Jon's French Adventure


Jon's in France with a friend.

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moi said...

Something's weird about this. Suddenly they're a couple and holding hands in St. Tropez, and she's got a diamond on her left ring finger??

I call publicity stunt, or else just attention-whoring with extremely poor judgement considering this "father" of 8 seemingly just got started in the divorce process.

Something's up.

a rose is a rose said...

I can't say that I'm sad for Jon.
Its about time he stood up and didn't hide. Its all out in the open now and I think he waited for the divorce papers to actually be filed. If he lands a career, good for him, at least he won't be living off the kids.

just wondering said...

Think Kate and Mrs. Glassman still hang out every year? And just how would that conversation go?

wonder woman said...

The photos made my jaw drop... not sure why, exactly.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/07/exclusive-jon-gosselin-takes-girlfriend-france-and-hes-working-business-deal-her

Kathy said...

It is hailey glassman! So embarassing for the kids1

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-gosselin-holds-hands-with-new-girlfriend-in-france-2009117

http://www.dlisted.com/node/32907

ScriptChick said...

For Jon, his marriage has been over since the day Kate told him to move above the garage and told him she was in love with Steve. Kate insisted that Jon go along with this ploy so they could continue $filming$ and presented him with the "contract". Steve enjoyed the fling, but his wife found out and he is now back with her. Jon licked his wounds for a while, then reached out to friends and family (who had long been alienated) and got some good advice -- get a lawyer and move on. Kate is reaping what she sowed.

huh? said...

i thought i read on here earlier that someone said jon and hailey were planning a trip to france....?

Fixer Mamma said...

as a PR person, I can tell you this was most probably set up by the Ed Hardy people. Smart of them, kinda stupid of Jon to go along with it. Even if he gets some sort of deal out of it, he just lost major support from the people who were on Team Jon, but will have a hard time supporting him frolicking with his girlfriend.

even if he is there to get her a shoe-line deal, they didn't need to be public. But the Ed Hardy people did a great job. it's all over the net.

somewhere in a cave in PA, Kate is already planning her revenge.

rawr said...

I'm sorry, I see a ring on Hailey's left ring finger, but even when I enlarge the photo as much as it will go, I do not see this huge diamond that people have been talking about. Am I blind? It looks to me that she has about four silver or platinum bands stacked on her finger. I think it's too soon to say that it is an engagement ring. I think this is the best photo to see what I'm talking about.

Glenda said...

Is she the plastic surgeon's daughter that did Kate's surgery? I can't keep everyone straight...LOL

B.MO said...

It kinda sucks to say this but, I grew to dislike Khate so much, that seeing him with a "friend"....kinda warms my heart. LOL literally. Now it's kinda obvious though that he was cheating. The bitter b$&@! had it coming... You can't treat people like sh!t and not expect them to move on right away. Now the whole Ed Hardy job thing.... I don't quite know about that one... BTW, this new little "relationship" Jon has...I give it no more than 6 mos. tops. Think about it, its like a 19 yr. old finally freeing himself from The Warden, on to a new relationship already.... he's got no intentions of commitment.

shaw said...

Karma is a b#@&*ch Kate

Momoftwins2 said...

Notice the lovely chipped black nail polish on Hailey Glassman as she awkwardly holds a champagne glass. Classy.

Give the girl a shot of tequila. Now THAT we know she can handle like an expert. She and Jon deserve each other. Ugh. So gross.

ScriptChick said...

She is not wearing an engagement ring - she is wearing "stackable" rings similar to these Tiffany bands
She is from money, the kind of money Kate wishes she had.
Kate pushed Jon out of their life many months ago.I don't begrudge him from looking for happiness.

Dianna said...

lea said...

How nice!!! Going on a very expensive vacation on your childrens money. What trash. They are all pathetic trash.

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I'd say Ed Hardy footed the bill.

Good for Jon. He's had 10+ years of hell! It has to feel good to live a little and be out from under Kate.

married girl said...

The ring in rawr's photo-link is not an engagement ring, atleast not a typical one. Looks like modern art jewelry, which is popular now. I always wore a ring on that finger before I was married because I was comfortable with it there. Never presumed it would be thought of as an engagment ring, unless it was engagment-ring-styled. If so, I moved it to my other hand. Just MHO.

Mandy said...

Honestly, good for him. Obviously their marriage has been rocky since before the tabloids found out, and it looks as though they've been separated for a long time, so i don't think its too soon.

Jon is a good father, he bathes them, dresses them, plays with them, cuddles them, brings them school, etc. Kate bitches as she dresses them, never bathes them, watches them play and bitches at them while doing so. I don't see why all the "sheeple" are so team Kate and "oh jon's a dog, blah blah, kates doing all the work"

No, hes not perfect but i'm glad he got away from kate and finding a woman who will appreciate all he does. And if he can make his own career without pimping out the kids, even if it is a little douchey, more power to him!

dhwh1993 said...

I have no problem with Jon and Hailey. I also think it is Jon's public "FU" to miss b!tch and that she deserves every bit of it. Sorry, I believe that she is the "source" putting out there that Jon knowingly planted "false" rumors about her and Steve, in order to drum up more sympathy for herself and HER show/career going forward. After 10+ years of putting up with her, he deserves to be happy - good for him!

j&d said...

This whole thing is just too wierd to me. This Audigiers guy was tight with Michael Jackson. It was his mansion that Michael died in and this guy was designing the clothes for Michael's upcoming concerts (according to Fox news).

With all the big name actors etc. out there why in the world does this guy latch himself on to Jon Gosselin? There he is in his pink outfit hanging all over Jon in the pictures. This guy hangs out with the big time rich and famous. What could he possibly have in common with Jon. Surely he could have found plenty of real "stars" who would be a spokesperson for his clothes.

I just don't get it.

Also, about the pictues. Jon knew he was going to be photographed and knew what he was doing with this little trip. However, he never looks really happy. When I look at the pictures I see someone who possibly is realizing he went too far with this "I'll show everybody" attitude photo shoot. This wasn't like with Deanna when he got caught with her. This was all planned. It's like it just hit him what he was doing to his family. He looked like he was uncomfortable with the situation.

That's just the reaction I had (along with disgust with this whole Gosselin circus) when I looked at the photos.

Sara L. said...

I have always been in Jon's corner, and I know their marriage has been over for awhile, but it still makes me sad to see this. Does anyone else think that they sure don't look very happy together? I did not see one picture where either one of them were smiling.

babymattg said...

Where is everyone seeing pictures? I only saw the one on the Us Magazine web site!

Nikki said...

Why is it disgusting?? Why can't he have a girlfriend? He's HUMAN!
So he's in talks with Ed Hardy...GOOD FOR HIM!!
What would all of you want him to do??
The whole saga with the Gosselin family is tragic. I agree with the fact that they have exploited the kids, Kate lies continuously, etc etc etc...all the things that are discussed on this website-I totally agree with. I am in no way one of the lemmings.
But why slam Jon because he's holding hands with someone else..or that he's in talks with Ed Hardy? Is he not allowed to have any kind of life whatsoever?? He's only allowed to see the children at certain times, so no one can say, 'Well, he should be spending time with his kids'. I'm sure Kate rules that alloted time with an iron hand.
It seems to me that no matter what Jon does, people on this site will find fault with it.
Just as it is with the supporters of Jon & Kate, who are blinded by their love for the family, there are people here who are blinded by their hate.

anonymony said...

all the money in the world wouldn't get me to sleep with Jon Gosselin. I'm 22 and am trying to figure out what sane woman in their early 20s would ever get themselves into a position of being the girlfriend to the father of 8, who just happens to have a nutcase for an ex-wife. I just don't see how the pros outweigh the cons. Not to mention he is highly unattractive, and did I mention, he has EIGHT, albeit adorable, kids?!?! Her parents must be so proud of her. And I'm sure Jon's deceased father is rolling over in his grave.

Neither Kate nor Jon deserves to have custody of their children, they're both too immature, and are self-centered, money-hungry, pathetic excuses for productive members of society. At this point, the sextuplets are better off in the care of Mady and Cara, at least they appear to be somewhat nurturing.

Jacsamic said...

I cannot stop laughing at the triple whammy for Katie Irene:

1. Jon has a girlfriend who he took to France

2. Jon and Girlfriend are all over the internet, tabs, etc. and Katie Irene is not

3. I really hope this is true- Steveie Boy went home to his wife and family.....

I am still laughing....and Katie Irene, since you read here please know taht people are watching you....do not take out your anger on those sweet dear children. Or the dogs. You asked for this and more.

Miranda said...

I'm rapidly losing any empathy I once felt for Jon. He's being insensitive to the fact that the kids love Kate as much as they love him. Regardless of how horrible Kate is, all children -- particularly small ones -- are deeply attached to their mothers. If he truly loved his kids, he would think of their feelings first, and not his hormones.

Maybe the little ones don't realize exactly what's going on, but the twins certainly do, and how agonizing it must be for them to be trapped in the emotional nightmare of who to protect, who to blame, etc. (And you KNOW that cruel, selfish Kate is constantly tormenting those kids with her "poor Mommy, look what Daddy's doing to me now" routine.)

Tweet said...

Lolololol! Oh Jon is really rolling with the big cats now! As Jon would say, 'SICK!' Christian Audigier must be quite desperate or just plain dumb to associate himself with Jon..I hope Deanna chooses to speak out, no need to be silent any longer girl!

gmf56 said...

These people are beyond shameless.

To the poster who said "She truly wants to protect those children", what show have you been watching?

Neither of these parents have done anything to protect their children, only exploit them.

Jon is evidently more loving and hands on than Kate, but neither of them have protected the children. The children need protection from the parents, particularly Kate.

Thoughts2Ponder said...

I dont blame Jon at all for getting any chance he can for earning some bucks. Kate is jumping thru every hoop she can to keep the money flowing. I can almost guarantee that he didnt pay for any of the trip it was all comped by the maker of the Ed Hardy shirts. He hardly looks to me likes hes having a wild time; actually looks bored.
I feel Kate will use it in every way she can to gain sympathy and against him in court.
She started this downslide in the marriage and is mad now she has no control over it. I would love to be a fly on the wall either when he told her he was going or when she sees the pics!! That is what would make me start watching the show again !! lol
I still think hes the better parent and will stay on Team Jon for the time being.

Miranda said...

I wonder if Diana Ross would consider taking the Gosselin kids, too?

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

ScriptChick,

Everything you said is right. Jon finally realized that Kate was making an ass out of him, pretending that the marriage was ok. Presenting Jon with the "contract," was probably the last straw for Jon. He seems to be moving on in his life and thinking about the future.

I'm glad to see Steve out of the picture. He is smart to stay as far away from Kate as he possibly can.

MM2005 said...

One of the gossip sites said Jon had been invited to St. Tropez to speak with the Ed Hardy designer to discuss a potential endorsement deal. I find this episode in the Gosselin saga absolutely hilarious.

Kate kicks boring old Jon to the curb. Tells him to just show up for the filming and do everything as instructed, pretend all is well and he can sleep with anyone he wants. Kate thought she was in control until inept Jon was sloppy with his open marriage exploits and got caught by the paparzzi.

Amid rumors of her own marital indescretions, Kate files for divorce. She loses her children's clothing line endorsement, the Love is in the Mix cookbook is on hold, the TLC show is on hiatus, and Steve is no longer around. Suddenly, her carefully crafted exciting new life minus Jon may no longer appear too exciting. Things aren't going well unless she planned for her butt to be on the cover of the gossip magazines instead of her face.

Old beaten down boring Jon is the one on an all expense paid trip to St Tropez on a beautiful yacht with the possibility of scoring a lucrative endorsement deal. What irony. Is Kate wondering if she made a mistake discarding her husband?

Krazy Karma said...

Some people are being way too hard on Jon. He has MOVED ON.

zoey said...

i have no idea why everyone is so upset about jon moving on. arent you all the same people who Months ago was saying "i wish jon would find someone new?"

well, he did. we dont know if he explained it to his kids etc. at least he is not wearing his underwear in the driveway like kate.

