October 2, 2009

In case you missed it...Jon: "I want to be friends with Kate"

Posted: 01:21 AM ET


Filed under: Jon & Kate Gosselin • Larry King Live

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Bunnyrabbit   October 2nd, 2009 4:19 am ET

i hope they will be friends...i felt bad for their kids..

SOOTHE   October 2nd, 2009 5:46 am ET

I hope Larry was wearing hipwaders for what Jon and his lawyer
were shovelling. He had the exact kind of lawyer you would expect
that sleeze to have, one who crawled out from under the same
rock that he did. I wonder how Jon plans to pay his lawyer and
the agent who happens to be the lawyer's brother, without a
paycheck from TLC. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you and
your kids and kept you off of handouts and welfare.

rcdroopy   October 2nd, 2009 5:57 am ET

I only ask why so many commercial breaks on the show??
It makes it boring to watch!!

Michael   October 2nd, 2009 6:03 am ET

I wish I had a father like Jon. Go Jon

Darlene   October 2nd, 2009 6:30 am ET

This is just another way Jon wants the public to feel sorry for him. I DONT!!!! He is such a baby. At least these kids will have enough for college if they continue with Kate. Sending eight kids through colloge is not going to be cheap. I barely survived one. Jon is a cheater and once a cheater always a cheater. Its all about him. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kathy billings   October 2nd, 2009 9:10 am ET

EPIPHANY? he saw the $$$$$$ leaving and he had to find away to s@#$w over kate AND his kids yet again! his children look fine. if there is a problem take it to the mediator! oopps thats right, he not doing that whole process either! jon needs to grow up! kate has never said she was perfect only doing what she thought was right for her kids!

Tammy   October 2nd, 2009 9:24 am ET

O...M....G! Jon and his LOSER attorney are GRASPING at straws. Jon is SO full of himself, it isn't even funny. His attorney has GOT to be somebody he found standing on a corner with a cardboard sign saying "will work for publicity". I was stunned listening to Jon scramble to be the "good guy". Give me a break! I can't stand him!! Epiphany......ya right! I have an epiphany for him right here.......Jon, you're a LOSER, a dead beat, and a pathetic human being who is doing nothing more than making a complete *$# of yourself. Do us all a favor and dissappear! Leave Kate and HER children alone and move on with your loser existance.

lori   October 2nd, 2009 9:28 am ET

He says he has not spoken to Kate in over 3 weeks, uh could that be because he said he despises that woman and can not sit on the same couch with her? Doh what an idiot! He just wants out of that TLC contract so bad, he will do anything to do it, even mess up his kids future welfare while he does it!
I am sure he cares about his kids, but right now he is caring much more about that show with Lohans dad and not being able to do it while under contract with TLC!

mary u from ohio   October 2nd, 2009 10:01 am ET

I'm glad Jon stopped the show.. Kate cares about Kate... the way she treated Jon on the Show.... that is what lead up to the divorce....Kate needs to think about the Kids and raise them

Rochelle   October 2nd, 2009 10:03 am ET

I always thought of Jon as a remarkable, hands-on father to his eight children. The only things I saw Kate do was to make breakfast and make sandwiches. Jon did everything, from bathing the children, washing and conditioning the three younger girl's hair, dressing them, putting the kids
in their car seats, removing them from their car seats and taking them in the house individually. Jon did everything! Kate, as Mady said, is the Queen Bee. Not only that, she always criticized Jon most of the time. Who else would put up with her. Her verbal skills are not so great as she thinks. When she slapped him, it was hard. After watching the first two shows, I knew I didn't like the way she treated her husband. I know she misses him, because he was the one doing it all for her.

Geri Sink   October 2nd, 2009 10:06 am ET

I really think there is something wrong with our society when we dwell on something like this, and consider it newsworthy. Let's talk about our enviroment and how it is going down the tubes, that would be an issue to dwell on instead of this nonsense.

Lisa   October 2nd, 2009 10:13 am ET

Oh my goodness!! Jon is a douchebag for fighting to keep his kids off of television?? Are you kidding me? The guy got married in his 20's had twins in his 20's, and then had sextuplets all before he turned 30 I believe. He was married to a woman who didn't respect him, treated him as if he was one of the children (as evidenced on their shows), even went so far as to slap him in the face a few times (also on the show) and he is supposed to be jealous of her??? Give me a break. I can certainly understand the downward tailspin you go into when going through a divorce...been there, done that! However, I think he is finally getting his head on straight and stepping up to the plate to insure the best interests of his children. I don't think Kate is a bad mother, however, I do think that she is blinded by fame and money. Go Jon go!! Proud of you and support you 100%!

Ellen   October 2nd, 2009 10:23 am ET

Wow, all you people spewing such venom about Jon! I have not been happy about his actions following the announcement of their divorce but come on where is all the publicity about Kate's whereabouts. Sure, she supposedly is not out whoring around, no, instead she is out peddling her books and doing her speaking engagements....oh what a wonderful mother she is. Bottom line is neither Jon nor Kate is home with the children (unless they are being filmed and Kate can get her mug on camera).Neither of these people can be called stellar parents but at least Jon has come forward and finally admitted that doing the show is probably not good for the children. I hope when they finally end this madness they wean the kids slowly from the tv crew since those folks have been the kids "family" since the show started. Hate to see them lose that too. Count me as on "Team Kids". It isn't about Jon or Kate anymore.

kathyj   October 2nd, 2009 10:32 am ET

Jon is such a lying jerk! How can any sane person think that he is telling the truth! All he wants is money and publicity!!!! I feel really sorry for their kids........they are so cute.

pam   October 2nd, 2009 10:49 am ET

WOW – someone here just said Kate has class! Did anyone see the pictures of her getting out of the limo when taking the twins to dinner? Looks like a Philly Hooker. Big @@"s hanging out, way too short skirt for her horse legs and hooker shoes. That is class? I do have to admit she is getting her money's worth with her "new girls". They are always on display for all to see.

kad   October 2nd, 2009 10:49 am ET

I could go on and and on about this. First Jon said last season he wanted this to stop period. So this isnt new. The fact is these lame Cable networks are using people to make tons of money with these reality shows. The cost is minimul with no scripts and filming in peoples homes. I don't watch the show anymore but in last years season Kate herself said they were filming 3-4 days a week, it wasnt until the Pennsylvannia board got involved that they all started saying it was only a few hours a day which happens to fall in the child labor guide lines. This is not healthy for the kids. First kids adapt to thier surrounding so it may appear they were fine. If these chidren do not get off this show they will have deep issues, not having an identity which is formed in these years. They will not know what was real and what wasnt. TLC got a hold of 2 very niave people and ran with it. Everyone is running with "Jons behavior" he didn't do anything illegal and the tabloids make it look worse. I'm sure anything he did was a result of the nightmare effect this has had on him. HE NEEDS TO STOP APOGLOGIZING. I'm sure their may be some other motives but the clear point is that these children need to have a normal live. Kate is blinded by all this and she will have an epipainy one day too. I believe this same thing happened to Jon Bon Jovi in the 80's were the company who "owned" him used him like a slave. He got smart. Does anyone not wonder why actors wind up on drugs and with so many problems, It not healthy. This thing aint over and will get alot worse til it gets better. Its so sad to me that it was a miracle that these six little angels were all born physically healthy and they have been damaged by this nightmare. Divorce is bad enough for kids. TLC has pretended to care about the family by giving them what a six week off time. They were still filming through most of it. They have obligations to there advertsers. I say let it blow up in there face, you cant mess with the laws fo life and win.

Heidi Dumke   October 2nd, 2009 10:58 am ET

I really like the show, but it seems since Jon got fired he is being a real jerk off. If he was so concerned about being a good dad to his children and looking out for their best interest, why on earth would you go playboying around?? He is just pissed because he got fired and has to take it out on somebody. He wouldn't have the luxurious life he has if it wasn't for this show, all the freebies he has accumulated over the last few years....give me a break! I never like the fact that Kate would belittle him on tv, but you know what he deserves it now!!!! I can read people without even knowing them, and he is just being a pain in the ass! GO TEAM KATE!!!!! I hope that America sees how big of a jerk Jon ireally is.

Lisa Stoll   October 2nd, 2009 11:17 am ET

I am completely disgusted with Jon after last night's show. He and his slimy lawyer sounded like broken records, with Jon repeating his standard line "I made mistakes and I'm sorry" and the lawyer spouting "family values"! Let's examine this - Jon, who's been loitering around with multiple women lately, spending the money his family made on trips, clothes, apartments, cars, and jewelry for himself and his girlfriend is trying to suddenly say that he's all about family values? In the same show he admitted to being too drunk to drive himself home from a club at 2 am? Sure, I believe that.

