Monday, June 22, 2009
Jon and Kate DIVORCING? Whaaaa???
This announcement falls under the categories of:
1.) DUURRRR!! and
2.) Milking their 15 minutes (or a couple of seasons on the teevee)...and hoping to make it another 30 minutes or so. Bleh.
"After months of speculation, the 10-year marraige of Jon & Kate Plus Eight's stars Kate and Jon Gosselin appears to be coming to an end.
Documents to initiate a legal split were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Reading, Pa., Monday afternoon.
Fans who have watched the couple's popular TLC show – or read the voluminous coverage of the Gosselin marriage in the press – will hardly be surprised: The duo had long maintained a tense relationship, with Jon recently telling PEOPLE he wanted a less high-profile life, while Kate appeared to remain committed to their TV career.
In February, photos surfaced of Jon in the company of young women during a solo visit to see his mother, who was recuperating from surgery, in Huntingdon, Pa. The couple quickly attempted to quash rumors of problems. But in May, the scandal erupted again when 23-year-old Deanna Hummel was photographed driving Jon's car home from a bar late at night.
When the fifth season of the Gosselins' show premiered May 25, the couple admitted to having problems and not knowing where their relationship was headed. "Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate," Kate said through tears. "I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don't know if I can say that anymore."
TLC promotions of the show are promising a major announcement about the family in Monday night's episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight."
So now what? Are they splitting the show in two? Or ten? These poor eight little kids have been subjected to so much crap, they are gonna need years of therapy.
I hope this is a lesson to anyone who wants to "share their story" on a reality show. It's not about sharing anything, other than misery and emotional abuse of these kids. A little money and celebrity certainly screwed this family up royally.
Ugh. I'm sick of Kate and her haircut and bitchiness and Jon and his burgeoning mid-life crisis, earrings and apartment hunting. They should be ashamed of themselves.