Kate Gosselin’s professional life is on hold right now because her personal life is in turmoil. After filing for divorce from husband Jon, the mom-of-eight has been going it alone where the kids are concerned. It seems Jon is more interested in his single life.
On air, during the Jon & Kate Plus 8 episode that the couple announced they were splitting, both said they would always be there for their kids. And it seems Kate is staying true to her word, but Jon, not so much.
Sources tell Life & Style that Jon seems more interested in playing the part of a single guy than a man who has eight children to care for.
“Jon hasn’t been seen at the house much since he and Kate announced the divorce.” Jon was at the family’s home in Westerville, Pa. on June 26, but “was barely with the kids at all.”
The children have a new nanny (reportedly hired by Jon for when he’s at home with them), and she’s the one who cared for the kids during Jon’s time at the house.
The insider claimed, “He has a new nanny who watched them the whole time. She’s very young and good looking. I don’t think Kate would be too happy about her.”
Jon was seen the next day at the home, but once again, his children were not his main focus.
“He tossed a Frisbee and played lacrosse with a few of the kids for a bit,” an onlooker said. “Mostly, though, he spent the afternoon lolling around. At one point he signed promotional pictures of his family, He chatted with a security guard for a bit, then got back on his ATV and just rode around.”
During the “divorce” episode of Jon & Kate, Kate said, “I don’t want to do this alone. But it’s required and I’ve got to do it. If I’ve got to pull this whole ship on my own. I’m going to do it. I will survive.”
It seems Kate is doing just that. Yes, she does have help – two nannies and bodyguards, plus friends – and with eight kids, by gosh, anyone would need help! Mady and Cara, who will turn 9 in October, are also helping mom with their younger, 5-year-old siblings. Mady and Cara are probably more involved with the sextuplets than daddy is.
The source added, “Kate’s in charge of taking care of the house now. All the duties Jon used to handle are now hers.”
A friend of Jon’s, Brian Sep, said, “It’s new and exciting for Jon to be single (oh, well, isn’t that wonderful for Jon!!!!). In high school he was popular with the girls, and I’m sure it will be the same way now. He plans to see the kids when it’s convenient for him on weekends.”
Good luck, Kate. Jon does seem more interested in pursuing the single life. Must be if he joined Match.com.