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I concede defeat. Honestly this is not a post I thought I'd ever make. Now it looks like it will have to join the tabloids as a weekly topic.

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Steph said...

They've been apart for two years now says Kate.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090623/ap_en_tv/us_jon___kate_divorce_papers

Kristen said...

This news just raises the disgust level (already as high as I thought it could go) to new heights. NO SHAME...those poor kids. Thank god they kept a fake show going for the kids' "memories".

Erica said...

I am astonished! I cannot believe they have been living seperate lives for 2 years and they still renewed their vows in Hawai! I am glad this is all coming out now, and I seriously doubt that the show will survive when they bring it back. The people who have been fans from the start and defended Kate must feel so cheated.

Daner said...

I am glad they scammed everyone and got their free trip to Hawaii. Just pathetic

AnneMarie said...

Boy, that really makes the shows for the past two years, ESPECIALLY the vow renewal a real piece of work, eh?

Good Grief.

lies upon lies upon lies

NYMom said...

US APNewsAlert
45 minutes ago

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Kate Gosselin says in papers that she and husband Jon have lived apart for at least 2 years.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jjHS8S3jIndU2oI6WHB_KqB-pvwAD990KIV03

Niya said...

These two people and all the people associated with that show are worthless.

They have put 8 children through a charade of HELL to make themselves rich.

We the public have fallen for it.

I now suspect that ALL the TLC shows are one big LIE and I will NEVER watch it again.

Jon and Kate really should have all 8 children taken away. They have emotionally abused them for at least the past 2 years.

I also think criminal charges should be leveled at both of them for FRAUD.

I think TLC should be sued for FRAUD in a class action law suit by every viewer who has ever watched the show in the past two years.

I think everyone who bought that evil woman's book should get a full refund. I know I will be requesting one.

They are all gutter whores!

Jenna-na-na said...

I am not surprised. She is a wicked witch and I'm sure Jon has wanted this for a long time.

Elle Rose said...

How can ANYONE defend her now, knowing she has been lying for two years, lying through her teeth through all of her "confusion" about Jon's behavior, they have lied through the vow renewal, blatantly lied to their children, lied, lied, lied. Lied for sheer greed. They are SO BUSTED now. I know the big BM will have some defense, but I can't think of anyone else on earth that can possibly defend her now. The jig is officially up. No wonder she was desperate to have those papers sealed. This is just unreal.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

I can't believe TLC is putting the show "on hiatus" so they can figure out how to keep the $$$$ rolling in...DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!

realmommyof5 said...

disgusting these two!! If TLC brings this show back I'm about to hop a plance to PA to protest outside...seperated for 2 years & they want to fool America by renewing their vows LAST YEAR & saying last night on the show, all teary-eyed that this is of recent...I wish a pox on their house (not on the kids- just two lunatics & the TLC execs)

ratherbkayaking said...

Oh, those poor, poor babies. All those trips, all those freebies, have been putting the "fun" into dys-fun-ctional. This makes TLC really live up to the name of The Loser Channel.

I hope this hiatus is extended into stopping the show and allowing some healing to occur. I'd watch annual updates - pay them a million dollars a year, TLC, but please pull the plug NOW.

meem said...

They renew their vows- while being 'apart'??? Telling the children they will be together forever!! They have been apart for 2 years now !! The depth of their deceit is unbelievable! What frauds! Those beautiful children will read this know that money and ratings are the most important things in their parents lives. Shame on you both, Jon and Kate!

realmommyof5 said...

who is worse...Jon & Kate or TLC who has known this all along?

Danielle said...

I think this really may be the END now!!!!

Duh, Duh, Duh, Duh.....

marsneeze said...

Unbelievable.... is she saying that they have been living separate and apart for two years because that is how it is going to affect the financial settlement? I bet it is. She will claim she has been making all the money and that Jon has been just babysitting the kids for her and not contributing to the money. What a tool she is.

I hope now that all the sheeple feel betrayed and used. She has been stringing them along all this time. It doesn't really sound true though because if it was... why do the kids keep making the remarks about Daddy not leaving and missing Daddy and stuff like that?

Gosh, I just cannot stand her at all. I almost turned purple when I saw that my niece wrote how much she loved Kate and how mean Jon was on her Facebook after that last horrible episode where Kate throws Jon under the bus.

Ugghhh, I actually know people in real life who are like narcissistic Kate and they have just ruined their kids lives. Truly ruined them with their lies and selfishness. Those poor Gosselin kids. I wish I could take them home and show them real Mommy love.

giggles said...

The show's been put on hiatus, they're getting divorced AND now we find out they've been apart for 2 years? This show is totally getting cancelled.

Kiss the gravy train goodbye, Kate.

K said...

I bet that Hawaiian resort is pissed!!!!!

Cris, Jason and Olivia said...

i'm stunned by this comment. What activities - the fact that one of the kids hurt themselves and had to be taken to the doctor, cause that never happens right?

"Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."


I'm really not sure what Kate is referring to here, but I think we have video tape of her child begging for water and her taking a drink at the same time. Suddenly Jon is the bad parent?

This is going to get much worse before it gets better. I see a lot of ugliness over the next few months

Laura said...

With the news that J&K have lived apart for 2 years, it will most likely signal the end of the show. I wouldn't believe the stories about the show bieng on hiatus. Nope...my money tells me it's over. Kate had too much to hide. What will the sheeple say?

Jon stayed in the basement at the old house for two years. Huh. I don't know if I could do that...so they must be getting paid very well for the show.

K said...

This explains why Kate always says something like this.... we've been struggling now for um for um for a long time. She did't want to say years because everyone would call bullshit!!!

MelissaLG said...

She says in a sworn petition that she and Jon have lived "separate and apart" for the last 2 YEARS!

*** picking jaw up off floor ****

So now I understand why she wanted this document sealed.

They renewed their VOWS last spring right? And they were separated at the time? Ugh. And Kate spoke to churches about family values? Holy hypocrite!

And what's with all the tears and chin quivering on yesterday's episode? 2 years is a long time to get over the emotion. I suspect those tears were associated with lost financial opportunities, not loss of marriage.

What was with the phoney righteous indignation and judgmental tone about Jon's "poor choices."

Please. As if she cared after two years.

I don't even want to see her face on my TV for another decade.

And Money is the only issue in the divorce. Wow, that's shocking. NOT.

My guess is that Jon withdrew a large sum last week, and opened a separate account which sent her into hysterics and led to the divorce petition. She needs a temporary order to freeze the accounts. Divorce is the only way to do that.

Anonymous said...

Divorce papers are deceiving reports TMZ.

Ali said...

I don't believe that they have really been apart for that long. If Kate says they have been apart for two years, then she can say that ANY money she earned solely in that time (from Eight Little Faces and her many appearances) should go to her and should not be split between them. I think she is saying that they split two years ago solely for financial reasons.

This same thing came up when Mel Gibson's wife filed for divorce and he said that they had been apart since 2006. This was to prevent her from getting any of his money earned after 2006.

I suspect that Kate will say that she has been the children's primary caregiver over the past two years and therefore should be given the majority of the money that the family earned in that time period as well. We all know that that isn't the case of course.

This is making her look terrible, but I don't think she cares as long as she gets as much money out of it as possible.

Danielle said...

"In divorce papers filed Monday, Kate Gosselin says she and her husband Jon have been living "separate and apart" for at least two years.

She also says also in the papers, filed in Montgomery County Court in Pennsylvania, that their 10-year marriage is "irretrievably broken," according to the filing obtained by The Associated Press.

Kate states they have been unable to come to terms on how to divide their assets. (The estimated $50,000-$75,000 they earn an episode and their $1.1 million home in Reading, Pa., are likely shared.)"

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-and-kate-lived-apart-for-two-years-divorce-papers-show-2009236

Elle Rose said...

From TMZ-

There's a report floating out there that Kate Gosselin has been separated from Jon for two years. That's not true, and we have the lowdown.

We now know what Kate checked on the divorce papers, which are confidential. There are two grounds for a no fault divorce in Pennsylvania -- the first is waiting 90 days after the papers have been served. Then, if both Jon and Kate agree the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... the divorce can proceed.

And there's a second option -- that they have lived separate and apart for 2 years. But that doesn't mean they have been separated for that long. It means she must wait 2 years from the moment she considered the marriage kaput and began living separately (if only in different bedrooms). We're told the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent and Kate checked the box just to get the clock ticking.

We found out Kate checked both boxes, and here's why. Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years. So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets.

Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Two years? So where has Jon being living for the past two years? That is why he is po'd. He has gotten away with it for two years, and suddenly he was caught. The kids are five, so anything after the three year old birthday party is a fraud! GRIFTERS. But why is Khate revealing this now?

Lisa said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Two years? So where has Jon being living for the past two years? That is why he is po'd. He has gotten away with it for two years, and suddenly he was caught. The kids are five, so anything after the three year old birthday party is a fraud! GRIFTERS. But why is Khate revealing this now?
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Kate is trying to hold onto her "earnings" from the last two years???? (She is too greedy to split it with Jon. It is always about the $$$$$

Ella said...

Jon & Kate Divorce Papers are Deceiving
http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/jon-and-kate-divorce-papers-are-deceiving/

There's a report floating out there that Kate Gosselin has been separated from Jon for two years. That's not true, and we have the lowdown.

We now know what Kate checked on the divorce papers, which are confidential. There are two grounds for a no fault divorce in Pennsylvania -- the first is waiting 90 days after the papers have been served. Then, if both Jon and Kate agree the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... the divorce can proceed.