This is just another ploy of his and his weak, incompetent defense team to try to get more money for himself. He's pathetic. I used to admire him because in the "old" show he would definitely put his kids and his wife first. Now, it's all about Jon. He wants out of his TLC contract because of the exclusivity clause! He wants to be free to sign contacts for clothing lines, etc. so that he can put more money in his pocket.

While Kate may have MANY faults, I really believe she keeps the show going because she wants to ensure her kids a future where they don't have to worry about money. Can you imagine sending all these kids to college at the same time?

Let’s not forget his lawyer’s claims that they should be able to sit down and just talk, without lawyers and the court system! If they had been able to do that it would never have gotten this far in the first place! They need to court to mesh out the mess that’s been made and to do so fairly.

Jon, let it go. Spend time with your kids. Enjoy their childhood and make sure that they remember it fondly. If you keep this media frenzy going you are going to eventually lose the respect of your children. Not to mention the viewing public!

Donna   October 2nd, 2009 11:26 am ET

After watching the Larry King last night I am so glad that Jon is off the show. I will continue to watch Kate plus 8 . I am glad that Kate is thinking about saving for the kids future while Jon is only thinking about himself and taking these trips with his girlfriends and not the kids. I am glad for the kids sake that they have Kate and the support of TLC since Jon is not being father of the year at this time.

Buffy   October 2nd, 2009 11:31 am ET

Jon, stop making all of these nonsense comments and FOCUS on your kids. Start thinking on how YOU will support your kids. You haven't had a true job in years. Stop flinging dirt at your wife, and sail off into the sunset with your girlfriend. There are more important things going on in the world than JON!!

Eve   October 2nd, 2009 11:56 am ET

Regardless of whether you believe John Gosselin, the kids should be off the show. They have been used by both parents and the network long enough.
Kate can make her own money. John can make his own.
The point is that he is right. Doesn't matter how he got to that conclusion.

Cole   October 2nd, 2009 11:58 am ET

Jon, I liked you more than Kate. But now we all know you and Kate are the same. You belong to each other. All you care about is money! You don't care about your kids. You had no problem exploiting your kids for your new homes, new cars, new clothes, etc. All this time you have been a baby complaining about the media and the tabloids. Well, you should have enjoyed all that attention then. Now you're out of job, out of money, you suddenly had an epipheny that your kids are being exploited? I bet you did not save any money either and now you're broke. Couldn't you have hire a more distinguished looking lawyer? I mean, come on.
If you really want to help your situation, you need to stop coming in front of the camera and making yourself look like an idiot. All you do is contradict yourself. You said for all these four years that your kids were not being exploited and that they enjoy being filmed. What a liar! You'll say anthing for money about your kids. Now you're out of money, you're exploiting the children again by using them like objects. "I'm their dad and I don't want them filmed anymore!" You just see your kids as objects, not humans.
Yes you're the father so you think you can use and abuse your kids anyway you want. Jon, you disgust me!

Fred, San Antonio   October 2nd, 2009 12:04 pm ET

i was on jons side the whole time up until last night. from one day to the next he thought the show was great now its hurting his kids. come on man! dude u have an education just go back to what u were doing and let kate make money for the kids.

Nadine   October 2nd, 2009 12:22 pm ET

Jon is one of the biggest whiners I have ever heard. If I hear one more time how he lost his 20s to 8 children (I absolutely cannot stand hearing him say "bye, bye 20s"), I think I'll lose it! I'm not even 30 yet, and have had to deal with my husband's kidney transplant, 2 children diagnosed with kidney disease and my son diagnosed with autism. Everyone has a cross to bear, but be glad you have 8 healthy children and came out on the other side! Kate is much more mature and handling losing her 20's much better than him.

Suz   October 2nd, 2009 12:23 pm ET

I never get this involved in things like this but I have such strong, passionate feelings on the subject of Jon Gosselin.

Jon's actions speak louder than the bull he was shoveling last night. If he really wanted to get out of the public eye why would he do this on Larry King (as his lawyer supposedly announced prior to TLC to "cause him to be fired") someone who doesn't seek publicity would be using the privacy of the courts & not caring about what the public thinks. There is no way he is telling the truth – his concern is the money. He is only worried about keeping the playboy lifestyle that the show allows him to have. To rely on the salary of a computer programmer to support himself (let alone his family) would force them into bankruptcy & they would lose everything. The logic of this seems to be fueled by the new lawyer & his young "soul mate".

If he truly cared about his kids he would have gotten a house/apartment nearby & not in a plush section of NYC. He now thinks he is a "jet setter" and attends fashion week, travels to Europe, etc. His new lawyer is an ambulance chaser who seems to be in this for the fame & publicity. Repeating the "court of public opinion" which is irrelevant to the legal dispute. I wish for the sake of the children that he truly cared about their welfare but unfortunately this is just another ploy by a man having an early middle age crisis. It's not about you Jon – quit having a pity party for yourself over your lost youth & be the man your children can be proud of. He is an overgrown child & though I don't like the way Kate treated him – I can see that he wasn't a grown-up and partner for her but another child for her to keep in line.

When they implied that he didn't know better when he signed the contracts – to me that showed that he was looking for back money in some way.

It seems his actions have opened the door for the courts to step in & evaluate the best interest of the children. An advocate needs to look at his actions: sift thru all the women, drinking, public comments against this wife & mother of his children, etc. His children are in school so they are exposed to hurtful comments about all the publicity of their family situation. He is just making it worse by taking this to Larry King show. He is in no way putting his children first. It seems to me they are not even on the radar but only a way for him to have the money to keep his "soul mate" interested.

I'm not saying that Kate is innocent in all this but it seems she is trying to continue making a living doing what she has come to love & gives her the most money with max time at home with the kids instead of going back to nursing.

I have watched J&K+8 from the start. The last season it was clear that things were a bit more stressed even before the photos/stories started coming out. I started feeling uncomfortable by all the trips & "stuff" that was being showered on the family not to mention the new house. On one hand they should benefit from their show but on the other they are the parents & should be looking out for the kids balancing the "job" they chose to do and their "real" family life.

Carol   October 2nd, 2009 12:38 pm ET

Kate does the book tours and speaking engagements to support her family she is a working mother. She is working, someone in that family has too. Heck Kate even used to do nursing work just after the sextuplets were born as Jon's job didn't pay enough. Imagine giving birth to 6 kids and 2 small girls at home and still having to get up and work outside the home. She must have been exhausted!!! But she knows 8 kids and college and all the other things it takes to raise kids costs money. Nursing is shiftwork it is hard to get a sitter and nurses don't make enough to pay for a nanny for 8 kids. Even harder when your soon to be ex-husband is out buying expensive cars (that don't even have room for 4 kids let alone 8 – or even one kid) and upscale apartments hours away from the kids. If you loved your kids wouldn't you want to be minutes away instead of hours? What if there is an emergency a loving father would want to be there. Since you don't have a job (you quit to be with your family) it is not like you had to move for your job, why New York for an apartment?

So Jon you say you quit your job to be with your family, or were you fired? If you were fired, KATES custody lawyer could show you have a hard time being gainfully employed, if she were to go for custody of the kids.

Jon stop worrying about TLC and all the women, go get a job with computers where your training is ... lead the normal life you keep saying you so want.

