Jon on GMA and Primetime 9/8/09

Jon is to be on GMA and also on Primetime this week.

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Katie O said...

I personally cannot wait to watch this tonight (I'm even staying up an hour later than I normally do...sleep is very important to me!). I've read a few articles that give quotes from the interview, and it seems like Jon is being very honest and we finally get to hear Jon's version of the 'truth'. It seems like Kate has had the run of the tabloid covers, selling her side to any and all of the weekly garbage mags, and now we finally get to hear what Jon has to say about the whole ordeal. Of course, the best thing that Jon could possibly say is, "TLC is exploiting my children and I am taking them and Kate to court to nullify the contract and get my children out of the public eye." Slim chance it'll happen, but maybe Kate will FINALLY stop playing the victim (gag).

China Rose said...

After reading the preview; I felt bad for Jon. He sounds EXACTLY like my brother.
Sweet guy, married young, then proceeded to hand his brain over to his overbearing control freak BITCH of an ex-wife.

After my brother's divorce? He settled back into the guy we once knew. He came back to his family, you know, the ones he ignored for YEARS. We welcomed him. He was brainwashed by his ex. SHE wanted a divorce, and thankfully, he got out of her crazy spell, and is so HAPPY now! He's remarried and in love. There is hope.

SkippyMom said...

Did Chris Cuomo actually just call John and Kate "overacheiving"? I think I just, no I really just THREW UP.

The overacheive at a lot of things, but not in the way Cuomo meant.

SkippyMom said...

A new Khate phrase "details of aspects" -

Are they not mutually exclusive? So um, don't use them together you bint.

Tired said...

Was that all? There was a video and a short interview. He sounded a quite whiny to me. "Nobody understands" kind of stuff, but not compelling, to me.

JohnIsAJoke said...

I will be shocked if anyone watches this tonight on Primetime Live - what a joke.

He has to be the most unedumacated doof I have ever seen.

What a waste of an hour. Can they just PLEASE go away?

PaMa said...

Can't wait to see the spin Kate's PR team will put on this one. They'll definitely be in overdrive.

PaMa said...

Jon's interview will give the ladies of The View something to discuss with Kate. For them not to ask Kate about it would be like ignoring the elephant in the room.

Kate Can't Handle the Truth said...

The previews for the Tuesday night primetime interview are riveting.

I think that we will finally hear something closer to the truth than we have ever heard. Kate's PR team is working overtime I'm sure.

SAHM said...

Just saw part 1 of the interview on GMA. Kate says that she will not discuss details of the divorce and that for the sake of the kids she will remain private about it... well mark my words.... as soon as a multi-million dollar book deal is offered to Kate.... she will squeal like a pig.

Mightbechangingmymind said...

I just watched the clip from the Primetime interview with Jon. I'm not condoning what Jon has done lately, but no one wants to be abused verbally or physically. From the shows, we know Kate was abusive verbally. I'm sure she held his family over his head. That's what surprised me with the Hawaii wedding (but we know it was fake now). After tonight, I'm sure I will side with Jon again. Tell the "truth" Kate (we know that will never happen, right)!

Ratings said...

First Jon stirs the pot on GMA - then Khate stirs the pot on the View - then the new episode comes on next week and this equals ratings....they're both in it for the money and don't want this gravy train to pull in to the station. This train doesn't go chug, chug, chug it goes ka ching! ka ching! ca ching!! It's all about the ratings.

Comet said...

I'm looking forward to hearing Jon's side. It's not fair that he has to be "perfect" before some people will agree to him being abused by Kate. Like unless he has done everything right all the time, he deserved the rotten treatment. Again comments about things he says, some of it doesn't sound very polished, but he is not a trained public speaker like Kate seems to be. Why do people think just because someone comes into the limelight, they automatically become polished with the media? How many of us would become smooth speakers if our lives become public? True, they did it do themselves, but Kate got all the PR people behind her, couching her, he did not.
Go Jon!

PJ said...

I watched GMA this morning. Two things that he said are going to haunt the kids later. First, he said he lost his twenties to kids. My 12 year old turned to me and said .."when they hear that, those kids are going to think he never wanted them to be born." And when Jon said he despises Kate, she turned to me and said "even if he feels that, for the kids sake, he shouldn't say it where they will hear it." She also said to me "thank you for never saying you despise my Dad even though you have reason too." (We are divorced and it was not pleasant.)

As for the rest, he can say what he wants about Kate but I don't think he is going to get what he is looking for from the media. Jon squandered the widespread sympathy he would have had by partying, womanizing, buying a home so far away from his kids, and spending so much money on man toys.

His best bet for rehabilitation would be to announce he has just gotten a 9-5 jop in PA near his kids and too stay out of the media limelight. It is not going to happen though.

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...

Good for him....I wish him well. If she can talk then so can he.
I thought his comments on People.com were a bit strange though....if he needed a new car for the winter (and four wheel drive is definately a necessity here) then he should have thought out how many kids it fits first.

Dunwoody Mom said...

So, Jon thinks Kate took his wedding ring? Why is that totally believable? Kate takes Jon's ring and then blasts him for taking it off. Yep - that's Kate.

Joanne said...

It was obvious right from the beginning that Kate was abusive toward Jon. Its about time he woke up. I am sure it wont be a good day for Kate. She needs to be cancelled on EVERYTHING, and just go away.

Moons in Leo said...

I didn't see the GMA interview, but
The Huffington Post is reporting that Jon said he 'despises' Kate and she stole his wedding ring.

Why he would want his wedding ring is beyond me.

He also says he was verbally beaten down by her. Duh. Wasn't that obvious on the show?

joyhawk said...

He just said she took his wedding ring - how petty, Kate! What would make you take your spouses wedding ring?!? God - what makes her do anything???

Plus he said he "despises" her and the interviewer cautioned him about saying harsh things against the mother of his children so publicly, whioh I've never seen an interviewer do before, so he's obviously not in Team Jon.

Mystical said...

Comet, well said! I find it offensive that some believe Jon needs to come across as a polished speaker to tell his side on national TV. I'd much rather hear the truth from him that the fabricated "polished" lies Kate has been spinning. Looking forward to tonights show. I knew Kate forbid Jon from seeing his own family. She even turned her own family away. This woman is a monster.

Glo said...

Wow. Just saw Jon on GMA. Angry. Inarticulate. Clearly not media trained. "Despise" in the context of an ex-spouse is a word that ought not to be used in public. Hard for anyone to relate to this idiot guy.

This spectacularly bad performance (with more to come tonight) combined with Kate's lies and refusal to answer questions spells the end for these two.

No advertiser is going to want to associate its product with this white trash mud slinging.

Keep it up Jon and Kate.

Annie said...

I'm generally a lurker. This is the thing I do not get is this - Kate is abusive - why let her have any custody and why move so far from the kids that he cannot be there quickly if they need him?

Team Cuomo said...

joyhawk said...

Plus he said he "despises" her and the interviewer cautioned him about saying harsh things against the mother of his children so publicly, whioh I've never seen an interviewer do before, so he's obviously not in Team Jon.

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Good for the interviewer. He shouldn't be saying he despises the mother of his children publicly. There's nothing good that will come of that for his children. He's complaining about his therapy bill now -- hope he's set aside a ton of cash for his children's therapy bills.

Both of these people need to shut up.

OverIT said...

This is beyond ridiculous. They both need to stop trying to one-up the other. How is airing their dirty laundry in public going to accomplish anything? Not saying he wasn't abused, but really, how productive is it to discuss it on a national television interview? It's like they're both fighting in public to outclass each other, and they both end up looking trashier and trashier.

And the wedding ring thing...go get your wedding ring from Kate, Jon. It can't be rocket science. You came across as a fifth grader telling on her on national tv. You can't figure this out in private? Jon made a lot of choices without a gun to his head, and I refuse to buy into the "pity me" party he's currently throwing. Same goes for Kate. And how ironic that Jon claims he wants to finish what they started and then move on; but of course he's saying this in a national forum. Hypocritical.

I just wish they'd start acting like accountable grown-ups.

Midwest Teacher said...

FINALLY! Maybe we'll actually hear (some) truth. I don't condone his actions either, but at least we might finally hear a glimpse of what's really going on. At least he chose a more reputable journalist than Kate for his first interview. This interview might finally put a nail in the coffin and end this charade for good.

Ms.Peach said...

The View just came on and there was a promo showing Jon and "airing dirty laundry" (the GMA interview this a.m. I guess). Anyway, I normally don't watch the show, but I have it on just in case they address Jon or Kate since they are doint "hot topics" today.

Melissa said...

Did you all see the new story from People.com? Jon calls Kate out on "abusing him". I'm not gonna lie, I'm looking forward to this hot mess.

Anne said...

Sadly, I don't see this interview helping Jon's image - maybe he doesn't care. He is speaking from the heart, you can tell, but most of the public is dumb enough to buy Kate's carefully groomed PR answers over Jon's honest answers.

And I'm so sick of Kate's standard "it's private and I don't discuss for the sake of my children." Translated meaning: If it makes me look bad, it's private and I won't discuss. If it makes Jon look bad, it's not private and I'll discuss all day long.

Connie said...

joyhawk said...

...Plus he said he "despises" her and the interviewer cautioned him about saying harsh things against the mother of his children so publicly, whioh I've never seen an interviewer do before, so he's obviously not in Team Jon.

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When I heard this I had a different take on it. I thought Cuomo WAS sympathetic towards Jon and wanted to caution him to be careful about emotional outbursts and how they would be perceived. As if he understood but wanted to coach him along the way. I winced a little myself but Jon is totally honest if nothing else. And there's many here that have used the same or similar words to describe Kate.

PR Spin said...

Mark my words this will backfire on Jon. TLC wants Khate to be the media darling and they will spin it to make her the martyr. I can hear her now on the View..."Jon is off partying and having a good time while I am home sacrificing myself and my career for the kids. For myself it's all about the kids!" (bad english intended.)

Madgesty said...

OH MY GOD.

Is anyone else watching the travesty on The View right now??????

As part of "Hot Topics" they're critiquing people who "dis" their exes in the media. They're totally bashing Jon Gosselin for speaking out against his "ex," and claiming he's addicted to fame.

WTF???????

Then Whoopie goes on to read a quote from Kate saying she's chosen to keep the details of the divorce private.

Again, WTF???????

Not once do they mention that Kate has CONTINUOUSLY bashed Jon in all of the tabloids (just HOW many covers of Sheople Magazine was she on???). Or, that his appearance tonight is BECAUSE she's been bashing him, and he's FINALLY speaking up. As my grandmother would say, Jon "can't win for losing."

It's so obvious they're paving the way for a love-fest with Kate when she co-hosts next week.

I cannot believe the ladies of the view have joined the ranks of the Sheeple. Just when you thought the kool-aid had dried up, apparently there's more to go around.

When will the madness end??????

MossHill said...

OMG - Whoopi Goldberg just gave Jon a smack on The View.

The panel agreed that Jon's stating that he *despises* Kate was not good, as once it's out there, it cannot be taken back. WG then quoted a Kate statement to the effect of, for the sake of the children, I won't discuss details.

I was a Team Jon member before there was a team [KI's snarls and slaps concerned me from the first] and still am, but would raise a warning flag.

JON - until now you've taken the high road and limited your use of perjorative statements.

Count your words like notches on a gun.

mom-of-one said...

The ladies of the View (no guest today, just Babs, Joy, Sherri and Whoopi) were just lamenting on 'celebrities' who dig on their ex'es (they mentioned the ex-fiance of Sarah Palin's daughter, Anne Heche and of course, Jon Gosselin). In the middle of the rant, Whoopi got interrupted on her headset that the producers wanted to read Kate's official response. It was almost the same as the response on GMA this morning but sounded a bit updated. Curious to see how next week's Khate appearance turns out. I'll have to wait for recaps since I can't watch the trainwreck "live" (which we all know will probalby not be live).

