I know, I know. Like you, I thought we'd (kind of) heard the last of Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon Gosselin and ex-wife Kate. Sure, they'd appear every once in a while with a complaint or a new haircut, but, for the most part, they had left the building.
Enter VH1's Couples Therapy. With that one reality television gem that sensationalized Jon's "journey" post-divorce, the most dysfunctional family of eight was once again thrust down our throats like a bad corn dog. I'll be honest…I'd been Team Jon because I believed he'd intentionally dropped off our radar in an effort to be a "normal, hard-working dad," but in all actuality, he's just as much a fame whore as his ridiculous ex. Thanks, TLC. That was a can of worms that should have never been opened!
Let's get reaaadddy to ruuuummmmbbble!! It's Round (who can keep count?) of Jon and Kate. In this corner, weighing in with a job as a waiter and the recent cover of In Touch, we have Jon Gosselin…and in this corner, former chicken hair heavy weight champion and gracing People magazine, it's Kate Gosselin!
Who will win this latest bout of what's best for the former couple's eight kids? Both appeared onJon & Kate Plus 8, but now Jon is worried about what being thrust into the limelight has done to their kids. Kate, on the other hand, would love to get her brood back on your small screen. So, who's side are you on? Let's start with Jon, shall we?
Is Kate Gosselin extending an olive branch? Perhaps she's sick of being on the fringe in the tabloids? Nah, that can't be it. Could it be that all the money she spends on styling, manicures, and tanning don't allow for a big legal battle against her ex-husband Jon and author Robert Hoffman.
As you recall, Kate waged a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Robert who authored Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World as well as the father of her eight children after the self-published book painted the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality star in a not so pretty light. Yeah, it was just the book that did that…
In today's shocking news, former spouses Jon and Kate Gosselin still aren't getting along. The one time laid back member of the Jon & Kate Plus 8 duo is decidedly more low key these days. Thankfully, Jon is no longer dating nannies, abusing Ed Hardy (that we know of), or hanging with Michael Lohan. As for Kate, she's basically the same, but tanner with a much more expensive lifestyle and sense of entitlement. It's a wonder these two didn't work…
While Jon and Kate struggle to get along, their eight children are the ones who suffer. Jon is quick to mention this to Oprah Winfrey. See how casually I mentioned that? Yes, Jon is going to be interviewed by the Big O for her series Where Are They Now?
The suit claims, "Jon violated the federal anti-hacking statue in order to publish salacious, scandalous, and defamatory information about Kate" because "if Hoffman was picking through trash on the street, he did not find this trove of personal information while engaging in his trash-picking endeavors."
Jon maintains his innocence, of course, and wants the case thrown out.
From purchasing a beautiful million dollar home and yachting in the South of France to working as a waiter and living in a modest cabin (without Internet or TV) in the woods… welcome to the real world, Jon Gosselin.
So nice to have you!
That's right! Years after starring in a wildly popular TV show and enduring a nasty divorce, the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is now serving food and drinks at the Black Dog restaurant in Beckersville, PA.
You know how you totally forget some people even exist until they thrust themselves back into the news? Yeah, that's how I feel about Jon and Kate Gosselin. The reality stars with their brood of children are now more famous for their acrimonious divorce than their TLC reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8.
While Kate has traded her role as America's Sweetheart (I couldn't even type that with a straight face) for that of couponing queen, I do kind of miss Jon's Ed Harvey antics when he was palling around with Michael Lohan. Thanks to a new lawsuit, we may be seeing more of the dreadful duo!