Houses and Big Changes - June 22

Changes are happening at the Gosselin home. Not only are the kids getting new play houses, but bigger changes are happening in their lives. After much discussion, Jon & Kate are ready to make an announcement about the future.

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ManicNarcissism said...

They are only announcing separation not divorce.

Jason NYC said...

Hark...a cake! said...

Real Question:

How in God's name can they air any future episodes, now?


That's easy now Kate can do show and talk about how hard it is to raise 8 kids alone

myheadisgoingtoexplode said...

"I've always called this their house!!" Except for the day you looked out the window and shouted "MINE!! ALL MINE!!"

txteacher said...

I'm glad at least that they are calling it "the kids' house" and saying that they will alternate living in the house with the kids.

That is one thing that they are doing right.

However, I fear that the reason for this is that they want to film still in the house.

And OMG, she still is saying that they've always done the show for the kids.

And here comes the sappy flashback moments.

Alyson said...

I can't decide if I'm happy or upset about their seperation, which will no doubt lead to a divorce. As a child of divorced parents (when I was the sextuplets' age), I can only hope that there is a support system for these kids. I have a feeling this will take the biggest toll on Mady and Cara, but you never know. I wish there was a way to lend an ear to the kids and be support since I (sort of) know what they are going through. Then again, having a lot less fighting will be GOOD for those kids

Emma said...

Momof2 said...

PatK said...

Well that's it for me.

"I allowed myself a half a day to fall apart and sob louder than I ever have."

Gee, Kate. A whole half a day. I don't even have any more words for this.
.............

What a BITCH!!
Gee, if my husband left me I think it would take me a bit more than half a day to fall apart.........
..I wonder if that "half a day" was spent in front of the cameras.

BITCH



I don't want this to be construed as me defending Kate, but after hearing her say this, I had the image of my mom sobbing on our kitchen floor after my parents had gotten divorced. I never saw her fall apart like that again, because she held it together for her kids. I think this is all a shame, regardless of how much of a "bitch" she is.

Pauper Princess said...

Jon:
"I will always love her as the mother of my kids."


Kate stays at the house, when she deems fit, she will leave and let Jon be there with the kids.

That would explain the one-bedroom apt. He'll be visiting them at their house.

Gag. I am simultaneously disgusted and heartbroken.

leeconolly said...

Well, separation has been declared officially. I think a lot of people will see looking back that this has been a long time coming.

"Kids will remain living in their house. I've always called it 'their' house." - Kate

Kinda contradicts the "Mine, all mine!" comment, don't it?

"We do the show to collect memories for the kids." - Kate (paraphrased)

Yeah, because this is EXACTLY the kind of family moment you want to have saved for the kids on film.

whoopdeedoo said...

Ding ding ding!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 admit separation, having the kids live in "their house" and these shoddy excuse for parents alternating living their during their bouts of custody. What bastards, exploiting this for ratings.

Cue sappy montage from earlier shows.

NICU Nurse said...

kate: "I've always called it 'their house'." Ummmmm, rewind a season to "It's all MINE as far as the eye can see." Yeah, Kate, yeah! Keep lying, keep trying to act like the "good" parent. You are both sick!

against exploitation said...

They are not mentioning divorce but seperation. Kids will stay home. Jon and Kate will be the ones "commuting". Sad it is all on TV. So sad for those kids.....

leeconolly said...

And how DARE they bring up Hawaii? Seriously. Obviously they didn't mention the vow renewal, just how the kid's got to meet Jon's family.

against exploitation said...

She just said "the show must go on"!!!!!! I can't beleive it!

leeconolly said...

And OMG she just dabbed her chin with her kleenex? Uh, Kate, I think you missed...

buh-bye said...

How does the show go on...new name Jon and Kate Seperate....that's the new name of the new show!!!

Hark..a cake! said...

They are only announcing separation not divorce.

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I think that is kind of a trial-divorce, but with legal protections without having to divorce.


I wonder if the titles will change weekly:

Jon without Kate plus 8

No Jon, but Kate plus 8

I'm not usually snarky--but no matter how crappy things may be on the show--divorce is always a sad thing..so that is my little joke.

TooSadToWatch said...

And the show will go on.

I. cannot. believe. it. I'm not sure which is sadder--them splitting up, or the continuation of this EXPLOITATION! They are both tragic, tragic events.

Please make it end. PLEASE.

Emiku said...

The show will continue. As Kate says "the show must go on". They'll continue to interview separatly & probably not be together on the outings they film. How much Jon appears will depend on the schedule.

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

"The show must go on............."

They interview apart and the show will show Kate with the kids and Jon with the kids.

Jon keeps saying he is only 32 years old and doesn't know what life holds. GROW UP!

Emma's MOM said...

"the show must go on" anyone catch that. PATHETIC KATE..ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

MichellesMama said...

Did she just say how hard it will be to be away from the house? I thought she loved to travel all over the place. I can't believe what I'm watching.

L said...

If anyone noticed since the new season it's only kate pulling the parachute at the end with the kids. Jon isn't even shown

They're real and they're fabulous! said...

Those are defintely implants. They are too perky in that black cami with no bra to be real.

Meg said...

I am baffled - he is now getting a new chapter - she is seeing the good and positive??? And if she says the word "alone" again I will scream.
What in the heck is good or positive about airing your divorce, exploiting your kids, abusing your husband???

liar said...

They are only announcing a separation. she said she's not fond of the idea. LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR

Wolfdreamer said...

Wow. Was anyone surprised that they were going to get a divorce? Hands?

Looks around. "No one?" Oh well.

I love how she says that the show must go on. "sigh"

capslock said...

THE SHOW IS CONTINUING -- I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!

Kate and Jon will now film their time with the kids separately.

Kate is upset because she does not want to be alone.

This is a tragedy -- how can they NOT stop this show!

The irony: "WE'RE HERE FOR THE KIDS."

How Wrong!!! said...

So, it was all planned to file today, disgusting!! I am officially OVER TLC, not just J and K.

miranda said...

the law & order black screen + the random screen about the brunch may be the most WTF moment in the history of "reality" tv.

and i'm saying this as a media scholar.

CC said...

Love how the end said proceedings to dissolve the marriage filed today. "Separation" is actually dissolving huh?

Hark...a cake! said...

Holy Smokes!

The screen flash caught me totally off guard. It does say to "begin divorce proceedings".

So even though they say it is a separation--it is simply a first step.

Man--that just sucks.

TandLMommy28 said...

I think that Kate should be locked in a room and forced to watch her episodes over and over and over and over until she finally SEES the truth, SEES the contradictions, SEES the lies.

I know people who are such good liars that they believe their own lies. I think Kate may be one of them....

leeconolly said...

They just showed a 'coming up next' thing showing them taking all of the kids out to breakfast. I hope to God that's not where they break the news.

Also, they had a message declaring that on June 22, 2009, legal action had started to dissolve the ten year marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin (paraphrased)

whoopdeedoo said...

They just showed this caption on a black screen:
"On Monday June 22, 2009 Legal proceedings were initiated in PA to dissolve the ten-year marriage of jon and kate gosselin"

djembé said...

I'd hate to see what people would say about me if I had camera in my house all the time. Just pray for the family.

You mean, if you INVITED cameras into your house? Year after year after year? No matter how negatively it affected your children? Your marriage? Your reputation? Well yeah, I'm sure people would say lots of things you'd "hate to see", and you'd deserve every comment. This mess is Kon's own doing, every last bit of it, and they STILL WON'T END IT.

Tara said...

Oh shit, NO they are not about to show them announcing it to the kids!! I remember when my parents did it to my brother and I. One of the worst days of my life. I would not want it on TV for all to see.

Emiku said...

after talking, they just posted a thing on the screen that says on June 22, 2009 Jon & Kate filed to dissolve their 10 year marriage. Jon & Kate themselves didn't say anything about divorce. Now it looks like they're about to air the old footage from the Mother's Day outing.

lindahoyt said...

