on this entry, I could come up with even more.

Sick? Then Go said...

" Sickofthissite said...
J&K do not take love offerings. Why do you dredge up stuff that was four years ago?"

They still accept gifts (monetary and otherwise) sent to them from strangers all over the world who proclaim to "love their kids".

Creepy.

margojata said...

Jon wants to hang with 15 year olds? That bothers me, it seems perverted.

So Cara went to Utah with him? There's no school vacations going on now that I know about. I guess the family job is more important than school. Someone really needs to report these people.

Mary Ellen said...

jon and kate are cons said...
Hmm, Jon hanging out with 15-year-olds? That just sounds illegal.
Jon says that he talks to his mom at least five times a day? For what reason, would he have to talk to her, that many times in one day? I don't believe it for one minute. He also says that she can't afford to come to visit him and the kids. Well, why doesn't he pay for her to come visit? He has the money. More likely, Jon's mother can't stand Kate.
__
Pamela, Jon's mother lives right there in PA - only about a two and a half hour drive from Wernersville. She can't afford to come? Ridiculous! She can't pay for gas for the car? More confabulation from KON!!!!

EaglesFan said...

"Well, Jon's as big a liar as Kate because we know that Kate's parents are involved with other grandkids (Kate's sister posted it herself on her blog before it was taken down)."

There are a lot of lies in the interview. I know from a reliable source that Kate and Beth are not friends anymore. Yeah, maybe Beth doesn't want to be on the show anymore, but would she really skip PR and appearances for a book that SHE wrote? I think not.

Jon and Kate Grifter said...

Jennifer said:

These two don't even make good villians--they're simply too stupid. They should at least both sit down and get their lies straight so they don't contradict each other or themselves constantly. The PR people can feed them answers, but they can't perform brain transplants.

_________________________


A fellow poster on GWOP mentioned that J&K's PR team most likely screen everything. Maybe the PR team wasn't around this time...

Mary Ellen said...

Not Liking Jon Anymore said...
I hope Jon goes into one of those bars in his ski town and runs his mouth. And I hope that some big guy has actually seen this show and knows what Jon has done to get the money to be in that bar and in that part of the country. I hope that guy's grandmother back in PA gave up her last $20 to Kon because she was worried about the kids. I hope that guy takes Jon out on the ski slopes and beats the living crap out of him for thinking he and the devil he married can continue to exploit children (they don't own their children, right?) and take money based on lies from good people.

It isn't often anyone has ever heard me condone violence, but this couple has frayed my last nerve. Jon is as soft, despite his gym membership, as a lady's hankerchief. What he doesn't understand is that Americans will give their last penny to help each other, but we take exception to being conned. Jon, in buying this ski condo, is throwing in the face of all who literally supported these two creeps the fact that they can do whatever they want to kids or to parishoners and nobody can stop them.

I'm sick of them and I'm sick of anyone who would support them.

BRAVO to you, NotLikingJonAnymore! I agree with you 100%. I don't condone violence either, but he has it coming. And you know what? I think there is a VERY real possibility that a scenario such as you described may well occur! He runs his 15 year old mental age mouth and somebody's going to stick it to him.

Ava said...

Shauna: And some day the show will come to an end. I mean it just seems like that would be the normal the course. So what would be your plans at that point, are you being sort of business wise and saving for college?

Jon: oh yeah I have, we have a corporation and other stuff. So i have some good plans and some r-and-r that i'm doing up here and some secrets that i'm not going to tell people, but yeah, you will see me around, definitely.


This was in the longer portion of the article. Anyone care to figure the "secret" out?

And, you know, they have a corporation, you know..

Annie said...

“It’s all for the kid’s.” Jon who do you think that you are kidding?
“When it was time for Cara to head back to school, Gosselin made the decision to stay a few days and make a more permanent mark on the area.” Yes! Jon its all for the kids.

I think that you had better get yourself another financial advisor. You have purchased two properties in less then a year. Along with those properties come taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance, etc. I am sure that your financial advisor has told you that you can rent out the condo and therefore it won’t cost you anything, plus you have a nice tax deduction.

HELLOOOOOO, are you even aware of what is going on in our economy? People don’t have money for vacations and the people that do, have their own condos!

Do you honestly think that if you were fortunate enough to rent it out that Kate would allow icky people to sleep in her bed? Also, the renter may allow their children to paint with pudding, after all its not their house!

How long do you honestly think this gravy train is going to last? You will probably live another 50 years (especially if you keep eating organic) and you are spending money as fast as your children earn it. Yep! Jon boy, you are certainly being given sound financial advice.

If the money is all for the children, why didn’t you just put it away or invest it for them? You know, braces, automobiles, cell phones, summer camp, proms, weddings and college. All of this times 8 is expensive! Lets not forget the therapy these little angels are going to need. IT IS THEIR MONEY DAMN IT!

Do you honestly think that the children care about how many square feet the house is that they live in or how many vacation homes there are? Keep it up and you will be back where you started! As they say in the entertainment industry, BREAK A LEG!

timetogokon said...

MidwestMom said...
So far, there are 14 comments posted on the Park City newspaper website page for the article on the new condo.

NOT ONE of those comments is positive ! People are catching on !

--------------------------

Make that 15 .

Kateneedshelp said...

"It's nice because I have eight kids, two dogs and live in Pennsylvania, and I can still hang with 15-year-olds," he said.

OMG, he really said this? Why would a grown man want to hang around with 15 year old kids? Sounds like there's something deeper going on here than what any of us realize. That's creepy and very disturbing.

No wonder he keeps his computer in the closet.

NJgirl said...

"It's nice because I have eight kids, two dogs and live in Pennsylvania, and I can still hang with 15-year-olds," he said.

Hmmm... so they did get 1 dog. The other dog he's talking about must be Kate!

NotFair said...

He didn't say he "hangs out with" 15-year-olds; he said that he can still "hang with them." There's a big difference. He meant he can still keep up with them on the ski slopes. I beg people not to start spreading rumors that Jon likes children. As much as I dislike him, that isn't fair.

Firefly said...

My jaw hit the floor when I read this article. Simply appalling! So now that J+K have a million-dollar home, a condo, freebies up the ying-yang, can people truly justify the love offerings and money that continues to float their way? Wake up, people!!! J+K are blatantly spending their $$$ in front of our faces. They are laughing all the way to the bank.

I'll be interested to see how much longer this continues to go and just how ballsy J+K continue to be. They could have put that money away for the kids' college fund. How much does a condo out there cost? At least 250k? That's a big chunk of money. That could have gone to so many needy people who are less fortunate than J+K. What about giving back to the community that helped them out initially? What about other families with tups that are barely scraping by in this economy?

J+K, your actions disgust me.

Jen K said...

It sounds like Jon has been chronically irresponsible in his life, so it won't surprise me one bit when the show ends, the interest in them is over and one or more houses goes into foreclosure and these two end up with their hands out again.

I obviously don't want that to happen because of the effect it will have on the children, but I predict there will be a money crisis in the future. These two aren't intelligent enough to keep their lifestyle on the d-l and just ride this out. All they had to do was bank the money, maybe buy a slightly larger home and keep their extravaganzes to themselves. Instead, they're starting to flaunt their wealth, which will, ironically, be their fatal flaw and the end of all of this.

The clock is ticking people....this situation will NOT be the same one year from today. Mark my words.

Yolanda said...

And Here's Part 2 of that interview:
http://snipr.com/a1sud

goawayjandk said...

Jennifer:

I'll take the next 2 minutes to help you out:

Jon says in the interview that his kids have never had fast food. He gave them McD's on one of the trips (was it Sesame Place?) and also they inhaled all that ballpark food on the Phillies episode. Which is it ?

Kate says the kids do not watch tv, but there are several episodes where they are filmed watching tv. Which is it?

Kate claims to be a germaphobe but stands BAREFOOT on a gas station platform. Which is it?

KON made a huge deal about wanting to help the kids adjust to the time difference between PA and Maui, hence the 5- day San Diego trip. I am not aware of any stop on the return trip to help them readjust to east coast time. Which is it ?

Kate states that a real cook does not need a recipe but is "writing' a cookbook and also used a recipe for her Monkey Munch. Which is it?

Kate says that the tups are behind on scissor skills but states they help her clip coupons. Which is it?

They tell so many lies it would be impossible for any person with a brain to keep them all straight, so it must be darn near impossible for KON to do so.

BAC said...

Jon said Kate really is more relaxed now. Yeah Jon drugs will do that!

not the bunny said...

Where is the article that Jon talks about his mother? Everyone keeps mentioning this but I have not seen it. Please post the link. Thx

Mark said...

Maybe he meant "hang with 15 year olds" as in "ski as good as them"... not necessarily "be best buddies with them". The slang he used could really go either way. Hopefully he meant the first interpretation. That would certainly be less creepy.

2exhausted2name said...

Jenn said...
Perhaps they will rent out the condo when they are not there. That will be income for the Gosselins as well as help pay for the mortgage. I’m not defending the G’s. Just pointing out what they most likely are doing with it. It’s an investment


That's what I was thinking. Why else buy a condo to use once a year? Plus by buying it it gives them at least two episodes -- the one with Jon & Cara and the one where Kate comes to visit and complains about the nasty renters who don't sweep the baseboards properly.

In the article Jon states he was looking for a "father-daughter" place... sounds nice until you remember he has 3 boys at home. Has he already written them off as not liking snow? Or was he just in the now speaking of him & Cara? And if Cara gets this one-on-one trip what will the other 7 get?

