June 22nd, 2009
10:09 PM ET

'Jon & Kate' sit together

How poignant, to end things on Mother's Day.

Watching Jon and Kate get the kids in and out of the restaurant is bittersweet, as is seeing them sit together at a fine dining restaurant. Is Kate being overly optimistic in thinking that they can pull together even as they are being pulled apart?

They both seem to value trying to communicate better with each other for the sake of the kids. They are bonded for life, regardless of whether they are married or not. I, for one, hope it doesn't get ugly.

I also hope the family is able to find peace – as Kate says she so desperately wants.

The kids deserve that much.


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  1. barb

    every time kate mentions the plan to flip flop at the house she talks like it is HER house, "I shall remain in the house where I belong" and jon will 'come here when it is his time'. She is NOT remaining in the house, she is 'coming there when it is her time'. Petty point I know, but I'm just getting down on HER level. How either of them can feel they are qualified to have this travesty of a 'show' (how boring to watch 8 kids babble in the 'chair', show how they are shivering when they get out of the pool, scream when a sib hits them and they notice the camera is on them, kate is going to put up a tent da da duh! and on and on and on and on and... do ya get the point here?

    August 11, 2009 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anne

    The show should end. The children are being exploited and it's wrong to air the uglyness. I won't watch the show anymore and believe these parents are wrong if they try to keep the show on the air. Take care of your family in private. Parading them on television is sick. Get jobs and raise your family out of the spotlight. It will be difficult for Kate not having her nails and hair down but hey welcome to the REAL WORLD.

    June 23, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LORI

    PLEASE NO!! SEEN AND HEARD ENOUGH! WHO REALLY CARES! THINK WE HAVE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES TO DEAL WITH LIKE THE STATUS OF THIS COUNTRY.!!!!

    NO TO MENTION CAN A TV STATION NOT MAKE A GOOD COMEDY ANY MORE? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DAYS OF SIT COMS! ENOUGH OF THIS BS REALITY TV. PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVE WHAT THEY ARE WATCHING IS TRUE THEY ARE NUTS!!!!

    June 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sharon

    I find it hard to believe the lack of real effort on the part of Jon & Kate to keep their marriage intact. You don't give up this easy after just 10 years and 8 kids. I feel bad for Jon, he has been treated very disrespectfully by Kate for all the viewers to see. She belittled him at every turn. It would have been nice for them to go get professional help and for Kate to learn how to treat people decently. She lacks affection for Jon and her kids she is more like a co-ordinator than mother. All rules and no love. I think the lime light has gotten to her. If she really wanted to help save this marriage she would have put Jon first, quit the show and focus on improving her personality and working on the marriage. This is not fair to these beautiful children. You failed Kate!!!

    June 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dottie

    I loved the show........BUT ...Kate was nasty lots of times to Jon and she certainly was toooooo bossy.......did she forget after having all these children.......how to love the man she married and why she married him. He probably had some wonderful qualities that made her fall in love with him. I sure her attitude just took it all away. Yes love your children BUT love your husband more. They will grow and leave the nest & you will have no one to order around......GOOD LUCK TO JON, I hope finds the happiness he so deserves.
    Just to let you know I too was divorced from my first husband, 3 children involved, things just happen and it is sad. Luckily for me I met a wonderful man and we were married for almost 28 yrs before he passed.

    June 23, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. maryo'reilly

    I'm more of a Jon type-personality, so I've naturally always sympathized with him. But more and more I agree with the poster who said he actively resists making decisions, forces/allows the other person to make them, and then sullenly resents it. He gets to have it both ways. Even on a previous show where they renovated their old house, I thought Kate was pretty ungrateful for the freebies she's gotten. Come on, taking church members "love donations" even when you're rolling in money is beyond contempt. She seems particularly lacking in empathy and consideration for other people, and that unappealling quality has just gotten stronger over the years. That said, Jon is a pretty selfish man himself. Though I wouldn't want to pal around with Kate, it's obvious that her nagging is often to get some/any kind of response from this passive-agressive person. I think he's wanted out for a long time. There's no doubt, as time goes on, that he'll be less and less involved in his family's life (and maybe someone will call him up on the phone and offer him a job in NYC with a great salary and benefits that will limit his free time). I can see it now. He'll be happy that Kate and the kids continue to be public figures if it can pull in enough money to live in Trump Towers, buy his sports cars, go on skiing trips, etc. He'll be happy that Kate is obsessively organized and anal so he can just play with the kids on his days at the house, no responsiblity required. And he gets to have a young girl who expects nothing and has a 20-year old body. I used to sympathize with him, but he doesn't want the hard work involved and never did. He's only 32, for goodness sakes! They should have sought counselling before they were married. I don't think Kate will ever marry the same kind of spouse again. She knows she needs someone with as much drive and initiiative as she has, someone who's on the same page. I think Kate desperately needs someone who will tell her when to back off, call her on her bs and gives as good as he gets. When it's accompanied by affection and communication, disagreements don't turn into disasters. Jon doesn't know what he wants.