Oh and man up mean quit whinning! So far all you are doing is whinning...

sally Ochoa   October 2nd, 2009 12:45 pm ET

I do hope they finally take that show off the air. Those children need an attorney to protect them (obviously, since the parents can't). Good for Jon, for whatever reason, to demand his children not be on a reality show. Kate, if your only intention is to do the right thing for your children, then you need to quit the show, stop travelling with your bodyguard all over the place, stay home and be a Mother. When exactly did you become a diva and who made you think you are a celebrity. You are so money hungry and it just shows in everything you do. You and Jon really need to get on the same page.

donna wollmuth   October 2nd, 2009 12:53 pm ET

what a crock he is living right now off the money his quote kids made him now he wants to deprive kate of making a living to support the kids where was he earlier when he was enjoyingthe riches it didn't matter than what a immature sleeze he cheated he has no right to tell anyone how to live there lives they both own the property he just want to get even and show what a skum bag he really is and it is obovious
get lost you bum! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy   October 2nd, 2009 12:58 pm ET

JON, JON. You are something. If all you say is true....need communication with Kate, stop filming your kids, then why are you ON CAMERA along with your attorney? Why are you trying your case as he said "in the court of public opinion." If laws were broken, why are you not taking the appropriate court systems? Why is your divorce being tried all over the world, in media, instead in a courtroom in PA.? And who really is hurting your kids? the big bad corporate giant or YOU? You can claim they had you under "house arrest" all you want, but obviously it didn't certainly got out enough to be filmed with every "hotty" blond available. Don't ever say you don't want your kids to know. If that were true, you wouldn't parade about in front of media cameras. When you want stop being photographed, STOP. I see weeks when nobody "finds" you to photograph, and others, when you are everywhere. Can't tell me they don't have advance warning of where you will be—and by whom? YOU! If you want out of show business, they file in court, get out of contracts, and go to private life. NO...don't think that is case as you are too used to all the $$$ you want to spend. You are simply looking for media exposure to line your pockets, an still using your kids to do so. Just from a different angle & show. Could it be that in a real court in front of judges, you will not win....your big settlement you are really seeking from TLC to sustain your high-life style that your kids gave you. VERY SAD JON, very sad, that a grown man could do so much damage to so many people that loved him, and actually hold up his head in public, let alone defend self.

Sue Carroll   October 2nd, 2009 1:46 pm ET

Tell Jon to run spell check before he posts a sign on his gate that the world will see. PENALTY is the correct spelling.

LAF   October 2nd, 2009 2:10 pm ET

Jon Gosselin makes me sick... he is trying to shut down the show production but seems to have forgotten his promiscuous behavior! Sleeping with the babysitter in the room over the garage while it is his turn to watch the kids!!!!! He is now so concerned about his children, when he doesn't even look at his own actions. Please save it all for someone who cares like whoever the 'girl of the week' is...

I do not believe anything he says, he is spinning for his own selfish reasons ... what about the 'divorced dads' club ... is that healthy for your kids, Jon?

What about Kate putting her money into trust for the kids, and you cruising the south of France, Vegas and buying expensive gifts for your girlfriend.

I will support Kate, the show and will now watch it since Jon will not be a part of it... Go Kate, you deserve better !! Jon grow up, get counseling and get over yourself ...

Cindy   October 2nd, 2009 2:11 pm ET

OMG this guy Jon is such an habitual lier. I was astounded at the number of lies he told. Check the idiots phone records and I'm betting he not made a single call or text to Kate in weeks. Then he spends all last week with the production crew and suddenly says he didn't. I could go on and on but what it comes down to is this is a publicity stunt on his part because he knows darn well he doesn't stand a chance to win in the court of law. That's EXACTLY he is trying to make it a public trial because he knows and so does his lawyer that he has a legal leg to stand on. Come on, this guys if he isn't lying once again makes $500,000 a year can't afford a very high priced lawyer who I found hysterical checking his watch completely while adding up the thousands of dollars he is making sitting there with Jon. With high profile lawyers like this piece of junk they literally charge by the minute. Well Jon is going up against a huge network with a huge legal team and Jon knows he doesn't stand a chance in court so that's why he lying his butt off saying this is about the children. Ok Jon then why do you want your children to make appearances on your reality divorced dad's show? Give me a break! Jon signed the contract of his own free will and come to find out he DID have a lawyer advising him about it so honor what you signed just recently but no it's just because you won't be getting as many paychecks. Jon's next reality show appearance THE BIGGEST LOSER!

Cindy   October 2nd, 2009 2:33 pm ET

Next drama with the Kate and Jon saga will be when the police is called because Jon refuses to let Kate have her turn at custody. The contract that Jon and Kate signed after the separation is that whoever has PHYSICAL CUSTODY of the children at the time can stop the filming. Betcha Jon won't let Kate have her turn having the children because she has the right to continue production. Of course Jon will try to prevent Kate from having her turn at custody. So when Jon refuses to let Kate have her turn it's going to have to go to a judge to get Jon to relinquish the kids so Kate can have her agreed time with them. So so far from over.

Jon is trying all this in the court of the public because he knows legally he doesn't have a leg to stand on. That was why he wants to fight Kate and TLC through the media. I bet that if someone checked Jon's phone log there won't be a single text or call made to Kate in weeks. Kate did just state that Jon has NOT tried to reach her himself. That's just what he is saying to the media that he has tried to call her but she won't answer. He is just going to get himself deeper and deeper in doggie doo doo.

Tammy   October 2nd, 2009 2:53 pm ET

To have to depend on "the public" in an ATTEMPT at sympathy is PATHETIC. If he REALLY had his kids best interest at heart, he'd keep his big, lying mouth SHUT and settle this like a man. But, noooooo, lets show the children how much of an IDIOT daddy is!! Quite frankly, I hope he continues on this path of destruction because he just keeps digging him self into a deeper hole, where he belongs. I thoroughly enjoy watching him make a COMPLETE a** of himself. What a loser.

S. Wolfe   October 2nd, 2009 2:55 pm ET

I don't care if Jon is selfishly doing this...the show should be off the's the right thing to do. The family needs to invest the money they've made and find another way to make money like other large families (even with TLC shows) are doing. Stop making money on them. Kate is NOT a good example of a single mom...she has everything paid for by the show...she is not struggling like other single mom...I was inspired when the 2 worked together and weren't expecting TLC to pay for everything. STOP the show...way to go Jon...don't change your mind!

LINS   October 2nd, 2009 3:02 pm ET

Note: Jon said Kate asked him last October (08) for a divorce. This collaborates with comments her (Kate's) brother and sister in law made. This also goes along with the fact that Kate, at the time was on the road, and had been for two years...prompting her books.


She ditched him first and then had it look like he was the bad guy, I think this resulted in the $22,000 he said he spent on counseling last year. Isn't it funny he's now dating, with her parents support .....the daughter of Kate's former plastic surgeon.....mybe the surgeon feels bad for creating such a monster!!!!!!!!!1111

Deborah   October 2nd, 2009 3:12 pm ET

If Jon truly feels the publicity of the show and divorce is damaging the children, then why is it he and his lawyer have decided to ignore legal procedures and repeatedly insist on having the case heard in the "Court of Public Opinion" through the media??

Doesn't that bring even more strain and pressure into his relationship with his family? Wouldn't private legal proceedings be the choice of a parent who is truly holding the best interests of his children as a priority?

Like my father always told me - turn off the volume and look at the actions, then you'll see the true picture. In other words - actions speak louder than words. And Jon, your actions are telling a very different story then your words.

Kara Scheffer   October 2nd, 2009 3:14 pm ET

I watched your show with Jon Gosselin last night, and I am so glad that you televised this show and that Jon has finally taken a stand to protect his children. As a mother of three, I agree completely that those children should not be going through their parents divorce publicly on TV. I think it is just unforgivable to subject them to the public display considering the gossip hungry media anyway. This is the first action I have seen taken that is truly in the best interest of the kids and I agree with Jon completely that they need to get out of the public eye, and live their lives.

Bonnie   October 2nd, 2009 3:33 pm ET

I watched the show a lot when the kids where younger and thought that Kate would burn herself out like a lot of Mom's because Jon only did something when he was asked. And grudgingly.
The shows of him playing in the snow like he was the kid made me turn it off and the last few times I have watched the show when he was in it, he wasn't anybody I would want around my kids.
He wasn't a bit of fun to see with the kids, unlike Kate. She seems to have a real good time with them and they with her.
They sure laugh a lot more now that Jon isn't around as much.
He just decided that he was too young to be a father and wanted to have more fun himself. That's called selfish!!
Hope he doesn't have more kids with anyone else, they will soon see that side of him.
I think Kate is a good, fun mother who must be a brilliant business woman to boot. The kids will thank God for her when they grow up.
Except for Maddy, she's a spoiler like Jon.

alex lyics   October 2nd, 2009 3:53 pm ET


that interview was pathetic, he clearly just wants money.

