The State of Jon and Kate's Marriage

Where did it all go wrong? Jon and Kate Gosselin have filed for divorce. Was it her bitchiness? Was it his lack of enthusiasm? Was it the pressure of raising 8 kids in the spotlight? Or was it the media?

The transformation of frumpy Kate to media darling (or limelight hog) was a TV gem to millions of reality viewers. Here was a woman who could balance writing books, interviews, and finding time to reinvent herself... all the while being a caring and giving Mom to a pack of cute, but sometimes hard to distinguish between, children. She wasn't mean, she was firm. She made the reverse mullet hairdo the craze for the woman who could do it all. Except keep her husband.

The tabloids tore Jon apart. Lazy, bored and a roving eye. He was just not that into the concept of the show anymore. He was having an affair. But it was all too much for him, living in the fishbowl called media spotlight.

Now when it comes to the Gosselin Circus... don't cry for me Argentina! These people brought it onto themselves. They became media hogs who happened to have signed on the dotted line. Egos? Maybe! A quick buck? Maybe! Caught up in their own media hype? Definitely.

I was shocked when I saw all the people lining up to meet Kate at a recent home show. TLC and the Jon & Kate + 8 producers did an A+ job in selling this woman as an everyMom. While fans fawned.. I asked... where were the kids on this tour? With Jon? With show wranglers? What is she selling in these books? How to be a good mother while out on a national book tour? Was she just trying to imitate Bonnie Hunt (while Jon was playing the Steve Martin role) from the Cheaper By The Dozen remake? To me there was a certain uncertainty about a woman who could hawk books about the hardship in the day to day rearing of 8 kids all the while not being at home rearing 8 kids.

Is the show over? Not at 5 million viewers a week, it's not over by any means right now says the TLC Channel. When you find a money maker on cable TV, you milk that golden cow until its udders fall off.

I just hope that Kate's next partner will be accepted just as quick and as favorably as Kelly Ripa was when Regis divorced Kathy Lee during the run of their hit show.

As for Jon, if the show survives with him on it, it won't be from his popularity. The show's train wreck success comes from Kate's trademark whining. But dear Jon, look at it this way... Lucy didn't need Desi to appear in any of her post divorce/post I Love Lucy series either.

And yes.. let's say it in unison... At this point... It's time to look out for the kids' welfare! But really.. wasn't any concern for them thrown out the window when they were made pawns by being raised in this media circus? Quiet! It's interview time!

Reality TV gets real with the divorce of Jon and Kate... now can we watch how divorce lawyers make money milking the system? Wait! This series may just be informational (and do some good) after all.

And be sure to check out How I Sawz It!

~ MJ Ferruzza

78 comments:

SkippyMom said...

The best thing that happened last week was the HUGE faux pas of SC Govenor Sanford and his affair. [His wife is a class act and I feel bad for her and the kids - Kate could take a lesson from Mrs. Sanford about staying OUT of the spotlight and taking care of the kids.]

The news of his affair wiped J&K off the front page of all the news I watch and read - and for that I am thankful.

I wish they would just go away. Very far away.

Kelly said...

The show must not go on. We've all said that it must stop for the kids sake but at this point, I want the show to stop so that the Gosselins stop making money off the poor people they bilk for their love offerings.

I'm more incensed that this couple has gone from crying poor mouth to multi millionaires by crying poor mouth. They are no different than the panhandlers you see holding signs, "Will work for food". The only difference between the Gosselins and the panhandlers is that the panhandlers are at least out there trying to catch some coins in their cup, all by themselves.

The Gosselins parade their 8 kids out there to catch the coins for the parents.

bach said...

The author of the article takes a few jabs at Jon, but totally ignores the fact that Kate had an affair of her own. Did Kate cheat first? I think she's the one who started the whole cheating thing while out on her many book tours. Jon got wind of it and started his own fling to get back at her. This is, of course, just my opinion. There's a lot to the story we don't know. Will we ever know the truth? Probably not.

G. said...

Both Sanford and J&K should erect memorials in honor of Michael Jackson.

Not in tribute to his music, but for dying so suddenly/mysteriously that it takes the tabloid heat off them for the foreseeable future.

Carol said...

If Kate thinks that her 'affair' with 'Steve the hunk' will end up in marriage, she needs to think again. This man is married and Kate was fair game while on the road, I think she was just a quick l_y for him while away from home. Why would anyone want to be with that controlling witch and especially with 8 kids. It seems that maybe once the money stops, she may relinquish custody of the kids to Jon so she can pursue Steve, she's in for a shock, he'll walk away, I'm sure.

Jo Ann said...

unfortunately bach, Kate's affair isn't documented by photos as Jon's was. If only that DJ who saw them walking hand-in-hand had taken a photo...

Roseliza said...

bach said...
I think she's the one who started the whole cheating thing...


I agree that she started it, but I think it was back when she came to Jon & said "it's over" several months ago, as Kevin & Jodi said. Maybe that was during the book tour (I don't remember the dates)? But if what Kevin & Jodi said is true then Kate told Jon to see other people too, she just wanted to stay married to keep up the façade for the show.

It was wrong for Jon to agree with it (whether he did it for the money or because he's a spineless pushover) and it's also wrong for him to see other people when he's still legally married, even if Kate told him to. I suppose from Jon's point of view, he saw no point in remaining alone when Kate told him to date & Kate herself is with the bodyguard.

That just makes me all the more angry since Kate continues to act like Jon is a cheater & and she's the poor victim.
Maybe Jon is just taking the high road and not spilling this to the media, or maybe it was written in that contract Kate gave him that he's not allowed to ever tell them. If the latter is the case, maybe Jon went to Kevin & Jodi and actually asked them to do that first interview to spill the beans (since Kevin & Jodi aren't kept quiet by the contract like Jon is).

Naj said...

I gave Jon a pass on cheating because Kate never treated him like a husband. I find it odd that you can abuse the crap out of someone, but you still have 'rights' to them. You can still scream 'we have a marriage'. It's an action and attitude, not a prison.

Shooka's Snoot said...