    June 23, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. Laura

    As a mother of eight children myself, I can understand how they got where they are.... However, I do see a serious problem with both of them... He got mad and angry at always being told what to do, she got mad when he went outside the marriage to find relief (both wrong).. now instead of owning up to both their mistakes, they end the marriage. What I see happening is they will both find new spouses and repeat the behavior because neither of them are willing to look at their own part. They are too busy defending their stand!!!! Now the kids will be dragged through this a second and third time because neither one of them is really looking at what is best for the kids. What is best for those kids is to have both mommy and daddy living together raising their children. Turn off the cameras, put away your public images and give up your pride, both of you!

    June 23, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cheryl Moye

    I watched this show one time. After I saw how bad those twins were, I stopped watching it. I don't understand what the big deal is about this show. Those kids run around like wild animals. There is no discipline in that house. The twins tell Kate what to do. Wait until the 6 get older. They will be doing the same thing. If they made money doing the show, so what! They had to do it to take care of those kids. Now that they are separated, they can get on with their lives. Hopefully, they can call the "Nanny" show so someone can put those kids in check!

    June 23, 2009 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rebecca

    Congratulations Jon and Kate! You have said since the beginning that you did the show for the kids. To provide for the kids. Well, what about providing them with parents who don't sell them out? How greedy can you be? You should both be ashamed of yourself. Jon with his new earrings and excitement about his "new chapter." Kate running around trying to look like a starlet. What a joke. These two are horrible parents. They didn't even try to work on their marriage. They just gave up. The gave up on their family. They gave up on their kids. How sad. Those kids didn't have a choice about any of this and they are they ones who will pay the most. That just sucks. I urge everyone to STOP WATCHING THIS SHOW. We need to give these children back what their parents and TV producers took away. The only way that is going to happen is if the show is cut. Please stop exploiting these precious babies.

    June 23, 2009 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. carole

    Kate has stepped up to the plate. Jon has not. He hasn't grown up yet. Kate does need the show. How else could she earn the money to support 8 kids and educate all of them. If perks come with it she is just lucky. The kids seem very happy and I think deserves all the credit. She is a smart lady who is facing reality.

    June 23, 2009 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Linda

    I think the best thing for them to do now is to walk away from the public eye and get their issues resolved, whether they stay together or go seperate ways. If they don't, the kids will be the ones who will pay the price for their stupidity in the end....

    June 23, 2009 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Lily-112

    I am very sorry about the separation. I blame Kate...she was too nasty to Jon and she thought he was going to take the abuse for ever! Jon is taking his life back – away from Kate -. Kate never realized how much she was hurting Jon until the end. I am sorry for the kids...

    June 23, 2009 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nicole

    If Kate were a nurse and Jon had kept his IT job and they didn't make hundreds of thousands of dollars neither one of them would walk away so quickly. The money provides a freedom that the majority of Americans csn'y afford. In real life, they might stay together to keep a roof over their heads.

    June 23, 2009 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Justin

    Thanks Jon and Kate for over populating the world. Could you imagine being married to either of them. They are both dumb, moody, and just miserable people.

    June 23, 2009 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Julie K.

    Such silly people.
    If their kids mean't half as much to them as the money does to Kate they would have ended the show and entered counseling.
    I often winced at Kate's harsh histrionics (over melting ice cream at Disney World, ) and at her mean spirited joking towards her husband.
    And why didn't Jon ask her to watch her mouth? Did he?

