The Real Housewives of New York star, Alex McCord has decided to weigh in and adviceJon and Kate Gosselin after a recently publicized divorce filing.
Alex McCord, 35, and husband of nearly 10 years, Simon van Kempen, say that the key to staying together as a family while starring on TV show is to ensure your relationship is top priority.
“Remember that you [and your husband] were there first,” McCord told PEOPLE at the I Heart Gen Art 15th Anniversary benefit in New York City on Wednesday. “Remember that part of what makes raising your children a successful operation is having a successful relationship. And if you are not happy, I … guarantee you will foist that off on your kids and they will pick up on it.”
McCord and van Kempen, who have two young boys Johan and Francois, aged 5 and 3 respectively also offered some words of advice for other reality TV couples.
“Obsessively communicate,” McCord says. “Tell each other everything — the good, the bad and the ugly. Today, even I [thought to myself], ‘You can either just tell him, or you can sit and let it fester’ — and that’s when you get into trouble. So just come out with it, whatever it is.”
In a final advice, “Look out for your marriage as much as you look out for your kids,” adds van Kempen.
Rumors of an additional member-Jon’s former fling Deanna Hummel being featured on the TLC show “Jon & Kate plus 8” has been shot down by a TLC spokesperson.
The New York Daily News reports, “Deanna’s role isn’t expected to be big, but because she’s part of Jon’s life, she’ll be filmed,” an insider told the paper. The rep for the network informed Entertainment Tonight that there were no plans for such arrangements.
According to TLC president, Eileen O’Neill, the network will stop airing the show until Aug. 3 in light of the couple’s split so that viewers can adjust to the new circumstances. “It’s hard to walk away from a big number,” O’Neill said, referring to Monday’s record 10.6 million viewers. “Once we understood that they were going to make an announcement [regarding their split], we discussed various scenarios with them,” she said. “We really collaborated on what would make sense for the family.”
O’Neill doesn’t foresee the show being cancelled or postponed further than August. She is “very confident” in the August return date.
Regarding any changes on the show, TLC believes that the focus will remain on the parent-child relationship.
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!”
Following the rumors surrounding the marriage of Jon & Kate Plus Eight stars, Kate and Jon’s marriageappears to be coming to an end, according to PEOPLE.
Documents have been filed to get the divorce proceedings rolling. The divorce was filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon.
Both Kate and Jon have been struggling in their 10-year marriage, while Kate remains committed to her career as reality TV star, Jon wants a less high profile life. Several months ago, photos of Jon with a young woman surfaced all over the tabloids while rumors of Kate having an affair with her bodyguard also started.
The fifth season premiered on May 25 with the highest ratings. During the show, the couple admitted to having marital problems and being unsure of their future as a couple. “Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate,” Kate said through tears. “I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore.”
According to the TLC promo, a major announcement about the family will air tonight on the episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.
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 -
TELL US – Do you think they are making the right choice by divorcing?
In a 30 second promo video on TLC, Jon and Kate Gosselin plan to make an announcement on the show that will air next week.
“Recently we’ve made some life-changing decisions,” Kate says in a voice over on a new TLC promo for a one-hour Jon & Kate Plus 8 episode to air Monday. “Decisions that will affect every member of our family…ones that we hope will bring each of us some peace.”
Phrases like “A relationship at a crossroads” and “Where do they go from here?” also flash across the screen during the promo.
Severalmagazines including Us Weekly have chronicled the couple’s collapsing marriage as Jon had an affair with 23-year-old DeannaHummel, and Kate may have had an “inseparable” relationship with her bodyguard, Steve Neild.
Their 10 year wedding anniversary was spent apart.
Kate and Jon need to get their life together and stop the show so they can focus on what’s best for the family. They have 8 kids to raise. What do you all think? Should they stay together for the kids? Should the show be cancelled?
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.
Bringing you your daily dose of Jon and Kate (Are you as tired of hearing about these two as we are?)Well, the couple continues to spend time apart. Jon has been seen with different woman over the last few months but recently with two female companions during the Memorial Day weekend and a recent shopping spree at a New Jersey mall. The reality star says that both female companions are friends of both he and his wife.
“The two women with whom I’ve been photographed are family friends – Lauren Glassman andLauren’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.”
Jon and the Glassmans were photographed shopping at the Riverside Square Mall in New Jersey over the weekend, stopping in at Louis Vuitton, Cole Haan and Godiva stores, according to TMZ.com.
While Jon was photographed with his female companions, Kate was on a working vacation in North Carolina with her eight kids, body guards, a nanny and camera crews. Kate showed off her bikini body while on vacation, thanks to a free tummy tuck which is among the many perks of being the star of “Jon & Kate Plus 8”
The 2nd episode of the 5th season of Jon & Kate Plus Eight returns to TLC Monday at 8 p.m. ET.