Jon & Kate may split; Aunt Jodi says marriage is over

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I know some of you guys don’t want to talk about Jon & Kate, but there are just too many articles floating around about them right now to ignore the topic.

Entertainment Weekly has a big sit down interview with both Jon and Kate and they act like things are fine.

But then People online has published on the same date an article that says “Kate Gosselin Admits to Struggling with Her Marriage.” (The print magazine with more comments comes out on Friday.)

People online reports:

” ‘I don’t know that we’re in the same place anymore, that we want the same thing,’ she says quietly. ‘I’ve been struggling with the question of ‘Who is this person?’ for a while.’ ”

“Kate does have hope, however, that her marriage can be saved. ‘I will never give up hope that every member of our family can be absolutely happy again,’ she says.”

One of the commenters on the EW story linked to Radar Online to an interview with Kate’s brother and his wife Aunt Jodi. They say the marriage is over. It has actual footage of them talking.

It also says that brother Kevin and Aunt Jodi gave the only print interview to Star magazine so I assume that means money was involved.

UPDATE: Here is another story from The Associated Press on Access Atlanta saying it’s tough being in the spotlight.

What do you make it of it all: Which headline is right? Is the marriage over? Can it survive? What do they need to do to save it? (Probably stop filming a TV show.) Are they willing to do it? Is it all just a publicity stunt to amp up rating when the show returns on May 25?

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SouthernGal

May 14th, 2009
11:24 am

Interesting thing about the affair with Kate and the bodyguard….don’t men usually have affairs with women to get AWAY from women like Kate?

DebbieDoRight

May 14th, 2009
11:25 am

This was inevitable. This is called “The Curse Of Reality TV Couples!!” How many marriages have failed because of Reality TV? Jessica Simpson’s, That Wrestler guy, Nas and Kellis; etc. I think it’s VERY HARD to have cameras in your face 24/7.

Also, I think when you have multiple children, (born multiples), it’s extra hard on a marriage. After you have children your sex life goes down a bit especially the first few months of your child’s life. Well when you have MULTIPLES, the lack of sleep, etc. can really harm your one on one time with your spouse.

I hope their marriage can be saved; however, it’s gonna need LOTS of work. Also, I don’t think they can get rid of the TV show; it’s probably a big boon to their finances; they have EIGHT KIDS UNDER 10!! Food alone should cost a fortune a month!!

Grandma

May 14th, 2009
11:30 am

How can you compare “octo-mom” to Jon and Kate? They are not even CLOSE to being in the same predicament. Kate has a WORKING husband, and isn’t living off welfare. Sure, they get money from their show, but with 8 kids, who wouldn’t need help? I could see the split coming for several seasons with the way Kate talked to and treated Jon. If I was Jon, I would have had enough YEARS ago. She talked (and talks) down to him like he was one of her kids, and he looked like he was afraid to stand up to her. Grow a “pair”, Jon, and talk back! Express your opinions. It might have HELPED your marriage.

MamaS

May 14th, 2009
11:37 am

I think it is a publicity gimmick for their new show:

Jon versus Kate: The Fight for Custody of the Eight

and TLC can pay for mediators, bonding assessments, legal aid, etc. This would be more of a “reality show” for the 50% of couples who get divorced.

jablonski

May 14th, 2009
11:49 am

That bodyguard must look like Sloth from the goonies, be blind and deaf to want to go near that “woman”.

SouthernGal-yes men usually do run away from women like that-see above again.

Katherine

May 14th, 2009
11:50 am

nypeach, I second what you said! (Also, off topic, are you a peach in NY or a NYer in Georgia? I moved to NY (upstate) from GA last October (and obviously still read this blog!))

Savvy

May 14th, 2009
11:50 am

Re: How can you compare “octo-mom” to Jon and Kate

Both made the decision to have multiple births, that they could not afford and now they want the viewing audience to pay to watch.

jg

May 14th, 2009
11:51 am

Never liked the show – they are so nasty to each other – I feel so bad for the kids…..How sad.

Debra Blackwell

May 14th, 2009
11:58 am

I know Maddie ,one of the twins will really be affected alittle more than the other l children.Why would these people have all these children and do this to them? I call it selfishness.I really loved this show.I say keep it going even thru the split it might help others!

Jesse's Girl

May 14th, 2009
11:59 am

I think we should get Bob Qui-Qui to do the couple’s counseling. NOW THAT I would watch!!!

Jesse's Girl

May 14th, 2009
11:59 am

I meant BON QUI-QUI…but I’m sure Bob would be entertaining too!