Ms. Sarcastic said...

These are the words that come to mind when I read the articles:

Jon is:
Greedy, Rude, Manipulative, Nasty, Self-Centered, Disrespectful, Emotionally Retarded, and Immature. He needs to quit mooching off his children. This putz never works, and sits online in his little closet hiding from his wife!

All he will ever be able to teach his kids is how to create a myspace account.

Jon I don't know ya, but I still hate ya....

WhatATool said...

Does anybody else get the feeling that the interviewer, Shauna, is a fellow GWOPer? She called that tool out on everything we discuss here -- the exploitation, the lack of family and friends, the change in lifestyle. Jon is just too stupid to realize it. The most priceless part of the interview, though, was when she said that having 8 kids is no big deal in Utah. The tool responded with the fact that there are 6 the same age. Hey, Einstein? That makes it that much EASIER for you dolts than for parents who have 8+ children of differing ages. As Carlos Mencia would say..."Dee Dee Dee."

Gag said...

they have a corporation, you know..


Yes it is called "Estate KONa."

And I'm not kidding.....

ICExploitation said...

So Jon says he would the first one to quit if their became scripted. Are we really to believe that going on outings and vacations are part of their everyday life? What about every other contrived situation? That sounds scripted to me.

moose said...

Heres the second part of jons interview in Utah

http://www.kutv.com/content/news/topnews/story/Jon-Gosselin-Interview-part-2/ut1Q2oFaTU6sqnHqaz6jtw.cspx

CK said...

Is there any chance that someone will recap/transcribe the interview videos? I'd like to see it firsthand, but that's not going to happen on a dial-up connection. Surely I'm not the last person on earth with dial-up Internet.

Carl Jr. said...

Jon has convinced himself that if he reminds us about his and Kates "Hard Times" we'll forget about his dishonesty, duplicity, downright lying, cowardice, vanity, unjustified sense of entitlement.

seashell said...

Oh my, I'm going to have to send more love offerings to Jon and Kate. I mean really, they only have an estate and now a vacation home in Utah. That poor, struggling family.

I'm not even going to comment on the "2 dogs" part. It infuriates me to even think about those idiots owning helpless pets.

AJ said...

I agree with Charli's first post. I think that what Jon did was actually a POSITIVE thing. He actually found something that is enjoyed by his daughter, not forced on his children by his wife, and is giving her the opportunity to get away from her 7 siblings and crazy mom and spend time with her dad developing a skill she enjoys (since music obviously was not it). there are pictures on facebook posted of some fans that met he & cara in the ski lodge and said he was really friendly.

kate: take the stick out said...

I wonder how many flippin freebie helpers Kate has while Jon is off skiing in all different directions

Giving Back said...

I am NOT a big fan of Jon and Kate but sometimes the comments do get a bit out of line.

But with that being said, Jon and Kate have went from poverty stricken parents to ones who blatantly flash their wealth in people's faces. Wealth that they didn't EARN by themselves.

Kate complains every single day about her children and how EXHAUSTED they make her but yet never thanks the good Lord above for bringing them into her life so her and her lazy husband good live this lavish lifestyle.

So if they don't want people snarking on them, then they need to get out of the public eye and get on with their life and give back to their kids.

I don't care if they ever give a dime back to the community who gave them everything. I only care that they give back everything they took away from their children.

gherkin said...

Okay, I just have to comment on that video link of Jon being interviewed in Utah.

First of all--he looks like a dork in his ski cap. I know he is trying to look uber-cool or whatever, but get over yourself Jon. He is indeed a 15 year old kid in a 30-something body.

He says they have help for 4-6 hours every day, yet he and Kate insist that there be a parent there every day. Really? What happens when they are both touring around with their hands out on the weekends?

Jon says he lifts weights and works out for 2 hours a day and Kate "works" in New York. How nice. I'm sure most people, let alone parents of multiple children, wish they could work out for 2 hours a day.

Jon talks about how he is Mr. Mom and how it is a pain to drive the girls to school and how he has to do the "banking" a lot of days. I guess the money is rolling in so fast that poor Jon has to run to the bank with sackfuls and deposit them.

Kate is also a best selling author--did you get that? Gag. Book number 2 is coming out and she starts book number 3 next week. Yippee!

And Jon says that his life is now all about giving back. Right. Then why are they still begging for money almost every weekend at the churches they are conning? It seems like his life is all about taking as much as they can carry and run with.

All in all, I think Jon came across as just so super-cool in this interview, didn't he? OMG. He spoke of Pennsylvania as PA (just saying the individual letters) and talked about PR (did you know that stands for public relations?) and also said he "wasn't down with" something or other. Yes, Jon is just so hip and cool. Very impressive Jon. You are a complete fool and idiot, yet your are so very, very impressed with yourself.

NOCLUECOUPLE said...

