Did He or Didn't He?

Is this his new car that Jon is showing off?
Sticker price: $40,000.00.
Times are tough maybe you could get it for $32,000.00 cash.

185 comments:

Tami said...

If he did, I'd love to see the sheeple rationalize this one. Did he take a vote how to spend his kids' hard earned money?

Snerk said...

Yeah, they'll quit the show when the kids get tired of the cameras all right. Jon and Kate will never quit the show until TLC tosses them on their rears. They are both addicted to the perks and the things the money the kids bring in will buy them not the kids.

Miranda said...

OH Lordy BE!
I hope he used a coupon!!!

cherier1 said...

Perhaps this is his payoff for staying with Kate ---er, I mean the show...

ClevelandRocks said...

It's going to be hard to fit a wife and 8 kids in a 2 seater. Is this his escapemobile?

mikemom said...

Going green?? more like Jon going, going, gone......................

Missy said...

It could be his "Kelly the co-ed" mobile.

Ann said...

Nice family car Jon...what does Kate drive when she is off alone? I can't believe she drives to the Ann Talyor in the family van? or does she have a driver?

Shari said...

That should make picking up his 19 year old 'dream wife' a lot easier. I don't know of any young hotties who would be attracted to his giant Scooby Doo van.

Dew said...

Good point, maybe this is Kate's bribe, concession, to get Jon to STFU and just keeping going along with the show/exploitation.

jayley said...

i'm gonna guess this car was not American made.

laura weiss said...

KLA-SSAY!!!!!!!

Maybe we should bake him a cake that reads something long the lines of:

"Happy Birthday, Jon, And Great Job On Choosing A Phallic Symbol On Wheels As Your Present"

Jessica H. said...

If you look closer at the picture it looks like ole Jon Boy is the one standing on the left in the grey hoodie.

Missy said...

Jessica, I don't think that is a coincidence.

Katie said...

I do agree that with their new "green lifestyle" they did need a smaller car to just be able to haul 1 or 2 kids and an adult. It's terribly wasteful to drive a mini-van around with only a few people in it, but why couldn't they have gotten a hybrid car? Or a small hybrid SUV? Jon wanted a pretty sports car, probably one better than he had before he met Kate with Daddy's money.

BostonBean said...

Looks like Jon on the left -- But it's a chilly,rainy, gray day, with puddles still in the street. He wouldn't be stupid enough to wear sunglasses, would he?
LOL

BostonBean said...

There's a King's Gym in Reading. Maybe those are his gym buddies?

mswestern said...

From Jon's Utah interview:

"and you know all that money just goes to them anyway it's not, like I say to people I'm not driving a Porche, I have like a big bus and I still have the same minivan from 2003 ya know and we got a new house and that's coming up - but it's all for them, 'cause like with 10 people in a 3000 sq.ft. house it's like living in shoe box but um I mean the money thing ya know we don't really talk about it too much um but everything is for our kids and it always has been and I don't care what people say."

How quickly things change.

Kris said...

But...did he have a coupon???

Steph said...

Jon is SO passive-aggressive that even non-professionals like me can see what he is doing. He didn't want a season five. Kate went ahead and forced him to do it, so he is trying his best to sabotage the show. Drunk with college girls? Check. Stupid comments in a national magazine? Check. New sportscar to match the Utah condo? Check.

LB said...

It doesn't look like Jon, actually. The guy's face is thinner from cheek area down and he has more hair than Jon. His hair is the same color, yes. But more thicker & longer on top by the way his hair is 'spiked'. I don't believe it's him.

Ridendirty said...

Shari said...
I don't know of any young hotties who would be attracted to his giant Scooby Doo van.
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LOL! The mystery machine!

The sheeple will say that it not his, its one of his "friends". I don't think he's allowed to have friends.

Ravello said...

Of course, it is all for the kids. Young kds are working very hard to film 5 seasons, 100 plus episodes. I keep thinking of Gary Coleman, former child star whose parents spent most of what he earned. He is flat broke as an adult working menial jobs. I hope we don't see pictures of the Gosselin kids working at a car wash.

Erin said...

What kind of car is that?

wramblinwreck said...

Maybe Jon's preparing for an appearance on "Pimp My Ride." Episode description: Thanks to years of his kids working and supporting his lazy ass, why should Jon settle for a plain white sportscar? The crew at PMR will transform an ordinary white Z car into a dazzling expression of Jon's image. Don't miss this episode of Pimp Daddy and his PimpMobile.

Amigo22 said...

The kids are the ones earning the money, so the money should be spent on THEM. After all, she has EIGHT kids. Instead of her and Jon blowing it all on themselves, they should consider their children's futures. What about when they're older and want pocket money? To go places with their friends (if they're actually allowed to have friends by then).

Those two need a financial advisor to set up accounts for each child, and the money divided equally between the eight. Mady and Cara are only a few years away from being preteens - and I bet they haven't stopped to think about how they will manage financially when they have EIGHT teenagers?

linda said...

I wonder if he used a coupon for that??? Remember Jon, Kate says you never buy unless you have a coupon for it..

justme said...

I hope he gave his kids a thank you card for that. And like a previous poster, I hope he used a coupon!

Jen K said...

What kind of car is that anyway? I can't tell from the side.

Nothing screams "early mid-life crisis" more than a two-door sports car for a father of 8! :)

Good thing they have their, "not-a-nanny" to watch the kids so that they can actually use such a car.

What did Jon say about the show and the money? That it's not like he's buying a sports car or anything and still drives the Sprinter. That was SOOOOOO two months ago, I guess.

Ms.Peach said...

I don't understand. Is this a picture of Jon with his new car and where did it come from? If so, this is a coup. Proves these people are throwing away their kids' futures. Nice family car, HA HA.

Jen K said...

Someone mentioned "z" above and I didn't catch it at first. It's a Nissan Z (starts around $37,000) but it looks like the spoiler is not the standard one that comes with the car. Som who knows how much it actually cost.

Thank goodness the tups have a sports car now! I was so worried they would be deprived of the pleasure! After all, it's ALL FOR THE KIDS right? What an idiot. At least wait for the show to end for good before being so stupid as to go back on something you just said two months ago! :)

Dolts.

Wisconsin said...

