In the second part of his interview with Good Morning America, Jon Gosselin continues to slam estranged wife Kate, claiming that her “constant verbal “abuse” caused friction in their 10-year-marriage.
“Our relationship will never be fixed,” he tells ABC News’ Chris Cuomo. “… I don’t trust her anymore. I was abused … I was beaten down … I’m not going back to that life style.”
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad also slams Kate for not being honest to the media about the collapse of their marriage.
“She knows the truth,” he says. “I wish to God, she would speak from emotions … She’s not speaking from the heart. Please — the stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV.”
Jon says their marriage reached a breaking point once he “stood up to Kate” for the first time, telling her that he wanted to go out with his friends.
“In 10 years, I’ve never gone out … When she said, ‘I don’t want you going out,’ I … I used to say, ‘OK, I’m not going to go out.’ I was very passive. This is the first time I said, ‘You know what? I want to see my friends. I’m going out,'” he says. “That was the first time in my life I ever stood up to Kate … I just felt like I had to take back some time in my life, and I did it. And I felt really good. I made my own decision … I was beaten down for so long, I couldn’t even make my own decision. And when I did, I was like, holy cow! You know? Yeah, what’s she gonna do? Divorce me? All right. Obviously. You know.”
According to Jon, he tried therapy but Kate refused to go with him.
“I have a $22,000 therapy bill. I mean, I tried to have marriage counseling. I did it myself. She refused to go”, he says.
What does Jon want to say to viewers?
“I just want to let the world know that I’m a real person with feelings,” he says. “OK, I’ve made mistakes. Maybe it wasn’t the best idea to go out to the clubs. But we all learn from mistakes, except mine are public.”
You can watch the full Jon Gosselin interview on ABC’s Primetime: Family Secrets, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. ET