"Hard Times?"

~~~~

I seriously doubt Jon and Kate know what it likes to go through HARD TIMES. Sure they may have been stressed when they brought the babies home BUT they didn't go through HARD TIMES. They always had food on the table, a roof over their head, love for each other (which we hear about over and over again), plenty of help and support from their community. Hard times would entail not having any of the above and not knowing where any of the above will be forthcoming.

Jon and Kate have no clue and never will.

Charli said...

Jon: Our show is very successful. Jon and kate plus 8 is pretty successful. And we're just giving back right now and it is so rewarding to see a family and be like here's our clothes, here's our stuff. What can we help you with.

--------

That is from the second set of interview questions if anybody is wondering.

This comment alone shows Jon's below average intelligence level. The first two sentences are redundant. Also I think its funny that he says they are giving away their stuff, when a couple months ago (or so) they had a garage sale, and did they not auction off all the baby stuff? like the strollers and table and things?

Tess said...

Oh man this marriage is doomed!! Jon's in Utah cleaning up after the Snowbunnies while Kate is back home cleaning up after the dogs! Haha!!

Karl said...

Jon is not a very articulate man, most of what he says makes no sense. And Kate is away working in NY? Hm... funny that she says because of the show both her AND Jon are able to stay home full time. Also I thought it was funny when he admitted that Kate had to tell him that he's a big boy! Wow, don't get me wrong I understand that some moms work and dads stay home but seriously.........

Kateneedshelp said...

Gag said...
they have a corporation, you know..


Yes it is called "Estate KONa."

And I'm not kidding.....
-------------------------------

What are you talking about? That's a coffee company in Hawaii.

Charli said...

gherkin said...
Okay, I just have to comment on that video link of Jon being interviewed in Utah.

----

Sorry if this has already been asked, and Im sure the link is somewhere but I just cant seem to find it, if somebody would post it again I would be so grateful. Thanks!

Ski Bunny said...

Jon would be a fool to be off with ski bunnies in Utah knowing full well there were cameras in the vicinity. Can you imagine if Kate found out? I can hear her schreeching all the way from PA!!!! "REALLY?"

I'm No Fool said...

mikemom said...
Jon states all the money goes to the kids......I'd like to know just where does the money come from for two homes since neither parent works.
--------------------

I get the feeling that Jon and Kate don't think of the money being "for the kids" like we do.

The articles said the condo was a bonding thing for father and daughter, so I'm sure that's to rationalize that the house is for Cara.

To them, all these things they have and all they have to do it get it is "all for the kids". Exploting them is just a side effect since "the kids" are enjoying the good life.

Jon boy, we're catching on!

Amazing isn't it that a couple who doesn't work and admits to no life ambition manages to have a million plus dollar home and a vacation home.

I shudder to think of the real debt and how these kids will suffer when the freebies all dry up.

4Wheeler said...

NOCLUECOUPLE said:

Also I think its funny that he says they are giving away their stuff, when a couple months ago (or so) they had a garage sale, and did they not auction off all the baby stuff? like the strollers and table and things?

==============================

Yeah - Those bastards sold Collins car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aunty K.K. said...

Can someone help me out?

I thought that when they 'collected' 'love offerings' the reason was: "to collect money to put into accounts for school/College/weddings/dental work(mind you all of that is free, due to Jon's Dad's influence!)..etc.

SO, WHY are they buying a condo in UTAH, with the money they stated is going to the "children's future"??

I'm callin a HUGE fraud here!!!

The other Judy said...

"Jon: it's not exploiting because they aren't working. like we go to the park, well we go to the park anyway. you know. so if they are going to film it, why not."

So Jon, if you were going to the urologist for some tests, why not just take the camera with you...I mean..you're going anyway...why not bring the cameras?
Next time you want to have a serious private conversation with Kate bring the cameras in....I mean, you're going to talk so why not have the cameras there...no different, right? Oh wait...it's called 'PRIVACY'.
He is just unbelievable!!!

carolyn said...

This is absolutely insane!!! These people beg for money and now with the purchase of a condo, weekend getaways to Utah, and a 1.3 million dollar mansion - those love offerings must be BIG! It kills me how many people with families (myself included) are struggling to scrape by in times like this. It amazes me how 2 stay at home parents of 8 kids can afford such luxuries

gherkin said...

Does anyone think that since TLC is apparently filming in Utah that somehow they are funding the purchase of the house or somehow it is being considered a "business expense"? I really find it hard to believe that Jon and Kate, even though they are raking in massive amounts of money, would shell out of their own pocket to buy a vacation home. Just my opinion.

BlueBeDeviled said...

Sickofthissite said...
J&K do not take love offerings. Why do you dredge up stuff that was four years ago?
Sorry, you and Kate need to pay attention because they were still taking offerings and selling photos for 20 bucks a pop at the church this fall so hardly even 4 months never mind 4 years.
Gah, PR folks are dumber then dirt, no wonder they want Kate for a client.

C said...

Ski Bunny said...
Jon would be a fool to be off with ski bunnies in Utah knowing full well there were cameras in the vicinity. Can you imagine if Kate found out? I can hear her schreeching all the way from PA!!!! "REALLY?"

1/14/2009 12:49 PM
*******

Hmmm. How many men cheat? Forgot the latest statistics I heard, but from what I recall alot?. How many 'celebrities' (and I use that term loosely when talking about Jon) have been caught whooping it up with someone other than their spouse? Too many to recollect here. Jon falls into the category of a man who probably no doubt thinks with his head (and I don't mean the one on top of his shoulders) and with enough distance put between him and Kate (emotional distance or mileage distance) I can certainly see Jon not caring anymore and doing what he pleases. I'm sure ALOT goes on behind the scenes, when the cameras are off that we don't see. And I'm also sure Jon is sick of being called the "defeated" husband.

It's sad for the kids, but I definitely don't see this marriage lasting whether it be from greed, money, affairs, all of the above, etc. - it's on it's way out. All in the name of child exploitation and the desire for money and fame at any cost. SAD.

Proud USMC Wife 8 said...

Okay, I have followed and read this website (as well as all the threads as my little eyes could handle). I have always wanted to comment but didn't until now so this will actually be my first comment so bare with me and forgive me in advance if I repeat some of the things that some of you have already mentioned.

I used to try reasons to defend the Gosselin's simply because I figured if I had eight kids to feed, I would do almost anything to make ends meet. I used to try to find every excuse for Jon... "He is just tolerating the mother of his kids for the sake of the children even if it means putting his pride (ALL of his pride and dignity might I add) on the side". However, after reading this interview, I could not help but finally lose it.

I have been a BIG Gosselin fan because I thought their children were adorable... until now. I remember Kate saying she wanted to do the show so she can show people how "normal" they were and how difficult it was to raise two sets of multiples. Really Kate?!!?!? It must be so hard having to go to Disneyworld and having the whole crew carry all of the kids' stuff while you howl and bark over spilt ice cream.

Also, in her book she talks about "God this and God that". If I were you, I would not dare keep flying to New York for your "work appearances" for God might strike you with lightning for telling lies but then again, according to that Christian article, ("Look what Jesus gave us!!!") Jesus always finds ways to give (to them and only them, of course).

I love how God sent all those people to love them.. it kind of makes me sad and I often wonder if Kate ever sits down and reads her OWN book to realize all the people that played such an important role into contributing to their children's lives. Although she says "thank you" in the book, her actions are telling another story.

Jesus loves us... the people love us... they love the kids... I always turn to God... I just have to let God be in control... Pffffffft!

I guess 'Jesus' is rewarding them because she is advertising him and him sending "donations", "gifts", and "love offerings" from strangers is his way of paying the Gosselin's for the free 'Jesus will provide' advertising.

I often pray to God to help keep my husband who is an Active Duty United Stated Infantry Marine safe- to always provide "just enough" for both of us to make it day by day. I ask that my husband will be able to spend our One Year Wedding Anniversary with me and not in the field preparing to deploy again just before my birthday but I know God is busy helping the Gosselins. Perhaps I need to start praying to a different God and ask for the things we "need".

_____________


Dear (Kate's) God who always provides,

I have had such a rough day dealing with my icky husband who works endless nights and often spends MONTHS away from home to protect this country so other people can "afford" lavish vacations for ten when that they so desperately NEED because people LOVE THEM. We are a little older than Jon and Kate when they first got married, do not have any kids yet, but we DO have one dog so you NEED to send people to love us and give us a $1.3 million dollar home and another vacation home when we feel like snowboarding. You NEED to send TLC to record our lives so people can see our "realness". You NEED to send some sheeple's my way to make anonymous donations to contribute to my daily spa treatments but please do not make them come too close to my doorsteps as I do not want to be bothered by them or even risk having them taped on film for fear that they might have to get compensated for their appearance. Luckily, my husband does not need hair plugs yet but I know that that too, you will provide. I know you are in control so please control the sheeple and herd their bank accounts our way because you ALL love us and you will provide...

AMEN.

Also, in that Today's Christian Woman article, Kate states:

"It's just all about letting God be in control and trusting his plan for our lives. Besides, what we think is great isn't always his plan. And at this point in my life, I don't want to do anything that's outside his plan, even if that means giving up something I really want or love. Because if it's not his plan, I know he has something better."

Oh please Kate. You did not listen to God.. I am religious and I belive in a giving and forgiving God and I honestly believe if God did not want you to have kids, it was his plan. Im not saying your kids are a mistake or are not wanted because they are innocent in all of this but knowing damn well you were aware of the chances of having more than just one baby WAS "going out of His plans" and you still had to try to control it didn't you!? Geez, you just love being in control you Type-A personality you... even trying to control God's plans.

SHAME ON YOU.

And their website is SIXgosselins.com... that must make the twins' feel SOOOOOO special.

Scramble the letters K-A-T-E around and you will get TAKE... What a perfect fitting name.

I know that was rather long but that was only .2% of what I would like to tell her in case she ever comes accross this. The rest is yet to come. LOL.

P.s. I hope no one was offended as I AM religious but seriously... God only loves the Gosselins?! PLEASE!

timetogokon said...

Pamela, Jon's mother lives right there in PA - only about a two and a half hour drive from Wernersville. She can't afford to come? Ridiculous! She can't pay for gas for the car? More confabulation from KON!!!!
-------------------

Or, Heaven forbid that KON go see her.

alana said...

About Jon "hanging out with 15 year old boys..."

HANG is a snow boarding term, like "getting air" is a jet skiing term and "hang ten" is a surfing term.

Remember the couch interview after KON returned from skiing the first time? Being the total DORK that he is, he was showing off for Jen the producer when she asked about their trip. Yawn said, "It's nice to know I can still HANG..." and then immediately apologized to Hate for "the slang."