I zoomed in the best I could on the car picture and IMO it isn't Jon. Looks like him though, I'll say that! The fellow in the pict. seems more slender, the face more narrow. Doesn't help that he's wearing sunglasses. Why the sunglasses on an overcast day?

Also, was there confirmation that the car belonged to the fellow on the left side of the picture and not to one of the other men? How do we know that this picture isnt' just a "set-up" by someone hoping to stir the pot?

I don't know, maybe I'm just more of the cynical type when it comes to things I see/read on line! I tend not to believe a lot of what goes on.

jonispeterpan said...

I guess daddy's boy is stilling getting whatever he wants despite the fact that he is now responsible for the financial, mental, emotional, and physcial well being of 8 children. It seems inappropriately silly (frivolous) and in poor judgement for a man, and father of 8 children, who less than five years ago was standing in line at the Salvation Army, unemployed for a good part of an entire year, and who could barely 'provide food on the table and a roof over his family's head' to feel the need to purchase a non essential item such as a
$40,000 sports car! I dont care how financially 'well off' J & K Gosselin feel that they are to the extent that Jon can drop $32,000cash on a sports car; less than a year ago J & K were passing the basket at churches nationwide seeking CASH only donations and selling autographed photos for $20 a pop to fund their children's college education. IMO, the more J & K flaunt their newly acquired financial status it becomes more and more obvious that child exploitation was/is the primary means by which they ( J & K, individually and collectively) have acquired all that they to date !!!!! Pathetic!

I love my son! said...

ClevelandRocks said...
It's going to be hard to fit a wife and 8 kids in a 2 seater. Is this his escapemobile?
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Well their show is like a circus, so maybe this is their new clown car for season 5? We just need the horn to sound like circus music when they all climb out!

DietCoke said...

Oh no he didn't! So how many hours did the kids have to work for this? In this economy these two truly have no shame, do they? A huge house, vacations to Utah, Hawaii, San Diego, etc...and now this? For two unemployed people?

cdnmom47 said...

I zoomed in the picture and it really doesn't look like him at all close up. (Though buying something like this does seem like something dad of 8 would do!)

AnneMarie said...

Well you can certainly see how that car isn't an extension of his ego ! Certainly it's a transforming family car, you just velcro 8 car seats and boosters to the airfoils, right?

He really thinks he's something.

AnneMarie said...

Someone on here mentioned several days ago seeing Jon in the capitol showing off a new sportscar. I don't remember which post it was.

nancy019 said...

Next headline in the news

"Father of 8 caught driving drunk with college age girls"

This is so a payoff to Jon from Kate to keep doing the show.

My prediction? The minute this show gets cancelled, Jon is in his pimpmobile heading for the hills...this marriage is over

Tetotomom said...

Someone said that looked more like Jon in the grey hoodie...That is Jon standing there looking at the car with sunglasses on. I clicked on the picture and it enlarged it and you can see that's definitely Jon.

RachelDestroyer said...

Looks to be a Nissan 350z.

BH282 said...

Pretty sure it's a Nissan...

Munchkn said...

mswestern quoted Jon:

"like I say to people I'm not driving a Porche"

No, it looks more like he's driving a Nissan Z.

mt said...

and you know all that money just goes to them anyway it's not, like I say to people I'm not driving a Porche, I have like a big bus and I still have the same minivan from 2003 ya know and we got a new house and that's coming up - but it's all for them, 'cause like with 10 people in a 3000 sq.ft. house it's like living in shoe box but um I mean the money thing ya know we don't really talk about it too much um but everything is for our kids and it always has been and I don't care what people say."

Oh my! Is this really how he talks? Like ya know really like 'cause? That's a shame.

Its A Good Thing said...

Why do ya'll think thats Jon's car? Is their any proof that he did in fact purchase it or is this all speculation?

Dew said...

It's a Nissan 350Z, which someone pointed out to me is the exact same car that estranged BETH drove to pick up Kate for the spa a long time ago. They got the same car as Beth! Is that their way of sticking it to her, or do they want to be just like her, or what?

T said...

Well you know jon is having a hard time being in the spotlight because of this show and all, and lately he's been struggling with his marriage and privacy, so he did what any normal person would do-go out and buys a (too) high priced sportscar. I guess it's called retail therapy? Too bad jon and his stupid wife don't coonect with the kind of therapy that can actually help them and their family.

Moose said...

So they won't buy their kids cars when they are old enough to drive...but they have no problem using the money they make from the kids to buy for themselves.

They disgust me to no ends.

the other judy said...

Wow~ I guess you layaway anything at Kmart, eh?

Damage Control said...

Wonder what car company commercials we'll be seeing now? Ya think THAT was a freebie? Betcha Jon was checking the Allstate site for insurance rates on the pimpmobile. Yep. Working hard Jonboy. Working real hard...

beachluvin said...

My husband just looked at the photo and identified the car as a Nissan 370ZX....they run between $30,000 and $60,000 depending on the options.

At first glance he thought it was the more expensive GTR which runs between $80-$100 depending on the options. This one out performs porsche and is one of the best performance cars for the money. They used to be available only in Japan.

He laughed and asked whose car it was....when I told him it was Jon Gosselins, he said "Yeah, you need one of those with 8 kids!"

I am watching the news about how insurance fraud is up these days with people setting their own cars on fire because they can't make the car payments but here is the Jon Gosselin buying an expensive sports car. When or when is someone going to write the tell all book on the modern day Jim and Tammy Faye Bakkers?

HiThere said...

It is a Porsche-wannabe of some type. Still surfing to identify the model.

Lipstick girl said...

Nice birthday present Jon. Wonder if Fuzzy Bunny approves?

lordy be said...

It's a 2009 Nissan 350z. Sticker price is about 39K.

madameseadog said...

If you put your cursor over the picture,an id comes over it that says"jonathon birthday present". So who took the picture?

Kristin said...

Jen K, I believe that is a Nissan 370Z.

Obvious bribe to stay said...

I have to say the Gosselin kids are very generous, giving their mom a huge house with land, all the botox she can find, spray tanning sessions, golfing for daddy, spa days and now a sportscar for "the family". Well, the kids have worked very hard for their money and so I guess when they held the family meeting to discuss this purchase, the kids at least got to pick out the color of the car. Ya think?

carfanthxtohubby said...

that would be a Nissian 350z ...with some obvious body mods and rims..

anotherPAmom said...

