Following in the footsteps of his wife Kate, Jon Gosselin has also scored his first sit-down interview since Kate filed for divorce back in June.
Good Morning America scored the first post-split interview with the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad. On Friday, Jon sat down with GMA‘s Chris Cuomo and spoke out on Kate Gosselin, TLC, and his future in showbiz.
A source on set during the taping tellsE! News that Jon was “very open and honest” about his feelings toward Kate and even delved into his thoughts on the future of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.
“TLC has had him on a gag order and he’s sick of it,” says the source.
“Jon says he doesn’t see himself as a celebrity, but because the public does, it will make it hard for him to go back to a normal life and a normal job,” spills the source. “He wants to stay in the TV industry and has a lot of ideas.”
Jon’s interview is scheduled to air on Good Morning America in the next week, as well as ABC’s other news staple 20/20.
Kate Gosselin made some interesting revelations as she appeared on Larry King Live Tuesday night.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom made is clear she is not yet ready for romance, despite the fact that husband Jon has been seen canoodling with many women. “I am not yet divorced officially,” she toldLarry King when asked if she feels single.
As for attracting potential suitors, Kate made it clear that she’s “too busy” to date. “I’m lonely, but I’m very busy,” she said stoically.
When asked how her eight children are handling the split, Gosselin said: “They understand the process [of divorce]. They’re working through it the same way that Jon and I are. They’re doing remarkably well.”
Kate however acknowledged that their life isn’t always peaceful. She explained the recent encounter that resulted in cops coming to their PA home. “It was not this huge fight,” she said. “It was just a thing where I wanted to be there with the kids as opposed to a babysitter. And he wasn’t fond of that idea.”
In other news, it was announced today that Kate will be appearing as a guest host on ABC’s The View on Sept. 14 and 15.
She will be filling in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who will still be on maternity leave when The View returns from its summer-rerun schedule on Sept. 8.
“I wish I had a 9 to 5 job instead of the nightmare I’m living. This is 24/7,” he toldUsmagazine outside his $1.1 million Pennsylvania home Monday. “I don’t even want to do taping for the show anymore.”
Jon goes on to say he’s stuck filming and doing promotional appearances to make as much money as possible. According to a source, Jon is also suspicious of Kate hiding money ahead of their divorce proceedings. The couple makes an estimated $75,000 per episode.
“I have two houses and eight children to take care of and I need to work,” Jon told US.
Jon went on to tape Jon & Kate Plus 8 with the kids later on that day. The family threw a fundraising lemonade stand.
Interestingly, most of the negative attention was brought on by none other than Jon himself. His sudden desire to want to quit Jon & Kate Plus 8 might also have to do with the rumors of a new reality show. He allegedly has plans to appear on a reality show titled “Divorced Dad’s Club”
According to sources, TLC is very unhappy with Jon Gosselin due to his recent behavior, and plans to appear on a reality show called “Divorced Dad’s Club”. The show, which is said to be in the works, will follow the lives of five famous divorced dads. The show is being produced by Endomol, a major production company.
TLC allegedly fired off a letter to Jon because he was in violation of the morals clause of his contract. He is not supposed to be seen hoping from one woman bar to another, while publicly drinking .
WhileKate Gosselin can be seen taking care of the kids most of the time, Jon can be found plastered on the front page of tabloid magazines.
Sources tell TMZ that Kate is truly concerned about the kids welfare emotionally and financially. Last season, the money made from the show was placed in a joint account. While Jon spent his on who knows what, Kate placed most of hers in a college fund for the kids. Sources say a judge has placed Kate over the family’s finances because she was seen as the more responsible of the two. Jon gets limited access to the account for basic stuff.
Kate’s rep say Jon has found another means of making money by selling pictures and stories of him and the kids to the tabloids.
Tell Us: Are you willing to watch another reality show featuring Jon Gosselin?
Jon Gosselin‘s girlfriend Hailey Glassman is slamming TLC in her latest interview. Hailey makes a startling allegation, claiming Jon & Kate’s marriage ended a year ago, and that the network forced Jon and Kate to cover up their troubled marriage.