Ms.Peach said...

On The View today they were all in agreement that there should be concern for the kids because once you diss your ex-spouse out in public, you can't take it back. Whoopi said she gets it, but we don't need to know all the particulars. She did read Kate's statement (the director in her ear made her) and the audience applauded that Kate stated that "for the sake of her kids" she would not discuss the divorce.

What a joke. Kate tries to take the high road, but her hired PR people are bashing Jon all the time. Personally, I'm glad he spoke out. There's nothing to keep from the kids anyway.

Midnight Serenade said...

Why are both of them doing this...the back and forth, he-did, she-did if everything they do is about the kids? These children have to live with the dirty laundry of their parents' marriage being aired on national television. Think about the twins and how they are going to feel when their friends make comments like, "Your dad bashed your mom last night on television. Whose side are you on?" What response will they have? Isn't it bad enough that these children are being torn apart by a divorce? They have no constant in their lives, and now they are hit with another whammy -- the back and forth battle between their parents. Each parent is poisoning their kids' minds against the other parent, not only at home, but now on national television and in the media.
It's the car wreck that people rubberneck to see, but my gosh, there are children involved here. Why is it so important to hear her side, to hear his side? Who knows what the truth is? How do we know that what he says is going to be the truth? It's his version of the story, just as it will be her version of the story when she responds. And you know that, even if she says she has no comment, she WILL comment because she won't let him have the last word. How long will this go on?

In the end, does it really matter who did what to whom?

MickeyMcKean said...

joyhawk said...
He just said she took his wedding ring - how petty, Kate! What would make you take your spouses wedding ring?!? God - what makes her do anything???

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I can see that happening if in fact she was the one who paid for it 10 years ago.

Course it is also interesting that she continues[d] to wear her ring after the filing for divorce - for the kids - and yet she won't let Jon wear his ring because she stole it.

Could it be that she hopes the kids interpret him not wearing his ring as daddy is the bad person and mommy is a victim?

Megan said...

re: parent bashing & missing 20's?

Agree with the previous poster's child - as soon as those kids read/hear of this someday they're going to feel like Jon never wanted them in the first place. Who says things like that? Seriously?

Also - I heard a great quote once about divorced parents that went something along the lines of 'the best thing a divorced parent can do is respect their ex in front of their children'.

As a child of divorce I couldn't agree more. I can't stand my parents speaking negatively about the other one in my presence and to this day I won't allow it (I'm 25 now, they've been divorced for 10 years).

Kate is just as bad as Jon. In her most recent trash-tastic People mag interview she said something along the lines of

"and maybe my kids will be exposed to a real, upright, man some day" blah blah. They both make me sick.

ug.

marie said...

Watched the View this morning. They were putting down Jon about his interview...trying to make Kate look good since she is going to be on the View I guess...NOT WORKING.

MickeyMcKean said...

joyhawk said...
Plus he said he "despises" her and the interviewer cautioned him about saying harsh things against the mother of his children so publicly, whioh I've never seen an interviewer do before, so he's obviously not in Team Jon.

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I have no doubt that he despises her (for lack of a better word as I type this I realized that so do I at this point) and kudos to the interviewer to caution Jon.

BUT as the kids grow up, they will have more than enough DVD evidence as to what went on during this period of time and they can draw their own conclusions, in addition to what they already know living in the home.

Tohaveornottohave said...

After reading some of the comments that Jon made on GMA . . . there was one that caused me to pause. He admitted to feeling jealous of Kate traveling with "the body guard." That speaks volumes. He had "strong feelings" for his wife and was upset about what he felt was happening between the two of them. But IMHO I believe that Kate had already checked out of the marriage and was already developing the "new and improved Kate" that she is peddling today. She needed Jon to go away. But in the next breath . . . Kate doesn't want to do this all alone! Behind door number "next" is Mr. Right.

Don't get me wrong, I support neither camp. Kate outgrew Jon and she moved on. Jon was blind-sided and got dumped. Happens to "first wives" all the time. He is angry, he is hurt and he feels outmaneuvered. He despises her . . . that is a "huge feeling". Kate is smug, a bully and believes she is in control. There is a void of emotions here. There are NO feeling coming from Kate.

Unfortunately, neither of these parents actually want the responsibility of raising the children they brought into this world. How sad is that? And as far as either parent speaking publically, about the demise of their relationship . . . give me a break! Those kids have heard it all! And probably worse. Just look at them in the photos. Believing that their Father didn't want six additional children .. . . or . . . . believing that Mommy wanted them as a means of income and a lifestyle that she never could have achieved without exploiting them. Those poor kids!

MickeyMcKean said...

Now that Jon has spoken, I, too, will be interested in seeing what spin Kate's PR team comes up with.

I also will be curious to read (not watch!) how the ladies on The View are going to address this issue. I agree, to ignore it would be like they are not acknowledging the elephant sitting at the table.

Last but not least, to the poster who figures Kate is for now keeping things "private" but when she gets a book deal about the failure of her marriage then she will squeal like a pig ... keep in mind that you can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig.

Carol said...

joyhawk said:

Plus he said he "despises" her and the interviewer cautioned him about saying harsh things against the mother of his children so publicly, whioh I've never seen an interviewer do before, so he's obviously not in Team Jon.
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I took what Chris said to him differently...I think he was cautioning him because he can see Jon's side of things and he knows saying something that harsh is going to lose any empathy Jon may have gotten by giving this interview. Seemed like a reminder to be the bigger person. To me anyway.

abbra said...

Looks like Barbara wants the Girls on The View to tone down bad mouthing Kate since Kate is going to be one of their guest host. The Claws were out for Jon as the View Girls discussed Jons interview on TV tonight. It seems like they forgot about Kate shooting her mouth off in public, in Tabloids, Mags and other forms of media, about Jon, but I guess that doesn't count. I lost all respect for Whoopie and Joy with their pro Kate comments. I am not sticking up for Jon but since Kate insist on keeping her mug in the media I think its only fair Jon get to tell his side of the story.

Christian_N_Daniel_Mommy said...

"Did Chris Cuomo actually just call John and Kate "overacheiving"? I think I just, no I really just THREW UP.

The overacheive at a lot of things, but not in the way Cuomo meant"

Overachievers at exploitation of their children. Certainly not overachievers in the sense of good parenting, education or careers and certainly not overachievers when it comes to taking care of their family - they let their children do that for them. GAG!

stopthemadness said...

The interviewer is right though... Jon knows his kids can see this if not now then some time. These guys need to do what they always say they are doing and do stuff for the sake of the kids.

For the sake of the kids you don't bash their mother in public and for the sake of the kids you don't hire PR people to try to make your husband look like sh*t while you pretend to have the moral high ground, like it's not you doing it.

This is so ridiculous. I do feel Jon was in an abusive relaationship with a control freak b*tch of a wife. And he got out and good for him. But I kind of feel like he's giving his interview from the lifeboat while his kids are still on the Titanic.

This is only step one or I guess step two if step one is leaving her after getting counselling and her refusing to work on the marriage. Step three needs to be to work to get the kids the protection they need. I don't ask him to end the show but to extend the protections other child actors would have, to these kids. That would really redeem him in my eyes. If he does that vs spending their money on Benzes, I will be impressed.

Not a fan of either said...

This is all so sad. I'm somewhat disgusted by Kate's statement, "for the sake of the children blah blah blah." When has she ever considered her children and how dare she say she won't discuss this. She already has!!! She has made many negative remarks about Jon in interviews, etc. Further, she lied on national television saying she was not the one who walked away from the marriage first. On the other hand, I am so disappointed that Jon said he despised her. I'm sure he does, but he should not have said that. I'm curious to see if Jon really gets his point across. He should be quoting remarks she's made in the media and refuting them rather than just complaining. I don't know. I'm just so sick of all this.

Carolyn said...

Here's an idea...

She takes Jon's ring and then can sell the his/her set once the gravy train run dry.

Perfect plan... "I am going to auction off our wedding rings because my precious fans will want it. The winner gets bragging rights that they have the "Gosselin wedding rings."

Dunwoody Mom said...

Wow. Just saw Jon on GMA. Angry. Inarticulate. Clearly not media trained.

I'm not sure what program you were watching, but Jon was clear, articulate and yes, a little angry, but he has a right to be. Kate has done nothing but slam him right and left since the whole Gosselin fakery began to crumble. Kate Gosselin could not tell the truth if her life depended on it. No, he's not like the Stepford-Kate who has her "spiel" memorized.

marypoppins said...

I read this interview.

Kate was awful to him on the show- many times she showed him no respect. It was very uncomfortable to watch and I'll bet being treated like that by your wife in front of camera and production crew, your kids and the world was awful.

That said we dont know his true behaviour towards her off camera.

Jon will win some points becuase of this interview.
However it would have been nice after the separation to see him take charge of his life by going back to school or similar. Instead he landed in gossip magazines.

Whatever these two did to each other,the show continues...

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Personally, I like how Jon referred to Khate as "that woman." Those two words speak volumes about their relationship.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Wow, I am so disappointed in the ladies of "The View". I thought they were intelligent women who would scoff at tv executives telling them what to say/do. I guess not. That they actually are promoting the lie that is Kate Gosselin is just astounding.

Midnight Serenade said...

"What a joke. Kate tries to take the high road, but her hired PR people are bashing Jon all the time. Personally, I'm glad he spoke out. There's nothing to keep from the kids anyway."

Who knows what the kids know and what they don't know? Even if there's nothing to keep from the kids, and they basically know what there is to know, why does the whole world need to be voyeurs in this whole scenario? Their friends will know, or their friends will hear their parents talking and consequently, the kids are the victims here. They will need to deal with questions and teasing.

Is that really what they need right now?

InPR said...

Hmmmmm, didn't see it but it sounds like Jon is playing right into Khate's hands. He's emotional and speaking from the heart and (unfortunately) sounding like that "15 year old" that she said she was married to. The ladies on the view will have a love fest for Khate next week and sympathize with her about Jon. Her PR people are playing this exactly the right way. Jon, you need to get a better PR firm or listen to the one that you've got.

Connie said...

I thought the ladies of The View brought up Jon Gosselin because they were told to by the producer. Need to make Kate look good before her appearance as co-host. I thought they made their required "Jon, how could you" comments but otherwise looked kind of bored with the subject. JMO. I'm more interested in Dr. Phil and Kate being in the same room together. Can/do the ladies tell a guest that certain topics are off limits? Because Kate's abusive behavior is right up Dr. Phil's alley.

marypoppins said...

Ok so last week he was posing at a poolside with several bikini clad young women and tonight he's speaking about his lost 20's and the verbal abuse.

Come and get your popcorn people,
I think this is where the mud slinging begins. So much being for these two trying to keep everything private.

zoey said...

i agree, that bad mouthing a seperated parent is never a good idea, but, the man was abused. at least verbally. who knows what else. and im sure the kids saw it happening all the time.
what is the difference betweern Jon speaking out against kate vs. an abused woman speaking out against their abuser.

kate had an aweful lot to say about jon. perhaps it is a greater life lesson to the kids to see Jon have a voice.

the kids up until this point thought talking to your spouce that way was normal everyday interaction. Jon stopped the cycle and is speaking out about it. (just like the kids think having a film crew is normal) Until someone makes a BOLD statement about it, the kids will never know.

John and Kate who cares said...