And there's a second option -- that they have lived separate and apart for 2 years. But that doesn't mean they have been separated for that long. It means she must wait 2 years from the moment she considered the marriage kaput and began living separately (if only in different bedrooms). We're told the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent and Kate checked the box just to get the clock ticking.

We found out Kate checked both boxes, and here's why. Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years. So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets.

Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon.

Kate is a Fake said...

The fact that they have done this "for the children" for two years is mortifying. The realiest reality tv is a sham. I almost think that Kate is a glorified con artist scamming the public. I am sure that TLC is watching things crumble and hiatus is a stalling tactic for canceling

Bonnie said...

Elle Rose said...
How can ANYONE defend her now, knowing she has been lying for two years, lying through her teeth through all of her "confusion" about Jon's behavior, they have lied through the vow renewal, blatantly lied to their children, lied, lied, lied. Lied for sheer greed. They are SO BUSTED now. I know the big BM will have some defense, but I can't think of anyone else on earth that can possibly defend her now. The jig is officially up. No wonder she was desperate to have those papers sealed. This is just unreal
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Ella, I hope you are right, but there are so many very naive, HOPEFUL fans out there that I am sure they will be fully able to justify the Gosselins reasons for their lies and actions.

I can hear it now ... "Well, they needed to lie in order to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. We wouldn't want them to starve! Sometimes lying is okay if it is justified!"

Yep, I can hear it now.

There is just no way to get some people to see things for what they are. Never-Never Land is highly populated with those innocent souls. Kate lives there too.

MelissaLG said...

TMZ is saying that she said they had been separated for 2 years but it may not be true b/c that is purely procedural, a fall-back. IMO, this is spin.


As a lawyer, I would never advise a client to sign a sworn petition making such a claim unless it is TRUE at the time the petition is filed. Besides, I can't believe that Kate, who is under tremendous scrutiny, would ever say such a thing in a legal filing if it were false.

Just when they couldn't sink any lower... said...

Sickening, disgust, horrible, unbelievable... all words that come to my mind right now. What the h*ll type of lessons are they teaching their children?

Lies... money... alienation... God help these little ones. Especially the twins.

When was the Gumgate episode, around 2 years ago? Is this about when Jen quit TLC? Were Jodi and Kevin aware of the separation back then?

Ella said...

She's still wearing her wedding rings:

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/kate-gosselin-rings-in-her-divorce/

Anonymous said...

Follow the divorce filings: Case #2009-19084 at the Montgomery County, PA online database.

earlpits said...

Any doubt that Kate was doing the body guard while she was renewing her vows? Her fans have respect for that, excuse that? I can still hear her tell her kids over and over (smugly, taking a shot at other parents that split) that they will always be together. Kate Gosselin is one disgusting excuse for a mother.

AeroSpice said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Two years? So where has Jon being living for the past two years? That is why he is po'd. He has gotten away with it for two years, and suddenly he was caught. The kids are five, so anything after the three year old birthday party is a fraud! GRIFTERS. But why is Khate revealing this now?
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so that jon cannot have any access to her finances after 2007..it's all about the kids..err money after all!

Deena said...

Isn't it curious that Kate has been separated for 2 years but she felt it was her duty to talk down to octomom? Is it no wonder why these women are popping out multiples. They wanna be like Kate!

Calgary7 said...

copied from other thread
from the Wrap .... I had to edit for length.

An open letter to David Zaslav, President and CEO, Discovery Communications:

Time’s up....Now it’s time for you to act like a grown-up, in the absence of other grown-ups.

Cancel that show....(ignore) the Gosselins ... said the show would of course continue "for the sake of the children.” ....

But now it’s no longer a publicity stunt. It’s a PR problem for your company.

Discovery has always worked hard – in a Disney-lite way – to position itself as family-friendly. We would never expect you to euthanize the losers of Puppy Bowl. This corporate image supports your programming and your lucrative consumer products business: lots of educational toys, games, books and DVDs for kids and families under the safe Discovery name.... makes it even more apparent how out of synch “J&K+8’s” present incarnation is with the brand you’ve built.

Where to begin?

A series following the Gosselins’ split and its impact on their very young children is a recipe for programming disaster. The couple was chosen solely for their reproductive talents and, even in happier times, never showed traces of insight, depth, introspection or even subtlety. They long ago handed over their kids in exchange for reality stardom’s routine perks: PAs with bottled water close at hand, celebrity encounters, glamour shoots and opportunities to capitalize on fame.

Assigned to navigate these delicate waters is your production company, which has little experience beyond turning out small-scale series about happy multiples families and medical marvels. So instead, they’ve converted “J&K” into a weekly infomercial. It’s only a matter of time before the Sham Wow and Snuggie guys show up.

And oh yeah: there are the kids, all under eight years old. Who are about to have their world ripped apart on national TV by this team of ill-equipped and/or disinterested adults. Little boys and girls probably already contending with whispers, teasing and comments about their family’s strange public lifestyle.

It sounds like you know what they’re missing, Mr. Zaslav. In a 2004 interview with a cable industry organization, you described your own suburban upbringing as “a nice childhood “ and reminisced about your parents and two brothers as “a nice family…a close family.” And you’ve raised three kids of your own, now a little older than the Gosselin Eight, who probably weren’t forced to hide in a production van until the cameras were ready to roll for a staged drop-in to a local store.

With the divorce news finally out, Discovery has some PR reputation management to address.

The media has been merciless in its mocking of the “do it for the kids” defense (by) ...credible influential outlets like “Today” and CNN. News outlets that are seen by your most important stakeholders: advertisers, global business partners and – since you’re now a public company – shareholders. None want to see the investment tarnished.

As a cable network, you’re outside the reaches of the FCC. But you’ve got children’s rights groups, the state labor department and organizations working on behalf of young performers who are accelerating their complaints. ...

The Gosselins have 35 more episodes remaining in this current season’s deal. Go pull the plug. Exercise your option in the contract. Exclude the current season’s episodes in your e-commerce DVD offerings. And then hold a press conference and get global credit for making things right.

Because if you really don’t care about those eight kids and the damage you’re inflicting on them well into their adulthood, at least do it for the stock price.

source to read the full article:

thewrap.com/blog-entry/pull-plug-jon-kate_3863

Carol said...

First time posting here but have been reading the blog for a while.

I am completely shocked. And this is no sarcasm. I can not believe they put on this charade for 2 years! How anyone can live in a fake marriage for 2 years is beyond me! And for what? All the freebies? How could they?! Those poor children, their lives are ruined. Then for all the "scandalous" cheating rumours to come out then the indignant denials....wow - they really took us all for a ride! Just shameless!!! Well it's clear now that it was all a publicity stunt to boost ratings.

This is just so unbelievable. Now the kids have THIS to deal with as well. After that whole Hawaii thing as well! Terrible.

Wow it really ticks me off that they did this!

Lynnie in LA said...

The entertainment industry is now chiming in and teling them it's time to cancel the show:

http://www.thewrap.com/blog-entry/pull-plug-jon-kate_3863

Momof2 said...

So THAT explains why it only took her HALF a day to cry....

LIAR,
LOSER,
MONEY GRUBBING FRAUD

FormerViewer said...

ToTheMoonAlice said...

"I can't believe TLC is putting the show "on hiatus" so they can figure out how to keep the $$$$ rolling in...DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!"

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My hope is that the show is shelved -- for the kids' sake. They've got enough to deal with both now and in the future without adding any more.

Ah, but, look at the number of viewers TLC got. On CNN, I think I heard it was 10.6 million. So many people apparently wanting to watch the train wreck is what I find so disgusting. Sadly, as long as there's a "demand" for such programming, it'll be provided. :(

Rose Marie said...

So the show goes on!

Mady is the smartest Gosselin of all. Surely she knew all about this scheme. No wonder she talks to her mother the way she does. This is appaling.

How can TLC keep filming these criminals?

I am now OFF any of TLC shows. No more family exploitation for any family!

Sugar Booger said...

So, according to TMZ, she checked both boxes on the divorce filing in case Jon isn't in agreement... So she is hedging her bets, and I get that... but what judge is going to believe that they have been apart for two years when the vow renewal was televised less than a year ago?? Kate, we aren't all idiots... HELLOOOOOOO!

NoSaintMyself said...

I call BS on the fact that they have been living separately for 2 years. That would take the tups back to being 3 and they seemed pretty darn happy at the kids carnival party. Doesn't sound right to me. If that were the case they wouldn't have as much footage of them kinda like the scenario now. How would they have 40 frikken episodes for season 4 if they lived separate.

I've said it before and got reamed for it but IMO Jon couldn't take her obsessive and verbally abusive ways no longer so he lashed out at her. She is such the control freak that she would rather divorce than to be nice to him. He's no saint, either. He needs to take responsibility. He is acting like the irresponsible person he once was when he met Kate.

Both losers in my book.

jen said...

During the announcement, Kate says she "doesn't want this" yet she filed for divorce.

Then she states they have been apart for 2 years, in an attempt to keep all the money she made for the past 2 years.

Basically, she is a money-grubbing liar and although they are getting a divorce, this is only the begining. Kate is going to drag this out in the media for as long as she can so she can make as much money as possible.

America, congrats, we've been scammed.

so irritated said...

Ok, TMZ's explaination makes sense. Kate checked the "been apart for two years" box as a formality in case Jon would contest. Seriously, Jon and Kate had a hard enough time pulling their scam off for the last 8 months..... no WAY could they have pretended for two years... lol! They are just not that bright.

