Jon and Kate Gosselin still in custody battle
July 27th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

Jon and Kate Gosselin still in custody battle

Despite reports that Jon and Kate Gosselin have come upon a settlement in their custody battle over their eight kids, it looks like that hopeful bit of news hasn’t happened just yet.

Back in April, Jon Gosselin filed paperwork for primary custody of the Gosselin brood, alleging that Kate “abuses” the terms of the custody agreement in place and was an “absentee parent" because of her “Dancing with the Stars” stint, according to People. The magazine also reports that Kate currently has primary custody,  and Jon has to pay $21,000 a month in child support according to an agreement that was reached in arbitration.

While some have said that Jon and Kate have reached some sort of highly confidential agreement, Jon Gosselin’s attorney, Mary Vidas, tells CNN that a settlement in the custody battle has yet to be reached.

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  1. Ali

    everybody needs to just butt out of jon and kates personal matters. if they wanted your opinions, they would ask for them. being in the public eye does not mean every aspect of your life is open for discussion. im sure that none of you have had to face raising 8 children, and try to budget food, clothing, and other living expenses. i have the up most resepct for kate and how she is raising her children. you cant fixate yourselves on the negative things that have been published on the internet or in tabloids. its all just gossip. the only ones that know the truth and what is really going on is the gosselins themselves, and really thats all that matters. its none of our business how they choose lead their personal lives. how would you feel if people assumed everything they heard about you and passed judgement on everything going on in your lives, and then turned around and passed judgement on your parenting skills and how you were raising your children? it sounds to me like alot of you have way too much time on your hands and have nothing else better to do but to believe everything you read on the internet. if you really have that much time on your hands maybe some of you should grow up and think about getting jobs yourselves

    August 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kamyrn

    Thank you morgan. people dont realize what it takes to raise 8 children. and no im not paid one single cent from TLC. i am one of kates friends, and have been for 12 years now. i dont understand why you people are so judgemental. this is absoultely ridiculous. kates children mean the world to her, and she does not use them in any way. they love being filmed. so to all of you that have issues with that, quit being jealous of how well she has done for herself and move on with your lives

    August 3, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynn Morrison

      Since you say you are one of Kate's friends I am going to respond. Both the Gosselin's as well as other's on reality T.V. have used show's they friends and relatives and even their children to exploit us the public watching thinking what a great job they were doing with all it takes to practically single handedly tackle the proper raising of eight energetic youngsters to make money and then when things came crashing down out of greed used the spin by manipulating the public trying to get sympathy thru exposing family and bedroom antics on covers of magazines that are reputable and by lying and acting out each in their own ways. The reality was and is still severe dysfunction that we are guilty of feeding on by buying their crap. It is hard for me to feel sorry for people who have used innocent children to say and do anything to get more money out of peoples pockets. People who turned their backs on churches that believed what they had to say. For years the Gosselins have gone out in the public eye doing a show to be good examples to show couples who have multiples how get thru difficulties and tough times they set themselves up as role models and have made a ton of money doing it. And greed kicked it and enough was never enough. I admire reality couple that stick to their guns with family first. Even though their personal lives are going thru rough times. Jon and Kate think of Jon and Kate. They are abusive people with problems that not once was seeking professional help mentioned. I t is hard for me to feel sorry for a stack of unpaid bills pulled out of a national show and tears shed that her kids are so very special and deserving of all the best life has to offer and they can't afford to see the Statue of Liberty. Living in a multi million dollar mansion cars freebies going on church shows Larry King slamming others when they knew they were in the same boat. They are not examples to any parents on parenting and just for the record my kids and grandkids are just as important as yours and they never have seen the Statue of Liberty either. Nor been in a mansion on beaches given trips to Calif and Disney World no free surgeries dental work they are exploiting us and taking our money everytime we buy any pics of them or anything they say. They are defrauding the American people and that is the reality. I don't fault them for trying to get ahead but it is disgusting how they have acted and lied to everyone to do so. That Kamyrm is the reality and shame on them for using their children and all of us this way.

      September 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. morgan

    i agree with kamryn 100% this is nobodys business but the gosselins. everyone just needs to leave them alone and stay out of matters that dont concern them

    August 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jen

    By the way "Kamryn" ..Are you another friend " paid by TLC "from for Kate?? Kate doesn't have any real friends. These "friends" are all on TLC's payroll. Everyone knows that Kate uses her friends and family for her own personal gain. When she is done with them she kicks them to the curb. When her kids are no longer little and cute, and are no longer her cash cows, she will kick them to the curb too!