    Those poor kids, how awful that the world knows their family is falling apart before they have a chance to understand what happened. Who are their parents kidding, nothing about these events have been private.
    Jon and Kate have no idea what those kids will do as they enter adolescence.
    High school is hard for kids from stable families.
    What have their parents wrought?

    June 23, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  16. shawn

    Kate bossed him 4 years. She displayed this on tv by smacking him, always telling him what 2 do like a child, and over talking him. He finally grew a pair and Kate realized what she did but it was 2 late.

    June 23, 2009 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  17. Kelly

    They did not need this last season. They needed some time together as a couple first and as a family second. Their union is the glue that should hold together the family. I agree that when 2 people do not love each other that it is wrong to stay together for the family, but I do not believe this is a case of not loving each other, I believe this is a case of forgetting each other. Kate – stop viewing Jon like a servant and attendant (then perhaps he will stop acting like one). Jon – stand up for your family and to Kate for the 2 of you to get some counseling, privacy and preserve this foundation for your family's future! Very sad.

    June 23, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  18. Lisa

    This is a public example of a man not getting the attention they desire from a woman. When the going gets tough...the man gets going. Woman always get the shortest end of the stick and Thank God we were made stronger.

    It's a shame how many children are fatherless. Life is a party to men, and I feel they only marry so that someone will take care of them. Pay the bills, do the housework, contribute to finances, be the lady, take care of the kids,plan the parties – do the shopping and be readily available for intimacy. What do we get in return? Made to feel incompetent, not so sexy anymore, insulted and what we do is just never enough.

    Ladies, we do this to ourselves. We tolerate, sacrafice and forgive tooo much. What do we get for this? Maybe some of us get our nails and toes painted twice a month.

    While Jon was laying on the floor doing puzzles with the kids, Who was doing all the chores? I can understand Kate's sarcasm and digs. The guy just didn't THINK about what needs to be done and DO IT.

    I hope Jon's grass is greener on the other side. Kate will prevail like all other woman and she'll be able to sit in her rocker and say, WOW, what a ride. Self satisfaction of accomplishment.

    Infertility clinics needs an INTERVENTION. This is ridiculous already.

    & men need to lay off the porn and ask their wife and kids what do they need?

    Young Men & Woman fight hard for the Freedom of this country and all we do is abuse it. No one is held accountable for their actions.

    Signed,
    Just another Single Mother

    June 23, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  19. PABLO

    when somebody gets married and is comitted to devote their time to each other and their young ones it is very difficult to depart ways and to leave it up to destiny or fate for things to happen. i myself am a young father and husband who have been almost through the same situatuin but our ending is happy not sorrow. we are still holding strong and our love and devotion has grown very big where we do not see the past or even talk about it. we are mainly working for the future and what it is to come. i deeply wish jon and kaye to put everything aside and see the big picture from the outside and make a wise decision to keep the family together not only for their sake but also for the sake of their 8 children. it is bad to say that thay are seeinf the glimpse of what is to come in the future if john and kate split up. this is very sad for me to see, when i know i tried my best and let go of many things behind in order to work my marriage out. jon and kate if you read this please understand that is notonly you both that suffer but the whole people that love you all and the kids are in absolute shock for letting this matter affect your family.they are accountable for the actions for what is to come, if they want to fix this they are gonna have to take drastic decisions. my prayers go out to both of them and their children. in another note john needs to show who is the man and kate needs to step aside and hear what john needs to say guilty or not. it seems to me that the roles are opposite and thay need to be strighten.G/B

    June 23, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  20. Epidi

    I wonder what he did to piss her off so much to file for divorce the day after Father's Day???

    June 23, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  21. pghprincess

    She is to cute for him anyway, I hope he has to get a real job to pay for all thoses kids. ..... He'll be begging to come back in no time!!!!!

    June 23, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  22. dmg

    The best thing for this family is to cancel the show and stick out their marriage with counseling. Shame on Kate and shame on John!

