September 30, 2009

Tomorrow: Exclusive Interview with Jon Gosselin

Posted: 12:38 PM ET

art_jon_gosselinTomorrow on Larry King Live - Jon Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8. He'll set the record straight on whether he really wants a divorce from Kate, rumored affairs with the kids' nanny and what's next for the single Dad.

PLUS - why is the show about to be renamed Kate Plus 8?!? That's tomorrow night - ONLY on Larry King Live!

And we want to hear from you:

What do you want Larry to ask Jon Gosselin?

Filed under: Jon & Kate Gosselin • Larry King Live

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Alex G   September 30th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

Kate Gosselin does not care about those poor kids. All she wants is attention.

alex lyrics   September 30th, 2009 1:44 pm ET

I am sure he saw something in her that most people have not.

alex lyrics   September 30th, 2009 1:50 pm ET

I can't wait for reality TV to fade away, along with them.

My god don't we have more important things going on to be consumed with?

like war

like the economy?

sense when did pushing out 8 kids become a platform for celebrity?

Sylvie Jinchereau   September 30th, 2009 2:17 pm ET

A bunch of lies we gonna hear. Poor kids, being brought by 2 people only in this for the money. Why bother interviewing them when we already know the answers. Didn't think Mr. King would do this.

CherCher   September 30th, 2009 2:39 pm ET

After 10 years of marriage and 8 kids you want to abandon your family for the single life?

Tanya   September 30th, 2009 2:42 pm ET


"If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be"?

angela   September 30th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

i suppose its not easy raising 8 kids with only one salary!!!!

ckelly   September 30th, 2009 3:01 pm ET

I don’t care.I watched the show until all this nonsense started. I almost didn't comment because I don't want to give more energy to the circus. I won't be watching the show-

Kate is all about the money and the fame (although she says she is doing it for the kids) Yes, she needs a job but what does that have to do with being verbally abusive, controlling and selfish? If she was less controlling maybe the show would have worked-maybe their marriage would have worked.

Jon-as much as your life was pretty scripted for you-IT WAS YOUR LIFE!!

The way you are behaving now as “a single guy” in the public eye-is pathetic-your 15 minutes will soon be up and then what?

The two of you have 8 beautiful children who are in every way at a disadvantage due to the number of children and the closeness of their ages -you add two selfish and narcissistic parents; a demanding and intrusive show ; 24 hour paparazzi and a very public divorce. HOW ARE EITHER OF YOU THINKING ABOUT THOSE KIDS??

You think “they are fine” because you don’t see the damage now. You are so focused on EVERYTHING ELSE BUT the kids. How is it even remotely possible they are fine?


marianne   September 30th, 2009 3:18 pm ET

Dear Jon, I think if your relashionship was rocky to begin with, you both should have thought about all those children. They are the ones that are going to be disturbed through you and kate's problems. It sounds like to me all you too were in for was the money and popularity!!! Shame on the both of you. I sincerely feel for all those children.

marianne eskew

dak   September 30th, 2009 3:19 pm ET

what I want to know – the same thing you asked Kate when she was on your show. How could you renew your wedding vows with all your children involved and a few months later split up? What effect will that have on your 8 kids relationships in their future.

Rachel   September 30th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

Why didn't you ever stand up to kate? I mean I know on the show you always fought back when she became short with you, but why didn't you ever just say, that you weren't going to tolerate her actions anymore. I also think I heard that she wouldn't allow you or your children to visit your family...why did you allow that?

Charlene   September 30th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

I want to know why he would jump in to a relationship so fast after kate kicked him out

Dawn Wirth   September 30th, 2009 4:01 pm ET

If Jon was to do it all over again, would he of married Kate?

Tessa   September 30th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

Kate Gosselin is in for the money and fame! If she was doing the show because she needed a job to support her 8 kids, Kate can go back to being a nurse. A nurse makes excellent money and am sure she and the kids can survive!

Connie ~ IL   September 30th, 2009 4:52 pm ET

When is he going to grow up and be accountable?

