June 24th, 2009
05:39 PM ET

Jon Gosselin fights back!

Is this a sign of things to come between Jon and Kate?  While the two may not be communicating on camera, they certainly seem to be doing so in the press.  Jon re-released his prior statement to Showbiz Tonight, this time adding:

“Also, to be honest, I was hurt by the statement Kate made last night about the divorce.  I have always done everything I can to protect our family.  This weekend, I was home with the kids for four days, just being a dad.  No nannies, just the kids and me.  In fact, with the exception of Aaden’s visit to the doctor, I couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend Fathers Day weekend.  The one thing I do agree with in Kate’s statement is her desire to resolve things amicably.  Of course emotions are running high for both of us right now, but for the sake of our children and our family’s privacy, I hope that we can both limit our public comments about the legal proceedings going forward.”

It sounds like Jon was trying to set the record straight while asking for privacy at the same time. Do you think that will work? This all comes on the same day that Kate appears on the new cover of PEOPLE magazine with her side of the story.  Just how nasty will this divorce get? 

Tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN for all of the latest developments in this dramatic story- don’t miss it!


soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. Kathryn

    As i see it...the best way to get this show cancelled... is for US to STOP WATCHING IT!!!!! When the ratings go down the toilet....then they can get back to some form of normalcy in their lives. And if ppl would STOP BUYING Kates books......well there ya go!!! No more gravy train. DUH!!!

    August 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ken

    How Sad!!! However these things happen for one reason or another. Nobody will really know what went on behind closed doors but I know that the lack of privacy in their lives has probably contributed to the lack of intimacy in their lives and their ability to work through the difficult times. Instead of everyone taking sides – lets leave them alone. Their children as has been stated, will be the ones damaged by all of this and it is sad to think that one day they may read everyone's comments and make decisions based on what everyone has said. We all know that not all marriages work out for one reason or another and it is not our place to judge either of them based on watching a reality show or media comments. Jon and Kate I wish you all the best an try to remember that 5 or 10 years from now you will look back with regret on some of the decisions you are making now – so stop – take a breath and try not to let your feelings of hurt and anger influence your decisions.

    August 7, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Susan

    I have enjoyed watching Jon and Kate Plus Eight, not for Jon and Kate but because of the children. I cannot blame Jon for stepping out on Kate. Kate is a control freak and a perfectionist. Instead of keeping her money to herself, she could have gotten help earlier on when the children were smaller and been able to afford it. Kate needs to "chill out". I don't know how Jon has been able to take all of Kate's yelling and screaming at him this long without leaving. As a health professional, I feel Kate needs to go to therapy to learn how to relax and for professional help. Good going Jon, it is about time you stood up for yourself.

    July 18, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Teri Smith

    What is shown during an episode is the results of editing. There is no way to conclude that Kate is more invested in the children than Jon merely based on what is aired. You can be sure that he is as invested in his children as she is – only in different ways. He has made it quite clear that he questions the impact the cameras are having on the children – we have seen how it has impacted and hurt the entire family. I venture to say – fault is found in greed and selfishness – on both of their parts. And the kids are just the unfortunate sacrifice.

    July 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Teri Smith

    For the sake of these kids – cancel the show!

    July 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. connie

    It makes me sick just to watch their show. Kate makes you think it's about her children-Give me a break-It"s all about Kate! How good she looks, and her fame! I do feel bad for Jon, I don't know how he can stand her. How dare the kids get dirty or act like normal children. It's just disgusting that she is the way that she is. And I don't blame him for wanting a divorce. If she treats him like she does when they are being filmed, can you just imagine how miserable his life is behind the scenes? I agree with the other comments left that they need to work like everyone else does for a living. It will never happen though, Kate is spoiled now! She will milk the media as long as she can!

    June 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jan

    The mudslinging begins!

    A bump on the head elicits a statement regarding "actions which left me choice but to file for divorce." Kate or her lawyer isn't helping her cause by exaggerating the truth.

    Hang tough, Jon, you are in for a long and bumpy ride.

    June 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. vix heff

    I'm sorry shelly, but I don't think you have been watching this show very long. Jon has done the majority of the work with the kids even while he was still working. Kate is not a morning person so Jon had to get the kids up and around. Kate pretty much just bossed him around while sitting on her you-know-what! And for those of you who say Jon never contributed, well, you also must not have seen most of the shows because you would know that no matter what he did, she had a problem with it and threw a fit. In one episode, she went behind Jon's back and told the babysitter to ignore everything he had told her to do and do what she said to do. She constantly belittled him on camera AND in from of the kids.... to the point that Hannah, in one episode, sassed him like she was Kate and he was Joel, who Kate likes to dump on.......