Jon is mad at Kate for setting him up as the bad guy, to further her "career". She todl him that she was "DONE!" like she has everyone else that has been in her life...and had him sign a contract that SHE had drawn up; saying he could date, their marriage is "DONE!". THEN, she goes on tv and in PEOPLE, and says that he has strayed....she made him the fall guy. The BAD guy, while she is having an affair with ANOTHER married man.

She is not only destroying her own marriage and her own children's lives; but someone elses.

She is a pig.

zgsmom said...

If this show was meant to garner sympathy for Kate--not working. It is irritating me!! I want her to be on a show that someone, anyone will call her out on her crap!! And the big thing I want someone to point out to her is that if Jon treated her like she treats him there would be all kinds of womens groups screaming spousal abuse.

txteacher said...

No guys, did you see? They flashed a 5 second screen that said the papers were filed today. They knew this was coming.

There goes my respect for Jon for beating Kate and TLC to the punch.

Jen K said...

I'm so glad I didn't watch because I'm f'ing pissed. She actually said, "the show must go on"?!!!?!

THIS IS THE TIME FOR SOMEONE TO STEP IN AND SAVE THESE KIDS!

This bitch will do anything for a buck...the family is all but destroyed, so now let's parade the kids in front of the world to show how sick and twisted we can make what is left of their childhoods! Brilliant! Where's the Emmy for this one?

Just what every kid wants: a television show that makes entertainment out of the biggest tragedy of their young lives. If this isn't emotional abuse of children, I don't know what is.

Anonymous said...

I hope they can find a good home for the two German Shepherds. Then we'll only have to worry about the children.

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Emma's MOM said...

I can't belive these people. TLC enough is enough. Think about what you are doing to these kids, to this family. Is it really worth it? HOW Can these people sleep in "peace"?????

WashyourfeetPLEASE said...

I was ill when I saw the pic of her feet in the interview chair.

Is it my imagination or do the bottom or her feet match her black outfit?

Yuck.

Sorry to see they filed for divorce. It is terribly sad that it happened in less than a year. Who throws out 10 years of marriage after renewing their vows less then a year ago?

tmoney said...

Kate made a statement saying, I'm not sure if I can do it alone.... BECAUSE SHE'S NEVER DONE IT ALONE, EVERYONE ELSE HAS RAISED HER KIDS FOR HER AND CLEANED HER HOUSE, AND FOLDED HER LAUNDRY.

Makes me sick....

I also think, she has no one. No girlfriends to sit and cry with, no sister to confide in, no one.

Isn't anyone else wondering where Beth is??????

Alyson said...

against exploitation said:
They are only announcing separation not divorce.

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hark a cake said:
I think that is kind of a trial-divorce, but with legal protections without having to divorce.

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A legal separation is the precursor to a divorce, and judging by the end, they were separated for a while. Usually separations are 6 - 12 months, and I'm speaking from experience.
I just hope Kevin and Jodi can come back into the kids' lives to be there for them.

Anonymous said...

I absolutley feel terrible for this family. They can't see what is happening before their eyes!

Kristen said...

Well it's official, their marriage is officially "dissolved". Kind of sad in a way, I wouldn't have wished divorce or anything like this to happen to them, but if I said I was surprised they were divorcing I'd be lying.

I hope TLC never replays the vow renewal episode....

From California said...

Well, they haven't said the "D" word once--but before the last commercial break we see the card saying they filed to "dissolve" the marriage, which isn't a "separation"...since these interviews were shot I believe at least a week ago of not more--could TLC still have once last surprise--to stop new eps?

CC said...

New tatas for sure. Love how she purposely opened the pink shirt to "frame" the new tatas. Classy KHATE, real classy. Oh that's right, you
are still trolling cause you don't want to be alone........

disgusted said...

Yep, the show is going on. It is confirmed.

NICU Nurse said...

Wow, that's a short separation. It lasted, what, a week? Yeah, you worked hard to get back together for sure?! What the crap! All this pretense and then the screen shot saying that they filed for divorce today! Ugh! TLC, you are just as culpable as anyone!

jami said...

The reason she says she is smiling so much on the outside and aobbing on the inside...is because she's trying to hide the fact she has botox. duh

MelissaLG said...

I am confused.

They talked about a separation.

And then the screen fades to black, with a notice

"On Monday June 22, 2009, legal proceedings were initiated in Pennsylvania to dissolve the ten-year marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin."

This is NOT a separation. Dissolution is divorce.

youdon'tfoolmekate said...

Kate's sitting on one side of the sofa, not in the middle like she has been. Kate's being sugary sweet to her boys. Kate's trying to justify her crassness and rudeness. YOU BET SHE READS HERE! It's like she's going down the list of all the criticisms and trying to answer each one.

And newsflash Kate, your attempts to thow Jon under the bus and place ALL blame on him only makes you look worse. You're really trying to come off sympathetic but no one buys your lies anymore.

teffi said...

"I was too passive. I just let her rule the roost and do what she wanted to do and went along with everything. and now I've finally stood up on my own two feet and I am proud of myself"

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I also had to hit rewind to see if he really just took him balls back and he did...he did just take his balls back!

I'm absolutely loathing Kate and the victim routine. She not only threw Jon under the bus, she pulled forward and then backed up to see what she hit.



Oh and I would have put Cara & Mady's houses out where Jon wanted to give them a place completely away from the little kids. It could have been Mady's "safe" place if Kate had just given her the space to herself.

MomofFour said...

So one of them jumped ship and filed for divorce...wonder which one. I'm guessing Jon since Kate is in TLC's pocket.

abbie said...

Jon & Kate 'Separ-8"

Alyson said...

Tara said...
Oh shit, NO they are not about to show them announcing it to the kids!! I remember when my parents did it to my brother and I. One of the worst days of my life. I would not want it on TV for all to see.

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mom2threecuties said...

So, they're both more than willing to give up on their marriage, but neither one of them is willing to give up the show. It's all for the kids, after all. This is really disturbing.

And yes, Kate is very orange and has two watermelons sticking out of her top.

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Holly said...

There is no doubt in my mind that this entire thing is a ratings ploy. Sure, paperwork was filed, but it can be unfiled..happens all the time. There are a TON of people watching right now (latest Twitter Trend shows 18,986 posts about Jon & Kate in the last HOUR); everyone is depressed, heartbroken..yada yada yada.

This will go on for a few months; then all of a sudden, *cue romantic music* "Jon & Kate Have Another Announcement!!" and they'll get back together; with another bazillion people tuning in, just like they are now. This is why I think they only mentioned a separation tonight and not an outright divorce; leaves the door right open.

No doubt in my mind AT ALL. Hence "the show must go on!!!"

Pauper Princess said...

OMG - they are taking the kids to brunch on "Mother's Day"?

Kate is opining on never missing a holiday?

WTF?

Another Shade of Grey said...

I am amazed as to how blind they are to the fact their children are going to be filmed for the whole world to see while they go through one of the most personal and difficult periods a child could go thru. That, alone, is abuse. They no longer live in the real world.

NICU Nurse said...

Kate says: "I stated boldy I will NEVER not see my kids on a holiday!" Except if press requires me to be gone like on Mother's Day and their Birthday. Yeah Kate, keep eating your words!

Liar Liar Pants on Fire said...

The sad part is she is alone....she alienated her family....and the show must go on!!

L said...

'I can shelve my anger and upsetNESS'..um does this woman make up words as she goes along? Does she even notice that she is tacky and has zero class?

lindahoyt said...

Sorry, but there is not one reason to believe anything these two have to say. They have lied and lied and lied.

No reason to watch the show.

Please turn it off.

At least this kills Kate's "career" as the perfect homemaker. Brings to light the true nature of Kate.

She is a pig.

This is all her lying fault. The dishonor she has bestowed on her parents and her husband will now fall on her own head.