Oh my goodness I CANNOT STAND THESE TWO NERDS!
I hope the children don't follow in their creepy footsteps - they will have a hard enough time as it is living down this disaster of a family job. I hope someone can teach them just the most basic social skills like saying "please and thank you" and understanding they aren't entitled to anything, including always being "first."

BlueBeDeviled said...

pictures on facebook posted of some fans that met he & cara in the ski lodge and said he was really friendly. Sure he was in a good mood, only had to care for one instead of 8 kids, getting to ski and fart around instead of working to pay the bills and support his family. He's scum and the only reason he is in Utah is because he used his kids to finance the life of a lazy slug. Those kids aren't any Marie or Donny Osmond so the time is coming soon where they will no longer be able to support mommy and daddy in the lifestyle they'd like to be accustomed too. Ha, ha.

All in all, I think Jon came across as just so super-cool in this interview, didn't he? OMG. He spoke of Pennsylvania as PA (just saying the individual letters) and talked about PR (did you know that stands for public relations?) and also said he "wasn't down with" something or other. Yes, Jon is just so hip and cool. Very impressive Jon. You are a complete fool and idiot, yet your are so very, very impressed with yourself. Yeah, saw that and in the vid that he is wearing the wool cap like he's some cool, stoner shredder type dude. Yeah he's definately wanting to hang with this type of people who are the same mental age he is at 14-15 year old snow bums.
Sad and boy how glad I am not to be stuck with a emotionally stunted lazy, dud like him for a husband or father. Ick. Kate deserves him but those poor kids they don't have anyone that isn't a creep left in their lives.

Jon and Kate Grifter said...

I'm reading some of the posts about the "inconsistencies" with Jon and Kate's behavior.

The thing that scares me is that when Jon and Kate lie about it, they don't flynch or cringe or seem to care.

These people are grifters.

kateisMOMMYNUTBALL said...

Jon is 31 and he wants to hang out with fifteen year olds. Indeed, he is a simpleton!

Common Sense said...

Who wants to take bets?!? My bet is that within a year of the show ending, they'll be bankrupt! ....Why in the world would you buy a condo that you have to fly to in order to ski when the Poccono's are within a couple hours of your house? These people are complete idiots.

Serena said...

Jon: it's not exploiting because they aren't working. like we go to the park, well we go to the park anyway. you know. so if they are going to film it, why not.

What crap. We knew better than that months ago.

pinkdiamond611 said...

The reason why Cara was invited was not so Jonboy could have bonding time. . .No if Cara came, then it could be filmed and the airfare, and all of the meals, and rentals, and bar tabs would be picked up by TLC. . .
The Kon marriage is a sham. this proves it. I never defended Jonboy, never will, and I hope people see him for the tool he really is.

MichelleS said...

Hey Jon- want to share some of your wealth and help me out? Someone knocked my passenger mirror off my car, we cant afford to replace it right now. Thought maybe you could, since youre in a give back mood. After all you know what its like to have a family and struggle in these hard times.....roflmao cant help myself..but it is true, mirror broke,no money to fix it right now.

Di said...

So, if I read this article right - TLC did film an episode of he and Cara in Utah - wonder how Mady feels about being left behind. Clearly Jon favors Cara over Mady. I wonder who flew back to PA with Cara (as she had to go back to school) when Jon decided to HANG a little longer in Utah..... Interesting, isn't it?

Bonnie said...

Someone knocked my passenger mirror off my car, we cant afford to replace it right now.

Don't even bother asking Kate, she pulls a hit-and-run when something like that happens, I doubt she'd agree to help you out!

Arieslikekate said...

uh uh katie....

better learn to ski or else...

Jon is a LIAR!!! said...

Jon said that none of Kate's siblings have a relationship with the parents.

This is a lie!

Jon your in-laws had 12 grandchildren at the time of your falling out. Your wife demanded they drop everything and give your kids their undivided attention. They loved all their grandchildren equally and refused to play favorites. Jon its been over 4 years now and you continue to punish your in-laws isn't it time you and Kate grew up?

cj said...

Sounds like someone let Jon loose without his handlers and his mouth and brain went into total disconnect. Never heard such ignorant statements from an "adult".

Has anyone checked the real estate transfers for Park City? It would be interesting to see how much of the kids' money was spent on Jon's little hide-a-way.

shelbysmom said...

Jenn said...
Perhaps they will rent out the condo when they are not there. That will be income for the Gosselins as well as help pay for the mortgage. I’m not defending the G’s. Just pointing out what they most likely are doing with it. It’s an investment

1/14/2009 10:25 AM

Most likely he only bought a couple of weeks worth of the condo. Most of them are timeshares you buy for a week at a time. But most of these still go for over $40,000 at week. Not what people asking for love offerings should be buying.

Someone Who Knows said...

Jon is a LIAR!!! said...
Jon said that none of Kate's siblings have a relationship with the parents.

This is a lie!

Jon your in-laws had 12 grandchildren at the time of your falling out. Your wife demanded they drop everything and give your kids their undivided attention. They loved all their grandchildren equally and refused to play favorites. Jon its been over 4 years now and you continue to punish your in-laws isn't it time you and Kate grew up?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sounds like a personal note from a relative.... Sorry for your lose and WE all know what a big fat loser Jon and Kate are. I mean how dare the Grandparents want to split their time up with their other grandchildren. Katie Irene was probably upset because they didn't hand over their paychecks to them the minute the tups were born.

How DARE anyone else have a life but the Gosselins!!!! Sheeeeeeesh!

Say Your Sorry said...

Jon its been over 4 years now and you continue to punish your in-laws isn't it time you and Kate grew up?

==========

Not anytime in the near future, he is "HANGIN" in Utah playing Mr. Cool!

Get over yourself Jon and man up and go say your sorry to your's and Kate's family!

Chris said...

I bet with all the traveling Kate has been doing over the past however months and leaving Jon with all the kids, Jon probably built up some resentment over her newfound freedom and told her he was going to get away for his own 'down time' too. She probably agreed, but to take some of the kids with him. Hence taking just Cara and making it a daddy and daughter thing. And then, hey, why not throw in the purchase of a condo. It's not like it's their money to begin with or anything.

don't watch anymore, just read the blog! said...

So that's another perk of exploiting your kids, huh? Not bad for someone who doesn't work. I don't know how Kon can sleep at night living off of their kids like they are. They call it a "family job". There's no such thing. Children shouldn't have to work at all. Their job is to go to school, learn, and just have fun. That's why there are child labor laws. Well, apparently those are a little lax in PA...

Sad, sad, sad!

One more thing...hanging out with fifteen year olds? I'm around the same age as Jon and would actually prefer not to hang around with teenagers, thanks.

MichelleS said...

Jon is desperately trying to hang on to his youth by "hanging" with/like 15 year olds. Who knows what he means. Its obvious though he must miss the life he had before Kate. After all she keeps his n**s in a vicegrip. Its just all sad, very sad. Jon gets to have his wishes in Utah, Kate gets hers at the spa, what do the kids gets? Yes they get to go on trips, they have a mansion, some fun toys. But where is the personal fun for these kids? Where are all their hearts desires? According to KON the kids deserve everything. I wonder what the Gosselin children truly want??? Doubt KON will give them anything. Sheesh, they are barely allowed to use playdough.

Ravello said...

I'm disgusted to learn 2 dogs are now part of this vile household.

I want to know who is going to make the KONS pay back the state of PA for the Medicaid nurse and who knows what other services and freebies the taxpayers paid for. And they should also reimburse the Salvation Army who gave them heating and utility money. They need to reimburse all the kind friends, family, neighbors, churches and strangers who donated zillions to them because they supposedly were " poor".

Annoyed at Jon said...

Watching that video and Jon he reminded me so much of my ex-husband. Trying to be young, hip and cool when in reality you are nothing of the sort and going through a mid-life crisis. I had to turn it off because it annoyed me so much.

FXfanatic said...

They collected "love offerings" as recent as November.
They beg.
They won't stop.
PLEASE, supporters, send in your LOVE.
Jon wants to decorate the new condo and he needs your "blessings".

What a scam.

FXfanatic said...

Mary Ellen -- That would be AWESOME!!!

FXfanatic said...

1 bedroom condos in Utah Ski areas are over 1million.

Chump change to Jon.

ThreeFarmers said...

I can't think of anything more lame than a 31-year-old man who thinks it's cool to "hang" with 15-year-olds.

It reminds me of that episode of Friends where Joey wants to audition for the part of 19-year-old and to prove he could do it, he spends the rest of the episode walking around in a backwards ball cap and baggy jeans saying "yo" all the time.

Need to Vent! said...

You know, I am SICK to my stomach right now. I was always a huge fan of Jon and Kate but not as of lately. My husband and I went to a church they were speaking at this past May and we listened to them talk about their life. I felt terrible for them and all that they went through. After they spoke and the church did the love offering, we could stand in line ONLY if we had $20.00 to buy a signed picture. They said the money went to the kids college fund. I stood in line,paid my $20.00, and when I asked Kate if I could have a picture she said "no". Jon sitting beside her didn't say a word to my husband or I...he basically didn't even look at us.

Fast forward to today....my husband and I can barely afford to pay our mortgage, when can't go out to dinner, a vacation isn't even thought of, we have no kids because we can't afford them, etc. and yet we stood in line to contribute our hard earned money to the Gosselins when they are off buying a million dollar house in Penn and a million dollar condo in Utah....whatever.

KJNinUT said...

Don't want'em or their money! Frankly, I am disgusted. We'll see how long this lasts. Hopefully not long for the sake of the children.

K said...

When did Kon get dogs? Why haven't we seen them?

newwife said...

K said...
When did Kon get dogs? Why haven't we seen them?

1/14/2009 4:48 PM


You have not seen the dogs because you have not forked over $10 for a picture (of both the dogs).

RuthinVA said...

I am sure Kate's parents still love her but you have to admit they must be very embarrassed. It would be awful to face the issues day after day she has put her family, friends, church, community and the state of Pennsylvania through. I am sure Jodi and Beth walked on egg shells all the time when they where around Kate. She has that type of personality that you are never sure where you stand and when she is going to go off. I would think that personality was familiar to her parents and siblings. I would think they all breath a sigh of relief when Tuesday comes, but it is always in the back of their minds wondering what in the world is going to happen next Monday. The privacy lost by being on TV is bad enough but when you couple it with Kate's actions it has to be very heartbreaking for her parents. Kate just has the type of personality you always have to cater to and it takes a lot of work to be a friend to someone like her and the friendship is never reciprocated. Of course, very few people want to be a friend to a person like Kate and I think her parents are probably wringing their hands no knowing what to do. I feel for them.

RuthinVA said...

Need to Vent! said...
You know, I am SICK to my stomach right now. I was always a huge fan of Jon and Kate but not as of lately. My husband and I went to a church they were speaking at this past May and we listened to them talk about their life. I felt terrible for them and all that they went through. After they spoke and the church did the love offering, we could stand in line ONLY if we had $20.00 to buy a signed picture. They said the money went to the kids college fund. I stood in line,paid my $20.00, and when I asked Kate if I could have a picture she said "no". Jon sitting beside her didn't say a word to my husband or I...he basically didn't even look at us.