I am still disturbed by the vow renewal, though. We all could see the contempt and anger they had for each other, not a drop of love between them as they were reciting their script.. umm... vows. The fans said we were terrible for making a mockery of such a beautiful, sacred ceremony and that we were just mad because Jon and Kate proved us all wrong. They were together and in love blah, blah blah. I wish I had some swampland in FL to sell those poor suckers.

MOTM said...

WOW!!! When someone made mention of Kate saying, "This is all mine..." When they first moved into the NEW house, they really hit it on the nose, didn't they? It really is all Kate's if they've been apart for two years now. Boy, I thought I felt taken just knowing about the last six months, but two years???

Glenda said...

WOW!! WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! They've been living apart for TWO years??? OMG!!!! So this show is no better than the Hills at it's fakeness!! How dare they go on national TV as a ratings ploy for the 'vow renewal' when they weren't even together!! What a load of lies in that episode of 'We want to do this so our kids will know we will be together forever' I hope you do down Jon and Kate Gosselin!! No pity party for either one of you!! Your children will be the one to suffer from all of this and when they grow up and see how truly sick both of you are. I hope each one of the kids have happy healthy families and not let you near them!! Shame on you both!!!!

FormerViewer said...

MelissaLG said...

..."They renewed their VOWS last spring right? And they were separated at the time? Ugh. And Kate spoke to churches about family values? Holy hypocrite!"

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They renewed their vows in August 2008.

I agree about family values and holy hypocrite!

Marley Shirley said...

Jon & Kate Divorce Papers are Deceiving
Posted Jun 23rd 2009 6:00PM by TMZ Staff

There's a report floating out there that Kate Gosselin has been separated from Jon for two years. That's not true, and we have the lowdown.

We now know what Kate checked on the divorce papers, which are confidential. There are two grounds for a no fault divorce in Pennsylvania -- the first is waiting 90 days after the papers have been served. Then, if both Jon and Kate agree the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... the divorce can proceed.

And there's a second option -- that they have lived separate and apart for 2 years. But that doesn't mean they have been separated for that long. It means she must wait 2 years from the moment she considered the marriage kaput and began living separately (if only in different bedrooms). We're told the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent and Kate checked the box just to get the clock ticking.

We found out Kate checked both boxes, and here's why. Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years. So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets.

Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon.

Such Liars!

MominWA said...

Cris, Jason and Olivia said...
i'm stunned by this comment. What activities - the fact that one of the kids hurt themselves and had to be taken to the doctor, cause that never happens right?

"Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children."


I'm really not sure what Kate is referring to here, but I think we have video tape of her child begging for water and her taking a drink at the same time. Suddenly Jon is the bad parent?

This is going to get much worse before it gets better. I see a lot of ugliness over the next few months

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Kate will (obviously) say and do anything to paint Jon in the worst possible light to make herself look like the better parent. Kate is self serving. She is not going to try to make this easy for anybody but herself, including her children.

I'm sure Jon did nothing to warrant her saying this. Wasn't she gone for 4 days? How does she know what he did while she was gone?!?!

FormerViewer said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090623/ap_en_tv/us_jon___kate_divorce_papers

I bet this part of that story is true:

"The star of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" also says they have been unable to agree on dividing their assets."

FormerViewer said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/world-exclusive-video-kate-gosselins-brother-outraged-over-jon-kates-televised

I believe Kate's brother, Kevin Kreider, was right when he said:

"It was used to gain ratings without any regard for my nieces and nephews."

I am done!!! said...

This news reminded me of James Frey, who falsified his "memoir" and was called out by Oprah and consequently shunned by the literary community. My question is if they have been apart for two years and have been selling something different, could they not get into some type of trouble for fraud? I have been a long-time apologist for these two but I am ready to admit that I have been wrong! No class, no shame... If this 'reality show' business were truly the only way to provide for their children, it certainly could have been handled differently in a way that protected the kids' childhoods, privacy, and emotional well-being.

Carol said...

Oh heavens, the plot thickens!

Thanks to the ppl who posted the TMZ article.

Well. This just get uglier and uglier.

My bet is that they have been having marriage trouble for longer than the last few months. So all the cheating and denials fiasco, to me, was just all a publicity stunt.

Now she's hedging her bets as everyone has said here - Jon? I think it's your move.

You know.....I think THIS whole divorce / separated for 2 yrs thing is also a sham. I think they're both liars and frauds and will do anything to stay in the spotlight.

It'll be interesting to see what Jon comes out with next.

But what I would LOVE to happen is that they would BOTH go away already. Enough is enough!

firsttimepost said...

I think she is saying Two years because when it comes time for spliting of the money she will try and get all of the money from her books!!!!!

FormerViewer said...

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-and-kate-plus-8-production-halted-2009226

"Only six episodes of the 40-episode season have aired. Through tears on Monday's show, Kate declared 'the show must go on!'"

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If true, then there's no doubt Kate's up to more filming. :(

Heather said...

Today, I overheard a lady updating her friend on the JK8 situation. She said she thought Kate looked genuinely "broken and sad", and "really hurting".

It was all I could do not to interrupt - if Kate looks "broken and sad", it's because her jig is up, and everyone knows she's a fraud. Renewing wedding vows in Hawaii? When they live apart? What a fraud.

If she is "really hurting", it's because the show is on hiatus, and she doesn't know how long the gravy train will last.

Maybe now the kids will get some peace and quiet - at least in terms of not having their every move filmed by TLC.

TLC in PA said...

Longtime lurker first-time poster... I'm still trying to figure out how they're able to file in Montgomery County. I live just over an hour away from them in the Philadelphia suburbs and when I got divorced I had to file in my county of residence. Do they own property in Montgomery or are they claiming Jon has residency from living with his mother? She lives in Huntingdon Valley which is in Montgomery County. It'd be interesting to see what their tax return says is their address. In any case this has obviously been planned for sometime.

http://www.divorcesource.com/info/divorcelaws/pennsylvania.shtml

jen said...

Also, if she "doesn't want to do it alone" why did she file?

I would love for Kate to explain the statement Kate released about her "no choice." What did Jon do? She wasn't seen at all at the konpound that whole weekend.


People Mag said "this is reality TV at it's finest. people are diehard fans and don't want to stop watching the gosselins." People, you freaking suck. This is not reality TV at it's finest, it's 8 little lives being destroyed.

FormerViewer said...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/06/jon-kate-plus-8-goes-on-production-hiatus.html

"TLC said next Monday would be a clip package with some new footage, but that the next all-new episode would be on Aug. 3. People close to the show say the desire to take a production break came from the network."

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Maybe there could be a tiny glimmer of hope that TLC will eventually do the right thing and cancel the show. But the record number of viewers last night has got to be tempting TLC to do more episodes. :(

Here We Go Again... said...

TMZ said that they have not been seperated for 2 years, what that means is that after 90 days if Jon claims that the marriage is not irretrievably broken, then Kate has to wait 2 years after they have seperated to be allowed the divorce.


http://www.tmz.com/

Geanie said...

She has to prove to the judge that she and Jon have been seperated for two years. She just can't say it without facts because she wants to be done with the divorce quickly.

I can not believe any attorney would let her check the two boxes.

And it says that Jon might contest the divorce to try to fix the marriage. To me that says it all about who actually does it all for the kids, and it sure isn't Momma Money Bags.

debMoore said...

pretty convenient that the show is going on hiatus as the PA dept of labor begins to investigate!

also, i think jon is going to find the bar scene a lot less sympathetic now that he's officially left the woman who gave birth to his eight kids.

i agree with Barbara walters-- more than 5 kids, no divorce!!

but seriously, that was one heck of a push-up bra she sported-- she's already on the prowl!

kellysue said...

Oh please. Kate lied on the legal documents to speed up the divorce. If Jon agrees with the 2 year lie the divorce will proceed right away - which is the best case scenario for everybody, especially the kids. I don't care for the woman, but in this case I agree with what she did - it's a very common thing.

ManicNarcissism said...

I went to the Yahoo link... where does it say apart two years???

What am I missing?

Steph said...

One thing is for sure they're great actors if they've been pulling this off for 2 years!

What was the point of the wedding in Hawaii last year? I mean besides the obvious free trip. Was TLC hoping to make things better between Jon and Kate by doing that? Well that totally FAILED!

Ms.Peach said...

I'm sure more will play out. Procedural or not, she's always been a liar and a scammer. On top of everything, she went boo-hooing to the churches and got people's hard earned money which probably went to jacking up her ta ta's. I didn't watch last night but saw the clips today and she is the absolute worst with those dirty feet and crocodile tears. Talk about a trashy person. And then today, she's gassing up her big a** $64K SUV with a big floppy hat and those huge sunglasses like some big shot movie star. I tell you, Jon is not perfect, but he sure got himself into one hell of a marriage. She's in a hurry to dump Jon---wonder why?

ManicNarcissism said...

Okay I found the info here for anyone having the same problem:

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-and-kate-lived-apart-for-two-years-divorce-papers-show-2009236

LeAnn said...

Khate filed for divorce after the events of the weekend. Could it have been the picture of Nana Janet? Maybe Khate does not deem Nana Janet worthy anymore.
Also could Khate have moved into the (Elizabethtown?) house. No one has seen her looking for an apartment and it was also taken off the market. Just a thought.

Steph said...