The 22-year-old daughter of the surgeon who performed Kate’s 2006 tummy tuck — went as far as to call TLC “the lying channel.”
According to Hailey, TLC did not allow Jon and Kate “to come out and say their marriage was done a year ago.” Hailey claims she can speak her mind on the issue because “no network owns what I can and cannot say.” It has been previously reported that TLC limits the interviews Jon is allowed to give, as well placing restrictions on what he’s allowed to say.
“Jon has a good heart, she has a child and he felt bad,” she said. “He knows how it feels to have a child and not be able to afford, you know, so he hired her to give her a job.”
When asked about her future with Jon, Hailey said, “I don’t like to talk in the future. I like to live in the present. As of right now, I want to be happy. I want Jon to be happy. I want every side to be happy.”
Jon Gosselin’s 22 year old girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, is speaking out on their relationship. Hailey is defending her relationship with the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad and calling him her “first love.”
“I’m not some fame whore,” Hailey tells E! Online about her relationship with Jon. “I want people to know the truth. Right now I’m speaking from my heart, myself. I’m not some celebrity, I’m not some famous person – I’m just a 22-year-old girl who got caught in the middle of all this.”
Hailey goes on to dismiss the speculation that she played a part in Jon & Kate’s divorce. She says the couple were separated for “months” before she became an item with Jon, proclaiming that her relationship with Jon began while he was staying at her parents’ home.
“He was living in my house, the person I joked around with. He was sad and bored, I was home and bored,” Hailey says.
Hailey also happens to be the daughter of Kate’s tummy-tuck surgeon. “Jon and Kate have moved on with their lives,” she says. “It’s only the viewers who haven’t moved on.”
We reported on Friday that Jon and Kate Gosselin were involved in a heated argument that led the police to order Kate to leave her $1.1 million dollar home.
According to USmagazine, Kate returned to the house to be reunited with her kids and Jon. Even though they chatted briefly, the tension in the air was apparent. The kids didn’t look happy and one of the sextuplets was seen wiping her eyes.
Not long after she arrives, Jon drove away. The estranged couple have said they will trade off living in their estate depending on who has supervision of the children.
“It was a miscommunication. Kate said she was coming home, and I said, ‘Well, it’s my time to spend with the kids.’ I don’t come home when she’s with the kids, and vice versa — and that’s how it’s supposed to be,” Jon explained, adding that Kate tried to “cry it up” to convince the cop to let her stay.
In an interview, Jon said Kate didn’t approve of the nanny Stephanie Santoro (a 23-year-old single mother who also works as a “shooter girl” selling shots at local club Legends). Last week, we reported that the pair were caught canoodling.
“I guess she didn’t agree with my babysitting,” he admitted.
At this point, these two really need to put aside their childish attitudes and focus on the kids.
In the aftermath of a very public argument with wife Kate Gosselin, Jon Gosselin is now speaking out on what led to the cops being called. Jon says police made Kate leave their $1.1 million PA home Thursday night after a heated argument.
“She tried to come home yesterday, and I wouldn’t let her in the gate, and I guess she called the police,” Jon tells Splash News. “The police came and said it was a civil matter.”
Jon continues, “An officer pulled me aside and I said, ‘This has never happened before and I’m just trying to spend time with my kids and she’s [Kate] gonna have to leave.’”
Jon says Kate “tried to ‘cry it up’ with the cops and it didn’t work and they said, ‘You have to leave.’
“It was a miscommunication. Kate said she was coming home, and I said, ‘Well, it’s my time to spend with the kids,’” Jon goes on. “I don’t come home when she’s with the kids, and vice versa — and that’s how it’s supposed to be.”
When asked about the cause of the fight, Jon admits it had to do with his choice of babysitter. “I guess she didn’t agree with my babysitting,” Jon says of Kate. The babysitter in question is Stephanie Santoro, the same woman Jon is alleged to have slept with over a week ago.
I take it this is what happens when a child Jon decides it’s time to rebel against his mother Kate. Something tells me this will not end well.