He will sell the wife and kids away for the money.

what a terrible liar

Renee   October 2nd, 2009 5:10 pm ET

I have been a loyal viewer of this show for some time now, and use to really enjoy watching Jon and Kate be involved with activities with all the kids. Jon was a hands on Dad, and did help alot with the kids and yes, Kate did get stressed and yell at Jon or belittle him at times. But, Kate does do alot in taking care of the home, the kids, and Jon. She does most of the cleaning, organizing, cooking, grocery shopping, laundry, packing and organizing for everyone when they are fortunate enough to take trips, and watching the children in between writing children's books, and her book signings, so what did Jon really have to complain about? I know he helped with getting the children ready for lunch, dressed and bathed and in the van and to daycare, and off the bus when the older girls got home from school, but is that really too much to ask, when he was not working anymore? They decided as a family unit to do the show to support their family, and from what I have seen on other TLC shows, (18 kids and counting would be a great example) the show is not hurting the kids, Jon and his actions are. TLC (The Learning Channel) is named that for a reason, it is a documentary channel. The show began to document how to raise twins and sextuplets. Everything was fine, maybe stressful being parents, at Kate and Jon's young ages, which they both should have expected with or without the taping. Regardless of Kate's rude or degroatory comments to Jon during the taping of the show, or slaps across the face, (which if you regularly watch the show, you can tell they were not fighting) they did not warrant Jon's recent negative behavior towards his family and marriage. Jon waivers back and forth very often and does not seem to be able to make decisions he can stick to, he seems unstable, and should seek counseling on his own, to be see why he behaves that way. That will help him and their issues alot. Jon made pretty disrespectful remarks about Kate on national televisonal recently on GMA, which is probably why she is only responding to him via text and not wanting to speak with him right now. Who could blame her? He goes back and forth day in and day out with his feelings, which ever sounds good for the press that day. If he was really concerned for his family, he would have stopped all contact with Hailey and other women a long time ago, that is what a respectable man would do, that has looked at himself in the mirror and realized he has made mistakes, not say, I'm sorry Kate and then say, I love Hailey right afterwards. Which is why I mentioned he needs counseling for himself. And yes, I do believe that he and Kate should possibly go to some counseling on how to co-parent the children separately, which might also help. No one is perfect, we all make mistakes, but continuing to make them over and over is not acceptable. Adults have to make a living to provide for their children, right now, Kate seems to be the only one able to do that for their family, so why is everyone giving her such a hard time for trying to do the best she can? Raising a small family is hard these days, especially in this economy, just image trying to raise a family of their size, transporation, feeding, clothing, dental, doctor, haircuts, school supplies, bedding, eye care, not everything is provided by endorsements...and not to mention later in life, college...etc...people give the lady a break! And she has goals...hello...what is wrong with that...nothing. The thing that makes me more disqusted is some of the media covering their story, like ET, saying they need to stop the show and take the kids off the show, it just wrong. And other comments from people saying that Kate is just money hungry and trying to get famous. Half of the stars shown on ET have less class and could not even come close to doing for even one day, what Kate does day in and day out with her kids, and make tons of money from viewers like each and every one of us, watching their TV shows or movies. I hope Jon gets the help he needs, not only for himself, but for his relationship with his children and with Kate. It is always better to get along with each other when you have to exchange kids, but that does not mean you have to be friends, their is a difference, and unfortunately right now, Jon is the one who has, by his own actions in the public eye, made it hard for anyone to believe anything he says. I watched the show last night, Jon said Kate told him she wanted to live separate lives back in October of last year, even if she was upset and did say that, she was still at home living with him and the children, and would go out on book signings and it wasn't until he was caught out with the school teacher drunk, while Kate was out of town, Jon then decides he hates the media. Then, when Kate gets upset with him, he decides to leave and not talk to her, and then he is all in front of the media with Hailey, a new girlfriend while still married to Kate, and then in the media with a different Kate, and then babysitter. Now, that he wants to go out and do his own clothing line and shows that are not on the same network as TLC, which would be breach of contract, (which he probably does not have the money to buy out his portion of the TLC contract due to his recent expenditures, new car, new NY APT, traveling, etc) it would seem, he is attempting to try to delay the divorce preceedings so he can get Kate to pay alimony to him. He did mention he does not care about the money. Let's see, how are you going to pay your mortgage? You live in a million dollar home. And if you do not have a job, you can not pay it. Wake up Jon! Also, if you care about your children so much, why would you move so far away from them? It seems as though Jon hired a new attorney, was instructed by the new attorney to apologize to Kate in public, to regain his good image as a father and ex husband, because of all of the negative publicity he has received lately, due to his own actions. May be alittle too late for Kate. His attorney said he never cheated on Kate, please, they are still legally married, he cheated. It seems Jon was not seem interested in doing the show anymore not because of it hurting his kids, I think it might be because he has been living the life of a single person and for men that sometimes changes their way of thinking, he kept mentioning early on when they mentioned separating, I got married at 20, had twins in my early twentys and sextuplets a few years later, as if he was complaining...Kate never ever said anything like that. Just now, he mentions that his children are hurting, the show is hurting them, please, he is the one doing the hurting. He wants to be a part time Dad, he does not want to participate in the kids lives full time. Just think how the kids are going to feel once they are old enough to google all of his negative comments about his marriage and how early he had kids! Kate seems to have tried to take the high road in all of this, and I am sure, she has had her days, where she just wanted to ring his neck, lord the way he has behaved, haven't most of us, I know I have. I hope the court makes the right decision, allows Kate to do what she chooses in the divorce, by proceeding forward at the time which is right for her and the kids, and allows TLC to change the name to Kate plus Eight. She deserves a new start. And Jon needs to get counseling and see the kids on the times he and Kate can agree upon and he needs to get a respectable job to pay for his own expeditures and help Kate out when she needs it, like he should. Amen to a happy ending.

Lisa   October 2nd, 2009 6:25 pm ET

Way to go Jon! Get those poor kids away from the camera and give them a normal childhood! Its about time someone finally stopped this trainwreck!!!!

Marie   October 2nd, 2009 6:29 pm ET

I feel sorry for those kids, its about time that one of their parents has finally STEPPED up and did whats right for them...TLC should be ashamed of themselves for letting this go on so long...

Cindy   October 2nd, 2009 7:10 pm ET

I'm sorry but I'm laughing so hard at the absolute stupidity of Jon Gosselin. No brains, no common sense. Jon shuts down the filming for the TLC show and says he is all sorry last night and wants to apologize for his actions but yet Kate has said that Jon has NOT tried to contact her in weeks in any way except through the media.
Now get this folks. Jon claims he doesn't want his children on a reality show becaue he doesn't feel it's good for them but TODAY only the day AFTER that statement Jon announces that he wants to have this Hailey on his new reality show Divorced Dads allot AND HIS CHILDREN! OMG he is even more stupid then we thought. Don't take your children off one show and say you think a reality show for them trainwrecks the familly and turn around and put them on YOUR reality show.
If Jon really wanted to apologize to his wife he should do it in person not through the National Media. Ok if he wants to do it on the media then do it AFTER you've apologized in person but I still feel it would be better just in person or on the phone and the media not be involved at all.

Jon doesn't even know if there is a network out there stupid enough to put his show on the air. Online polls said 98% wouldn't watch and only 2% said they would. Looks like Jon can do the filming but he better do some kissing to get any network to buy the show. Maybe he should get a real job.

Alee   October 2nd, 2009 8:17 pm ET

The show was interesting to watch... Very cute kids.. It was inspiring how Jon and Kate raise them... If you're given that opportunity to earn that much money and go to all those trips, especially if you hardly make ends meet– why not?.... then Jon got caught with a teacher! (So, what family values was the lawyer talking about? ) Ofcourse the media feasted on them day in and day out... The Duggars and all those 18 kids- I don't see them anywhere In the tabloids-- so it's not really the show that's the problem or having all those cameras around, it's the personalities and how they project themselves to the public- Kate, this controlling diva! And Jon– how many times will he say "I know I made mistakes"- yes, with the teacher, with this reporter, with the nanny and this other girl-- all in one year!
Jon you cannot blame why more people cannot sympathize with you.
Quit show business and get a real job in the real world- maybe people will start believing in you again.

tree2b   October 2nd, 2009 8:22 pm ET

This is what happens when you sell your soul to the devil.

Susan, Vancouver, B.C.   October 2nd, 2009 8:33 pm ET

Renee, you are right – I absolutely agree with you but I'm not sure anyone has time to read your entire blog. You really have a lot to say but a very long way to say it! All the best.

Nina   October 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

While I don't condone Jon's behavior, one need only watch a few episodes to understand he was a victim in a very controlling relationship. From the beginning, you could see his sense of who he was fade away as Kate became nastier and more controlling. Give the guy a break and time to heal! He's young, and wants to do what is right. Going back to this marriage would be dangerous for his emotional and physical health.