The comparison between "I Love Lucy" and "Jon and Kate +8" is a very interesting one. It's true that Lucy had a strong career after her divorce, and there are some similarities between the couples. Both feature larger-than-life wives married to men with communication difficulties (although Ricky had an excuse for his problems with the English language, where Jon's just not too bright). Both were on shows with growing children (though a lot more on Jon and Kate). Both shows lost at least one recurring character due to arguments with the couple (although nobody misses Jerry the manager like we miss Aunt Jodi.) Both featured traveling and guest stars in their later episodes. And both featured ugly divorces with various allegations of cheating and drinking. But there is a major difference between the two series: I Love Lucy was fictional. It wasn't about the Arnazes, a rich Hollywood family with two children. It was about the Ricardos a poor New York family with one child and two neighbors. If the Arnazes divorced in real life, the Ricardos, for all we know, are still in Connecticut playing with Little Ricky's children and grandchildren.

The divorce didn't really affect Lucy's future success because she could just play a different fictional character named Lucy, who was also much poorer and less famous than the actress who played her.

Kate portrays herself on her show, and unless she can really get everyone to believe she's blameless in the divorce, she's in trouble. In fact, she may be in trouble, anyway. Nobody wants to see a reality show about a multi-millionaire who has no patience with the kids who made her rich. Unless she becomes Kate Something Else, kooky secretary at the employment agency, her time as a famous person could be coming to a close. Although I could be wrong. I'll check back in 50 years to see if they're still running Jon and Kate reruns!

Jacelynn said...

To me it doesn't matter who cheated first, neither should have and they are both EQUALLY responsible for the breakdown of their marriage and the damage their children are suffering.

JFaye said...

"Reality TV gets real with the divorce of Jon and Kate... now can we watch how divorce lawyers make money milking the system?"

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As a divorce lawyer I take exception to this comment, possible sarcasm aside. Any lawyer representing Kate deserves double her salary. Any lawyer representing Jon likewise deserves to be well paid.

What a delightful bonus to have a control freak as a client plus thousands of hours of taped evidence in which she contradicts herself left and right. How nice to have the media and TLC as interested parties in child custody and property decisions. What fun this is going to be for all concerned. *This entire paragraph is intended to be snark/sarcasm, so there is no mistake.*

Sure, lawyers abuse the system sometimes to make money. But as Jon&K8 know, money is what it is all about, isn't it?

qtrfan said...

Billy Mays was just reported dead. This should further push the Kons off the front page and tabloids.

enough already said...

speaking of "milking it" I had one of those home renovation shows from TLC in the background when the blip for the upcoming episode of J&K first 10 years came on. There was Kate with her fake nails pretending to have the time of her life tea party with the little girls. Of course, old tupperware would never do, it had to be a very cute and probably expensive toy tea set, on a very cute, probably expensive toy table and chair set. It just seems she is always trying to flaunt all the money they now have, under the pretense of what a normal, stable mother she is. Give me a break!

Elle Rose said...

Kate is lending Cara a bikini bottom! How nice. http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2009&mon=06&evt=gosselin-flowery&pic=kate-gosselin-flowery-return-11.jpg

The Jet said...

Long time lurker, first-time poster. My take on the whole matter…

My wife became a fan of the show last year, and she got me hooked on it. We did not really start watching in-depth until late 2008/early 2009, but thanks to a great many broadcasts of re-runs, we’ve ended up seeing most of the episodes.

What is happening now is sad, and sickening beyond belief. Like most people though, I wasn’t really shocked. We saw this coming. Most people could see this was a marriage in crisis, and has been for a while now. Just how long is a matter of dispute. Perhaps I’m naïve, but I do not think the whole show has been some kind of “sham” or fraud for the last two years, although I do think towards the end of Season 4 there were obvious tensions they were really trying to hide for the sake of showing wholesome family goodness all the time. Here’s what I think has happened. My theory (and mind you, it is just a theory, I live 2,000 miles away and have no inside info)

Jon and Kate’s trip to Hawaii for the renewal of their vows was not a sham. It may not have been their original idea, or they may have come up with the idea in part, to have a premise for the trip, but I think they may have just started seriously having “marital issues” back then. I think maybe they had been arguing and getting a little too acrimonious (above and beyond even Kate’s usual) and perhaps the kids, hmmm, I don’t know, saw or heard something they were not supposed to see? It happens. I think the renewal of vows in Hawaii was an attempt at a little home-remedy marriage therapy, an attempt to put away hard feelings, re-commit, and show and re-assure the kids that Mom and Dad did not hate each other, and still loved each other, and they would be together no matter what. Is that really screw-ball logic? Yeah, but I have known couples that have done screw-ball things such as that, usually as a desperate, last-ditch attempt to save their marriage and re-commit. It’s all wrong of course; you gotta do the hard work of counseling, compromising, and TRUE reconciliation to save a marriage, then, AFTER you have truly saved it, THEN you mark the victory with something like a romantic vacation or a public renewal of vows. This didn’t happen, and unfortunately, the renewal ceremony was just a big, pretty exercise in dressing up that had ZERO real impact on the state of their marriage. Not a deliberate sham, but pretty much the same effect.

how much more? said...

I actually find it sickening that this is wht TLC chooses to air the week after the "divorce" episode. It's as if..."Let's all sit back and analyze the 10 yeaar train wreck that brought us to where we are today." Once again, those POOR kids! No matter when this show is stopped, they will always have these "episodes" of their LIVES to go back at any time and watch. I bet when they get older and can understand more, they will watch these and wonder..."Were we happy then? How much were our parents pretending?" For their sake, I hope Jon and Kate already have them in therapy.

The Jet said...