Just Julie said...

Just a couple things...

First, forget "team jon" and "team kate" I think they are both selfish, aloof parents more interested in living large than parenting. I'm on "team kids."

Second, I can just feel it coming. One of both of them will end up on a big reality show such as The Apprentice, the D list edition. Can't you just see it? Kate would be the biggest thing to hit The Apprentice since Omarosa! I won't lie, I would tune in just to watch the people on her team trying to prevent each other from going for Kate's jugular.

Third, I don't really care who Jon dates or that he dates, I just hope the children's needs are being met. And I don't see how they can be. I hope to God the kids have a nanny around full time. We all know Kate is emotionally and verbally abusive. I can't stand to imagine what life is like with Kate on PMS week. I really feel sick to my stomach over the kids.

My5blessings said...

i have no idea why everyone is so upset about jon moving on. arent you all the same people who Months ago was saying "i wish jon would find someone new?"

well, he did. we dont know if he explained it to his kids etc. at least he is not wearing his underwear in the driveway like kate.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

They both have the right to move on.
However, they should at least practice discretion for the sake of their children.
Remember this is fresh for them. The wound hasn't had time to scab over yet.
Perhaps for once, Jon and Kate could think about their children right now. Think of their needs for once.

Divorce, while I believe was necessary in their case-- is still painful and very difficult for children to handle.

Couldn't they practice some delay in self gratification just this once and focus on the 8 children they are "doing it all for?"

Moving on doesn't always mean shack up with the first young girl that comes your way.

They should BOTH be concentrating on their children and trying to repair all the damage they've caused them not only with the divorce but in total.

just wondering said...

Is it my imagination, or does Hailey appear rather clingy in the pictures?

He may not be nearly as interested in her as she is in him...

just Julie said...

http://gawker.com/5312464/harry-potter-wizards-dream-of-gossip-girl-while-jon-gosselin-dreams-of-ed-hardys-sparkles

Funny paragraph about Jon + Ed Hardy.

momoffour said...

If you have a facebook account, you can click through to see the public listing of Hailey and a picture of her holding a drink in one hand and something that looks like a camera in another.

Interesting.

abbra said...

Kate said in the Divorce Papers they have lived apart for 2 yrs. She has no say in what Jon does or doesn't do unless he was stupid enough to sign a contract that made her in charge of his on camera life.
In 2 years the kids have probably met the girlfriend already and have accepted her- which pisses Kate off. That could have been what her ramblings were before she filed for Divorce. The Girlfriend is a threat that could take over her world and all the perks that come with Kates "fame" you know!
I actually think it was Kate that was the Cheater anyway with that bodyguard of hers.
I am curious about Jon wanting to get remarried if thats the case. With a Shrew like Kate you think he would be tired of women, especially one thats just out of her teeny bopper years.

cubby1128 said...

They both make me sick! They just need to go away!!

orangeface said...

Dear Kate,

So, how does it feel? To be back in the trailer park? Because that is where you are. Figuratively speaking, of course. But not for long, sister. You'd be surprised how quickly that money can disappear. Especially with 8 little blessings, and especially at the rate you're spending it. Unfortunately, you never quite learned how to manage money. And I don't mean clipping coupons, hon. Enjoy it while it lasts, and blow those kids a kiss for me.

Oh and P.S. your kids are only cute because of Jon's genetic input.

Ms.Peach said...

Jon can do what he wants, but he should put his kids first. There's no way this 22 year old girl can help raise those kids.

I also don't care about his helping her----I believe Jerry Seinfeld did the same thing for his young girl friend with her designer stuff, but eventually met the right woman and married her.

Jon will date, but I bet this will NOT be the love of his life. Don't sweat it, everyone. At least she's not married like Steve.

Jon+Kate=Hate said...

Are these two so delusional to think that after everything that's happened, the public wants to buy something that has their name on it?! GET OVER YOURSELVES! I can't believe companies are willingly going out of their way to make deals with these two!!
UGH!

mamaoffive said...

They are all such idiots. Sadly only the children will pay the price for having the bad luck of being born into such a dismal family.

That being said, they are acting exactly like most recently divorced or divorcing couples act. Selfish, tit for tat and all that. Jumping into new relationships is normal. It sucks that it's national news and their kids will have to deal with it. Not that these 'parents' care.

MM2005 said...

I fail to understand why Jon moving on with his life is a problem. Perhaps some people harbor a hope that KON might reconcile?

The divorce papers are filed, initiated by Kate, I might add. They are physically separated -- all detailed ad nauseum in every magazine Kate could corral into publishing her lies.

Jon has a right to explore a legitimate endorsement deal -- expenses paid by the interested company, NOT the children. What is the objection?

If the problem is his female friend, well, that is really none of our business -- none of us would care for someone selecting our friends. They are both adults. And, precisely how does this friendship hurt his children? From my perspective, the divorce Kate initiated hurts the children. Her public campaign to blame Jon for the marriage failing hurts the children.

I came to this site because of my concern for the exploitation of eight children. That is still my primary concern. Those children should not be working. Their lives should not be filmed. They deserve a private childhood. That is the beginning and end of my interest.

My sincere hope is that the TLC show does not return and Jon and Kate find other methods of earning a living that do not include their children.

KON are not people I can identify with, so when they do something I wouldn't do, I am not surprised. What they wear or who they date is of no concern to me. Were it not for the children, I would not waste two seconds of my time on these two hucksters. Good grief, they sell their children for a living -- they are scum -- so how is it some people are disappointed in their choices? How could they possibly disappoint you more?

Ange said...

Oh wow. No shame in Jon's game I see. This is kinda bittersweet. It's a huge sweet slap in the face for Kate that Jon has publicly moved on(took off the wedding ring, new gf, even took her on a trip to France), but I can't help but think of how this will effect the kids. I mean their parents just announced a divorce and daddy's already parading his new girlfriend around.

seashell said...

Um, Jon? What happened to being worried about what your children will see when they "get older and google you"? Remember that, Jon? I sure hope you'll still be there to tell them the "truth" so they won't believe thier lying eyes instead.

These two don't deserve to be parents of an ant farm, much less 8 impressionable children.

momoftwins2 said...

Momoftwins2

Let's not forget that they have not been living together for a long while. Let's not forget that they are getting divorced.

Who is to say when it is appropriate to date again? I think the children are fully aware that mommy and daddy are moving on. The parents may think the children are naive, but I taught children these ages and they know alot more than the parents think.
I heard it all in the classroom!

And let's not forget that it is believed that Maddy already saw mommy kissing someone else and even if that is false, there is no denying something was going on with Steve and the kids saw it.

Both these parents need to grow up. However, Jon is doing what you all wanted - to move on.
The kids are well aware their parents marriage is over and have already witnessed mom moving on.

This is tasteless but not unexpected. Jon takes care of his kids when he is with them and that is important to remember. What does Kate do - a staged activity.

Toya said...

Orangeface

LOL and Thank you for giving me a much needed laugh today with your post!

Momof2 said...

Ok...this is how I see it.

Jon has the right to be seen with someone else now...for years Kate publicly emasculated him for all to see, she threw him under the bus over and over, she had her own affair, she filed for divorce.

For all the sheeple that say Kate HAS to write books and do tours to feed those 8 little mouths...Jon may be thinking the same thing for after the divorce. He is always going to have those 8 kids and he has proven over and over how much he loves them and we've seen in episode after episode he is a more hands on parent than Kate.

I think letting the GF tag along was NOT a smart move but look at Kate's romp at Bald Head Island with Steve....right in front of everyone. At least Jon isn't trying to pass the Glassman girl off as his "bodyguard".

Give the guy a break...he spent 10 years in Hell.

karmacomethforkate said...

dhwh1993 said...

I have no problem with Jon and Hailey. I also think it is Jon's public "FU" to miss b!tch and that she deserves every bit of it. Sorry, I believe that she is the "source" putting out there that Jon knowingly planted "false" rumors about her and Steve, in order to drum up more sympathy for herself and HER show/career going forward. After 10+ years of putting up with her, he deserves to be happy - good for him!


Well said and worth repeating.

WallyWinnie said...

What happened to Jon saying that he LIKED BLONDS!?

The school teacher was not blond nor is the plastic surgeons daughter.

I guess beggers cannot be choosers!

PS for the record: Kate is much prettier then either of these 2 YOUNG women. just sayin....

saratogachris said...

I am the mother of a 22 year old daughter and all I can say is.... yuck! Her parents have got to be cringing, at the very least. A married, 32 year old man, newly separated and the father of eight! I'd be flipping out...

Friend from New Mexico said...

I am so glad that Jon has found a new intrest! Kate travled all over the damn place when she was married. She kicked Jon to the curb with her nasty nasty hateful ways.

I don't understand why some of you are up in arms because he took off somewhere. Hey Kate did it over and over and over again!

EAT YOUR HEART OUT NASTY KATE!!!!

I say GOOD FOR JON!!!

I support him all the way!!!

...and another thing said...

If Jon wanted to take a kid to Paris, it would have been nice if he had taken one of his own.

and

If folding sweaters at GAP makes one a fashion expert then I'm a gourmet chef, an interior designer and a master gardener.

Momof2 said...

WallyWinnie said...

What happened to Jon saying that he LIKED BLONDS!?

The school teacher was not blond nor is the plastic surgeons daughter.

I guess beggers cannot be choosers!

PS for the record: Kate is much prettier then either of these 2 YOUNG women. just sayin....
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I beg to differ...Kate's attitude and demeanor make her a very UGLY person.

TUNDRA said...

MM2005 said...
I fail to understand why Jon moving on with his life is a problem. Perhaps some people harbor a hope that KON might reconcile?

The divorce papers are filed, initiated by Kate, I might add. They are physically separated -- all detailed ad nauseum in every magazine Kate could corral into publishing her lies.

Jon has a right to explore a legitimate endorsement deal -- expenses paid by the interested company, NOT the children. What is the objection?

If the problem is his female friend, well, that is really none of our business -- none of us would care for someone selecting our friends. They are both adults. And, precisely how does this friendship hurt his children? From my perspective, the divorce Kate initiated hurts the children. Her public campaign to blame Jon for the marriage failing hurts the children.

I came to this site because of my concern for the exploitation of eight children. That is still my primary concern. Those children should not be working. Their lives should not be filmed. They deserve a private childhood. That is the beginning and end of my interest.

My sincere hope is that the TLC show does not return and Jon and Kate find other methods of earning a living that do not include their children.

KON are not people I can identify with, so when they do something I wouldn't do, I am not surprised. What they wear or who they date is of no concern to me. Were it not for the children, I would not waste two seconds of my time on these two hucksters. Good grief, they sell their children for a living -- they are scum -- so how is it some people are disappointed in their choices? How could they possibly disappoint you more?

7/11/2009 4:21 PM

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Personally, I couldn't agree with you more MM2005.

My only concern is TLC continuing with the show rather than cancelling it for the benefit of the children. If the show must go on, per Kate, I suspect this may explain why TLC gave Jon and Kate 6weeks to figure out what "direction" their separate lives and careers would take. Once they've figured it out, I won't be surprised to see rotating episodes focused on Jon/Kate raising the kids separately while managing their new career(s).

MelissaLG said...

I am so glad that Jon has found a new intrest! Kate travled all over the damn place when she was married. She kicked Jon to the curb with her nasty nasty hateful ways.

I don't understand why some of you are up in arms because he took off somewhere. Hey Kate did it over and over and over again!

EAT YOUR HEART OUT NASTY KATE!!!!

I say GOOD FOR JON!!!

I support him all the way!!!

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Exactly! Good for Jon! I am happy for him.

Kate brought her boyfriend everywhere with her months before she even admitted to having marital problems. And now we see Jon with a girlfriend, AFTER Kate filed for divorce, and people criticize JON?

Look, they are getting a divorce. The marriage ended a long time ago. I highly doubt seeing Daddy happy with a girlfriend will be traumatic for the children. They live with KATE 1/2 the time. These kids know trauma.

