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Jon and Kate Gosselin File For Divorce

Jon and Kate have called it quits after 10 years of marriage. Made famous for their TLC specials and television series, Jon and Kate Plus 8, that documented the couple's harried life raising twins — Mady and Cara, eight, and sextuplets — Aaden, Collin, Joel, Alexis, Hannah, and Leah, five —The Gosselins filed divorce papers today. According to People, "Documents to initiate a legal split were filed in Pennsylvania Monday afternoon." Both parents have been very vocal about their commitment to their children.

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medenginer medenginer 8 years
I feel for their children. They will have reminders how their parents sold them out. What did they expect when they let others help raise their children and their gone doing whatever they feel like. They no longer work the jobs they had at the beginning of the show or have the same mentality. All of them need counseling.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
want the real story? including posts by kates family members and people who really know them.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I never watched the show until last night but it was such a sad episode. The children were the biggest part of the show for me, such joys. Between the parents seemed such bitterness and the only thing I got for Jon last night was that he is young and he is only 32 - he has some living to do. I was a little disappointed. I may catch up on past episodes so that I have somewhat of a better understanding.
mannylove mannylove 8 years
What makes me sad is it seems like Jon is holding onto all this anger instead of fixing it. Now he says he has found himself, his voice etc. that he realizes he didn't communicate in the past & let Kate take over. Why not use his voice now & fix things instead of leaving. You'd think he'd try to do things differently, make his voice heard in the relationship...sounded like he was being stubborn & not willing to talk about it & try.
caresse caresse 8 years
so sad, but i think they sold their marrige and this is what happens. I believe Kate git hungry for more and more fame. Traveling, going to conferences, etc. She just wouldnt stop and Jon is not as hungry for the celebrity status as she is. I think she turned into a different person and he was not enough for her anymore and he couldnt keep up her pace.
Steph84 Steph84 8 years
I just watched the episode and thought it was the saddest thing!! But I do not think that the cameras had that big of an impact on their lives as to cause a divorce. I think these two people always had very different personalities and just grew apart. They were pretty young when they got married and did a lot of growing up these past years. I also understand why they took this opportunity to go on TV. Eight kids are a lot and very expensive. I think the majority would have done the same thing since it is an easy way to make money while staying home with the kids (and i agree with their original statement about wanting to document their lives). I really do believe that they went in with good intentions for everyone. However, I do think at some point it became such a money making machine that communication broke down and they might have lost sight of the big picture. I do think it's really sad because it seems like Jon is looking for a way out of everything now and Kate may have finally realized what what going on but it was too late. I feel like Jon is out of the marriage while Kate may be at the point where she is ready to finally listen to him. It sucks because the show sucks you in and everything is probably edited but these are just my observations from what I have seen. I am sure there is probably a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes. I just hope that this announcement will finally make people to stop speculating and hounding both of them. Maybe they will finally get a bit of privacy. Anyway, sorry for this big rant. It is such a sad situation and I do hope the best for everyone involved.
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
The kids are the ones I feel for in this. Remember when they did their big huge vow renewal and Kate said about a million times that the whole point of it was to show the kids that they'd be together forever? I lost respect for Jon and Kate both a long time ago. I just hope the kids can be okay.
esthersim esthersim 8 years
This news is very sad. My heart goes out to the kids...
haydee haydee 8 years
wasn't it just last season when they renewed their vows in Hawaii? it's such a waste..they should stop the show now. seriously
hshs1 hshs1 8 years
so so sad :( I hope the kids can handle this and grow up to be healthy adults :(
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
that haircut came in the way of their relationship seriously, they did bring it on to themselves. we all love the kids and watching the show but it was a bad idea. it might have happened even if they weren't on the show, you never know...i think the fame part really changed their lives and resulted in the divorce.
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 8 years
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 8 years
And dont they probably have a contract saying they cont quit the show until whenever? i thought most shows had that
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 8 years
Oh give her a break on the way she looks! Isnt she being hounded enough? Who cares what you think of her hair! Anyway, i thought i knew their situation until i watched the show tonight. I dont think we have a big enough picture to make assumptions about why they divorced,IMO.
TeaCakeLover TeaCakeLover 8 years
This is just so sad. I knew it was coming but it was quite upsetting to hear. I think that instead of blaming Jon and Kate for staying with their show, just stop watching the show! I really wish they would just go to marriage counselling. Kate looked so sad and Jon actually said he was partly "excited"?!! I feel so bad for those kids :(
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
This is really sad. I really feel for the kids in this. Not only have they grown up on tv, but there is forever a documentation of the demise of their parent's marriage. I can't help but feel like they are not putting their kids first because the logical thing to do would be to stop the show and go to counseling and try to work this out.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Whoops. This is what an edit button can help with ^ I apologize for my typo, what I meant was actions have consequences and this (divorce) is it.
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