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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Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

May 14th, 2009
6:41 pm

I am creating a rule that voting on tomorrow’s topic ends at 8 p.m. because I have to know what I’m writing about for tomorrow. Right now with 20 minutes left to go Six Flags is ahead but barely!! So if you feel strongly one way or the other go and vote and whatever it says at 8 is what I’m going with! I like having you guys vote — it takes the guess work out for me!!


May 14th, 2009
6:48 pm

Ditto what Jablonski said, Every time I saw the show show she was wearing his a$$ out. He was embarrassingly brow beaten. She seems miserable.


May 14th, 2009
6:48 pm

It’s all a coordinated publicity stunt. Think about it, their new season starts in a couple of weeks, and now with all this controversy that’s been stirred up, they’re going to get a huge audience. Just like most reality TV couples, their relationship is completely fake, and scripted towards whatever will deliver the best ratings.

And hey, if it’s not just a play for more ratings, then at least Jon will finally get to be rid of that awful, awful woman. He should just stick her with the kids, and move on with his life.


May 14th, 2009
6:55 pm

DB….I was vaccuming 4 days after my c section and was ripped here to yonder after the VBAC…I almost died as they could not get her out and THEN she was paralyzed….you are correct that everyone is different. I spoke to a neurologist about this 2 years ago and he assured me that the
attending OB made the wrong choice …it was quota thing in 1992 and I got caught up in the numbers…..yuck!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

May 14th, 2009
7:41 pm

FCM — I didn’t have any complaints but it was a low count — I don’t know –I;’ll look in the system tonight and see if there was any weird text messing it up — very odd!! I’ll keep an eye out! thanks for telling me!

melissa's mom

May 14th, 2009
8:10 pm

I think it’s tragic and will pray for them. As for their brother and sister-in-law, I agree with JASon, they need to mind their own f—ing business!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

May 14th, 2009
8:48 pm

At 8 p.m. Pet Peeves was winning and at almost 9 it is still winning. So we’re going with Pet Peeves tomorrow — start thinking about your list!


May 14th, 2009
9:03 pm

well, at first i thought maybe a publicity stunt, cuz what i have seen, ratings are going down. People just aren’t interested any more. Then, there was the “we need to really keep this this thing going” because, hello, our bills are getting paid, we live in a million dollar house, we are gettiing free tummy tucks, hair plugs and make overs…we don’t have to get up a 5 to go to work.”: have your affair i dont care as long as the money is rolling in.


May 14th, 2009
9:09 pm

the kids will be the ones to suffer in the end. they dont have clue… they are at that trusting age. They trust and love their parents unconditionallyl.. but as they get older, they will figure out what was done.. My advise… stop the show, mom and dad come back to earth and go to work, giving their kids some work ethics, and a reality check..If they don’;t those poor kids are going to be really messed up adults.


May 14th, 2009
11:02 pm

My daughter and I called this split long ago…………..a shrew will rarely keep her man. Kate was never, ever kind or polite to Jon. We knew Jon would bail — just not so soon. As a result, he has risen in my estimation. However, I am truly sorry for the little kids. (and please, please get some help for Maddy)


May 14th, 2009
11:27 pm

I watch the program because it’s almost like watching a train wreck. Kate is a bully towards Jon and not above publicly humiliating him. She is raising little Maddy to be just like her. Go for the gusto Jon….find some peace and happiness….if it is possible since I think that Kate will take him to the cleaners and then some. She is just a biatch…..


May 15th, 2009
12:29 am

Mjg- The patient I was referring to never mentioned that she had a difficult first delivery. The ob was sitting right in front of me with the prenatal records as she called the patient. I’m only stating that there are more risks to mom with an elective C/S than risks to both mom and baby during a vag delivery. No one can argue that point. Now if you say there is a medical reason to deliver via c/s for mom OR baby’s sake that is a WHOLE other issue.

No one has a crystal ball to be able to predict the outcomes of all labor/deliveries. If you have the mentality that doctors should be omniscient, then you probably subscribe to the belief that everyone should schedule a c/s ( because there is a remote possibility that there might be a traumatic birth experience associated with a vag delivery ). Hind sight is 20/20. But heck, if everyone gets sectioned then all babies will be born perfect right? BTW, there are risks just getting in your car and driving to work or the store. I don’t suppose that you avoid getting in your car to drive to the airport.

Unfortuntately, there are more complications for the mother with a c/s. Hemorrhage, clots (from deep vein thrombosis to pulmonary embolisms-the deadly ones), nicked organs (yes it does happen) and anesthesia complications are just a few risk factors associated with surgery. I actually had a patient who had a cardiac arrest from a scheduled c/s. By the grace of God and a talented OB/anesthesia team, the patient lived.