While I don't condone Jon's actions, IMHO The little bit that was shown on GMA this morning shows exactly what a control freak Khate really is. Not allowing him Guys night out or seeing, having family over shows just how insecure Khate really is. I know a woman just like this. She actually has raging fits if her husband ever wanted to go out and watch a game with the guys. To keep the peace he would just give in and not go. He was forbidden from seeing his family. She would always "be sick" for family gatherings and he couldn't go. What Jon is saying just seems to reinforce what we have known about her. She is the center of the universe and no one or nothing else matters. I am happily married. Yes, I enjoy girls night out and look forward to it. I think Jon's was the result of Finally being able to have control of his own life and he literally did a BOY GONE WILD!

The Lazy Vegan said...

China Rose, I so agree with your point of view, have thought similar things almost since day one.

I used to watch J&K in "the old days," but no more since the slide into fame-whoredom (which both are guilty of, though I think Kate actively courts it more). And I *always* thought Kate was "too much." The incident that really turned me off completely about her was the screaming about "the nightmare" of three-year-olds and "messy" ice cream at the park. Waaay over the top, IMO. About the ice cream incident, Jon said something like, "Let them bathe in it." (And I thought, "Yeah, way to go, Dad!" Absolutely. Little kids are messy because they're LEARNING how to eat, dress, etc.; how else are they supposed to do it? Get over it, Kate.)

I'm no fan of Jon's recent behavior, but I do get it after 10 years of being imprisoned and harassed incessantly by that shrew. He's blowing off steam and having a bit of "fun" (however inappropriate it might look) for a minute. Then, I really think that he'll get it out of his system and HE will quietly become the responsible parent, out of the spotlight, while Kate goes for some serious psychiatric help and/or continues to pitifully chase the "pseudo fame" she once thought she had and claimed to hate. Yeah, right.

Im_in_PR said...

The only problem with Kate claiming that she will be private about the divorce for her kids is that this is a new development.

She has done nothing but smear their father in public for the past six months.

It's a little too late for Kate to act like she is not bashing Jon when that's been her life's purpose for the past 10 years.

Connie said...

Kate speaks with cunning, half-truths and innuendo...whereas Jon speaks from the heart.

Kate's tactics might win her the battle of public opinion, but I think she'll lose the respect of her children in the process. So, who is the real winner?

Hang in there Jon and don't worry about what others think. Just take care of your children and enjoy the love of your friends and family.

Lisa said...

Just delurking to say that both Khate and Jon make me ill. My heart breaks for those kids.

Im_in_PR said...

One of the things that sells Jon to the public is the fact that he is honest and he is honestly hurt by Kate's betrayal and public dumping of their marriage so she could travel with her bodyguard, without having anyone complain.

We are the public. We get it. We watched her abuse him on TV for 4 years. We saw her neglect and terrorize her kids with fits of rage. We know who Kate is and how she rolls, no matter HOW the media tries to package her.

Everything you read on the gossip sites is PAID FOR, written and paid for by PR agencies. You can see how slanted the propaganda is to figure out who is behind it.

We are the public. We know the truth.

Quack said...

IMHO Dr. Phil is as much of a fame wh0re as Khate. He likes his "celebrity" status as much as Khate does. He will tell Khate that she's doing the right thing by keeping things private. No one will bring up the fact that she's been trashing Jon in People magazine for a while now.

tigerfan said...

Ratings said...
First Jon stirs the pot on GMA - then Khate stirs the pot on the View - then the new episode comes on next week and this equals ratings....they're both in it for the money and don't want this gravy train to pull in to the station. This train doesn't go chug, chug, chug it goes ka ching! ka ching! ca ching!! It's all about the ratings.

9/08/2009 6:35 AM
I agree. TLC blocked Jon's interview on E claiming 'contractual' reasons but TLC will ALLOW Jon the opportunity to give an exclusive interview with GMA/Prime Time albiet conveninetly coinciding with Kate's scheduled appearance(s) as co host on The View and in the wake of J & K + 8's plummeting ratings. Additionally , I agree with a previous poster that listening to J & K whine, bitch, and moan about their 'life' makes be physically ill!!!

momof4intx said...

Just when I think I can't be any more disgusted by these two poor excuses for parents, they prove me wrong.

Kate made me want to throw up when I read her detailed description of how each child reacted to the divorce news.

Now Jon states how much he detests the mother of his children and how he lost his youth b/c of the kids. Nice Jon, really nice. Anyone who marries young may *think* that from time to time, but it's not something you would ever, ever want your children to hear.

Besides, my four wonderful children have given me more joy and laughter than any party days I missed ever could.

Too bad money can't buy a brain for these two idiots.

Tami said...

I saw the interview on GMA and was wondering if there was a part 2, or just the part that came on early in the show. I will go to youtube if I missed something. I assume this is in addition to what will be shown tonight and they will not just show the same one again tonight? In any case, I don't get why people are up in arms with his honestly. They say why give the details about what happened? Um, because they are living their lives in public! And choose to keep their children in public! What the shrew is saying is out there for all to read. Why not have the full truth come out? They profess to be against tabloid stories. Well then lets hear the real truth instead of all the different accounts. As for the kids one day reading it, so? They are living it not. We know darn well they know a ton of what is going on. Whether they someday read their dad despises their mom should not come as a surprise since Kate clearly hates their father. Anyone believe that is a secret to them? I don't! Saying she takes the high road is laughable. SHe is down way deep in the mud and chicken poop in those 4 inch stilettos of hers.

alsoamomtotwins said...

Comet said...
Kate got all the PR people behind her, couching her, he did not.

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As someone who ran the marketing organization, including PR, at a $5 billion company, I can assure you that Jon has had just as many PR people behind him as Kate has. The difference is that he has chosen not to listen and to instead give fence-side interviews to the likes of Radar online and not concern himself with how things look.

Jon and Kate are a TLC asset and I am positive TLC is doing as much as they can to manage BOTH of them from a PR perspective. Remember the E! interview that was canceled? Remember the casino gigs that were canceled? That's the PR people doing what they can to silence Jon since Jon won't "stick to the script" like Kate will.

And the really ironic thing is that if Jon would just listen to them -- and get his hormones under control -- he could in fact be the media darling. He could easily have his own show, his own book, his own just about anything but instead he didn't listen to the counsel he was given and ran around like a crazed teenager in heat.

I am sure if TLC were picking which one of the two to push, it would be Jon.

abbra said...

I wonder if the kids know their Grandma Gosselin and Aunts and Uncles? If not I hope Jon rectifies the situation.

theresa said...

My opinion- maybe John shouldn't have been clubbin - but i think he was just celebrating his parole! i think he's stayed silent long enough = hot mess!!! i think he should continue to tell "his side" and maybe...just maybe throw all team kate under the bus! GO ON LARRY JON!!!

Cocoa said...

It seems like a lot of posters feel the same way in regards to Jon needing some positive PR himself. We who watched the shows knew that Jon wasn't very articulate, and Kate reminded him of this and many other faults constantly. He needs help with public speaking.

But this in not a game, folks. How Jon comes across during this divorce will make a huge difference in the childrens' lives, not to mention his own. I hope he has excellent lawyers. If proof is needed of Kate's abuse, all they need to do is look through the episodes. Remember the time TLC showed Kate hitting Jon over and over and over? Ha ha, so funny Kate. NOT! It was cruelty. I hope Jon is taking this seriously because I bet Kate will be out for blood.

The Lazy Vegan said...

>He could easily have his own show, his own book, his own just about anything but instead he didn't listen to the counsel he was given

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I think it just might say something positive about him that he chose to go his own path instead of being one of TLC's "sheeple." It's entirely possible and even probable that he wasn't willing to sell out for his own book, show, etc., having already seen up close and personal just what that gets him into. Again, not supporting his current "frat boy" behavior, but I do see why it's happening and think he'll settle down soon to become the true parent to those kids. You already see how genuine he is with them vs. her fakey "putting on a show for the camera" behavior with the kids.

Pinto said...

Wow, put away a whopping $10K per kid. I know $80,000 is a lot of money but not divided by 8. With all the needless stuff that has been bought it could easily have been three to four times that for all their time in front of the cameras. I'm willing to bet Kate only put it in trust after Jon started looking for it.

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/gosselin_divorce_payola_secrets_jon_kate/celebrity/67260

Connie said...

Tami, my understanding is that Jon talked for 3 hours so he had lots to say. The GMA show was just a sample of what will be seen this evening.

ihatethisshow said...

PaMa said...

Jon's interview will give the ladies of The View something to discuss with Kate. For them not to ask Kate about it would be like ignoring the elephant in the room.

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if abc is courting kate for a show, the view ladies will all but kiss her on the mouth..(just like kelly ripa did, since she is a exec producer of a new tlc show)..
all these tv people...it isn't about the kids, about what is right...oh no....it is only about MONEY, always has been, always will be.

Emiku said...

About the ladies on The View - talk about a double standard here! Yes, it was rude for Jon come right out & say he "despises" Kate & it's not good that the kids will one day hear that. But how is it any different than the 100+ episodes of their TV show were Kate does nothing but trash talk & abuse Jon *in every single episode*. Not to mention all the crap the kids live through while going about their daily lives when the cameras aren't rolling.

Jon makes *one* comment like that on TV & everyone wants to light him on fire but they completely ignore all the horrible things Kate has said & done to him on TV for all these years, nevermind all the crap she's been saying to the tabloids lately.

Rachel said...

Excellent.

I wish my parents would have given interviews when they divorced. Sheesh....though I have to say I'm interested to hear what he says.

This should make some awkward meetings in the future. Can you imagine all the weddings/family affairs when the children are older?

UNCOMFORTABLE.

NeverAgain said...

Connie said..."Kate speaks with cunning, half-truths and innuendo...whereas Jon speaks from the heart."

ITA! Jon basically is stating he despises Kate because, "She's not speaking from the heart," publicly. In other words, she's a lying b*tch. We already know this, but Jon must feel like he needs to put it out there.

Jon used the words "beaten down" as the result of Kate's treatment of him. I don't know her, never loved her, never trusted her as my life partner, never raised 8 children with her, but she SCARES and INTIMIDATES me. And that's just from watching her on TV. Imagine living with her.

Kids know Jon's family said...

Abbra, Jon's Mom, Grandmother and brother were all at the house this past week to visit with the children. His grandmother fell and hit her head and was taken to the hospital. So, yes the kids know them.

AZ Mom said...

$10,000 set aside for each kid!!
That is totally rediculous!!! How about dividing everything by 10. The kids work as much as the so called parents and the books and tours are about the kids so the whole pot divide up 10 ways!!!!!!!!!!

Denise said...

Tohaveornottohave said...

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You hit the nail on the head with your comment....

It is a shame but true

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Two thoughts: First,one cannot put an old head on young shoulders and perhaps in a few more years Jon will be where some of us want him to be now. He's just not there yet.

Secondly, Kate said she needed her spa days, because the time away from the kids for herself made her a better mother. However she denied Jon the same sort of time for himself to spend with his family and friends. Would that not have made him a better father?

Abby said...

Wow. So Kate's response to Jon's interview is to say she's keeping things private for the sake of her children?

She must have forgotten her TWO People Mag interviews, TWO Larry King Live interviews, and TWO Today Show interviews. Not to mention countless leaks by herself and TLC to the tabs and parading around in bikinis.

Yeah, SHE's really kept things private!! LOL!!!

John and Kate who cares said...

Pinto said...

Wow, put away a whopping $10K per kid. I know $80,000 is a lot of money but not divided by 8. ....

Currently paying off my son's 4th year tuition bill. $40K (per year). Sure hope the 8 are planning on community college or have a good attorney when they have stacks of student loans to pay off.

Vanessa said...

