Jon in People this week

Except: Three years after his headline-making, acrominious divorce, Jon Gosselin says he and Kate are getting along now – and he's sorry for the way he behaved post-split, he tells PEOPLE in a new interview.

"I am sorry, because I did stuff I wouldn't want done to me," he says, referring to the steady stream of women he dated after their split.

He also accepts his share of responsibility for the divorce. "I was passive-aggressive," he says. "Then I'd get mad, but I was the one who wasn't communicating."

Now, he says, times have changed.

"I'll call [Kate] up and say, 'Mady's sick. What do I do?' And she'll tell me," he says. "She's a great Mom. We just have different parenting styles."

Gosselin, 35, moved back to Berks County, Pa., in 2011 after two years of bouncing around the country. He recently took a new job as director of sales and promotions for Gameface Int. and started dating single mom Liz Jannetta, 27. Time – and therapy – has given him a different perspective on things, he says.

"I used to talk to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Michael Jackson's rabbi) a lot when I lived in New York," he says. "He said, 'There are two things you can do with your fame – sell out or take it and use it for good.' I didn't grasp that at the time."

Now he does. Which is why he says he'd consider a return to the entertainment world, but only for the right gig.

"I've been offered a lot of stuff," he says. "Crazy stuff. It wasn't the right fit, then or now. I don't want [my kids] thinking I take every show just to make a buck."

27 comments:

heavennoseven said...

Jon calls Kate when a kid is sick. She put a kid in a laundry room.

I am not buying this.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I agree heavennoseven.

Also, Jon was livid when he saw what was happening.

She refused to take Cara to the dr. about her ankle/foot because of filming in the basement. A nanny had to take her.

She is so devoted to her idol of fame and tv that she let a nanny take her daughter to the dr., a normal mother would never do something like that unless they were incapacitated.

Heffner Road said...

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? I SAW A PAPS CAR NEAR THEIR HOME...

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

I just said 2 kids:'We have surprise guests again tomorrow!' Kids started guessing.. Aadens 1st guess, excitedly: 'THE (film) CREW!!':(

sglily said...

Just got word of this, and couldn't resist chiming in. There's no way I'm buying this either. #1, who really cares if Jon is saying he's sorry-why all of a sudden is this such a big deal that he gets a spot in People? #2, I find it interesting Jon is "apologizing" and talking about how Kate is a good mom, letting us all know about his respectable new job and the therapy that's been helping him through, etc. OH, and then casually mentioning he'd consider a return to the entertainment world and that he's been offered, quote A LOT of stuff that just wasn't right...

Ok, sounds like Kate on Today last month-things are going well with Jon, the kids are all doing so awesome and, of course, how much they miss the cameras, blah, blah, blah.

I thought Jon hated not being able to go anywhere without being recognized-annoyed with all the constant cameras, and just wanted "a normal life"?

Seems like an underhanded way for a set-up, a test balloon, for the possibility of a new show in the works-why else would we care about Kate's random appearance on the Today Show, and Jon getting coverage in People? Pathetic.

Seasons In The Sun said...

6/22/2012 3:47 AM
Anonymous Heffner Road said...

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? I SAW A PAPS CAR NEAR THEIR HOME...

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How do you know it was a pap's car and how "near" their home was it?

Possibly someone got wind of the gosselinbook news that came out last night.

Heffner Road said...

I drive on Heffner Road daily...the car was parked near her home, and a man was sitting in the car, as i.e. waiting...I assumed it was a pap. waiting for arrival of "the crew"...we shall see

Seasons In The Sun said...

Heffner Road said...

I drive on Heffner Road daily...the car was parked near her home, and a man was sitting in the car, as i.e. waiting...I assumed it was a pap. waiting for arrival of "the crew"...we shall see

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That's going to be a long wait since Kate hinted the "the crew" is coming tomorrow. In this heat, I hope he has a good supply of water and some fans set up in there!

Shoshanna said...

Smells like a new show, doesn't it?

First Jon eats crow by apologizing to Kate, saying what a wonderful mom she was/is, etc., in an orchestrated effort to rehabilitate her image. See, folks? Kate is awesome, and everything was all Jon's fault!

Now, don't you want to love her again?

