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 -
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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.
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.
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 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 & 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.
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.
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.