Again we come to gender stereotypes. If a woman had said she "despised her estranged husband who verbally, emotionally, financially and yes, PHYSICALLY abused her" we would all applaud.
He's not the polished trained liar Khate is, so he comes across a little like a doofus, but I believe everthing he says. How can you not believe it, we all saw it. The ladies on the View this morning said he should just keep quiet, that he shouldn't air his dirty laundry. Guess who's going to be treated like the poor wifey next week when she co-hosts?
She's good a spinning her little web of PR crap because she's always had that gift. How did she wrangle so many freebies even BEFORE the show? She's a narcissitic biatch who loves the spotlight and THAT my friends is her mission in life.

loophole said...

Kate has abused Jon for years with her put-downs (subtle and not so subtle), slapping him in the face while trying to be cute, etc., etc. Anyone who didn't see the marriage coming to an end is delusional. Now she keeps saying how important her kids are. And she is so syrupy sweet on the show, it makes me want to vomit. She probably turns into a witch when the cameras are turned off. In the meantime she is traveling all over the country without the kids, of course.

A Mom said...

I just watched the clip of Jon's GMA interview. When he mentioned Kate taking his wedding ring it was part of the conversation he was having, about Kate wearing her wedding ring and why he doesn't. It wasn't "tattling"
Jon probably realizes now when he and Kate got involved with TLC that they made a pack with the devil. Maybe that's why he might not want their coaching. She's sold her soul for fame and fortune and isn't about to go back to plain ol' Kate.
He's not perfect, but I think he will be the nurturing safe place for the kids and hopefully they will grow up without too much damage.
I am so glad my son didn't end up with someone like Kate.

LouAnne said...

I don't believe a single thing either Jon or Kate says. They're both prolific liars who lie as easily and as often as they breathe. They both gripe about the paparrazzi but they both do their thing on the front lawn, sure to be photographed, when they could easily do it in the back yard. At this point Jon has yet to do a single thing to try and stop his kids from being filmed and exploited. Just because he comes off as less of an ogre than Kate doesn't make him any less of a terrible parent for what he has allowed and continues to allow to happen to his children. Both Jon and Kate have proved time and again that they are in it for money, and it is totally believable that everything they say and do is contrived toward that end. They may have different personalities but in my view they are equally despicable.

Jake said...

Im_in_PR said...
We are the public. We know the truth.


Honestly, no we aren't the public. We are people that at one point or another got into the show and ended up not liking Kate based on what we saw. That is a very small percentage of the public. Other than the divorce announcement show, the rating have never been higher than 4 million. That is about 1% of the US population.

The vast majority of the public knows Jon and Kate from the tabloids. So they know Jon is running around with bimbos, smoking, drinking, and spending money when he isn't with the kids. They don't see that with Kate. Some of her bad parenting has made the public consciousness (Mady with water, spanking Leah) and there is a lot of mocking of her hairstyle but that is what the public knows.

Almost uniformly, every person I talked today that only knows the Gosselins from the tabloids thinks Jon is total ass for dissing his soon to be ex-wife on television. They point out they she has said things like "our goals are different' which is rather neutral. I point out that she has referred to Jon as like divorcing a 15 year old and almost everyone says .."well he was acting like a 15 year old." Some one else has asked how else she has trashed me in the media and I couldn't think of examples.

yettomeet said...

You know what? Jon's "despise" comment about Kate isn't off the cuff. He's despised her for years, obviously. No one just up and despises a spouse within 6 months. Jon strikes me as the type guy who feels his youth was robbed by the sextuplets. The oldest girls he could handle, but add six little ones and he saw his cajones fly right out the window. Kate strikes me as the type that is controlling and has been a nag from the moment she and Jon got together. Not married, got together.

It's really sad. I look at the pics of them now, but only focus on the kids. They are definitely the victims. Jon and Kate decided the kid's fate for them when they signed on to live in a glass house. How stupid to think a real marriage can last when you sell your soul to the tv devil.

quincy mackenzie said...

My heart kinda goes out to Jon. I honestly think he's puzzled as to why he's The Bad Guy in this situation.

Anyone who watched the previous seasons - who REALLY watched - knows he put up with so much from Kate. And it was more than obvious he was the better, hands on parent. The kids light up when he's around - they flinch when it's Kate's turn.

Jon doesn't have a PR team. He's the only one who can speak for himself, he doesn't have a coach after all so undoubtedly words come out wrong when he's interviewed - I know mine would be.

I'm sure Saint Kate's team will spin and misconstrue his words to her benefit (and shame on those View women... I'm finished with that show - all credibility is gone as far as I'm concerned). However, time will go on and the kids will be the ultimate judges. They'll have access to watch the early seasons of the show and witness how horribly their mother treated their dad. And I'm sure they've already made some not-so-marvelous memories with their Mommie Dearest in Jon's absence.

Subject change...

I was greatly heartened to read about Jon's family at the mansion. (Note: I wasn't glad to know his grandmother was hurt.) It was his brother that stayed with the kids while he rode with her in the ambulance. The kids are getting to know their extended family! Finally!

Say what you want about Jon, his heart is in the right place - and his kids more than anybody know that. Once this silly "I need to be me" phase is over, he's going to be there for his kids in every way.

Nuff said.

Sukie said...

I completely agree with the poster that mentioned gender stereotypes.
If the roles were reversed and Jon was the verbally abusive and sometimes physically abusive member in this charade - then women everywhere would be happy for Kate if she left him and went galavanting across the country with multiple men. You'd see posts saying "you go grrrrrl" etc.
The record of abuse has been documented in every season - yes, your life was captured in seasons Kate and Jon is now speaking the truth.

cdnmom47 said...

Though Jon has done many things wrong in all this, I've felt sympathetic toward him from the beginning.

I had to stop watching the show more than two years ago because I couldn't bear watching and hearing how she berated Jon and the children and her rages quite honestly frightened me. I can't even imagine what it was like to live with that day in, day out.

I think that when Jon got his freedom, yes, he did make stupid choices; but I TOTALLY think he was an abused husband. He's passive enough that she found him an easy target for her anger and rages...and over time he did get beaten down.

It really upsets me that people tend to not take the abuse seriously because she is a woman. If it were him having the rages and speaking those abusive words, the world would be screaming to have him locked up and he'd have no contact with his kids at all...it would be a totally different story, believe me.

When I see Jon in an interview, he seems to be honest and speaking from the heart. He might not say the right things, I agree, but he's speaking from the heart, which is more than can be said about his former partner who wouldn't know the truth if it came up and hit her in the head. She's in it for herself. PERIOD.

Mystical said...

Emiku said...
About the ladies on The View - talk about a double standard here! Yes, it was rude for Jon come right out & say he "despises" Kate & it's not good that the kids will one day hear that. But how is it any different than the 100+ episodes of their TV show were Kate does nothing but trash talk & abuse Jon *in every single episode*. Not to mention all the crap the kids live through while going about their daily lives when the cameras aren't rolling.

Jon makes *one* comment like that on TV & everyone wants to light him on fire but they completely ignore all the horrible things Kate has said & done to him on TV for all these years, nevermind all the crap she's been saying to the tabloids lately.
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You are exactly right! How long have some of us been waiting to hear the real truth and now that Jon is telling it, some are chiding him for not using just the words. Geez! We have not yet heard the whole interview either. I am sure it will be an eye-opener, exposing Kate once and for all. Maybe it will put a stop to the People Magazine articles on her as well.

geemaa said...

When I was a kid, I remember getting "spoken to" about telling people (teachers, neighbors, etc...) too much of what went on in our home. Not that there was alot to tell, but I had a big mouth apparently. Didn't anyone tell these idiots that there are some things you just don't talk about? My husband and I had some trouble with one of our children this past year and I said very little to even my family about it. It is in very bad taste to air dirty laundry... espacially to the entire world!!!! Their poor kids get to live the divorce and have all of it preserved in print and on film for all eternity. Don't either of them see this at all or are they willing to continue to discuss private business to keep the interest in them alive with the public? Both of them should be getting their heads examined!

Sasha222 said...

I too am glad that Jon is doing this. I just wished he had gone about everything so differently in the beginning, then people would feel more sorry for him instead of calling him a whiner and a D-bag. I understand he wanted to go out and have his freedom but if he would have just cooled it a little with the hard partying, the women, hosting parties here in Vegas, etc, and THEN come out with this interview after Kate blabbed to anyone who would listen, then I think the public would welcome this interview in a totally different way. I mean, us viewers have witnessed this "abuse" ever since we started watching the show. This is nothing new to us, but it's different hearing it come straight from Jon's mouth and I hope he exposes everything that happened off camera. For the sake of his children and where they will end up in the custody battle (which will probably be ugly as hell).

I was also kind of pissed off at The View this morning and it was all so obvious how it played out. They started bashing Jon and when Whoopie kinda seemed to side with him just a tad bit, immediately producers were in her ear piece telling her to read Kate's quote in defense. Gee, that couldn't possibly be because she is going to be co-hosting on the show could it? Don't know if they paid her big bucks to come on but you can bet your ass that they will coddle her, suck up to her, and side with her because they don't want to risk her not coming on.

Man, those poor kids. We have all always felt bad for them more then anything, but now more then ever I worry for them. Divorce in general usually screws kids up (especially when it happens this young) so I can only imagine what this very public divorce, parent bashing, rumor spreading tornado is going to do to them in the long run. I wish them the best.

Dupree said...

Wow! I'd like to say something intelligent, but all I can think of is that J&K must be two of the dumbest people on the earth. How could either of them think any of this is a good idea?

Kim said...

This is unreal! So Kate has respected the 45 day silence?!?! What about her People interviews, her Larry king interviews??? I say it is about time Jon speaks up. Chris Cuomo says Jon shouldn't talk poorly about Kate as she is the mother of his children. Someone needs to tell Kate to stop talking trash about the father of her children. Kate says she is afraid her children will someday read what jon says....HELLO?!?!?! Does she not care that the kids will read what she says?!?!?! The two of the "adults" need to just shut up and go away.

Anna said...

Many folks are talking about what Kate has said to the media in the last few weeks - have you all forgotten that Jon himself (at one of his "interviews at the fence) that Kate said NOTHING in her interviews.
As for liars - in light of this GMA interview- wasn't Jon lying when he said "As the Mother of my children, I will always love Kate"? I don't think one can love someone they despise?

The whole thing is beyond sad for these kids.

Janet said...

Jon and Kate are very selfish. Difference is, Jon doesn't have a good publicist telling him what to say and what not to say. Unless you want to call Lohan his coach (gag). These poor children are the ones to pay. Its very sad.

Jon+Kate=Hate said...

I was watching CNN's HLN this morning, and they had a preview of what's to come tonight on Showbiz Tonight. The show tonight will deal with the whole Jon bashing Kate bashing Jon issue... same old, same old. Here's where I have to give AJ Hammer credit.. he seems to be one of very few journalists actually stating out loud that the show should be stopped. Hopefully more people in the media will jump on the "stop the show" bandwagon..

organizedblogroll said...

I think what you have to keep in mind is that Hkate has a well oiled machine who backed up EVERY statement she responds to.

Jon speaks from the heart.

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mernah said...

I think both of them are acting like idiots. Jon lost any sympathy I might have had for him when he started acting like a young playboy and not the father of eight children. Now he is giving interviews that will haunt his children for the rest of their lives in order to pay some sort of retribution back onto Kate. And well, anyone who has watched the show knows Kate has little sympathy from anyone with her behavior toward not only Jon but also the kids. Kate is much more media savvy than Jon. If he wanted to be the bigger person, he should have laid low and finished his divorce been quiet about things, moved on with his life and got his kids off TV.

Interesting View said...

Jon & Kate were brought up on the VIEW today in response to Jon's interview. Whoopi was the only one that was partially on Jon's side (saying that she "hated" some of the people she's been with and said things). The others are totally PRO-Kate. I'm sure they will gush over Kate when she's on the show. I just can't get myself to side with her. I think she knows that Jon is speaking the truth and that by keeping quiet, she's the saint!!

organizedblogroll said...