    June 25, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hannah

    If anyone has watched the show from the beginning you will know that Jon DID NOT want anymore kids after their twins. It was Kate who begged and pleaded and of course Jon gave up (as usual). I can tell he loves all 8 of his kids, but Kate has ruled this marriage from the beginning and when you demasculinize your husband, the marriage no longer exist.

    I would bet big money that when Jon stood up for himself at the end of last season and told Kate he didn't want to do the show anymore, therefore she told him it was over and he could do whatever he wanted-thus he found him someone to have a real relationship with...one that actually cared about what he wanted.

    This is an example of putting kids before a marriage.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Free Iran

    Look – we don't know what happend between the two – Both accuse the other and then both deny the accusations. What we do know (from watching their show) is that Kate is overbearing and Jon is very passive. and they both have let the money go to their heads.

    Children first – its what they claim they are doing this for. Yet we don't see it being reflected in their actions.

    Hopefully the show stays on hiatus – as much as I love watching those crazy kids and their antics – its not worth watching them fall apart just as their parents have

    June 25, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. suzanne

    Jon got caught cheating on his wife – now he wants to live the life of a hot shot single guy in New York City driving pricey cars BUT he still wants the money from the show to support him – Kate should stay in the house and raise the children – he is a BIG JERK. – Oh I got a back bone – BULL *(^&! he got a girl friend to tell him what to do.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. James Reese

    HOLD UP...Any time an individual makes statements which are negative toward another's character, it doesn't matter if they love one another or not...the statements are going to hurt. Why is this all being place on John. Have you noticed that Kate is controlling and hateful? Seriously, this marriage has been a cash cow for them both...I think the show should be cancelled. Why would they want their divorce made into a weekly show? Oh wait...$75K an episode...nevermind.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. donna

    I think all of the comments made by both parties will continue to get worse, as most divorce cases seem to do. My concern is that Kate and Jon are going to fight over the money that has been made during the show, according to different sources said to be in the millions. All of this money needs put into a trust for all of the children, this money was made by them, if not for them there would be no show. Jon and Kate keep saying that the kids are the most importsnt, this needs to be true, the money is for them and there future and not for Jon and Kate to fight over.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jennifer

    The episode where he cooks dinner for them was his first and last time cooking so what does that tell you about him.....He doesn't help much with house duties. She gave him those looks because she's tired. With that many children, they need at least one day off from the children. Every parents needs free time to breathe and every married couple need their cuddling time or it will feel like your being suffocated.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rose Marie

    Everyone makes excuses for Jon, maybe he wasn't ready for all this kids, alot of us are not ready for kids, but you grow up and deal with it, you don't go looking for other girls to comfort you. Kate gets put down alot about how she treated Jon, she was probably pushy because that is how you get things done in a big family, she obviously needed his help. If Jon does not love Kate anymore then he should not be hurt by what she says. If they wanted to make it work, it could very easily be done. No one fights for their families anymore. Jon be a man, get over yourself and save your family.

    June 25, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  16. dawn

    I like how Kate says the marriage has been in trouble the last 2 years but didn't they renew their vows last year in a FREE Hawaii vacation. Talk about hippocrates.

    June 25, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  17. JH

    This is a reality show – not a movie. These people are not actors – they are flawed people just like everyone else on the planet.
    Unfortuately, they were drawn to people who had traits they lacked. Jon is immature and much too passive while Kate is strong and dominating. Neither has been brought to task on how they act/react to the other. My husband and I have the same traits but we have been married for 20+ years. We have done one thing these two haven't learned to do. We have always treated each other with respect and the courtesy you'd give to a friend – esp. when we didn't agree on something. It took a lot of tears, fighting and talking it through to get to this point. I couldn't imagine being married to another person now.
    These two needed a therapist long ago.
    If they can't get back together, why not have one parent build another house close to the first one so they can be within easy access to the kids? I wouldn't even bother with a divorce – just stay separated for now. Sure would make it easier on the $$$ and kids. Neither one is going to be able to break away and start all over. Can you imagine Jon getting married again and having a new family? What a nightmare that would be. Good for ratings though...

