I say celebrate, but probably more like tolerate. Jon and Kate Gosselin tied the knot on June 12, 1999, and while they are technically still married, everyone is wondering if this couple can make it another ten years together? Wait, that might be too big of a leap – can they even make it to the end of this year? Will the Gosselins keep their family intact?
What happened to Jon and Kate? When the couple first hit TV and came into people’s homes each week, they seemed like a typical family - albeit with a large number of kids, all being multiples – who had similiar struggles like the rest of us trying to raise children, juggle jobs and home life. Where did it all go wrong?
Did fame get to them? Did they stop trying as a couple because kids, jobs, life, became too much? Were they so busy with outside committments, they just drifted apart and forgot all the reasons they came together and fell in love in the first place?
So many questions and not enough answers. Although, is it really any of our business, even though Jon and Kate are still on TV and they sort of dragged us into this?
I had never watched Jon & Kate Plus 8, except for maybe a promo or a two-minute video on Youtube, but now, I find myself tuning in, so 1.) I can write about them but 2.) so I can watch for the tension between them (or any love that may still be there), study their body language, because maybe they will give a clue as to what’s going on in their relationship. Although, it’s hard to know what really goes on in their minds and hearts but I honestly hope they can make it work. Obviously, it would be great to stay together for their eight children, but also because it’s sad when two people, who seemed so obviously in love, drift apart and find themselves in a situation they can’t wait to get out of.
I wonder, too, how much they have explained to their children? I’m guessing not much to the sextuplets, as they are only five, but twins Mady and Cara will be nine in October and they seem like very bright, smart little girls, who can probably sense something is not quite right between their mom and dad. So sad, and obviously people go through this every day, but they just don’t do it in front of the world. Will the kids one day resent their parents for putting them on display? It may have seemed OK at first, but now that Jon and Kate are having marital problems and not shutting off the cameras while they deal with some pretty serious issues (ie: cheating allegations), will the Gosselin children be mortified to know everyone knew their private family matters? Wait until they’re all teens and look back… won’t be a good scene.
I want to say “Happy Anniversary Jon and Kate” but nothing about them seems happy right now. I am rooting for them – I’m a sucker for happy endings, especially when there are children involved.