Dee   September 30th, 2009 8:07 pm ET

I am puzzled why this couple and their children are still on the televison. This was one of my favourite shows to watch next to Larry King. I loved to watch the children and I am sure the entire world enjoyed them growing up. When your children are grown and see this what will they think? The new shows seem to focus on Kate it seems and not the children, She is a glamour queen and I can't help but wonder the way she presents herself vocally is somewhat an act!! When Jon speaks it seems more real!

Dodie ~ California   September 30th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

Kate is a narcissistic "B" She does not care about the kids, she wants the money and fame. ((( IT IS ALL ABOUT KATE )))

Jon, you also need to be accountable along with Kate for all those children! Why on earth did you have more children than you can handle!

Children from that large of family usually end up feeling abandoned because there is NEVER enough time for each child to have QUALITY time with their parents With Kate going around the country with her book signing and involved with the TV series, I would not be surprised that many of the children will have a love/hate relationship with her and you.

You just wait until they are Teens.... Both of you will pay the price then. You have NO idea what you are in for!!!

Terrie   September 30th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

Dodie of California–I agree with you and just listening to Kate Gosslin few weeks ago on Larry King struck me that she is nothing but a control freak and extremely self centered woman who only thought about herself , money, fame, and her celebrity status. During the very early stages of the show, I remembered seeing Kate as a plain pregnant brunette housewife wearing non expensive maternity clothes and now she did an overhaul job on herself and her appearance. Kate dyed her hair blonde with that weird spiked hairdo, wearing expensive clothes, and totally concentrated on herself only. I didn't care for her nasty attitude when she belittled Jon on their reality show...just imagine how she was like behind close doors with Jon and the adorable munchkins!!! No decent man will put up with her!

I truly feel so sorry for the little adorable ones because they are in the middle of this mess and appear to be confused, lost, and torn about what is going with their parents! I guarantee you with all these shenanigans, it will have an emotional impact later on with these children!

CJC   September 30th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Who in the world cares about this guy or his family! Once again Larry, how about something "newsworthy!" That's what CNN used to be committed to – news!

martha   September 30th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Larry: Please ask Jon just what is the truth about why he trashed his image. Jon clearly was the care giver to the 8 children; his wife had 'help" with everything from cooking to cleaning. Jon was always shown being Mr.Mom and all of America had his best interests at heart. Then it has been a 320 degree turn around. Jon and his mouth and actions totally erased the public good feelings toward him. I would like to hear from Jon just what was he thinking.??

Julie   September 30th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Did the two of you consider marriage counseling? Jon, when dating the other women, did you take in to consideration, how your actions would affect your children, especially your 5 daughters?

Cindy   September 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry ask Jon right up front if this isn't all a publicity stunt so he can keep making the big bucks. You just don't trash talk your wife for the whole Nation to hear and then parade around for months with all kinds of skanky women. Is Jon more afraid of losing his bachelor lifestyle or and no way would I ever believe he loves Kate. He cheated on her BEFORE the separation and once a cheater always a cheater. Jon is nothing but a douch bag and Kate and the children are better off without the lazy bum.

Terrie you sure don't have the same perception of that interview on Larry King as many of us did. Your version is so twisted and so opiniated and hateful it sounds as if you are one of Jon's ladies. Haven't you ever thought that the Jon your saw on the original show wasn't the Jon in real life and that just maybe for the past few months only now is the real Jon been shown? He blames Kate for everything and takes no responsibility. This latest move is strictly a PR move and don't kid yourselves.