Hmmm, interesting- when I click to enlarge the photo on my computer, is comes up as a file labeled- "Jonathan birthday present photo" . Since his full name is Jonathan and his birthday is April 1st, this would make me lean toward thinking it is him. I think the photo looks like him anyway.

Barbe53 said...

How can you tell this is Jon Gosselin? It doesn't look like it is the best of neighborhoods. The guy resembles Jon but there isn't any proof that this is him and that is his car. If it is Jon he could just be standing by a car. They guys he is standing with don't even look like they are even with him. I really doubt this photo is the real thing.

Jenn said...

I don't know you guys...I don't think that they would spend only 40,000 dollars on an ugly white little sports car like that when they could be driving better cars...like corvettes, or bmws, or bentleys. It seems fishy to me.

Doug said...

mid-life crisis much?

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aimee said...

@ Shari:

Oh my word, Scooby Doo van...my first laugh of the day! You hit the nail right on the head, sister!

Casey and Smudge said...

Wow, boys and their toys! The Hummer will be his winter vehicle, since overkill is lost on this lot, and the Nissan his summer touring coupe. Will golf clubs fit in that thing? Oh right, his caddy will likely transport those!

When we moved north of the snow line, my husband (father of none) parted with his Camaro for a sturdy, awd crossover - better on gas, great for camping, hauls groceries, pets, building supplies, and hugs icy roads. I love my man and prefer him to be safe rather than stylish on the highways! Seems Jon needs to reassert his manhood. Sad behaviour for a father. A man who's confident and comfortable with himself can make anything with four wheels sexy! They just keep throwing "stuff" at the problem and never addressing it. They should also be investing their "money" - a car is NOT an investment, no matter how you justify it, Jon! Purchase some gold bars or something.

Hopefully he drives his performance vehicle with care so we don't hear of yet another "celebrity" figure losing control of his speed machine and injuring himself or others!

anotherPAmom said...

Actually, the photo and the neighborhood make me think that it is Jon. "Row Houses" are absolutely typical in all central pa towns/cities and are great starter homes for couples as well as homes of many retirees. Later in the spring they often have container flowers on the steps and window boxes. I think these row houses look not so great on this day because it is dark and wet.

B.Mo said...

Andropause...much???

KassaMarie said...

I can't even tell if that is Jon, and supposing it is, he's justing standing next to the car. There's no way to tell if he actually owns it. It could just as easily be a friend's or belong to someone who lives on that street.

But supposing he bought it, it's not that extravagant a vehicle.

chesterctymom said...

"Barbe53 said...
How can you tell this is Jon Gosselin? It doesn't look like it is the best of neighborhoods. The guy resembles Jon but there isn't any proof that this is him and that is his car. If it is Jon he could just be standing by a car. They guys he is standing with don't even look like they are even with him. I really doubt this photo is the real thing."


This looks like a typical older Harrisburg neighborhood. And it really doesn't look like a bad area. And the guy looks just like Jon, sunglasses and all.

I do remember seeing the back of a white car in the garage of the
mc-mansion. Silly me, I thought it would be a family car.

No Drama Mama said...

There is a Nissan dealership right down the road from the Konpound.

Ome Omy said...

I thought I read somewhere that his car is red. Also, I read he got a Hummer. Anyone know about that?

konGOaway said...

Poor Jon - when he is "just Jon" he is an unemployed tool who stays home with the kids because his wife said he should BUT when he is "Jon of Jon and Kate plus 8" he gets to buy a condo in Utah AND a fancy sports car. Any doubt about whether he was coming back for season 5. What a jerk!!

JJ28 said...

Kate would actually allow him to buy this? What happened to going without things for themselves because they'd much rather get something the kids need?
HELLLOOOOOOOO! I forgot, that was like 2 or 3 seasons ago, nothing applies now and there seems to be whole new 'rules'! Lordy be! How horrendous!

my2cents said...

It really looks like a thinner Jon. He has looked more bloated on the last couple of shows. Perhaps he is staying out of the bars, and has slimmed down. Or maybe Kate promised him a new toy for a fifth season, and some weight loss.

lifeoriley said...

If that is Jon's new car, I have to agree with others who have assumed it's his birthday present/5th season bribe. Jon would not be permitted to buy that car without the expressed approval of wifey. And, if Jon-boy can be bought off that easily, he has no integrity whatsoever, IMO.
"...it all goes to the kids..." --yeah, uh huh, sure.

Seriously said...

Did anyone every think that this could be an old picture? Like, taken before Kate & Jon were even together? Granted, I don't know how old the car is or if a car like this was even around back then ... but many people comment on how much slimmer he is and how much hair he has. He looked a lot like that way back when, right?

Someone also mentioned it's taken at Kings Gym ... just b/c the guy next to him has a King Gym sweatshirt on, doesn't mean that's where he is.

And as for how the photo is saved, I am sure who ever uploaded the picture saved it as that, assuming it was a birthday present.

Just playing devil's advocate. I could care less either way.

Jen K said...

Ok, now I'm intrigued by the idea that this is the same car that Beth drove in earlier episodes.

The reason this has my interest is that I was noticing how similar (although much more sparsely and amaturely decorated) the new house is to Beth's old house. The long driveway, the acreage, the barns, the circular drive, and the somewhat similar entrance....

Anyone ever see that movie, "Single White Female" where Jennifer Jason Leigh latches on to Bridget Fonda and more or less tries to become her? :) Wonder if Beth has a Mr. Gray to protect her? (just kidding!)

But it *is* rather interesting how Jon and Kate seem to be trying to mirror Beth and Bob.

Brandi said...

There's a King's Gym ( on tee-shirt logo ) in Reading, PA.

SeriouslyAgain said...

Also, if you look REALLY closely at the picture, the guy walking up to the car with the coffee cup looks like he's holding keys in his other hand, getting ready to unlock the door. Could be his car...

Cathryn said...

If that is him, and it's his car, and they're making so much money, why'd he go for such a tacky car? They just scream "NEW MONEY!" There are much classier, more expensive cars out there. And he gets a freaking white Nissan. Pfft.

Pink said...

If Kate did not approve of Jon's sports car purchase, he will never hear the end of it. She will eventually take away his thrill of owning & driving such a car to ensure this action of his is destroyed too.