YingYang

May 14th, 2009
12:02 pm

Kar – no one MADE or encouraged Kate and Jon do anything including marriage, multiple births they could not afford, ’selling’ the kids on a tv show or possibly breaking their wedding vows.

Mike

May 14th, 2009
12:02 pm

Never heard of them or the show. Who gives a ding dang? Get a life.

K&K's Mom

May 14th, 2009
12:02 pm

Hey Everyone…Long time no Blog….
At anyrate I can’t say that I am surprised if this is true. I watch the show alot and I must say that the way Kate talks to Jon and just from watching their interaction with each other I could have seen this coming.

They don’t seem to have any love for each other, but in their defense, it has to be hard to do that with 8 children under 8 running around and constantly needing your attention. Of all the shows that I have watched, I have never seen them go on a date night or just put the kids in bed and spend anytime together just the two of them. Even when they renewed the vows in Hawaii it seemed to be more about Hawaii and the kids having that experience then rekindling the fire and romance that is obviously not there. Clearly we don’t see everything that is going on but they don’t seem to front for the cameras, they seem to be what yousee is what you get.

If it is true I feel a tremendous loss for all those children, who are caught in the middle of a mess with all the affairs and stuff.

JJ

May 14th, 2009
12:05 pm

Jessie’s Girl – I had NO Idea anyone else knew of Bon Qui Qui. I love her King Burger skit – “He wants a number three, supersize onion ringsssss……..He can come out ‘da house wit no ankle bracelet on, but he got two strikes so don’t get his order wronggggggg”…..

Cammi317

May 14th, 2009
12:09 pm

I have never watched one episode of this show, but it seems I can’t escape hearing about them lately. Divorce happens everyday, nothing shocking there. The truly sad aspect of this entire thing is that because they are on television all of their dirty laundry is hanging out for the public to see.

Jesse's Girl

May 14th, 2009
12:12 pm

JJ…one of my students called me Bon Qui-Qui this morning:) I say “I will cut you” a lot. So I thought that was why…..but its apparently due to my spontaneous, off-the-cuff rapps:) Yeah…I flow like dat…

Ann F

May 14th, 2009
12:16 pm

no matter if they are famous or not, these two people chose to marry, and have children. before the decide to split, they need to try to fix themselves, and the marriage, first. they need to exhaust all options, before they finally give up. that way, they can *honestly* tell their Children that they tried everything they can, to continue being a one family unit.

i have watched little of the show, but what i have seen, i think jon does the best he can for his family. i see that kate gets upset with him, and belittles him, rather than try to communicate a different way. of course, being tv, we never know. it could be edited just right. either way, i wish them the best…whatever that may be.

Ex-Kate fan

May 14th, 2009
12:17 pm

Here is my problem…while killing some time in Memphis last weekend I picked up a copy of Kate’s new book “Eight Little Faces”. It is absolutely full of Bible verses and things like “Everything I do is for my children”.
Really? Are you sure about that Kate? I don’t wish for anyone’s marriage to fail, but seriously, Kate is a complete b**ch. If Jon leaves, I don’t blame him. I just feel so terrible for their children, who asked for none of this, and have had their entire lives shown on t.v. for the last 4 years.

nita

May 14th, 2009
12:23 pm

Who cares?… I don’t know how they can afford to split up. She will never get any free weekends because he will spend all his time trying to work just to pay child support. I feel bad for the kids. They should have never let the world into their life and homes. Making a quick dollar by exploiting yourself and your kids has its disadvanages. Having kids can be stressful enough on a marrigae, so I can’t imagine why they thought the tv show would be a good thing. I hope they reconsider and remove the cameras from their lives and make it work.

Peach

May 14th, 2009
12:25 pm

Let’s think about this one. You are at home allllllll day long with 8 kids. Do you really think you are going to be a LOVING woman to your husband, who has been away for 10 hours??????? I’d be a bit jealous he got to go out into the world and communicate with other ADULTS….

She’s been dealing with 8 kids under the age of 10 all day long…..what woman can handle that by herself, then be available for hubby after a long day?

And what is it about a man that thinks the minute they walk in the door, they get to relax after a hard day? I’m still working………and now he’s just created more work for me!!!!

truth

May 14th, 2009
12:33 pm

Why would Aunt Jodi exposed this information do she want to be famous to?…Katie always seem a little bosses toward her husband on the show no affection at all…..they only talked about what there doing with the kids…They both need time with each…. .I feel sorry for the kids because I know they love there parents so much…I think the husband was suffering because he need affection….Katie is to busy for affection she has to take care of the kids ….They need to pray and focus on there family and turn the camera off for a while….