Kate respects nothing of Jon's.
This began by throwing out Jon's things from his father.

Why would her tossing the wedding ring surprise anyone???

BUT, Kate continuing to wear her ring is an absolute joke.

NewWester said...

All this buzz about Jon's interview on ABC will just bring more attention to Kate's appearance on the View. If I didn't know better it almost appears like Jon and Kate are working together to bring more attention to their dying reality show. Both are not working so if the show goes under so does their only source of income.
Btw has anyone heard if Elisabeth Hasslebeck is returning to the View? Lets hope she is, because if not I bet the producers at the View will be considering Kate as a potential replacement.

Midnight Serenade said...

"One of the things that sells Jon to the public is the fact that he is honest"

Unless he has been polygraphed, how in heaven's name would anyone know that he is honest? Deception takes many forms. Honesty in this case is not a fact. It's a perception.

We don't know the truth because I don't think that Jon and Kate themselves know the truth!

wildflowers said...

Several years ago I quite watching this show. Kate's abuse of Jon and the kids acting out made me extremely uncomfortable. I couldn't find anything entertaining in it. The truth is, I had a very similar marriage for much longer than KON. I stayed for the kids.They're acting up was their way of relieving the stress that they lived with. After I left, I was at loose ends. I truly thought that once I was out from under him, every thing would just be perfect. Problem was, I was ill equiped for my new life. It really was a struggle. I didn't act out as it looks like Jon is. Maybe we all have our own way of trying to find our way. It took me a long time to find mine. I wish him the best. I'm sorry some of his decisions will probably have a hard impact on the kids. But they probably know what has been going on all along. Mine did. I still don't talk about my situation much. My friends and family know some of what happened, but there is no way you can really understand how deeply this can scar someone unless you have been there. Just pray for Jon and the kids.

Kim said...

Out of curiosity...wouldn't you love to know how much Jon/Kate have made in charitable donations over the years? I wonder if it is even 1/100 of what they have received. Does anyone know...do they have to pay taxes on the gifts they receive? The washers, dryers,solar panels, Gymboree clothing, etc, etc, etc....

InPR said...

Let's face it, K8 is not going to go without a fight. She's more PR savey than Jon or at least listens to her advisors. She will only speak on subjects that she's been well coached in for everything else she is "keeping it private for the sake of the kids". She puts on the meek little "poor me" voice and cries on que - albeit there are no real tears so let's just say she "dabs at her eyes" on que. She may be pushing for her own talk show and she may get one, HOWEVER, she won't last. She is not smart enough nor is she well spoken enough to carry it off for long. Better people than K8 have come and gone in the talk show arena. I don'tsee her getting anything on a major network though. Maybe a cable network where she can still be a big fish in a small pond. PA is not LA - she is a Z lister and her time in the spotlight is almost up.

Connie said...

Anna said...
Many folks are talking about what Kate has said to the media in the last few weeks - have you all forgotten that Jon himself (at one of his "interviews at the fence) that Kate said NOTHING in her interviews.

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If Kate's said nothing, what was the purpose of her being on GMA, Larry King, in People mag etc.?? I don't remember that she was promoting the show, so why the media blitz if not to keep herself in the forefront and remind everyone that she's the poor little victim of such a terrible man. And then she turns around and calls him a 15 yr. old child abducted by aliens. She can't have it both ways. Her little verbal jabs and non-statement statements are just as hurtful as the slaps she used to give.

And then she refused to answer directly any question the might make her look bad, hiding behind, "some things should be private". Well, Kate you can't keep abuse private and quiet when it's caught on camera. hmmm...maybe you aren't so smart.

Nicole said...

I didn't see Jon's interview this morning but I have read a few news blurbs on it. It sounds as if he admits to only having a "hunch" or a "feeling" there was infidelity (with Steve) on Kate's part. Right? Was there any reference to actual evidence that he knows they are/were involved like eye-witness accounts from the children (Mady)?

Midnight Serenade said...

"When I was a kid, I remember getting "spoken to" about telling people (teachers, neighbors, etc...) too much of what went on in our home. Not that there was alot to tell, but I had a big mouth apparently. Didn't anyone tell these idiots that there are some things you just don't talk about? My husband and I had some trouble with one of our children this past year and I said very little to even my family about it. It is in very bad taste to air dirty laundry... espacially to the entire world!!!!"

That's the way you were brought up, and that's the way I was brought up. Obviously, nothing is going to muzzle these two because each continues to suffer from RMS regurgitation of the mouth syndrome).

marsneeze said...

How funny... I also despise Kate. I despise what a horrible wife and mother she is, and how she tries to play the "pity poor me" card every chance she gets. I also despise her horrible haircut even more than ever.

Really, there isn't much Jon or Kate can say now that is any worse than what has already been done for months to hurt the kids. Just watching the past episodes is enough damage for a lifetime. I think Jon has every right to say what he says... Kate has bashed him for months and months and he kept his mouth shut. She is really such a mentally messed up person.

Tired of KON said...

The question I have is why Jon isn't more polished? He's been on a reality show, which is scripted, standing on his marks, reading it off for the camera and dealing non-stop with camera crews that follow him around 24.7.

His bumbling is just silly. He's not an amatuer on being interviewed, phrasing his words for the camera or being in the spotlight. People who say he comes across as honest and from the heart... I just don't buy it.

I have to wonder why the GMA footage is showing up for the View's promo... it's all a setup to stoke up the ratings of the K8 show.

Newsflash: I'll be on the parents' side who takes a stand and gets their kids off the show. Now THAT would be a parent to admire and I don't see either one of them taking a step to get the gravy train to end.

LP said...

There will be no custody battle and filming will continue status quo. The brand is Jon AND Kate + 8. Kate doesn't want full custody becasue she wants to be free to persue her "career". Jon ruined it all when he grew a set because K8 still wants to be free to travel the country as she was doing last year. There is no doubt in my mind that they love the kids, the problem is they also love the money and the perks that come with their "fame". Neither one of them wants it to end. They'll share custody and continue to persue their own pleasures on their time away from the kids.

RuthinVA said...

If Kate won't discuss the details of her divorce publicly, then why in the hell did she tell everyone on cable TV she and Jon were divorcing. Could have kept that a little closer to the cuff. She is an idiot that contradicts herself all the time. only idiots can't see through her.

Dunwoody Mom said...

LOL, Kate kept "silent" for about 8 hours. "Sources" say Kate is livid about Jon's charge she may have been cheating with Steve. Oops!! Hit a nerve Kate?

Tam said...

Even though Jon is a bit of a doof, he still has a right to have his side told. Kate is a shrew who has to have everything totally HER way. Even her own family has turned against her, but that was after she bitch-slapped all of them verbably. She is a real psycho. Those kids deserve better then that phony.

And, what is up with all of the 3-4 inch heels she now wears? The latest in "over-worked-mom wear? Give me a break.

Check Your Math K8 said...

K8 is now saying that they agreed to a 45 day silence - let's see, if they announced the divorce in June and it is now September Jon kept to that agreement. K8, you've been on GMA, LK Live and in People two or three times. How is it that he broke the 45 day silence but you didn't?

Smiling now Kate? said...

Good grief..if Jon had kept silent he would be deemed in the wrong..when he speaks up and tells the truth (Unlike Cruella De_kate) he is wrong..I guess he can do nothing right? Had Kate said publicly that she despised Jon I doubt she would be getting the backlash Jon is. I am glad he spoke the truth. Kate is a hateful witch and I am sure many people feel that Kate is despicable. I suspect the kids have heard all kind of awful things about their Dad from Kate. That does not make it right but this is going to finally get the ball rolling in getting this show off the air. Kate can sit among the gals at the View and flash her chicklet grin and pull out her best acting skills but the world has heard what her husband thinks of her and I hope she marinates in that and feels some embarrassment. Doubtful, but she should be ashamed of herself as a former wife and as a mother

jasmine said...

I don't feel sympathy for either Jon or Kate. The children have been put on public display and exploited to support these parents. Now they don't deserve to have either parent airing their very ugly, public divorce. Neither one should be doing interviews and making public statements or accusations about each other. This is another form of emotional abuse to their children. And the children are still working, except now they have to pay for their parents divorce, legal, PR, accountant fees, etc.

SAHM said...

Does anyone know who was first to break the 45-day silence thing?? When was it first mentioned and who was first to squeal... my bets are on Kate.

MayDay said...

I liked how Jon immediately answered the questions directly instead of listening to Kate's "beat around the bush" answers. I feel that Jon gave us more information in the short two minutes he was interviewed than Kate has in all the air time she got on LKL and the Today show.Looking forward to Jon's interview tonight.

Advice for Jon said...

If you really want to get back at Kate, don't have any feelings or opinions about her good, or bad.
The opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference. When you hate or despise someone, you still have feelings for them and you're still connected which means the person still has power over you. She obviously loves All attention. Give your attention to your kids and family you've been away from for so long. She's the mother of your kids, but make her "persona non grata" to you. As long as you're reacting, she feels she has power over you. Let go.

Connie said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
LOL, Kate kept "silent" for about 8 hours. "Sources" say Kate is livid about Jon's charge she may have been cheating with Steve. Oops!! Hit a nerve Kate?
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You made me laugh out loud on this one, Dunwoody Mom. Thanks! Where did you read this?

KidsrGreat said...

The kids must be feeling somewhat "beaten down" themselves. Remember on the ranch, little Aaden, "Mom's not HERE, now we can be our own persons and feel free to have some authentic fun, or something to that effect.

readerlady said...

I have a slightly different take on the reasons for Jon's not following PR advice. Jon's been under the thumb of a control freak for 10 years. He's been told how to breathe, what to eat, how much to eat, what to weigh, how to look, how to act and how to live. He's finally, in his mind, free and he's not going to be controlled any more. Khate listens to her PR people because they kiss her feet (I'd mention another part of her anatomy, but I'm trying to keep it clean here). She's had more experience with public speaking and she's had some training. She also is cold and unfeeling. Therefore, she comes off as more polished. Jon is speaking from emotion. A little emotion is a good thing, if you can carry it off. The best public speakers can infuse their audience with their passion. Too much emotion and a speaker comes off as uncontrolled and directionless. Unfortunately, Jon hasn't learned to control his emotion, so he comes off as being "childish" and a "doofus". I don't think he is either, particularly, although I don't think he's caught up to his chronological age yet. I'll be interested in seeing the recaps of tonights show. I won't be watching.

BTW - I do think it was inadvisable of Jon to say he "despises" Kate. He could have phrased it better, as he "despises" Kate's behavior, or her refusal to work on their marriage, or whatever. One of the things that first won my respect for Jon was in an early interview when he said he would always love Kate because she was the mother of his children, but that he wasn't in love with her any more. Too bad he couldn't leave it at that.

Beach Lover said...

If the people on the View gush over or even tolerate Khate without bashing her at least a little I will lose all respect for each and every one of those involved. There can be no looking beyond what she has done and continues to do to her kids, and if those at the View sell out to TLC or the View producers and allow this scam artist/child exploiter to drift through their show, bye-bye Barbara, Sherri, Joy and Whoopie from me.

Regarding Jon not sounding more professional and polished when he is interviewed even though he has had many interview sessions in front of the camera before, I think that is just him, that is just how he speaks. He is not as guarded as the hated Khate and does not um-um while he is trying to think ahead what to say. She is a total fake and a dishonest person and I know that her constant ums are used to weigh her answers. The honest truth rarely comes to her mind or out of her mouth IMHO.

We have seen the victims. We have witnessed the slapping of Jon and at least of Leah, the head holding of the boys while directing them...We've seen her nasty temper and her rage over a speck of chewing gum, etc.. How can a show that professes to be, as the View does, a woman's program of truth-tellers entertain and even provide a forum for one of the biggest scam artist and liars of our generation? I just don't get it.