Oh, The Momma said...

Krazy Karma said...
Some people are being way too hard on Jon. He has MOVED ON.

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Sorry - but you MOVE ON in a way that's HEALTHY for your kids. This isn't ABOUT Jon - nor Kate. It's about 8 precious little children - who are living their parents divorce in an OPEN TO THE PUBLIC format (which is BAD ENOUGH withOUT trampsing some hoochie around for the Paps to take pictures of!)

C'mon! Are Jon&Kate so delusional that they really don't believe their kids are oblivious?

You know - a couple of weeks ago it was RUMORED that "Jon's girlfriend' was going to be a 'new regular' on the show - and everyone thought they meant Deanna. If I remember correctly, TLC's statement was specific in "Deanna" will not be on the show - so maybe TLC knew 'Hailey' was 'the one'??

I started out posting to this blog because of how horrible I thought it would be for the kids to have to live through a 'reality divorce'. As it happens before my eyes - I still cannot fathom ANY PARENT putting their kids through it.

Those kids are going to be in my prayers.

Just Julie said...

It seems like Jon and Kate did at one point hint that he had a vasectomy on the show. Although they didn't come out and SAY so. And of course we all KNOW they don't tell untruthful untruthly untruths.

Anyway, if he had actually had a vasectomy, I'm guessing it would have been on the show so that the production company would pay for it. I can just imagine it:
"I decided to buy a few cases of Bird's Eye Frozen Peas for after Jon's surgery. They aren't exactly organic peas but since Bird's Eye Vegertables are frozen, they are still sort of organic-ish and the kids love all 13 varieties of Bird's Eye Frozen Vegetables."

"Daddy put frozen peas on his unnerwears!"

Becky Q in PA said...

It just occurred to me: maybe Jon's being so in-your-face with this girl SO THAT TLC WILL HAVE TO CANCEL THE SHOW!

We know Kate was willing to keep filming as long as she controlled the media machine and could make up all the things he supposedly did wrong, but now that he's out and proud with it, I doubt she'll be able to put her anger aside long enough to do continue to "work" with him.

Maybe I'm wrong, but this might be the best shot at getting the kids out of show business.

yeaisaidthat said...

"He may be no saint, but I say Kate was the one that got that ball rolling in the first place."

I absolutely agree! It was only when Jon finally came to his senses and no longer wanted to live his/a life according to KATE, as well as, the terms and conditions of a reality tv show aka 'the show is our life and our life the show' did 'things' get ugly!

Pam said...

Momof2 said:

'Give the guy a break..he spent 10 years in hell'

So that gives him a free pass to confuse his kids even more? When do his kids get a break? What kind of example is he (or Kate) setting for their kids? That parents lie and in no time new love interest's are on the scene when a divorce is not even finalized? Do the kids not have enough to contend with?

chrissyb said...

Maybe Katie Irene made a deal with Dr. Glassman? She got new boobs and Hailey got Jon?

KatyMaxinePitiesKatieIrene said...

Those pooor kids are going to be so messed up!

Stephanie said...

Good for Jon. Team Jon all the way! He deserves happiness. He has been miserable long enough with Kate. He is a great dad and WILL take care of his kids. I really don't understand what the big deal is with him wearing Ed Hardy clothing either. Who cares. If that is what he likes go for it!!! I hate how critical people are. I am sure in the next few days we will all see just what Kate has been up as well.

It truely IS over said...

In lew of what is happening between Jon and Kate currently, I see NO way that the show can continue. There is TOO much animosity and it is certainly no longer a family show. The distain between the parents will be so palpable that its nothing to be airing to the world.

Terri from New York said...

Whats good for the goose is good for Jon. I completly support Jon all the way! The kids will be fine. They are not made out of china. Kate put that in your pipe and smoke it...Oops....

My5blessings said...

I am the mother of a 22 year old daughter and all I can say is.... yuck! Her parents have got to be cringing, at the very least. A married, 32 year old man, newly separated and the father of eight! I'd be flipping out...
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

ITA! I certainly would question his priorities as well as his character.

Kittycat said...

Gee, if John had waited another month with these photos it would have made a great way to celebrate the one year anniversary of the 'wedding in Hawaii'; The stupid fake fiasco was taped last August....nice way to commemorate that 'special' day.
Those poor kiddies...hope Kon are at least saving some of the kid's money for ALL the therapy they are going to need.

We said...

Many are saying that Jon should stay home and take care of his kids. That is EXACTLY what he did for years!!!!! I say good for him and let KATE STAY HOME for once.
I applaude Jon allll the way!!!

Boo Kate said...

I am happy for Jon that he gets to play and not be the whipping boy.Eat your heart out Katie Irene.

Christine said...

I feel bad for the kids. Fine if Jon wants to move on but he should have waited longer (espically in public). I had to wait out the 18 months to get my divorce (not just check off a box) and I used that time grow as a person alone before dating again (and I did not have 8 kids!).

I did not watch most of season 4, just curious do the kids have access to computers? I remember seeing Jon and that cheesy Allstate computer ad, but do the kids have internet access? As much as kids their age like webkinz and club penguin I sure hope the kids have no internet access, not only for the pictures but for some of the comments on the websites that have the pics of Jon & friend.

Carrie said...

It's called tact. You do not display such blatant bed-hopping untl the divorce is final. Those children (and possibly future children) can "google" and take note of the dates (and daddy's dates!) that all of this went down. Anyone else a little disturbed by the "other" photos of Hailey?? Holding a gun (albeit a BB gun) to her friends head! The company we keep, indeed, Mr. Gosselin.

Its HIS turn said...

Again, no it is not cheating or committing adultery when they are legally separated, pending divorce.
I know this for a fact.
Kate's been running around for a year with her boyfriend, and we are going to bash Jon for one trip?

Lets ease up said...

I know a beaten down man when I see one. Jon turned into a pathetic shell of a man due to Kate's badgering of him for 10 years. Let's ease up on him a little.

No more season 5 said...

I have only ONE thing to say to everyone who forgot what actually went on...remember..."the show must go on" who said that, surely not Jon. This is her field to hoe , he told her no more season 5, and she totally ingnored him.

The mom knows said...

I'm sure the Glassman's have no problem with Jon. They probably like him. Don't forget it was Hailey AND her Mom that met with Jon in May to go to the Mall.
Her mother knows exactly whats going on.

Daisy'sMommy said...

anne123 said...
For us viewers, it's been a short time to know about their living apart but for them they say it's been two years.

I don't care that they say it's been over for years, they didn't file legal separation papers and you don't "move on" until a marriage is over. They are still married... until the divorce is finalized, separation or not. You shouldn't have, or flaunt, your affair(s) until it's settled.

These pics are going to look real good when Kate's divorce attorney presents them. She might just get whatever she wants after this.
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I have to say that I disagree with you (on some things)
I'm not sticking up for Jon, I completely agree that even he shouldn't be out flaunting this new relationship regardless of whether he and Khate have no longer been together for 2 years, or 6 months (the contract thing) because of their children... according to them the kids found out recently (although its hard to believe anything they say). Even if the kids knew for a while its still inappropriate to be out and about with the new gf in the public eye like that so soon after filing because the general public will believe that Jon was indeed cheating on Kate and the poor kids will have to read that online someday.... HOWEVER, from my own personal experience, divorces can take years. My now ex-husband cheated on me and left me with nothing and it took 2 years to finally get divorced because in NY state you have to have basically been there or recorded your spouse in the act somehow. So I do have to say that even though you're not legally divorced, if you're no longer together emotionally and physically, I don't think there's anything wrong with being with someone else before every thing is finalized. I met the love of my life during the second year of my "divorce process" and I'm thankful that I didn't follow some train of thought like yours and frankly am quite offended that you would say something like that. Obviously you've been lucky enough to never have to go through the pain of a divorce and how long and drawn out and humiliating it can be.

Kittycat said...

It almost seems that Jon & Khate are busy giving us GWOP people something to talk about. Reminds me of all the comings & goings of people that Letterman & Leno discuss.
C'mon Jon behave yourself and act like a responsible Daddy.
C'mon Khate stop dressing like your 16, fix your hair, stop nagging, cuddle your kids, stay home, cook something, make some friends....just a few extra pointers for Katie Irene.
GWOP just waits for the next chapter....and on we go.......

viv said...

Well, I don't know that I can blame Jon for moving on and publicly. He seems to have a pretty good relationship with the kids, so he already might have talked to them about him seeing other women. I'm not saying he's not an idiot for being photographed in public with Hailey, but I'm not going to judge him just because I have no idea what he might have explained to the kids. Sure, no matter what it's going to hurt the kids, but he's going to have to move on at some time. His marriage with Kate has been over for a long time even if not legally.

Kate, if the rumors about her and Steve are true including the one about Mady catching the two of them kissing, just sucks. Jon was stuck at home alone with the kids for a long time. Now, he's having his fun and not in the form of a bodyguard/secret lover. He gets to have fun on a yacht in St. Tropez on Ed Hardy's dime (most likely). Sad for the kids? Sure. But at least the kids know about the divorce and that mommy and daddy are moving on. Slap in the face to Kate now that he's getting to have his own fun? Good.

chesterctymom said...

WallyWinnie said...

PS for the record: Kate is much prettier then either of these 2 YOUNG women. just sayin....


But she is very, very ugly on the inside.

zoey said...

Just because it was brought to america's attention in RECENT months that those two clowns are having martial issues does not mean that its breaking news to the Children. The children may have been aware for a long time. so, whats the difference if Jon goes to Paris with a lady friend now or 3 months from now?

TUNDRA said...

Didn't Kate take Mady to San Diego, alone (meaning no other kids)? Was Steve Neild on this trip?

Was the San Diego trip before or after the filming vacation at the beach in North Carolina where Mady supposedly saw her mother and Steve Neild kiss?

AndiMominIL said...

Becky Q in PA - I think you might be onto something. Its been obviously, especially the end of last season, that Jon was no longer interested in doing the show (and I remember in Muliple Blessings at the end where they talk about being 'approached' by TLC that Jon was against the idea). I have often thought that he wasn't 'accidently' caught by the paps, that he was doing things intentionally to jepordize the show - most likely b/c HE wanted off of it (although it'd be nice if he thought of his kids too in this). All of the negative media attention started with Jon partying, fooling around etc and that's when everything went downhill and crashed. Jon may not be the brighest light on the Christmas tree, but I think he finally grew a pair and decided to screw up Kate's master plan of fame as best as he could.

Mary said...

I for one is so happy for Jon, hey is he wants to date a 10 year younger girl fine. My husband and I are 12 years apart and have been married for 25 wonderful years! You go Jon and be happy and don't listen to the haters. As for the clothing deal hey if it is not making money from the kids than the more power to him. Congrats

just wondering said...

gross said...
this almost makes me team kate...disgusting and completely disrespectful to his entire family. at least kate tried to be discrete.

***********

Kate filed for divorce. They have been separated for at least a year. I think Jon stuck around about as long as he could stomach the situation. What else do you want from him?

He's dating. So what? I just don't understand what the flipping freakout is all about.

just wondering said...

KatyMaxinePitiesKatieIrene said...
Those pooor kids are going to be so messed up!

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They already are!! They have been in front of cameras since they were toddlers. They have a narcissistic mother and a passive father. I fail to see how a little dating is going to do any further damage to these already damaged children...

Annette said...

Congrats to Jon for making his own money. He said he is done with the show so bravo to him. I hope he finds happiness. From some of the post Kate and her friends are busy what do you think.

Miss Brown Betti said...

The children are not reading the tabloids so how would Jon being in France with this person affect them? They are most likely playing and having a grand ol time at their large home that they bought. I am glad that Kate is home with them FOR ONCE and not Jon...Jon has my vote all the way!

Kristen said...

Here's another link with some other pictures: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/07/11/jon-gosselin-girlfriend-st-tropez/#more-378851

I'm just sayin said...

Jon was there for ALL the children from day one! He did more then most dads do.Give him a break...He sure needs one putting up with the shrew for all these years!

just wondering said...