    June 22, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  23. John

    Jon & Kate constantly tell us that the kids come first. Well, they forgot that their marriage should have come first and the kids second. They both forgot each other, especially the over dominating Kate.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Tiff10

    I've been watching this show from the beginning and this news really makes me sad. Not sad for Jon and Kate but for the kids. I grew up in the 80s and we were poor. We barely had money, had a beat up car, heat was never on when it was cold and no AC when its hot and im from Louisiana. But my parents braved through all those things with three kids and come January will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. I think they should have cancelled their show to concentrate on their marriage. They both admitted that they didnt talk to each other which is sad. They let money and fame come before them and when they finally saw themselves in mirror no one like what they saw. its not gonna hit them until the kids grow and watch all of this and they have to answer to those kids. Prayers to them.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sherry

    Bibs on 5 year olds in restaurants...says it all! It is all about control over everything. Please....just go away and try to loosen up some for your kids sake.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Carmen

    It is so sad what people interests are nowadays here in America.
    Thousands of people losing their homes, their jobs, etc. and so what if a couple is divorcing. There are thousands of divorces every day from couples that do not have a home and do not have a job, etc.
    These two are rich, have nannies, have a million dollar home, and they are so so depress to look at, poor o me.....
    Kate is not the first single mother in the world.

    My grandmother had 13 children, no electricity, no water, poor, but so blessed with love and health. I never heard her playing a victim.

    Looks like most of the people are spoil here, they should take a trip to Haiti some time.

    Get a life.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Carmen

    I am so happy for Jon.
    I really do not know how he could handle that nagging all the time.

    He deserves better. My heart goes to him and I hope he will find a woman who really loves him with all his virtues and defects.

    Jon your children will always love you and you deserve a trophy for staying there so many years.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  28. BRIAN

    This goes way beyond anything I'm willing to watch anymore. Goodbye Jon, goodbye Kate, and good luck plus Eight.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  29. YVONNE

    JON & KATE NEED TO WORK THEIR MARRIAGE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE 8 CHILDREN UNDER 10 YOU SHOULD NOT LET THOSE CHILDREN BECOME STATISTICS!!!!!!!!!

    June 22, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Starr

    Jon and Kate,
    How sad, you two both really need to grow up. Separation or divorce is never ever best for anyone. Jon there are no new and exciting new chapters in life. You are about to face the worst days of your life. No women, booze or bike will replace that emptiness or your role as a father, husband or provider. Kate, you can't keep having it your way, you can't humiliate your husband, overide him or think you are the best parent. Both of you need good godly counselling, don't just go to church, put God first, and do it His way, that's what you owe your kids. God's way. I am praying for your family day and night and God will turn this around, you two just let Him!

    June 22, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Christina C.

    Kate has become an overnight celebrity for doing nothing.

    Something already tells me Hef will be calling–and soon, if it is not already in the works.

    Can you see it? Kate as a "Playmate"? She wore enough different bikinis while on vacation it seemed as if she was already thinking the thought in her head. Rumors are circulating that she had breast enlargement a few months ago. Kate will not turn down any opportunity for cash.

    For Heaven's sake–Shirley Jones is posing, so why not? Mama Partridge is not "nude", but posing none the less.

    We know Kate is up for anything to "take care of the kids"...
    what a great trip that would be, Kate and the eight at the Playboy Mansion.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. profguyinmass

    Jon is trying to relive his younger days and Kate is doing what 98% of the mothers in America do which is to keep the household running, the kids in school and all the while trying to keep yourself from having a nervous breakdown. If it involves screaming and berating her husband so what? Without her they’d have been a much bigger mess long ago. He’s is just another child she has to tell what to do because on his own he can’t figure it out. Let’s be real people, it’s the mom’s who do the hard work and the dad’s who’s job it is to fund it. He sucks. End of story.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Heather

    With her other commitments (books, speaking engagements), I think Kate will be the one paying. As any child of divorce can atest, it's going to be hard. Hopefully both parents will be happier, though, and that will make things a little better. They really shouldn't have done this on tv, it's just proving how extra dysfunctional this family is.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Diane M

    Neither one of them said anything about counseling. Before they totally dissolve their marriage through divorce (which is obviously more permanent than a separation), they should see a therapist. If they want what's best for their children, they should try to save their marriage.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Teresa