I personally don't have a problem with his purchase if it makes him happy. Afterall, he could go insane living with his viciously mean wife if he looses all of his independance to be himself.

overwithKON said...

Good point, maybe this is Kate's bribe, concession, to get Jon to STFU and just keeping going along with the show/exploitation.

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Yep! EXACTLY! barf

Daner said...

His future 19 year old wife will love his new car!

it doesnt matter what my name is said...

In regards to everyone who keeps asking about the pic, I am sure the admins know more than they're letting on. For example perhaps the person who submitted it only asked to show the picture but did not want to provide any details to protect his or her itdenty. That is nothing is being confirmed/said about it.

SINGLE WHITE FEMALE said...

That movie, Single White Female, was a really good and spooky look into someone trying to be someone else. Remember when the roommate died and cut her hair to look like Fonda?

Kate is THAT creepy to me. Jon is getting there.

so irritated said...

I am inclined to believe KON didn't spend any of the money their 8 dollar signs earn for them on this car. I bet this is a gift from TLC trying to bribe Jon to stay on & keep milking the cash cow.

And Cathryn, I agree, Jon could not have picked a more gauche, gaudy, "I always wanted to be one of those Fast & Furious guys" tacky car. But do we really ever expect to see taste and class from those two jerks?

PhillyRules said...

Didn't Jon have a white sports car in the first season? I thought I remember him backing out of the driveway in a white vehicle with his coffee in his hand or was that the white van they had or have? I can't remember I haven't watched the show in a year.

ClevelandRocks said...

Katie said...
I do agree that with their new "green lifestyle" they did need a smaller car to just be able to haul 1 or 2 kids and an adult. It's terribly wasteful to drive a mini-van around with only a few people in it, but why couldn't they have gotten a hybrid car? Or a small hybrid SUV? Jon wanted a pretty sports car, probably one better than he had before he met Kate with Daddy's money.


A normal family car would be one thing, this is a 2 seater. That means no back seat and the tups are still in booster seats. You shouldn't put a booster seat in the front seat and none of the kids should be sitting in the front seat anyway. None of them are big enough to be sitting up front with airbags, they could be killed by a front seat airbag.

Shelly said...

"Didn't Jon have a white sports car in the first season? I thought I remember him backing out of the driveway in a white vehicle with his coffee in his hand or was that the white van they had or have?"

I've never seen anything other than the M.M. and the white mini van. If the sports car is his, I'm sure we'll have a confirmation soon.

Narcissism Please said...

thanks be to whoever snapped this.

after all of the hype, thank. you.

Beth said...

I don't think that's him...I guess it's possible, since they KON are starting to look different in every episode, but I just don't think it's him. The mouth and the hairline seem different, and his face seems too elongated to be Jon.

(Now Kate, on the other hand, I could spot a mile away...just follow the orange lol)

sillyrabbit said...

Now Jon Boy can endlessly drive around in PUBLIC in his brand new two seater sports car with a vanity plate that reads, CHIKMAGNT and say, Hey world its ME, Jon Gosselin and I am driving ALONE, no Kate and no + 8 ! What fun Jon will have spending his Friday nights at a local vacant parking lot with other 18 something year olds, with his car hood up and bragging how fast he can do a 1/4 mile. Grow up already Peter Pan!

We said...

Is this Jon's new pimp car?

TLCexploitsChildren said...

I hadn't heard about a hummer but I did hear he was yakking about a sports car. It sure is an ugly one but then again he picked Kate so can't say that he's ever had much in the way of taste. Good to actually see what he was bragging about. As usual it's not as great as he wants to pretend it is.

MayDay said...

I don't think it is Jon either. I cut out his face, pasted it into Word and enlarged it. IMO it does not look like him... too narrow face and the hairline is off. I would be surprised if it was really him. Didn't someone post when they moved to their new house that there was a white car in the garage? Probably someone found this picture with the similarities or it could be another publicity stunt.

BostonBean said...

That sure looks like Jon. If you go to newhair.com you will see when they changed his hairline and gave him that sort of "widows peak" in the middle. I also checked the pic where he was posing with the two waitresses, and his face does look slim in that pic. (Even though he's looked sort of bloated lately in some pics)
And besides, who else would wear those sunglasses (I'm a star) on a rainy day?
Also, although I said there was a King's Gym in Reading, I didn't say they were AT the gym. Just noticing that the guy with the sweatshirt obviously is local.
I agree that they are trying to become what they saw in Beth and her family.
Kate --you'll never be Beth.

BostonBean said...

Does Jon smoke? Cause it looks like a pack of cigarettes in his top right pocket, under the sweatshirt.
(Either that or he had pec implants...lol) one side, anyway!
He does have that elongated forehead, too. And when not smiling, he has that rounded, pouty look around the lower part of his face, like Cara.

nomorekonartists said...

Okay not a Kon supporter here. So forgive me for saying this, but how is it that just because he is standing in front of a 40K car that car is his? There are a few different guys there with him and that could be their car. Just doesn't seem plausible enough and too much of an assumption. Now do I put it past him to buy a car that is this expensive? No. I just think there are too many missing pieces here.

jeremy said...

I dislike both of them, but I don't begrudge them for getting a new (and smaller) car. Nobody wants to take out a big ass, gas guzzlin van every single time they go out somewhere.

beachluvin said...

BostonBean said...
Does Jon smoke? Cause it looks like a pack of cigarettes in his top right pocket, under the sweatshirt.
(Either that or he had pec implants...lol) one side, anyway!
He does have that elongated forehead, too. And when not smiling, he has that rounded, pouty look around the lower part of his face, like Cara.

4/08/2009 4:27 PM
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I see the outline you are referring to but I think it is an -I-phone or a crackberry, most likely an
I-phone....nothing but the best for the kids!
And it does look like Jon to me.....someone else mentioned someone here knows something we don't!
Hey Sheepie - How do you like where your hard earned dollars are going? I wonder what the sheepie drive in to the venues to see their heroine Kate Gosselin speak the same old sad story.
Is this knit2purl2 Jan?

Pink said...

Hi Boston Bean ~ yep, Jon smokes. There have been a number of sitings of him smoking in his car outside of coffee shops, as well as in bars. I wonder if this is a new habit brought on by stress, or if he has always smoked? I noticed him coughing at the Harlem Globetrotter's game.