Fast forward to today....my husband and I can barely afford to pay our mortgage, when can't go out to dinner, a vacation isn't even thought of, we have no kids because we can't afford them, etc. and yet we stood in line to contribute our hard earned money to the Gosselins when they are off buying a million dollar house in Penn and a million dollar condo in Utah....whatever.

1/14/2009 4:41 PM
___________________

I am sorry you are having such trouble but I want to encourage you to e-mail Jess (the journalist doing the article) to tell her your story. She needs to know they were taking love offerings in May and the way you were treated.

FED UP w/ KON in IL said...

Caryl said...
So I expected nothing less than to see that the TV crew was on a tag-a-long.
As for "being able to hang out with 15 year olds" ew. Grow up.
He's over 30, has 8 kids, likes being bossed around by "mommy", and not working. Interesting.
___
So, with Figure8 in tow, this means that we all will be once again experiencing the "rare treat" of a Gosselin trip to Utah! Another trip - to the SAME PLACE! Funny, we saw the kids all go to the dentist in 2007 and then again this week. Is there nothing more KON can do to come up with an original show? On another note, I am willing to bet that Kate eventually buy a condo in NYC. "I go there so often, it's just more economical to buy a place," I can just hear her say. Will she have clipped coupons for the condo, too? Oh no, that's covered by the "love offerings."

Mary Ellen said...

Need to Vent! said...
You know, I am SICK to my stomach right now. I was always a huge fan of Jon and Kate but not as of lately. My husband and I went to a church they were speaking at this past May and we listened to them talk about their life. I felt terrible for them and all that they went through. After they spoke and the church did the love offering, we could stand in line ONLY if we had $20.00 to buy a signed picture. They said the money went to the kids college fund. I stood in line,paid my $20.00, and when I asked Kate if I could have a picture she said "no". Jon sitting beside her didn't say a word to my husband or I...he basically didn't even look at us.

Fast forward to today....my husband and I can barely afford to pay our mortgage, when can't go out to dinner, a vacation isn't even thought of, we have no kids because we can't afford them, etc. and yet we stood in line to contribute our hard earned money to the Gosselins when they are off buying a million dollar house in Penn and a million dollar condo in Utah....whatever.

_______________________
Need to Vent!, please, please, please email Jess, that reporter who is doing an expose on the family for a major magazine. She needs to know your story. I'm sorry for what happened to you - Kate is evil - but the only way to stop this fraud is to expose it in the mainstream media. Her email is: magreporter@gmail.com

abc said...

I watched the entire video. He could not string together an entire coherent sentence. Seeing him with his 90's teen atire and then juxtapose that with Kate's "psudeo sophisticated" business wadrobe is a joke.

He hung himself soo many times in the interview. I'm sure kate was not too pleased
One thing that I came away with is that J&K have a business relationship and not a marriage.

lifeoriley said...

Seriously--a condo in Utah?? Gimme a break. There are sooo many ski resorts within driving distance of Wernersville--ones that could be done in a day trip. I guess that is just not good enough for celebrities like the Gosselins.
As for Jon saying "it all goes to the kids..." I would respond "Rrreeaaally?.. Does that mean that all monies from the show are in individual blocked trust accounts in each child's name until they reach age 18???"
(Just so you know, Jon, a blocked trust enables the trustee to deposit money, but not to withdraw money. The account must be turned over to the child when he/she is 18.)

Tigerfan said...

Yesterday at 5 pm EST, the 'How We Got Here' episode viewed and I listened very carefully to some of their explanations. I think the following is very telling when it comes to this particular thread:

Jen (interviewer): Jon, before you met Kate, could you sort of give us some idea of what you were doing with yourself?

Jon: Nothing...I was doing nothing with myself. No career - I worked at a ski slope. Just got back from backpacking across Europe. I didn't have any goals, I didn't want to get married, I didn't want to have kids. I wasn't even thinking about that stuff. Just bummin' around, doing whatever I wanted to.

So Jon is pretty much the same guy doing the same 'stuff' he did prior to marrying Kate. Like daddy, his children are the one's that now carry the burden to provide the life he is so accustomed. Way to pass the torch Jon Boy!

Nellie's Mom said...

Giving Back said...

I don't care if they ever give a dime back to the community who gave them everything. I only care that they give back everything they took away from their children.


Kon will never be able to return to the kids their innocence, their privacy or their childhoods. Huge homes, condos, vacations don't mean a thing; I don't think you can put a dollar figure on everything the children have lost. It's been said time and time again-- I do hope the twins and tups can overcome the lack of affection, joy and parenting that they have been burdened with.

timetogokon said...

I realized something after seeing Jon's ridiculous interview:

I actually want them to keep running their mouths and telling blatant lies. Every time either one of them opens his/her mouth, they dig their graves just a little bit deeper. They are both just ignorant grifters (thanks to the person who recently posted this word to perfectly describe them)who are too ignorant to realize that they should just keep their traps shut.

Keep talking KON, keep talking.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

When I think of my own father and then when I see Jon this sorry excuse for a father I see what a complete and total scum of the earth Jon really is. My father worked every single day of his life from the time he was 15 until he was well into his 60s to support his family. He never asked for anything and only gave to his children. Why are Jon and Kate so selfish and why do they expect to not only receive special treatment but feel that they're automatically entitled to it? They have done absolutely nothing to warrant a trip to the mailbox, yet they're giving first-class vacation after first-class vacation routinely. It really sickens me because I do not think this is ever going to it stop. It's getting worse and worse and worse.

Bonniesmom said...

The Gosselin kids are passive income for Jon and Kate.

jon and kate are cons said...

I guess that Jon never heard the phrase: SILENCE IS GOLDEN.

He is so dumb. Now I see why he married Kate. Not once, but twice. He's an idiot.

It's sad that the eight children have both Kate and Jon's DNA. I hope that the children, are a bit smarter than Jon and Kate.

NancyH said...

My daughter lived in Park City for 5 years and it was terribly expensive to live there. The real estate was sky high and cost of living was unbelievable. I can't believe that they can afford a million dollar home plus a place in Park City and neither one of them has a job. How stupid do they think we are?

Jon and Kate Grifter said...

Did anyone catch this in the interview?

Part 2, about 1:00 in to the interview, the reporter was asking about how many sets of 'tups there were in the U.S.

Jon answered he thinks there are about 13 sets and then "you learn about marketability."
Excuse me? Did he say "marketability"?

The grift goes on....

queenie said...

Need to Vent!--if you did not see the post (that the poster above is referring to) about the reporter working on the article about the real stuff about KON, who has requested emails from anyone who has first-hand experiences with them, it is here:

http://gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/2009/01/something-weve-been-wanting.html

Please email her. I am so sorry that happened to you and I am sorry you are having a hard time right now, and this is exactly one of the things that has ticked many of us off for so long, that this can and has happened, exactly what you feel right now--conned--when you were giving out of the goodness of your hearts.

queenie said...

Here's that link again, you might have to take out a space after you copy and paste, since I had to put it on two lines.

http://gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/2009/01/
something-weve-been-wanting.html

shawna said...

There goes my neighborhood!

We spend winter and summer weekends at the Canyons Resort. The condos there are time shares and most are small ones at that. I can't help but wonder how Kate would feel about that.

Park City is one of the most liberal cities in Utah. No "love offerings" here.

The Sundance Film Festival starts tomorrow. Do you think Jon will show up thinking he is a celebrity?
We are heading up there and if I see Jon I will give him the "evil eye"....or maybe I will say something.

ruthy said...

I watched the video interview. He mentions the kids have never had fast food....If you remember the last time they were in Utah and the kids were at ski lessons Jon shows up with McDonalds Happy Meals. There is a McDonalds just north of the Canyons.

Liar!

Diane said...

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like we go to the park, well we go to the park anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to them anyway.

Let's play fill in the blanks shall we?

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they go to the bathroom, well they go to the bathroom anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to them anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like
Collin was feeling constipated and needed my help, well Collin was going to feel constipated and need my help anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to them anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like
Joel throws up and Kate overreacts, well Joel was going to throw up and be treated horribly anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to them anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like
Mady has problems with her teeth and had to go to the orthodontist, well we knew Mady would need braces anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to them anyway.

I just can't get over the idiocy of this man.

Dunwoody Mom said...

I watched the video interview. He mentions the kids have never had fast food....If you remember the last time they were in Utah and the kids were at ski lessons Jon shows up with McDonalds Happy Meals. There is a McDonalds just north of the Canyons.

It has been obvious for a while now that Jon and Kate are not the brightest bulbs in the lamp. Forget that they don't know what the truth is - yhey can't even keep their lies straight.

Ravello said...

Agree the love offerings are in the very recent past and may be continuing as we speak. I personally witnessed this the end of February, 2008 in Ohio.
There have been regular ongoing accounts of these events as recent as a few months ago.

As far as the condo purchase, our royal couple just had a slip of the tongue when they were on the love offering circuit. They accidently said " we have no college funds" but they meant to say " uh, well, we have no condo funds".

Janina said...

- He was talking so fast like he was an excited kid, but moreso it was like he had lines he knew he wanted to say and just tried to get them in, even if it was out of context (like the marketability comment referred to above).

- Also, was he wearing colored contacts? I'm sure his eyes are dark brown but I do remember thinking they were pretty light in different episodes and obviously in this interview.

- From the examiner.com link:
Jon: No way. I mean, i would rather have my life like this then the down side of it all.
Ok, apart from that response not really making sense, I can't believe this professional journalist (as described on the site) writes "then" instead of "than"....arghh, that is a pet hate of mine!

- The 2 dogs: I bet Kate got her little fluffy non-shedder and Jon got his big dog since they have the acreage now. I remember them bickering over this in the first (?) FAQ ep.

- The McDonalds they bought in Sesame Place: I didn't see this ep - was it drive-thru? Because he said they've never had drive-thru fast food...lol. If it's about semantics, then Jon, I remember you going through the drive-thru of a donut place and getting a donut ball for Aaden once and I'm pretty sure you said you usually do that for the other kids when it's their turn on the errand runs. =)

heidiiiii said...

Jon can hang now cause he has those ultra cool new hair plugs!