Brenda   September 30th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Let us move twenty years into the future and take a look at Jon and Kate's children. Everyone everywhere will always know who they are and that will be hard all on its own merit.
All of us who have grown children know that each and every child is a unique individual and even though the same circumstances of their childhood will be experienced by all the siblings in the Gosselin family, not all the children will handle the problems the same way.
Some of the children will become Kate and have Kate's issues. Some of the children will become Jon and have Jon's issues. That will be their way of "handling life" just as their parents did. This, in and of it's self , will be a great burden for Jon and Kate, after all, having one's own mistakes thrown back into one's face by one's children is no fun.
But the children to worry about are the ones who will distort the distortions into family misery, personal misery and personal anger. Jon and Kate will have a lot to think about and answer for. They won't be able to say "she said/he said" because they have eight little witnesses. And however these children's lives turn out will be due to the childhoods they live.
Now, I would ask Kate – Are you really being the mother you need to be? What are you teaching your daughters about being a mother ?
And Jon – What are you teaching your children about how they are to treat their wives/husbands, about loving and standing by family? What are you teaching your sons about being a dad?
Are you selfish in your life with your family that you chose to start? This crazy life that is YOUR life – What will it look like in twenty years?

Cindy   September 30th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

Julie Kate did in fact want marriage counseling but as usual he blames and lies that Kate refused to go. Not the truth. It was Jon who refused to go. Jon has blamed Kate for EVERYTHING gone wrong in HIS life but now suddenly he wants to take the blame? Sorry I don't buy it. He is afraid of losing his fame and most of all the money and women. Remember he stated himself he hates Kate and only loves Hailey and now he wants to stop the divorce? Jon wants a whole lot more and it isn't about Kate or his children and this publicity stunt is a means to get to his real agenda. Kate would be a darn fool to take the bum back.

Dan   September 30th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Ask Jon why he didn't accept your open invitation weeks ago Larry. Now suddenly he is going on charity events and trying to play the nice guy. Come on what he is up to is so obvious and it is only about the money and the fame. What happened to this great love of his life Hailey?

Brenda   September 30th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

Well, Jon's turn -about -face today only confirms that he is a STINKER! Jon just wants his own way. Has anyone stopped to wonder how Kate came to nag and nag to get Jon's help at home?
Just as we could see that Kate was always telling Jon what to do, its just as easy to see that Jon was not on board with being a father. His style of parenting is not much parenting at all. Kate has impressed me from the beginning as being very organized. Organized people don't tolerate LAZY people very well. Jon just wanted it to be easy and there is nothing easy about raising a house full of children.
In America some people have no clue how hard it is to raise children and by the time they find out how hard it is –well, its too late! They are the parents that just walk out! Jon's meal ticket is about to end and that is why the New Jon!

Terry, TX   September 30th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

He needs to go get a real job.....

tamtam   October 1st, 2009 12:23 am ET

Jon went on national TV giving his side of the story- expressing his "despise" for Kate (like that has no negative affect on the kids). Kate remains silent because she's knows that by doing so has an even greater impact on Jon's self-destructive image. What a mess!
So don't let these two fool you, one is no better than the other!
O well, I guess it makes for good TV!
*shakes head*

Jorja Roderick   October 1st, 2009 12:55 am ET

I would like to ask John if how he has been behaving is his version of a loving, responsible parent and husband. I watched the show a few times and I saw Kate being upset as John's attitude seemed to be that his mere presence should be enough. I would have been upset with him, too. It seemed to me that he just was not really connected to his family and didn't want to be there. I feel he is acting like a spoiled brat, only thinking about what he wants, instead of putting his family first. It's ok with me that he has been kicked off the show. I hope he will grow up and become a responsible adult.

Susan62509   October 1st, 2009 2:31 am ET


Please ask Jon if he will file for spousal support from Kate.

To Jon: Is there anyway you can stop introducing all your ladies to your children? This creates a lot of confusion for the kids. It's not healthy for them.

Kim   October 1st, 2009 2:49 am ET

BRENDA, Thank You! Common sense and a person that can think for themself still exists. Too quote some of Brenda's comments I've put the most important in quotations.