Having done nothing else to fix the core problems at the root of their marriage (Kate’s a witch, Jon’s checked out, need to turn off the cameras and have REAL personal time and privacy, need professional counseling, etc., etc.) they came home to find the same problems waiting for them. Nothing got better. They thought trips would fill the hole. They didn’t. They thought a big, new house would fix things. It didn’t. They thought puppies would do the trick! No dice. These were nothing but distractions from the real issues tearing at their marriage from the inside. Neither one of them could face the truth and have an honest discussion, so they distracted themselves with nice new things. Kate couldn’t deal with it so she increasingly spent more and more time on the road with the book/speaking tour, leaving Jon to take care of the kids. This, in my opinion, was the real blunder that would eventually poison and kill the marriage. I don’t know how that discussion went down exactly, whether it was mutually agreed upon that this is how it would be or whether Kate pitched a fit and got her way (you almost have to assume the latter, and even if it was the former, Kate just has a way of dictating the situation, wouldn’t you say?), but however it was arrived at, it should have been obvious a month in that this wasn’t going to work. Jon just can’t do the stay-at-home-dad thing. Some dads thrive in this role-reversal situation, but he is not one of them. He’s got to be in the traditional “man/husband/father as worker and provider” role (whether he can actually be good at that or not is another debate entirely, but that’s how he sees himself) By the end of Season 4 you could tell he was just miserable. And resentful. And angry. Between the end of Season 4 (earlier this year? January, February?) and May, something bigger happened that sent these two past the point of no return. My theory? I think Jon wanted to re-negotiate what they agreed upon late last year, and take a different role in the family. Maybe he wanted to work outside the home again, go back to school, get a greater say in the finances, go to counseling, cut back or maybe even quit the show, just have Kate around more, but something to change and go in a different direction, because he was dying inside! Knowing how Kate can be, she probably wanted none of it. She was basking in the limelight, happy with things just as they were, with Jon locking down the home front, and saw no need to do any differently. A lot of marriages stumble on this block, though the gender roles are usually reversed. Perhaps that was enough to set Jon off. Perhaps Jon found out something really was going on with Kate and the bodyguard and that betrayal just absolutely ripped it with him. Perhaps Jon wants off the show and Kate just can’t have that now, can she? Whatever it was, something happened where Jon finally said, “Enough! I’m not doing this anymore. I can’t play the role you want me to play, I have to be doing something different. You can either be with me on this, or fight me. Either way, the status quo is ending.” Kate, of course, is very accustomed to getting her way on things, and when she doesn’t, I guess she just can’t take it. So she decides to pull the trigger on ending things, maybe not to the point of filing divorce, but doing so now when it becomes clear the jig is up and no charade is possible. Jon at this point is so angry he just doesn’t care anymore and just disengages completely. I don’t think he cheated, but if he did cheat, possibly it was a way to act out against Kate. Who knows?

The Jet said...

You can just tell Jon is so done with it all. If there is a Season 6, I’d bet money he won’t be a part of it. He wants his cut and he wants to move on with his life. Period. I could see Kate hanging on for dear life, dragging the franchise out as long as possible, milking every last drop, but I’d be shocked if it gets her more than a Season 6 or a very short-lived spin-off. She is not that talented, is strongly divisive, and cannot deliver the kind of goods that TV execs are looking for long-term. Our ADD society will eventually move on and that will be the end of it. She will have totally wrecked her family and cut herself off from every meaningful relationship in her life, and for what? 15 minutes of fame. Literally. I do not see things ending well for her.

As for Jon, if the marriage is truly over, he can go two ways post-divorce. He can become a selfish, petulant child, cruising bars for wayward co-eds in a desperate search for his misspent youth and fulfillment in the pleasures of the world (for as long as the money lasts anyway, and in New York, it’ll go much faster than he is prepared for) until he’s broken down and flat busted on the side of the road, a useless has-been with the shame of eight fatherless children haunting him. Or, he can have his moment to grieve, dry his eyes, sack up, re-dedicate his life to the God he claimed to serve in times past, and be the father and Christian role model those eight kids are going to need to make it to adulthood with their fragile souls semi-intact (and trust me, after all that’s happened and is going to happen, they are going to need a frakkin’ SuperDad). Get a real job. If you’re current skill set is not up to the task, use some of your share of the pie to go back to school and better yourself. But if this is how it’s going to be, I’m telling you Jon, you are the only chance those kids have to be loved. Now that you are out from under Kate, you have the power to end this travesty. You have the power to shut the exploitation down. Use some of that newfound backbone to do what is right for your children.

You cannot have your “freedom” (at least how you seem to define freedom) without letting your kids be devoured by this monster. And you cannot have real freedom unless they are with you. I think deep down, you know that ship has already sailed. Don’t waste your life and throw away your children Jon. Take charge. Make the right choice here.

Sissy said...

Elle Rose said...
Kate is lending Cara a bikini bottom! How nice. http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2009&mon=06&evt=gosselin-flowery&pic=kate-gosselin-flowery-return-11.jpg

6/28/2009 12:25 PM
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Those big boobs and big dresses make Kate look fat.

Sidney said...

I do so hope Kate catches "The First 10 Years."

I want her to remember those babies and how she used to take care of them. I hope she sees how much prettier she was before all the artificial "skunkifying" began.

I want her to see that she did laugh and flirt with Jon.

I do hope she sees it. I don't know if I will watch it though. It makes me sad.

overwithKON~~~~ said...

Billy Mays was just reported dead. This should further push the Kons off the front page and tabloids.

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I feel bad for saying it and even thinking it, but that was the second thought that went through my head after *rest in peace* when I heard about Billy Mays. Weird week. I think someone up above is sending a powerfull message, but I could be wrong! LOL!

overwithKON~~~ said...

I wish I could exploit my kids so I could have a new set of boobs! What a pathetic greedy!&$*@#&*%$($#*(@(#*$&*$*(#&*#$**($

vent over!

look at this pic.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2009&mon=06&evt=gosselin-flowery&pic=kate-gosselin-flowery-return-11.jpg

MichelleIthaca said...

Some people have wondered how Kate could have cut loose Jon a while ago, but still have so much control over what he says and does.

My opinion is that Kate is using their children as power over Jon. You'd be surprised at how much control a mother can have over their husbands during a divorce by using the kids. (i.e. threatening to cut him off from the kids or from their money).

I find it hard to believe Jon deliberately went out and cheated without cause (i.e. Kate).

Just my opinion

Can't See Sheep said...

wholesome family goodness

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This term bugs me & has no business being used to describe any show where children are being exploited.

Camille said...

Make no mistake, Jon is enjoying the perks of fame whether he is in touch with it or not. He's a short, pudgey, 30-something guy with hair plugs and oh, did I mention eight kids & a wife (soon to be ex)...unless he has some big money how else would young twenty-something women go for him? And shopping for an apartment in Trump Towers & purchasing a custom bike from Orange County Choppers? Kate's story is quite a common one that many women can relate to: No matter how hard you try, even if you get plastic surgery to correct sagging breasts & belly, dress well, get a good haircut, tan & nails done, you may be married to a man to whom you are invisible. Kate's desire to look nice because she's in the public eye is normal; I think she also hoped her husband would appreciate the fact that she still had time & energy to keep herself up. But like many men, he wants variety & that's his flaw, not hers.

Martha said...

Some people have wondered how Kate could have cut loose Jon a while ago, but still have so much control over what he says and does.

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I don't think it has anything to do with control from Kate.

I think he has a wise lawyer telling him to keep a low profile, do what he is supposed to do and let the witch hang herself.

Jon has enough cutting room floor not to mention air time tape to bury her.

Every time she flaunts her fake ta ta's paid for by her 8 children and assaults the American public with her large hiny; every time she opens her mouth to sell her children to the highest bidder, she puts another nail in her divorce coffin.