I only want to point out that there are real risks associated with elective surgeries. Just because you haven’t heard of anyone having any complications doesn’t mean that they aren’t occuring out there somewhere. While most of our patients seem to do fine, the risks are still there and it may not seem significant until it happens to you. The OB doctor was being prudent. The patient got her way, but grossly underestimated the pain factor. Hopefully she will not develop any complications as a result.

Have a good evening, MJG. I will officially step down off my box. lol. Peace out.


May 15th, 2009
8:34 am

N&M; MJG-I don’t think you should request a CS just for convenience. However, in MJG’s case, she had a CS with baby #1. “Most” MD’s don’t even want to risk a VBAC because of the risk of uterine rupture, etc. I think if the labor is progressing normally, fine, but 27 hours…come on!!! I usually tell my patients that ask me my thoughts, I tell them of the risks and tell them to talk it over with their MD. Overall, I don’t think the risks of a VBAC outweight the safety of a repeat CS. Just my thoughts!


May 15th, 2009
9:42 am

Very true Michelle. We don’t recommend VBACS anymore due to the risk of uterine rupture. I am referring to the patient who had the VAGINAL delivery FIRST and then requested the C/S second due to convenience. She also stated that she didn’t like the pain of her first labor. Whole other story. Unless there is a risk to momma or baby, we don’t recommend a C/S. Having a primary c/s is a situation where having a VBAC is a huge risk factor to the momma (and baby if there is a uterine rupture). Did you read the particular situation that I was referring to? I won’t rehash all the details again.


May 15th, 2009
3:58 pm

Kate’s brother and “Aunt Jodi” are just ticked that Kate did not want them to get paid for the part they took in the show in past seasons, Kate and her brother had a big screaming blow out fight and Kate said nobody was going to profit from her family! I guess her brother and Jodi think they got the last laugh by getting paid for the article they interview for but in my opinion you don’t turn on your family no matter what and them speaking out now is just wrong…they say Kate wants fortune and fame…….LOOK in the Mirror dear BROTHER (if you can call yourself that)


May 16th, 2009
9:18 am

The best thing for these people, especially the kids, is to get them out of the public eye. If they don’t volunteer to get out, we should boot them out. Honestly, how could anyone think they are role models anyway. Save the kids: get the show off the air and let these people get back to the real world, dealing with their real problems they have brought on themselves. They might be able to rise to the occasion and be real parents to their kids; it’s the kids only hope. Or else you will have 8 screwed up people breeding in a few years.

Advertisers who sponsor this should be ashamed. It is immoral.


May 16th, 2009
2:29 pm

I agree that Kate’s brother and sister-in-law are no better than Jon and Kate looking for the almighty dollar. Who honestly thinks that Kevin and Jodi made that video out of the goodness of their hearts and not becuase they were offered some kind of deal??? Jon and Kate need to start parenting their children by themselves. Do the kids even realize how lucky they are when things are given to them. I look at the students in my classroom and wonder how different their lives would be if they got to go on just one of the many outings that the Gosselin kids get to go on. So much money and yet so little love.

Rick Garner

May 19th, 2009
12:58 pm

Instead of spreading gossip and hate, you can really help Jon & Kate:


May 25th, 2009
11:12 pm

i agree. Om the season fanalie the kids would go up to kate and simply state “i love you mommy” and she would igonre them or cheesily say thank you honey, give them a kiss, and send them off to play. Also, Aaden got hurt so he went to kate for comfort and all she did was push him away and tell him to get dressed. She has too much on her mind to take care of these kids. i have loved this show so much untill tonight. the first episode of season just broke my heart to see jon and kate fight, and see what they are putting on the kids. it hurts them to see their parents pretending.


May 27th, 2009
10:37 pm

it is very disappointing but all reality shows end or destroy the family, i loved this show when they were real and average people, it has gone way beyond im a normal mom… please.. and i feel for john he is young he has a wife who is never home for him or the kids they said she travels 3 weeks a month, come on she loves it she does not do it for her kids. that is alot for a dad… even if he had a little help as she said. its most sad for the kids but i agree they need a normal life and the series needs to stop. cameras 24/7 is not normal, every luxury is not normal.. at the bday party it was so sad when one of the sextuplets went up to john and said i love you i miss you please dont leave me again. i wonder how they will split the children and proceeds i believe kate will bleed him dry…. will he and the kids ever regain a normal life after this?


June 29th, 2009
12:50 pm

I’ve watched this show from the beginning and stopped last season. My solution…take all the monies earned put it in trust funds for the 8 kids that the parents can’t touch with healthy minded individuals who only think about whats best for the kids. See what happens then………