Maybe Steve went back to Gina. Or not. In any event, the whole thing seems like a forecast of things to come. UGH!

heavennoseven said...

A lot of people are saying hes a joke of a dad, becusae he called Kate when Mady was sick.

I think he does it to save his butt. Kate needs thinks down her way or she`ll explode.

Michigander1969 said...

I think the mother should know whenever her children are sick shouldn't she? Be it at school or at the ex's house.

WonderButton said...

Pure speculation here - but maybe Jon appologized publicly because he got some $ from Kate to do so. Or, maybe his new job promoting that game venue wants him to get his name back out there so they can leverage his "celebrity" in their marketing.

Remember, Kate was on the Today show to promote Coupon Cabin (whcih she did poorly at best). She was not there to test the waters for a new show.

If I recall correctly, this is NOT the first time that Jon apologized to Kate. I can't recall when Jon ever slammed her publicly. It was always the other way around.

Xanadu said...

I can't recall when Jon ever slammed her publicly. It was always the other way around.

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Unfortunately, I can, but it was years ago. A few months after the divorce he said that he can't sit next to someone he despises.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I remember when Jon said I despise kate. I thought, oh no!

He said it out of frustration. He should of said, I will always respect kate because she is the mother of my children, but I despise how she has treated our marriage and cheated on me with the bodyguard.

What makes me so mad about kate when Jon said he was sorry for the way he acted when they split is that kate will not step up to the prison tray plate and take responsibility and say she is sorry that she told Jon it was over and to sign the confidentiality papers and just show up for filming.

Remember when Regis told kate that her and Jon could get back together and he says he's sorry? kate's eyes were spinning and leg in spasms, just wished Regis would of said, and YOU say your sorry.

3...2...1..Implode!

Under The Boardwalk said...

and say she is sorry that she told Jon it was over and to sign the confidentiality papers and just show up for filming.

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That could be because she's not sorry she told Jon it was over!

Hannah said...

I think Jon did the good thing by saying hes "sorry".

He did have some unkind moments in the past, but not as many as Kate.

The kids will look back and respect him more for saying hes "sorry". Then watching the clips of Kate bashing him.

Katherine said...

Jon gave interview to 2 people that I saw, Larry King (and Jon had his lawyer with him) and then Chris Cuomo. During that interview with Chris Jon said "she abuses me, she hits me, I dispise her" and Chris said "this is the mother of your children you are talking about, right?" and Jon said "You don't know what she is like and she has hit me and belittled me in front of my children, the camera crews, etc."

That is true stuff, still on you tube. Jon said "Kate is a mean person and I worry about my children" then he caught himself with anything else as Chris Cuomo looked shocked.

On Larry King, Jon said "Kate is afraid that I will tell things that will end all of this, this whole reality show of her being the great mother of 8" Larry King was going for the deep secrets and there was more than 1 thing. So Kate has a lot to be afraid of.

When TLC still had Jon under contract until this year, he could not say anything and that was the time she had to "make it big or go home" and She has gone home because no one wants her on TV.

I'm still amazed that she is so disliked by all the people who run shows, could put her on TV even without her kids, she has made a lot of enemies.

I think when she slammed Tony on DWTS that was the very end. She was backstage for the after show interviews and Tony was alone being interviewed and it was someone he knew. She (I don't know her name) said how great Tony looked and how she heard he was taking acting lessons, at the point Kate came over chewing and she held her hand over her mouth and said "my sugar is low, if I don't eat something I will pass out" and the interviewer asked her how she likes Tony with the new body strength he has and how lean he is and Kate laughed and said something stupid, Tony's face went from smiling to looking at the interviewer with a sad look. The interviewer than asked Kate "aren't you amazed that you say you have 2 left feet and now you got 7s from the judges because of Tony's hard work. Kate laughed and said "seems like I am the one doing the work" and that was all of the interview.
Kate came across so mean, so downgrading of Tony, it was so very sad to hear and watch. It all happened in seconds but Kate is mean and at that point, even though she was not a good dancer, she thought she was the reason people were watching. She had even said her fans would make sure she would win. So when she lost? The very next night was when she lost, she was shocked.

