There's no doubt about it this was a year of Jon and Kate Gosselin headlines. The series finale of the couple's show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, aired in November 2009 after five seasons on TLC and showcased the separated couple striving to be strong single parents. While this past year has been filled with loud magazine covers and speculation about the famous family the show went out on a high note — reminding viewers at the end of the day, it was about the great eight kids Jon and Kate had together.
We've offered up more than eight reasons we love the family over the years and have followed their moves on and off the small screen. Here's a look back at the show and famous family.