Sheila   October 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

What's the difference – Letterman or Gosselin – Americans are messed up!

atcbk   October 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Why is Jon the only one that is picked apart when he goes on interviews? Kate is not innocent!!!

victoria   October 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

when Sonny and Cher divorced out went the show-now it's Jon and Kate's curtain call

Diane   October 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I commend Jon for taking this stand. I believe that he is just an ordinary guy who got taken advantage of by a huge network. He isn't an actor, or a news person, or a lawyer, he is a dad who cares about his kids and got carried away with the idea of a tv show. It seems to me he has now come to his senses. And this isn't new – he said near the end of last season that he didn't want to do the show anymore.

Kay   October 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I saw Jon Gosselin on Larry King last night and I could feel his pain. I do feel he was responding negatively to TLC firing him. However, it is completely understandable. On the last episode of season 4 (I believe) Jon and Kate sat on the sofa and Jon expressed his desire not to be on the show any longer. He was tired of no longer being able to live a normal life because of the popularity of the show. He was not sure he would be back during this season (the one that's been interrupted). I wonder if he was pressured into continuing by Kate or TLC. Also, TLC aired clips that showed Kate treating Jon like a dog (my opinion) and no man in his right man would want to live with a person like that.

sammie   October 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Jon & kate need quit giving interviews. Jon is in LA & Kate's going to NY, who is watching the kids?

Tara Frenette   October 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I watched John and Kate plus 8 and I saw Kate run John down on a frequent basis. The woman is a control freak who treated her husband as staff or as a child. His response was not appropriate but it was human! Kate has 8 kids and lots of pressure but her personality is abrasive. The media is crucifying him, but if you watch the show, you realize he is used to the victim role.

nina   October 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Honestly, this show needs to end. These kids need to be taken out of the spotlight, and this family needs to be left alone so they can get their lives in order. The kids need to be put first, but for this the show needs to end and John and Kate need to finally take time to figure out their relationship and where to go from here.

sammie   October 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

"octomom", "octodad", nobody should watch either show

Paula   October 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Who are these silly psychologists and this silly host? HOw come no one is discussing the impact of the show on the cihldren? We can all agree that this show cannot be could for the kids and one good thing is that Jon is standing up for that? Why are we crtiticizing him for that?

cindy   October 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Give Jon a bit of a break – look back at the show from the beginning – she brow beat him at every turn! If TLC wanted this to be wholesome family fare, they should have edited out that type of stuff and spoken to Kate about being so hard on Jon when she didn't do things EXACTLY the way she would! I believe him when he says he just sat quietly too long – why he did so, we probably will never truly know – maybe it was a dad who saw a "future" for a young family in a tough financial position – maybe he was too young in the first place – maybe he jumped before thinking things through as far as the show and letting kate "take the reigns" publicly – maybe he thought TLC would protect them more – we do not know – !

susan campbell   October 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I'm on Jon's side in this saga. A show with Kate & the kids would be totally boring! We liked to watch the interaction between Kate & Jon & since that will end I will no longer be watching the show. I'm glad Jon is finally taking a stand.
Thank you.

Kenneth   October 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Does CNN really stand for Central NEws network? Is this really news? Are these topics-Letterman and Jon the top stories of the day? with the economy, wars, etc is this the best the "centeral news network" can do? I am dissapointed in CNN. this is news?

Monica Ray   October 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Too bad Jon Gosselin is such a child himself with so many kids. He's had another woman around him ever since he separated from Kate. What makes him think, unless there's an ulterior motive like fame and money, any woman is really ever going to stay with him long enough to get married and take on step-parenting 8 kids. He's too funny.

Dolores Hibbert   October 2nd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

My mind is boggled by the criticism for Jon, Kate has been running this show and belittling him to the point of him becoming a cipher. One show she told him she could hear him breathing and he said nothing because they were on camera. Didn't seem to bother her. She corrected his English and just totally emasculated him.
Also would like to hear why none of her family and all the friends that helped them out when the sextuplets were babies are no longer mentioned.
Her constant reiteration that "everything I do I do for my kids" is becoming rather trite. I happen to think she's very attractive, despite the hair, is a good mother to the kids, is probably doing well with her children's books but all the attention has gone to her head.
Wonder who masterminded the vow renewal in Hawaii, think I can guess.

anna campa   October 2nd, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Jon was fine with the show when he was getting hair replacements, OCC chopper, house ect......... But now that he will be out of the picture he wants the show to stop....Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee! How long do you think his relationship with that girl will last when she has to tend to all eight. I feel Kate keeps the kids on track and Jon, well he looks straight up lazy to me and will probably ruin the kid by not being as strict as Kate... All her hard work to make her family function on track will go down the tubes with him around...... Kate should not have to stop her life now that he is no longer in it.... He is jealous and doesn't want her to succeed

Tina   October 2nd, 2009 10:21 pm ET

He says he is tired of being in the public eye...interesting considering he is regularly seen conducting interviews with the paparazzi. Also, if he really didn't want to exploit his children, then he shouldn't be airing his dirty laundry on television. It's time for their 15 minutes of fame to come to an end. I feel sorry for the children.

Sara   October 2nd, 2009 11:05 pm ET

Well. Loved the show, and having 8 small children would be enough to make anyone stressed and crabby at times. Quit complaining about Kate. Jon needed to get a backbone if it bothered him so much. I absolutely HATED hearing him say how he was "only 22, only 24"...........Kate never complained about giving her time and her youth to the family. Just like a mother, she just did what needed to be done. UG and now on one hand he says, there is no contract and no provision for paying/compensating the children, and on the same show he says "I made $1million, minus taxes $500,000, but that is SPLIT 10 WAYS......." I guess that would mean that the children ARE being compensated. Keep your story straight. Again, no wonder Kate was extra frustrated with him. Won't be long before his stupid lawyer starts slapping him too.

Geoff Axford   October 2nd, 2009 11:07 pm ET

In her statement, Kate Gosselin said, "I do the show for my family because I believe it provides us opportunities we wouldn't otherwise have. Jon used to share that belief until as recently as the day the network announced the name change of the show and indicated that Jon would have a lesser role in the show."
Cutting Jon out of this show was mean and vindictive. Kate Gosselin has proved to be a very controlling person and wishes to continue profiting from her children on her own terms. Regardless of how Jon behaves, the show should be over if Jon chooses it to be. It started off as a joint venture and if it cannot continue as one, then any change must be consensual. If she truly does this show for her family, she must respect Jon's position regardless of his feelings for her or visa versa. It's all about the kids. That's all it was ever supposed to be.
It became too much about the parents at some point and that sucks.

Kris   October 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm ET

It's so obvious that Jon is freaking out now that he won't be making the bucks. How will he buy condos and Harley's and teenage clothes? He can come up with all the excuses he wants about it not being good for his kids, but we all know he hasn't turned down any of that money he and his kids made doing this show. Seems to me he's just starting a pissing match with TLC and Kate because he's not getting his way. He knows Kate will continue with this endeavor (for money for her kids) and he'll do anything he can to do the opposite of what Kate wants. Not good for his kids? . . . Is leaving their mother, partying, publically disrespecting their mother, and acting inappropriately in the public eye "GOOD FOR HIS KIDS"?!?! Poor Jon likes to play the victim. So proud of himself that he's finally standing up for himself. Really Jon? Yes Kate, at times, treated her husband poorly or spoke to him disrespectfully, but come one people . . . isn't he showing his true colors to everyone now?!?! Isn't he showing that Kate possibly felt as though she had 9 kids and not 8 she was trying to raise. Kate, in my opinion, has seen the error of her ways and has admitted she's not perfect. NONE OF US ARE! Besides, what kind of mood or emotional stress would we be under if we were the mother of 8 KIDS!!! Sometimes I get overwhelmed and stressed and I only have 2! Give Kate a break people! At least she's trying to be there for her kids. She's commented how much she hates having to leave the house and leave them. Jon's "excited about his new life". NICE!

Judith Kay   October 3rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

I applaud Jon. I have not ever seen the Kate & Jon Gosselin show. My heart went out to them knowing what a challenge they had. Of course I've heard all the "news" about them and did see the interview last night.

I feel I'm unprejudiced because I haven't followed the show and only heard the many comments about the family.

What I saw and heard last night is a man tired of the Public eye. Obviously it has disturbed his marriage and his life.

Reminds me of the Truman Show movie. I'm sure the money is tempting but I saw a Father/Husband trying to save his family.

The guys on tonight seem so full of themselves without any sympathy for what has to be a very difficult situation WITHOUT a camera around 24/7.