I think many many reality based shows need to tone down the materialistic showings. Especially JK+8. Many of us can barely keep it together financially. We do not want to see Jon owning or renting a vacation home. It makes me sick. I have to decide if I can afford to buy a pork roast and he gets to decide which side of the lift chair he is going to sit on.
I am surprised that the PR people allowed Jon to show his stupid side. Can you hear that? In the distance? That is Kate still screaming at him for doing the interview..ON FILM! Cannot deny it like when it is print. It is out there for all to see.

thecloserfan said...

Kate stated:

"It's just all about letting God be in control and trusting his plan for our lives. Besides, what we think is great isn't always his plan. And at this point in my life, I don't want to do anything that's outside his plan, even if that means giving up something I really want or love. Because if it's not his plan, I know he has something better."

Dear Kate:

God called - he wants his $1.3 million dollar home, the condo in Utah and the 'house that was too small' back.

ZJB said...

Let's play fill in the blanks shall we?


Oh! Let me play, too!

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they close down Bounce U to give us a private party, well they close down Bounce U to give us a private party anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like Kate screams at the kids because they're too terrified to confess to a broken dresser drawer knob, well Kate screams at the kids because they're too terrified to confess to a broken dresser drawer knob anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they close down Bounce U to give us a private party, well they close down Bounce U to give us a private party anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they close down the skating rink to give us a private party, well they close down the skating rink to give us a private party anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they fly us to Utah and pay for a resort and private lessons and a sleigh ride and a spa day, well they fly us to Utah and pay for a resort and private lessons and a sleigh ride and a spa day anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they rent us a huge vacation home in North Carolina and pay for jeep rides on the beach and a trip up a lighthouse, well they rent us a huge vacation home in North Carolina and pay for jeep rides on the beach and a trip up a lighthouse anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they fly us to California and get us a free private audience with the dolphins and a free trip to Lego Land and a free flight to Hawaii and a free chartered boat and a free stay at the resort, well they fly us to California and get us a free private audience with the dolphins and a free trip to Lego Land and a free flight to Hawaii and a free chartered boat and a free stay at the resort anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

Jon: It's not exploiting because they aren't working. Like they give us a free trip to Disney World, well they give us a free trip to Disney World anyway. You know. So if they are going to film it, why not. And all the money just goes to the kids anyway.

You know, Jon has a point... they are just living their own private lives and just happen to have these random cameras hanging around the fringes hoping to catch a few minutes of footage every now and then. I think we've misunderstood them, the poor victims.

Kateneedshelp said...

Jon WILL have to go home soon. Katie Irene has a speaking engagement in Houston next week. Unless they dump all 8 howler monkeys on the nanny.

http://www.ksbj.org/special_events.php

MsPeabody said...

I couldn't bear to hear his whole interview, I listened to about 3/4 of it and had to shut it off. Just seemed like Jon spouting off lies and to say that he doesn't normally lie and then he changed it to I don't lie at all, HA! I was so uncomfortable watching his nervous ticks as he lied, I mean as he answered her questions, he couldn't sit still with his head bobbing back and forth and the scratching and messing with his hat (maybe his hair plugs were itchy) and I don't get his making excuses and blaming their behavior on editing. Come on Jon, don't you two have some say as to what is shown and anyway, thought we were seeing the real deal on the show, you know, the show is your life and your life is the show.
He claimed they don't get much help from the nanny or babysitter/errand person or whatever he called her, yeah right. She just helps him out so he can get other things done..LOL..What would be the other things, trips to the new condo? He also talked some about how they struggled in the beginning, how he signed up for help with the Salvation Army and help with the utility assistance program, I don't understand how they qualified for such assistance with an inheritance from his dad given to them? Maybe that was brought up after I quit watching. Does anyone know? I really feel for the two dogs they now have, maybe the sitter takes care of them too. And about the money going to the kids, he said the house they just bought is for the kids, that everything they do is for the kids, I somehow doubt that spending all their money now is later going to benefit those kids but I hope they are putting away a nest egg for the kids, but something in me doubts it. Sounded like he justified everything they have done up to this point when the interviewer asked him about the criticism they have gotten. Some of his answers sounded like answers that the sheeple give, IMO.
And Jon, you say that people find you relatable, I don't and many other's don't either, we pay our bills the old fashioned way with hard work! I also thought his bringing up how they give back was ridiculous, if giving one dollar per person in their household is giving back, just ridiculous and no need to sound the trumpets and make a show of your giving. Just sickening how he patted himself on the back for that one. Okay, I'm done, thanks for listening, sorry my post is so long.

Somewhereinoh said...

Jon: No way. I mean, i would rather have my life like this then the down side of it all.

What exactly is the 'down side of it all'? Jon is an arrogant tool ALL consumed with his 'image' and his own needs and wants that the 'down side of it all' will come in due time and ultimately be a result of his own doing and unfortunately at the expense of his eight children. This poor excuse of a father should really be ashamed of himself.

K.Barrett said...

"Katie Irene has a speaking engagement in Houston next week."

Uh oh! Does this mean Muffy is going to be "hysterically" missing Mommy again?

Why don't these two jerkoffs stay home and raise their kids? They don't have to be running all over the country. Oh, I forgot. Who are they to say NO?

Anonymous said...

they have a nanny for 4-6 hours a day...
thats a long time concidering he says the tups are in school 3 days a week 2.5 hours a day.
seems excessive to have a nanny 4-6 hours a day when you claim to be a hands on parent.

Jennifer said...

It's sad that the eight children have both Kate and Jon's DNA. I hope that the children, are a bit smarter than Jon and Kate.

You know that saying, Better to keep silent and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt? I think that applies to Jon.

Honestly, I used to think Kate was the stupid one, what with her inability to use actual words, but it's clear Jon is about on par with her intelligence level.

Also, I think Mady is already smarter than both her parents combined, so don't lose hope. Kids don't always turn out to be a mirror image of their parents.

MsPeabody said...

Jennifer said...
Then, with Kate's family...He states, "her parents have NOTHING to do with any of the family, that they have 14 grand-children and they're not involved with any of them"

Well, Jon's as big a liar as Kate because we know that Kate's parents are involved with other grandkids (Kate's sister posted it herself on her blog before it was taken down).

These two don't even make good villians--they're simply too stupid. They should at least both sit down and get their lies straight so they don't contradict each other or themselves constantly. The PR people can feed them answers, but they can't perform brain transplants.

First they say that the show has given the kids opportunities (like travel) they wouldn't have had otherwise; in the next breath it's, "it's not exploitation because we'd be doing these things anyway." So, which is it?

Their website defines the show as "the family job," yet Jon says it's not work. Which is it?

Kate admits she's a Type-A and says she's portrayed accurately on the show; Jon says Kate in reality is much mellower and is edited to look worse. Which is it?

Jon says all the money goes to the kids; Kate says she uses money that she receives that's "just for her" (???) for spa visits.

I'm sure if I were to spend more than 2 mins. on this entry, I could come up with even more


All very good questions Jennifer, I've had the same questions and sure other's have too. There are so many contradicting statements coming out of these two, J/K.

IRATEb/cofKate said...

Look what Jesus gave us this time!

I enjoyed taking dance class growing up, but my parents didn't buy me a dance studio.

Lordy be, what's next? What about when the other kids start to show an interest in something...will Joel get a condo in Hawaii so he can eat all the mangoes he pleases? Will Mady get her very own recording studio since she shows an interest in music? Will Alexis get an alligator farm?

STAY TUNED!!!!!

Sera said...

While I am not defending the Gosslins...I do not agree with a lot of their choices. I have to say that like it or not they have become celebrities and it doesn't seem to be fair to come down on them for acting like it. Especially because the public's facisnation with them is what created it. The sad fact of our society's celebrity worship is the celebrities who probably need it the least are always getting things for free (trips, clothes, cars, plastic surgury etc...) Also no one faults someone like Brad Pitt for buying multiple extravagent homes...and going back to the home being in a corporate name. This is very common for high profile individuals.

Also regarding the "love offerings" I would like some proof that they are still asking for money from people...

And let's think logically for a momement...I am sure that they have a finacial advisor and have put funds away for the children's educations. Celebrities are under tighter watch for what they do with their money and if they were doing something illegal they would be caught.

Just wanted to say that

Tell the Truth Jon said...

Jon and Kate are the biggest liars to ever come out of the State of PA (take that back, out of the United States). Her parents didn't turn THEIR back on the grandchildren at all. Kate was so demanding and insulting to her parents that she refused to let them see their grandchildren.

Jon if you are going to lie, at least, make it believable. Remember people WHO REALLY know the truth are listening.

The tups may not understand what a loser you are YET but the twins no that you and Kate tell lies every single day and how do you think that makes them feel since you are so concerned about your children and would do ANYTHING for them? Hmmmm?

zoey said...

these two are spending the money Very quickly.
first a million dollar home. now a condo in utah.
this seems pretty careless.
if Ed McMahon and Fantasia are facing foreclosure, i can definately see this happening to the Gosselins.

Michelle said...

Gee, are the love offerings paying for the condo?? I have no problem making money from book deals or product endorsements, but they're still acting like they're "poor" and taking money from people who don't have it. Granted, these people shouldn't be giving them money to begin with, it's their choice. But it's still wrong. Just disgusting.

FlyingBeagle said...

You know, nothing Jon or Kate says should surprise me any more. But I couldn't believe in the last part of the interview when Jon said "You can only rely on God. You can't rely on people. They let you down and break your heart."

That to me explains a LOT of their behavior. There's no need for them to be trustworthy, to be kind, dependable or consistent. After all, you can't rely on anyone else to be that way.

What a wonderful lesson to teach your kids: you can't rely on anyone, no one is worthy of your trust. Doesn't that mean the kids can't rely on Jon & Kate?

Charli said...

Wow, first off thanks for the link to the video. I just watch part 1 and I can't believe they are writing a 3rd book! I may consider buying it if it picks up from book 1, because that ended right about the time that all the family disappeared!

Tami said...

Oh yes naive sheeple out there, these people NEED your donations just to make ends meed. Give me a break! You foolish people are the ones who created this greed machine. Barf.

Society Stinks said...

Sera said "I have to say that like it or not they have become celebrities and it doesn't seem to be fair to come down on them for acting like it."