Lord Rebuke Jon and Kate.

motorcitymama said...

it's very possible that they scrambled to add the black card saying they were divorcing after the filming--so it is possible that Jon had the last laugh, thus screwing TLC. . .but my bet is that TLC did this to drum up ratings.

Gee..we didn't see this coming said...

When did Jon get both his ears pierced? Just to piss off Kate....

Outraged! said...

SO they ARE divorcing. TLC just flashed it up on the screen. This is really sad. My heart goes out to those kids. I can't believe that they will go on with this show! Divorce is hard on kids and for the all mighty dollar they will be filming every second of it. After tonight, I will NEVER watch this show again. No reruns NOTHING!! Jon is obviously over this whole thing and Kate is really playing it up for the camera. It's disgusting! And she acts like she's so heartbroken that she has to be away from her kids for "work" Yeah right! I am just disgusted by this whole episode. And now they are faking a Mother's Day episode. Wasn't she tanning on Mother's Day!?! Hhmm..Kate Mother's Day is a very important holiday that you missed...since you say you will NEVER miss a holiday. Ugh! This woman...I can't even go on.

sigh said...

The filing of divorce was a "surprise" for TLC. hence the announcement of the divorce at the end.

Jen K said...

According to a poster with access to public records, it was Jon who filed for divorce today.

Still think he's a tool, especially if he lets this show go on, but I'm glad he beat her to the punch! Wonder if she even knew he was taking it this far today?

Kate, life as a single mom...coming soon said...

There it is folks, she just set it up for a new show about her being a single mom struggling to raise 8 children on her own. Jon said he WOULD be involved in the show, but seperate from Kate, Kate says it is not decided if Jon will continue filming.

Hark...A Cake! said...

Oh shit, NO they are not about to show them announcing it to the kids!! I remember when my parents did it to my brother and I. One of the worst days of my life. I would not want it on TV for all to see.

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Kate mentions holiday--and I am presuming that this may have been Easter based on how the children were dressed and the notion that in a report somewhere that Kate was not there on Father's Day weekend.

(note--Hallmark holidays are not holidays--so I'm not going to say she is lying for saying she would always be there on holidays.)

Kate needs help said...

Kate is already guarantying herself camera time by demanding that the kids be with her on "holidays." You know those times when they film holidays. It's already known she was in a hotel room doing an interview for people magazine on mother's day. So she wants the filming rights of holidays. That shows how into this "fake" world she is. She needs help.

Alyson said...

The Hayes are going to return for a second season in the fall, but I hope they are watching this and RUN the other way. I would hate for ANOTHER marriage to break up because of TLC.

Anonymous said...

The new show will probably be called "Keight is Enough"

Calgary7 said...

I wonder how many takes the film crew had to do to get Kate's interview. And even so, she still came across in the footage as very manipulative.

Anonymous said...

I'm proud of Jon. He'll be a stronger father and better parent for those kids now that he's out from under Kate's thumb.

Kate...."agreeance"...."upsetness"....that woman needs to learn how to speak.

Interesting that Jon speaks inclusively..."our kids"..."we still make decisions together". Whereas Kate says constantly "my kids" etc.

Way to go Jon. This is the best thing for the kids and for you both. Kate already has something on the side is the impression I'm getting.

Disgusted said...

I said it before....Kate has pushed away her parents, friends and now the husband. Who's next the kids?
Notice they did not mention anything about stopping the show.

Notverklempt said...

Nice to see that the more things change, the more they stay the same: kids are STILL wearing bibs!

MomofFour said...

She has spent the whole show trying to throw Jon under the bus...and he got the last laugh filing for divorce today. I hope he takes her to the cleaners, takes the kids, and throws her out on her diva butt. So Kate? If you think water-gate and Leah-gate were bad....you have another thing coming.

CC said...

abbie said...
Jon & Kate 'Separ-8"

6/22/2009 6:55 PM

THAT'S FUNNY AS HELL!! THANKS FOR A GREAT WAY TO END THE NIGHT YA'LL

abbie said...

Wonder if Kate will require them to wear bibs next year when they are in school???

What will happen when they come home from school dirty, etc?

When will she STOP dressing them the same, and let their individual personalities come out by picking what they want to wear?

Stick a fork in em', they're done.

MichellesMama said...

This nut is going on about the holidays? What the F...? She is already saying she will never not have the kids on the holidays. You would think she would have more important things to worry about at tha moment! Sounds like the lawyers will be so very busy. This is so heartbreaking.

KateminusJonmaybe8? said...

First time poster here, but I'm sick of this show and have to finally say it.

1. Momof2...I love your avatar.

2. I live in E-town and moved here about the same time that this train wreck did. E-town is very small only about 9000 people, so you get to see people and recognize people everywhere. It actually kinda freaked out hubby going to the Giant since I always had at least 20 people that I saw that I work with. He's a city guy and not a country guy and we never ran into anyone we knew in the previous 8 years that we lived in the city. I saw her a few times at the Giant, without the cameras. She had three cases of organic chicken breast (probably around 10/06--before the show started airing) and she was acting like a diva then. She was screaming at the poor meat dept. guy ...didn't hear exactly what was said but hubby said she had the "you don't know who I am attitude". We noticed the hair and then a few months later the show came out and my hubby is like it's the hair woman! It's as horrendous in real life as it is on camera, even back then.

3. I only watched the show to see if they would do anything local...wrong again. Co-workers and I decided that it either was free or wasn't "nice" enough for her and her clown car uterus. Stopped watching after last year even before the season premiere, when it became all about the freebies and not actually reality. I will however catch it on youtube when the recaps here are hilarious and I want to see really how bad she is. Tonight I actually finally saw the Emeril one and OMG the hair. It was particularly skunky tonight. Really 100 episodes in two years? Those "specials" of when the tups where 1 and then a year later don't really count as "seasons". How is that not work for the kids? That's ridiculous!

4. We did see Jon out too by himself and he was very nice and just a regular guy. Didn't want or need special treatment.

5. I'm sick of Khate calling what she does work. It's not. You are a mooch and you whore out your kids. Congratulations. Really, if she continues the show as a "single" mother how are we to believe that she actually will get custody of the kids, how many times does she say she's away for 20 days a month. She's not "there" for her kids. How can she be? She'll have to give up the tanning, the hair, the spa, the nails, the freebie trips, the book tours, the speaking engagements since she is a fraud, the flirting with the camera really it just makes me want to gag. GO AWAY AND HELP YOUR POOR CHILDREN GET THROUGH THIS.

Sorry for it being so long. But I didn't sign a confidentiality contract and I can speak my mind.

Hark...A Cake said...

Wow, that's a short separation. It lasted, what, a week? Yeah, you worked hard to get back together for sure?! What the crap! All this pretense and then the screen shot saying that they filed for divorce today! Ugh! TLC, you are just as culpable as anyone!

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I believe TLC flashed the "legal term" as it is known.

Someone posted that Separation is the precursor.

I am not familiar with the laws in PA for separation/dissolution of marriage.

But I believe the term "divorce" is a common term--not the legal one.

Yikes!! said...

Kate is a pathetic soul, and I am so happy to finally hear Jon admit that he has been passive and he has finally stood up for himself. Kate is just one word - pathetic. I absolutely hate that vile and disgusting woman. I am praying so hard for those kids. Now the shows are going to be about how poor Kate has to raise 8 kids all by herself. Aw now she might actually have to carry her own water bottle.

O said...

Have you every heard so many lame cliche's?? How many times did they say the word 'kids...1000? They are all about themselves and the kids are not their priority..the show is, the money is..I cannot believe what I have just seen..they truly take people for complete idiot's to believe any of their lies..whoever wrote the script for that episode should be fired

Michele said...