It seems that part of the info has been removed from the link. I guess TLC got word and told them to take it off. Look on other sites like People magazine. It still may be there.

Joyhawk said...

Un-effing-believable.

But at least the pressure is mounting by the legitimate news channels and now through this GREAT open letter referred to above, that maybe by the time August rolls around, the jig will be up.

Lordy, I hope so.

so irritated said...

Kate is looking to negotiate a "fair and equitable" settlement with Jon?
That's easy enough.


IT'S NOT YOUR MONEY JON AND KATE- IT'S THE KIDS!!! PUT IT IN THE BANK FOR THEM AND LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!


My bill is in the mail.

shawna said...

Does anyone know how the books are doing?

What about her being a spokesperson for Procter and Gamble, Ashley Furniture and her new children's clothing line?

Are there any new speaking "gigs" lined up?

What about her book tour?

I have been wondering about this for awhile.

Any info is helpful.

BelleU said...

This is why I am happy Harvey Levin (perosn who runs TMZ.com) is an actual lawyer...

Legal paperwork is complicated to the untrained eye...

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/jon-and-kate-divorce-papers-are-deceiving/

Dee said...

This season and last I noticed a few times when she referred to the bedroom she said 'my room' not 'our room'. Thought it was a little weird, but maybe not, since everything is hers-all hers. Now I'm wondering if she was unintentionally telling us something

Steph said...

TMZ is saying the 2 year report is deceiving. Well color me confused then.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/jon-and-kate-divorce-papers-are-deceiving/

marie said...

So sad. I think back on things that were said like the kids like they are not allowed to be in their room...John tell them....and that they would be together forever (more or less what she said) I remember hearing that when I watched their wedding...how could she say that to her child(ren) knowing full well they were separated...that is mental abuse in my book. Bet she won't get anymore invites to churches. Wonder if the cookbook will ever come out now. The sales will be low. Can someone explain to me why a publisher would pay for all travel and such for a $10.00 book?

Just Me said...

One thing after another.

It just keeps on going.

The only ones who have been consistent and truthful are Kevin and Jodi.

Joyhawk said...

And just where will little miss "I've-thrown-everyone-who-ever-loved-my-kids-under-any-bus-I-could-find-at-the-moment" going to GO during her times away from the Konpound when Jon's there....hmmmm?

It's not like Beth is going to invite her to stay at her home - HA! as if

Tracy said...

Long time lurker, first-time poster. Two years apart or not, it seems like there's been trouble in the marriage for awhile. And even though they should be ashamed of themselves for continuing with the show, TLC's legal department is probably doing research to see if they can recoup some of those "freebies" they were given over the couple of years-including Hawaii...

Elle Rose said...

jen said...

Also, if she "doesn't want to do it alone" why did she file?
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So she could ease the sheeple into accepting Steve.

ihatethisshow said...

kate can screech all she wants to....as long as they are married, it is COMMUNITY PROPERTY

Cindermommy said...

From BlindGossip.com a few days ago:

BlindGossip - When most couples divorce, they want it over with as quickly as possible so that they can move on with their lives, or for the sake of the children, or because lengthy divorces cost more money. Not this couple! They are currently negotiating to stretch out the divorce as long as possible. Even though they can’t stand each other - and have lived separately for a while now - as long as the family is somewhat intact, they both make a lot more money than they could with a regular job. Right now they are negotiating for two plus years of continued steady income. Yes, that’s right. He is just as motivated by the money as she.


2 years.... sound familiar? So if Jon contests the divorce, would it drag out for 2 years?

AuntieMame said...

We are, as a society, litigious...I'm all aboard for the ones who say "SUE" TLC and anybody else we can think of...for just out-and-out lying about a so-called reality series...Does anyone know a good place to let TLC know what we think of this FARCE???

Emily said...

I keep seeing comments about a picture with Nana Janet. I cant find anything about it. Link anyone?

Pamela Jaye said...

"Over the course of this weekend, Jon's activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time"

Yeah, except to point out that obviously it's all Jon's fault.
Glad you didn't leave that part out, Kate.

By the time I got to the linked article, it had retracted the 2 years thing. But I'm with NoSaintMyself. Of course Jon finally just got sick and tired of her abuse.

The Gosselin children will next be seen on Celebrity Rehab.
(no, really, I hope their relatives and teachers and guidance counselors will step in now, before damage is added on top of the damage that has already taken place to their young minds and emotions.)

I can't really say that it's all the show's fault. Mommy dearest is an OCD wackadoodle with a really mean streak. I still think that perhaps having a great deal of that on tape can help the children in their recovery (well, if they could get away from Mom long enough to start recovering)

TooSadToWatch said...

Access Hollywood alluded to Jon's courting the paparazzi over the weekend as the reason for her filing.

jeremy said...

When was the Gumgate episode, around 2 years ago? Is this about when Jen quit TLC? Were Jodi and Kevin aware of the separation back then?

Gumgate took place in February 08 (aired in April 08) I believe Jen quit sometime in the middle of season 4 b/c I believe she was featured in the "giving back" episode.

I honestly don't believe this whole separation thing...I think it would have came to light sooner if it had been true.

bendmyear said...

Yep, I seen that on Blind Gossip and one of Kate's reps sent a note trying to shut them up about it. But they chose to out them.
I wonder if Kate is also the one that was putting out rumors on her own partner to cover her own affair?

*Kate cannot have Jon talking to the media and acting like a nice guy. I think Jon needs to do just that. Be a nice guy and all to the paps, it will drive Kate insane if he gets any attention and she doesn't.

MayDay said...

I just heard this while watching Access Hollywood.
Access Hollywood is reporting that one of the weekend activities that pissed Kate off was that Jon was signing autographs for free instead of charging $20.00 like she does and being friendly with the paparazzi of whom she hates. I nearly choked on my water when I heard that - It is MONEY, MONEY, MONEY with her.

AeroSpice said...

ok call me stupid...but I can't find GWOP on facebook..can someone help PLEASE? thanks in advance :)

MayDay said...

Here is the link to the A.P. about the two year separation

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jjHS8S3jIndU2oI6WHB_KqB-pvwAD990KIV03

sugarjay said...

TooSadToWatch said...
Access Hollywood alluded to Jon's courting the paparazzi over the weekend as the reason for her filing.
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That was my first thought. I think it *really* pissed Kate off that Jon said he was there with the kids and had no idea where she was. She can't have that out there on the record or he'd be more likely to get the house and custody.

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

I think it is a legal procedure to make things happen faster. I speak from experiance as my sister and her husband split on New Years Day and on January 10th they both signed legal papers for their divorce stating they had been living apart since June 2007. In Jersey it's 18 months minimum for a divorce. They had settled everything between them and they had their final papers March 28th.

Maybe Jon and Kate just want to end things fast and as clean as they can so they upped the dates and will say they "maintained sleeping quarters apart from one another and haven't been having relations." Two years ago is about the time Jon started "working from home" wasn't it? He was also still going on speaking tours I believe.

At any rate, I hope a lot of the churches that had them speak and put themselves out there as a loving Christan couple/family, sue them for fruad!

This just keeps getting better and better. Everytime I visit this site, it's something new. I expect the next time I pass by Kate will have gone to another fertility clinc and is now pregnant by whoever she is panting after this week!

Pamela Jaye said...

Interesting comment from Showbiz tonight - parents have let their kids watch J&K+8 will now reconsider letting their kids watch.
never thought of kids other than the Gosselin kids watching this thing.

Susan said...

Jon knows the paparazzi is his ONLY chance at redemption at this point. Kate knows he is the more 'social' of the two. She scared to death right about now he's gonna talk.

PR in PA said...

Just when I thought I couldn't get any more disgusted by these two..esp. HER it happened! Unbelievable!

All those churches that booked her should be asking for their money back due to FRAUD!!!!!

Ryan's Mom said...

I practice divorce law in NJ. I don't know what the law is in PA, but in NJ "separation" really means the couple has not had marital relations. It has nothing to do with living in separate homes. Many couples cannot afford to have two residences while the divorce is pending, so hubby will move to the guest room or whereever, and as long as they can swear under oath that they have not "lived as husband and wife" for 18 months, they will get a no-fault divorce. Most likely the Gosselins divorce complaint is referring to the "legal" meaning of separation (no sex) rather than the common meaning of them being apart in separate residences.

I am disgusted beyond words by these two people. They do not deserve to be parents. I hope neither one of them gets custody. The children would be better off with someone who actually loves them.

What a Sham said...

Cindermommy said...

From BlindGossip.com a few days ago:

BlindGossip - When most couples divorce, they want it over with as quickly as possible so that they can move on with their lives, or for the sake of the children, or because lengthy divorces cost more money. Not this couple! They are currently negotiating to stretch out the divorce as long as possible. Even though they can’t stand each other - and have lived separately for a while now - as long as the family is somewhat intact, they both make a lot more money than they could with a regular job. Right now they are negotiating for two plus years of continued steady income. Yes, that’s right. He is just as motivated by the money as she.


2 years.... sound familiar? So if Jon contests the divorce, would it drag out for 2 years?


*********************************

Whoa. No wonder Blind Gossip got a letter from her PR people after posting this. She was PISSED that their plan leaked.

Wow

ihatethisshow said...

i don't think jon did anything this weekend....kate is a liar, will always be a liar. enough said. she is just looking for sympathy.

IrishGal said...

Regardless of how "separated" they have been for the past two years, now that it's come out I think it's the bottom line.

"TLC-viewing America, you've just been scammed for the past two years, what are you going to do now?"
Let's hope they turn the channel.

