Posted: October 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm by Becky
Jon Gosselin has certainly been causing quite a stir this week! First there was the news that he would no longer be included as a headliner in the TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 – soon to be known as Kate Plus 8. Next came reports that Jon was delaying his divorce from Kate for 90 days. The one-two punch came yesterday when Jon announced that he was using the legal system to halt all production of his show. He followed this revelation with a revealing appearance on the Larry King show.
According to CNN.com yesterday’s interview included many details on the filming of the Gosselin reality show, along with insights into Jon and Kate’s relationship. Jon doesn’t feel the show is good for his kids and wants to give them a more normal childhood. He implied that TLC took advantage of his family by not providing payment specific to each child. Jon also claims that Kate told him a year ago that she wanted to separate from him. He wants to create a civil relationship with Kate, but seems to be receiving no encouragement from his estranged wife.
I don’t know what to make of all this drama. I have watched this show since the beginning and am really saddened by the direction this family has taken. It’s hard to know which side is telling the truth, and even harder to figure out if it’s any of our business! It does seem that the best step for the family is probably to halt filming, at least temporarily. I hope they are able to work something out that will benefit everyone involved – especially the twins and sextuplets.
One solution may be for Jon and Kate to pursue individual show business careers. Kate seems to have her heart set on her own talk show. Jon is pictured here hosting a party in Las Vegas. Whether he chooses to continue hosting events or not, Jon does seem to have a knack for dressing the part. His outfit is the perfect casual mix needed to host a pool party in Vegas. Find a similar shoe choice in the Rocket Dog Fairway Sandal. October is the perfect month to stock up on discounted summer essentials for next year – including flip flops!