Hmmm. We all saw this coming and we are just casual observers of their life. This is ridiculous. They were supposedly good Christians who spoke at multiple churches. I am just sick for the kids-and KON still has them in stinkin' bibs-they aren't 2 anymore! The fact that I watched it made me sick-but they just make me cringe.

Rachel said...

Hark...A Cake! said...



Kate mentions holiday--and I am presuming that this may have been Easter based on how the children were dressed and the notion that in a report somewhere that Kate was not there on Father's Day weekend.

The caption said Mother's Day, but there is no damn way that was shot then. Hubby is in restaurant management and Mother's Day is always booked solid weeks in advance. The restaurant they were at was completely empty.

Renee said...

It was hard to watch for me because of all the BS spewing from both their mouths. And blaming Jon for everything? She still won't take any responsibility and the fans continue to worship at the altar of Gosselin. So weird.

From California said...

I'm sorry--if I were the mom of these babies, I would roll over and do ANYTHING to stay with Jon, seriously.

She never. even. tried. Never.

There's a lot of anger and "hate" and it ain't coming from Jon IMHO. My heart goes out to the children--they're all going to suffer so much. More than with the arguing which I'm sure was brutal. It's a special situation because of the all the reasons stated so often here--because of the famous "identity" their parents have forced upon them along with the house and the nice clothes, when all they needed and wanted was a family. They only have each other to see every day now.

Notverklempt said...

Kate speaking: "The show must go on." Oh dear God!

capslock said...

I'm officially "done."

I cannot and will not watch this anymore.

I honestly thought that Kate and Jon would say because of everything going on that they would end the show for the sake of the kids.

But the show will go on and the kids will continue to be exploited -- wearing their finest clothes and going out to dinner?!

WILL SOMEONE IN PENNSYLVANIA PLEASE SAVE THE DOGS? Once again, Kate has them crated because she doesn't want the kids clothes to get dirty.

God help this family. It is beyond any hopes of salvage now.

Calgary7 said...


Her soft voice didn't hide how she was "blame-storming" Jon for everything. She so wants to paint herself as the victim.

You are an adult, Kate, act like it. Own up to your part in this

Dianew said...

These two are absolute PIGS!
I am disgusted.
Does she really think anyone would be interested in 'Life with Kate?'- Oh for the love of God girl, Give it up!!!

AnnieD said...

No one who has ever seperated from someone they love(d) has gotten over it with a half day of tears. This woman has no emotional depth.

Kristen said...

I was 10 or so when my parents separated, they still are to this day & I am 18 now. When Jon was saying things get better, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. In my case they did, my parents act like friends, joke around, etc. & I see my dad about once a week, but the reason my parents separated wasn't the reason Jon and Kate are. Who knows how these kids are going to take not having both parents together like they are accustomed to. They need more family members in their life, especially now, and I wish Jodi, Beth, and everyone else Kate kicked to the curb was still in the kids lives, they really need it.

Pattypanda said...

I caved in 1/2 way thru - did Jon actually say he might get a JOB offer? HAHAHAHAH - as what. A mop. Why didn't they ask Khate if she regretted the way she treated her battering ram - oh excuse me, husband. Was there one syblybal of truth out her mouth the entire show?

debster01 said...

These two are absolutely insane. Look at other families of multiples-how many of them divorce? I know a set of quints-their parents wouldn't even think of divorce. Who could afford it? And pray tell what kind of job does Jon plan to get? And have they not heard of counseling? They are NUTS and very, very selfish. The Hawaii episode is absolutely repugnant when they knew how bad things were. Very sad for those kids...

WontBeLongNow said...

So why did they play around with words ("Separation") when today they filed divorce??? No counseling, I guess.
Oh, and KHate? How do you figure you can WHINE about "being alone.?" Don't you have STEVE now? All you have to do now is act nicey-nice (will be difficult , I realize) so as not to scare him away..then you can marry him/rook him in to marrying you once your divorce is final.
Not long to wait, KHate! The next litter/er.....meal tickets...err Baby will be here before you know it!!!!

CC said...

Holly said...
There is no doubt in my mind that this entire thing is a ratings ploy. Sure, paperwork was filed, but it can be unfiled..happens all the time. There are a TON of people watching right now (latest Twitter Trend shows 18,986 posts about Jon & Kate in the last HOUR); everyone is depressed, heartbroken..yada yada yada.

This will go on for a few months; then all of a sudden, *cue romantic music* "Jon & Kate Have Another Announcement!!" and they'll get back together; with another bazillion people tuning in, just like they are now. This is why I think they only mentioned a separation tonight and not an outright divorce; leaves the door right open.

No doubt in my mind AT ALL. Hence "the show must go on!!!"

6/22/2009 6:56 PM




Yep and one of the baristas at the Starbucks KHATE frequents still swears TLC wanted to film KON AFTER - A F T E R - a counseling session. I think she must be right.

janice said...

TLC has hung them out to dry. There is a blurb on Kate's blog to leave encouragement or suggestions. Definitely not being moderated. YIKES!

"Maybe instead of Jon & Kate buying earrings and fancy hairdos they could pay for therapy and work at keeping a family together instead of how buying STUFF !

Posted by: Pam | 06/22/2009 at 09:48 PM

So sad! Why are these people so selfish!? 7 months of being unhappy are you kidding? That's nothing. The rest of us have had blocks of years with trouble and being broke and fighting and cheating but through it all my kids mean everything! If theirs meant something, they would stay together and learn to love one another again. They make me sick.

Posted by: Maegen | 06/22/2009 at 09:48 PM"

Anonymous said...

I feel bad that this is my first comment on here, but all I kept thinking when Kate was on the couch at the end in her little black dress was PUT YOUR CHEST AWAY.
Not that much she has done in the past few weeks (months?) has been very appropriate (and Jon isn't innocent either), but crikey!

MomofFour said...

You know the more I sit here and think about it...ya'll...Jon just threw the middle finger up at TLC today when he filed those papers...HeeHee. There's hope yet. Way to GO! Jon!! I'm so proud of him.

Mikki said...

Says Kate: "The show must go on."

No, it really must not.

Momof2 said...

KateminusJonmaybe8? said...

First time poster here, but I'm sick of this show and have to finally say it.

1. Momof2...I love your avatar.
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Thanks!! Love your reference to the "clown car uterus" ..THAT is funny! I hope you post here more often.


I think they should rename the show "The Adventures of the Golden Vagina"

Meg said...

Now there is a special next Monday - Jon and Kate the first 10 years - WTF??
The meet, marry, and decide to have oodles of kids in order to facilitate a job free life - what the heck will take an hour?

Karee said...

I just love how Kate said something like... I must NOW keep the PEACE for the sake of my children. Why didn't she bother to do that when they were still together? Good for Jon for getting a backbone.... THIS SHOW HAS TO STOP....

Jen K said...

I always thought it was rather extreme to take an entire channel off a cable lineup.

Guess who just deleted TLC from my cable lineup and TiVo? This girl!

We're done with this channel...all of the shows. Duggars, LPBW...sorry, you guys were rather decent. But we're done with the channel that helped create this. You are the unfortunate victims here along with eight innocent children.

I urge others to do the same and then TELL your cable company you don't want the channel. It might not mean much, but at least we will have said our peace. Writing a letter to Comcast in the morning.

zgsmom said...

Does she really think a couple of crocodile tears will make people forget what a giant "batch of cookies" she has been to EVERYONE?

Oh, "batch of cookies" is what we use for the other b-word and the kids are around.

mom2threecuties said...

I think the brunch is the outing they originally thought they'd be able to pass off as the "Mothers Day" brunch. Kate's hair had the stripes, so it was older footage. They had to find another way to fit it in once it was revealed that Kate was actually in NY with People magazine on Mothers Day.

Sarah said...

Oh BARF!
TLC already has a special put together, Jon and Kate: The First 10 Years.

Seriously!

Calgary7 said...

There is some good that can will come out of this.