    I used to watch this show all the time, but then Kate got so full of herself and it appeared she was more concerned with her appearance than anything else (I bet she's the one that has cheated); and she comes across like she's so in love with herself; and when Jon sat there on the last episode last fall and sulked because he has no privacy, I wanted to say, "why don't you stop the show". Obviously, they wanted it all, and it destoyed them. I don't watch anymore – it's gone to both their heads, and now they'll get to adjust with the consequences.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Judy in AZ

    June 22nd, 2009 10:58 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I think these are two nice, pretty young (early 30s) people who probably would have ended up in this situation TV show or not. The media is not to blame and they share, as does every divorcing couple, part of the blame. I’ve watched the show pretty much from the beginning and Jon always resisted making decisions, he did not “just give in to Kate” – that’s a bit of a copout on his part. I think he is a bit lost if his first big decison that he is proud of is declaring his freedom but at least it is honest. Any parents who have more kids than they have hands between them as parents already knows rules, order, a schedule and some regimen is the only way to survive and yes Kate has that as her strong point (not unusual for nurses…part of their stock and trade and she is after all a nurse). In the end, this is a nice family with nice kids and I think it will be Kate who sticks to her word about prioritizing the kids above all else…Jon doesn’t seem quite there yet but he will be, I hope, once he is sure about what he does want.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. mikewadestr

    Jon and Kate are dinosaurs in reality TV. They are old and boring and they have abused their kids beyond their means. It is time to send them to celebrity divorce court where things between them will heat up again. Who knows, maybe they can have a new reality show:

    Jon and Kate, things aren't so great.

    or maybe:

    Jon and kate, jon is six and the body guard is eight

    or

    Jon and kate, kate is ok but anyone else is great.

    Time to bring on Octomom!!!!!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jason B.

    "Thank GOD that Kate is such a good MOM and is truly devoted to ALLof her CHILDREN. Please realize that she IS the bread winner of this family, and has been for a long time."

    Um...no. She loves the camera. The kids just happen to get her in front of the camera. I'm not saying she doesn't love her kids, but she loves that camera just as much. And the bread winner? Puh-leeze. She had no job at first, he was out earning the paycheck. Watch Jon throughout the seasons. With each progressing episode, she looks just as perky. He looks more and more beaten down. Money she's earned? Sure she's earned some. Playing up her role on the show and grabbing some more spotlight with a book.

    Look...obviously you don't know what kind of impact a show like this will have on your lives when you sign up for it. You don't really realize that you're going to be hugely famous. You don't really realize that you're going to have extra people basically living with you filming everything. And we the public are (to some degree) just as guilty for this breakup as either of them. The public wants to know every detail. We (a general "we" as not everyone follows the show) want to see what the kids are doing. We want to see the blow-ups and yelling and birthday parties, etc. We whip out our cameras and snap pics if we catch them in public. And think of the twins they've got. Here's a whole show that basically about their 6 siblings and oh yeah here's 2 other kids.

    Regardless of what the parents may or may not have done, we the public are guilty too.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  39. BG

    I hate it when couples split up "for the kids" Grow up and learn to love and serve each other. That's what's best for the kids.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Denise

    Kate could be very harsh with wanting it her way all the time. Jon on the other hand was very passive so there is not placing blame upon either of them. Marriage is a 50/50 relationship and you have to give and take good with the bad. The adorable children are the ones who have to deal with the mishap and suffer in the long run. I hope everything works out for the best for everyone... Best wishes to the children.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Cal

    It makes me sick that the only reason they did this show is for the
    "Almighty Buck"! Oh, yeah, the trips, surgery, hair transplants, cars,
    1.2 million house, etc. Oh, yeah, they did the show so they would
    have all this "great stuff" on film! Yeah, right. I have always told
    my own kids this: Life isn't that difficult. It is all about the CHOICES
    you make. You can make "good" ones, or "bad" ones. These 2
    people chose badly because they were only thinking of themselves.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Karen

    I have watched this show from day one, I just watched my last one. I can not watch a show I know longer support.. Did they do everything for the sake of the family. No way, not that fast. Get out of the contract and work on the marriage... The only thing that came between this family is money...