One lady went up to his car to say hi, when she saw him outside of a coffe shop in PA. She said he was smoking, and that he was very nice to her.

zoey said...

Its funny that the two other people seem to be in their 20's. Grow up Jon.
seriously, you look like a tool with your Younger than you friends and teenager car.

CokeZero said...

It definitely looks like Jon in the pic. He looks a lot younger though. Maybe his dad bought the car for him as a birthday gift before he met Kate/got married. To me the car doesn't look like a recent model, but Im not sure.

Annette said...

Think he kept his receipt????

maria said...

Why are people speculating that Jon bought a new vehicle? Did he say somewhere that he did? This picture isn't proof of anything. I'm not sure that is Jon in the picture and even if it is, who is to say that is his car? Just curious if the rumor started because of one picture.

I've had my picture taken in front of Mount Rushmore - doesn't mean I own it.

Love that Jonboy said...

Haha, he got a hummer.....

4thekids said...

I don't doubt that the Gosselins have a new sports car, but I really don't think the guy on the left is
Jon...too thin face and too thick hair.

SugarBooger said...

I sure hope this is Jon's car... After all, the kids deserve it!

JamieOliver said...

I am sure the sheeple will say that this car belongs to one of the other two guys in the picture.

Jessica said...

are you serious? how do we confirm this is true? if it is, i wouldn't be the least bit surprised. no, i WOULD be surprised at jon's audacity. how can a family who flaunts their income be relatable these days? how is this even a show anymore? they don't belong on TLC, they belong on some other entertainment channel now. The Gosselins are more laughable than ever.

Lisa said...

Nice chick car, Jon.

Neena B said...

Love that Jonboy said...
Haha, he got a hummer.....

4/08/2009 6:43 PM

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From a co-ed at a party no less :)

gherkin said...

I would not be one bit surprised if this is Jon's new car. I wonder though if he did not have to pay for it at all? They get everything else free, so why not a car?

There was just an article in our paper about one of the local car dealerships and they were saying they "provide" cars for 300-400 people for various reasons. The dealership pays for the property tax, insurance, etc. Pretty nice, huh? I don't live in PA, but I'm sure it is the same all over. If the Gosselins are considered to be celebrities, I have thought it was just a matter of time before the free cars started rolling in.

momof3 said...

That should make picking up his 19 year old 'dream wife' a lot easier. I don't know of any young hotties who would be attracted to his giant Scooby Doo van.

Haaaa Haaaa, I laughed out loud when I read this. Very funny, Scooby Doo.

Annies said...

It sounds like Kon has a lot of time on their hands. Kate always seen shopping. Jon out in about in the new car at coffee shop.. Gee, I wonder if it is the Starbucks right across from Ann Taylor LOFT at the Shoppes of Wyomissing? I am waiting to run into them one day as this is my home turf. Gold's Gym is also in Wyomissing. Wernersvile is only a very few miles from Wyo.

TLCexploitsChildren said...

These arguments remind me of the house stuff and the pictures of Jon and random females at bars. He was out and about bragging about the sports car. There were people going where's the pictures then? Now someone posted the picture and it's like the bar photos there are now people saying it's not him because x, y and z. Yes, he's been seen smoking before too. Old news.

Hilo said...

Maria,

I've read that someone was at the car dealership when he bought the car and another person reported seeing him with the car. The picture came later.

BostonBean said...

Yes, Luvs --I'm still knitting.
You may be right. I thought maybe that square might be too wide for a cigarette package; but wasn't sure.

Taryn said...

You can't use a coupon to buy a car, but you better believe Kate went into that dealership with a horse whip and threatened the dealer to bring down the price!

Then she told the salesman that it "wasn't very kind" to make them pay retail, tugged her ear and left, satisfied.

BTW - does she think she's Carol Burnett with the ear tugging?

Kristin said...

Ome Omy said...

I thought I read somewhere that his car is red. Also, I read he got a Hummer. Anyone know about that?

I know absolutely nothing about cars, but when I was home a few weeks ago, I drove by their house, and someone was driving a large black vehicle (it looked like a large SUV, but it could have been a Hummer) along the fence around their property. It was driving in the grass and had bikes (at least two)attached to the back. There was also a white car parked by the garage, but I'm not sure if it was the one that is pictured, as their garage is pretty far away from the road.

HannaBelleLechter said...

Sharla, Without asking you to divulge your sources, can you give us an idea of how certain you are that Jon is indeed in that photo? And that the new car is actually owned by him? Maybe you can use a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being absofreakinlutely positive. Thanks.

If TLC is the gift-giver, I'd say the car isn't a bribe per se, but an incentive and thank-you from the production company and network. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Gosselins renegotiated their contract to stipulate huge gifts like cars and solar panels for the house, perhaps based on meeting ratings-thresholds. Like one of those bonuses the AIG execs still received even though they ran the organization into the ground. I don't believe Jon would need to be bribed to stay with the show: (1) because Kate's mind is made up to continue the show, and (I believe) she's making concessions to keep Jon's silence about their marriage's death; and (2) just like his wife, Jon is now addicted to the things money and celebrity can buy.

If he left the show, he knows he'd be back working in an office for a measly salary (if he could even find a job in this economy) and the Utah condo would be kaput. The mansion alone must have some beautiful property taxes attached.

IF the car was a thank-you from TLC, then it's sure as shootin' that Kate got a personal gift-thank-you, too. Whether we ever learn what her new goodie might be is another story.

These two! They were made for each other with their cunning, manipulative, covetous and adolescent-forever ways.

huntergrayson said...

So Jon bought a white chick car? LOL What a tool!!! LOL Not a very masculine car if you ask me. Not exactly a family car either. The perfect ride for him to drive around the college campuses and cruise for chicks. The downward spiral continues....

Heidi said...

