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Jon and Kate Plus 8 Talk About the State of Their Marriage

We know that Jon and Kate Plus 8 is currently filming its fifth season, so it's no surprise that our favorite tensome is on the cover of May's Ladies' Home Journal. Decked out in all-white attire, the Gosselin family looks set for Spring and Summer, but inside John and Kate set the record straight on the state of their marriage. Check out the highlights of what the couple said:

Jon on marriage: "This struggle has definitely put some tension in our marriage. But I never cheated on Kate. Kate and I are together."

Kate on privacy: "The fact that we are recognized, screamed at, mobbed and so often approached when we're together does make life difficult."

Kate about fame: "I don't get it. I'm just a mom who's doing her best, not unlike moms everywhere. I just happen to have a few more kids than the average."

Jon joking about the life he imagined versus reality: "I always thought I'd be, like, 54 years old and marry a 19-year-old or something."

Jon on being a reality star: "I can't be Jon, I have to be Jon and Kate Plus 8, which is a really hard thing for me."


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kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
I have to agree with no. 29 about this. I can't really say what they really think/feel about the whole thing because I'm NOT them. I only have 1 child, and boy, it's hard enough for me. I'm naturally more organized, 'anal' and so on compared to my laid-back hubby and it's stressful when you do the taking care of your child(ren) mostly by yourself. Oh well. :)
slgp0323 slgp0323 8 years
I believe Kate has gotten some sort of breast surgery. The difference in her appearance is noticeable in season 4. Regardless of this suspicion I, too, have felt a real difference in this last season. It has started to seem as though they really are pimping the kids for more than just the "bare necessities".
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Both are huge money grubbing fakes.
ShelleyHFan ShelleyHFan 8 years
I agree with PRSugar, it's one thing to comment once on this but they seem to continue to have to publicly defend their marriage and it's not good.
PnkRbnCure PnkRbnCure 8 years
First of all this is not a "reality marriage", their lives are real they were just asked to do a reality show. If they didn't love each other why would they have renewed their vows. Yes, Kate can be a little overbearing but Jon needs to put her in her place and not let her get away with it all the time. They have a beautiful place to live and raise their children now and I wish them the best of luck. I am sure if they made this the last season and they started living their lives more normal it would be better for all of them. I watch the show and I love them and the kids. I bet 97% of the people out there couldn't take care and raise these children like Kate and Jon are. Kate maybe a little OCD, but at least she has it together. Imagine if the Octomom had a reality show, we would probably see more of the nannies than her, she is a joke and I think Dr. Phil needs to OPEN his eyes. Keep it up Jon and Kate, live happy, love much and God Bless You all .
Fellora Fellora 8 years
I feel the same way Martni Rossi...the newer seasons seem different. I started noticing a change a couple of episodes before they moved. It just felt different. Kate doesn't look happy anymore. I hope these 2 can work it out...they love each other and if they have to stop making the show to save their marriage then they should.
edg723 edg723 8 years
this is my favorite show ever and i actually get upset hearing all of this negativity towards them. They are doing the best they can and if there is tension, at least they are keeping to the truth and not trying to lie and pretend its not happening. and obviously Jon is joking around with the 19 yr old comment.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I agree hausfrau, she always seems so uptight, and yipping at him to do stuff. I couldn't handle being around her.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Don't bite the hand that feeds you, Kate. They absolutely would not be able to afford that huge house and all the nice things in their lives without the tv show, the documentaries, and the books. If you want privacy, then don't get a show on TLC.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
i think he was kind of humorous with the 19 year old quote, but mainly crossed the line with the other two quotes- i was shocked that he said all that. i agree that the show is boring. hopefully things will settle down for them without the crew in their house all the time.
mga1115 mga1115 8 years
Jon's comment about the 19 year old is gross. I do feel for him, this marriage is not headed in a good direction. Most reality marriages end.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
it makes me sad that they sound so bitter and unhappy. I really like this show and this family. I wish them all the best.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I dont know why people like this show. Ive only seen a few but each one she seems snippy and treats him like crap and he seems miserable. Overall they just don't seem like likable people.
Moms Moms 8 years
The LHJ article is actually an interesting read there's more to it than just these quotes.
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 8 years
I don't begrudge parents trying to make a good living for their kids. You all are so easy to judge, like you wouldn't do the same thing if given the opportunity.
amers230 amers230 8 years
Oh cry me a river. I might actually feel bad for them if they hadn't spent the last three years pimping out their kids so that they can afford a million dollar home and multiple vacations a year. You reap what you sow.
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 8 years
He did not once say he loved his wife. That I find interesting.
stephley stephley 8 years
If they want to save the marriage, ending the show might be a good idea - I doubt it's good for the kids or the parents.
nikisix nikisix 8 years
Maybe they shouldn't have signed up for a reality show if they didn't want to get 'mobbed and screamed at...' It's weird how she says she doesn't get 'it.' You're on TV! That draws even MORE attention to you and your 8 kids.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I think Jon's misery is obvious every episode, and I can't blame him. :(
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