Photius

May 14th, 2009
12:42 pm

I vote for Pet Peeves of one’s spouse for Friday!

Savvy

May 14th, 2009
12:43 pm

Nita – The quick dollar they’re making is approx. $75K an episode. (don’t forget about Kate’s book, the magazine covers and the tv interviews). Financially they are okay. They have sold the souls of the kids to TV, but financially, they’re okay.

What

May 14th, 2009
12:45 pm

truth – that was a very difficult blog to read

FCM

May 14th, 2009
12:55 pm

Having been through this part of a marraige….I think they need to stop talking to the dang MEDIA…get the cameras out of their house….and find their priorities again.

Couvade

May 14th, 2009
12:55 pm

Kate is a shrew but Jon leaving the many children he CHOSE to create with her would still be wrong. Haven’t they been through enough already?

Jesse's Girl

May 14th, 2009
12:57 pm

Truth…why don’t you try that again? Even with 3 cups of coffee under my belt…that was taxing.

Tony

May 14th, 2009
1:03 pm

Once again parents shirking their responsibility to their children. A gross product of todays society and how some parents don’t deserve having children if they can’t handle the responsibility and dedication needed to nourish them.

Peach

May 14th, 2009
1:06 pm

Keep in mind, the media really controls us. They decide what we see, what we hear, they manilupate EVERYTHING we see, hear, etc…….We have absolutely NO idea or clue what is really going on in that marriage. AND it’s really none of our business, even if they are on tv.

This topic is not worth all the attention it is receiving. Do you really think Jon & Kate worry about us?????/

SouthernGal

May 14th, 2009
1:42 pm

Keep in mind….neither of them work. Jon did in the very beginning, but now they both are unemployed. Kate likes to call herself a “stay-at-home mom”, all the while she is spending weeks away from home at a time promoting whatever new book she’s trying to sell. They also accept “love offerings” from churches where they speak…and charging for photos and autographs on top of that.

They are living off their children who didn’t ask for cameras to be in their faces 24/7 while growing up.

SouthernGal

May 14th, 2009
1:43 pm

Oh, and no, she’s not doing it all by herself. They have nannies. Something even this full-time employed mother cannot afford….

nurse&mother

May 14th, 2009
1:46 pm

This is one of the reasons why “they” say money is the root of all evil. It sounds like these people sold their soul to the devil. Big price to pay. I personally think they will stay together for the money. This is Kate’s job, you know.

I used to like the show the first couple of seasons, but I quickly realized what kind of person Kate really is. Very sad. I am not sure why she has soooo many fans. I also hear she is rude in public to her fans. My philosophy is you had better be nice to others while you are climbing up. You might just be seeing those same folks on the way down. (I think someone else has stated this much more eloquently).

lisa

May 14th, 2009
2:08 pm

Peach -She is first of all not alone she has a lot of help and John is home. Neither one of them work, they both quit their jobs to make 75,000 an episode. Yes she has a lot of kids but as mentioned earlier no amount of kids gives the right of a wife to treat her husband like an extra child. Being a stay home mom for a while my husband and I decided to make sure I had time to myself with other adults also. A stay home mom is MY job and if him working outside the house is HIS job. When we are both home you take turns! Besides I don’t think with all her extravagances she is missing it out on anything!
I don’t condone John’s behavior but, SOME woman need to stop being so controlling, because it ALWAYS comes back to bite you. Know a few people who are in divorce because of this controlling PROBLEM.

deidre_NC

May 14th, 2009
2:55 pm

who cares…ill look forward to six flag stories..and i do like dollywood better..only because im getting old tho lol..

Kathleen

May 14th, 2009
3:01 pm

Watching the two of them is like watching a train wreck. She is a narcissistic shrew, and I give him credit for putting up with it for this long. I’m sure he’s done it for the sake of all those kids.

My heart breaks to think of what will happen to them when he’s gone. Multiply 8 x that one older kid who is a junior shrew.

Penguinmom

May 14th, 2009
3:26 pm

I never really enjoyed Jon and Kate because they never seemed to really get along. Always bickering and complaining on the few shows I watched.

I prefer ‘18 kids and counting’. While I cannot imagine having 18 kids, those family members are actually respectful and pleasant to each other.

Peach

May 14th, 2009
3:31 pm

Here’s an interesting tidbit………

Yesterday’s topic, Talking to your kid about sex – 37 posts.