I do not know if it is Jon or not and we if it is Jon, we really cannot prove it is HIS car just because he is standing next to it in a picture. I am diehard Kon disliker in every sense of the word. I have a hubby that likes cars. So I can understand it. Kate got the house, Jon got the car. It is only fair..this is if you take the exploitation of the kids out of the equation. And we cannot do that so that. If that is his new car it bothers me only for the fact that it could pay for a college education..1 year in a high tiered school or four years in a community college. You got 8 kids! I do not care how much money you are making. That car is a expense you should not be making! But I understand it. You know what I mean? Some guys wanna have a cool car. If they can afford it OR if it was given to them, any guy would JUMP at the chance to get it.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Since Yawn IS listed as author of the book, perhaps he bought the car with HIS royalties. snicker.
The neighborhood looks like perhaps where they could afford to live if they didn't have all the freebies and love offerings, etc. Yawn probably has H.S. buds or maybe even his brother that he wants to show the car off to.

nanasez said...

ITA, TLCexploitsChildren. This seems very similar to the situation with the house and the bar pictures. And all the questions about Julie and whether she was Jodie's sister, whether her blog was legit. GWOP moderators seem pretty conservative. My guess would be that there's more info to come out when the time is right. Where there's smoke, there's fire.

Stuckathome said...

Will the car company make the payments when he loses his job?

PAmama said...

Too bad I don't work at the DMV anymore to find out for sure.

so irritated said...

As far as speculation if this is actually Jon's car or not- I know our mods wouldn't post this without 110% confirmation. The fact that they mention getting the car for 32k cash leads me to believe they have info from the dealership. Remember, they were spot on with the new house info and they did not address Jon's partying until KON confirmed it in People mag.

The guy in the pic has me baffled,too. He does seem to have more hair and less puffyness than Jane. Maybe Jane's feelings were hurt when the infamous pictures came out and there were many comments on how fat he looked. I wonder if he is working out with his "trainer" again :0)!!

SchadenKON said...

Or the vanity plate could say "JUSTJON"

Jen K said...

The thing about this is that if you're Jon and Kate and you fast-forward five years, where does it end? I mean, once you've become accustomed to a certain "lifestyle" and there is the potential for the money to become a little less easy to come by, how does someone go back?

They've created a situation where there is really no place left to go but down. Sure, they are raking it in now, but it's rather irresponsible, in my opinion, to spend the way they have been knowing that this can't last forever.

It's quite possible that they feel they have banked enough money for all 8 kids' private school educations and college and now they feel they can splurge on ridiculous stuff like this, but something tells me that they are still counting those chickens before they've hatched and they may want to reel it in a bit.

The feeling of, "the show should end", "it's run it's course", and "they should go back to normal life now" is increasing. Even the other blogs, who were previously so pro-G that it was sickening are even saying that (except for one, which shall remain unnamed, *cough*, "BM").

If I were the G's, I would realize they are dangerously close to over-exposure and are wearing out their welcome. TV is fickle and Kate might have fans now, but those fans eventually find someone new. Save your money G's....you're gonna need it later.

one_lovable_cutiepie said...
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We said...

THE PIMP MOBILE

DirtyDisher said...

130 comments about a car? It's a frickin' car. It's a picture of Jon with a car.

RuthinVA said...

Unfortunately, you can dress him up and put him in a sporty car but it is still the same old Jon. I am not so sure anyone other than Kate is interested in him anyway. Nice try Jon.

The D's said...

What makes you think this is Jon? Was there an article or something?

Exhausted said...

These two are morons to the highest power. J+K are so busy trying to convince all that they are such players, such wheeler dealers, such celebrities that they forget their specialty is _supposed_ to be being parents. That is why they got rich, but they can't bring themselves to do it anymore. It's like Bobby Flay wanting to surf! Who would be interested?

I don't get it either. I have one-fourth the amount of children they have, and I don't have time to go out to sit and have coffee. If we go shopping for clothes, the kids come with us. They have no clue.

By the way, did anyone see that the letters to the editor in People were 100% negative in response to Jon's "poor me" article?

Diane said...

Will the car company make the payments when he loses his job?

LOL, it doesn't look like a Hyundai to me.

babyyoucandrivemycar said...

Jon looks REALLY young in that picture. I would guess that is him years ago. Is it his car? Doubt it.

As for the Hummer, get close enough to it and you'll have your answer about who's it is!

luvmytwins said...

I'm pretty sure Beth drove a Porsche, NOT a Nissan... I don't care what these people acquire. You can't buy class, which Kate, at least, will never have.

muchsmartermom said...

Wash a dog, comb a dog, still a dog.
Sorry couldn't resist.
Unless those 2 people start taking some acting class, we will continue to see the real "Kon".

Annies said...

In the driveway is a white sports car. Another SUV dark colored but did not look large to me, maybe the nannie's. And looked like a white van(not sure if they kept the old one).. The Dodge Sprinter was absent--maybe on the way to pick up the kids from preschool. The Starbucks at Shoppes at Wyomissing is closed! I went to New York and Company store today inthe same place and saw Starbucks is gone. Kons wa on my wahy home from Church.

ROFL said...

And to think...it all started with a webpage and a prayer list!

Now that they've got the mansion, condo, sports car, hummer isn't it time to stop the show and let the kids have a childhood?

How much is enough?

HURRY! said...

Every dime these two KON's took from unsuspecting people should be paid back. . . . .

That picture should be displayed [along with photo of mansion] at every church appearance Kate Gosselin makes. And at every church appearance it should be the KON's 'giving' money not taking it!!!

Does anyone remember the old days when the rich gave to the poor not vice versa like it is now?!!!!

We need a re-cap on what the Gosselins are doing in their off-time!!! Please 3Farmers?

I said...

$32,000 in small unmarked bills is pocket change for Kon considering they charge $25,000 per speaking engagement...just sayin'

Babs said...

Guess he isnt take the kids for their "ride along" running errands anymore and picking up free donut holes from the dunkin donuts.

jeremy said...

luvmytwins said...

I'm pretty sure Beth drove a Porsche, NOT a Nissan... I don't care what these people acquire. You can't buy class, which Kate, at least, will never have.

4/09/2009 1:47 PM


That car she was in was definitely not a Porsche....It was a brown Nissan 350Z

ugetwhatupay4 said...

"$32,000 in small unmarked bills is pocket change for Kon considering they charge $25,000 per speaking engagement...just sayin'"

$32,000 in small unmarked bills is pocket change for Kon, thanks to the many sheeple that were willing to pay $20 (cash only) for an autographed photo. just sayin'.

Meg said...