They're so caught up with their own opinions not rememering that many couples say things about each other....can you imagine if we all lived in the camera eye?

Every family needs their privacy. EVery child needs their dignity.

Enough. Let them alone.

Dixie Marchuk   October 3rd, 2009 1:07 am ET

You know anyone who really watched that show knew she was a prize. b###h. she was always down right rude. she has been on every talk show going, since the split, he goes on your show and considered to be looking for attention??? And when they were still together many shows were taped with just him and kids, as she was on book tours, believe me it is just the money for her. At her age plastic surgery on her face?? shows you where her head is at!!!! I'm 63 year old who raised 6 so do think I have the right to voice my thoughts, and I and all my friends are pulling for Jon.

James in Idaho   October 3rd, 2009 1:07 am ET

In regards to John from John & Kate + 8...

Here's what he was saying, and I add... I want us to get together and get our kids off the show...

Now, as much as noone likes men being spiteful towards women and fathers being spiteful of mothers in particular, I can see and support his decision to want the kids off the air, AND in spite of the powerful tv station that backs the kids mother.

Women in this country have an incredible amount of power as opposed to men who only have power if women sort of aquiese to the notion. Abortion for instance... if he wants the child and she doesn't, oh well, but if she wants the child and he doesn't, well... get out your pocketbook kid, 'cause you're gonna pay up.

Emmy   October 3rd, 2009 1:15 am ET

Jon is a horrible person. I am amazed that anyone believes anything he says. Maybe Kate treated him poorly in there marriage because he was out at the bar getting loaded whenever the cameras were off. I am sure there was alot more to their marriage than we know. He has shown his true colors. He definitely does not have a halo. Kate is letting him have his life to do what he wants-she justs wants to move forward with the divorce so she can get on with her life with her kids.. He is the one trying to control her life. I hope she stays in the spotlight and makes it big, while he continues sinking. What kind of father who is so genuinely concerned about his kids moves off to New york to buy a condo that doesnt even accomodate his children.He is a very selfish person.. I say Kate should let him take the 8 kids around Hailey- I guarantee a few times of that and she will realize she is over her head.

Jane   October 3rd, 2009 2:27 am ET

What an insult to my intelligence !Cut the show already,I think I will use my money to keep Sesame Street on at least me & my grandchildren will get something out of it. This channel deals with dysfunctional families like Jon & Kate, Kate who is a loser that nobody can stand to watch. Nobody wants to waste their hard earned money watching a fake raise her kids. I scrub floors all day to put my kids through college and then I come home turn on TV & listen to her wine about how hard it is to raise her 2 twins & 6 invetro babies and how she can't get a normal job because she's too popular.What a jerk! That's not entertainment! That show 18 & counting is another Jon & Kate the only difference is the roles are reversed where Jim Bob plays the part of Kate and Michelle is Jon. They have multiple children ( see a pattern here)He controls his wife by getting her pregnant. He brags he doesn't need the money but he does the show anyway. He doesn't send his kids to school,instead they stay home & make soap wow! when that's done they get to clean the house;.Between jobs the older kids school the younger ones. Where did the older kids get their teachers degree anyway?I guess I missed that episode.In the evening they sit around and watch themselves on TV! What are we back in the 1920's? It's like watching the walton's show only they have money! They say they have these kids because she was on the pill and got pregnant, and then lost it, why is it up to Michelle to use birth contol? He's the one that can't control himself,He's the one with the money,let himself get fixed! Maybe the kids can do it for him they seem to do everything else in that house!

Cindy (Florida)   October 3rd, 2009 3:16 am ET

All the counselling in the world won’t help Jon Gosselin! He will never be anything more than an IDIOT! Yes, I am going to judge because it’s plain as day who he is and what he’s all about. Anyone that can’t see him for who he is and make excuses for him is incredibly naive and lacks life experience. Jon Gosselin is an ABSOLUTE LOSER.

Go Kate. Yes, you’re not perfect but you’re doing really well given your situation. It’s not easy dealing with LOSER MEN! God only knows, there’s a lot of them out there too. Amazing how many smart, bright, professional women there are nowadays and the high number of LOSER MEN! Hopefully, the upcoming generations will improve with all the single moms (and dads) raising their children to think differently, more wisely and less selfishly.

Jon’s latest “no filming” strategy is just retaliation against Kate as she rises to the top and he lands on his ass. What a dumb _ _ _ _ ! If he cared so much about his EIGHT CHILDREN, he would have handled all of this entirely different, would have never bolted nor dived in and out of bed with strange women. He’s a PIG too!

Jon Gosselin is so STUPID that he now thinks he can retrieve his dumpster reputation. What a FOOL! He is dumber than dumb! He’s so DUMB that he thinks the American public is more STUPID than him. SHUT UP DUMMY…LET KATE CHOOSE YOUR LAWYER(S) SO YOU CAN GET SMART ADVISE BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO EVEN GET GOOD LEGAL ADVISE OR TOO STUPID TO LISTEN TO IT! A judge needs to kick Jon out of all decision making as JON GOSSELIN IS AN UNFIT PARENT! The media needs to drop his name completely as we're all tired of watching the IDIOT carry on and on and on with more and more and more idiotic comments! Dumber than dumb! There's no hope for this FOOL!

JR Toll   October 3rd, 2009 5:49 am ET

I see the networks increasingly shamming publicity gimmicks to boost
ratings. Did anyone ever think to follow the money? It's worth well over a billion per gimmick in what it attracts in ratings and profits. This Letterman scam is just that, as well as the Gosselin thing. Paid actors in a play all choreographed ahead of time with big payoffs for each player.
Considering the size of the thing, it looks nearly as profitable and corrupt
as our government with their bank bailouts and the drug giants with their
sleaze medicine gimmicks and adds like Viagra. The poor public are the victims here who exist unaware of being the subjects of foolery..

steve   October 3rd, 2009 6:02 am ET

This is a nonsense.
Here in the UK we have a similar show. It was called "Katie (Price) & Peter (Andre)" She was/is a model of some sort with some implants I don't know what he was/is!
Now they have split up the show now runs as what "Katie did next." It seems to me that this whole thing is nothing more than a TV show made to loiok like reality. it is a franchaise. nothing more.

Angie   October 3rd, 2009 6:12 am ET

I'm sooo sick of all the focus on Jon and Kate. Whatever happened to helping those 8 precious children cope with everything that is happening? What good is it for them that all of America get to see every little piece of their family's "dirty laundry" aired whether on TV or through the tabloids? Come on, let's put a little more focus on helping them instead of all of the he said/she said! They are the true victims in this whole situation and more focus needs to be put on helping them. I say focus on the kids' needs and less on the parents' spats!

Jana   October 3rd, 2009 9:54 am ET

I apploud John that he wants to close the show. John is a good father. Looking at Kate I don't believe a world she is saying , I have a feeling the only thing she is thinking is money, and popularity. (the lawer she has chosen is tipicaly her picture)
Every world she say is well prepared, no,she cannot fool me. She even fooled you Larry.
Looking today's show 10/2/09 and listening comments of your gests
I really think they are idiots. What is the most funny, they think they are smart and important.
And you, Larry what did you expect from John, you were not very nice and objective. He gave you the answers you deserved and nothing was wrong.
Regarding TLC I think he should fight them and get as much money from them as possible as they are also gilty that this familly is falling appart. I am not American and I am looking this story through European eyes. Once again I think John is APPSOLUTY RIGHT.

LINS   October 3rd, 2009 10:00 am ET

YES< she's trying.!!!!...she asked Jon for a divorce...last October (before Jon was acting out!)...while she was on the road promoting her books (see comments from her sister in law Jodi and her brother(do search). Jon was home with the kids for the 2 years she was doing this. Search for pictures of her and her bodyguard (she's traveled with this "SAME" bodyguard the entire time...."HELLO?") ..Search for pics of her in short ultra mini skirt moving through airports with her stud "lover". While at the same time her condesending, superior and abusive attitude toward Jon was becoming intense. Now she's laying low....Yea! with her body guard and lover of several years.

Come on people....she's had all that surgery (what real Mom has pics of self in bikini all over mags?) and thinks she's to good for him!!!!(she was pushing him to get hair transplant and buff up, so he could stand next to her new improved body)But he got tired and maybe in a destructive way .......yet, probrably as a survival attempt.....removed himself from the scene....and she the grand queen livid. I'm surprised at Dr. Drew not commenting on all of this.....know a little more about the story before you express your opinion...