    August 2, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gigi

    Yeah ah ..Kate.. oh I mean "Kamryn"..Kate and Jon's "job" is living off the backs of their children. No talent or hard work required!

    August 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brittany

    I wonder how many of you have supported 8 young children on a Nurse's Salary. I don't imagine many of you have.

    August 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kamryn

    Since I am a family friend of Kate for the last few years and been by her side through all that she has been through, and seeing the kids grow, and how they have progressed through the dramatic display that tabloids have made of their lives.....its amazing how far they have come. What has happened between jon and kate has effected each of them differently, but they are a family working through it together, with the help of some close friends, they are starting to come back around. All 8 of the Gosselin children are healthy, and for the most part, happy in life. Kate, who was not so long ago a depressed version of her normally upbeat self is also starting to come back around and move forward. And she does have a job. she goes travels to churches, and other such places and speaks for them on what its like raising two sets of multiples virtually on her own. she also has 3 books that she has had a hand in writing and promoting. how dare you people bash a mother for trying to do right by her children and support them. TLC is the one that had given the Gosselins the oppurtunity to start the Jon and Kate plus 8 series as it is, so if you want to be angry at someone or bash them, maybe you should contact the producers of the show, and bash them directly. jon and kate are doing what they think is best for their children, and have nothing but their best interest at heart. incase you didnt know, when you do fertility treatments, you dont get to choose how many babies you end up with, its just luck of the draw. natural reduction of the amount of fetus' was not an option for them. thats a personal choice, and had anyone of you been in their situation you probably wouldnt have chosen to kill one of your babies either. you people are all so narrow minded and quick to judge. is jons child support a little steep?? absolutely. but all of you over interested, nosey people will be thrilled to know that the two of them (in private, with their attorneys) are working to ammend things to make all aspects of the situation a little more conducive to everybody's life styles. furthermore, just because people are in the public eye for a long period of time, does not mean that every aspect of their lives is meant to be public. there are things happening and changes that are being made that has not yet been made public because it doesnt need to be. it is nobody else's business what goes on between the two of them and their divorce/custody situation, and if they chose to tell people then thats what they do. you people need to learn that not everything that you hear on tv or read on the internet or in magazines is 100% factual. stop with the hating and bashing because Kate, (and jon too) are doing their absolute best to figure things out and work together on a friendly basis. the media has made this situation a nightmare for everyone involved.

    July 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Teena

    She needs to get a J-O-B. There are many, many single moms who balance home and work life. I am a single mom of 4 small children, and I work full-time. I only receive $400 a month in child support, but somehow I make it work. $21k a month in child support? Please!! That is extreme. Annually, that is more than most people make in salary!

    Being a single mom is hard work, and it is never ending. I'm not faulting her for that, but for parading her kids in front of the cameras non stop. Those poor kids need to live as children, and do what all other kids do, without the glare of TV cameras following them everywhere they go!

    July 28, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. STLrose

    These two selfish media seekers brought more children in o their lives than they could provide for. It's that simple and that crazy. Someday these self-absorbed freaks will slide back into obscurity. Until then, their childrens' innocence and youth has been sold in exchange for cash to facilitate their parents vain lifestyles. All under the guise of "providing for their brood." Give me a break.

    July 28, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. aaa

    my life is complete knowing this

    July 28, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Kamryn

    maybe those of you spending your time judging others on the way they live should take time to look at your own lives a little more closely. do both jon and kate have their own faults....absolutely. nobody is perfect. however those children deserve the absolute best that anyone could give them. they didnt ask to be put here and what has happened to their family is not their fault. kate is doing the best with what she has. their divorce, child support and so forth arent really things that we need to be worrying ourselves with. i think kate is doing an amazing job raising those children virtually on her own. until you are in her shoes, dont judge.

    July 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ro

    I don't choose to believe everything I see or hear in the media. We can all speculate as to who they are as people, Parents, Significant others but we don't know what's REALLY going on. Nor have we been in their shoes to know.

    July 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Juli

    Who cares how much he has to pay? If he doesn't like paying child support (and the more you make the more you pay) then maybe he should have kept his pants zipped.