Today’s topic – Gossiping about someone no one knows…….86 posts.

mmmmmmm maybe we like to gossip more than talk to our kids…….

lisa

May 14th, 2009
3:38 pm

Peach – We do know them they sold their souls for a hefty price tag for us to know them. We can only judge what we see. This would be a great surprise if she did treat her husband with respect.

JASon

May 14th, 2009
4:01 pm

Everyone else in the public eye has to deal with paparazzi and rumors. Deal with it, Jon and Kate.

JASon

May 14th, 2009
4:02 pm

By the way, Lisa your husband is a lucky man.

Southerncross

May 14th, 2009
4:08 pm

(being sarcastic)

OH!!! NO!!!! What will we do with our lives, if a reality TV show on TV cannot make it, what hope is there for the rest of us.

I say we need to stop supporting or watching these types of Rality shows, or reality shows period. Every reality show about marriage, except the Osbournes, have all ended in divorce soon after the show are on TV.

In some cases, the reality show has completely destroyed the indivuduals lives. Yet, we still support and watch for the drama. Some people do it to avoid some of the drama in their own life.

I watched this show a few times, each time, you can tell what a high-strung, high maint. person she was. Very rarely would she let him talk and or complete a sentence, always trying to talk over him or get him to say anything that might make her look human. The question is, who did not see this coming. From day one, you can see this about to happen.

the kids will be fine and better off than most in America, through trust funds etc. that have been set up as part of the show deal. They might not grow up with both original parents in the home, because both these TV morons have already found someone else, however, financially they will be fine. That is if the parent’s do not manage a way to destroy the money, like they did their lifes and respect.

How about, instead of worrying about their kids, worry about your neighbors who have lost everything because of outside forces, who cant afford new clothes for their kids and the family is about to become homeless. The parents of which are great parents and managed to stay together for life, rather than making a mockery of marriage like these reality shows do.

nurse&mother

May 14th, 2009
4:18 pm

JASon-that is my thoughts on all those folks who CHOSE to be in the spotlight.

Funny thing happened yesterday. We had a lady who had delivered her first vaginally. She asked for an elective c/s for her second baby. The OB/GYN tried to reason with her and tell her all the risks etc. I think the main reason the patient gave for wanting a c/s was convenience. She could plan to have everyone there. She also stated that she didn’t want to hurt. The doctor was unable to change this patient’s mind. Interestingly, the patient was in a LOT of pain immediately post-op. Oh well. Sometimes we get what you ask for and we’re STILL not happy. Same goes for those stars who want the fame then all of a sudden, they don’t want everyone to recognize them. Should have seen that one coming. JMHO.

nurse&mother

May 14th, 2009
4:20 pm

Sorry, that last post did not flow so well. Need a nap. zzzzzzzzz.

FCM

May 14th, 2009
5:18 pm

Theresa—everytime I logged in yesterday I could only see the Zoo Parenting blog…..Perhaps others had that issue and why so few posts yesterday….Sex usually has everyone talking!

FCM

May 14th, 2009
5:20 pm

How about we talk about LOST? Grey’s finale tonight

motherjanegoose

May 14th, 2009
5:49 pm

nurse and mother….I had a c section the first time and was forced to have a vbac the second time. My insurance was fine with the c section as my Doctor in Texas had documented everything ( baby was 10 pounds 8 ounces a week early….I only gained 28 pounds and was ALL baby).
BUT my DOCTOR here ( Gwinnett County) knew more than everyone else. Outcome was a daughter born ( after 27 hours in labor) with Erb’s Palsy. Thankfully, she is fine now but it was a nightmare….
give me a c section anytime….not anymore as I am almost 50 LOL! I respect knowledge but sometimes past experience can be a good predictor…I guess the doctor you speak of has had patients whose c section experience was not as good as mine!

DB

May 14th, 2009
6:01 pm

MJG & N/M: I had a VBAC after a c/s for a really big baby, and I LOVED it. The c/s wiped me out for weeks, and with the VBAC, I was up and around in just a few days. Different strokes. I would fight a c/s up to the point of the good of the baby, given the option (which, at 52, is hopefully no longer an option!)

JASon

May 14th, 2009
6:13 pm

One more thing: Hey, Kate’s brother and Jodi: Uh, go F yourself. Seriously, you did a video interview when you should have been minding your own F-ing business and letting them deal with it themselves? Am I the only one who finds that way outta line?

Lynn

May 14th, 2009
6:30 pm

Nope, JASon. After the way Kate treated Jodi anything they say or do is completely justified. Normally I wouldn’t never think this way, but the way Kate treated Jodi on the show as well as the stories that Kate refused to allow TLC to pay Jodi for her part in the show only brings to mind the old saying “you reap what you sow”.