My5blessings said...
The objection as I see it, isn't that he should or should not date. But good God, can't he at least be there for his children until they have a chance to get used to the idea of their parents divorcing.

If he is so wrapped up with another woman, he sure can't be there for his children's emotional well being during this divorce.

IMHO, take care of their needs first. This being in regard to the hurt they are experiencing over the impending divorce and then start dating.

As far as harboring hope they reconcile. Nah, if you read my earlier posts... I actually was in favor of their divorce.

Also, please consider this will be a VERY public/messy divorce. Whether the show contiues or not.
Those kids will continue to be shown on t.v. as well as the tabloids. It would be nice if the parents were there to pick them up from this rather than "moving on" so immediately-- always thinking of themsleves.

Children first, they owe them that much.

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

They - BOTH of them - have never, ever put the children first. Why would anyone expect them to do so now? They will continue to do what they want and then help the children pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. This is the only constant of their existence.

just wondering said...

It truely IS over said...
In lew of what is happening between Jon and Kate currently, I see NO way that the show can continue. There is TOO much animosity and it is certainly no longer a family show. The distain between the parents will be so palpable that its nothing to be airing to the world.

**********

Who the hell knows! Kate may even be in on this little plot.

Think about the ratings for the first episode after the hiatus. They will once again be through the roof. Everyone will tune in to see what all of this is going to do to the family.

This entire thing may be just one more way to boost the damn ratings..

Montymom said...

Well how long until we see Kate as the victim again? I am happy Jon found someone and is moving on. He was upset when Kate filed for divorce and said so. She has treated Jon like dirt and if Jon can find happiness than God bless him. He is going through a divorce and has every right to date. The ring on her left hand may or may not be from Jon. I thought GWOP was worried about the 8 kids. If Jon can work and bring in the money doing a deal with Ed Hardy than why be up set with Jon? At least he isn't making money from TLC. He wants out of the show and I think when they go to court he will demand the show end. If you all want to be team Kate than fine but I am team Jon!

Momof2 said...

For all of you that say Jon needs to "be there" for his kids instead of where he is right now....WHAT do you expect him to do? He's BEEN THERE for the kids while Kate had been traipsing around hither, yither and yon or whatever.

Wouldn't it be nice if he could find a way to provide for those kids without them having a camera shoved in their faces 24/7 like they are with Kate? Then maybe he could get CUSTODY.

A Jenny said...

just wondering
You go, Jon!!
***************
I second that

MM2005 said...

There is a business connection between Jon and the Christian Audigier. Jon is pictured on the Ed Hardy website. On the home page, scroll down a bit.

http://www.donedhardy.com/

JJL said...

I can't defend Jon or Kate. Jon whines all the time about how he was married and had babies by the time he was 23. So what. My mom was 19 when she got married and had 2 babies when she was 23. My Father was 26. BFD Jon. Get over yourselves Jon and Kate.

I keep seeing that Jon was picked on for 10 years. Well he stuck around for the ride didn't he? I imagine the money had something to do with it.

I feel so bad for their children and hope they make it through all of this without to many scars. I pray for those kids. They need prayer. They might live in a big house, and have money, but they have two very selfish parents who have a whole lot of growing up to do.

Catherine said...

The best thing everyone could do for those kids is to stop watching that stupid show and stop clicking and commenting on pictures and stories about them on websites. If the interest would ever die down(negative and positive) at least the kids would not be on tv anymore.

Unfortunately, the kids are stuck with two very immature and dysfunctional parents and they will have to deal with that as best they can, just as many of us had to, but survived.

AliceBlueGown said...

I'm thinking Kate must be livid! How insulting could it be to have Dr Glassman's daughter off to Francis with her hubs!!

Sorry, I can't help but smile! Kate deserves this kick in the stomach.

Jon deserves some happiness. Kate took every ounce of man that he had.

And of course, I am sick for the kids. Poor little things. Those kids sure didn't deserve any of the crap their parents have put them through.

I'll bet Kate suddenly sees all their wealth as belonging to the children. Can't you just hear her saying, "He's spending his children's money on another woman!" Now she will decide it IS the kid's money.

No matter how much she cares or doesn't care about Jon at this point, she still must be nearly insane with jealousy.

Good. She deserves it.

Sissy said...

B.MO said...
It kinda sucks to say this but, I grew to dislike Khate so much, that seeing him with a "friend"....kinda warms my heart. LOL literally.
..........................

Me too, B. MO, for sure!

He has been sad, put down, screamed at, and even hit, and it is his turn for a bit of joy.

I hate what this is doing to the kids, though.

fidosmommy said...

Did Alexis know something about "buddies" and kissing in her daddy's world during her conversation with Jon at the 5th birthday party? I vaguely remember something about her alluding to her daddy having a "buddy" of his own......

mom0f3 said...

Ok the way this works is if Ed Hardy brought Jon and Guest over to talk about a deal than its paid for by Ed Hardy, it is called a business expence so it wasn't paid by doing TLC show. Kate is making money off the kids and yet we send Jon down the river?????

Kathi D said...

These people are such losers. Good lord, can either one of you spare one thought for your 8 children?????

I am disgusted with this new display by Jon. Just gross. I have lost whatever shred of hope I had for him to be a father.

Merrilee said...

Jacsamic said...
I cannot stop laughing at the triple whammy for Katie Irene:

1. Jon has a girlfriend who he took to France

2. Jon and Girlfriend are all over the internet, tabs, etc. and Katie Irene is not

3. I really hope this is true- Steveie Boy went home to his wife and family.....

I am still laughing....and Katie Irene, since you read here please know taht people are watching you....do not take out your anger on those sweet dear children. Or the dogs. You asked for this and more.

7/11/2009 2:47 PM

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I agree entirely! Another angle, he is with Mrs. Glassman's daughter. Mrs Glassman thought she and Kate had some real good "girl time" together.

Obviously, that was when Jon became aware of the Glassman's daughter! I think this is absolutely what Kate deserves, in spades!

I'm guessing Mrs Glassman and Kate didn't have their yearly girl-time together lately!

I'm also guessing Kate is seething and very, very jealous. Even if she doesn't want Jon, she doesn't want anybody else wanting him either!

Woo-Hoo!

Now, I wonder, will Kate ever be able to find herself a little boyfriend?

I don't think she and the Silver Fox had anything going at all. For one reason, he has seen her when she flies into her rages.

That is not attractive.

So, how will she find true love? She sure doesn't want Jon outdoing her, that is for sure!

Woo hoo! Jon, you go, boy! Have yourself some fun.

My feelings for those sweet little kids is entirely different. They have not deserved any of the crap both of those ridiculous parents have hoisted on them.

For the kids, I feel very sad.

Can't Believe It said...

Jon is now on one of the "official" Ed Hardy web sites.

http://www.donedhardy.com/

anotherPAmom said...

My heart really goes out to the Gosselin kids!

The whole Jon and girlfriend(s) thing reminds me of two sayings my mom used to quote to me and my sisters! They have really proven true over the years!

1. (When older guy dates much younger girl)- What's wrong with him that girls his own age won't date him?

2. (When guy has been a cheater and asks you out)- If he lied to her he will lie to you!

So Hailey, you have been alerted. . . . .

Button Button said...

Can't you just hear it now? Kate finally comes to the realization that Jon and Kate's money is actually the children's money.

"How dare he spend his children's money on another woman?" Isn't that Kate's voice we hear? Hahahaha!

just wondering said...

From NBC...


Jon Gosselin may have a new career in store – designer.

According to a source close to the designer, Christian flew out the divorcing dad of eight for the meeting.

Christian is interested in having Jon design a Bluetooth cell phone headset as he is aware Jon is a fan of the Ed Hardy brand, a source told Access Hollywood.

WallyWinnie said...

Of course I know Kate is ugly inside.

I was just stating the fact that Kate is physically more attractive than Jons girlfriends are.

I truely believe that Jon did not pick Kate from the start. She selected him because she knew he would serve her needs.

Kate is finished with Jon.

Now Jon gets to pick out his own woman....just like a BIG BOY @ 32!

Jennifer D said...

Imagine if this family had actually heeded the warnings shouted at them from this forum. How many times did we post "quit the show, downsize your house, save your marriage and your family."???

The Gosselins think this site is their worst enemy but actually we had their best interest in mind the entire time.

How much it must suck for them to know that their biggest enemy was also giving them the best advice. And we were RIGHT!! Every prediction has come true.

So now Kate is having her wierd shaped bhind flashed on the cover of magazines. Jon is shown across the web holding hands with a young chick. The kids look miserable. Both parents claim to have their best interest in mind but neither of them appear to a sense of balance. Now what?

just wondering said...

jojow said...

BUT Jon has lost his ever-loving mind.

First: The flaunting. Date, if you must, but for god's sake - don't get caught so your children can see it. It was bad enough he was caught with Deanna(or whatever her name was). You COULD explain that away - they weren't shot necking or anything. BUT blatant hand-holding, snuggles, trips to FRANCE, etc.

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

They are getting a divorce. The papers have been filed. Would somebody please explain to me how a photo op is so devastating to the children?

They will be seen holding hands. It's not like the children are finding them in bed together.

They are not "getting caught." This is a carefully organized photo op. On purpose. Meant to be seen.

sooverit said...

just wondering said...
gross said...
this almost makes me team kate...disgusting and completely disrespectful to his entire family. at least kate tried to be discrete.

***********

Kate filed for divorce. They have been separated for at least a year. I think Jon stuck around about as long as he could stomach the situation. What else do you want from him?

He's dating. So what? I just don't understand what the flipping freakout is all about.

I agree. We are seeing the 'circumstances' surrounding the lives of J & K and the ultimate demise of their marriage as the MEDIA are instigating and playing them/it out to be. Remember, it was TLC and J & K's very own 'reality show' BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that turned what SHOULD be family's private situation in to one hot mess of ongoing scandel and controversy.

jojow said...

Okay, I've read all the comments and calmed down - a tiny, little bit.

So - just a follow-up to be clear:

I do not have a problem with Jon or Kate at this point, moving on with their lives. HOWEVER, they have 8 young children. There are ways to go about this "moving on" which doesn't humiliate, embarrass, and traumatize your kids. Shoot, even if they had older kids, they still need to both take time out, get some individual therapy (I know, I'm dreaming), and at the very, very LEAST - be discreet.

I don't care if your kids are 6 or 16, a kid does NOT want to see their mom or dad getting cozy with some other man or woman a few weeks after they move out. Maybe for Jon and Kate the marriage has been over for a while, but for the kids, the moving van just arrived.

I also don't have any problem with Jon going to France to pursue other money-making ventures. At least these don't have to do with the kids. I DO think his choice of deals make him look ridiculous. Especially since it's a 180 degree turn from who he has supposedly been for the last ten years.

Which brings me to my last point...whether Jon has had a dramatic personality change in the last year or if he is just reverting to who he was 10 years ago (smoking, motorcycle riding, jet-setting bad boy), I can assure you that his kids are freaking out. There's nothing worse than finding out your father isn't who you thought he was. There's also nothing worse than finding out that you are no longer the center of his universe.

Jon and Kate, and especially Jon since I would argue that he is closer emotionally to the kids, need to stop thinking of themselves (for once) and focus on the needs of their children.

Aunty Anne said...

People are criticizing Jon, saying he walked away from his marriage without even trying to save it, but we do not know that for sure -- though it likely is true.

However, I certainly understand it if he did.

There was nothing to save.

Who would stay with that witch a minute longer than they had to.

He stayed in that marriage about 10 years too long.

I think his no longer talking to her may have been the worst punishment she has ever gone through.

Good.

TUNDRA said...

Personally, I think Jon is a good fit (no pun intended) with the Ed Hardy line. It's a popular brand known world-wide.

Hailey may be interested in Paco Chicano, another line (women's) also associated with the creator of Ed Hardy wear, Christian
Audigier.

http://www.pacochicano.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

Is there an Ed Hardy 4 Kids?

It did backfire said...