"Well, Jon’s turn -about -face today only confirms that he is a STINKER! Jon just wants his own way. Has anyone stopped to wonder how Kate came to nag and nag to get Jon’s help at home?"
"In America some people have no clue how hard it is to raise children and by the time they find out how hard it is –well, its too late! They are the parents that just walk out! Jon’s meal ticket is about to end and that is why the New Jon"

Everything you said Brenda is right on target and you are ruling by common sense instead of emotion and what the rag magazines say. It is hard to raise children and there is no doubt and even Jon admitted that on many occasions that without organization and sticking to the schedule all hell can break loose when trying to raise such a large family. I just think Jon got tired of all the work and being tied down so much but he should have thought about that before ever having children. I suspect and this is only a guess but Jon is trying to clean up his image because he wants to go after custody of the two oldest girls. He has pretty much made it clear that he only wants to spend quality time with them either together or separate but he is so obviously irritated when he has to deal with the six younger ones. They are just too much work for him but a father is suppose to love ALL his children and honestly I just haven't seen that from Jon on the show but he is happy spending time with the older girls. Jon even stated on the show he is tired of wiping the butts of the younger ones.
Sorry Jon but these children should not be separated and I pray for the children's sake you don't try to go after custody of just the children you want to be bothered with. No matter what happens with Kate and Jon none of the children should ever live apart from each other permanently.
Or maybe it's about the money and he sees the dollar bills flying out the window since his income will be drastically reduced. Who knows but I don't doubt there is an agenda to what he is doing and it's extremely suspect.

His previous lawyer got very upset with Jon about something and wanted out and now suddenly this new one seems to be trying to help Jon repair his reputation but my question is there must have been something about Jon that his original lawyer either hated or was disgusted by so he bailed out and told Jon he didn't want to represent him any longer because maybe that guy had ethics. Maybe this new lawher will play ball the way Jon wants him to play the game and he has been hired to help Jon meet whatever agenda Jon is up to. There is no way I will believe that literally overnight Jon has "seen the light". Somethings fishy and smelling pretty rotten.

als   October 1st, 2009 6:59 am ET

I would like to ask John why they never had family members come over. John has a mother and brothers & cousins. I think Kate is mean and she is the root of all the mess that happened. John had to go out of the marriage this woman is a monster. She wants to be famous and John did not.. She abused this man rather the public wants to believe this or not.

kaloni   October 1st, 2009 8:49 am ET

Ask him if he can go to court and get his children off tv and put a stop to this show? It's fine if Kate wants to continue doing a show but he needs to get his children off TV!!!!!!!! Also what happened to their close friend Beth Carson that the children seemed to love?I think this show has ruined his family because you don't see the other families like the Dilleys seperating or getting money from TV to help raise their children! He needs to have more control over his children than money hungry Kate........

Beth   October 1st, 2009 10:00 am ET

I think Kate does love those kids dearly....perhaps a poor choice to be able to financially support all of them by putting their life on display for all to see....but she does love them. Jon .....who knows...I use to feel sorry for him but not anymore. What an irresponsible jerk....these kids are watching and taking in everything he does and running around with multiple young women- sure doesn't send a message I would want my kids to see! Ok maybe he had a right to walk out on the marriage...who really knows...but then act like an adult...take time to heal from a broken relationship....focus on getting your kids through the ordeal before being selfish and thinking only of himself and wanting the "single" life. Should have thought about that before getting married in the first place and having a family!!!!! We all have times where we feel stressed with family and marriage....but thank goodness some of us continue working on it.

Heidi, Omaha,Ne.   October 1st, 2009 10:17 am ET

I think that Jon and Kate need some privacy and should consider quitting the show alltogether for the kids and work on mending their marriage. All out of the public eye.Fame and fortune don't last long, but a family is forever!

Stacy   October 1st, 2009 10:33 am ET

Does he want th ekids.Why doesn't he spend that much time with his kids?

Stacy   October 1st, 2009 10:35 am ET

Does he even want the kids? Or to even spend enough time with them

Sandi   October 1st, 2009 11:56 am ET

Q : Jon, I watched a marathon of Jon and Kate Plus 8 one day and noticed in the intro, how you say "But I didn't think we'd have this many" and just the tone of your voice, is this when you started to feel the way you do towards Kate? I mean I've heard you say that you were content with just the twins and it was Kate that kind of got her way, when the dicision was made to return to the fertility clinic? and how are the kids REALLY copeing with the seperation/divorce?