    June 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Pandorrah

    it is plain to see that Jon is completely done with this marriage...i saw very little remorse in him for the loss of Kate...just frustration at the situation...a typical "mid-life crisis" attitude...men seem to be having these earlier and earlier these days...
    i really feel for Kate...and i also agree that she comes across as a total bitch sometimes...i'm sure all of us have moments that we would really not want to have televised because we fail to use tact or patience...but the raw emotion and candor that she used tonight and in the shows recently have touched me and i have a lot of compassion for her situation...
    Prediction: Kate will mellow a little, find a strength she didn't realise she had and a mate that truly cares for her and her kids...Jon will live the free-and-easy ski-bum lifestyle he seems to so ardently miss, have a few affairs with some younger women, and too late wake up to what he's thrown away...

    June 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Delores Nickel

    Support payment my ass!! Kate and the show support the kids-he leaves with his new sports car, new motorcycle and milliions. Funny how he decided to remain with the show after complaining so much about it.....

    June 22, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Hilary Cathcart

    Is this really headline news. People are being killed in the streets of Iran as we blog and THIS is your lead story? You should be ashamed!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  46. G

    Hey, they signed up for this. They should have known better. With fame and exposure, comes paparazzi and tabloid stories. They got what they deserve for making money off of their kids in such a way. Now, they will both get a shit load of money from the program (half for each) and live happily ever after, while the kids will be left to wonder for the rest of their lives, why this happened to them.

    Sad, and at the same time, I could really care less about what happens to them, I have enough trouble and "reality" of my own to worry about somebody else's life.

    Maybe they'll do a show about me...

    June 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Heather

    Jon does not work hero.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  48. alane r

    i am happy for john its not good for your spouse to abuse you over and over again it takes away your self asteem . now maybe now kate will seek help for her problems .she pretty much has run off every one around her. its sad .and she s going to be with the kids ???????not good for them .

    June 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Darlene

    Two sides to every story – I have a feeling that as this story unfolds, Kate may come out smelling like a rose. Jon seems to have gone off the deep end!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Eric Clarkson

    They asked for it... They got it. Toyota.
    That's gonna be one heckuva child support payment, Jon.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Heather

    I dont think we should judge them. All you self proclaimed christains need to pray for them and stop gossiping. Jesus will be the judge for their actions.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Gamecock95,SC

    If they cared so much about the kids...why not just stop the show. Is there a difference between Kate and the OctoMom now? Not really. The money is dangling them both around like puppets. Sad!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Steve Rausch

    It is disgusting to me that this couple brought 8 children into the world and don't have the decency to raise their children as a couple. It is living proof that they are selfish trashy people.

    If I was supreme dictator of the universe, I would make it more difficult to divorce. Perhaps make a rule that women have a hysterectomy and men have castration as a prerequisite to divorce. Then maybe people would take their marriage vows more seriously.

    Also, world wide DNA testing could be used to identify all derelict Dads and then they should be forced to pay child support. Maybe my ideas are extreme; but they would be effective!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Shelley

    At the end of the show when Kate was talking about making it through this alone (guess she doesn't count all the help she really has, unlike most families going through a divorce) the thought that popped into my brain was ... she is already planning another book. Kate will now tell all of us how to manage a divorce. Good heavens, is there no end in sight of this drama???

    June 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Linda

    I agree with you Mary. Jon should AT LEAST stay in the same area to see his kids as much as possible, but no he's moving away. What a self-centered person he is !

    June 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Patty S.

    After viewing tonight's episode, I really believe Jon needs to GROW-UP!!! It has become very apparent he has not been truthful for along time. He certainly makes a point that he just might NOT be around as much, but that the Kids come first!! SURE !! Thank GOD that Kate is such a good MOM and is truly devoted to ALLof her CHILDREN. Please realize that she IS the bread winner of this family, and has been for a long time. I certainly do not feel the least bit sorry for Jon, He apparently decided to find someone who could baby him so he doesn't have to say (again and again that at his young age he is the father of 8 children, oh poor thing!! But he sure can spend the money that Kate has earned!! He sure needed a new car, to squire the new girlfriends around in, didn't he. Bless you Kate, we love you!!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JIMI

    I've seen them briefly on TV for the first time today, I've seen their names hear and there on occasion, but knew nothing about them. As for their personal life even if they are in show biz, they have the right to have privacy even if they are TV personalities. As for their marriage, I hope that they go back to basics, back to what attracted them to each other and renew those feelings, it's no longer about you two, it's about the eight kids you've brought into this world, they deserve to have both a mother and a father that live under the same roof and have them realize and learn about love from their parents.
    To both of them I say: "REMEMBER YOUR VOWES TO EACH OTHER AND FOCUS ON LIVING UP TO THOSE VOWES.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  58. bob

    I wonder if it is all part of the reality show............Kate said she bawled her eyes out last night. they looked pretty good to me. i think it is a bunch of hooey.......