Kate is going to have a fit when seeing how comfortable Hailey is with Jon and the whole celebrity situation. Hailey is from money, she fits right in very easily.
Kate was a wannabe, she NEVER fit in to any situation, she only wanted to mistreat people that admired her. Boy, did that backfire.

just wondering said...

jojow said...
I DO think his choice of deals make him look ridiculous. Especially since it's a 180 degree turn from who he has supposedly been for the last ten years.

Which brings me to my last point...whether Jon has had a dramatic personality change in the last year or if he is just reverting to who he was 10 years ago (smoking, motorcycle riding, jet-setting bad boy), I can assure you that his kids are freaking out. There's nothing worse than finding out your father isn't who you thought he was. There's also nothing worse than finding out that you are no longer the center of his universe.

*******

But this IS who Jon is. What TLC filmed was their version of who Jon was. And he became who Kate wanted him to be. And he became who the kids needed him to be.

Like he said.. He wants to be Jon. The real Jon, not everyone elses version of him.

SaNdY said...

WallyWinnie said...
Of course I know Kate is ugly inside.

I was just stating the fact that Kate is physically more attractive than Jons girlfriends are.

I truely believe that Jon did not pick Kate from the start. She selected him because she knew he would serve her needs.

Kate is finished with Jon.

Now Jon gets to pick out his own woman....just like a BIG BOY @ 32!
***********************************ITA that Jon did not pick Kate...she latched onto him, IMO, because he filled her 'request list' for a husband: his dad had money, he is Korean and she has said she wishes she were Korean, and, probably the most important, she knew she would be able to take the lead and control him....

just wondering said...

Jon and Kate, and especially Jon since I would argue that he is closer emotionally to the kids, need to stop thinking of themselves (for once) and focus on the needs of their children.
******

Why? They never did before, so why do people expect them to start now?

Becky Q in PA said...

Momof2 said...
For all of you that say Jon needs to "be there" for his kids instead of where he is right now....WHAT do you expect him to do? He's BEEN THERE for the kids while Kate had been traipsing around hither, yither and yon or whatever.

******
Good point. And if these aren't his scheduled days with the kids--remember, Kate went to CA during her usual days this week--what else should he be doing?

I would NOT have been happy to see him dragging his 8 kids to business meetings in France. Not only would he not have had the time needed to spend with them, but the paparazzi would dog them everywhere. I'll always go for a "no kids" photo op over one where the kids are paraded in front of the cameras. It doesn't make sense for him to have taken them.

As far as I can see, Kate has already VERY PUBLICLY accused him (on her own or by proxy thru "sources") in the tabloids every week of cheating, etc. What does he have to lose? He's already paying the price, in most every tabloid, and those stories aren't going away, thanks to "Pity-Me-Kate's quest to be on magazine covers; when the kids get older, they'll see the same stories we've been fed all these weeks!

If I have to see ANY pictures of this family from this weekend, I'd rather they be of Jon instead of Kate forcing her kids to play on the driveway. She might not be so quick to parade them around right now for photo ops, either, since she must be very embarrassed.

HeDeservesALifeToo... said...

No matter what we individually think of Jon or of Kate, divorce is always ugly.

If we are on Team Jon or not, we all know the kids are sad, confused, upset, freightened, etc.

We can't change that and we know we can't change that.

I am very glad Jon is away from Kate's nasty, awful, terrible person. Feeling sad for the kids doesn't change that. I am very glad for Jon.

just wondering said...

TUNDRA said...

Is there an Ed Hardy 4 Kids?

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Yep, and as somebody else posted.. I bet Mady could rock it!!

SaNdY said...

just wondering said...
Jon and Kate, and especially Jon since I would argue that he is closer emotionally to the kids, need to stop thinking of themselves (for once) and focus on the needs of their children.
******

Why? They never did before, so why do people expect them to start now?
***********************************
ITA!!! After all that has happened, they still don't get it...and my gut tells me that they never will...I thought this 'hiatus' that TLC so 'generously' gave them was to give them time to be with the children so that they could reassure the children, support them and nurture them during this difficult transistion....they could have stopped this horrendously horrendous train wreck long ago, they did not...we can scream at them to stop this show (and in a way, we have) until we are blue in the face, but they are not going to stop it voluntarily, they are deaf, dumb and blind to the fact that they are harming their children....

just wondering said...

Jennifer D said...
Imagine if this family had actually heeded the warnings shouted at them from this forum. How many times did we post "quit the show, downsize your house, save your marriage and your family."???

*********

I'll try a carefully worded response to this so I don't get deleted..

Kate will always want More, Bigger, Better. She is hardwired this way. She does nothing in moderation. She wants fame so badly that it hurts. Physically hurts. Power and money mean everything to her and it doesn't matter who she steps on to get it.

She has convinced herself that it is all for the kids as a way to rationalize her hunger, but it's all a fabrication. There will never be enough of anything and she will always want more. Always.

Jeanie W said...

It truely IS over said...
In lew of what is happening between Jon and Kate currently, I see NO way that the show can continue. There is TOO much animosity and it is certainly no longer a family show. The distain between the parents will be so palpable that its nothing to be airing to the world.

7/11/2009 6:25 PM
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I hope you are right.

The TLC CEO, Elaine O'Neill loves this drama. She says she can't walk away from the "high numbers." She is NOT going to be the one to say shut this down.

Kate loves the money, the fame, the perks, the publicity, the paparazzi, the spas. She is NOT going to say let's shut this down.

Jon has learned what fun things money can buy. It seems to be okay with him, he says we have to "watch the show." He is NOT LIKELY to say let's shut this down.

I don't think this show will stop production until it fizzles down to dust or if some government entitiy says shut this down!

But I hope you are right! I want you to be right!

My5blessings said...

Just wondering wrote:

They - BOTH of them - have never, ever put the children first. Why would anyone expect them to do so now? They will continue to do what they want and then help the children pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. This is the only constant of their existence.
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You are right, they have never put their children first.

Sure would be nice if during the most likely profound event in their lives, they could grow some -- BOTH of them and be there now.

I'm glad to see you write "thier shattered lives" it is exactly what their lives are, shattered.
Who cares if it was last year.
Is there a time limit on pain??
I don't think so.
I don't see either of them picking up the shattered pieces.
I see each of them ( parents) looking out for their own best interest without any regard for their children.

Merrilee said...

Some are worrying about the Gosselin kids reading about their lives on the internet.

Listen folks, the kids lived their lives. They KNOW better than we do what they went through.

Seeing their lives on DVDs would be more harmful than blogs or Facebook.

momof4intx said...

Sorry, I just can't get on board with this and support Jon. I am more disgusted with the entire situation then I've ever been before. Neither one of them know how to display an ounce of discretion or class, and I just wish for once that these two sorry excuses for parents would put their children's feelings ahead of their own.

My5blessings said...

Well how long until we see Kate as the victim again? I am happy Jon found someone and is moving on. He was upset when Kate filed for divorce and said so. She has treated Jon like dirt and if Jon can find happiness than God bless him. He is going through a divorce and has every right to date. The ring on her left hand may or may not be from Jon. I thought GWOP was worried about the 8 kids. If Jon can work and bring in the money doing a deal with Ed Hardy than why be up set with Jon? At least he isn't making money from TLC. He wants out of the show and I think when they go to court he will demand the show end. If you all want to be team Kate than fine but I am team Jon!
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There are only 8 victims here and they are not Jon and Kate.

I'm not team Kate or team Jon, no decision to make on my part.
I came here for the children and remain firm in that decision.

Becky Q in PA said...

Another thing just occurred to me: When Kate filed for divorce on that Monday--even though she'd given the People divorce interview the WEEK BEFORE, said:

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

It's possible Kate was trying to blackmail Jon into cooperating lest she release her "reasons" to the press, and then proceeded to make statements immediately thereafter. Jon might've balked, gotten her to agree to stop talking to the press, and then become completely disgusted with her speaking through "sources" over and over and over again.

She may be holding up the divorce proceedings, etc., in hopes that he'll "get on with the show." I'm sure she's quite capable of dragging things out until the children are no longer marketable.

Yes, I think he might be trying to end the show with this very deliberate display, but he may also be sending a clear message to Kate: "Do your worst! No more leverage; I won't be held captive by you or this show any longer."

I just keep thinking he doesn't look too happy about posing for these pictures. "Resolute" seems to describe it better. Things are making more and more sense to me...

just wondering said...

Jeanie W said...
It truely IS over said...
In lew of what is happening between Jon and Kate currently, I see NO way that the show can continue. There is TOO much animosity and it is certainly no longer a family show. The distain between the parents will be so palpable that its nothing to be airing to the world.

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Kate will do anything to keep this show going. When this show ends it will mean that Kate is kicking and screaming in a corner somewhere and it will definitely last for much, much longer than a half a day!

fidosmommy said...

These pictures in France don't look all smiley, no. But after all these seasons of having to slap on a smile for photo ops and look like he's a happy man, the stone face may just feel good to him. I don't think Jon Gosselin is a naturally "smiley" person and all that smiling into a camera seems fake to him - and possibly ordered by Kate. Actually, I thought it looked fake, too. Now he's doing what he wants in front of cameras, not what he's told to do.

At this time next year I am hoping to sweetly ask, "Jon and Kate? Who are they?" because they will have gone their separate ways into
oblivion.

We said...

This is a very interesting.Normally
we all are on the same page.

I don't agree with those who think that Jon is not there for his children. He didn't pack up and move to France for goodness sake. In a short time he will be back at home,playing with the kids and dogs and going about his normal schedule. Give him a break...He will go back home soon enough.

HannaBelleLechter said...

I don't believe the Jon-Hailey relationship for one micro second.

The public is being played big time. By Jon. By Kate. By their PR advisers. They're all in cahoots.

ruthy said...

HannaBelleLechter said...
I don't believe the Jon-Hailey relationship for one micro second.

The public is being played big time. By Jon. By Kate. By their PR advisers. They're all in cahoots.

_______________________________

I totally disagree!

Why would the "Glassman Gal" do any type of PR stunt for Jon and Kate? She doesn't need to. If she needed $$$ couldn't she just ask dad?

I think they are a certified couple.

I think it is nice that Jon can hold someones hand without having to squeeze on the Purell.

MichelleS said...

LOL, the pic is saw on people.com this woman somewhat looks like Kate with a long wig on!

JenTru said...

How long can a train wreck last? Both Jon and Kate are idiotic, money-grubbing fame whores. I hope those kids divorce them and get to live in their mansion with the not-a-nanny or anyone who cares about them.

While I feel like it is ok for Jon to be seeing someone, I feel like he should be doing so in private, and not in Europe. When you have eight kids who have just been told the parents who promised them just months ago that they would always be together you don;t get to jet-set around the world without some criticism. STAY OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT FOR FIVE MINUTES. The onyl reason Katie Irene has stopped showing up in the tabloids is she wants the custody of her eight little blessings so she can keep the eight little paychecks.

Sorry for the ragefullness...

Kelly said...

@Ruthy

Hailey Glassman has been rumored to only seeing Jon because she wanted to be on a reality show and has showbiz aspirations..she is no angel..drug conviction, drunk behaviour in unflattering photos online..Jon's choice in women needs improvement..for any girl to get involved with the baggage and the negativity of the press, I think she has some motives that do not include serious feelings for Jon IMO

Mia said...

HaHa! Just saw a photo of Jon and Hailey on DListed.com with this headline:

Kate's Rabid Possum Hair Just Growled

NikkiNiclemom said...

My friend is divorced and the kids are happier now than when their parents were together. Kate fighting was not healthy to the kids. For the kids to see how their mom treated their dad, the girls will prob. grow up to act like her unless they have another woman in the house to see how they should treat their man. With love and respect. The boys will benefit from this as well. I hope the kids have good role models now. The fighting between Jon and Kate was very harmful.

Nikinicolemom said...

I hope and pray Jon reaches out to Aunt Jodi and hubby. I hope they reach out to Jon as well. Jon is going to need family and a support team. The kids will be secure once they know their parents are fine, and they know that they are loved and paid attention to. Jon is a great father and will be their for them. How soon until Kate's man comes out? Hope it isnt Steve..hope he is home loving his family.

ann said...