LP said...

K8 is claiming that the $80K that Jon claims is missing has been put in trust for the kids. OMG CAN YOU SPARE IT??!! That's $10K for each of them out of the millions that they've earned you. WTF is going on with these two? I hope that the judge questons that amount and looks at it as ONLY $10K per kid and not the large sum of $80K.

texas two step said...

Vanessa said...
Again we come to gender stereotypes. If a woman had said she "despised her estranged husband who verbally, emotionally, financially and yes, PHYSICALLY abused her" we would all applaud.
He's not the polished trained liar Khate is, so he comes across a little like a doofus, but I believe everthing he says. How can you not believe it, we all saw it. The ladies on the View this morning said he should just keep quiet, that he shouldn't air his dirty laundry. Guess who's going to be treated like the poor wifey next week when she co-hosts?
She's good a spinning her little web of PR crap because she's always had that gift. How did she wrangle so many freebies even BEFORE the show? She's a narcissitic biatch who loves the spotlight and THAT my friends is her mission in life.
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AMEN - I have said since this whole debacle the same thing. Why is it that a husband can suffer from abuse from his wife and be viewed with the same tenderness and compassion that we women will show for another woman who has been abused. Remember ladies, we sisters have to stick together BUT a woman is also mother, sister and wife to men.... treat them with the same tenderness after they have endured abuses.

Sue in PA said...

RuthinVA said...
If Kate won't discuss the details of her divorce publicly, then why in the hell did she tell everyone on cable TV she and Jon were divorcing. Could have kept that a little closer to the cuff. She is an idiot that contradicts herself all the time. only idiots can't see through her.

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I'll never forget the night of the season openner, and Kate filed the divorce papers. I'm watching CNN and an hour or two after the show ended they have one of those specal news flashes. Kate had released a statement that "due to Jons actions over the weekend, she was forced to file for divorce." I'm sorry, but one of the worst ways you can throw someone under the bus is to make an open ended statement like that. LK asked her about it, and she would not say what he did. So, Kate leaves it to our imagination to dream up what happened. All she had to say was that due to state of our relationship I filed for divorce.

I do know is she didn't rush home, and she still leaves the kids with Jon so she could not honestly believe whatever he did that weekend endangered the kids.

A Mom said...

I totally agree with you readerlady.

just to clarify said...

Kate said that the 80 thousand was put away for the kids, but nowhere has it been said that was the only money socked away for them. The 80 grand was identified because Jon claimed it went missing.

iheartmuyhubby said...

Kate knocked Jon in front of the camera for so many seasons! "Don't listen to daddy, daddy is mean." "Daddy doesn't care about your safety." And that was in front of the cameras! Now all of a sudden she wants to claim she would never bash Jon?

You know she is bad mounthing Jon behind his back to the kids.

Kate only is nice, pleasant, fun, loving, well spoken (sometimes) etc when the cameras are rolling.

TandLMommy28 said...

I know Jon's behavior sucks right now but I honestly think it's to be expected after the abuse he has suffered. He's FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE of that crazy psycho and dang it, he's living a little. I have a friend who just escaped the clutches of a verbally abusive husband and while she's not out partying and stuff, she's doing things that she'd never have done before because she is finally free. I hope for the sake of the kids that Jon comes around and knocks off the behavior - and I think that he will. But that moment when you realize you are free from the clutches of abuse can make you feel invincible - maybe even too invincible in jon's case!

Natalie said...

That whole family needs serious therapy.

Momey Matters said...

$80K is a drop in the bucket for what they are supposedly raking in. If they are making $75K per episode and there are 40 episodes that's $3,000,000. They should divide by 10 and put away $300K PER KID. Even if they put away $200K per kid and use the rest for expenses I would be satisfied. Sorry just to clarify, I don't buy that they're putting large sums away for the kids. They spend way too much. I have to agree with LP on this one.

wkh said...

I can totally understand why he won't be controlled anymore (by the PR peeps) and honestly if I had to put up with that bitch for 10 years I'd go drink my face off too... but here's the thing I think we're all missing. I really do not believe JG gives a tinker's damn what the public thinks of him. I really do not think he cares at all and rationalizes that if the kids ask, he will tell them, and that they lived it, they know what's up, so your opinion of him and his antics is so not on his "care" priority list. I kind of admire that, honestly.

yeaisaidthat said...

BTW - I do think it was inadvisable of Jon to say he "despises" Kate. He could have phrased it better, as he "despises" Kate's behavior, or her refusal to work on their marriage, or whatever. One of the things that first won my respect for Jon was in an early interview when he said he would always love Kate because she was the mother of his children, but that he wasn't in love with her any more. Too bad he couldn't leave it at that.

I will agree that Jon's use of the word 'despise' may be a bit harsh and out of line, but there is a grieving process to divorce, similar to experiencing a loss due to death. Perhaps the timing of Jon's use of such harsh wording can be contributed to him being in or working past his 'anger'. Additionally, I do give Jon credit for 'keeping it real' with respect to expressing his TRUE feelings and emotions unlike Kate and her professionally prepared 'script' of emotionless and self serving 'one liners' ie, 'we cant go back', 'we grew apart' , 'I can do'. While Jon could have and perhaps should have excluded the word 'despise' when speaking in reference of his soon to be ex wife, I dont fault the guy for, going outside the 'script', and expressing a REAL emotion(s).

FoodNetworkFan said...

Wow, this is all insanity now. It makes me so sad that Jon was abused because, y'know, what the frencholla is happening to those kids? As a smart old lady (Nana) used to say to me, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." So Jon may have been passive and orchestrian all those years, but he's making his manly choice now to leave that shrew and move it! When he said he loves Hailey more than he loved Khate, woot woot! No doy, roy. I will watch the interview tonight with molded ears. Kiss your children and tell them that you love them!

chersolly said...

$10K a kid? Does that even pay for one academic year at the fancy schmancy country day school they currently attend?


For the sake of their children, when are these two going to STFU?

XYZed said...

It doesn't matter what Jon says or even how well or how poorly he says it. The most convincing proof of Kate's cruel streak is documented in the many hours of tape that TLC released in the early episodes without filtering it first to sanitize Kate's image. This is the Kate who made her feverish child sleep on a cold laundry room floor, who emotionally distanced herself from her boys, who banished her children from her bedroom, who humiliated her husband by making fun of his vocabulary and even his breathing.

The Kate we see now and the one planning to show up on The View is a calculated, scripted, 'warm and fuzzy' version based on TLC's spin, fan expectations, and her efforts at self-promotion . . . and I'm not buying it for a second.

wkh said...

as far as abusing kids go, in order for a man to get custody, particularly in PA, the woman has to be pimping them out on ebay and filming kiddie incest porn and broadcasting live. And even then they'd probably just have social services intervene. Sadly, all you really have to do as a parent is provide food and water. No one cares if Kate is a bitch, in the court of the law. I watched my own dad go through this and part of me hated him for leaving us and part of me knew there was simply no way a court was going to give custody based on "your honour, she's a raging bitch." And a few slaps here and there don't count either. Even the water thing, if that wasn't KG doing it no one would give a damn. I am certain it's been looked into and promptly dismissed.

SundayRose said...

Vanessa said...
Again we come to gender stereotypes. If a woman had said she "despised her estranged husband who verbally, emotionally, financially and yes, PHYSICALLY abused her" we would all applaud.
He's not the polished trained liar Khate is, so he comes across a little like a doofus, but I believe everthing he says. How can you not believe it, we all saw it. The ladies on the View this morning said he should just keep quiet, that he shouldn't air his dirty laundry. Guess who's going to be treated like the poor wifey next week when she co-hosts?
She's good a spinning her little web of PR crap because she's always had that gift. How did she wrangle so many freebies even BEFORE the show? She's a narcissitic biatch who loves the spotlight and THAT my friends is her mission in life.
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RIGHT ON Vanessa! Watching the ladies be sweet & sympathic to Kate will be hideous. Well, I won't watch that charade after hearing their comments today. And yes, we all saw some of the abuse Kate inflicted upon Jon, and know from Jodi's sisters blog, it was even wayyyyyyyy worse than that.

Shari said...

Sure. Kate saying 'Jon was abducted by aliens' is taking the high road. Give me a break. Make no mistake, Jon is an idiot. But he's always been an idiot. Kate is a cunning manipulative tool. But she's always been a cunning manipulative tool. Why should we expect different behavior from either of them now?

marsneeze said...

Even if Kate is not cheating with Steve right this minute... there was enough public display of an inappropriate relationship between them at events. People have seen them together and observed Kate's behavior towards Steve. Whether there was an actual event of "sex" between them or just misplaced affection, it's was still damage to her marriage and vows. Kate is a Skank and a liar.

Jon doesn't care what the press thinks underneath it all. He is not as phoney as Kate and is obviously frustrated beyond belief of all her continuous lies and fakeness. You can see it in his inteviews. She has really done a number on that poor guy and is probably much worse with those poor kids. She gives me the creeps.

lara said...

I checked out the upcoming schedule for The View & 'SiliKate'(bcuz she's like silicone/PLASTIC)will be appearing with none other than Dr. Phil! How many can honestly say that we didn't see this one coming! I'm surprised it took him this long to step in/express interest. How long before she'll be on the Dr. Phil Show parading herself in that UGLY HAT, MINI-SKIRTS, HOOCHI TOPS & HEELS?! Does she think she's Brittany Spears? (altho if SiliKate shaved her head, it would be an IMPROVEMENT!) What's with that hat & over-sized sunglasses?! Does she not realize how ridiculous she looks? Is she trying to look young like Hailey?

Personally, I believe Jon when he says he was abused-we've all seen it! I'm surprised he stayed with it as long as he did. My husband would NOT have stood for any of her verbal, physical, or emotional ABUSE. It's bad enough she did it at home, but I still cringe everytime I watch an old episode & SiliKate BERATES him in PUBLIC! How HUMILIATING! And now the Witches of The View are going to help, ENCOURAGE & no doubt JUSTIFY her actions! Typical of that show...

Carrin said...

It is so hard to watch any family crumble, let alone one where the whole nation can watch. Kind words and calm voices turn into hateful, angry sneering, and cold hateful stares.

How terribly sad for the little kids to know everyone everywhere knows the tragedy they are going through.

Shame, shame on TLC and on every adult who is allowing this to continue.

AZ Mom said...

I will be watching House, Lie To Me and Trauma (new show). I will DVR one of them if they are on at the same time. I won't even have to surf by the TLC channel to get to what I want!

Sidney said...

It would be very telling to know if ANY of the women of The View had ever watched J&K+8 show. I am betting not one of them has.

They are going by the trash printed in the tabloids and probably by what Kate has said on her TV appearances.

Pathetic...

He tells HIS side said...

It finally came out in the interview. Jon said that Kate KEPT him away from his family. She told him "don't spend time with your family, your mother, spend time with ME." He said "why can't I spend time with you AND my mother"
"I will NEVER go back to that lifestyle, never."I finally have a chance to speak out, to tell MY side."

Merrilee said...

Kim Said:
(snip)

Kate says she is afraid her children will someday read what jon says....HELLO?!?!?! Does she not care that the kids will read what she says?!?!?! The two of the "adults" need to just shut up and go away.

9/08/2009 1:03 PM
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And does she not care that the kids and the whole world can see how she behaved on that show, on Facebook, UTube, the show DVDs, etc. etc. etc.

enoughalready said...

About the abuse thing - don't forget - in an abuse situation - the abused is always trying to please the abuser. This is done just so that there is some peace around. A case of "Oh I'll do it just so it'll get her off my back" I think it has been that way for years and years up to a point when she felt she was far too superior to him that she didn't need him anymore for any more chores since she has others to do it.

enoughalready said...

