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In probably what is one of their best moves in the past few months, TLC’s Jon & Kate Gosselin have now decided they will no longer speak to the media about their family issues.

The couple states the following in a statement posted on TLC’s website – “During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family.  This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation.”

They continue, “Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible…We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many. Thank you.”

TLC also announced last week that the show would be going on hiatus until Aug. 3 to give the family “some time off to regroup.”

This is definitely a smart choice on both parties. It’s time for them to shut up, and focus on strengthening their family during this divorce.

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Admist the not so shocking news on last night’s episode revealing that Jon & Kate Gosselin are getting a divorce, comes news today that the show will be taking a break.

TLC announced today, that production has been halted on their hit show, Jon & Kate Plus 8. The reason being they do not have enough footage to put together new episodes because of the Gosselins’ marital turmoil. The decision is said to be solely that of TLC, and not of Jon & Kate.

It is also stated that next Monday’s episode will feature a clip package with some new footage, but the next all-new episode won’t air until August 3. The family, though divorcing, have no plans to quit the show. As Kate declared through tears on Monday’s episode, “the show must go on!”

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We reported yesterday that Jon & Kate Gosselin were planning a big announcement on their upcoming Monday episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8. Well RadarOnline is now confirming the big announcement is that they are getting a divorce.

Radar says that Kate recently met with a divorce lawyer, and Jon will file divorce papers next week.

Another source reveals that the couple had previously agreed to separate by July 15. But that timetable has now been pushed forward. According to the source, they had been talking divorce for quite some time and the decision was recently finalized to announce it.

This news will as non shocking to those who have been following this show for a while. Jon was caught cheating with 23 year old teacher, Deanna Hummel. While Kate was also rumored to be having an affair with her bodyguard, Steve Neild.

The two had continuosly spent time apart, including their recent 10 year anniversary. They were photographed together on Wednesday with their kids, for the first time in a while.

Below is a photo of the family from Wednesday -

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TELL US – Do you think they are making the right choice by divorcing?

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Not certain as to whom Jon & Kate Gosselin might have pissed off at US Weekly, as the magazine continues to rag on them. The latest being the above new photo of Jon Gosselin with his alleged 23 year old girlfriend, Deanna Hummel.

According to US, the above photos were taken on March 28 at the Spring Gruv at The Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah. Jon’s Utah visit was filmed for an episode of their show. The filming was to focus on how he helps handicapped kids (the vacations in Utah are among the freebies he receives from the show).

A witness who spotted Jon and Deanna claimed the two “were close and chatty” as they watched a pond skimming competition together. Deanna’s brother, Jason Hummel, confirmed last month that his sister did indeed have an affair with Jon.

Okay, so we now have some form of photographic “evidence” of this affair. Here’s to hoping we can now move on from this story.

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In the never ending drama for the Jon & Kate Plus 8 family, comes a new report that Jon & Kate Gosselin are being investigated the Pennsylvania Department of Labor for possibly violating child labor laws by having their children on the show.

No we’re not kidding. The the Pennsylvania Department of Labor confirmed yesterday that an investigation is being done to determine if the hit TLC show is violating child labor laws after receiving a complaint against the show. So all it takes is one complaint to waste tax payers money on a ridiculous investigation such as this one?

Troy Thompson of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor says, “We’re not saying that they are not complying with child labor laws. We’re investigating a complaint. We’re not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we’re conducting an investigation.”

The reality show – for which Jon and Kate earn $50,000-$75,000 an episode – features their eight children, including 8-year-old twins and sextuplets who just turned 5.

TLC has released a statement denying any wrong doing. This whole witch hunt on the couple has now gone a bit too far in my opinion. To say they are violating child labor laws seems to be a very big and rather unfair reach to me.

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The stars of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8, Jon and Kate Gosselin continue to spend time apart as a couple.

TMZ obtained the following photo on the bottom left showing Jon with 2 women, drinking a bottle of beer. This photo seems to be in poor taste as a lot of cheating allegations have been leveled against him lately.

Could it be that Jon simply doesn’t care anymore? There are lots of rumors that their marriage is all but over. The photo of Jon was taken on Monday, the same day the new season of their show premiered to 10 million veiwers.

Kate was also photographed with the kids sans Jon, getting off a ferry on Bald Head Island, NC, Wednesday morning.

Update – The women picture above with Jon are family friends according to him. “The two women with whom I’ve been photographed are family friends – Lauren Glassman and Lauren’s daughter, Hailey,” he tells PEOPLE. “Lauren’s husband, Dr. Larry Glassman, performed Kate’s tummy tuck surgery, and since the surgery we’ve become friendly with the Glassmans.”

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Jon & Kate Plus 8‘s new season premiered on TLC this week, making it the most watched reality show episode of all time on TLC. Almost 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the couple discuss their martial problems. Us Weekly had reported Jon had an affair with a 23-year-old teacher, and Kate is “inseparable” from her bodyguard.

The ratings were excellent in comparison to the season finale of Lost which attracted less viewers, at 9.2 million. The premiere doubled the Season 4 finale of Jon & Kate, which had 4.6 million viewers.

On Monday’s show, both Jon and Kate who have been married for nearly 10 years, admitted they weren’t sure about their future.

“I don’t know…parents of multiples have, like, triple the divorce rate, and I was thinking we were gonna beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore,” Kate said on camera.

It seems to me that the couple needs some sort of family counseling away from the spotlight, and time to work on their marriage.

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Jon and Kate Plus 8′s latest season premiered last night in what seemed like one of the worst train wrecks to ever hit reality TV. The show was rather painful and quite awkward to watch. If it wasn’t obvious before that these two were headed towards the Big “D” word also known as a divorce, it is now from watching their show.

Kate continued to be her typical controlling self and made it a point to let we the viewers know that she was doing everything all by herself, six times to be exact. We also learned that Jon needed a weekend off (to visit his alleged girlfriend perhaps?) leading to Kate planning the kids’ birthday party all by herself.

The couple of nearly 10 years opened up about their marital problems. Jon denied his affair, despite confirmation of it by multiple sources, while Kate (who is also alleged to be having an affair with her bodyguard) admitted she was “angry” at Jon for the way he’s been acting.

Kate confirmed that she feared she and Jon might be separating saying, “I am thinking this possibly could be our last family picture together,” she says of a photo taken at the sextuplets’ 5th birthday party. “I don’t know…parents of multiples have, like, triple the divorce rate, and I was thinking we were gonna beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore. Very swiftly, we turned into two different people, and that’s just hard. I’ve tried for six months to figure out what the problem is, or remedy the problem. It’s so complicated.”

Kate tried to play the role of the victim/scorned woman, failing miserably because she continued to come of as bitchy controlling. Perhaps she should stop ordering her husband around, or maybe she should try treating him as an adult sometimes instead of her 9th kid.

Overall, this is all very sad, mainly because there are 8 kids involved in this mess created by the adults. While one can only hope they can find a way to make it work, it seemed very apparent from last night’s episode that they have both thrown in the towel.

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