    June 25, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  18. Tom

    Kate wants to move to LA and become more famous, she has always wanted $$$ and fame. Jon cares more about the kids and doesn't want to move anywhere..This will get ugly fast

    June 25, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  19. Anne

    I would love it if they never showed another episode again. The public made them wealthy, and they can't have it both ways, sorry. They both contributed to the disinigration of the marriage. It takes two people to make it work and two to make it fail. They just don't want to accept the truth right now, but they will eventually. In the mean time, those 8 kids will suffer. Count on it

    June 25, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  20. Terri

    Personally I hope they never show another episode ever again, Let those kids grow-up without all the camera's in their face. Good Luck Gosselins ♥

    June 25, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  21. darlene

    Anyone wants a man with eight kids, God bless them.You know Kate is going to make life a living hell for both of them. IF they really wanted to stay together they would get some Christian counseling, as that's what they profess to be. All you hear is I from both sides. Jon man-up too late and Kate woman-down too late. Both looking for excuses to do their own thing with kids in the middle. 'IN ALL THY WAYSACKNOWLEDGE HIM ( NOT I) AND HE WILL DIRECT THY PATH".

    June 25, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  22. maggie

    Kate loves this. She is a good mom, selfish though! Jon does need to grow up a little bit and just because he has this new girlfriend doesn't mean that he should be having her on TV. Did he ever think that shes only with him because hes wealthy and she could possibly get on tv. This whole entire thing is just stupid, they need to think about the kids and how doing this divorce thing will really hurt them in the long run! Stop thinking of yourselves & think more about the kids.

    June 25, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  23. Carol

    Jon and Kate are both jerks, they are using their kids and us to make themselves rich. Jon likes the money but dosen't like being a celeb. Kate loves the money and fame and dosen't care if it destroys her faimly. She is not a nice person. No one has come forward to say any thing nice about her. Her family has nothing to do with her, her mother in law has nothing to do with her and now even her brother and sister in law are saying unflattering things about her, however they seem to feel for Jon. Her daughter Matty calls her Mean because she is. Jon lets the kids play and be normal kids. Kate controls their every move and worries more about the OUTFITS they are wearing then about letting them be kids, She is definetly OCD and needs physc. help. I have a feeling this divorce is gonna get very nasty because Kate is not going to want to give up control, nor can she. Being expelled from the family home for 3 days a week is going to prove extremely difficult for her and she is going to start fighting and trying to make Jon look unfit. to be alone with the kids. She has started this already. Personally I am wondering when it's going to get physical. I hope no one get hurt or worse. Playing this out in the media is very bad. The show should go off the air for at least a year not just 1 month if not forever. The network and this couple are very greedy. Jon go get a job, Kate go back to Nursing and start letting your kids live a normal life. Does anyone remember the Dione Quinteplets, and how exploited they were and how it ruined their livess. This is the same situation only different in that we are in the 21st century with much more exposure to the whole world. Shame on both of you. Jon and Kate.

    June 25, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  24. Maria

    I agree with Valerie, If they truly want what's best for their kids, they should quit the show, seek marriage counseling, Kate should go back to nursing, Jon to working what ever he was doing before TLC supported them and for God sake's go back to a smaller home. Those crooked houses are just material stuff. What those kids need are their parents together. I was wondering when Jon was going to speak up, but not go as far as divorce. Maybe he wasn't ready to become a father of eight within a 4 year span. I think the Cara and Maddie weren't allowed to be the only children too long.

    June 25, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  25. Bonnie

    Jon and Kate are not the first people to get divorced...they are not even the first to get divorced on TV, and Jon is not the first 'passive' husband and Kate is not the first 'strong' wife, so why are we all over Kate for her actions and not Jon for his. I am so sick of hearing poor Jon....it should be poor Jon and Kate. Instead of being a good man/husband and father Jon did not talk to Kate and say..hey it is not working, what should WE do? Instead he took time for himself away from the 'whole' family. I am also sick of hearing that he is only 32 and still young. That makes no difference in this situation. He was man enough to get married and man enough to buy a house and man enough to have 8 children....and now all of a sudden he is saying I am only 32. WE are giving them the opportunity to speak their minds in public and WE are keeping them in the press...so really I think we just need to give them space. If they are really not in love anymore then they should not stay married as that would be a horrible example for their children. it is what they do after the divorce that will really set the stage for the continued well being of their children. And when people say...oh I hope the divorce does not cause the kids harm....it will if in 5 years someone runs up to them at the mall and shoves a mic in their face and start snapping pictures. It would be WE/US keeping this alive and causing harm to the children. So they had a TV show and made a ton of money and bought a beautiful house and got great things for their children and have money in the bank for their children's college...kudos for them. Good job. Do they love their children...yes, do they provide for their children...yes, do they want to protect their children...yes. To me those are the top three important jobs of a good parent. So the more we wonder and watch, the more they will stay in the public. Until we all agree to give them time, then the will be on the front cover or many magazines and on talk shows etc.