Sharla said...

Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=76953060886&ref=mf

rockypriscilla said...

TMZ says that the 2 year seperation may not be true and here is the reason that they give...
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There's a report floating out there that Kate Gosselin has been separated from Jon for two years. That's not true, and we have the lowdown.

We now know what Kate checked on the divorce papers, which are confidential. There are two grounds for a no fault divorce in Pennsylvania -- the first is waiting 90 days after the papers have been served. Then, if both Jon and Kate agree the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... the divorce can proceed.

And there's a second option -- that they have lived separate and apart for 2 years. But that doesn't mean they have been separated for that long. It means she must wait 2 years from the moment she considered the marriage kaput and began living separately (if only in different bedrooms). We're told the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent and Kate checked the box just to get the clock ticking.

We found out Kate checked both boxes, and here's why. Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years. So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets.

Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon.
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I don't buy it. They are scam artists. BTW, does anyone happen to know on what episode Kate put her sick son on the hard floor (Aaden?)

Canadian Mom said...

http://ca.eonline.com/uberblog/b130602_jon_kate_we_dont_have_anything_now.html

She's baaaaaaaaack!!!!!

My apologies if already posted.

AeroSpice said...

Sharla said...
Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=76953060886&ref=mf


THANKS Sharla...now go rest!!!!! LOL

Lisa in Colorado said...

Do you remember when they made such a big deal out of the kids not going in their bedroom at all in the new house? I guess they were sleeping apart then and that's probably why they didn't want the kids to walk in and find mom but not dad. I remember thinking it strange the big deal they made about it.

MelissaLG said...

Entertainment Tonight implied that Kate was upset b/c the little boy fell while Jon was out signing autographs at the gate. But he had people helping him with the children over the weekend right? He was photographed with a Not-a-nanny wasn't he?

And ET also said that Kate is upset because Jon is blowing money on sports cars. So she needed to file her divorce petition to protect her children and her financial estate.

Ummmm..how much money have you spent lately Kate? How much did that lovely new boob job cost Kate? Did TLC pay for that? Your new SUV was around $65K right? As if Jon is only person spending money. And it is not like he bought a Ferrari! lol

grins said...

Given the latest revelation that they have lived apart for so long, I feel they have duped the public and staged their lives in order to suck in the ratings and continue the perks. It is so hypocritical that Kate was making the rounds to churches charging for her speeches. The best that all can do is shut them down and quit feeding the monster. They should have earned enough to pay for some family counseling.

mrat said...

The show isn't ending any time soon. Here's the TLC president telling NYT the ratings are too good for TLC.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/tlc-president-talks-about-jon-kate/?ref=television

Truth said...

I do believe that the seperated for 2 years was strictly a legal move to speed up the divorce process, if not then it would mean that the Gosselins (and their family & friends) as well as TLC has been intentionally misleading the public and this "reality show" was nothing more than a scripted sitcome.

bella and aimee said...

Checked out the link to the site detailing their divorce filings...

Just when I thought I couldn't squeeze another laugh out of Jon and Kate...

They live on SHILLington Rd in SINKING Spring?

Get it? Get it? Shill? Sink?

Arr matey, these two shills be sinking fast!

Lily said...

Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that the kids will stay in the house and the parents will take turns visiting them? I can't help but feel like the kids are living in a fish bowl or a petting zoo :(. While I realize that moving 8 kids back and forth between houses would be a lot of work, I can't shake the feeling that they will still be living on the set with their parents just passing through. The whole thing is very sad.

Canadian Mom said...

thewrap.com/blog-entry/pull-plug-jon-kate_3863

Thanx for the link Calgary7!!

It was well-written.

TooSadToWatch said...

The more I think about it, the more I believe that there were no specific actions by Jon "over the weekend". That's just the red herring she's tossing in there so we all nitpick the guy apart, and come to the conclusion that he MUST be the bad one. As Julie said on her blog, it's all to throw us off the Leah incident. It's worked, no? ::shakes head in disgust::

Truth said...

Another thing that is greatly bothering me is that for weeks and even just minutes ago on Access Hollywood, the Gosselins as well as various family members and so-called friends have given interviews saying to give them privacy but yet everyone has diarrahea of the mouth --- I wish everyone would think of the children and put a plug on it and keep details private.

MelissaLG said...

Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that the kids will stay in the house and the parents will take turns visiting them? I can't help but feel like the kids are living in a fish bowl or a petting zoo :(. While I realize that moving 8 kids back and forth between houses would be a lot of work, I can't shake the feeling that they will still be living on the set with their parents just passing through. The whole thing is very sad.

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Good point Lily. It would be so much better if the children had at least ONE home that was a safe haven, completely private, no cameras.

The arrangement Jon & Kate have will be like visiting the kids on the set. Very creepy and frankly, awful. KON acts like this arrangement is for the benefit of the children, but arguably it benefits TLC the most. Very sad.

Truth said...

I bet that TLC will end up pulling the plug on the show (with Khate throwing a huge hissy fit,) but I can guarantee that their next move with be a his and her tell-all book (anything to keep the money-train rolling.)

ihatethisshow said...

lily said.

I can't shake the feeling that they will still be living on the set with their parents just passing through. The whole thing is very sad.

..isn't that what they are already doing?

i hope that a hiatus will give the media time to document the lies these two have told over the years..by august, hopefully they will be shunned...as they should be. how embarrassing this all must be for the twins-can you imagine their classmates and teachers watching this fiasco on tv? i don't know how jon and kate can look themselves in the mirror.

Calgary7 said...

sorry the link for the article re: TLC president is located here:

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/tlc-president-talks-about-jon-kate/?ref=television

They are accepting comments

wramblinwreck said...

I've read elsewhere that during the review of some of their favorite moments from the show, the Hawaii episode was included, and Jon commented on how much he enjoyed it. WTF?? Both of them admitted to having problems in the marriage "for a long time," so obviously the vow renewal in Hawaii was a scam. But Jon stupidly talks about his fond memories of that trip. Where they promised the kids they'd be together forever. Pay attention, folks, these two grifters are still working the grift, and will do so as long as TLC allows them to do it.

The only reason TLC is putting the show on hiatus (which is only about a month) is to give themselves time to edit the film they already have in the can (NC beach trip, Smithsonian trip, etc.) to be as sympathetic to Kate as possible so they can take the show in a new direction with Kate as the "heroic" single mom.

Based on everything I've read about last night's show, Kate was working the martyr image big time, making Jon the scapegoat. I think Jon will play whatever role he's given, as long as it keeps the gravy train going.

Johanna said...

In the last few years, Kate has alienated her family (including her parents), her friends, her in-laws, and now her husband. I suppose she still has her eight kids, but by the looks of things, she is quickly working on losing them too. Kate, you need serious help.

Truth said...

I am also scratching my head as to why Khate and Jon are having a hard time in splitting up the assets ..... ummmmmmm you would think that 80% would be placed in trust for the kids with then Jon and Khate each getting 10%, but I guess that their greed is getting the best of them.

Aeris said...

Thanks for the update, Sharla. I'm honestly not surprised at all. Many of us suspected that it was Jon that was sleeping on the futon in the E-Town house basement. Alexis may have been sleeping down there with him - good to know she wasn't alone. This show is so over now, though I'm sure Kate's supporters will still defend her.

Jenny said...

First time poster...

I can't believe that I was channel surfing when TLC came up. Guess what was on?? Come on, just one guess.....Yep J&K+8, Does TLC have no shame, no decency??? UGH!!!

Some hiatus, lol....poor kids..

WhoDidWhatFirst said...

TLC in PA said...
Longtime lurker first-time poster... I'm still trying to figure out how they're able to file in Montgomery County. I live just over an hour away from them in the Philadelphia suburbs and when I got divorced I had to file in my county of residence. Do they own property in Montgomery or are they claiming Jon has residency from living with his mother? She lives in Huntingdon Valley which is in Montgomery County. It'd be interesting to see what their tax return says is their address. In any case this has obviously been planned for sometime.
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You are way off on that one. Jon's mother lives in Huntington, PA - nowhere near Huntingdon Valley in Montgomery County. She lives about three hours from where Jon lives.

Another way that rumors get started.

Lily said...

ihatethisshow said...

..isn't that what they are already doing?

Well if they've been apart for two years now, then yeah, that is what they are doing. Although I had the impression that at least Kate was living at the house with the kids. Blerg. Like I said, it's very sad for those little ones.

concerned wife and mommy said...

Steph said...

They've been apart for two years now says Kate.

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Where did it say that? Is that the right link? The one I went to says:
Attorneys for both Jon and Kate Gosselin said Tuesday that the couple lived together on their Berks County compound until recently.

"They have been living 'separate and apart' just within the last week or two," said Jon's attorney, Charles Meyer, using a term from the divorce petition.

(not saying I don't believe you, just wondering if you pasted the link you meant to paste...)

babeeberry said...

Remember the episode where Kate can't find her violin? She's yelling and screaming that she saw it up on a shelf in the unfinished basement. She makes a comment or two about looking for it in "her" room, and it should have been put back in "her" room. I had a feeling they were sleeping apart, and thought maybe he slept in the basement with Alexis on the futon. It also makes sense when she threatens the kids about coming into their new bedroom.

Oh there are herds of sheeple all across the country crying themselves to sleep tonight. What other skeletons can possibly come out...and what other evidence do they need to prove Jon and Kate are modern day snake oil salesmen?

concerned wife and mommy said...