~~~~~~~~~

Really? Celebrities? I thought they were just NORMAL, every day parents trying to do the best they can for their children. I didn't know they were CELEBRITIES now. I guess everyone should go pop out six kids at one time and become celebrities if this is how you get treated. I'm all for over-populating the US. Just what we need more mouths to feed.

Get real Sera. Go watch Angie and Brad if you want to see real celebrities. People who actually WORK for a living and don't live off the back of their children.

Tami said...

Sera, yes I do "fault" Brad Pitt as well. Even if he does give part of his money to charity, they are way over the top, are teaching their kids that riches are important and still keep probably 98% of the ridiculous amounts of money for themselves. Fact is, the Gosselins are not GIVING anything despite what they have been given.

There is certainly proof they are asking for money! Just listen to them tell everyone on tv and wherever they appear (not to mention their book) that they are poor and can't function without handouts. They know they will then get handouts! Plus, they are still begging at churches. Is that not enough proof for you?

And it is naive to think someone is closely watching their money for illegal activity. Stealing money from exploiting your own children is not illegal, just extremely unethical. Yet they are doing it.

Charli said...

I just watched the interview and I have some questions:


Hmmm... I wonder if he was suppose to let the cat (or should I say dogs?) out of the bag?

Ooppps! lol, he said years, I thought Kate said to think of their life as seasons?

During the interview Jon says he would love to buy a place in Utah, so maybe he didn't?

They have never eaten fast food? Well since I guess he said they have never been to a drive through the fact that he brought it to them doesn't count right?

You learn about marketability!!! What they heck, they are your children they are not your company or employers!!!

Hmm imagine that, his mom wants her privacy, I'd imagine her grandkids do to.

Hmm, damage control in the future, his brother is going to be on in the future.

Charli said...

Sera said...
While I am not defending the Gosslins...I do not agree with a lot of their choices. I have to say that like it or not they have become celebrities and it doesn't seem to be fair to come down on them for acting like it. Especially because the public's facisnation with them is what created it. The sad fact of our society's celebrity worship is the celebrities who probably need it the least are always getting things for free (trips, clothes, cars, plastic surgury etc...) Also no one faults someone like Brad Pitt for buying multiple extravagent homes...and going back to the home being in a corporate name. This is very common for high profile individuals.

Also regarding the "love offerings" I would like some proof that they are still asking for money from people...

And let's think logically for a momement...I am sure that they have a finacial advisor and have put funds away for the children's educations. Celebrities are under tighter watch for what they do with their money and if they were doing something illegal they would be caught.

Just wanted to say that

-------

Thats true, and not very long ago I would have agreed with you 100%, however, after reading some posts on the blog I am viewing the Gosselin's a little differently. I don't agree with or believe everything that has been said but the fact is that they are only celebrities because of their kids.

I don't think its right to fault them for their behavior because they are at a celebrity status and I can't think of any celebrity that acts differently however I do think its right to fault them for every getting involved, it was a bad choice but its been made now and its unreasonable to expect anybody to make the decision to give up what they have now and lower not only theirs but their childrens standard of living.

Shame on the Gosselins said...

"marketability" is that like a form of prostitution????

Jon you really should watch your mouth!

Kristina said...

You know what? I hate to say this but I'm kind of happy for Jon. He will have a place to go to so he can get the hell away from Kate. I think he's a good dad but can't get out from under Kate's thumb to let himself shine through. Now he can take Cara and maybe poor little Joel away for a vaca away from the others. God, can you imagine how much fun he will have without Kate being around out there? Wow.

PreacherBoy said...

Jon is getting a preachin to by Kate for telling all those big fibs in Utah. After all, she told everyone at her recent appearance, he was at a shoot with Cara and he told everyone Kate WAS home with the kids... HA! Liar, liar!

You know Kate is REALLY ticked off about him opening up his mouth. She is afraid that they will lose everything because of HIM! She would never blame it on herself. After all, she built (or created) her little empire. Jon just marketed them (his words, not mine).

zoey said...

so, is crying poor to receive aid a crime?
i know a person would go to jail if say the pretended to have an illness and accepted donations.... so, is taking money from the church similar or no?

FXfanatic said...

The closerfan:
Your avatar just TOTALLY freaked me out.
Just thought I'd share.
ha ha ha

FXfanatic said...

PLEASE, don't even try to compare Brad Pitt with the Greedslins.

I'm not a Pitt defender but the man HAS A JOB and a TALENT! Also, did you see him down and dirty in New Orleans building houses?? He gives millions to charities because he appreciates his good fortune.
why he didn't appreciate his first wife, that's another story.

Jon wouldn't want to get his hands dirty.

It's like comparing Jon to Matt Rolloff. The man goes to war zones to help people. I don't care what a "salesman" he is, he does good and isn't buying his favorite kids million dollar condos.

Momof5 said...

Don't jump down my throat-I'm not a sheeple or huge defender of Jon & Kate. I'm a daily reader of this blog and I'd just like to put this out there: So much is made of Jon & Kate living off of their children BUT...the name of the show is Jon & Kate Plus 8. Their names are in the title, therefore, it is about them just as much as the kids. Don't they deserve a "paycheck" as well? Don't get me wrong-I'm appalled by the constant "begging" from them. They don't know when enough is enough. Buying these houses will be the "death" of this show. They are not a relatable family anymore. If I want to see how rich people live I'll watch cribs on MTV!

SKB516 said...

I've been thinking a lot lately about where Kon & the kids would be if TLC had never come knocking. Would they be on welfare? Would they still have their families in their lives (if nothing more than to support them)? Or would they have eventually figured it out, kept their jobs, & been just fine? And of course the biggie... would they still be married at this point if they had all the stresses of having to fend for their family without all the freebies & $ they get from the show? Considering how great (sarcasm) they get along now, WITHOUT any financial stressors, I can't imagine that they wouldn't have done each other in by now had they never gotten the show & had to really do all this on their own.

Charli said...

SKB516 said...
I've been thinking a lot lately about where Kon & the kids would be if TLC had never come knocking. Would they be on welfare? Would they still have their families in their lives (if nothing more than to support them)? Or would they have eventually figured it out, kept their jobs, & been just fine? And of course the biggie... would they still be married at this point if they had all the stresses of having to fend for their family without all the freebies & $ they get from the show? Considering how great (sarcasm) they get along now, WITHOUT any financial stressors, I can't imagine that they wouldn't have done each other in by now had they never gotten the show & had to really do all this on their own.

------

Thats why I think the kids are better off because of the show. I don't know if the family situation would be any different because we really don't know what its like now, both Jon and Kate tell contradictory stories about this subject. I don't think they would be just fine because Jon doesn't like to work and it wouldn't be reasonable for both parents to work because up until know all 8 kids were home all day and daycare is expensive. I don't know if they would still be married, maybe without the stress of the show and all the things that go with they would have a better marriage. Or maybe not, who knows. I think they would be nicer to each other though because if you remember the first hour specials they really loved each other and the kids and it showed.

Maria Goodman said...

Momof5 said the name of the show is Jon and Kate Plus 8

================

Do you honestly think Jon and Kate would have it any other way? Especially Kate. The show isn't about how they RAISE their children. It is about Kate and her ridiculous attitude. If you don't agree, watch the show a few times and watch how she nods at the camera just so YOU get her. :)

I don't think anyone was blasting you Momof5 by any means.

This site is about exploiting these poor children who have NO say so whatsoever in what goes on in their life and obviously their two greedy parents do NOT act in the best interest of them either.

So with that said, if YOU were to take the kids into a separate room and ask them individually if they wanted to do the show or not, without bribing them or telling them that the show gave US all of the material things, what do you REALLY think their response would be? I think it would be a resounding NO! They don't want the cameras around. They don't care if Mommy and Daddy are raking in the bucks, heck, they don't get to enjoy it. I truly believe all the kids want is a chance to be with their parents and to enjoy what most kids do, being happy!

If the show is their life and their life is the show, well, I can only gleem what I see from watching their "life" on the show. :)

nosheeple said...

Don't jump down my throat-I'm not a sheeple or huge defender of Jon & Kate. I'm a daily reader of this blog and I'd just like to put this out there: So much is made of Jon & Kate living off of their children BUT...the name of the show is Jon & Kate Plus 8. Their names are in the title, therefore, it is about them just as much as the kids. Don't they deserve a "paycheck" as well? Don't get me wrong-I'm appalled by the constant "begging" from them. They don't know when enough is enough. Buying these houses will be the "death" of this show. They are not a relatable family anymore. If I want to see how rich people live I'll watch cribs on MTV!
********
No they do not deserve a paycheck. The sole reason anyone had any interest in them or gave them a show is because they took fertility treatments and had a litter of kids. Has nothing to do with them as a couple. They do not deserve to screw their kids over any longer in order to avoid work.

Kramer said...

It's time E! does a True Hollywood Story on these two clowns and get all the lies exposed once and for all.

lisak said...

Jon says its not exploitation because they aren't working. Like we go to the park, well we would go to the park anyway.
The thing is Jon these kids have been filmed in more situations than just the park, also they have had every humiliating situation filmed just so you could make millions off of their childhoods. Jon's justifications are really frightening.

Kon Are Not Special said...

It is interesting that there in Utah so many families have eight children or more -- it isn't really all that special. I have five little kids and both my parents were born to families of 10children. So never thought and can't understand why anyone thinks these two idiot parents deserve special treatment. They don't even support the children they brought into this world.

Frustrated said...