If you zoom in on the picture, the guy people think is Jon seems to have too much hair (even after his implants...), and I think coffee cup guy has a cell phone and not keys. Even so, no one needs a car like this!

caligirl said...

Beth was driving the exact same car that i had which is a dark silver nissan 350z convertible. The car in the pic is a nissan 370z. Those just came out this year

Taryn said...

I can hear it now...

"This car will be around for a long time and will be old by the time the twins and tups can use it, so it will be perfect for them! We don't want them learning to drive in a brand new car or a large van, do we? It's all for them."

Next up: Jon has a guest role in the next Tokyo Drift movie. You know he's going to soup up the car like a ricer.

HannaBelleLechter said...

First the condo in the Utah ski resort, now the Nissan 370 ZX -- not to mention the news that Kate dropped at one of her personal appearances that Jon was "developing" a spin-off series for himself. I believe we're witnessing the pre-emptive-strike-initiative that ensures Jon's continuation on the series.

The condo and the sportscar (and who knows what other goodies) are definitely carrots to keep Jon in the fold for as long as the tlc show continues. Once the tlc show has run its course, Kate will be free to do what she wants and Jon will be free to do what he wants. Separately from each other. In the meantime, if tlc or another production company has offered Jon a spin-off deal, how sweet is that? Is there any question that it would involve a travelog type show? Jon visits all the greatest ski and snowboarding capitals of the world? And, he won't be taking Cara with him on those trips, that's for sure. So while he bemoans the fact that he and his wife see each other for about 10 minutes a day before she's off on another trip, he'll also be jetting off for his new series. Two ships in the night, forevermore.

Wonder how the children will feel about their parents' absences? Have J&K spoken to Mady and Cara? The twins are old enough and savvy enough to know exactly what's going on in their home. I think it might be a scary time for them.

The Ladies Home Journal interview is revelatory. One of the things Jon says caught my interest:

[Quote]It’s certainly not the life that the father of eight imagined! "I always thought I'd be, like, 54 years old and marry a 19-year-old or something," Jon admits.[/Quote]

Well there ya go. If Jon just celebrated his 30th, 54 is 24 years away. The kids will be grown and on their own; the couple will have split up long before. I really think Jon's quote isn't so much about what he used to imagine for himself. More like what's he's hoping for in his future.

Those fantasies -- including the hope for a new, young wife (the UnKate) down the road -- are what's keeping him going atm. Cars, vacation condos, ski trips, etc., he's actually got quite a cushy life, free from money woes. I marvel at how Jon and Kate found each other, really I do. They are absolutely perfect for each other in their cunning and selfish, manipulative ways. Unfortunately, two people like that can't survive in a love match.

However, they'll be great business partners for the rest of their days.

shel said...

actually the way JOn is looking at it I dont think it is his.

TerAA said...

That isn't a 370z...wrong headlights and tail lights. The 370z has the boomerang style lights. So at least if he bought a new sports car he didn't buy a 2009. He saved a little bit of the kids money!

luvmytwins said...

I stand corrected :)

I am proud to say I haven't watched these fools in about a year! So i was using memory but I guess I was wrong. Sorry!

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Taryn said...

It looks different from a 370Z - the back is much more rounded on the 370Z, at least the '09 version.

Thing is, the 350Z is similar, but it's a convertible and it looks like it has a black fabric top instead of a hard top, so I wonder what this car is!

Jeff said...

350z NISMO Edition.

Missy said...

Limited Edition.

MsPeabody said...

If that is Jon in the picture then his hair plugs have really taken! LOL...Although I don't doubt or would even be surprised that he has or would buy a sports car with money made by his children.

Missy said...

Jon & Kate also get paid for doing the show, So why can't they spend their money on what they want?

intheknow said...

It is his car, We saw him in it the other day.

jonandkatewho? said...

To answer one poster, they can and do spend the money on what they want.

I think the problem most of us have with this is that the material goods seem to be more important to them than their own children, and they exploit the kids to get that money.

Those kids are working. Where is their money? J&K would be NOWHERE without those sextuplets.

2muchtime said...

Actually the car that Beth was driving was a Eclipse.

ahren said...

how many of the haters here know this guy? i have talked to jon many times and he doesnt strike me as stupid or careless with his money. as for his "kids working so hard for the money" they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all. the dude bought a mid range priced sports car because he has never had anything nice for himself and now he can. leave the man be. whats wrong with enjoying what you have earned?

Marie France said...

ahren said...
how many of the haters here know this guy? i have talked to jon many times and he doesnt strike me as stupid or careless with his money. as for his "kids working so hard for the money" they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all. the dude bought a mid range priced sports car because he has never had anything nice for himself and now he can. leave the man be. whats wrong with enjoying what you have earned?

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You believe this bull from Jon'd lips?? Here's what's wrong: the car was purchased with money earned by his 8 children. They are supporting him and Kate in hteir lavish lifestyle. In other words, the are exploiting their own children for their personal financial gain. He did not earn this money to buy this car - his children did.

Tami said...

as for his "kids working so hard for the money" they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all.
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So you claim to know them personally? They sure seem stressed to me! Kids who throw up every day usually have some emotional problem. What kid would not be stressed to always be filmed, always be yelled at and hit by siblings, have a shrew of a mother and parents who are constantly jetting off leaving homelife unstable? And FYI: they film more than once a week even by their OWN admission!

Double H said...

You can't drive a car like that in rural PA without being noticed. It won't be long before he is spotted cruising around those college bars. Then again, Kate would probably have to give him some gas money.

konGOaway said...

ahren said...
how many of the haters here know this guy? i have talked to jon many times and he doesnt strike me as stupid or careless with his money. as for his "kids working so hard for the money" they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all. the dude bought a mid range priced sports car because he has never had anything nice for himself and now he can. leave the man be. whats wrong with enjoying what you have earned?
:( :( :(
Poor Jon,
Can't go drinking with coeds anymore and I guess the condo in
Utah wasn't enough - had to get a sportscar. Wouldn't care if he actually held a job - and I'm not dissing SAHP - because I am one but I don't feel the need to go buy an expensive car to compensate for the fact that I am home all day. It is a clear this was purely EGO and bought because his children have earned him a better lifestyle. The car now goes with the million dollar house.

dontgetittwisted said...

how many of the haters here know this guy? i have talked to jon many times and he doesnt strike me as stupid or careless with his money. as for his "kids working so hard for the money" they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all. the dude bought a mid range priced sports car because he has never had anything nice for himself and now he can. leave the man be. whats wrong with enjoying what you have earned?