I think the dust will settle and the kids will ajust fine. They have two parents who love them and a father who doesn't want to be on the show so thats a positive step forward. Hope this is it for the show. Is anyone still giving their opinion to TLC ect.?

just saying said...

This is not a PR stunt or fake. This is Jon picking up his life after Kate files for divorce. He wants happiness and to find love. We don't know what happened in their marriage but from what Aunt Jodi said on NBC Kate gave Jon a contract that their marriage was over ect. so from last Nov. or so thats not a short period of time for Jon to come to grips with Kate being done. He is making a correct choice to go on with his life. He will introduce the kids to who ever he wants and they will be fine because they see daddy happy for once.

mariemom said...

I wonder if Kate will show the kids the pictures from People, Us ect this week and say "Look who Daddy is with" or just leave the page open so they can find it? Parents when they divorce can do so much damage to kids when they play games and try and make the other parent the bad guy. I don't see Jon doing this and think he wants his kids to be ok. He will not play games.

marsneeze said...

Personally, I think it is great Jon is out with his new girlfriend. Anyone who has just come out of an abusive relationship such as he has had (with Kate being the abuser) looks to have his ego built up again with a nice person. He took enough BS from Katie Irene for too long and is now free of her claws.

I hope Kate would be as honest as her affair with Steve and quit pretending it didn't happen. She has thrown Jon under the bus one too many times.

Even if no one else agrees with me... I am still happy for Jon. Hopefully he will find a lovely step-mom for those adorable kids.

Annette said...

What is the state of PA doing to help these kids? I haven't heard any reports of their findings. Has anyone heard please let me know. The 8 will start school soon and I hope they will not be teased about their parents divorce or the show. I see TLC coming out with a show about a single mom and her 8 kids ajusting to divorce.

Wickie'smom said...

I saw on another site that Kate has a boyfriend who she has been seeing and the paps haven't caught her with yet. I think she may have tipped off the paps that Jon was in France. How long does it take in the state of Pa for divorce procedings to get over with?

Rita said...

Jon will fit in with Hailey's family just fine. They both were raised in wealthy families and are use to that life style. Maybe thats why Jon wants to get a place in New York, now it makes sence. It is only a couple hours away so he can either come stay at the house with the kids or have the kids come stay with him in New York. It will all work out just fine and I hope he gets a fair deal in the divorce. Kate is all about the money I think.

Christina said...

As long as Jon is making his own money and it's not from the kids working I think that is great!!!!!

Francis said...

Kate was in Bevrly Hills last week staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel and sitting by the pool in her two piece. Then went to Burbank to have a business meeting. Will she ever be a mom who has her kids interest at heart. I hope she has many business ventures as long as it isn't with the kids. I wonder if Beth will be in the kids life even if it is off camera? Hope so.

Patty said...

Does anyone else think that some of these comments against Jon maybe are coming form Kate? Is she up late blogging her frustration out? Mmmmm just wondering! Maybe she is paying someone to blog with the "kids money"

Beth said...

Marsneeze...I don't agree with the first part, Jon has been a prisoner of Kate's for so long and has lost his self esteem with all her complaining. He has made a good choice to reinvent himself and find piece of mind. The last half of your comment gave me a great laughed. Can you just picture TLC filming Kate's reaction to the picture of Jon holding Hailey's hand (and happy) in France. I would pay big money to see that. Wow now that would be a episode I would watch and buy the dvd for.

Greeeeeeeeeed said...

Lets be real..Kate and Jon will spend their required time with the kids and they will be yeee hawwwing when they get to leave and spend time with their new love interests. If anyone thinks this is ok and the kids will be fine, I find that really sad. They are both consumed so much with their own lives, their own interests, their own quest to make even more money..where are the kids in that? Left home with a not-a-nanny alot of the time, that's where. Kate will go out of her mind spending alot of time at home and will be seeking any opportunity to be away..Jon and her will clash over schedules because Jon will be enjoying his own pursuits. Not to say they wont want to spend time with their kids at times but they are very selfish and thinking of THEMSELVES..if Jon truly cared about his kids he would not be out in public with this woman right now..he should care that they are confused and sad but he is more concerned with enjoying his new exciting life. Give me a break!

Tara said...

No Patty, I just think alot of people are not too pleased with what they are seeing with Jon..no one is saying Jon is posting negative comments about Kate..I don't find it odd at all to see negative comments because his actions warrant that IMO..why should Jon escape scrutiny when he is being selfish? Kate gets the same kind of scrutiny

Do Not Fuel Their Fire said...

These were POSED images...nothing more than an "up yours" to Kate. I'm in nobody's cheering section, but that is just crass. These poor children have to live with this and I thought that it couldn't get much worse. Jon has truly lost his mind.
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Above from JustJulie, keeping it real. Very easy to get caught up in the sensationalism of Jon in France; I've been doing it, too.

I feel like we need to get on subject, about the Gosselin children being exploited for the sake of reality television. The parents and people who run the show don't seem to be deterred from continuing the filming of the kids. It's going to be up to the "public" (viewers) to make the decision for them. The easiest way to get our nose out of their business and the children off TV is to just not have them in our faces. Out of sight, out of mind.

Notice how their show doesn't even have new episodes, but we're talking about them and looking for photos on the gossip sites. We're all stirred up again. It just keeps their machines running.

So, personally, I'm going to keep working on my withdrawal. I'm having a lot of relapses, but I'm determined. It's the old supply & demand concept: if we could be indifferent and turn away from all things J&K, there will be no demand for their photos or their products. It'll just close up because interest has waned, which means the cameras go away, especially the ones on the kids.

The Gosselin parents are sabotaging their own situation. They're doing a fine job of it on their own with rumors of infidelity, now a divorce; and, yes, child exploitation. They've made their own bad publicity. Just sit back, don't feed it. They've ruined the whole happy-big-family thrust of their show; I don't think a new version of it come August is going to fly. I predict that inside a year, the Gosselin family will be old news, and that's a good thing for eight children who will no longer have to live in a TV studio with cameras filming their every move.

In the meantime, the light's on laws needed for the protection of kids on reality TV shows, no different than that of child actors.

So, watch the rest unfold but take care with what you google, what you buy to read and watch on TV when it comes to the Gosselins. The fun is gone on this one; try, like me, to find something new to embrace. "Gosselin-Free" feels good.

Maybe I'm Heartless, but said...

I don't see what's wrong with moving on with a paid vacation in Europe. The marriage is over and has been for a while, divorce or not. He doesn't have to call his girlfriend his "bodyguard." If someone were paying my way to St. Tropez to hang out on a yacht, you better bet I'd be there...especially if I've spent the better part of the past few years taking care of eight (nine if you count Kate...and I do) kids. Maybe he didn't know he was getting pictures taken before he agreed to the trip. It's a business meeting and he doesn't look like he's smiling in the pictures, so maybe he felt like he just had to go with the flow and just take the pictures. From all the accounts of his friends and people who've met him, he's a laid-back guy. He might not want to have made a fuss considering it's a business deal.

He's had Kate demand that he "help her, protect her, tell her he loves her," for the past 10 years. So, if he wants to have fun, then good for him. Kate can take care of the kids for a few days while he's on vacation. The kids have two parents and for the better part of their lives, they've only really had one taking care of them. Jon can take a breather.

KiSSy said...

jojow said...
You know, I liked Jon. I thought he could save the kids. I didn't blame him at all for leaving/jumping ship/taking his chance when handed to him and getting rid of Kate. She was perfectly awful to him. I really didn't even mind him "cheating"/dating if that whole contract thing was true.

BUT Jon has lost his ever-loving mind.

First: The flaunting. Date, if you must, but for god's sake - don't get caught so your children can see it. It was bad enough he was caught with Deanna(or whatever her name was). You COULD explain that away - they weren't shot necking or anything. BUT blatant hand-holding, snuggles, trips to FRANCE, etc.

I know a couple who once they divorced and separated, dated their SO for at least a YEAR before their young kids ever even really met the person. Then, it was, "this is my friend..." After that, and having gauged their kids reactions and through slow introduction, the "couple" part was more evident.

THAT is how parents who give a damn about their kids feelings act when they get divorced. Their children's needs, physical AND emotional, come first, not their own booty call needs.

Second: The smoking. In the restaurant video, he goes outside for a smoke. He's been photographed with a smoke/joint/something. And one of the new Hailey shots he has a cigarette and box in his hands. He has 8 young impressionable children. He needs to quit this deadly and disgusting habit.

Third: The clothes. Grow up already Jon. Honestly. You are NOT 19 anymore. I'm sorry you feel Kate hoodwinked you into marriage and children at the ripe young age of 22. Tough sheeet. You are acting ridiculously, you look ridiculous, and you are embarrassing yourself, and worse, your children you say you care so much about.

Get over yourself, get some therapy for your unfulfilled and unsowen wild oats and whining, and PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!!!!

7/11/2009 8:02 PM

Jon is on the paparazzi hot list right now. He can't take a crap without people knowing or someone being there to photograph it. (how's it feel by the way? the kids probably didn't like it either...) It doesn't matter where he goes with ANYONE, Philly or France, they are following and waiting. So what if they hold hands? Is it really any different to explain to the kids that he's dating NOW than it would be a year from now? A child's sense of time is not what ours is, so I think to be honest about what you're doing is important.

And while smoking may be a disgusting habit, lots of people, even parents, do it. It doesn't mean he has lost his mind, it probably just means that he has reverted back to smoking as a de-stressor. A lot of people use smoking as a way of dealing with stress, maybe Jon does too. Cut the guy some slack, HE never was the one to pretend to be the perfect parent.

Jon's only 32. He IS still young. He has lived the life of a much older person at a very young age. So what if he's wearing Ed Hardy? I'm in my 40's and would wear those shirts in a second if they came in my size. Jon has always been an edgy guy, and I think his choice in clothing suits his personality quite well. Just because you have 8 kids doesn't mean you turn into a fuddy duddy dad. In fact, I think it's great that he is trying to reclaim himself and move away from the image that Kate was trying so hard to project. Of the two of them, Jon was never the one trying to be something that he wasn't for the sake of the show/ the kids/ the paparazzi. FINALLY he can be himself...even if it's not pretty.

Marisa said...

I think Jon's just as bad as Kate. He's totally using the show (his kids) for money and fame. This designer would have no clue who Jon Gosselin was without the show. Jon's no better than Kate. And now he's involving his 23 year old girlfriend? I can only imagine she wants him for his money. I doubt Hailey really wants to be a mom to 8 kids some day.

NoKate said...

As disturbing as the photos of Jon and another woman are, he still can not do anything to make me dislike him as much as I dislike Kate. I'm sure she'll spin him having a girlfriend to her advantage to try and get American's sympathies on her side. However, nothing she can do will make me pity her or like her more than Jon. I kind of have to say good for Jon. This is an example of a man who wasn't ready to be married and have children so young--and Kate being herself just made things 1000 times worse. He still looks and is acting ridiculous but I think most of us understand why. His actions are understandable. To me, Kate will NEVER be understandable or acceptable. I'm sure soon we'll be hearing a single mother sob story about how she work so damn hard while Jon parties. Well I say it's about time you shrew! All in all take Jon and Kate off the air for good! It can't work anymore. None of us want to see early-mid-life-crisis Jon, and faking bitchy "I have to make it on my own" Kate.

VanCityGirl said...

As much as I've been on "Team Jon" for all this time, I have to say that I strongly feel that he's demonstrating poor judgment in his very public display with the girlfriend in France.

My issue is not with the question of whether he deserves to experience all that I think many of us agree he has been lacking with Kate. I'm very happy for him IF he has found that which he was clearly lacking in a parther - mutual respect, love, understanding, true partnership, etc.

As someone who was around the twins' age when my parents split, I can tell you that the exposure to the significant others of both parents was beyond uncomfortable. And in our family's case, we didn't have to deal with it through the public's eye.