Her attorney has her work cut our for her...trying to put a favorable spin on the most despised woman in America is no easy task...especially one who is addicted to her own press.

My two cents worth anyway...

A Mom-ynous said...

The more that I think about it--if you rewatch Kate's "Show must go on" comment--the way it is posted as she said it is not the actual way that she said it. I think it was a classic think before you speak moment and she said it with emphasis towards the end of the statement as though she were clarifying/referring to the popular reference.

I don't think it was her intent to utilize that statement as a "come hell or high water" moment that the show would continue.

On that note--I am not pleased with the various celebrity news of the week--but it is a breath of fresh, though sad air to get the heat off of the gosselins.

Surely the paps will take the hint and go for the more valuable stalk-arazzi photos.

Not that I condone that--but seriously--more important things in the world.

Big shocker that Billy Mays (Oxyclean/Pitchmen dude) passed away today. :( He has a 4yo daughter. :( (I think she is 4, maybe she is 3?)

A Mom-ynous said...

I gave Jon a pass on cheating because Kate never treated him like a husband. I find it odd that you can abuse the crap out of someone, but you still have 'rights' to them. You can still scream 'we have a marriage'. It's an action and attitude, not a prison.

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A true victim of abuse would not be able to walk easily away.

Jon was only as much of a victim as he allowed himself to be (if any of the 2 years/fake stuff is true).

Only cowards cheat and break a covenant.

I would give a "pass" if there was already a divorce in progress--but um, no.

And thus far, there is no credible *proof* that there was this alleged contract. It remains unvalidated by Jon or Kate.

This is important to realize.

I did know one such couple IRL that allegedly has this type of unwritten agreement that they were spirtually divorced but still legally married.

In that case--the husband did die suddenly and she grieved as though they were still together. It wasn't fake.

Love hurts--even it is a lost love.

In their case, I say alleged as I Did not know them personally nor was told by either of them personally.

But in both of their minds it was not cheating b/c they were both mentally divorced.

Since this contract has not been proven nor the claim validated--it remains that Jon is a coward for doing what he did.

Kate will be a coward as well if there is proof or admission that she did this as well.

I don't believe Jon was a victim.

I caught one of the old episodes (Sextuplets turn 3)--she love tapped him and he very clearly was joking it off like he knew he had been egging her on. It was not the laugh of a victim of abuse.

RachelK said...

I really don't agree with many things said on this website but I will say this.

They REALLY, REALLY need to stop this show. I know that Kate said the cameras and being filmed had nothing to do with it, but I think that's why the marriage is over with. (all other issues aside-they stem from the show)

In the very beginning they really seemed like they cared for eachother and fame got in the way.

I'd also like to say... comments insulting Kate or Jon on their weight/looks are very immature. I think the issue here is the children, not how people look.

Aunt Chris said...

Elle Rose said...
Kate is lending Cara a bikini bottom! How nice.


LOVE the look on Cara's face - "what the **** am I supposed to do with THIS?"

jojow said...

I think the lack of pictures, comments, info etc is because both Jon and Kate's attorneys finally told them to SHUT UP. They just kept digging their own holes.

I just can't imagine how much this divorce is going to cost.

I can easily see Kate using the children against Jon and trying to keep them from him. When my sister and I were about 2 and 4, my parents were having a rough time. My mom told my dad that if he left, he would never see us again. She would have done it too. Legally, no, but she would have poisoned us against him with lies and bitterness and we would have hated him. How do I know? Because when they did finally divorce when we were 17 and 19, she tried. She HATED him and tried everything she could to get us to hate him too. And we were adults; had we been children we would have had no chance.

I have no doubt that Kate is subtlety taking shots at Jon to get the kids to like her more. She already did it in the media - blaming everything on him. She knows they like him better and she is so jealous she can hardly stand it. Even thought she doesn't really want them (ie. want to take care of them, etc.), she doesn't want Jon to have them either.

Boy, oh boy, this is going to be nasty. You know what really bugs me though? I suspect all their divorce stuff, all the nastiness, negotiations, money stuff, custody, etc., will all be sealed and private. Jon and Kate can hide for the sake of their privacy, but everything the kids have been through has been front and center since day one.

Sharon said...

I know that Kate said the cameras and being filmed had nothing to do with it.
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Because I think down deep she knows it was her nasty behavior towards Jon, that caused the break down of their marriage. And, she would have treated him like that even if the cameras weren't there.

realitybites said...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2009&mon=06&evt=gosselin-flowery&pic=kate-gosselin-flowery-return-11.jpg

As much as I hate to see the Gosselin children appear in pap photos on a daily basis, I will say this; The body langugage of Jon with the boy tup in sun glasses and the girl tup laying in his lap IMO is a is FAR MORE believable and true representation of a child and his/her parent moment than he numerous photos of a posing Kate in a bikini with the children at arm's length circled around her.

Lora said...

I was watching the "100th episode show" (On Demand, so I could fast forward the commercials) paying close attention to the way the children were interacting with their parents as well as the film crew and "guest stars" (Emeril and his kitchen helpers). I must say, those kids seemed very natural and happy, very at ease. While there is no question that Kate is outrageously greedy these days, either the whole family are extraordinarily gifted actors (including the 5 year olds) or there is superb editing. From what I saw, I can't agree that the kids seem damaged in any way.

That's not to say there won't be future fallout, but at the moment, I'd say those children were all being very well cared for, in spite of their parents' turmoil.
I wouldn't have guessed Jon could be such a good actor, he actually seemed to be enjoying himself that day.

Enough Already said...

Martha said...

Some people have wondered how Kate could have cut loose Jon a while ago, but still have so much control over what he says and does.

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I don't think it has anything to do with control from Kate.

I think he has a wise lawyer telling him to keep a low profile, do what he is supposed to do and let the witch hang herself.

Jon has enough cutting room floor not to mention air time tape to bury her.

Every time she flaunts her fake ta ta's paid for by her 8 children and assaults the American public with her large hiny; every time she opens her mouth to sell her children to the highest bidder, she puts another nail in her divorce coffin.

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Just because wearing a bathing suit on her own property sends some posters here into a tizzy does not mean it will impact her divorce.

As for cutting floor material, you're assuming that there isn't unaired footage of Jon that would portray him in a less than favorable light. I think that's a mighty big assumption.

Sharon said...