    And if it is not, then these parents are selfish and never should have had children.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Beth

    Well...my thoughts and prayers go out to the Gosslin family. As a woman who has faced this same thing...although, with only one child instead of eight...I can relate to the uncertainty Kate is feeling. Her hopes are not unrealistic though. Happiness can and will come for her...and for Jon too. My ex husband and I went through a rough time, but in the end have come out of a separation and divorce doing the very best we can for our son. I wouldn't say we're best friends...but we're friendly, and each of us understand that despite what tore our marriage apart...we both love our son more than life itself and work together to raise him. After 5 years now, our son is well adjusted, doing well in school, and knows that both of his parents love and cherish him.

    It's hard enough going through this in private...I can't imagine how hard it's been for them in the public eye. Some say they brought this on themselves...and maybe they did. However, the bottom line is what is best for the kids...and I hope they can wade through the muck and get to a better place.

    May God bless Jon, Kate and their kids.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Mary

    Good thing Jon is only 32, has new earrings and is "excited" about this new chapter in his life. Like he said, maybe someone will offer him a job so he can TOTALLY abandon his family.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  61. kat

    family and kids can not possibly be "first" if your unwilling to forget about the money and work on your problems. money is first. both of these people seem to be intelligent enough to go out and get a "normal" job to support these kids. nurses make lots of money and are in high demand. how about that kate? quit being lazy and selfish and try actually working. and how dare they expect privacy and for the paparazzi to leave them alone during this time in their life when they're going to continue filming despite everything else. these two people make me so mad..

    way to become a statistic because of your unwilligness to grow up, accept your mistakes, apologize, forgive, and move on. isn't that the christian and godly thing to do? isn't that what they bases the show off of in the early days? anyone remember the scripture posted everywhere in the old house? or like them, did we all forget?

    June 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Julie Chase

    I really hope Jon n Kate can pull through all of this. I believe that Jon does regret what he did, but needs to find the affection that he wants from Kate. I feel he loves her but they need to focus on their love and communication. I hate to see this family fall apart. I pray that they are strong enough to get through this. I hate the way the public criticizes Kate. She is a wonderful mom, just like alot of moms, and so what if she disaplines them. Thats a sign that shes a good mom. There is too many spoiled brats around that just dont learn right from wrong! Well, God Bless you both! And their BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN!!!!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Lisa

    It literally breaks my heart to hear this. I wish they would take a moment to try to work on their marriage through counseling or better yet stop the show as it seems to be having such a profound effect on their marriage.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Marie

    Mother's Day...no, day after Father's Day.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kate C

    Are we forgetting that little blip of news that came up saying that today (June 22, 2009) Jon and Kate took the first necessary, legal steps in "dissolving" their marriage? I wish for their own sakes (and of course for their children's) that the separation would've led to second thoughts and perhaps bringing the family back together. I think, though Kate seems to disagree, that there may have been a fighting chance for the couple, who as we remember just renewed their wedding vows last year, had there not been a camera in their faces and a team of paparazzi following their every move. I am saddened for the Gosselin family.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Mark

    New show name, Kate plus 8 and a date!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Cheryl - Fonthill, ON

    They should have quit the show instead of "quitting" their marriage.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Stephen

    Oh, Jon and Kate ... get away from the kids for a bit and TALK!!! Get it out ... share ... COMMUNICATE! You have said repeatedly that you would do "anything" for the kids ... so, for the sake of the kids, talk about things. Don't judge. Don't fight. Just share your feelings, your hurts, your mistakes. Get it out and FIGHT for your marriage!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Carol

    What the kids deserve is two parents who do not pimp them out for trips, spa treatments, teeth whitening, sports cars, jewellery, etc, etc, etc......very SAD!! they both said the house is the kids' house....sure!! and I have a lovely bridge in Brooklyn for sale.....

    June 22, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |

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