    June 25, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  26. jenny

    sence they have CHOSEN to public their life, than fine, go ahead with the show, even while their in counsiling, – it will help out someone out there who can't see past their own two hands either. and i think they will be fine, everyone will be fine if they just stop sweating the small stuff rent the fire proof movie and do the love dare challenge. trust me its amazing! and as for the kids, if they stay together later they can at least say, gosh, look at how hard my arents worked for us on thier marriage life social networking, their love for us all for us. if they divorce it just shows many other things, – things that could be good and bad, good luck, and no i don't mind reading or hearing about them- after all i have learned a thing or two from them about my own life, and the life of others, so thanks!!!

    June 25, 2009 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  27. Holly

    The whole timeline doesn't make sense. When did TLC start airing their teaser ad that "J&K have a special announcement"? Well before Fathers Day weekend which Kate cites as the final straw that "forced" her to file for divorce. Something is not right here.

    June 25, 2009 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  28. Dee

    Jon seems to think "standing up for himself" by first acting out and then leaving is somehow admirable. Just juvenile !

    June 25, 2009 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  29. Cathleen

    Both Jon and Kate are selfish beyond words. They both keep trying to convince themselves (and apparently anyone else who will listen) that each will do "anything for my kids". Too bad "anything" apparently doesn't include doing whatever it takes to save their kids' most precious gift – an intact, functional family! I'm soooo tired of so called adults doing what makes them happy, regardless of the long term impact on the children they brought into the world. If they don't like each other right now – too bad. Get over it and figure out a way to rediscover what brought them together. Time spent on the latter, would be much better than say buying their kids prefabricated crooked houses.

    June 25, 2009 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  30. Arlene

    Why hasn't anyone thought to do a show for marriage counseling! Bring on Dr. Phil and let him do an in depth and serious intervention.
    Money has got to be the issue. More coins for Kate with book deals.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  31. Judith Smith

    I guess I am old fashion, but when you marry and choose to have children, what you want for yourself or what it takes to make you happy takes back seat to your childrens feelings and well being. I have had sympathy for John up until he said he"was doing what was best for him, and (second thought) for the kids". His moving out on his kids and his wife was a chicken and selfish way out. Marriage is never and will never be perfect, but it shouldn't be desolved without many months of therapy and trying to make a liveable situation and then not ended unless there is physical action on someones part. It is about the kids and when you are old like me you will realize that you didn't do enough to make their lifes content. They didn't ask to be here, you made choices and it won't be better if you walk off and leave the kids. Fussing is not a good thing, but at least they have both parents around to give them a base of somekind. When I worked I saw kids come enroll in school who didn't know their last name due to their parents divorcing, remarrying or living with someone.
    They had kids in the home with several different last names so they couldn't identify who they really were. Keep your family together, the kids deserve your every effort. Be big enough to put yourself way behind what is best for them.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  32. Valerie

    I can understand completly why Jon wants a divorce. Kate sees herself as some kind of a star ,all she does is castrate Jon on national TV . If she truly had the best intrest of the children at heart she would cancel the show! She is a RN , they don't make millions which is what she wants but they make a very good living especialy if she becomes a traveling nurse while it is Jon's turn to be with the children, they can make at the very least a hundred thousand a year !

    June 24, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  33. JJ

    Jon and Kate are idiots! They need to stop the madness and seek counseling to keep their family together. We live in a time when divorce has become almost as important as the marriage itself. People get divorced before the ink is even dry on their marriage licenses. What happened to the good old days when marriage, its tradition, and its values were once held in high regard? Jon and Kate (from what I have heard) have both hurt it other and have done things to one another; is divorce really the only option or is it the easiest option? Rather than trying to talk it out and work it out we call up our high priced attorneys and duke it out openly in public; doing this will not give them a chance at reconciliation even if they wanted one because now everyone is in their business. They really and truly need to calm down, take a step back and really think about what they are giving up by going this route. As I heard someone say, I do not want to see a the next reality show about them "Jon & Kate Plus 8: Both Parents are Now Looking for Dates!" Ridiculous!

    June 24, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Yolie

    I think this is so sad – I was really hoping that the announcement on Monday would be that they chose their family versus showbiz.