Make no mistake, Jon is enjoying the perks of fame whether he is in touch with it or not. He's a short, pudgey, 30-something guy with hair plugs and oh, did I mention eight kids & a wife (soon to be ex)...unless he has some big money how else would young twenty-something women go for him? And shopping for an apartment in Trump Towers & purchasing a custom bike from Orange County Choppers? Kate's story is quite a common one that many women can relate to: No matter how hard you try, even if you get plastic surgery to correct sagging breasts & belly, dress well, get a good haircut, tan & nails done, you may be married to a man to whom you are invisible. Kate's desire to look nice because she's in the public eye is normal; I think she also hoped her husband would appreciate the fact that she still had time & energy to keep herself up. But like many men, he wants variety & that's his flaw, not hers.
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Like most Men he wants respect, and he never got it.

Random Surfer said...

Shooka's Snoot: "Kate portrays herself on her show, and unless she can really get everyone to believe she's blameless in the divorce, she's in trouble. In fact, she may be in trouble, anyway. Nobody wants to see a reality show about a multi-millionaire who has no patience with the kids who made her rich."
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Thank you for a very interesting perspective with the I Love Lucy angle. I'm really feeling it's unlikely the reality show can continue, although I'm sure they're gonna pull out the stops. The day is done, IMO.

charlie16 said...

Make no mistake, Jon is enjoying the perks of fame whether he is in touch with it or not. He's a short, pudgey, 30-something guy with hair plugs and oh, did I mention eight kids & a wife (soon to be ex)...unless he has some big money how else would young twenty-something women go for him? And shopping for an apartment in Trump Towers & purchasing a custom bike from Orange County Choppers? Kate's story is quite a common one that many women can relate to: No matter how hard you try, even if you get plastic surgery to correct sagging breasts & belly, dress well, get a good haircut, tan & nails done, you may be married to a man to whom you are invisible. Kate's desire to look nice because she's in the public eye is normal; I think she also hoped her husband would appreciate the fact that she still had time & energy to keep herself up. But like many men, he wants variety & that's his flaw, not hers.

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AMEN !!! I don't often agree with things posted here, but this makes sense.

Cheating is never alright. No matter what. You can't justify that kind of behavior.

Jon let his kids down.

AmeliePoulain said...

I don't find Jon to be as sympathetic as the media is portraying him; if he really wanted a different role than "stay-at-home dad," I imagine that TLC could have found him a suitable job or endorsement deal. Then again, I find his behavior immature: the two-seater sportscar, earrings, silly clothes, potential ritzy NYC apartment, etc....

It wouldn't surprise me if he totally abandoned the kids to return to a stereotypically wild single guy lifestyle and a string of girlfriends with his divorce settlement---it happens more than some people realize!

His behavior reminds me, sadly, of my perpetually unreliable and immature biological father; I see that as a very bad sign for these eight kids.

ICExploitation said...

Nobody wants to see a reality show about a multi-millionaire who has no patience with the kids who made her rich.

I love what you said - I agree 100%. Unfortunately, having seen how far the sheeple have gone to defend Kate - proves this statement wrong.

NoUse4Kate said...

Camille you paint K8 as the poor,devoted and loving woman who only wants to look pretty for the public eye and Jon. You got the public eye part right. If she honestly cared about Jon she would have never have spoken to him in the manner that she has and does. If she loved and cared about Jon she would not have pressured him into having more children nor would she be exploiting those children now. K8 is ugly on both the inside and the out. Jon is no saint but please spare me of the K8 the martyr nonsense.

NY Mom said...

Kate's story is quite a common one that many women can relate to: No matter how hard you try, even if you get plastic surgery to correct sagging breasts & belly, dress well, get a good haircut, tan & nails done, you may be married to a man to whom you are invisible. Kate's desire to look nice because she's in the public eye is normal; I think she also hoped her husband would appreciate the fact that she still had time & energy to keep herself up. But like many men, he wants variety & that's his flaw, not hers.
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I highly doubt Kate got plastic surgery, tans, etc. to impress Jon. She did it to get attention for herself. If she really wanted to impress her husband, she would have treated him with the respect and affection a husband deserves. Then maybe the marriage would have survived.

Kate, PLEASE give the martyr act a rest.

Pauper Princess said...

Wow. There are some anti-Jon folks here on this board lately.

Cheating is NEVER OK? Even when your wife kicks you out of bed and treats you like dirt? What do you all do when you are rejected? He's only human, after all. He went to seek validation - maybe the wrong kind, but we - NONE OF US - have all the facts.

A covenant is not to be broken? Really? Kate held up her end of the "covenant", did she? To love, honor, obey...all of that? No, I didn't think so.

Futhermore, I haven't seen any proof yet that Jon cheated. Photos of him coming out of a bar with another woman is not proof he cheated. Whatever the pictures showed, we all make assumptions as to what they mean.

I think The Jet had some really great insights to all of this. What he posted makes the most sense to me.

Also - IMHO, Jon is not "short". His clothes are ridiculous, but I doubt he's the only guy in his thirties that wears that stuff.

Sue in PA said...

The Jet said...
If you’re current skill set is not up to the task, use some of your share of the pie to go back to school and better yourself. But if this is how it’s going to be, I’m telling you Jon, you are the only chance those kids have to be loved. Now that you are out from under Kate, you have the power to end this travesty.

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Didn't Jon say in the last show that he is going back to school in the fall? He kind of mumbled it so I wasn't 100 percent sure. If I recall, he was talking about how things were going to be different and he threw that in. I have it on DVR and was going to go back and replay it to find out, but haven't had the heart to watch that show again. So did anyone else hear that? Maybe the school is in NYC----so the apartment?

delilahboyd said...

Just caught a rerun of the episode in which Jen, the producer, asks Kate why she threw a feces-filled diaper at her.

Kate, laughing that laugh of hers, says something to the effect that she didn't realize she had thrown a diaper at her.

Jon looks mortified, as usual.

That was a really old episode. Why was I blind to Kate's horrible behavior for so long, even though I noticed that her attitude toward the children grew colder and colder as they aged?

I guess I forgave her a lot because I saw Jon as Pure D lazy. At some point last year, I checked to see what the next episode was going to be about, and my reaction was, "Jeez! Not another G** D*** free trip with all the perks!"

Anyway, that marriage was doomed from the get go, imho.

nanb said...

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Camille said...

Kate's story is quite a common one that many women can relate to: No matter how hard you try, even if you get plastic surgery to correct sagging breasts & belly, dress well, get a good haircut, tan & nails done, you may be married to a man to whom you are invisible.
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No way has Kate ever been invisible to anyone!