The judge should be encouraged to appoint 2 lawyers to represent and protect the kids interests (one for the twins and another for the little kids).

This means that there will finally be some adults that do not depend on the children to support them and will be focused solely on their wellbeing and future financial health.

This could work out and it would be nice to see the kids have professional oversight and any counselling they need to get them through this very ugly episode.

txteacher said...

O said...
Have you every heard so many lame cliche's?? How many times did they say the word 'kids...1000?


Let's play a drinking game next week...every time one of them says the phrase "for the kids," we take a shot. That would make watching this train wreck more manageable, at least.

Hark...A Cake! said...

The caption said Mother's Day, but there is no damn way that was shot then. Hubby is in restaurant management and Mother's Day is always booked solid weeks in advance. The restaurant they were at was completely empty.

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I wonder if they either went early prior to "brunch-hour" (brunches around here start at 10ish/11ish on Mother's Day weekend)....

Or maybe TLC bought the house for that reservation slot to ensure exclusivity.

Didn't she say something about not missing holidays in the actual footage (as opposed to the couch) and it is said that she was seen later that day elsewhere.

Just a thought.

I must be blind--or inattentive, I didn't see the Mother's Day caption or the DVD Sales caption.


Next week's epi is a 10 year restrospective hour with a look at what is coming up in the future for the family--Teased during Cake boss.

vixen said...

Just wondering... What is Jon qualified to do as a job? Some kind of I/T position that he has not done in years and was fired from? No degree? Good luck!

ttml said...

Did she really say: "The show must go on"???? Perhaps along with the breaking news of their divorce - the more appropriate announcement would be that this evening would be the last time she exploited/humiliated their children - and the show was over.

Note to self-absorbed Kate - The show is over - the kids are damaged - get a job - preferably not as a childcare provider...

Calgary7 said...


Sorry I meant to type could work out for them.

And, I can see family court ordering counselling for JK to learn how to communicate and co-parent. Their whole process is going to be under scrutiny so it will be reasonable that the judge order this.

Leah said...

Did they say anything about where Kate would live when Jon was at the house with the kids?

babeeberry said...

WHAT is with the meek baby voice of Hate's? Maybe she has multiple personalities or something but that voice is creepy! She did throw Jon under the bus as often as possible didn't she?!

As much as I hate to give Jon props he is being more mature than Hate. He didn't take any cheap shots and didn't play the "woe is me" card at all.

Was anyone else disturbed when the interviewer asked something about memories of the past and both of them only recall their children's lives in terms of what episode the memory happened in? Did they stop filming at any point during the last 5 years?

And last...the clips of next week talk about seeing the family from the beginning, how they got to where they are today. Ummm TLC, what the heck do you think you've been showing usover the years?! Of course, it's all Kate and the kids too, because Kate is such an involved mommy...NOT!

ihatethisshow said...

visitation......each parent gets certain holidays on certain years...get over yourself, kate.

Shari said...

Those poor kids. You know they'll forever blame the show for the breakup of their parents marriage.

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Unfortunately, they'll blame themselves since the show was 'all because of them' according to the 'Succubus.' So much for "If this ever becomes a problem for any member of our family we'll be done with the show." Yeah, right. Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also ..... Kate's love of money is her first priority.

Hark...A Cake. said...

No one who has ever seperated from someone they love(d) has gotten over it with a half day of tears. This woman has no emotional depth.


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I don't believe she said she was emotionally over it.

IMHO--she gave herself permission to do the heavy grieve-crying to get it all out...and is likely having smaller spells of crying if any at all.

I think that is an unfair criticism since it is common for woman to do something of this nature.

If the opposite happen and she cried for days and days and days--the observation, I'm sure would not have been any kinder.

Jacelynn said...

Jen K: Seriously TLC is an innocent victim? Nope sorry, IMO the CHILDREN are the only innocent people here. TLC has aided in the exploitation of The Gosselin family just like they are with the Rollof, Duggars, and anybody else.

samcarter said...

This is so sad.

On a funny note, my husband just said that they could rename the show "Jon OR Kate Plus 8", you know, depending on who gets to stay at the McMansion that particular week.

Heh.

Beana said...

Why did the kids need Crooked Houses? Didn't Jon and Kate do a good job of providing a large crooked house for everyone?

NicholeW78 said...

People Mag reports its KATE who filed for divorce...not Jon....

BarbMae said...

O.K. I'm sorry but I broke my 6 week TLC ban and watched. I'm so ashamed. But I am also so very sad that this family came to this in such a short time. Of course TLC, the publishing company, the public relations firm and the greed of Jon and Kate contributed to the downfall of their marriage. They are not separating, they filed for divorce today in PA. So Season 5 will still be Jon and Kate filming with the kids separately and Season 6 will be Kate all by her lonesome forging on as a single Mom. I just came out of watching sad for those innocent children who will still have to "work" while their parents dirty laundry is aired on a daily basis. You think that the media frenzy will stop? Their is going to be a long, dirty road ahead when it comes to the divorce and custody issues. Kate definitely has moved on a long time ago and Jon only moved on because Kate uttered the words It's over 7 months ago. So, I will again boycott TLC and I will be strong and last more than 6 weeks. No more Jon and Kate Plus 8 cause I cannot stand the shows on this network anymore. Until they get back to the era of Trading Spaces days I will have nothing to do with the network and will definitely not watch another J&K plus 8 episode again. Jon and Kate by saying all through the hour "MY CHILDREN" should be slapped silly... they created these children together so they will and always will be "OUR CHILDREN". I hate the term I will do what is best for my children in divorces. I am divorced and my ex husband and I always stated that we want "our children" to not be harmed. Jon and Kate you didn't create this 8 innocent children by yourselves. Let all on this blog who comment say a prayer for the innocent Gosselin children that both Jon and Kate created that they will be safe, happy, content and someday will lead a normal life.

Jacelynn said...

Why is it poor Jon? Why is it go Jon your finally standing up for yourself? Jon is just as much to blame. Jon did the same things to the children that Kate did so why is he the "better" parent? Jon chose to have the show, Jon chose to continue the show, Jon chose to go to the bar, Jon makes his own decisions, he's a big boy so why isn't he expected to own up to them? Yes Kate was horrible to Jon but she admits it. She said I regret treating him that way and I am trying to change. But yet Kate is the bitch. I don't get it........ Neither one of them are saints and honestly children need both of their parents and its sad that some wish Kate would just leave her kids. Her kids need her just like they need Jon. Both of the parents need to stand up and grow up. Not just Kate, Jon as well.

jami said...

The reason she says she is smiling so much on the outside and sobbing on the inside...is because she's trying to hide the fact she has botox. duh

IAmDoingThisForMyKids said...

I drank every time Jon or Kate said "my kids" and now I am sloshed. : )

kate'sasnake said...

zgsmom said...

If this show was meant to garner sympathy for Kate--not working. It is irritating me!! I want her to be on a show that someone, anyone will call her out on her crap!! And the big thing I want someone to point out to her is that if Jon treated her like she treats him there would be all kinds of womens groups screaming spousal abuse.


Kate Gosselin is trying to come off like she didn't do anything wrong, like Steve Neild wasn't in the picture, like she has been a saint, like she is such a victim and martyr.
Let's not forget that this woman was flashing her crotch, boobs, hitting her kids, withholding a drink cruelly, demeaning her husband for years and getting anyone out of her way that dare step into her spotlight. Kate Gosselin is a narcissist that is a master manipulator...the funny thing about manipulating people, you never know when they will turn on you.

Level Head said...

Ok, so let's get this out of the way first of all. I wasn't so sure before, but after this evening I am. Kate Gosselin has DEFINITELY had work done on her breasts. Perhaps she missed the memo that Victoria Beckham actually had her implants DOWNSIZED recently.