If Jon was really as concerned about what his children would find when they googled him, he would have been much more discreet... not to mention that I absolutely agree with the posters on this site who believe that the paparazzi are in cahoots with KON, which begs the question: why, Jon, would you have paraded this new woman for all the world, including your children, to see, so quickly after announcing your split?

As a child who grew up with a seemingly revolving door of 'significant other' potentials for both parents, my heart is aching for the pain that will be felt by these beautiful children when they see these photos and articles.

Unless you've been through it, it's very difficult to explain or describe the pain/trauma of seeing a parent with someone other than the other parent.

In this case, I think it bears reminding that for the children, the parents' split is only a few weeks old. (Although even if it was several months old, I would argue that it would be just as traumatic for the children).

To me, this is just one part of the responsibility you take on when you decide to become a parent: to put your own selfish needs aside to protect your children from hurt and harm.

Again, I feel the need to reiterate that I am not arguing against Jon's right to love again, to experience all that he has clearly lacked in the past 10+ years. However, the children need to be the priority on BOTH sides; once you decide to bring them into this world, they need to be your #1consideration with all the actions you undertake, especially if under the public eye.

I emplore you both Jon and Kate to consider what results all of your actions, gestures and words will
have on your 8 beautiful children in the 'now' and 'after'...

You need to behave as parents first and exes second.

Becky Q in PA said...

Annette said...
What is the state of PA doing to help these kids? I haven't heard any reports of their findings. Has anyone heard please let me know.

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Annette, as far as I can tell, the state of PA is doing NOTHING to help these children. Aunt Jodi's sister's site last mentioned it on June 23rd; she said as far as she knows, "people who have filed complaints and have actually been present during filming have not even been acknowledged, interviewed...nothing!"

She also reprinted an article by Paul Petersen about WAITING for the PA Dept. of Labor start investigating. There are several good articles by Mr. Petersen on the site, but I'm including the text of "Waiting" here. I hope the moderators feel it's worth the space.

"What can explain the failure of folks to make use of the communications tools as close as their computer or telephone? Is it just me, or do others wonder why the higher-ups at TLC, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, or the so-called professionals surrounding Nadya Suleman can't bring themselves to pick up the telephone and call A Minor Consideration?

Is there some reason the team around Jon and Kate just can't see their way clear to involving the premiere experts in the totality of the risks unique to children in entertainment?

Is it guilt or fear? Those are poor excuses when the welfare of dozens of children is at stake.

It is absolutely clear that mistakes have been made by parents and production companies alike, and that whatever advice and counsel may have been sought has been sickeningly misguided.

"What we have here," said Strother Martin in "Cool Hand Luke," "is a failure to communicate."

It is the height of corporate irresponsibility to employ children in profit-making endeavors and pretend that there are no consequences…now or in the future.

Generations of parents who exposed their flesh-and-blood to celebrity have learned to their sorrow that they didn't know best.

State labor officials need to recognize how dangerous their lack of knowledge of the production process can be when children are employed, especially in reality shows, which are all show and no reality.

The legal advisors to those named above might want to take a look at the principle of Disaffirmance, for I can promise you that when the kids you are employing get around to calling us on their 18th birthday every dollar you think you saved by not treating them fairly will be multiplied a hundred-fold.

Count on it

A Minor Consideration does not engage in "I told you so" if that is your concern. We deal in the present and the future as only we know it.

There is no excuse for child abuse.

And finally, if there is anyone in the White House who wants to know how the $68 million dollars committed to global child labor the President just announced might be better spent right here at home, you're welcome to call, too.

Paul Petersen


BTW, I looked up "disaffirmance" and it's the right of a minor to nullify a contract signed on his/her behalf. Looks like their lawsuits will be taken care of by A Minor Consideration! Awesome!

AngelOfDecay said...

My friend is divorced and the kids are happier now than when their parents were together. Kate fighting was not healthy to the kids. For the kids to see how their mom treated their dad, the girls will prob. grow up to act like her unless they have another woman in the house to see how they should treat their man. With love and respect. The boys will benefit from this as well. I hope the kids have good role models now. The fighting between Jon and Kate was very harmful.
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I agree with NikkiNiclemom. I don't think there is anything admirable in staying in a destructive relationship.

I remember my parents starting to date again as soon as they separated and I can't remember being traumatized by that. It was never a big deal, as they still put us kids before the dates. But they fought viciously over everything and we got in the middle. That part hurt. I read about this and I don't think these kids have it better... I don't even trust Kate to put her children before hew new improved love life. I don't know about Jon to be honest. I want to believe...

Pat said...

Patty said...
Does anyone else think that some of these comments against Jon maybe are coming form Kate? Is she up late blogging her frustration out? Mmmmm just wondering! Maybe she is paying someone to blog with the "kids money"


I am not Kate nor do I know her nor am I paid by her to respond. I am a Christian man appalled by Jon's behavior. No matter how bad Kate may be, I was never raised to believe two wrongs make a right.

Further, there is no evidence that Jon is doing anything to protect his kids or be there for them,

jonandkatewho? said...

I have to say I don't agree that Kate is prettier than the two girls who have been linked to Jon.

Kate's ugly is from the inside out and shows on her face. She isn't stunning anyhow. Never was. She was never more than average looking if you ask me.

The girls aren't that great either but along the same lines as Kate, I think.

I don't know how I feel about what Jon is doing. I know I feel bad for his kids, but I'm not sure if I were Jon that I might not be acting the same way he is. Living with Kate for almost 10 years probably really sucked it out of him. I've been in a relationship which was bad and it's not fun.

On the other hand I don't see what anybody in business would want with either Kate or Jon. Neither of them strike me as being particularly intelligent or charismatic. Not at all. They are rather dull people.

Babs said...

Jon jets off to France...Khate jets off to California...Who's watching the kids?

Oh yeah...Not A Nanny.

Nevermind.

He deserves love said...

All I can say is that it was nice to see someone holding Jon's hand. In 100 or so episodes of J&K8 I never once saw Kate hold his hand.
A marriage devoid of love is bound to fail. Jon was desperate for someone to love him.
Jon probably feels alive with this young woman. They have a lot in common, both coming from a background of money and a loving family. I have to be happy for him when I see this.

Oh, The Momma said...

FWIW - we had people over to the house last night and the J&K situation came up (someone saw a news thing online and said something about it). One of the men hear said "You know, I got to meet them and spend some time with them when I was working for Sight and Sound. They came with the kids. I have to tell you that the kids were incredibly behaved and sweet. The parents, however, bickered the entire time. I always thought it was the wife who was bitchy - but in real life they were BOTH pretty much rude and nasty to each other and others. It made me think they really edited their show to make it look like a one way deal with the wife being the bitch and the husband being the good guy. Well, it opened my eyes to what they were really like."

So - I had to ask myself.......how much of what we saw of Jon was the REAL Jon? Since we know Jon wasn't keen on the idea of the show and clearly knows how to bite his tongue - how do we know that this was the REAL Jon and not what the editors wanted us to THINK? Someone posted about the one episode where Jon clearly corrected on of the kids - but it was edited out - and all you heard was the little one (not sure which boy it was) say something about it hurting?

I wish I could rationalize this out that it was all one way - but as more and more information - and Jon's actions play out - I'm finding it hard to believe that we never knew the real Jon at all.

I have never been ok with what I've seen and heard of Kate - but I'm getting more and more convinced that NOTHING we believe about J&K is actually a true representation of who they are. Maybe Kate was 'worse' - louder, more easily provoked, etc - but again, we only saw what TLC thought would make a good show.

It all comes down to the kids at the end of the day - and the more I think about how much of a sham this show has been - the more my heart BREAKS for those eight little ones.

Kids love him said...

I can say a lot of things about Jon, but one thing I cannot say is that he was a bad father. Whenever he was with those kids he truely cared about them, and you can see they all adore him. Look at how they hang on him when he's with them. Children's behavior toward someone is a good barometer of that person's character.

lifeoriley said...

I agree with other posters that said at least Jon is trying to make some money on his own--if it doesn't involve exploiting the children, who cares? Same for Kate--even though I don't find her likeable or relatable, if she does something that does not involve her using her children or as some example of "good" motherhood (or, a struggling single mother dealing with post-divorce issues--puleeze!) --I really don't care that much.
Discretion should be used, however, when dating other people (by both Jon AND Kate) for the sake of their children. I believe it's a little "tit for tat" between Jon and Kate right now. He's probably fed up with the fact that she has been flitting "hither, tither, and yon" for almost a year now--without Jon and with her good-looking, fit bodyguard while he's been home in PA with the kids. See, Kate has the perfect excuse--Steve is her bodyguard--so she can be photographed at a restaurant, a hotel-- anywhere with him ---and have an "out."
Jon has been criticized for not having a job, for "sitting at home," etc. Maybe he's trying to get his life back together--I'm not saying he's doing it the right way--but he's trying (?)
And, it has to wear on your self-esteem when your spouse is overly-critical of you and then is seen smiling, happy, and by some accounts "flirty" with her body guard. To be called "lazy" by many on the internet probably doesn't help, either.
I don't think Kate has ever been to Europe--so it probably chaps her a** that Jon is there in St. Tropez on a yacht with his girlfriend--another plus for Jon.

Bev said...

I think it is Kate spreading the Jon rumors....no doubt whatsoever. Remember, she was throwing him under the bus completely with the People Magazine story until her brother came out and threw a curve ball. Otherwise, all the negative press would have been at him.

Kate severely underestimates one thing. Fans of the show watched her increasingly berate Jon for 4 seasons. That was half the draw of the show. We watched because we couldn't believe what a nag she was or that he put up with it. It got worse every season. The Most Embarrassing Moments show was one of their top rated shows...why? Because she blamed everything she did wrong on Jon and it pissed everybody off! She doesn't get that. She TRULY...TRULY...does not get that. So now she looks like a total fool going around in her glam outfits with glam makeup and high heels...thinking she can go to Hollywood and be a celebrity. She is so out of her league. And she underestimates how much the fans of the show really liked her. I was embarrassed when I saw the Rachael Ray show. She really lost reality at that point. She thought she was a star and it was all in her head. That's why there's so much angst about all this. You know, if she had gone on that tour and that show looking like the old Kate, looking like a real mom with 8 kids, without looking like some air-brushed ego maniac she might have won over some people. But in my book she is just a loser. She sold her kids off for spa visits. And she still does not get it. I hope good opportunities come Jon's way and he becomes comfortable and has fun with his kids...which is what I believe will happen. Kate will just live a drama queen life and be miserable like she always is.

No Diva here said...

I agree that they both could be rude to each other, but lets look at the whole picture. With 100+ episodes aired, we have a pretty good idea of who was doing all the nasty complaining and putting down of who. Kate was a big bully, not just to Jon, but to everyone around them. Even the store merchants said the same, Kate would come in and expect Diva treatment. She woundn't even make eye contact or say thank you.

Tiger Lily said...

Does anyone think Hailey accompanying Jon on this St. Tropez trip was set up in exchange for Dr. Glassman giving Kate the new "girls?" Perhaps this is the reason why Jon is not smiling in any of the pictures?

Vanessa said...

"WHAT!!??" Kate explodes. "HE GOT A FREE TRIP TO FRANCE??!! GET MY AGENT ON THE PHONE!"

GOV mom said...

Let's just hope Kate isn't the next bachelorette. Maybe she will star on her next reality role about finding a man. It can air on MTV after Jon's mid life crisis show.

Nothing like greed said...

There is nothing that Jon can do to ever equal all the wrong and mean spirited behavior we've observed in Kate. We've watched her anger and greed unfold over only 2 years.

ForeverHopeful said...

This is what I'm thinking:

Jon and Kate BOTH SAID that their home would be where the children would be, and Jon and Kate would make sure that one or the other (Jon or Kate) would be with them. When the one was "on duty", the other was "off duty."

Seems to me that when Jon is "off-duty" he sees it as HIS TIME to do what he wants to do.