    I do think that Kate went overboard with the fame thing – but she's human. At the same time, there were episodes when I felt Jon should have spoken up and stood up for himself; but he is just a laid back guy that waited too long to stand up and be heard.

    I pray that they will take a break and realize why they chose one another in the first place; put those babies first and try to stay together. Prayers are answered.

    June 24, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Kay

    You Go Jon!!!! Kate is a rude, mean, unapprecative, money hungry, egomanic.

    June 24, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Carol TORONTO, ONTARIO

    The tabloids will milk this story until it's dry which is exactly what they want. Both are to blame for this circus. If Kate really wanted to run things amicably she wouldn't add fire by stating due to Jon's "activities" this weekend blah blah blah. Even if something happened off camera that the viewer did not see so what? You filed for divorce. You admitted it was brewing for a long time. Both have no sense imo. They BOTH need to stop talking and parent their children. It's back and forth between these two. Deal with it and be gone with you.

    June 24, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Karen

    Jon, you were too passive. I did not like Kate talking down to you.

    But, Jon, you could have been an "adult" and tried to work on that with Kate instead of getting a 23 year old, butt ugly girlfriend. Where do you think that relationship is going to take you?

    Bottom line...it really doesn't matter "what" the other woman looked like, or, "how young" she is...BAD BOY, should not have CHEATED on the wife. This is not a good example to set for your kids. When they get older, they will realize tht you are a JERK.

    June 24, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Lovemygeek

    If the fact that she initiated divorce proceedings due to one of the children getting hurt this past weekend and saying she needs to protect them she is more anal than I thought. Kids will get hurt, its part of life. She should have thought about the kind of father she wanted for her children before she laid down with this man and had children. If for every time my child got hurt whether she was in my care or my spouse's care and we cried "foul" I or he would have filed for divorce multiple times. It really is none of the public's business what goes on behind their closed doors but they chose this for their family and will have to deal with the downside of wanting to support their family by doing a reality show. I really don't see this whole thing ending amicably. Even during the lost show Kate felt the need to still say negative things about Jon while he took the high road and never said one bad word about her. Correct me if I'm wrong...

    June 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Mike

    Quit watching the show about a year ago Kate seemed to hate Jon always giving him looks of disgust

    June 24, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  40. A. Moore

    It is very sad they the Gosselins let reality TV destory their family. Hopefully TLC will discontinue the show because it seems Kate is only in it for the fame and money.

    June 24, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Heather

    This will get worse...They are hurting and at the same time trying to keep that money flowing...Stay tune.

    June 24, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. JRoss

    he's hurt? he lies and cheats... .

    June 24, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  43. YVONNE

    I HOPE THEY WILL BOTH MAINTAIN VERY LIMITED COMMENTS TO THE MEDIA ON THEIR DIVORCE THE PUBLIC DOES NOT NEED TO KNOW THE DETAILS OF THEIR DIVORCE PROCEEDING.

    June 24, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. M

    When will the two of them handle their mess privately? Get on with their lives, don't call People magazine for an interview and mature?

    June 24, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  45. maw4

    jon hang in there .kate is trying to fool the world with her crocidile tears we see through it .we believe she loves the kids just not as much as she does herself she needs this fame the hell with all else she tries to controll everything your poor kids enough is enough TLC needs to drop her show because its not about the kids she jumps in all the frames or maybe they could just tape you with the kids you give them space let them make decision and show a genuine love were kate just keeps saying over and over its all for the kids.never true it been all about her .as far as her christainty a good wife is subject to him as you cherished her we saw many times on the show .get you a good lawyer for your kids sake and i know there are plenty of women out there who would love and cherish .we are all teachers of children and they are smart they know and the girls are learning rude obessive behavior as they see the way she treats you and your boys are learning they have less self worth .you guys should have got off that show 2 years ago and really put the family first .i dont believe kate will ever realize how bad she looks to the world because she couldnt give up that little bbit of fame and what a sad legacy for the kids she keeps saying its for them someday they will feel quilty believing it was because of them kate just can not realize what her actions and continued need for fame has and will do to all those people she claims to love so much .shame on her. try to keep her out of your times with the kids if you get a good enough lawyer she will not have all the say you can share holidays .i do hope you both tried counceling .love to you and your family and get them off that tv.

    June 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  46. S Abston

    I am so tired of Kate's martyrdom; of her "I have to do it all" attitude. For a couple of years now, I have watched, appalled, as she belittles every action and word of her husband's. And I have watched him take it, perhaps in an effort to keep the peace. Thank heavens he finally grew a pair. If Kate were the Christian woman she claims to be, she would have allowed him to take the reins of the family as the husband and learned to be a little bit more loving.