Secondly, I have not had the time to read all these posts here yet so presume my other thoughts have been covered. I hope that Kate uses her "free" time (where she "has to stay away from the kids" - as opposed to chooses to I guess) to take some grammar lessons. In this regard this episode was the most horrendously horrendous of them all. Perhaps some elocution lessons wouldn't go amiss also. Oh, and some acting lessons would be good too. Not so sure anyone believed the sob story that you were trying to sell this evening.
You may find rehearsal effective in the future.

Best of luck back in obscurity where you belong Ms. Gosselin!

Anonymous said...

I for one could never be proud of a man who walks away from his eight kids and moves on up to a one bedroom deluxe apartment in the sky paid for my his eight kids. Sorry. Jon should have said since I don't work, I plan on being with kids every minute that Kate is away. This divorce is about Jon not wanting to be a stay at home Dad any longer. Douchebag.

just wondering said...

ManicNarcissism said...
They are only announcing separation not divorce.

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There is no legal separation in PA. Only dissolution of marriage.

boycott said...

TLC moderators are back. Just posted my comment and it was not posted. All the comments are pro-Gosselin. What a joke!

Beth said...

As much as I dislike Kate I think she is coming out of this situation smelling like a rose!! It is obvious to me that Jon just wants his freedom so he can go "do his thing!"..He never had a chance??? Too Bad!! He chose to have kids and now he owes it to them to man up and be the dad he should be!!! At least Kate appears to love her kids.....

Lauren said...

I have a few comments/questions about what i just saw. First how long do you think before we start seeing "uncle" Steve more regularly? Secondly correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Mothers Day the day that Kate was in NY giving her sob story to People. If so that would mean that whole brunch scene was filmed at a different time. Finally and I know everyone was thinking the same thing I was they need to take the bibs off the five year olds they are way too old for them.

CC said...

Think of it this way too-Jon will most likely get alimony $$$ from KHATE since she has the "career"...hahahahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

I love how she said the show must go on. No it must'nt khate!

Jon apparently found his balls during the moving process dusted them off, put them back on to see if they still fit and VOILA!

She said it was the kids house...yeah MINE ALL MINE ring a bell? You evil whore.

That she's been trying to keep her family together...uhm no, you're the one that pulled your family apart.

She HAS to be away. No, you can cancel your phony book signings and speeches.

She doesn't want the label for her kids that they are another family that failed. Oh, you mean YOU don't want the label on YOU that YOUR marriage failed. Because YOUR image will look bad.

I loved the tissue prop. Not to mention her dressing in black as if she were mourning.

Let's not forget the comment about her "half day" break down and hyperventilating. All the more reason you belong in a mental instituion.

The videos are going to bite her in the ASS as far as custody battles go. Jon has it in the bag! I love it!

katherinef said...

I just watched. I find it so sad that they used every oppourtunity to their advantage...Hawaii, Skiing, Crooked houses etc, but wouldn't take the time and effort to go through marriage counselling on TLC's tab. It was clear from the epi that Jon wanted out and wasn't the least bit sad about his family falling apart.

anne123 said...

I didn't watch....didn't need to when I have this site and all the shows tomorrow that will recap and then there will be all the covers of the mags.

I just feel sad. Sad for the kids that have had no say in being in the public eye and parents that truly won't chose to stop this insanity for those kids.

Kate has chosen money and material items over the well being of a family. Jon too could have stopped this but he has regressed to a boy with toys.

I would like to see TLC step up and do the right thing and stop this show. Then maybe Jon and Kate could get in counseling, not just for their marriage but to understand and head off the problems that are going to come from all the harm this has done to the kids.

Tonight I'll be saying a prayer for this family and especially for these kids.

Jacelynn said...

I agree PinkDiamond. Jon wants out, out of everything not just his marriage. He wants to be the hip, single dad who just "hangs with his peeps". And the sad thing is his kids are funding it.

Calgary7 said...

The other good that could come out of this is a court order preventing either party publicly talking about the divorce and/or custody negotiations to protect the privacy and well-being of the kids.

BarbMae said...

Oh and I apologize profusely for watching this and giving that damn network record ratings. I will say 10 hail marys for my sin/

Maggie said...

abbie said...
Wonder if Kate will require them to wear bibs next year when they are in school???

What will happen when they come home from school dirty, etc?

When will she STOP dressing them the same, and let their individual personalities come out by picking what they want to wear?

Stick a fork in em', they're done.
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When Gymboree stops offering freebies, of course.

Yalie said...

Yes, I agree with everybody. She was PATHETIC all the way. Her wolf-in-sheep's-clothing act was completely transparent. Even the most gullible of people could read how she didn't feel any remorse nor real pain over this.

She was obviously on a quest to look like the victim, but, well, footage from the past 4 seasons will forever be against this "new" poor-little-me Kate. I was very shocked when she claimed that she had sobbed and let herself go for half a day and then she woke up the next day, this day she said, yet she did not look as if she'd been crying like she's never cried in her life. Remember the Elliot Spitzer scandal? Remember his wife? She OBVIOUSLY had cried her eyes out the night before the day she had to stand next to him when he made the public statement that he was resigning. Now, THAT is what a woman who's in real pain and shock and is hurting with all her being looks like (and she obviously had her make up and hair done that day.) I don't recall Mrs. Spitzer dressed as if she's about to step out for a stroll on the beach, with half of her boobs out (granted, Kate's dress was black, but well, we all know that there are black dresses which are not appropriate for serious events.)

The show MUST go on? Now she'll sympathize with all the single moms? Seriously Kate?

If anything, J&K have just made complete fools of themselves. Anybody with half a brain would've thought of pulling the plug while the show was "popular" for the "right" reasons (as in, not a lot of sheeple had seen the light yet) instead of letting things go so low that both J&K are not left without any dignity, which is what happened tonight (think Jerry Seinfeld and his decision to cancel his show when it was in fact at the peak of its popularity, instead of waiting for the show to be past its prime.)

Dignity is the last thing one should lose. You can never live with yourself if you've lost your dignity.

Love it said...

This sums it up for me...Kate doesn't want to be alone and immediately thereafter Jon says he is "excited"!!

momof 2ns said...

I think you are right Kate is in love but not with a person with $$$Money and Fame$$$ When its all dried up I hope her kids are calling her auntie Kate.

I think Jon is an idiot too, but so glad he said, " I let her rule the roost for so long and now I am finally putting my foot down" It was nice to hear something bad about Kate on the show, since she turned it into a anti-jon show.

Real good for your kids Kate

Melissa said...

Did they show them telling the kids?

Rocky said...

I became ill when watching Kate Gosselin lying and trying to figure out how normal human beings would react in situations like this. There is something almost reptilian about her and she seems clueless as to why people despise her so.

The footage of the kids with their little houses is heartbreaking -- that beautiful back yard, the sun shining, their imaginations going full tilt -- and this awful announcement hovering over it all

TLC, you are a disgusting bunch of people to film and promote this shameful situation. You should pull out and both Kate and Jon get busy with intensive counseling.

Mar said...

Heather said...
I'm actually kind of sad about this.

I'm not one of those people who advocates staying together for the kids, but it seems to me that it's in the best interest of the family to explore all your options before making a decision that will impact so many lives. It looks like the Gosselins gave up without even trying to salvage their marriage.

6/22/2009 3:33 PM
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I couldn't agree more. I actually cried when they were talking about the divorce, not because I particularly like either of them, but because I feel so badly for the kids. It's appalling that a "Christian" couple, or really ANY couple, would broadcast their marital problems in the media without making any efforts to resolve the problems. They are total cop outs and are a disgusting excuse for parents. Even more appalling is continuing on with the show. They clearly have no regard for what is best for their children.