I think she is always shocked when she does not see anything she is doing wrong, she really does not. Even now, she can run through those streets, drag her kids around, isolat the kids and she thinks she is perfect in looks and being a mother. She is very frightening. I'm sure a psychiatrist could tell us about her personality by her actions over these past 8 yrs. So yes I agree Steve is there to keep her quiet, she might want more, but I think he realizes she is a stick of TNT that could go off at any time.

Seasons In The Sun said...

Katherine said,

During that interview with Chris Jon said "she abuses me, she hits me, I dispise her."

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You have that in quotes. Is it a direct quote? According to the transcript of that show, this is what he actually said...

"J. GOSSELIN: I can`t sit on the sofa with that woman. I can`t sit on someone right now that I despise."

Do you have a link to the video of the show where he says "she abuses me, she hits me, I dispise her" because I can't find it.

Katherine quoted Jon on Larry King: "Kate is afraid that I will tell things that will end all of this, this whole reality show of her being the great mother of 8"

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Was this the October 2009 interview with Jon's attorney? The one where he apologized for using the word "despise?" I can't find that quote anywhere in the transcript. Do you have a link? It's interesting...

PA Woman said...

Hannah said...
I think Jon did the good thing by saying hes "sorry".

He did have some unkind moments in the past, but not as many as Kate.

The kids will look back and respect him more for saying hes "sorry". Then watching the clips of Kate bashing him.

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My thinking exactly. He did it for the kids, not kate, not for a TV show, etc. It's not good for the kids to have their parents bashing each other in public. Jon is trying to correct for his previous acts. Kate, well, not s much.

Mary said...

Hi

Last night on local radio show Paul Peterson (sp) was on he started talking about Reality shows. He started talking about the Gosslin's He said the maid over 200,000-300,000 a year for 8 years and the children did not get a dime. I think the amount maybe more as it was late night talk. He said a lot more shocking stuff about the family but I was falling alseep. He said he felt so bad for the children as what has happened to them will effect them for life. He said he really worried about them and that Kate was a horrible person. it was getting close to 2 am. I am not sure if you can get a trascript.I going away this week. but it was WBZ Boston Radio 12-5 I can't remember the announcers name
I will post it. The regular host has retired This host has lots of connections in Hollywood and usually has someone on weekends. this host did weekends and covered other times.

Mary

Debbie H said...

Seasons in the sun....I found this video that may be what you are looking for...Hope it helps..He says she "abuses him" and he "despises her"...

http://www.dlisted.com/node/33781

HEFFNER ROAD said...

KATE...THE ANSWER IS NO....YOUR KIDS ARE NOT THE VON TRAPP KIDS...



Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

All these lists of Von Trapp kids makes me wonder... Do people also try to recall all Gosselin kids and google the ones they forgot? Hmmmm..

Seasons In The Sun said...

Seasons in the sun....I found this video that may be what you are looking for...Hope it helps..He says she "abuses him" and he "despises her"...

http://www.dlisted.com/node/33781

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Thanks, but the video is not available because of the YouTube account associated with the lister has been terminated.

Anonymous said...

I was poking around on Coupon Cabin, and I actually read KTs tips for saving $$ while doing laundry. The comments following were just FUNNY!! She mentions that she always "follows a schedule". Someone asked if electricity was cheaper on Tuesday as opposed to Wednesday.
I just had to bring it up, even on CC, she is just a joke.

Under The Boardwalk said...

Anonymous said: "Someone asked if electricity was cheaper on Tuesday as opposed to Wednesday."

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Actually, in her area it is cheaper on certain times during the day. Kate's right. There are peak hours during the day (afternoon through early evening) when electricity is more expensive. It's called on-peak and off-peak. You can save a bundle doing laundry, running appliances, vacuuming, etc., during off-peak hours.

PA Woman said...

Any word on Jon's book?

irish wonder said...

I really hope these two aren't planning on another show. I wonder how much money is left?

The overhead on that house must be high, the mortgage is $9,000 a month.

Xanadu said...

The overhead on that house must be high, the mortgage is $9,000 a month.

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She did a refi on it. The mortgage is not $9,000 a month. Check the records. Regardless, the upkeep is astronomical. She'll never be able to maintain it for an extended period of time unless she dips into the kids' account, which, according to the trust, she is entitled to do.