    June 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Jackie

    Jon is acting like a 17 year old spoiled brat. Grow up and deal with the decisions YOU MADE in the past. You all of a sudden are talking as if you are a free yielding teenager and you are mad that you are 32 with kids. Tough.....what a selfish boy you are.

    June 24, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. jessica

    Kate is out of control.. I wish the public and the media would stop supporting this nonsense...Look how Kate treated Jon and the kids..the kids every move is controlled, she never let them just play like little kids should play... Til this day I do not understand why Americans support crap like this.. I use to watch the show because of Jon and the kids when they were younger but I know longer do and I am so tired of all the media attention that they are getting.. If you can't tell she is just like Octo Mom she enjoys the attention. During the show she acted like she couldn't drive anywhere but since the separation/divorce attention she's been all over and behind the wheel go figure...This is hard times for a lot of good, honest, loving people...Why is so much money and time wasted on people like Kate instead of towards people who can really use it? How much have all the magazines, media, news paper, most importantly TLC dished out for this madness? I'm sure a lot of families could be fed, mortgages paid etc... Can we put to rest Kate's attention and move on to more edifying things? I forgot....That would be just to right....

    June 24, 2009 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. D. Johnson

    I think the divorce is sad. I believe if Jon wanted to make this marrige work They would have , with help ofcourse. So many children, That alone would have made it worth it.

    June 24, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  50. veronica

    The divorce could become extremely nasty, but I think they will try to keep it as clean and low key as possible. Prayers are being sent to the Gosselins. They sure do need them.

    June 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Upset Fan

    I wish Jon and Kate the best. I had hoped they would have cancelled the show and spent time in counseling trying to work at rebuilding and healing their marriage, but as evidenced by their recent actions and comments that won't be happening.

    I hope, for the kids sake, that their committment to desolving their marriage peacefully is more than just PR and that they are both sincere in making the transition into their new lives as smooth as possible for the sake of their precious children.

    June 24, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  52. anne

    I think Jon made a lot of mistakes and didn't think of the big picture. He apparently likes the lifestyle afforded by the TV show, but doesn't like the publicity that goes along with it. They have 8 kids; that's a lot of day to day work, enough for everybody. I think Jon is tired of it. He says he's only 32. Well those kids didn't make themselves no matter how old he is. They will be better people to have 2 parents, but lots of kids have adapted to divorce and it is better than arguing all the time. Jon is proud of himself because he stands up to Kate now; obviously he sees himself as a wimp previously; maybe because people have been telling him this; who knows. Unfortunately, Jon hasn't learned how to stand up to Kate effectively. There are tools for good communication and negotiation. He or she or both should see a counselor to help them get through this period. they will come out the other side and will probably all be okay; but in the meantime, they might learn to communicate better for the sake of their family. they will still be a family even if they divorce.

    June 24, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  53. karen

    STOP TALKING ABOUT THESE TWO ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHO CARES???????????????????????????????????

    THE MARRIAGE IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JUST CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHO'S THE BIGGER JERK OF THE TWO.

    June 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Trudy manuel

    Also, Kate needs to respect Jon more, she is always yelling at him. Jon is too easy going. Very embarrassing for him on the show. How can anyone be intimate with someone like Kate. They need to laugh, have more fun, instead of thinking raising the children are a big chore. Need more Pop Corn and Movie Days.

    June 24, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Trudy manuel

    Jon & Kate do not appreciate what we the public have given them over the years, watching their episode each week and making them wealthy.
    They have destroyed their image! Many people are out of work, cannot put food on the table, buy gas, clothes for the kids, hospital & doctor bills and paying their mortgage or rent. They are blessed with 8 healthy children and divorcing definitely is not the answer, it will be worse for the kids!!!!!! The children need both of the parents 24/7. If they divorce it will hurt no one but the kids. They are selfish and only thinking of themselves.

    June 24, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  56. shelley byrd

    i'll be perfectly honest here. i've been a fan of the show for a while now, and almost every episode jon is a lot less active with the kids than kate. she seems like she has 9 kids, and now he wants to advertise his time with the children, it's just to gain pitty from viewers. jon really needs to grow up a bit and take responsibility for his part in all of this, and if kate wants to express her feelings so be it. i'm sure he will have no problem expressing his, like he did with his girlfriend. lol

    June 24, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |

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