In the beginning, I thought this was a complete publicity stunt, even when I read earlier today that they had filed for divorce. I think I was in denial that a couple with 8 children could give up their marriage so easily, yet continue playing it out for an entire nation to see. I really wish in this disgustingly sad 1 hour episode they had said how the kids were handling all the changes, instead of saying "it's what's best for the children." I totally don't agree with staying together for the sake of the kids, my aunt and uncle did that until their children were in their 20's and now neither son wants to ever get married because they feel responsible for their parents problems. However, I also don't support divorce without exhausting all other options first, including counseling (unless of course abuse is involved or something other than irreconcilable differences).

Kate is a complete nut if she doesn't understand what went wrong. And I have no doubt about it that Jon is going through a major mid-life crisis about 15 years too soon. From the stupid shirts, to the earrings, to the sports car, to the smoking, he is a piss-poor example of what a father of 8 should be doing. While I certainly don't think they have ever had the healthiest marriage, I really hope some way, somehow, this show is cancelled ASAP and the two of them realize the irreversible damage a divorce will do to their 8 kids. The two of them need swift kicks in the butt and grow up. If they can't be cordial, communicative adults, then I hope neither of them get custody and the children are handed over to the family and friends who loved them dearly but were erased from their lives.

Maggie said...

Maggie, it appears we share the same name, would you mind putting an initial or number after yours so that we don't get confused.

Sorry to ask, but I am a moderator here and just don't want to be misquoted on some idiotic site. Thank you!

just wondering said...

There is some good that can will come out of this.

The judge should be encouraged to appoint 2 lawyers to represent and protect the kids interests (one for the twins and another for the little kids).

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Keeping fingers crossed..

vixen said...

Is Jon the 21st century hair(plug)y guy with the earrings, gold chains and a Hawaiian shirt hitting on the young girls at the bar? Or, for those of you who used to play computer games--the 21st century "Leisure Suit Larry?"

Hark...A Cake! said...

People Mag reports its KATE who filed for divorce...not Jon....

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Could they both file?

(like one sues--the other counter-sues?)

Jen in Omaha said...

They both lost sight of what's important....they keep saying my kids, my kids, my kids....When they began worshiping the almighty dollar, they lost sight of God. They are both individuals who need to step out from in front of the cameras and start looking back towards God.

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

My heart breaks. For the kids. For Jon. Even for Kate. This is all so sad ,so horrible, and I think contrived.I agree, that this might be a ploy. It is just all so dishearting , I just hope and pray that the kids will one day be okay. They are both so evil. I am glad Jon is standing up for himself, but its a little to late .

zgsmom said...

All I kept thinking when Kate was crying was what my husband and I ask our kids when they get in trouble--are you sorry you did it or are you sorry you got caught? I know my children understand the difference; I dont think Kate is sorry for anything she has done, she is sorry she got "caught".

Sidney said...

And just where WAS Kate when Jon had no idea where she was?

She is in her own beautiful little pad, just big enough for Kate and her ego. She has her pad. Jon has his pad.

They move back and forth to the big house where the kids live. After all, it is the kids house, you know. They did buy it for the kids.

NicholeW78 said...

Peopl Mag reports.....


"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," Kate said in a statement Monday night. "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."

Jon released a statement of his own, claiming his wife was the first to make a legal move. "This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe. My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that."

What a Sham said...

motorcitymama said...

it's very possible that they scrambled to add the black card saying they were divorcing after the filming--so it is possible that Jon had the last laugh, thus screwing TLC. . .but my bet is that TLC did this to drum up ratings.

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This is what I'm thinking too.

I noticed that most of this footage was about a month old (crooked houses, mom's day brunch) while J+K would talk about their fights or how stressful it's been.

I'm wondering if this episode was planned all along, to announce that they are now going to "separate" but give the viewers the impression that they will work on their marriage, thus continuing with filming the show. Which would have been a "win" for TLC and Kate.

Now, flash forward to present day and Jon gets all chatty with fans and paparazzi and then actually files for divorce at the end of the day.

TLC flips their sh!t probably and now has to add in the black screen w/ the divorce info on it.

So maybe Jon's filing wasn't for ratings and a big "F U" after all?

Darwin said...

I hope all of you are happy...one more family in America is getting divorced...8 more children in America are from a broken home...I hope you are all happy.

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Pardon? Why would anyone be happy about this? Never mind those who are concerned with welfare of exploited children whose personal pain and humiliation will be hashed out publicly and available for consumption for years to come. We did not do this to the family. Jon and Kate did this to themselves, the unfortunate thing being that neither had the heart or conscience to realize that they were harming their children while they sought fame and fortune. So no, I am not happy about this, and I won't be until this travesty is off the air.

manicnarcissism said...

Just went to people their top story doesn't say who filed can you post link to what you are seeing?

Jacelynn said...

zgsmom; I think that may be partly true, but I think Jon is also sorry he got caught with his young chickies in the bars......... I don't think he is sorry for what he did.

Jen K said...

Mother's Day...sure...except for the fact that it was a clear day and not a total washout that they showed.

There are pap pics of her tanning that day. Nice try TLC idiots.

whatapsycho said...

I totally guessed that it was Kate that filed. I was married to a miserable control freak like she is and they have to have absolute control. I knew that Kate couldn't stand the fact the Jon didn't know what he wanted and the ball was in his court. There was no way she was going to let that happen. I can also identify with how 'free' he must feel to get away from her. Some of you have no idea how it can be to live day after day with an unhappy person that tries to drag you down with them. I hope she will realize things and get some help but she's so far in denial that I don't see it happening. Too bad for the kids. They are so cute.

Mar said...

and another thing, I couldn't help but laugh when Kate made the sextuplets run in a race to see who was fastest and she said "That was fun, do you want to do it again?!" and they all said "NO!" haha.

also, they mentioned how amazing the trip was to hawaii, but they failed to mention what a bunch of BS it was to promise themselves to each other for another 90 years and to prove to their kids that mommy and daddy would be together forever. Since they're on this honesty kick, why not say "yes, we went to hawaii because it was free, not because we loved each other and wanted our children to witness our testament to each other and God. It was all for the show."

tallblonde said...

Oh Kate - "what a wicked web we weave....." and I'm NOT talkin' about the reverse mullet on your head....in the interview Kate said "this house is for the children"....my tan, firm ass - hit "rewind" back to Kate looking out the window - does "Mine all mine...." sound familiar??????

Michelle said...

I have to say I found this episode amazingly sad. Not just for the children, but for Jon & Kate as well. Neither seemed happy about having to separate, but realized they had to do it for the kids' sake and for their own.

I'm glad they woke up and finally realized the arguing they did in front of the kits wasn't healthy.

I hope things work out for all of them and truly with them the best of luck.

Good luck Jon & Kate. May god bless each of you and your children.

JonGoToWork said...

Jon, standing on your own two feet requires getting a JOB!

Merrilee said...

Kids DO blame themselves when parents divorce. "If only I had been a better girl," etc.

I can see Mady now, blaming this whole disfunctional family on HER behavior.

It happens all the time.

Hark...A Cake! said...

Melissa said...
Did they show them telling the kids?


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No--the interview of them telling us was spliced in and no children were involved.

Family footage was all footage shot earlier this year (Mother's Day and whenever the crooked houses were delivered.)

On a sad note--I hopped onto CNN a few moments ago and 2 red-line metro trains collided in DC and at least 6 people were killed.

So in between prayers for the Gosselin Children, pray for those families forever changed by the metro accident today.

IA bag lady said...