Kim   October 1st, 2009 12:38 pm ET

Well now we know what it's all about. It wasn't about trying to have a decent communication level with Kate and most certainly not about his children. It was what everyone suspected, MONEY! Jon stops the divorce so now today he can file suit for TLC to stop taping the show without him in it. He is just afraid he might have to get a real job and of course he knows once the big money is gone and of course those women will run in the opposite direction real fast once he stops making such a huge paycheck. This divorce stop was to give him the time to stop production and get his big fat paycheck back. NOW will you people see why Kate was so mad at Jon all the time. He WAS a different personna in front of the cameras on the show and what we all have been seeing for months is the REAL Jon Kate had to put up with. OMG go away Jon.

Cindy   October 1st, 2009 7:00 pm ET

Larry now that Jon's latest excuse is that he is stopping production of the show for the sake of his children then please ask him about the statement he made just a short time ago which went like this.

"But as reported exclusively, Jon went on video at the end of the summer saying it was “ridiculous” to think his kids didn’t love filming the show!"

Ask Jon about this sudden turn around ONLY since TLC reduced his roll on the show. TLC apparently feels he is not setting a good example for the network which is suppose to be family orientated and that's why they wanted his role reduced.

Melissa   October 1st, 2009 7:24 pm ET

All I want to know is this: Did Kate trick/pity you into having the sextuplets? Because the fertility treatments and timing of everything seems awfully suspicious. In my opinion, I think she's had this all planned out for a very long time....after all, she idoloized and was consumed with the McCaughey family, correct?? Thanks, and GO JON! Please get the cameras out of those innocent childrens' lives. Kate acts as if doing the show or going on welfare are her only two options! She's a narcissist, bottom line!

Cindy   October 1st, 2009 8:16 pm ET

Larry can you ask Jon why he is shopping today in LA for a large home? Ask him please if he thinks he has already beaten TLC. He told reporters he needs a large home to film his Divorced Dads show and needs one large enough for the children when they appear on his reality show.

Judy   October 1st, 2009 8:39 pm ET

what's going on here, folks?

This entire family needs 'SuperNanny" for the adults.

This is real life... Not a trial run....

I have better things to do than watch this drama.

Yes, let us get back to 'real news' Where are the
reporters ...... showing aid being delivered to storm struck
Let's see some good news for once.

Laurie   October 1st, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Jon how are you planning to support your family without TLC ?

Marie Thomas   October 1st, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Jon should try and sue TLC for defamation of charactor in all those horrible episodes where she treated him like a dog!! What about all those times? Kate made way more mistakes than Jon did........It is obvious the kids are not happy in the later episodes. Kate only sees money and fame......Pull the plug now! Good job Jon.....

Betty Smith   October 1st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

How does he plan to support his kids

Elaine - mother of 2   October 1st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Jon on an interview with ABC you stated that you loved Hailey more than you ever loved Kate. Having said that, how can you have any expectation now that Kate would want to talk to you ( the mother of your 8 children)? And how do you think your children will fell when they learned you said this about their mother?

Peter Grill   October 1st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I don't get it ,First did Jon for the last 4 good years set up a trust fund for his kids,any simple accountant would have sugested this each year.

Is Jon supporting his kids and kate financialy now?

Donna Ferrell   October 1st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I just think jon needs to swallow his pride and admit his mistakes and try to get along with Kate for the sake of his own precious children and the used to be love of his life. These flings were just someone wanting attenion . Kate has never said anytthing bad about Jon although shes had many reasons too.

Scott Faulkner   October 1st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Im not sold on Johns acting job 2nite. If anybody is really listening to him, he's lied live on your show and contradicted himself several times. If TLC stopped their move to go solely to Kate, he would be on the show tomorrow. This is a case of "if i cant be famous , you can't be". Its really sad cause I dont see an ounce of sincerity. Johns lawyer keeps talking about them sitting down to talk to each other. I ask for what? He has obviously betrayed her trust. They know this. Its a nice ploy to try and keep the ball in their court, but i thnk he is just foolish.