Mrs.C   October 3rd, 2009 10:52 am ET

I am really sick of hearing what a terrible mom kate is what crap all anyone has to do is watch those kids they are not acting.
They seem to be quite well adjusted happy well behaved kid's.
Being a nurse will not provide child care or support for 8 kids so for all of the haters out there who think the show should be over after watching selfish jon Gosselin on tv who will be supporting these kids.

Carol G   October 3rd, 2009 1:30 pm ET

I have watched every episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, since the very beginning and all I have to say is the show should have been titled "Kate plus 9" since the very beginning.

It was always clear, that Kate was truely the parent, or the brains of the operation. I would have been snippy too if I had to live with, and be married to a man that really couldn't get out of his own way. She would say Jon can you do this and can you do that, because he was a bit useless at times.

Kate traveling to promote their show was the best thing she could have done for their family. Could Jon have gone out and made $500,000 a year to support them, I think not.

Although he stayed home while Kate traveled, just how many wives do that, without complaint, without jealousy. He had to change diapers and cook meals, boo hoo!! Then he ends up dispising Kate, he should have been grateful to be married to such an efficient, put together organized woman. I have no doubt that Kate will do just fine on her own with Jon's help or not. Jon will fade away into K Fed, Bobby Brown statis quickly, as Kate continues to grow and move forward with her life.

Jon is with his current LOVE, because his weaknesses don't show as much when you are standing next to a 22 yr old, do they? What an idiot!!!

I say Kate-YOU GO GIRL, ignore the bull and keep taking the high road and keep looking and Jon- shut the hell up before you make a bigger fool of yourself!!! TLC was right in firing Jon, and I will continue to watch Kate in "Kate plus 8" or any other show she does...........

Brenda   October 3rd, 2009 2:43 pm ET

I applaud Jon for finally taking a stand for his children!! I DO NOT believe he is looking for sympathy. That's the card Kate has been playing on every episode since the split as well as every interview she gives. "Poor me, I'm doing the best I can." It is sad, even her own brother & sister-in-law believes the kids are being exploited for profit.
Those children will never know what a real family life is suppose to be. You go Jon, myself & all my friends are rooting for you & your children!! The show needs to be taken off the air. Shame on you TLC for continuing this show for pure profit. I no longer watch any programs you air!

Mike   October 3rd, 2009 3:32 pm ET

Jon – you LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get the message.....Get LOST forever!!! everyone despises you!!

Mike   October 3rd, 2009 3:37 pm ET

Dear Kate, it's not your fault that Jon is such a LOSER! i promise you, REAL men are not like that.

Kate continue keeping it together – we all support you:)!!!

Bianca   October 3rd, 2009 7:42 pm ET

I do not understand why anyone is so against Jon. Whether or not all these other things are going on. He is still a father. He could say that he wants to stop the show because Martians are flying over his house and it still doesn't matter. Whether it is an epiphany or not. It does not matter. He can end the show. Kate should end the show if he doesn't want his kids on there. If this is an exploit, he still makes no money if the show is over. Kate has said it herself that she enjoys the media. He doesn't. I did not like Kate's attorney. The things he was saying were as if he was speaking as Kate. I am sorry, but I do not agree with Kate's actions. Every show she goes on she makes money. She is dragging this out on the media. If she stopped showing her face on television, all this tabloid frenzy may not be such an issue. I also think that the show should not be called Kate plus 8. The father is still included. Everyone should stop being so bias towards him.

Mark My Words   October 3rd, 2009 9:03 pm ET

who cares

ali   October 4th, 2009 6:13 am ET

Jon needs to step up and be a man...tell the truth! only reason HE wants the kids off the show is because HE'S not going to be on it! i"ve watched the show since the beginning and he's never had issues with it b4. if he was so worried that it wasn't healthy for the kids why didn't he try and pull the plug when he and Kate first announced their split? What's not healthy for the kids is to see their dad w/all these different women and hearing his disrespectful comments about their mom. Grow up Jon!

Donna   October 4th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

This is one of those subjects that it is difficult not to comment on. So here's my two cents.

Bloggers criticize Kate for belittling Jon on the show. I've watched from the beginning, and I wondered that too. We can never know what went on away from the cameras or behind closed door. Yet now, looking back on it, I can see why she treated Jon badly. He has demonstrated recently how immature he is, how incapable he is of being honest and trustworthy, and that he is totally self-centered. Kate lived with him 10 years, She had to deal with him every day, even away from the cameras, I think they were both unhappy for a LONG time, and Kate was bitter at Jon, and he at her, and those things began to breed hostilities that often bubbled up in their bad habits toward each other even in filming the show.

I was married 33 years and alot of baggage gets hauled through the years, even just 10 years. It comes to the surface on occasion and changes the relationship over the years. Those of you who are married understand this. Some people handle themselves better than others. In this instance, I have grown to respect Kate more now. I don't feel sorry for poor Jon. Kate has kept her cool, concentrated on supporting her kids and being mom. She handles herself now with class, something I don't think I knew about her before. Anyone who once supported Jon, can now hopefully see what Kate has been seeing and dealing with for 10 years.

I was always a working mom, as Kate is. When Jon complained that Kate was away from home sometimes, we career women sometimes (and often) are. Jon lost his job (I read he was terminated from his computer job) and stayed home with the kids. Kate was out working to support the family. I traveled alot in my career, but like Kate I could do so knowing my strong circle of family and friends were taking good care of my children. When I was at home, it was time for quality parenting. Parenting is NOT about quantity of time. It is about quality. I know stay at home parents that do not give their children quality parenting. Quality beats out quantity anytime.

What about Kate and Jon away from the cameras? I have not seen Kate out clubbing. Maybe having nice sane dinner with friends. I didn't see Kate on the red carpet at VMAs, or at the after parties, or hosting pool parties in Vegas, or jetting off to France, or any of those things. She was home with the kids, or working to support herself and the kids. Was Jon working? No, he was dating 20 something women, drinking and living the jet setters life, and moving to NYC so he could be part of the club scene. No clubs for Kate. No jet setting. She's at home learning to be both mom and dad. Jon when he is filmed with the kids, he doesn't seem to be enjoying it at all. He acts like it is just something he has to do before he heads back to his NEW life in NYC.

Jon has said ALOT in recent weeks. One week he says ugly things, the next he tries to make nice while he contradicts himself in word and action. His latest statements to Larry are just as most of you have pointed out. A month ago he despised Kate. This week, he tells Larry right the opposite. I cannot believe Jon cannot see what he is doing to himself. If someone sat him down and said 'look Jon, let's review your actions and words in detail, chronologically for the past several months." If he's not stupid, he would see in that review why everyone now thinks him a 'scumbag.'

And what of the children? One day they will start to hear these ugly stories about their dad. The twins most certainly will first. Soon they will be preteens and preteens (10 to 12) are notorious for making fun at their peers. Sometimes cruelly. Not only will they be dealing with the hormonal changes, but they will be dealing with their dad's recent and continuing actions. Jon needs to think about that. These things come back to haunt you and sometimes kick you where it hurts.

Many bloggers make a big thing about the Gosselin kids being exploited. Look at it differently, the reality is those children are NOT filmed 40 hours a week. They are filmed for 8 -12 hours or so a week. Period. The rest of the time Kate and the kids lead normal lives. Well...depends on what you consider normal!

What about ALL the kids on ALL the reality shows? The Duggars and others. Anyone who says the Gosselins are exploited then you also mean the Duggars, and all the other reality shows exploit those many children. All those families are paid per episode. The Duggars make big dollars just like the Gosselin. It's a family business for them. Little People Big World for instance, They have been able to travel on TLC's $$$$, and grow their home and farm more than ever before the show because they colleft A TLC check for each episode. The Roloff children have grown up before the camera, just as the Gosselin kids have, and the Duggars are doing. And Amy Roloff is no slouch when it comes to being caustic in her remarks to her husband. Amy and Matt both travel alot on business as speakers and consultants, and they charge big dollar fees. The show has made them celebrities, their children too. It is their family business. Just as the Plus 8 has done for the Gosselins.

Before you criticize Kate for doing the show, think about it. Kate is no different than Amy Roloff as a working mom. Jon is VERY different than Matt Roloff. Matt is a loving, quality parent, who works hard to support his family. Jon could learn by the Roloff and Duggars QUALITY and LOVING parenting style.