Is Jon an unmotivated loser, sure but I can't imagine having a spouse that constantly criticizes someone to the point of complaining how they breath!

Frankly, my only concern is the children and what the constant filming and exploitation is doing to them. They are not props and they need protecting.

Soue in PA said...

Camille said...
you may be married to a man to whom you are invisible.

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Kate is hardly invisible to Jon. In fact quite the opposite. Kate's treatment of Jon has put her in his face at all times. Jon is not responding to the appearance of kate, but rather the woman he sees inside.

Jon is the Better Parent said...

Reality bites: Absolutely right! I saw the pictures of Jon with little Joel, also wearing sunglasses, and I think it was Hannah leaning across him while they all lounged on the grass. It was priceless and unstaged and is just like the dads of Jon's age that I know and love.

How could anyone have a doubt about who is the better parent between these two?

Jeannie said...

To the point of Kate changing to please Jon. Ha ha ha. He saw her and those of us who have had our wives/husbands cheat also saw her.

The first thing a person does when they are having an affair is to drastically change their appearance. Start dressing better, start taking better care of themselves, color their hair, get new clothes.

One red flag of a person having is an affair is the one who is actually having an affair will accuse the other spouse of having an affair first, pre-emptive strike, as it were.

Another red flag is that the cheating spouse will be disgusted at the thought of them having an affair, but won't actually deny the affair. They will simply be shocked, disgusted and horrified at the thought that they are cheating.

So yes Jon was probably watching her and freaking out. Just like the rest of us who have been cheated on. The signs all point to her having the first affair. He may have had an affair after, but she was the first one.

I remember watching the show, when she changed her hair, before his hair transplant and thinking, oh boy someone has a wondering eye.

imdonewiththisshow said...

Make no mistake, Jon is enjoying the perks of fame whether he is in touch with it or not. He's a short, pudgey, 30-something guy with hair plugs and oh, did I mention eight kids & a wife (soon to be ex)...unless he has some big money how else would young twenty-something women go for him? And shopping for an apartment in Trump Towers & purchasing a custom bike from Orange County Choppers? Kate's story is quite a common one that many women can relate to: No matter how hard you try, even if you get plastic surgery to correct sagging breasts & belly, dress well, get a good haircut, tan & nails done, you may be married to a man to whom you are invisible. Kate's desire to look nice because she's in the public eye is normal; I think she also hoped her husband would appreciate the fact that she still had time & energy to keep herself up. But like many men, he wants variety & that's his flaw, not hers.
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I beg to differ. The bikes from OCC were clearly given to them, as were the plugs, etc. Both share the blame in this whole thing, but Khate didn't get the boob job, the hair, the nails, etc for Jon. She got them for Khate. Not once have I ever seen her do ANYTHING 'for' Jon, other than insult, demean or demasculate him. She's not 'invisible' to Jon, he's invisible to her!

NoUse4Kate said...

Jon is the Better Parent said...

Reality bites: Absolutely right! I saw the pictures of Jon with little Joel, also wearing sunglasses, and I think it was Hannah leaning across him while they all lounged on the grass. It was priceless and unstaged and is just like the dads of Jon's age that I know and love.

How could anyone have a doubt about who is the better parent between these two?


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The only thing that came to mind with your post was that the next set of p-people pics that we see will be k8 in the grass with little ones leaning on her. lol, she's such a dumb, little twit.

Khate Only Cares for Khate said...

Khate did not do all she had done to herself for Jon, to please Jon. Puh-lease! She did it because the kids' money was in her hands and she'd always wanted straight teeth, whitened teeth, big boobs, a tummy tuck, dead and bleached out bizarre hairdo, etc.. She did it, as she does everything, for herself. I have no doubt she thinks she is the beauty of all time. Wonky eye will probably be fixed like the wonky teeth were (looking at the HS picture published).

Leona Hemsley lives again!

walkingby said...

Anonymous Jon is the Better Parent said...

Reality bites: Absolutely right! I saw the pictures of Jon with little Joel, also wearing sunglasses, and I think it was Hannah leaning across him while they all lounged on the grass. It was priceless and unstaged and is just like the dads of Jon's age that I know and love.

How could anyone have a doubt about who is the better parent between these two?
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i actually saw that happen. jon was sitting there alone. then joel (i think it was joel?) came and sat right next to him. it was cute. then a little while later, hannah joined them.

grandee4 said...

Oh yeah, she definately had a boob job. Why does she always have those dresses on while playing outside? I guess so she has a chance to flash the p people that nasty croch shot.ugh

Flash me not said...

I guess Kate never learned her lesson with the dresses, and how the Pap's splashed her panty shots all over the world recently.
It seems like that's ALL she wears anymore. A mother of 8 that never wears shorts or slacks to play outside with her children. Go figure.

donttrusttlc said...

i wonder if anyone thinks the fact that the little kids will be in school full-time next year, and thus not as available to work on the show, has contributed to this latest turn of events? i mean, TLC needs a story. i believe Kate even referred to their future as a story she wants to tell...

or maybe i'm just so cynical now...

mmmsoap said...

I caught one of the old episodes (Sextuplets turn 3)--she love tapped him and he very clearly was joking it off like he knew he had been egging her on. It was not the laugh of a victim of abuse.

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@ A Mom-ynous

Fair enough, I've seen the same thing. But as the years progressed, We've also seen that laugh turn into an uncomfortable chuckle. There have been quite a few times in the chair when Kate says something pretty harsh, and we hear the interviewer/producer say "Jon, you want to add something?" and he just bites his tongue and says no.

It's been pretty obvious that he's been unhappy with how he's been treated for a while now.

That being said, I can't condone cheating, and I think it was dumb dumb dumb of him to get caught multiple times hanging out with the same woman. On the one hand, it's clearly the straw the broke the camel's back in terms of getting that divorce-ball rolling. On the other hand, he seems to have shot himself in the foot in terms of public opinion and potential legal standing for the divorce/custody settlement.

mmmsoap said...

How could anyone have a doubt about who is the better parent between these two?

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I think it's so sad that there has to be a "better" one.

Not that I disagree, mind you. Jon seems to just enjoy his kids so much more. Kate seems to be so much more focused on everything that can go wrong, be it grass stains (gasp! The horrors!) or paparazzi. I would hate to have to live like that, essentially constantly afraid of the world.

