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After the Drama, Are You More or Less Into Jon and Kate?

Have you guys been following the Jon and Kate Plus 8 drama? It's hard to miss, given that Kate's on the cover of every single magazine in my grocery store. The Gosselins' marriage is on the rocks, and allegations of infidelity are flying. With their TLC reality show between seasons, all the torrid details of their personal saga have become tabloid fodder.

Now, it doesn't surprise me that Jon and Kate have issues. I never tuned in to feel the love between the two of them. But until now, they still struck me as a pretty normal family dealing with a very abnormal situation.

LilSugar has a sneak peek of the new season, and it's pretty uncomfortable to watch. Has all this behind-the-scenes drama turned you off? Or are you even more eager to tune in to tonight's season premiere?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 8 years
I've been a fan since the beginning, I'll watch the show if I see it on. I wanted to vote less, but feel it's not Jon and Kate's' fault completely for the media drama. The kids are awesome.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
less. the episodes are almost painful now.
elizabelle elizabelle 8 years
never watched. never will.
Aurora-87 Aurora-87 8 years
Last night's episode made me sad. They are really unhappy and it seems like Kate doesnt care. I only feel bad for the kids, they are caught in the middle of this.
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
This all makes me very sad. I am one of those people who has watched all along and seeing them in the tabloid magazines is horrible, especially because of the kids. I agree with mjw - I also teared up during that part. I think that people are being really mean and should back off.
littlekaren littlekaren 8 years
You know what? The only aspect I actually care much about is the fact that both of my girls, ages 8 and almost 6 LOVE this show and I have had to be pretty diligent in HIDING the magazine covers that shout "JON CHEATING ON KATE" and "KATE NOW DATING BODYGUARD" and the like. I would rather my kids could go on loving this TV family... innocently enjoying a mom and dad's everyday life with all those cute, rambunctious kids. NOT having to shield them from the adult mess of adultry and scandal. Cmon!
mjw2285 mjw2285 8 years
last nights episode was so upsetting. ill admit i teared up when kate said that this may be the last time they take a family photo together. i hope they can work things out.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I never watched it anyway.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I never watched so nothing has changed
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I stopped watching in the 3rd season because I hated watching the interactions between Kate and Jon. I especially hated how Kate would treat Jon. I also hated that their kids saw how they treated each other while Kate was telling the kids to 'be kind'. I watched a little of the marathon last night and the season premier (I won't be watching any more). The season premier was just a sad show. Especially when one of the children (Alexis or Leah, I think) told Jon they didn't want him to go away anymore. I really think it's time for Kate and Jon to cancel the series and focus on their kids and their marriage.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
don't people realize that being on camera 24/7 is not normal!
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 8 years
i agree with jinx. it was sad to see kate more celebrified in her heels and fancy coats and skirts. after watching the show last night, i think theyve outgrown the show. its supposed to be a feel good show about cute kids. now its just sad to watch; the kids are almost at the age where they stop saying cute things, and the whole show seems to be about the drama. i say if their marraige works out, which is unlikely, they should keep the show. but if it doesnt and it turns into 'the hills plus 8' they should quit it for their kids.
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
"a pretty normal family dealing with a very abnormal situation." Well said. Even though they invited the whole world to learn about and observe their little brood, I feel bad for watching now, just because I think they need to step back from the cameras and figure their stuff out, and hopefully "p people" will leave them alone soon enough too. I was thinking though, 8 kids, that's a lot, but yet it's a good thing too, they all have each other to relate to and to help get each other through the mess.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
One thing I noticed last night, was how much Kate has changed. Her make up and clothes have changed, and even the hair is getting more extreme. I actually giggled at her in the tight jeans and heels with that little jacket, going to the store with 8 kids. It looked nice, but she's obviously dressing for the "P People". And heavens Kate, don't cry and ruin your make up. :oy: She is so into being a celebrity right now. "I'm off travelling around pushing my book, but its all for the kids!" :rotfl: Jon hasn't seemed to change that much, he seems like the same dude. Except now, Kate has decided he will stay home with the children, while she is out making personal appearances, something they used to do together. Both of them have checked out imo, Jon is just honest about it, where Kate is still putting on for the camera.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
My feelings do not change because I didn't even know who these losers were before they got this undeserved attention. They are both terrible parents. I'm also surprised that they all turned out to be cute and adorable children with their parents looking like that.
Ann4keeps Ann4keeps 8 years
I was reading the blog of Baltimore's Sun Sarah Kelber and she did a very good comment on the Jon & Kate + 8 Here's what she wrote.. So I've been watching all the drama about Jon and Kate over the past few weeks with a mixture of emotions. But overall, I have to say I'm not that surprised. Especially as the show became less about the challenges of family life (and their particular situation) and more about freebies and consumption, people were bound to get jealous, upset, frustrated and so on, and in the current media age, that kind of backlash tends to equal constant hounding. And if that constant hounding uncovered a lot about the Gosselins that they wanted to keep quiet, well, at some point when you open your life up to the public that much, you lose control over what is public and what is private. I agree.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
every marriage goes through ups and downs. this family has been through a lot, but if they want to i think they can save their relationship and have a real marriage. this may or may not be the end of the show, but these people fell in love with each other for a reason and those feelings can be revived.
cherryblossom cherryblossom 8 years
Eh I don't really have a solid opinion, I've been watching the show on and off all along and I could see how the "spotlight" was having its effects. While Kate is a good mom It seemed to me like I could slowly see how her type of personality was being changed little by little by the degree of fame that was coming to her. Its not her fault at all, everyone is human and with these opportunities they never thought theyd have throw in their laps, its got to be super easy to get overwhelmed by it all and have it change you, and shape you into different people. I can't really say that I've seen John change so much, considering he doesn't talk an overly large amount haha. but yeah, It's sad things like this will always be sad, and while I enjoy this show, and adore the kids, I'm almost positive that if this show would never have been aired, their relationship might be stronger now. But thats just my opinion.
EricaJane EricaJane 8 years
it was crazy and very sad tonight. i don't know what to think.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
It doesn't change - I've never been into them.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I agree with you La Tua Cantante - I used to watch it because the kids are SO cute, but I was never a fan of Kate. Now that all the craziness is going on, I will not be tuning into the new season.
Kelly-O Kelly-O 8 years
I watched a lot for a while, but some of the things that were happening bothered me and I stopped watching. This is one show I honestly wish they would just pull; those kids deserve to grow up without cameras around all the time and it's obvious their parents need to work on something aside from speaking tours and giving interviews to People.
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