:) nevermind, I saw it in the next link.

So, they were separated when they went to Hawaii and promised their kids they would be together forever? You have got to be friggin' kidding me! (and unfortunately, you are not)

Truth said...

Normally divorcing families are instructed by their legal teams to have some counselling (especially if children are involved) but yet I see per the filing by Khate that this was not noted on the filing. You would think that being the "loving mother she is" she would have the court appoint counselling.

Gretchen said...

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/jon-and-kate-divorce-papers-are-deceiving/

There is a school of thought that the two year thing is just a paperwork technicality. And I do tend to believe them on this one. I don't see how they could have kept it up for two years......

Enough with the Multiples said...

Lily, I agree that it was weird to keep the kids in the house and switch out parents. In their warped minds I'm sure they thought it was to prove that the house was the kids (despite Kate's 'it's all mine' exclamation). But at the same time it just proves how immature both Jon and Kate are. How long would something like that really work? And what happens when either or both remarries? Are their new spouses gonna want to play house swap every week? If they are truely concerned about the kids adjusting, they'd get them into counciling fast!

ashleybecker22 said...

Did Kate really think that she could treat her husband the way she did and he would hang around forever? Seriously with what we have seen her say and do to Jon on tv in the past 5 years (God only knows how she acts off camera) What man would stay with that. And iwth the Watergate and Spankgate it is only a matter of time before her children hate her, she'll drive them away 1 by 1.

Truth said...

Another thing ..... why the issues with splitting the assetts as that is why you can appoint a mediator. I am thinking that this divorce is going to be dragged on and on or atleast until the public loses interest LOL

NotEasilyBroken said...

Could Kate be referring to Jon having to rush Aaden to the hospital over the weekend? (When she says she has to do what is best for her kid's safety.)

Momof2 said...

sorry the link for the article re: TLC president is located here:

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/tlc-president-talks-about-jon-kate/?ref=television

They are accepting comments
.............

...moderating them.....and only printing the not quite so harsh ones it seems. Let's see if mine gets published.

JFaye said...

And the Crooked Houses are being pimped on the AOL home page. All is right in America.

JenJoy said...

I was so surprised by last nights episode, we are getting divorced, but the show must go on. Who didn't see that coming. I also love Jon "Kate and I are followed bye paparazzi 247, there is a war in Iraq and these people care about what I've had for lunch."

Give me a break, you've invited cameras in your home to follow you around 247 now your concerned about the paparazzi? Where the hell are these peoples priorities?

Wendy said...

What saddens me is that whether they like it or not Jon and Kate are role models for their kids, their example of marriage could really damage their children. It's not that they are teaching their children sometimes marriage doesn't work out. I get that not all marriages survive.

They went so far as to have a fake wedding with their children. I hope that their children do not learn this irresponsible example of marriage. I hope that they will learn that marriages are important. It's not something that is fake and can be taken for granted.

It's sad that Jon and Kate forgot the vows that they made to each other. KATE LOVES MONEY above all else. All the money in the world is not going to solve her internal issues. She should have taken the time to work on herself. Instead she is too busy pointing the finger at everyone but herself.

In the end she will be all alone. Her children are only legally obligated to obey her till the age of 18. I hope that they grow up to be wonderful adults and run as far away from her as possible. I hope as adults the 8 children surround themselves with people not trying to make money off of their 8 little faces.

Counterfile said...

Sugar Booger said...

So, according to TMZ, she checked both boxes on the divorce filing in case Jon isn't in agreement... So she is hedging her bets, and I get that... but what judge is going to believe that they have been apart for two years when the vow renewal was televised less than a year ago?? Kate, we aren't all idiots... HELLOOOOOOO!

6/23/2009 3:49 PM
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I would like a lawyer to chime in on this. In Michigan (where I was divorced several years ago), my ex FILED but on the very first visit to my lawyer (the Response prep), I was ADVISED TO COUNTERFILE in the response. Which I did. Reason: Typically with children, in Mich, divorce takes 6 mos, give or take a month. Let's say he filed and , in Month #4, HE "changes his mind." He doesnt' want to proceed, for whatever reason. He pulls the Petition. Meanwhile, if **I** still wanted the divorce (WHICH I DID), I would be back at square one, and have to FILE ON HIM, and start the 6 mos all over again.
So why is Khate worried about Jon doing this? Checking the boxes to "hedge bets" etc...is this a PA thing? All Jon needs to do is Counterfile on her Arse in his 21 day response. Bingo: even if SHE changed HER mind, the clock keeps ticking. This would also work if HE had filed; she just counterfiles in her Response.
That way, Steve doesn't get kept waiting.
LOL

Scammed&Mad said...

Susan said...
Jon knows the paparazzi is his ONLY chance at redemption at this point. Kate knows he is the more 'social' of the two. She scared to death right about now he's gonna talk.
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I totally agree & bet that TLC is scared also!!
Perhaps Jon is not the wimp we thought he once was.

AnneMarie said...

saw the photo for the first time today. PUT ON SOME SHOES !@!!! FCOL !! Germaphobe OCD my BUTT !!!! YUCK.

Jennifer said...

I read this morning that they can file in Montgomery County if both parties agree to it. Her lawyer claims that since both her lawyer and his lawyer are in Montgomery County it just made more sense to do it there -- with the added benefit that in Montgomery County the documents can be sealed.

Momof2 said...

Gretchen said...

I don't see how they could have kept it up for two years......
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3 words:
money...more money

PlaidChick said...

I'm disgusted with the behavior all around. Especially Jon saying "I'm only 32 years old!" That he's excited about this next chapter.

I think they're both guilty of raking it in. Sure, I think Kate instigated it, and yes Jon is passive, he sure did sit back and take it all in. I'm not so sure one is worse than the other when it comes to the perks and money.

Jon will probably end up writing a tell all book, then Kate can comment: he really can't put two words together to make a sentence.

As far as the events over the weekend that prompted Kate to file? My guess is it was him talking to the paps; (he hates them remember?!) signing autograhs and talking about Deanna and how he doesn't see her as often.

Michelle said...

The address that is listed on the website of the divorce papers is none other than Mailboxes Etc. PMB is their specific mail box. That is not their home address.

Whitepages.com's reverse look up works wonders.

There home address is not hard to find if you are internet savvy. I am not giving it up but I was able to find it.

Trust said...

Don't bother posting comments at TLC as they are only posting ones that are positive or portray Khate in a positive light. BELCH.

Pfffft! said...

If they do have to wait two years after separation, how is Kate going to give proof that they've been separated for two years...what about their "vow renewal?" Are they going to tell the judges that was all fake?? I'd like to see that.

konhasyoufooled said...

meem said...

They renew their vows- while being 'apart'??? Telling the children they will be together forever!! They have been apart for 2 years now !! The depth of their deceit is unbelievable! What frauds! Those beautiful children will read this know that money and ratings are the most important things in their parents lives. Shame on you both, Jon and Kate!
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Well now we all know who was sleeping in the basement at the old house

TLC in PA said...

Anonymous WhoDidWhatFirst said...

You are way off on that one. Jon's mother lives in Huntington, PA - nowhere near Huntingdon Valley in Montgomery County. She lives about three hours from where Jon lives.

Another way that rumors get started.
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Hhhmmm, I stand corrected then. But it just makes it that much odder that they are able to file for divorce in Montgomery County.

CanadianMom said...

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/tlc-president-talks-about-jon-kate/?ref=television

Sadly, the show seems to, indeed, go on.

TooSadToWatch said...

JFaye said...

And the Crooked Houses are being pimped on the AOL home page. All is right in America.



It appears as though the Crooked Houses website has removed the comment section.

MayDay said...

Sorry for asking but I am confused.
What is the connection to this topic of divorce news and a picture with Nana Janet, Alexis and one of the dogs. Did I miss something? Did Nana Janet speak out?

JFaye said...

Anyone here doubt that Jon and Kate have not had conjugal relations in the past 2 years? That fact alone may be enough under PA law to get her a quickie divorce which it sounds like is what she is angling for.

This divorce is going to be ugly. Kate is a control freak and Jon, whatever you might think of him, probably feels like he deserves to be paid well for putting up with her for the duration of the marriage. Maybe she should have listened to the message the God she claims to believe in sent to her-- you should not have children. Maybe they both should have.

I encourage any of you living in PA, put pressure on your elected officials to take action to protect the Gosselin children. Right now public opinion is on your side. A trust for them with a minimum of 80 percent of all TLC earnings and other earnings due to their existence, set aside for them and administered by someone other than Jon or Kate would be a good start.

Anonymous said...

"due to the events of the weekend" kate had to initiate proceedings....there was interview with jon leaving grocery store and he did say he bought dove bars cuz kids love them! oh no! wasn't crackers and yogurt! and come on..did anyone else notice that tups again and still wearing bibs? they are 5 for gosh sakes

capslock said...

I am shocked, but NOT SURPRISED.

Three words: EDITING EDITING EDITING

I am not one to share my personal life, but I used to work for local television news. I left the business due to ethics about a decade ago. I have YET TO REGRET MY DECISION. I can only imagine it has gotten worse.

There is so much editing involved in ANY type of story. You can make your "subject" look great or horrible, depending on the slant/angle that is dictated to you to report that day. I can give you specific examples, but this is about Jon and Kate.

I can honestly tell you my friends never looked at news the same way after sharing "insider knowledge."

Basically, you just splice the footage of what you want to keep (more like MADE to keep) and the rest remains in the editing room booth (and eventually catalogued in a large media library).