Why did Jon go wild with the various women? I would think its like a dog set free after being caged up for so long. Its like a drink of fresh water after drinking concentrated toxic tainted water.

jonandkatewho? said...

Jon is very emotional in his interview, unlike Kate in all of hers. She lies by omission.

I think Jon despises the liar in Kate, the woman who can sit there without emotion and insinuate things about him so coldly.

He is coming from a place of passion, after having been set free, and he believes the truth should be told about the marriage and Kate isn't doing it, she is coldly reciting what she thinks and her pr people think make her more tv-friendly.

That would madden anyone. I can understand Jon's emotions being roller-coaster right now, but really I wish he could take it down just a notch so he would come across a little better.

Still, it must have been hard on him keeping quiet all this time while Kate was out making her non-statements and playing the role of the wronged wife.

I do have some sympathy for Jon. I just wish he would get his kids off tv. Sadly he has no other options for supporting himself right now. I wish he would go to school or something, much like some of the rest of you.

I'm going to try to catch his interview tonight since I missed him this morning. Hell, if I can survive watching the hated Kate I can tolerate Jon.

enoughalready said...

The View - They are so dumb - Are they glorifying that woman KHATE just because she's a woman - so is it that they muster around her because she is "a sister" - oh please. These broads are so dumb - obviously they never do their homework on the type & quality of guests they have. Maybe, its just that they are an equally ignoramous lot as Khate is.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to come out and say that I am on team Jon.

Coming from a hellish abusive relationship, I see all the telltale signs of emotional abuse from Jon. I've heard so many comments as to why it has taken him so long to leave her or that he's some spineless coward. People, let's remember that when you are abused, you can't even look up to see the sun. My food was measured out to me, my appearance criticized, I was only allowed to wear certain colors, and I was penned a waste of genetic material.

I'll go out on a limb and even defend his "Playboy" behavior. After I had the courage to leave, I went out and did everything I wasn't allowed to do: drink with friends, buy a blue shirt, eat a donut, travel, talk to other men, to name a few things. Jon has just gotten a tiny taste of freedom back. I don't blame him for this at all.

Jon, you can have your chance in the sun... After this, leave it and free your kids from Kate's tyranny.

Go Jon, go. <3

karensue said...

Jon: say your peace, then walk away. Done, Over, Finished. No more talking to the P People, no more interviews, no more talking to fans over the fence. Tell TLC goodbye, not on my watch. You cant control what Kate says and does, so take the high road and take care of the kids like they should be. Get yourself Alimony if you have to. Introduce the kids to their extended family, have picnics in the backyard, take them to visit their long lost relatives and friends. Do whatever it takes to give them the privacy they need and a normal life. We know you can do it.......find it in your heart.

Anna said...

Sure Jon has it better now. A girlfriend will never pester you to get things done around the house. A girlfriend won't make you look after the kids while she goes to work. A girlfriend will never nag you about your weight or about having goals in life besides partying. A girl friend won't complain about your manchild ways. When "love" is new nothing matters. Let's see if Hailey or whoever doesn't complain in a couple of years. Hailey is too young just like Jon said he was too young to get married in the first place.

The other question I have is if Jon wasn't allowed to go out with any friends for 10 years - how come he still had friends?

I don't consider myself a bitch but if my husband said he wanted to go out to the bar and hang out with some young girls I wouldn't be to happy about it either.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I normally do not pay attention to these people but I will watch the Primetime interview tonight (only because it comes on after the new Melrose). I commend Jon for finally speaking up but I wonder what QFI will say/do next.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Madgesty said...& Dunwoody'sMom said, "Wow, I am so disappointed in the ladies of "The View". I thought they were intelligent women who would scoff at tv executives telling them what to say/do. I guess not. That they actually are promoting the lie that is Kate Gosselin is just astounding."
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I have never liked The View. The only person I found remotely tolerable on that show was Whoopi.

Sad that even she sells out.

The entire J&K thing is just PR ping pong.

I wish J&K (and The View) would just please go permanently away.

AnneMarie said...

Maybe Hosting THE View is a Ruse! Maybe it's really going to be an intervention! Bwahahaaa

M said...

@Anna

Why are you assuming Jon's friends were young girls? Just because after his marriage ended and he was seen at bars with young women does not mean that he had no male friends he may have wanted to hang out with at times when he was married

Dave in Pittsburgh said...

Just some thought's from a male perspective. After years of being abused, Jon finally realized that this wasn't "love" and now he is displaying anger at the woman who treated him so poorly for so long. He simply resents Kate and I think that his behavior is somewhat normal for a newly freed man who was emasculated for years.

Remember that alot of folks on here have commented about Kate's personality disorder. If Kate does, in fact, have such a disorder, then Jon took some severe punishment over the years. I cannot even imagine being married to Kate, the terrible.

One last item...Jon totally needs a speaking coach because he sounds like a teenager!

NovaCath said...

The Baltimore Sun had an article on Jon's interview. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/09/jon_gosselin_good_morning_amer.html

I was looking at the comments to the article and there was one posted at 10:33 am today that really caught my eye. An individual who claimed to have been present during some of the filming (did not say in what capacity) posted the comment that was not favorable to Kate.

I don't know who this person is, what their source of knowledge is, or if the comment is really true. But, I don't recall someone who had been present during any of the filming outside of Kevin and Jodie making public comements like this.

heavenams said...

This spectacularly bad performance (with more to come tonight) combined with Kate's lies and refusal to answer questions spells the end for these two.

He's not a performer...just a guy who had a lot of kids...I feel like he is telling the truth the only way he knows how.

JudyBodnar said...

JudyBeeGood said...
A child knows who loves them..they recognize love by how they are loved day to day. In my heart, I feel that Jon is the one who the Gosselin children feel safe and cozy with and the one they can have real fun with. Jon did not have to tell us that he was abused, it has been there front and center since almost the beginning, for all the world to see. I do not believe that anyone who watched even a single episode would ever believe she would try to deny her treatment of Jon. She has managed to break off relationships with everyone they were close to including family. I recently seen the episode where she was screaming at & berating Jon for not having a receipt (he found it and gave it to her as soon as he had time to look through his things) I could not beleive my ears at what she was saying and how she was carrying on like a banchee to him...and what about the time she yelled at him in KMart with hundreds in the store
seeing her and hearing every word?...Kate, you are a bitchy shrew, and God help you the first time you are interviewed and the one interviewing you has seen any of your antics...your day in the sun will be over (I personally think its over now) Go Jon!!

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Anna said...
Sure Jon has it better now. A girlfriend will never pester you to get things done around the house. A girlfriend won't make you look after the kids while she goes to work. A girlfriend will never nag you about your weight or about having goals in life besides partying. A girl friend won't complain about your manchild ways. When "love" is new nothing matters. Let's see if Hailey or whoever doesn't complain in a couple of years. Hailey is too young just like Jon said he was too young to get married in the first place.

The other question I have is if Jon wasn't allowed to go out with any friends for 10 years - how come he still had friends?

I don't consider myself a bitch but if my husband said he wanted to go out to the bar and hang out with some young girls I wouldn't be to happy about it either.

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1) some wives don't need to pester their husbands, they know the way/time in which the husband will do things around the house or they know they don't do some things and will have someone else do it.
2) some wives make you look after the kids while they work, then come home and resume their share of the parenting activities, while also reconnecting with not only their kids but also their husband.
3) a wife will discuss health concerns with you, but ultimately still love you, spare tire and all. A wife will talk to her husband about his goals and then whatever he decides, try to support him to the best of her ability.

And the internet is always a way to keep up with your friends..... not to mention if your friends know what type of wife you have (nagging crazy beotch from hell), it doesn't take to much to reconnect with them and resume your friendships.

Watching the View will give you brain damage said...

Great thoughts Vanessa!! regarding the double standard in our society related to spousal abuse. On some vacation or another Jon accidently cut his finger on shellfish. The abusers reaction? "KEEP YOUR BLEEDING TO A MINIMUM JON!!. eyeroll, sneer, dirty looks, sigh of contempt while looking at the cameras" (not exact, haven't watched in ages- but what I remember was the way Jon walked away in total defeat. .. not the first time she's spoken to him in this manner obviously.) If this sequence was shown and the roles were reversed there would hopefully be outrage. Why none for Jon? IT IS DOCUMENTED AND SHOWN IN RERUNS for all to see. Any journalist worth a dime would have picked up on this by now. THIS is why NOT to follow mainstream media or corporations funding them. They appeal to the lowest common denominator intelligence wise. Run as fast as you can Jon!

Michelle said...

While I do not agree with Jon's use of the word despise, how can anyone find that it's wrong that he said it? Look at what this man has been through. For him to claim ONE time that he despises her for the HUNDREDS of times she has belittled him, told him he was fat, couldn't breathe right, etc. while being taped and shown on television, on video releases, on the internet and all over the world at that. Kate has done more damage to the kids than that one word did. There is MUCH MORE to this story and I am sure that it will come out.

I think he has had it. It was pretty evident this morning that he has been beaten down emotionally by a woman who has no conscience. Once you have been there, the only way to go is up. As Kate says, there is much more that we don't know. I think we are going to find out soon enough.

jonandkatewho? said...

Anna said...

Sure Jon has it better now. A girlfriend will never pester you to get things done around the house. A girlfriend won't make you look after the kids while she goes to work. A girlfriend will never nag you about your weight or about having goals in life besides partying. A girl friend won't complain about your manchild ways. When "love" is new nothing matters. Let's see if Hailey or whoever doesn't complain in a couple of years. Hailey is too young just like Jon said he was too young to get married in the first place.

The other question I have is if Jon wasn't allowed to go out with any friends for 10 years - how come he still had friends?

I don't consider myself a bitch but if my husband said he wanted to go out to the bar and hang out with some young girls I wouldn't be to happy about it either.

9/08/2009 5:23 PM
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I think maybe Jon still had friends because they didn't desert him. Some are not so lucky after being isolated by an abusive, controlling spouse.

I don't believe he ever asked Kate if he could go hang at a bar with girls. I think he only wanted to spend some time with the guys, but she would never allow it. My take was that this morning on GMA he said that Kate held the kids over his head...saying spend time with them, not your family...and Jon said why couldn't he spend time with them AND his family.

So he probably was not wanting to go out and pick up women, just socialize some like a normal person.

JMO.

Shirley Cooper said...

I find it ironic that the Disney Corporation who produces a huge amount of children's programming would ignore the fact that even ABC News ran a story about the ongoing Pennsylvania Labor Department investigation for Jon and Kate Plus 8 and the 8 Gosselin children and book Kate Gosselin as a cohost!

We all have not heard the decision in PA. Perhaps these 8 minors will be deemed to have been EMPLOYED and/or should have been working under the protections and regulations of the PA child labor law for minors in entertainment!

The news of this investigation was put in front of all of America for weeks and now ABC Disney boasts that they have booked Kate Gosselin as cohost? Will this subject be discussed or swept aside as though it does not exist?



http://theview.abc.go.com/forum/disney-corporation-ignores-child-labor-investigation-jon-and-kate-books-kate-cohost

Pamela Jaye said...

late to the party as usual, but I have to say - if, when I was a kid, my parents divorced (as i wished they would) and my mother had said she despised my father (which she never would have, she yelled at me when I suggested divorce, though she, and we, were as verbally abused as Jon) I don't think it would have bothered me.

As it was, when I was a teenager and I misbehaved, she would always say "you don't want to grow up to be like your father."
I wish I could say that I didn't.
Only now I see some of his good qualities - but really, there weren't a lot, and the ones he did have, had nothing to do with people skills.

These kids can't be that in the dark as to what mommy is really like. If she were my mother, I'd be scared of her!