Frankly, I wonder if Kate has some sort of undiagnosed anxiety disorder, given how upsetting these little things are. I mean, wasn't she the one last week who was saying how much she enjoyed picnics in the summer, because they were so much easier to clean up than "regular" meals?

phoenix519 said...

Let's all sing Jon's theme song together:
"I am thirty-two going on seventeen..."

I can't believe he says he is proud of himself for "standing on his own two feet"! Is adultery standing on your own two feet?? What a jerk.

He finally decides to grow a pair and the next second he's out chasing young women.

Arieslikekate said...

what a week! First the divorce news, then Farrah's passing, then the passing of MJ, then the GOV of SC...

poor katie... she picked the wrong week to file papers!

Arieslikekate said...

well, I am from Detroit and listen to MOJO all the time. Most of what he says is true, and I believe him when he says he saw KATE and her Bg holding hands.....

there are photos of her affair, somewhere. A woman as SEXY as kate is, well, she needs male attention.... someone get me a barf bag as I cannot believe I just wrote that...

Lynne said...

In the interests of no longer exploiting the Gosselin children or any other children in the Discovery Tier's TV line up, we've decided to cancel our satellite service all together. With the new DTV converter box, I get 10 crystal clear local channels...and I have a clear conscience knowing none of my money is going to Discovery at all.

Arieslikekate said...

If JON needs evidence in the divorce proceedings, can we all pitch in and get him the "JON AND KATE PLUS EIGHT"
series on DVD and he can use that?

amanda said...

Kate's new book being delayed:
http://www.usmagazine.com/news/kate-gosselins-new-book-delayed-2009296

DARN!

Mom of non TV kids said...

the book has been delayed.

No reciped for Monkey Munch for us. Now we'll all have to feed our kids real food from the regular grochery store that we make in our own real kitchens with our own two hands, bad mothers that we all all.

Geri said...

amanda said...
Kate's new book being delayed:
http://www.usmagazine.com/news/kate-gosselins-new-book-delayed-2009296

DARN!

*****

Oh no! What am I gonna do??? I will never learn how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich now!!

Shirmeen said...

what a week! First the divorce news, then Farrah's passing, then the passing of MJ, then the GOV of SC...

poor katie... she picked the wrong week to file papers!
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Can I add death of Oxi-clean person and 150 year sentence to Madoff?

Allison said...

When Regis divorced Kathie Lee? Um, better check your facts on that one, kiddo.

Dr. Cathy Leogrande said...

Interesting story......Kate lies again.........


Jon & Kate divorce not typical, say parents of multiples

BY SHANNON PROUDFOOT, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE
http://www.vancouversun.com/Life/Kate+divorce+typical+parents+multiples/1728200/story.html

When Gail Moore heard Kate Gosselin, star of the hit reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, bemoan that she and her husband hadn't beaten the marital odds stacked against parents of multiples, she cringed.
"I was listening to it and I went, 'Oh, God,' " says the mother of 16-year-old twin boys and an older son and daughter. "I know why she would say that, because definitely, there is a lot more stress, so it feels like you're two to three times more likely to have marital problems -- but there's nothing that proves that."
Gosselin's comments came during a heavily promoted special episode of TLC's show about her Pennsylvania family, which includes eight-year-old twin girls and five-year-old sextuplets. After months of reported marital struggles, Gosselin, 34, and her husband Jon, 32, announced they were separating, but hours before the show aired Monday night, news broke that she had filed for divorce.
"Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate," Kate said on the program. "I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don't know if I can say that anymore."
Moore and other Canadian parents of multiples take exception to that.
Moore, the chair of Multiple Births Canada, says the organization was inundated with calls from reporters after the show aired, but they combed through international research and found nothing that showed an elevated divorce rate among parents of multiples.
"She's blaming it on the multiple births," she says of Gosselin. "Maybe it has something to do with having the cameras on you."
According to Statistics Canada, there were 11,034 children born as multiples in 2006, the most recent year for which data is available, up from 9,118 in 2000. The agency doesn't break those numbers down into twins, triplets and so on.
Moore, who lives in New Liskeard, Ont., argues the teamwork required to parent multiples brings many couples closer together.
"It makes them a stronger unit, because they realize the children need them, and they work as a team to be able to handle all of the physical things that need to be done for the children," she says.
Lynda Haddon of Perth has been teaching pre-natal classes to parents expecting multiples for 20 years, and she encourages her students to tend to their marriages as carefully as they do to parenting. "You're doomed" is the last thing they need to hear, she says, but people are often only too eager to share horror stories.
Haddon is about to celebrate her 30th anniversary with her husband, and she says raising their 28-year-old daughter and 26-year-old twin girls strengthened their bond.
"I'm very saddened, because it's very hard on the rest of us when this is out there," she says.
TLC announced on Tuesday that a "retrospective of Jon and Kate's first 10 years" will air on June 29, then the show will go on hiatus until August, giving the Gosselins time to "regroup" before resuming a modified schedule.
© Copyright (c) Canwest News Service

FakeBakeKate said...

I just figured out why Kate has a lopsided hairdo! It's to cover up one of her eyes and keep the world from seeing her lazy cross eyes! lol...
p.s.....never mind she was forcing one of the twins to cut her hair because she said it was always in her face. Please--I BEG you---keep your face covered bc the less I see of it the better!

dhwh1993 said...

A very interesting article provides an honest assessment of the whole Gosselin debacle

When you make a living putting your name to ghostwritten books on the topic of mothering, a divorce can put a kink in your future earnings.


This is the lesson Jon and Kate Plus 8's Kate Gosselin is learning right now as her upcoming book, Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories, has been shelved while she sorts out her marriage split.


The tome was due to hit bookstores on October 13, but Christian book publisher Zondervan has reportedly had second thoughts regarding selling a book about 'making memories' considering the bad memories eight innocent children will be saddled with going forward.


The release has already faced criticism from several quarters, with reviewers accusing Kate Gosselin of swiping recipes from grocery packaging and magazines, so the mother of eight is reportedly busy revising the book.


Or her ghostwriter is.


The very public disintegration of the Gosselin marriage had fed tabloid headlines for months, with the couple initially denying anything was amiss before Jon Gosselin's late night indiscretions with 23-year-old Deanna Hummel caught up with him.


With the one-time top rating TV show on hiatus while the producers reassess and rejig the series, the Gosselins have a lot of spare time on their hands, which has led to rumours that Jon would write a book (he denies it), that the couple would sue the series producers (no substance to that one yet), that Jon was actually dating the daughter of his wife's plastic surgeon (where does he find the time?), and that Hummel would be included in future incarnations of the show (TLC says they won't).