Separated for two years or not (in regards to the relationship), the show is a total and complete SHAM.

I honestly enjoyed the show and became intrigued after seeing the very first "documentary" about Jon and Kate.

Now, like most other TV, it has become an unrealistic view of reality and is all for RATINGS.

I have tried to give TLC and Jon & Kate the benefit of the doubt even when all the tabloid fodder of Jon's "alleged" infidelity came out months ago -- you truly cannot believe what you read, see, or hear.

Now, I don't know what to believe, and I REALLY DON'T CARE. It is sad, and I am sure the ratings will once again plummet.

I will no longer be watching, and I pray for the sanity of these children.

Catherine said...

Now the AP has corrected their story along with some new comments from Jon:




updated 1 hour, 34 minutes ago

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - CORRECTION: The Associated Press sent an earlier version of this story that said Kate and Jon Gosselin had been living “separate and apart” for at least two years. The AP later sent a correction saying this was not true and that the couple had been living apart only for a week or two.

Kate Gosselin says in divorce papers that her marriage to Jon is “irretrievably broken.”

The star of TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” filed for a no-fault divorce Monday in Montgomery County Court in Pennsylvania. She said in papers that she’s willing to “negotiate a fair and reasonable” settlement with her husband of 10 years.

The divorce filing was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Lawyers for the couple said it contains boilerplate language common to all no-fault divorce petitions filed in Pennsylvania.

The series follows Jon and Kate Gosselin as they raise their eight young children, including 8-year-old twins and sextuplets who just turned 5.

Monday night’s show, in which the couple announced their separation and divorce, drew a record audience of 10.6 million viewers.

Attorneys for both Jon and Kate Gosselin said Tuesday that the couple lived together on their Berks County compound until recently.

“They have been living ’separate and apart’ just within the last week or two,” said Jon’s attorney, Charles Meyer, using a term from the divorce petition.

The court document does not explain what led to the split. But in a statement released to the media, Kate asserted that “Jon’s activities” over the weekend had left her “no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children.” She did not elaborate. Both Jon and Kate deny tabloid accusations that they cheated on each other.

“To be honest, I was hurt by Kate’s statement about the divorce,” Jon countered Tuesday in his own release. “I have always done everything I can to protect our family. This weekend, I was home with the kids for four days, just being a dad. No nannies, just the kids and me.”

He added that while “emotions are running high for both of us right now,” he hopes to “resolve things amicably.”


The couple plan to spend equal time with their children at the $1.1 million house they moved into last year, with Kate staying elsewhere when he has custody, and Jon making other living arrangements when it’s her turn, according to the statement.

Kate’s lawyer, Cheryl Young, said Tuesday that the couple has already started negotiating the terms of the divorce.

no Oscars for Kate said...

oh, c'mon, there's no way they were living totally apart for that long. While I'm convinced money was the ultimate motive for the "vow renewal," you all know neither Jon nor Kate are such amazing actors that they could have fooled everybody for two long years. I absolutely believe the report that states she checked the box in order to get things moving faster. Once Kate makes up her mind that she wants something, she finds a way to get it, pronto.

LeighRoda said...

2 things...
1) how can Kate say that the divorce fillings were because of "events over the weekend" when TLC has been promoting their "big announcement" for a week now? her filling the day the show aired is a pretty big coincidence.
2) Am I the only one bothered when Kate said "I will not spend a holiday without my children" I know right now she is saying that she will remain civil so that they can all spend holidays together, but how much does anyone want to bet that past july 4th she will decide that they can't do that and that Jon cannot spend holidays with the family.

Truth said...

Of course "for now" it will seem that the show will go on, but let me tell you that skeletons are going to be coming out of the closets and you will be surprised by those "in the know" who will be more than happy to squeal on the Gossellins ..... sooner or later the damage control will be too much for TLC and I would not be surprised if the show gets pulled permanently.

Collenfan said...

About living apart for 2 years-HLN reported tonight about that by saying that there are apparently 2 boxes that can be checked off on the divorce petition, and Kate checked them both off...one saying that in effect they will not be reconciling and the other that they have been apart for 2 years. Of course they haven't been separated for 2 years, but by checking both boxes the judge will see they are not trying to reconcile.

Sharla said...

Why is Nana Janet's picture in the post box? Someone asked about the picture and asked for a link. I've long since forgotten where it was but I'd saved it to my computer. I can't put a picture in a comment, so I put it in the post. :)

Naj said...

Truth said...
I do believe that the seperated for 2 years was strictly a legal move to speed up the divorce process, if not then it would mean that the Gosselins (and their family & friends) as well as TLC has been intentionally misleading the public and this "reality show" was nothing more than a scripted sitcome.

+ + + +

If it's true--- We've been lied too.

If it's not true--- They are lying about a lie.

Either way, it's contemptable and shows blatant disrepsect for the fans of the show and pretty much is a giant 'F U!' to the viewing public.

lagne said...

Regarding Eileen O'Neill's interview.. I just posted a comment but halfway don't expect it to be published.

Eileen O’Neill should be totally ashamed of herself for her participation in the Gosselin family’s breakdown. TLC and Figure 8 should have PULLED THE PLUG LONG AGO, but how could Ms. O’Neill have sacrificed her precious ratings?

This article helps to clarify even MORE why TLC wouldn’t cancel the show; since Ms. O’Neill’s job was to turn the network around, and since she was the one who discovered the Gosselins to begin with, how could she possibly be trusted to let them go when it was best for them? She’s just as obsessively invested in this travesty as the Gosselin adults themselves. Disgusting.

You’ll answer for this someday, Ms. O’Neill, and God help you then.

Truth said...

I actually believe Jon and that the AP reported the filing inaccurately, however, with that being said I am sure that more inaccuracies will be appearing in the next weeks to come all orchestrated by Khate and her people. Right now emotions are running high on the ends of fans which have caused many to become disenchanted with the Gosselins, however, people love drama so I can see how "inaccuracies" will come out solely on the purpose of continuing the interest of the public atleast until the next show on August 3rd, unless of course if damage control becomes too much for TLC and the show is pulled permanently as I believe will happen.

Carrie said...

The following is an excerpt from a tmz.com article (via US Weekly magazine website) that explains the confusion over the 2 years of separation---THEY HAVEN'T ACTUALLY BEEN SEPARATED FOR TWO YEARS!!! Relax people.

"And there's a second option -- that they have lived separate and apart for 2 years. But that doesn't mean they have been separated for that long. It means she must wait 2 years from the moment she considered the marriage kaput and began living separately (if only in different bedrooms). We're told the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent and Kate checked the box just to get the clock ticking."

The Running Phanatic said...

I just want to mention something that I noticed about the episode. I noticed that in the interviews Jon was talking about things that both of them did wrong, and was speaking about the divorce as the product of two people making mistakes. Kate still would not say anything except that she had "done her best" in every aspect of her life. I think I am done with even following this show in the limited capacity I have been. May she stay in her delusion of perfection forever and be miserable and alone. She's making her own bed as far as I am concerned.

Ruth said...

FYI, I believe the BM sheeple site has some sort of virus. I was over there earlier and all of a sudden it started opening window after window, I think 10 in all before I could get it to stop, of that blog. Not sure what is going on, going to go do a thorough virus sweep. None of the other windows/pages I had open at that time did it, just the sheeple site...

Laurie said...

But, by checking the box saying they've been apart for two years and they haven't, isn't that lying on an official document? So the lies keep on coming. K8 probably wants the two year deal checked so that she can cut Jon out of some of her speaking engagement earnings - even though he was home with the kids. Also, they haven't decided how to split the assets - shouldn't most of what they've earned go to the kids - or are the kids the assets they want to split to keep the money train rolling?

readerlady said...

Guess this explains why Mady had a meltdown over over being forced to participate in the "vow renewal" last summer. She's smarter than J&K combined.

Truth said...

I wonder if anyone is doing something to protect the childrens' interest regarding finances as I would hope that legal counsel has bee issued to protect their assets. I would hate to think that their parents have control over the money and end up blowing it as has been the case sadly of many child actors.

Vile, Money-Grubbing Duo said...

Steph said...
They've been apart for two years now says Kate.
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How can they live with themselves, reciting vows in front of their children like that, duping the fans, speaking lies in front of church audiences...I mean, where do you even start on something like this? It's worse than I ever imagined. How can they expect to ever hold their heads up in public? And they actually think they'll still have a reality show on TV? Who would want to watch them? Nobody, I hope! Can you imagine how the children will be taunted in school...how awful, for the twins especially. I can't believe I ever spent a minute of my time watching the Gosselin parents' "reality show" or reading her stupid book.

It's hard to sort out which lie is the worst from this couple but the overall theme of "the show is our life and what you see is what we are" or however they would coin it is one of the biggest deceptions. They covered up who they were and turned a reality show into fiction. Jon and Kate, you could have at least spent a little of all that money you earned off the backs of your kids and other decent people by taking some legitimate ACTING LESSONS.

I appreciate so much the opportunity over many moods and many nights to read and sometimes leave comments on this blog, but whether or not I can still come here anymore is something I can't conceive right now. The moderators have been wonderful and informative. The bloggers, and just normal people in general, smelled a rat with Jon and Kate a long time ago and, for as much as the Gosselin parents fill me with loathing at the moment, my faith is reaffirmed in caring people like GWoP posters who commented with genuine bewilderment over what they were seeing and sensing regarding eight lovely children whose fate has always seemed fragile...and, now, tragically in jeopardy.