Not in the nude said...

I saw on a site where Kate was contacted by Playboy to pose for them and she said she "threw the letter in the trash."
Why. She flaunts it every place else for free.

amy said...

comment on
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/09/jon_gosselin_good_morning_amer.html

September 8, 2009 10:33

"I have been unfortunate enough to have been present during the filming and production of this show and all I will say is that TLC does not show things even remotely close to how they really are. One thing that is not very well known is that fact that Jon left his job to take care of the kids 24/7 by himself for the better part of 2 years. Kate had her book tours and speaking engagements to attend. This is out there but not well known. What no one knows is how this came about. When the opportunity for Kate to do this came up, instead of making a decision as a couple, she told Jon that she was going to do it, that if he didn't quit his job and take care of the kids she would leave him go on every talk show to say he was a horrible father and a sorry excuse for a man. He stayed for 2 years like that, for his kids. If TLC showed how Kate really is, I am sure that everyone would forgive Jon for his dumb antics."

Neslihan said...

Never been a fan of these two idiots but one of the things Jon said today really upset me...'My 20s are "lost" on the kids'...Now did not watch the preview (and am waiting for the show) but if that's what he said it is no different than saying "I wasted my youth on my kids"...No loving parent says that.

Jon, read the paer, watch the news sometimes, you will see that there are 20 year olds dying in wars overseas...Some of them are fathers, too.

Junie said...

I admire Jon for being honest and real. Kate has been "acting" in all of her interviews and she sounds perfectly rehearsed.

Jon may have made a few mistakes lately but I feel that he is a genuine person. I believe him. He gave honest answers. It is scary how calculating and manipulative Kate is and she isn't fooling me! TEAM JON!

PaMa said...

NovaCath said...
The Baltimore Sun had an article on Jon's interview. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/09/jon_gosselin_good_morning_amer.html

I was looking at the comments to the article and there was one posted at 10:33 am today that really caught my eye. An individual who claimed to have been present during some of the filming (did not say in what capacity) posted the comment that was not favorable to Kate

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Here is the comment NovaCath is referring to:


I find it funny to see people commenting on what a bad father Jon is. What people don't realize is that they only what TLC wants you to see. They have a story to tell and they do it all through editing. This has very little to do with reality and everything to do with creating drama to increase ratings. Yeah, I will admit that Jon isn't going to win Father of the Year anytime soon, but that man does love his kids. I have been unfortunate enough to have been present during the filming and production of this show and all I will say is that TLC does not show things even remotely close to how they really are. One thing that is not very well known is that fact that Jon left his job to take care of the kids 24/7 by himself for the better part of 2 years. Kate had her book tours and speaking engagements to attend. This is out there but not well known. What no one knows is how this came about. When the opportunity for Kate to do this came up, instead of making a decision as a couple, she told Jon that she was going to do it, that if he didn't quit his job and take care of the kids she would leave him go on every talk show to say he was a horrible father and a sorry excuse for a man. He stayed for 2 years like that, for his kids. If TLC showed how Kate really is, I am sure that everyone would forgive Jon for his dumb antics. This is a man that has been trapped for 10 years, he is finally out and letting off a little bit of steam. While I don't think he is doing it in the best of ways, I understand it. As for the commenter that said that once you have kids, there is no "me"; I call BS on that. Having kids is not the end of one's life. When you have kids, your first priority is to make sure that you are in a healthy place so that you are able to care for and set an example for your kids. Self-neglect runs counter to that. If you don't take care of your own needs, how can you care for a child? What example do you set for your kids by being a miserable person? I am not saying to indulge your every desire, but it is healthy to meet your own needs. I don't know where this idea came from but it is complete garbage. There is a big difference between being selfish and take care of oneself.

Hambone said...

Let's count how many times she says "Ummm" when she co-hosts.

Seriously, the "ummms" are so distracting when she talks it makes me want to scream. It's as if she developed it as a coping mechanism so her brain can catch up with the lies flying out of her mouth.

Joy Behar: "So, Kate. What is your response to Jon's interview?"

Kate: "Ummm. Well...ummm....I think the details...ummm...need to be...ummm...kept private...ummm for the...ummmm....sake of my kids."


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Don't even get me started on Jon's poor speaking skills. "I can't sit ON someone who I despise".
WTH??

beer buddy said...

"The other question I have is if Jon wasn't allowed to go out with any friends for 10 years - how come he still had friends?"

If you are a kind person and have always treated your friends right, never used them or back stabbed them, they will be more than happy to grab a beer with you 10 years later and talk about life and the good old time you guys had.

Men and women are quite different.

goawayfools said...

Amy, that quote from the Baltimore Sun is chilling and so damn believable. And even though Jon stayed home out of love for the kids/ fear of Kate, she repays him by painting him as a wuss, a bad dad, and a cheater either with coy remarks or indirectly with planted info to the media. Someone needs to help this man PR wise. She is getting away with her bullshit somehow.

muchsmartermom said...

Kate is abusive--the evidence is documented for all to see for years to come--the kiddos will see for themselves when they are old enough to look past just watching themselves on TV.
Kate won't be able to hide from that--
Remember the episode where they went to film at Beth and Bob's house for their next season introductions? Bob had instucted Jon to put the childrens's clothes upstairs in a bedroom. Kate proceeds to flip out on Jon, berating him (how dumb could he be) Bob just kinda stands there and you can see a look on his face that he is appauled by Kate's behavior. That was so telling--I can only imagine the way she treated him when the crew wasn't there.
Jon, write a book--tell the truth about Kate. I'm sure you could make enough on a book tour to support yourself, along with a speaking tour speaking to Father's of Divorce.

Jake said...

wkh said...
I can totally understand why he won't be controlled anymore (by the PR peeps) and honestly if I had to put up with that bitch for 10 years I'd go drink my face off too... but here's the thing I think we're all missing. I really do not believe JG gives a tinker's damn what the public thinks of him. I really do not think he cares at all and rationalizes that if the kids ask, he will tell them, and that they lived it, they know what's up, so your opinion of him and his antics is so not on his "care" priority list. I kind of admire that, honestly.


He cares.. He says that is why he is doing the interview. And he says he wants people to understand his side of things. Jon cares .. he just wants his cake and to eat it too.

MayDay said...

Oh Jon is crying :( you can see his frustration with Kate

fedup said...

Kate's PR team is more talented! Even though Kate could not tell the truth if her kids life depended on it... and her dressing up and going out to make it look like should did not care what Jon said...to pathetic!! .. I believe Jon some what...You can not blame Kate for Making you have kids... It is Jon's fault he did not grow ..a long time ago!!
She was always like this!!!!
Certain things do not make sense.. they both need to SHUT UP already and stop giving interviews or doing show..WAIT.. lost my head... we are talking about these two!
Maybe we should pray for the kids... God are they going to need it...NO PR TEAM can spin that!

Rosie said...

Kate isolated Jon from his family and friends. He was not allowed to see his friends AND HIS MOTHER.

Hello?!!! Isn't that the typical behavior of an abuser? Isolating you from friends and family! So many psychologists talk about it over and over on TV to warn women the signs of an abuser. Abusers isolate you first so they can do whatever they want to you without anyone interfere, confront them, warn you, and wake you up.

Never let people isolate you. We can all learn something here.

TandLMommy28 said...

I'm watching.... I think he's doing a good job.

Jon's Blackberry said...

Jon's Twitter.....
Feeling a little relieved to get everything off my chest. Miss the kids though, back to school for them :(
about 4 hours ago from TwitterBe

Tiffany said...

Good Gawd! There is probably SO many hours of Kate freaking and abusing. Just what has been published makes my toes curl. Staff left because they could not handle the situation at the house. It's all documented and will eventually come out, happy day.

stopthemadness said...

Jeezly crow.

The article from Baltimore Sun (which I'm reading while listening to the idiot in the popcorn hat screech Come and get your popcorn! - why doesn't someone shut her up?) is almost surreal when you juxtapose the two, given that she is the pony TLC is betting on. She then proceeds to tell proudly that SHE had this IDEA of having a movie on the LAWN.

i guess this is kind of like her invention of s'mores with bananas, where you leave the bananas out and have s'mores made of graham crackers, cholocate and toasted marshmallows: sheer, underivative GENUIS, a few more ideas like this and she will clearly get a mention if not a front page in the Big Book of Completely New Ideas That I Totally Thought Up.

Ridiculous for them to be holding Kate up as this person who is staying quiet for the children, she has purposefully put herself on every tabloid trashing her husband - Whoopi, ladies, you are losing your credibility by the MINUTE.

Pitiful.

InTheKnow said...

God, I hope Jon's ratings are through the roof!

If these roles were reversed, no one would be telling the woman not to say she despised the husband who berated her. Thankfully it is for the most part on film but sadly, it does no good.

Kate's new date with bodyguard and wife (tonite no less, gotta grab that press huh Kate) will probably be " poor Kate consoled by friends".

I could eat nails!!

Sheese!!

Bells said...

I'm by no means a jon fan but I have to say half-way into this interview I believe everything he is saying ten times more then kate. Again, I don't condone his last year's behavior, his willingness to not be a bigger person to save his f'kids, in all tabloid shallowness I would take his side over kate's in second. What he explains and his actions are flawed but that's what makes him more HUMAN. Kate among her narcisstic, sociopathic bitchiness wants to spin herself as no wrong-doing which is NOT how a marriage ends, especially one that's been documented as J&K. I totally believe jon would still be the passive husband had not kate asked for the separation and turned into even more of a UBER BEYOTCH then what we saw for the last few years.

Again, I don't condone jon's actions since then but I do believe he was abused by her for years and TLC only showed a fraction of the crap she dished out.

Bottom line, kate needs to be fried more then jon is in all this. Even more then that these 8 kids needs some PEACE, I only hope in the next year jon wises up and gets the right handlers, PR what have you to get them that.

TandLMommy28 said...

Wow, he so totally just said that he believes she had a thing going with Steve. Go Jon!

heavenams said...

Excellent interview Jon! My heart aches for this man.

Chris said...

The View is going to do TLC a favor to make Kate look good. It's all business. Agents, managers, networks, they form alliance to help each other's business. There is no moral there, just business.

Let's see.

Barbara Walter outed her affair with a former senator. She dumped him after he was not reelected. The decades later she used the story of the affair to sell her book. Now the former senator has to face his family.

Elizabeth? No comment.

Sherri Shepherd? Former crackhead. She invited her husband's mistress to live with her family.

Joy Behar knows her place. She always kisses her boss' ass.

These women are not your moral compass. Don't expect them to be fair and balanced. They are just bunch of women trying to keep their jobs and not to burn bridges.

Dave in Pittsburgh said...

I think Jon did a great interview. He was forthright, providing dates, rationale, and feelings.

SAHM said...

GO JON!!

I wonder if Kate watched.... oh to be a fly on the wall in the McMansion right now.

whistlingdixiee said...

I want to hear..."We are stopping the show." Never heard it. They are both schmucks.

Sus said...

I believe everything Jon said. But why does he still defend the show? I can't understand that.

Andrea said...

Though Jon has made some mistakes in the past few months, I do feel bad for him (his crying got to me!). Kate verbally abused him for 10 years and isolated him from his family for such a long time. The tapes don't lie, we've all seen Kate's behavior. It's amazes me how people forget all about that and paint Kate as this saint. Kate's been running her mouth to the media since before the divorce and many people have bought into her crap sob story, but Jon speaks out for the first time and they jump all over her him. Though I thought the interview would be a full hour, I'm glad some things about Kate got out-that she's abusive, isolated him from his family and broke up the marriage. I saw on People today that Jon actually had his mom and grandparent over to the house to spend time with the kids. Something Kate probably would never do. I pray these kids have a chance at a normal life one day.

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