I’m not sure if we should get out the violins, but TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8 daddy, Jon Gosselin, is “hurt” by his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kate Gosselin’s, statements regarding their split.
Kate had released a statement, saying:
“Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”
She hasn’t, at least not yet, given her reasons as to why she filed immediately. But she did say of Jon’s behavior, “It was event after event after event where I came to realize: This is not the same person I married. I remember just looking at him and thinking, ‘I wouldn’t choose to marry that exact person right now…so why am I here?’”
Jon is apparently “hurt” by her statement. He told Entertainment Tonight:
“Yesterday, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my No. 1 priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe.
“My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that. This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania.
“I am deeply excited about openly dating my girlfriend saddened that we are divorcing, and also hurt by the statement Kate made last night about the divorce. I have always done everything I can to protect our family.
“The one thing I do agree with in Kate’s statement is her desire to resolve things amicably. Of course emotions are running high for both of us right now, but for the sake of our children and our family’s privacy, I hope that we can both limit our public comments about the legal proceedings going forward.”
Yes, when you’re on TV, it will be easy to limit your public junk.
I know, I know, I’m leaning towards Kate, and maybe that’s not fair. Maybe she was horrible to live with/be married to. I don’t know. None of us will probably ever know. But what I do know, is sometimes, people tend to blame the woman unfairly; oh she was such a shrew, such a b*tch, that he had no choice but to leave. Maybe Jon is a total douche? Maybe he is the one that broke their relationship? Did we not see him on the couch on Monday’s show and he could barely contain his glee that he was free! “I’m only 32! I’m hurt BUT I’M EXCITED!”
Fine, sometimes relationships don’t work out for whatever reasons but honestly, did Jon have to display his happiness that it was over, on TV? What happens when his kids see that episode? Oh gee, daddy sure seemed glad he was leaving mommy. Their divorce announcement should have NEVER been televised. Stick another episode on instead, and put up a note on the screen that “due to recent events, the Gosselins are divorcing, and we (TLC) will not air the breakdown of this family,” or some such thing.
Oh well, what’s done is done. Let’s hope Jon and Kate are true to their word, that they want to remain amicable and civil and put their kids first.