I watched the show with my usual rolling of the eyes whenever Kate says something, and then it happened....
They started talking about getting separated and I started to feel a little tear in the corner of my eye. I've been there myself. And they explained and talked and Kate's boobs burst out of the top of her shirt and then BAM!!! That black screen with the words that they have filed today...I immediately burst into tears. I don't care how much I dislike the lady and all that she stands for, DIVORCE SUCKS- especially when there are kids involved. I'm not all that feeling for her "I don't want to be alone" stuff, I just worry about the kids. Those poor kids having to watch all of this unfold on national TV. It's a crime! Divorce is hard enough on kids, you'd hope that someone at TLC still has a little compassion and pulls the plug on the show! I truly do think that divorce was inevidible for them because although Jon has had a change of heart about the show, Kate shows absolutely NO intentions of changing her attitude or desire for the all mighty dollar. Even thru all her "poor me" talk, she still could not stop herself from getting a little dig in there about Jon. Apparently she was never told that it takes 2 to make a relationship go sour. So sad that some people just don't get it. I do think that Jon hit the nail on the head when he said that they just can't fight around the kids. At least SOMEONE cares about those kids. I just hope that he gets his share of time with the kids. I did notice, however, that they didn't give previews of next week's show at the end like they usually do. Does that mean anything?

jasminekelly said...

They totally bought that house knowing that they planned to split up. During the divorce proceedings a set amount of money from their liquid assets will be set aside for the kids. Buying the house - the cars, etc. prior to that insured that Kate will have her mansion ("It's mine, all mine!!"} Had they waited to purchase a house after the divorce there would have been less money available.
What a bunch of suckers we were watching that second wedding in Hawaii now knowing that this separation has been in the works since way before that was filmed. UGH!

Tiffany said...

First of all, what a load of crap from Kate. I feel so sorry for those kids. I'll never splurge for a crooked house for my kids, but I checked ever since the show started and the Cooked houses website has been crashed the entire time. As long as that keeps up, this thing keeps rolling along. Who is going to pay for all the counseling for those kids?

cherryblossoms said...

So I guess the whole Hawaii trip was just a way to get more free stuff and break another promise to their kids. What was Kate saying out there in Hawaii? We will never break up...this shows that we will always love each other...this means that mommy and daddy will always stay together. Well I guess you guys blew that one.
Anyone remember that plaque? What ever happened to that? Didn't they say that they were going to look at it everyday...well I guess this is what happens when you get everything you want. Is this what you really expected to it to feel like? To have everything you want and still have mostly everything be the same?

Those poor kids. their family torn apart due to their parents love and obsession over money!

L said...

they are separating but will broadcast it on national tv because they love their kids??

Disco Inferno said...

The thing that strikes me the most in all of this and past Jon & Kate dramas is that all of the gossip has come out to be truth.
Where there has been smoke...there has been fire.

ManicNarcissism said...

If she was blind sided by Jon, if he was the only one cheating wouldn't you hear different things from her, like...I don't know what happened, I didn't know he was unhappy, I want to work it out, I love him do much, or even I loved him so much if she didn't want to forgive but just be HURT!! I don't feel this woman's pain. Not the kind of pain infedelity causes. My husband thought about leaving me, he didn't, he was young stupid and was grasping at anything to make himself feel better and at the time thought a new girl would be the ticket. He did nothing with her but talk and think about divorcing. 12 years later it makes me cry just thinking about it. It hurts!

Betrayal hurts and it lasts longer than half a day.

time to go said...

I admit, the snarky comments and venom-infused anti-Kate posts I would read on this site made me more prone to be a fan of the show and the family. But even I couldn't defend the choices being made by Kate or Jon any longer, and I sincerely hope this show has run it's course and will no longer be aired (let alone more filming be done.)

It's still very sad, though....all of it.

Niki said...

The house is for the kids? They have this big house and parents who hate each other?

Does Kate even hear herself? Does Jon even see himself?

Something happened to make her file today before the episode even aired and I wish I knew what it was.

tallblonde said...

**LMAO** I see Sarah phrased it much better than I did.....

Sarah said "She said it was the kids house...yeah MINE ALL MINE ring a bell? You evil whore."

Roseliza said...

TLC recorded Kate doing a voice-over for their big "announcement" of separation to draw ratings & Jon stuck it to them by filing for divorce this afternoon. GO JON! He ruined their "announcement" plan, revealed the truth to everyone, & must have had Kate steaming. The little black card that flashed up on the screen after the so obviously previously-filmed interviews must have been thrown in by TLC at the last second today.

vixen said...

I have to admit that I subscribe to US and People. But, I have found that the news that US "breaks" ends up being true unlike the other rags.

just wondering said...

I guess Kate didn't want to wait for Jon to file...

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,” Kate said in a statement Monday night. “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.”

kaitlinsnana said...

Damn, just damn.

I know that I should feel bad that the divorce is happening, but the truth is that I find Kate so repulsive I just cant..

That woman trips my gag reflex. When she opens her mouth, I could barf. I've never had such strong feelings for any public personality ever, a little scary.

I think that Kate has every single character flaw that I've encountered in all my decades on earth. I've been caught up in this drama, but I'll never watch again. I'd be afraid I might be contributing to her bank account if I did.

I'll count on you guys to keep me informed.

Gail

tallblonde said...

Calgary7 said...
I wonder how many takes the film crew had to do to get Kate's interview. And even so, she still came across in the footage as very manipulative.
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Actually, in Kate-speak - I thought her footage was very dirty..... ;-)

nerak said...

Well I think Jon needs to grow up, he has the nerve to sit there and say Im only 32 and now Im excited for the new chapter of my life...you just detroyed your family you idiot!!! Im on Kate's side now and I never thought I would say that.

Anonymous said...

People magazine has comments from Kate saying, in light of what Jon has done this weekend I filed for divorce...anyone know what she is talking about? Jon said he feels bad about the divorce and didnt want it to happen. I wonder what happened and the truth appears to be that Jon didnt want the divorce and Aunt Jody was right that Kate wanted the seperation and now the divorce. anyone know where she is and where is steve the bodyguard,

zgsmom said...

Jacelynn,

Dont get me wrong I think Jon is a big old twit also. But, he isnt playing the "how I suffered so" card as much as Kate has.

Jacelynn said...

Nerak: I agree, Jon is acting like a total dick. There really is no other way to describe it. He is acting like he really regrets his 8 children, which is SAD.

jp125 said...

She'll be home for ALL holidays.....



MINUS FATHER'S DAY!

vixen said...

I don't thinkn we will ever really know who did what. This show has been so scripted that they have shown us what they want us to see. Only when they were "caught" doing other things was the information leaked. I don't think any one of us knows enough to say who did what. Did he cheat? Maybe they had already split by then. Was she a witch? Maybe, or maybe he was completely irresponsible. Who knows? The money and the fame just lured them way over the edge.

Jacelynn said...

zgsmom: We are all entitled to out opinions but I think he is, I think its really lame of Jon to sit there and go Im only 32, I had twins and then sextuplets, I quite my job, Im not allowed to have female friends.......etc, etc, etc.

stop the show said...

IA bag lady said...
"I watched the show with my usual rolling of the eyes whenever Kate says something, and then it happened....
They started talking about getting separated and I started to feel a little tear in the corner of my eye. I've been there myself. And they explained and talked and Kate's boobs burst out of the top of her shirt and then BAM!!! That black screen with the words that they have filed today...I immediately burst into tears. I don't care how much I dislike the lady and all that she stands for, DIVORCE SUCKS- especially when there are kids involved. I'm not all that feeling for her "I don't want to be alone" stuff, I just worry about the kids. Those poor kids having to watch all of this unfold on national TV. It's a crime! Divorce is hard enough on kids, you'd hope that someone at TLC still has a little compassion and pulls the plug on the show!"

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thank you for saying this. Thank you very much. I truly feel awful for the enitre family. Regardless or not of who Kate is and who Jon is, we have seen a family fall apart. I have cried many times during Jon and Kate. Once was when they moved and they played clips from the house. Why did I cry? Becuase that was a real family. That was happiness. That was struggle, that came together every night with a sleeping baby. That was having so many friends and family. Then they moved. And it turned them into monsters with no one. Who wants that?

Same sinareo when they played the
5th birthday montage. I bawled once again as I saw the kdis as a happy family.

This truly is a very sad event. But I do have to disagree with Kate on one thing. She claimed that she thinks this would have happened regardless of the show or not. I highly disagree.

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