After being Kate's Slave and doing most of the child-rearing this last year or so as a stay-at-home dad, I think Jon has the right to go where he wants on his "free" time. He deserves it.

Whether or not being out in the public eye with a young girl is a smart move or not, I gotta say that Jon deserves a little happiness. He MUST see this as worth the price of exposure.

Eight Little Casualties said...

Oh, The Momma - I appreciate your post. Really got me thinking. I have always been a "Team Jon" member. Might be time to rethink.....

nobeards said...

Kids love him....
I can say a lot of things about Jon, but one thing I cannot say is that he was a bad father. Whenever he was with those kids he truely cared about them, and you can see they all adore him. Look at how they hang on him when he's with them. Children's behavior toward someone is a good barometer of that person's character.
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I disagree, Jon is not a dedicated father. He said many times he does not like staying home with his children. In my opinion, a good father would embrace taking care of the children on a full time basis not say on national television for them to see years from now that he does not enjoy staying home with them. And of course they love him and adore him, except for in cases of extreme neglect and abuse children of that age worship their parents. Unfortunately the children are too young to see how dysfunctional the parents really are. I think the children hanging on Jon and the affection they show him is just another cry for attention from these poor children whose parents would obviously spend their time with other people rather than their own children. Sad....

chesterctymom said...

Anonymous WallyWinnie said...

Of course I know Kate is ugly inside.

I was just stating the fact that Kate is physically more attractive than Jons girlfriends are.

I truely believe that Jon did not pick Kate from the start. She selected him because she knew he would serve her needs.

Kate is finished with Jon.

Now Jon gets to pick out his own woman....just like a BIG BOY @ 32!


And it looks like he did...

MsReba said...

Aside from the ego trip of having a young girlfriend (nothing unusual about that where men are concerned), with Jon it's probably not only a matter of feeling his youth slipping away, as of having had it stolen from him. It's also easy to see what Jon and Hailey have in common, they're both spoiled, selfish brats who had everything handed to them on a silver platter. So Hailey got a college degree, so what? Lots of rich kids spend 4 years partying their way to a liberal arts BA on their parents' dime. It doesn't make her any more mature, responsible or intellectual than Jon. Mark my words, these two are just using each other, that's all their kind has the capacity to do. And as soon as one of them outlives their usefulness, it'll be over just like that. Kate is no different. I doubt those 8 kids will ever see an example of a loving, stable relationship from either parent. That more than the reality show will take its toll on them as adults.

KnittingMom said...

Ed Hardy must be going for the "recently-divorced thirtysomething midlife crisis dad" demographic.

Hey, I don't blame Jon in the least for celebrating his freedom from Kate. And I don't blame him for moving on--frankly, a 22-yo stepmom could easily be more nurturing to to the kids than Kate. I simply fail to see the "cool factor" that would be alluring to a clothing line. He's sort of a geek.

jill said...

She is 22...Jon is 32! I am sorry, but this is going to end BAD!

AND...how did they get together? Did they hook-up when Kate had the tummy tuck?

This is strange....and immature.

Bev555 said...

All I can say is if my 22 year old daughter was dating a 32 year old married man with eight kids I would be having a fit. If her parents are ok with this no wonder she is wild!

My5blessings said...

When you have eight kids who have just been told the parents who promised them just months ago that they would always be together you don;t get to jet-set around the world without some criticism
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I thought about this last night.

If Jon was giving the viewers, the paparazzi, TLC etc. the version of him as was said that "they" wanted to see, he also lied terribly and most painfully to his children.

He and Kate, NOT just Kate sat those children down and lied to them about Mommy and Daddy staying together forever. Made a little episode out of it to document for them forever. At that time IF they were separated for two years, surely Jon KNEW this as well as Kate. This is the logic behind his entitlement in flying away when it's most likely a time his children need him and not by way of seeing him in the tabloids with another woman.

In my mind, he is every bit as devious and disgusting as her.

He was completely on board to ride that money train out as her.
He inflicted every blow to those kids right along with Kate.

It cannot have it both ways.
Either for two years, they both knew and were separate from one another emotionally, or this is fairly recent and those kids need BOTH their parents to help guide them through this.

Not one going to LA to find a lucrative deal and one in Paris to find a lucrative deal.

My God, is there anything more important to these people than money?
At some point do these children matter they brought into the World.,

They both are disgusting excuses for parents.

Who cares if Jon's hand is held, who is holding those children's hands through this? The not-a-nanny, let's hope so. They sure need someone in their corner.

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ganana said...

Of the two (J & K) he's better with the kids; he probably gets worn out from taking care of 8; thus the comment that he doesn't like to be home with them.

This man is suffering from some kind of post traumatic stress from living 10 years with that monster.

Let him have his fling in France and just breathe in the freedom without being abused and harrassed 24/7.

Maybe it's bad judgement and he picked the wrong girl, but hopefully he'll settle down to a sane medium once he's healed from what he's endured.

Jon, invest some of your kids' money in a good therapist. You can and will feel better if you do.

MM2005 said...

In almost every story a hero emerges and we root for him/her to save the day, but in this story there simply isn't one. The effort is admirable but there is no hero here. No Team Jon. No Team Kate. There is only Team Kids. We call them KON for a good reason -- they are equally culpable in this story -- both are cons out for themselves, not their children.

Snerk said...

My view is that Kate is not hurt by these photos at all. She wasn't hurt by the ones of Deanna. You could look in her eyes and they were never the eyes of woman where the man she loved cheated on her. Kate did indeed check out of the marriage herself first. She cried in June because Steve didn't come back to her, not because of Jon. She was a woman who had slimmed down, put on bikinis, etc for another man. We've all seen it. She had a new love in her life and cared nothing about what Jon did as long as kept his part of the money train chugging. She's probably delighted he's trying to get a deal. No spousal support if he has money coming in. He's doing his part in keeping the Gosselin name in the public eye.

phylly3 said...

I agree that Jon's new squeeze does look a little like young Kate and that is odd in a strange kind of way, but we are talking about the G's. How smart of the designer to target Jon for marketing purposes. He is the flavor of the month, after all.

As per usual, the kids are the collateral damage victims of all of their parents actions, and pay back will be hell in just a few short years. KON will have not one, but 8 little rebels running around all at the same time. And rest assured that they will not be conforming to any of their parents rules. Everyone needs to stock up on popcorn.

Momof2 said...

nobeards said...

I disagree, Jon is not a dedicated father. He said many times he does not like staying home with his children. In my opinion, a good father would embrace taking care of the children on a full time basis not say on national television for them to see years from now that he does not enjoy staying home with them.
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I don't agree with your assessment and I think you took his words out of context. Just because either parent does not stay home FULL time to care for a child does not mean they are not a "dedicated parent".

While some men are content to stay home some feel the need to work outside the home or have other activities instead of just parenting. Some Mothers do too.

Jon has proved over and over again his dedication to those kids, having a life outside of being a parent does not mean you don't love your kids....Kate is on the road CONSTANTLY for long periods of time and Jon is always there for those kids.

Why shouldn't he act like a man instead of the whipping boy Kate has groomed him to be?

Momof2 said...

Snerk said...

My view is that Kate is not hurt by these photos at all. She wasn't hurt by the ones of Deanna. You could look in her eyes and they were never the eyes of woman where the man she loved cheated on her. Kate did indeed check out of the marriage herself first. She cried in June because Steve didn't come back to her, not because of Jon.
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I agree 100%, those were my thoughts exactly....and she probably heard the news while she was on the phone in the plastic chair before she took her frustrations out on Leah.

organizedblogroll said...

So, Kate's out and about still wearing her wedding ring?

Do I hear "V I C T I M"?????

nomorekonartists said...

MM2005 said...

In almost every story a hero emerges and we root for him/her to save the day, but in this story there simply isn't one. The effort is admirable but there is no hero here. No Team Jon. No Team Kate. There is only Team Kids. We call them KON for a good reason -- they are equally culpable in this story -- both are cons out for themselves, not their children.
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Well put. There is no hero in this story. Both of these people are wrong in what they have done/are doing. Furthermore, to justify one parents behavior by saying that Jon Gosselin in just enjoying his new found freedom is no better than the Kate lovers that justify all of her bad behavior. One is no better than the other. How about those kids anyone? the innocent ones that are being hurt by all of this? Who is on their team?

Laura Q. Stone said...

My only problem is the age difference. Only cause I myself am 22 and its just creepy to think Jon is with somebody my age.

That said, I hope he is happy, I believe he deserves a good time..But France, Ed Hardy, the stupid earings? Come on! I am sorry but I especially hate the earings as much as I hate Kates four inch heels and mini skirt! Why cant these people dress their own age? They have kids and they arent movie stars cant they try to present themselves as role models for the children?

I am only 22 and should be able to get away with wearing whatever I want but I am a wife and a mother therefore I do my best to wear modest, respectable, not too trendy, yet not to old clothes..These peoplearein their 30's grow

Ladylou said...

I am on the Jon team also.
I say that because I have always and still do see him as the better parent.
Kate "saw" him at that picnic first. I think she made her move on a young man she knew would produce darling children. She had a plan and Jon was just a puppet in it. He was enamored by her look.. the long curly blond hair and maybe her attitude ( she had it back then in front of the home video camera they had rolling)
I think he wanted her as a girlfriend more than a wife at his age.
She wanted a husband to produce the children she says she always wanted and his Korean look was just the bonus. Even someone on Jon's side of the family said if she wanted children to look like her (Kate) than look elsewhere as his gene was most dominate.
I think he got into all this for the right reason's with the wrong person.
Don't blame Jon as he wanted to stop the whole charade and we know who controlled all decisions in the Gosselin family.
Yes the photos of him & Hailey Glassman are not appropriate at this stage of the divorce. Yes I'm sure the children won't understand if they see them.
But I believe all of them have a closer relationship with him than Kate. Kate is the Mom who does things for the camera, she thinks of herself first and then the kid's are an after thought. I'm sure from what we've seen and heard from them they know this. They will gravitate toward the person they know is "real" and that is Jon. It won't make any difference where he is in his life because the kids know where they
stand in "his life". He has proven that to them by what he does with them. Unlike Kate in my opinion.

Watchingfromadistance said...

I've read on hear a couple of times about Steve "going back to his wife" and Steve "not coming back to Kate". Is that true. Where did you guys get that from ? Thanks

Kannie said...

Who would be the target market for a Jon Gosselin product? Chubby, unintelligent, inarticulate, uneducated, immature, single fathers? His 'brand' has no broad base of appeal. Any businessman who thinks Gosselin presently has the cachet to make a company significant money peddling any kind of product is a fool.

VA said...

God grief, I am amazed at the comments supporting Jon. He deserves happiness but guess who else does? 8 confused, sad little kids who are barely used to the idea of their parents getting divorced. As if they have not been through enough scrutiny and backlash the last while with all the divorce drama..if Jon was a mature man who really put his kids first he would not put himself in a position to be photographed with a questionable young girl..wow look at Mady and Cara..do you think they are ready to share their daddy and see him holding hands with some new woman and off on a vacation with her? The twins are feeling this the most right now IMO and they need love and support and do not need to be stressed further by having their Dad being scrutinized..and thats what happens when you love the public eye (and yes Jon does despite his denials) I agree with another poster that said Jon portrayed himself on the show a certain way..the unmotivated Ed Hardy dude who is now chasing his youth is the real Jon..he does not care what anyone thinks or how his selfish actions affect his kids..to those who cheer him for making his own money..when that money is put in a bank account for his KIDS I will respect that..he has lived off those kids all their lives and big deal if he is making a few bucks now..thats what a father should do, long ago! He can pay those kids back now but somehow I feel Jon is not going to do that..after all its about him now..he has found himself..too bad his kids will continue to suffer while he is focusing on his personal life..KON are both selfish parents and do not deserve those kids whatsoever..their lives have become a freakshow..don't let Jon or Kate fool you too much with their games..it may have backfired on Kate as she is very despised but Jon deserves much of that negative scrutiny..he is not the damaged husband reclaiming himself..its all on plan..shame on KON

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