TLC would be in such error to continue to film and televise Jon&KatePlusEight. I hope they, as well as the tabloids, drop these people off the map. And I hope that some day, the Gosselin kids can know that a whole lot of people cared about what was happening to them when their own disgusting parents did not.

Cheaters, leading people on, manipulating the emotions of good-hearted folks...Jon and Kate, you are going to have a lot to answer to some day, both before your children and your God.

And, of course, we know not to expect any kind of remorse from you over your actions. It's one thing to live your own lies, but quite another to have trapped the innocents...your children and your former fans...in your creepy, sticky web of a life. You need to look up the meaning of truth, integrity, conscience, humility, benevolence and selflessness. You don't need to look up the meaning of the word SHAME because, for that, all you have to do is hold up a mirror and you'll be looking right at it.

momof2gs said...

This was just posted on TMZ
http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/jon-and-kate-divorce-papers-are-deceiving/#comments

Margaret said...

Jon is acting like a child. I hope he enjoys his pierced ears, snowboard, Manhatten appartment and 23 yo girlfriends while his babies are missing him at home.

Mother of Two(couldn't afford more...) said...

Good luck to Kate's divorce attorney and the judge in this divorce proceeding !!! Kate is such a complusive liar. How are they going to get anything close to the truth out of her? She probably won't even listen to her attorney's advice, as she is such a master manipulator and control freak. I hope the whole divorce thing back fires on her. That would finally be justice.

Christine said...

I filed for divorce in a fault state and I had to be leaving seperate from my husband for 1 year. We had to prove that we were apart during that time. Maybe Kate is saying 2 years so she does not have to have the waiting period if PA has one. I just don't see how they could prove that they have been apart that long with the vow renewal and the show footage?

Jon should have filed in Utah if he owns that ski condo. Pay a filing fee , 30 days divorce, and very low child support.

A Mom-ynous said...

The link is too long.

But holy freakin' moses--I'll wave the white flag with you if this is the case.

beachluvin said...

The children need to get Gloria Allred or however you spell her name to represent them in the divorce!

Perjury Chick said...

Kate better be careful with her stories and lies in a court of law. Perjury isn't something she wants to mess with unless she wants to be cellmates with OJ.

Mom23inNC said...

TLC in PA said...

Longtime lurker first-time poster... I'm still trying to figure out how they're able to file in Montgomery County. I live just over an hour away from them in the Philadelphia suburbs and when I got divorced I had to file in my county of residence. Do they own property in Montgomery or are they claiming Jon has residency from living with his mother? She lives in Huntingdon Valley which is in Montgomery County. It'd be interesting to see what their tax return says is their address. In any case this has obviously been planned for sometime.
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Jon's mom lives in Huntingdon which is Huntingdon County (along the Juniata River)...

chesterctymom said...

Truth said...

I wonder if anyone is doing something to protect the childrens' interest regarding finances as I would hope that legal counsel has bee issued to protect their assets. I would hate to think that their parents have control over the money and end up blowing it as has been the case sadly of many child actors.

I agree!!! I hope that the children are appointed a guardian to watch over their earnings.

A Mom-ynous said...

I think TLC should be sued for FRAUD in a class action law suit by every viewer who has ever watched the show in the past two years.

********

The only issue with this is that no viewer can claim valid damages. TLC isn't even a subscription channel such as HBO nor is this show compulsory viewing.

I'm party in a class action suit at the moment.

A fabricated reality show/documentary doesn't harm anyone but those participating in it.

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

I just left a message for TLC on the Talking with the President web site. See if it gets approved. I was getting madder and madder the more I wrote. I had to mention this two year separation......I couldn't help myself.

A Mom-ynous said...

I wouldn't believe the stories about the show bieng on hiatus.


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Shows go on hiatus for very few reasons:

1. Ratings issue.
2. Major issue rendering major star unable to be on show. (Think accident with injured star or death of injured star--remember when John Ritter passed. I do think that taping halted for a bit before resuming without him.)



TLC has just discovered that they have a frog in boiling water of a program.

I've defended the Gosselins from point of Devil's Advocate. I am a firm believer that short of actual breaking of the law--that folks can parent pretty much as they see fit.

But the frog just died in the pot.

The Running Phanatic said...

But I do feel the need to say that I live in PA, and what Kate is doing by saying that they have lived apart for 2 years is a common thing in PA. There really isn't any state of "legal separation" in PA as far as I know, so they allow two alienated people who live in the same house to file as living "separate lives" because they cannot "legally separate" their joint funds and assets unless there is a divorce. My parents divorced the same way. They still lived in the same house until the courts decided how the house would go, and then the other parent moved out. Unfortunately, even though I don't want to give Kate (whom I strongly dislike) ANY credit or any help, that is the way it is done in PA. Weird, I know.

Melissa said...

So, do you think was Cara asking for water in this picture? I was following the stuff over at TMZ and round this gem.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/stadium.weblogsinc.com/tmz/images/2009/05/INFphoto_978495_full.jpg

K said...

Checking the 2 year box starts the clock ticking. It's not stating its been 2 years, its starting the 2 year clock if Jon doesn't agree the marriage is irretrievably broken. So either in 90 days he agrees and they get a divorce or if he doesn't agree then the 2 year clock starts.

Suburbanessa said...

I have to say that last night was the first full episode of J&K I've watched since the first "special" they did years back. Even then, I kind of knew that something was hinky, just from the thing about Jon making her coffee JUST SO and leaving it by her bedside while she was still sleeping. I thought, WTF is with that??? Since then, I've been content to follow episode recaps and clips on youtube. But last night, when the statement, "We're separating," was not followed by "And we've cancelled the remainder of our contract. Goodbye," I was so angry. That alone proves Kate's motivations. Those poor kids will have their familial misery trotted out for the world to see, while surrounded with gourmet cakes, fancy toys, a million dollar estate, and everything money can buy. Thinking about it, I believe this is a great vignette of how our consumer economy attempts to replace love and family. And how it fails miserably. Good going, Kate.

**Barf**

AZ Mom said...

"We found out Kate checked both boxes, and here's why. Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years. So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets.

Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon."

Jon could counter that up until just recently he has never been separate from Khate. It will turn into a "he said/she said".....this is going to get ugly, especially if she tries to keep everything for herself.

Anonymous said...

TMZ has an explanation as to what "being apart for 2 years" means. I attached the link below.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/23/jon-and-kate-divorce-papers-are-deceiving/

beware said...

Ruth said...

FYI, I believe the BM sheeple site has some sort of virus. I was over there earlier and all of a sudden it started opening window after window, I think 10 in all before I could get it to stop, of that blog. Not sure what is going on, going to go do a thorough virus sweep. None of the other windows/pages I had open at that time did it, just the sheeple site...



&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&


I had the same thing. Beware.

Mother of Two(couldn't afford more...) said...

When there is a divorce, does the court ever ask the children who they'd rather live with, Mom or Dad? If so, I'd bet all 8 children would say "I'd rather live with Daddy. Please, not Mommy, please, please don't make me live with Mommy!"

IrishGal said...

I think the "separate and apart" bit can mean as little Jon sleeping on the couch for the past two years. So in a nutshell, the renewal was a sham I'd say.

Everyone's spot-on about counceling, but does anyone else get the feeling Kate would try to make an epi out of it?

Carolyn said...

I'm speechless and trust me that rarey ever happens.

BeckyQ in PA said...

OK, the TMZ report makes more sense. Kate wants out NOW and is hedging her bets by saying they've been apart for 2 years so she won't have to wait so long for the divorce to be final.

It really seems like there's truth to the "getting out by mid-July" story. I wonder if some big financial opportunity is coming up for her that she doesn't want to share, or whether she just wants to cut Jon out of their shared assets ASAP. I saw somewhere, too, that they can't agree on a financial settlement. It's not like they had a prenup! PA is a community property state; she needs to loosen her grip on the kids' money! I'm just glad her true colors are showing so clearly that her staunchest supporters are bound to backpedal. And maybe TLC will cut her off, too. (I can dream!)

Comcast notes that AP has changed the wording of its story. http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20090623/US.Jon._.Kate.Divorce.Papers/ It doesn't say anything about the 2-year thing; it only says Jon claims they've been living separate and apart for A WEEK OR TWO.

What also kills me is that I thought they both agreed to let Kate file in Montgomery County since the divorce records there are sealed. So who leaked the divorce petition? She probably begged Jon to let her file there so she could keep all the allegations about her under wraps, and then turned around and betrayed him yet again. She makes me so sick!

3angelsmom said...

"The arrangement Jon & Kate have will be like visiting the kids on the set. Very creepy and frankly, awful. KON acts like this arrangement is for the benefit of the children, but arguably it benefits TLC the most. Very sad."
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This is one of the things that bothered me most about that awful, vulgar, excuse for a show last night. No doubt both Jon & Kate will have other residences in addition to the current one the kids will stay in. They will both have more privacy and the chance to build a life separate from the show (a significant other, private unfilmed living space, etc.) Meanwhile, the kids will continue to grow up in their *studio*, er I mean home.

I agree, it's creepy & awful.

Catherine said...

I think it is pretty ridiculous if checking the 2 year separation box is some kind of procedural thing regardless of how long you have really been separated, I guess the justice system in Pennsylvania just says "go ahead and lie, it doesn't really matter what the truth is regarding the true amount of time you were separated".

Way to show that the truth matters.

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