But for all the conjecture, several questions surrounding the reality TV couple remain unanswered. The divorce papers reportedly show that the couple had lived apart for the past two years, which would mean their 'renewing their vows' episode, where the family got a free holiday in Hawaii, would have been a complete lie. Allegations that Job's recent trip to Park City, Utah to go snowboarding with special needs children was actually a front to spend some quality time with his girlfriend have also been prominent in the media.


One thing is for sure, one of "America's most close-knit families" (as they're described on the back cover of Kate Gosselin's upcoming book) has few lessons left to teach, unless the topic is "how to get famous, wealthy and leave your kids with a broken home."

cparry@vancouversun.com

Surfersam said...

Allison:
I believe the Regis and Kathy Lee was just an illustration of a point. Kiddo!

Bev said...

Two observations....

1. Jon stated "Thank goodness we have the show so we can give our side". DUH! If you didn't have a show you wouldn't NEED to tell your side. There is no justifying yourself when you put yours and your kids' lives out there for scrutiny and especially that you have the power to take it out of the public eye and refuse to do so because you want the money and fame. At least Kate wants the fame. This was all brought on by GREED. It wasn't enough to make a comfortable amount or an amount sufficient to live and supplement real jobs. Kate capitalized on every single penny she could get. That's not being smart. That's being greedy and lazy.

2. Mady is wearing earrings I wouldn't have worn until I was an adult and she is 8? I noticed this on the last episode. Dangling earrings IMO are not appropriate for an 8-year-old girl. At least not my daughter. She's going to get her ear lobe ripped out when she's playing one day and they will realize this.

I'm finding less interest in even reading this site ...which I find a good sign. The less interested people are in this issue the more the ratings for their show drop and hopefully it will be canned. They can't keep coming up with scandals to drive ratings. If they do they're stupid. For as smart as Kate seems to try to be it's amazing to me that the light bulb has not gone off over her head yet that TLC really honestly does not give a hoot about this family...it's about ratings and money. If the ratings drop...they're getting kicked to the curb.

Jenny said...

I just read on www.parenting.com web site the interview with Kate Gosselin. I is unreal to say the least. It must of been done before Kate filed for divorce. It is a must read. She mentions Healthtex clothing line, which Wal Mart carries and she has designed for. I read yesturday that Healthtex has put Kate's involvment on hold so she can handle her situation at home. I guess so many people contacted both Wal Mart and Healthtex that they are back peddleing to say their company. Wow first the tv show, then the book, now the clothing line, whats next for the media queen?

ForeverHopeful said...

Even back in season one, Jon and Kate spoke about how busy they were and how if they didn't talk/argue in front of the children, the discussion would never take place at all.

They continued this practice which COULD have worked IF Kate would have been kinder and lost the sarcasm. Jon retaliated with some of HIS own sarcasm, and the whole mess just escalated.

Add the fact that there's not just one or two kids involved; there are EIGHT!

Add the fact that there's the SHOW which brings some excitement into the lives of Jon and Kate that doesn't just involve making meals, changing diapers or putting eight kids into car seats.

I'm sure that both Jon and Kate saw THE SHOW as a way of providing for the FAMILY (not JUST the kids) and that THE SHOW would allow them to do things that otherwise they never COULD do.

Add to this that apparently Kate didn't have too enriched of a childhood herself and wants her kids to have a better one. Since SHE gets to come along, too, she DOES manage to get to do things that she has never done before. (Over and over in each episode we hear from Kate how much she LOVES going here and LOVES doing that.)

Add to the mix a passive-aggressive husband like Jon. We all knew that he would eventually blow his top. When you hold stuff in for that many years, the blow is usually a BIG ONE.

Add in Kate looking better physically with the tummy tuck, working out, getting new clothes. Every woman feels better when you feel you LOOK better!

As much as Kate says she HATED being away from the kids, I don't think for one minute that she HATED the attention, the SPA DATES, the FANS, etc. It was her little mini-vacations away from her family responsibilities. Kate is so obsessive compulsive that even if she IS getting help from others, she's never satisfied and probably goes back and redoes everything that they do!

Then you have "Jon's mistakes." In my opinion,"Jon's mistakes" or "Jon's bad choices" REALLY MEAN him doing things that call attention to the man behind the curtain (or in this case, the WOMAN behaind the curtain.)Kate was upset because she and Jon's lies were exposed.

By watching the way they were with one another I think that their marriage was in trouble from the beginning. They were too busy to notice it early on. Now,the marriage is just a legality...something on paper.

I think Kate would have been perfectly happy touring the country, "writing"books, going to the Spa, and coming home to do photo ops and film more shows.

Jon would have been happy getting more and more stuff for free and hanging out with guy and girl friends.

Of COURSE the kids are caught in the middle of all this! THEY love getting all the "stuff" as much as their parents do, but they don't have the age or experience to understand the real price they have paid for getting all of the "stuff" and going on all the trips.

I'm hoping that as Kate ends up having to assemble tents and do more grunt work because she doesn't have Jon around to DO IT for her, that she begins to appreciate all that Jon DID bring to the relationship.

I am hoping that Jon gets all his wild side out and has a chance to take enough of a breather that he will be able to resume his role as "Daddy."

I am doubtful that Jon and Kate can repair their marriage, but, as Jon says, maybe, just maybe he and Kate can become friends enough to parent their eight children in a loving, caring and workable way.

Marriages fall apart, but you are a parent FOREVER.

BanningTLC said...

The following is an email response I received from Stacy Abernethy with Southern Shows when I wrote to her and others protesting Kate Gosselin's appearance on September 11th. It looks like their standard response.

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Thanks for your email. You are not the first to suggest that we cancel Ms. Gosselin’s appearance. We’ve also had many notes and emails thanking us for giving her the opportunity to tell her story – in person - away from the cameras and tabloids. Our plan at this point is to continue to give her that opportunity.

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My response to her was that if Kate was willing to stand up and be honest about the things we have seen on the show (not from the tabloids), that would be great. But if Kate did not, then her organization was giving Kate yet another avenue to deceive the public.

Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

I thought Kate looked adorable in the clips they showed when the tups were babies. She also seemed to be in love with her husband.

Compare that to later and more recent days and I could swear it's not even the same person.

I hope they have finally realized what they lost by selling their souls to the devil by sacrificing their 8 kids.

TUNDRA said...

IMO, with Kate, it's all about her. Me, My and Mine. Her 3 favorite words.