    July 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Thelma

    Courtney, You are like the white stuff that shows up on the side of your mouth when you are thristy. Team Kate Right. You should change your name to DORKY..

    July 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • carlie

      If only half that energy was spent building people up instead of tearing them down....

      July 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. momof3

    I think Jon and Kate both are unfit parents. Neither one of them stop to think what is best for the children. They both only care about themselves and how to make the moolah.

    July 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. cjr

    she is one scary woman ! check in 10 years and see how screwed up her kids are. – he's not much better but she is truly frightening!

    July 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |

      Must we be histrionic?

      My mail lady is scarier than she is. Please reconsider a more realistic stance if you're gonna beat her down.

      July 28, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  17. Courtney

    its so easy for you to say what she uses her kids for!! get a life and stop trying to shoot other poeple down for trying to make a living! TEAM KATE!

    July 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • KPP

      OMG, you are a loser....

      July 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • carlie

      you come from a place of yes and they (the naysayers and bashers) come from a place of no.
      Love and appreciate the positivity.

      July 27, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jill

    Kate uses the children like her atm. The court needs to take the children off anything media for their own well being. I hope the children sue Kate and the courts over using them. It is horrible what Kate Gosselin has done to Jon and her own children. Get a job Kate, stop using your children as your income source. Sad you do that but it is true. I hope Ellen offers the children a mom, they need that not Kate who profits off them.

    July 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sandy

    I would imagine that $21000 is too much money, but it's been set aside for Jon to give to Kate from money he made on TLC. This was the court's judgment, not Kate's. If she's wise she's socking a whole lot of it away because when that dries up there will be no child support from this lazy bum. He's not going to find a job so he doesn't have to pay anything towards his kids upbringing.

    July 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. portalpunk

    John looks like he's on meth, Kate looks like she's on prozac.

    July 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Andrew

    Why doesn't Jon find himself a job? Seriously, he's selling his old jeans on ebay (well his girlfriend is selling them for him), he's doing online surveys and he's begging for people to email him on spiffbox – he gets paid for that! When he's not busy doing nothing, he's playing farmville on facebook. Truly, this is the world's laziest human being!

    July 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      You are right.. but who's fault is that..? People like us commenting about them... if noone cared about them and no one watched their cr*p the will go away and no one will remember after awhile, but until then they will keep showing up in our news...

      July 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. darlene d

    yawn.....old news..

    July 27, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sonya

    Jon should quit his whinning. When he thought he was a stud, he was glad to leave the kids with Kate. Kate is more mature and teaches the kids discipline. Jon is a crybaby and should go and get himself a rich young girl. Shame on him.

    July 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • smrt1

      Use spell check. It is whining not whinning. And you really think a mother (and I use that term very loosely) that uses her kids for their money is more mature? I don't think either one of them is intelligent or mature enough to be a parent.

      July 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Michelle

    Why does she need $21000 month? Does all that money go to the kids or to her?

    July 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • FRANK


      July 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • MMMhhh

      Who do you think..? and oohh myyy gosh, 21k for child support... what the h*ll.... woman like this make the rest of us look bad.. like all we care is about money....

      July 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Career Builders

    Kate, It's called a job, get one..

    July 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      She has a job.... raising 8 kids and doing a show. If you added up the hours she'd be away from the kids if she worked a 40 hour a week job it would far surpass the actual time she's away. In addition, if she had to pay a sitter or sitters to watch her kids.... she'd be in the red. She's trying to make the most money while she can while being away as little as possible.

      July 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guess Who

      Barbara that's not a job... she needs to get off her F*t *ss and get a job like everyone els... ohh yeah... Staying home mom.. to me that's a la-z excuse...

      July 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chatty Kathy

      Barbara you need to get a clue..$21,000 a month and she can't afford a baby setter. She can afford to go out and get a Boob Job and Botox injections. You must live a sheltered live. You need to get a job...

      July 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Chatty Kathy

      I'm assuming the job you work at doesn't require any form of intelligence, as seen by your comment.

      July 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Dan Anderson

    If the agreement is such a secret, let's make the whole issue of these two freaks a secret and stop plastering their dirty laundry all over the web. They both need to shut up and disappear, TODAY. No one cares anymore.

    July 27, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  27. N

    They just seem like such sad people.

    July 27, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |

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