Brandi   October 1st, 2009 9:52 pm ET


How does Jon Gosselin plan to support the children if the show does cease to exist? He is unemployed and even if Kate does go back to nursing she will not be able to support a family of nine. What is his back up plan?

Christina   October 1st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Jon I am entirely on your side because I use to be Kate so I know exactly what he's going through because, I also treated my ex-husband,as Jon got treated and like Jon I lost him, mine was for the best. So I know exactly how Jon feels so humiliated being humiliated in front of millions on viewers every week by Kate. He could never do anything right according to her, now it seems like on her show she wishes Jon was there to help him with the kids, well she should of thought of that while she was humiliating him. Jon you would think I would be on her side like a lot of people are because I was her, but I'm not, I'm on your side completely, I also stand beside you 100% and yes we all make mistakes so don't feel bad, Kate made all her mistakes by the way she treated you and she even admitted it on the show, so why should it be different for you. She just wants to be the victim but in all actuality you were from the beginning.
I am here to continue my support for you, let me know if there's anything I could do to help.

Deb in Virginia   October 1st, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I am so over this show and Jon & Kate. The real issue here is all about selfishness and the bucks. I'd like to ask Jon how he intends to support, clothe, feed, educate 8 kids when he does not have a job? Unless he is depending on his "star status", I do not see how is plans to do this.
The bottom line is I work all week ( 40-50 hrs) and worry about keeping a job in these economic times, health insurance, and bills. I have never once seen him with these worries. At first, I sided with him, but the past few months have shown he is really narcisstic and only after what is best for Jon. Perhaps they both need to lose custody of these kids. Not really sure either of them are fit parents at this time.

So Jon, how do you plan on being a father and get a real job and take care of tem? Child support is hefty for 8 kids, unless you are another gold digger and want to postpone the divorce to get money. That's my opinion.
Shame on both of you for using your kids like that, and taking money and not preparing for their future. That sir, is not the "Christian-like" thing to do.

Your time of "fame" will end and then what???

hi   October 2nd, 2009 12:40 am ET

Those poor kids.

Jan   October 2nd, 2009 12:40 am ET

Jon wants the show to stop. How will he support his eight children in the way they are acustom ? He keeps saying he has made mistakes. I feel he is making a mistake by taking away what seems to be the olny income he has been apart of. I feel it was right to take him off the shop.

George   October 2nd, 2009 12:42 am ET

Hi Larry:
1} there are many hardworking families striving in this economy to bring up their best. How does it come they are not on your show? Instead some diverted egoistic individuals?
2) Once somebody starts new life, it is no longer about them, but about innocent new live that never asked to come to this planet. So stop this ignorance and start to aproach matter from right angle.

patty   October 2nd, 2009 12:43 am ET

Oh Jon! You want to be a man then stop trying to keep Kate from making a really good income for her and the kids. They look very happy, and well adjusted. I believe you Jon are being bitter because you were ousted from the show, and your'e retaliating against Kate because you don't want her to make the money. Where do you think she will be able to make the money she needs to take care of the kids now and in the future, dummy! Be a man, knock it off.

Sandy   October 2nd, 2009 12:48 am ET

Kate and Jon are not about the money. Thay love their kids. Jon just is in a tailspin !

Sandy   October 2nd, 2009 12:53 am ET

She has been there always for long has she been there Hailey???

Donna   October 2nd, 2009 1:19 am ET

" Family Values" " Best Interest of the Kids " Where is it printed that
the meanings change when the grass isnt as green as Jon first thought it to be. Where were his " Family Values " and " Best Interest "of the kids when he was out partying with differant " girls". He didnt seem the least bit concerned with what Kara and Matie might have to deal with from the kids at school because of his selfishness . Jon has NO clue to the meaning of family value or best interest . He is just a scared "LITTLE"
man , that see's his soon to be ex wife can and will make it without him,
so he's going to try to pull the rug anyway he can out from under her , no matter what the expense is . With no best interest of the children in mind what so ever .

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