Jon and Kate are both seemingly lazy and self centered. Also make a lot of questionable (down-right bad) parenting choices. However, this constant harping on how it's inherently "wrong" to end up as celebrities with money really rubs me the wrong way. A lot of people inherit money, win money, make a lot doing somewhat valueless jobs (pro football players anyone?) and that in itself just doesn't mean that much to me about what kind of people they are. And, I am not the judge and jury about who is good, what is an acceptable amount of money (houses, etc.) to have, clothes to wear, spa days attended. Being poor in and of itself does not make people better. There are good poor people, good rich people and good in between. I am perfectly happy for people to do well in life. Yeah, the Gosselins are creeps but this is what our society watches and makes into "stars". Would you all suddenly feel they were "good" people again if you could watch them be poor and constantly struggle for every meal?

SmartyQ said...

Aunty K.K. said...Then, he also talked about his family: that he talkes/emails his Mom 4-5 times a day..that he talks to his brothers numberous times a day . . .
Whoa up! In a couch session, Prince Ka-Ching said that he had little contact with his mother, that she had re-married, had a job, was very busy. Now they talk several times a day?!? About what? Don't believe it for a minute—but thanks for reporting the lies.

Annie, I didn't quote your post but agree with you about how ridiculous it would be for Kon to buy a condo, especially in these economic times. In fact, I'm sure Queen Freebie Irene would never let PK-C get 1000 miles away from her for any length of time—say, more than four hours. Moreover, QFI isn't going to fund anything that doesn't have huge value-added for her. I think that was just little man big talk and nothing more.

Mady may have been shorted on Cara's trip with PK-C, but I doubt Cara fared much better. There undoubtedly was a babysitter for Cara, and PK-C probably spent no more than three or four waking hours with her (and that includes meals). He probably dumped her in ski classes with her personal TLC-funded instructor and headed for the slopes to hang with the 15-year-olds. After she went to bed, he probably headed out to sample the night life, with, I hope, his peeps who were older than 15.

wramblinwreck said...

"the name of the show is Jon & Kate Plus 8. Their names are in the title, therefore, it is about them just as much as the kids."

But the kids are the real stars of the show, not Kon. Yes, Kon must be present as the parents and narrators. However, the premise of the show is not just about Kon's life as a couple, but coping with life as the parents of two sets of multiples: therefore, no kids, no show.

"Don't they deserve a "paycheck" as well?"

According to the video interview with Jon, what they earn from the show "goes to the kids." So it appears even Jon doesn't believe he deserves a paycheck. ;)

"I can't imagine that they wouldn't have done each other in by now had they never gotten the show & had to really do all this on their own."

I disagree. More often than not, adversity can bring couples together in a way that wouldn't happen under normal circumstances. Of course, it's all speculation at this point, but one could also argue that the downside of the show is all of the attention they've received, both positive and negative. And while their interaction as a couple may have worked for them in private, putting it on TV as entertainment for millions of people brings an entirely different dynamic, especially for Jon. He may have dealt with the way Kate treats him just fine in private, but having it broadcast into millions of homes has to be embarrassing (and he's mentioned beng embarrassed about some of it). Now millions of people know your wife treats you like sh*t. If anything, the show has magnified this aspect of their relationship in a way that would not have occurred otherwise. My guess is they would have been just fine without the show, and perhaps better off, as they would have learned to cope with their situation on their own, without exposing their lives to the world.

Charli said...

Kon Are Not Special said...
It is interesting that there in Utah so many families have eight children or more -- it isn't really all that special. I have five little kids and both my parents were born to families of 10children. So never thought and can't understand why anyone thinks these two idiot parents deserve special treatment. They don't even support the children they brought into this world.
----

lol, Where I live (its basically Utah only in Canada!) about 95% of the families have 8 or more children. I do realize that when they are the same age it would be more difficult but really.......

Its just funny how location can change things so much.

Makingapoint said...

"Would you all suddenly feel they were "good" people again if you could watch them be poor and constantly struggle for every meal?"

=================
I don't dislike them because they have money. I dislike them and have no respect for them because of HOW they got their money.

Building Relationships One Series at a Time said...

"More often than not, adversity can bring couples together in a way that wouldn't happen under normal circumstances."

~~~~~~~

I agree with your post. For many couples this is a very true statement. However, I believe Kate blames Jon (and anyone in close proximity) for everything and you can't build a lasting relationship when you constantly have that kind of behavior.

yeaisaidthat said...

IMO, Jon should be very careful about his promise to his children that he and Kate 'will be together forever'speech. As I see it, the 'we will be together' tag team marriage and parenting they are currently representing to their children is looking alot like a 'one week with mom, one week with dad' shared parenting custody agreement.

STFU Kon said...

Why couldn't Jon have taken Joel, Collin and Aadan along with Cara? I bet they would have loved to spend time with him (and gotten away from Mommy Dearest).

The other Judy said...

I'm not sure if this has been brought up yet or not but to me it was a HUGE RED FLAG.
Jon really emphasized the point that his mom wants her privacy and does NOT want to be filmed. He mentioned several times that he doesn't blame his mom OR his friends for choosing to not be filmed because it is hard and it does take away your privacy.
Ok, but then he mentions his kids are not being exploited because they're not working. So let me get this straight...it's not a big deal when it's your young, impressionable children who have no privacy during vulnerable moments and who have NO SAY in their privacy but Jon can be empathetic to his adult friends and mother for choosing to not be in the spotlight? Now that's a head scratcher!

wramblinwreck said...

"this constant harping on how it's inherently "wrong" to end up as celebrities with money really rubs me the wrong way."

I haven't read any comments "harping" about celebrities with money. The discussion is about a family whose income is derived from the exploitation of their children on a TV program. "Real" celebrities have talent and earn their celebrity status from their own hard work in their chosen field, such as sports, music, movies, etc. The only reason the Gosselin's TV show exists is because of their children, and the public's interest in seeing them. I suppose you could say Jon and Kate's "talent" was using artificial means to create two sets of multiples--otherwise, what have either of them accomplished in life to earn celebrity status?

If they had earned their money with their own talents, fine, I admire anyone whose talent gave them the ability to live the good life. But parents who are squeezing every dime they can get from "look at us, we've got EIGHT kids?" haven't earned my respect or admiration, only contempt.

Charli said...

The other Judy said...
I'm not sure if this has been brought up yet or not but to me it was a HUGE RED FLAG.
Jon really emphasized the point that his mom wants her privacy and does NOT want to be filmed. He mentioned several times that he doesn't blame his mom OR his friends for choosing to not be filmed because it is hard and it does take away your privacy.
Ok, but then he mentions his kids are not being exploited because they're not working. So let me get this straight...it's not a big deal when it's your young, impressionable children who have no privacy during vulnerable moments and who have NO SAY in their privacy but Jon can be empathetic to his adult friends and mother for choosing to not be in the spotlight? Now that's a head scratcher!
-----

Well I'd imagine its a little different because the kids ARE benefitting from being filmed. They will all have all the money they need to pursue whatever they want. I do understand what your saying but......

The kids are kids, its the parents job to make decisions for them until they are able to do it themselves. Four year olds can't make decisions like that so its up to Jon and Kate to do whatever they feel is right.

Protect8 said...

FlyingBeagle said...
You know, nothing Jon or Kate says should surprise me any more. But I couldn't believe in the last part of the interview when Jon said "You can only rely on God. You can't rely on people. They let you down and break your heart."

YES! This was a shocker - and so telling. Jon can't seem to help but reveal the seething irritation he feels for Kate. I just watched the interview and was shocked by how transparent (unintentionally) Jon was and how he articulates his thoughts on the level of an uneducated teenager. Jon's over concern with his balding and need to relate to 15 year olds says a great deal about his level of maturity and his speech reflects this. Awesome!

My skin crawled while I watched Jon speak because here is a father who is supposed to protect his children and instead he allows them to be demeaned and humiliated on national television - all so that he can "ride" (oh, he is so with it!) in Utah just like he did before he met Kate. He can "ride" like did before he became a victim of multiple births.

What an awful parent! I think the reason he has such a need to relate to 15 year olds is because it is this age group that makes up the largest percentage of Gosselin supporters. Maybe like the same kids who are Hannah Montana supporters. I can't picture other 30 year old men walking up to Jon and asking for a photo.

Best was his explanation that his children aren't being exploited because they aren't working. Look up the definition of "exploit", Jon, and you'll see yourself there.

Then Jon kind of talks a bit in circles up by bringing up the "marketability" quotient of his family, therefore making the Gosselins a product. And so if you follow Jon's reasoning here - they are selling a product (the Gosselin family) that is highly marketable. Selling the kids? Exactly.

And what about that bizarre reasoning: we take the kids to the park and so they film them at the park so .... It was as if Jon was saying that someone is going to film his kids at the park anyway? No - you're not Brad Pitt, Jon even if you do carry a bunch of pictures of your kids around to hand out in Park City - do people have to pay 20 bucks for them?

Anyone on these boards who actually saw Jon walking down the street in Park City with a crowd around him asking for autographs and photos? He seemed so full of himself during the interview talking about how he is even recognized with a helmet on while he is skiing. I've skiied at this place many times and lots of famous people ski in Park City. I've seen truly famous celebrities there and no one bothered them. Because of the Sundance Film Festival folks there are pretty used to celebrities though I hesitate to call Jon a celebrity. I just can't see Jon Gosselin drawing crowds of people in Park City. Maybe the 15 year olds swarmed him and if that is the case he should be embarrassed.

I hope this thing about a reputable journalist exposing Jon and Kate Gosselin for who they are is true and that they are held accountable for the exploitation of their children.

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 346   Newer› Newest»