Seriously. Regardless if the Gosselin children do not 'appear' stressed as a result of being filmed 'one day a week' (which I highly doubt is fact), EXPLOITING his own children as the means to purchase something so non essential and frivolous as a sports car because ' he has never had anything nice for himself' is absolutely, without a doubt, RIDICULOUS. Jon hasnt EARNED anything, he barely held down a full time job prior making the STUPID and CARELESS decision to EXPLOIT his children for personal and financial gain. IMO, Jon has EARNED nothing, zero, nadda, but the appropriate title of CHILD EXPLOITER!!!!!

Cloversmom said...

Missy said...
Jon & Kate also get paid for doing the show, So why can't they spend their money on what they want?

They can spend their money on whatever they want, but no one would watch the Jon and Kate show. Without the kids there would be no show. So, without the child exploitation there would be no money for expensive cars,( unless, God forbid he got a real job.)

RobyninReadingPA said...

how many of the haters here know this guy? i have talked to jon many times and he doesnt strike me as stupid or careless with his money. as for his "kids working so hard for the money" they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all. the dude bought a mid range priced sports car because he has never had anything nice for himself and now he can. leave the man be. whats wrong with enjoying what you have earned?
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I personally do not know these KON artists, but my best friend has known JON and his family since he was little. She is also friends with the doctor who sold them the KONpond. Gosh...the stories we could write about all that. Anyway, JON's CHILDREN earned him that car. J & K exploited and sold their little children's souls for literally EVERYTHING they have. There are lots of funky cars like Jon bought around here in Wyomissing....those people earned the $$ for the cars, they didn't sell their kids' privacy. It's the kids that concern me, not Jon and Kate.

The comment that Jon "never had anything nice for himself" is so far off, it's laughable! He had a nice family, he had trips from his father...gosh, you didn't really know him either. ::wink wink::

Ms.Peach said...

sahren said...
how many of the haters here know this guy? i have talked to jon many times and he doesnt strike me as stupid or careless with his money.

Jon is lazy. By his own admission, he had no career goals before and after he married Kate. It steams me that someone who did nothing more than supply sperm to his sneaky wife is living off his kids.

Michelle Wood said...

I really don't think this is him... Different hairline-- Jon doesn't have a widow's peak.

Jonisatool said...

how many of the haters here know this guy? i have talked to jon many times and he doesnt strike me as stupid or careless with his money. as for his "kids working so hard for the money" they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all. the dude bought a mid range priced sports car because he has never had anything nice for himself and now he can. leave the man be. whats wrong with enjoying what you have earned?


I find it incredibly laughable that a person would feel the need to defend Jon's purchase of a sports car on the reasoning of 'he has never had anything nice for himself'. Obviously, Jon Gosselin reserves his 'careless and stupid' decisions to playing beer pong with young single female college students. Dont hate the player hate the game. After all, 'he has never had anything nice for himself' and now he CAN.

Ms.Peach said...

Michelle Wood said...
I really don't think this is him... Different hairline-- Jon doesn't have a widow's peak.

If you check out a still from the TMZ video of Jon and Kate emerging from Mr. Chow's, he has a widow's peak. His plugs are coming in nicely. LOL

Midwest Mom said...

ahren said... "they film one day a week and it doesnt seem stressful on the kids at all."

Wow, all that hatred from Kate towards Jon & the boys is only from ONE day a week?

Can you imagine what that house is like the other 6 days ?

tallblonde said...

ahren said "whats wrong with enjoying what you have earned?"
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Absolutely nothing.....if YOU have earned the $$$'s you're spending - and not using the money that your children have earned.

What was it? An early Father's Day present? *LOL*

Erin W. said...

He probably bought it for himself, got screamed at for 30 seconds about the price (in front of the cameras, for added drama-value) and then had to give the keys to Kate so she could then drive it to the spa for her daily massage.

Emily Tolliver said...

DirtyDisher- Okay? So that makes YOU number 131!

Transconian said...

Taryn said...

Next up: Jon has a guest role in the next Tokyo Drift movie. You know he's going to soup up the car like a ricer.

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Do you think Jon is stupid enough to slap a VTEC sticker on it? What am I saying, he is.

Yes, I Do Hate Kon said...

"Doesn't seem stressful on the kids at all"??? Are you friggin' kidding me? They're all but twitching and constantly crying like babies, screaming, hitting each other, causing themselves to vomit for attention, getting migraines...I could go on and on.

And before you say, well, if you had 8 kids, I will tell you I have 5 little ones at home and very often have their cousins over, too. We don't get any of those behaviors like we see on the show. (I don't watch anymore).

This loser couple wouldn't have a pot to piss in if it weren't for their children. Do you think the kids voted on those new Kate teeth or to give Jonny boy a new hot car? IMHO these two parents are leeches and are sucking everything they can out of their KIDS' celebrity before it is gone.

melissa said...

I have to say--Miranda your comment was hilarious. and so are everyone elses! I'm not gonna lie, I kinda have a crush on Jon. But only because he's kinda cute and he deserves someone so much better than that evil woman he is still with. But i agree--buying sports cars and other lavish things?? Ridiculous! All of that money SHOULD go to those kids. And I hate Kate for forcing season 5 on him and his family. Stupid wench. Let the kids grow up without a camera in their face! It has to end somewhere!

Jodie said...

I hope he used a coupon.

timetogokon said...

I have to say--Miranda your comment was hilarious. and so are everyone elses! I'm not gonna lie, I kinda have a crush on Jon. But only because he's kinda cute and he deserves someone so much better than that evil woman he is still with. But i agree--buying sports cars and other lavish things?? Ridiculous! All of that money SHOULD go to those kids. And I hate Kate for forcing season 5 on him and his family. Stupid wench. Let the kids grow up without a camera in their face! It has to end somewhere!

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Jon-Boy doesn't deserve any pity. If he really wanted to stop the show, I'm sure he could find a way.

Snerk said...

Jon, Jon, Jon. I guess even the sheeple will now have to admit that he did buy the car and that his running around continues. Parents of the year? Only in the minds of the deluded.