Cindy   October 4th, 2009 4:15 pm ET

OMG, For those defending Jon Gosselin you will now hate the man passionattely. Yesterday Jon went to the family's account and to Kate's account and wiped the accounts completely clean except for $1,000. It has been confirmed. How is Kate suppose to feed their children or care for them. Jon thought he was hated before well that was nothing compared to how people will feel about him now. I hope Kate goes after him with both barrels and seeks complete custody of the children and not let him near them. I feel so bad for Kate.

LINS   October 4th, 2009 8:20 pm ET

Unfortunately for Jon...KATE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER BODYGUARD AND HER OWN NEW BODY. She doesn't do all her own cleaning and child care chores like people who are supportive of her say. Have any of her supporters looked at her brother and sister-in-laws statements.
Please do so.
And, she didn't speak to her own parents because her father's congregation gave her a lot of gently used baby things before the kids were born,,,,,,these items....though given with love....were not up to Kate's standard's....even back then she sold them all,
She has had a severed relationship with her own family for years. Jon on the other hand was very close to his father before he died and his own family.
People she worked with in the nursing profession said she was difficult to work with. People and child care help she has had have said she was difficult. She fired tons of them. Please folks, do some searches!
Kate really feels she struck GOLD when she got the t.v. deal after the birth od her children...and she does want to exploit her children....and she'll try to do it over anybody's dead body.....that's what she meant when she said, "she and John have both become different people and want different things." She needs to be in control of everyone, all the time...poor kids....they better want to do the show. By the way, has anyone asked them ,,,,,really.....

Julie K   October 4th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Despite their personal problems which only the media has made it our ( the public's), Jon has a right as a father to pull his kids off the show if he sees fit. As a child who has suffered through divorce I understand the difficulties that the children will face. Imagine having your family's dirty laundry strewn all over the t.v. Jon is right. The media has only hurt the family, not benefited them. The only one not hurting here is TLC.

Julie K   October 4th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Kate is no saint here people. Shes only in it for the money too !!!

brandy   October 4th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

i feel that kate is all in it for the money. she loves her children but i bet that she likes that money more poring in. and its sad. Kate isnt the one taking care of those kids 24/7. they have nannies and cleaners. I dont feel bad for kate at all shes the one who pushed jon to go out and do all these things. I feel bad for those children. I believe that they need to get taken off TV and get their things straight with out cameras all in their faces. children dont understand whats going on.

Cindy   October 4th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

I can't believe anyone would be that stupid to actually believe Kate had an affair with her bodyguard. For God's sake she is friends with him AND his wife. That's a rumor spread by the media and then after the separation Jon and even more so Hailey just kept feeding that bull crap. She has more brains that that and any of you that think she had an affair are as nuts as Jon is.

Get a clue! It's not that Kate's family wont' have anything to do with her, it's that Kate cut it off. Her own brother and his wife wanted money for appearances on the show and they wanted the same as kate got and Kate put her foot down because she felt it was wrong for her family to take advantage of the whole thing. When her brother and wife found that out they got pissed and flipped and decided that if they acted they are totally against the show they found they could make darn good money for the interviews. As far as the parents, of course they want to stay private. The siblings are just money hungry no good people.

Another mom   October 5th, 2009 3:17 am ET

If only Jon new how his behavior looks and the things he has publicly said looks to others. If he was so concerned about his children, their well being and their future, he would never have behaved in the manner that he has. What happened to the vows he made when he married Kate? What happened to his morals? Did he once think of the effect that his actions would have on his children and their lives? Children learn from their parents behavior and the things that their parents say and do. Jon seems to excuse his behavior by saying he has "made mistakes". It is a lot more than "mistakes". It has been distructive behavior! His "mistakes" didn't just effect him .... it has had a direct effect on the lives of his children and Kate. Maybe it is time Jon stopped making excuses for his behavior, stop blamming Kate and started assuming responsibility for his own actions.

It is obvious that Kate does have the children's best interest at heart, to have the opportunity to provide for the children, not to mention their future by continuing with the show. Jon and Kate have a lot of children and it takes a lot of money to raise, provide for and to educate children.

I'm sure that Kate is not perfect and that she has her faults just like the rest of us do, but she seems to have been the one to come up with ways to earn money to support the family.

Amazing how Jon didn't seem to have any objections to the children's involvment in the show when it was Jon and Kate Plus Eight. The show is now cut to Kate Plus eight, and he suddenly has all these objections to the children being involved in the show? How is Jon going to support his children if there is no show? I think it is time that Jon quits trying to punish Kate, and start dealing in reality!

Catherine   October 5th, 2009 3:57 am ET

I'm a university student and guys like Jon Gosselin totally disgust me. Jon needs to grow up, get rid of the earring, the hair gel and the girlfriend that is MY age and then MAYBE people might start taking him seriously. (maybe... but no guarantees) If I were Kate, I would leave this guy too. He seems like nothing but another kid that she has to take care of. The kids need a dad, but I sincerely doubt they want a dad whose girlfriend could almost be their sister.

A.H.   October 5th, 2009 4:14 am ET

I feel like a lot of people are far more judgmental of Kate from the start than they were of Jon. Yes, Kate was uptight in the show a lot, but it is unfair to say that you "only saw her cooking..." etc. etc. Do you not think cooking and cleaning up after eight kids is a difficult thing to do? I mean, god forbid Kate ever takes a break. Why are people always quicker to judge a mother for taking a break and letting the father split the work than they are of a father doing the same thing? This isn't the 1950's people, and its sad that your expectations of this family are still so patriarchal. Clearly Jon was NOT always doing everything for the kids if he had time to go clubbing and cheat on his wife with multiple women. Its just so frustrating how some people automatically accuse the mother of having faults and being to "harsh" on Jon. Clearly he is immature. How do you think YOU would act with a husband like that? It seems like they were a good team for a while, but something went wrong and I guess Jon decided he wanted to be a 20 year old again.

jenni   October 5th, 2009 4:18 am ET

John feels that the show is harmful to his children but never explains why. It is so obvious that John is angered that he is cut from the show and wants to get even with TLC for firing him. Its to much of a coincidence that he gets fired and then all of a sudden he feels that his kids are being harmed from the show but yet he let the show go on for 4 years. Its so funny how he says that he wants to be a good father but yet he is out partying, drinking, hanging with woman, got a girlfriend as soon as his marriage ended, those are not the signs of being a good father. John, if you want to be a good father, stop behaving like a college frat kid and start acting like a father of 8 kids. I would never date quickly after divorcing and flaunt it on national T.V so that my X could see, thats insensitive and selfish. There has been to many contradicting statements from John and his actions that I am beginning to think he might be a pathological liar.

Team Kate.

LINS   October 5th, 2009 9:28 am ET

Just some info:.......for your information.....Kate's bodyguard got divorced from his wife several months ago.....AFTER HIS AFFAIR WITH KATE BEGAN,,,SEE PICS OF ULTRA-MINI SKIRTED KATE IN AIRPORTS WITH HER STUD BODYGUARD

Jon was let go from his past job because he was trying to work on things related to finding venues for the family to make money...SO?

Kate's family (brother) wanted to get paid for being on the show....what's wrong with that? Only greedy Kate needs money? Come on.......just look at how detached Kate is when she's with the kids..and by the way her bodyguard/lover is always there while taping, while traveling, while home.....stay tuned will come out....and she'll make YOU all happened after what she's been through with Jon,,,,,,"Oh, what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive"

J. Travis   October 5th, 2009 10:28 am ET

As a long time fan of the show and Mother of five, I know what at least some of the work is required to run a house with a large family and I know that Money and stability are at the top of the concerns and stress. That said, if Kate needs and feels the kids are still enjoying the filming that is her income and the future for her children!
Jon obviousely only cares for the income that he could not come close to providing for his kids.
I have yet to hear anyhting regarding his future income plans outside of the show to provide an alternative?
Most parents talk in we and providing for "them" . Jon does not have the acouuntable or responsible gene.
His children should no longer be subject to his "mistakes" and trail runs in the single life while he embarasses them only to come to some revealation that is clearly triggered by greed and the reality that the money train is about to end for him.
The only thing I heard him say that was not seemingly scripted or acted was that he needed to grow up.
His lawyer must have needed the 200,000 as a down payment for the acting lessons and coaching he receieved for your show.
Larry, you were pracmatic and even as usual with this guy who clearly is a contradiction and less than honest. To bad if he cared for his kids, he would spend time working on generating an income to provide for them and not creating more disrespect.

biba   October 5th, 2009 4:02 pm ET

......JON .....LOOOSSSEEERRRR......I can't say anything else.....

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