Are Jon & Kate Gosselin getting back together, or is a publicity stunt?

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A couple of days ago, Jon Gosselin was photographed “hard at work” installing solar panels on a building for his new job in construction, having quit the office job he was so proud of because it involved “too much travel.” I contemplated running that story, but then figured that Jon Gosselin would get plenty of other jobs over the next year. Well now Jon supposedly wants Kate back, probably because she was so good at helping him make minor everyday decisions that he finds perplexing on his own. Plus there’s the whole issue of Jon’s standard of living decreasing dramatically now that he’s on his own and completely unable to hold down a basic job or manage his money. Popeater has this story, along with the news that Kate supposedly is on board with this idea, because she misses the life she had with Jon before she was forced to become a “single mom” pulling in hundreds of thousands for the few times she bothers to interact with her kids.

ng jon and kate plus 8 090309“They both realize how much they miss each other,” a friend of the couple’s tells me. “Neither one of them have been really happy since their ugly split and would love to turn back time to the point where they were both in love before fame took over.”

Jon recently traded his Ed Hardy shirts for a hardhat and scored a job with Green Pointe Energy, a Pennsylvania-based renewable energy company. The former reality star and computer techie spends his days installing solar panels and doing other good-for-the-planet deeds.

“Jon is in a great place,” a friend of the father of eight told me last month. “He is happy and knows what a fool he made of himself after his split from Kate…”

So after the ups and downs of 2010, the couple have found peace again, especially now that the cameras have gone away. As everything has started to return to normal so have Jon and Kate with Jon now working in green construction and Kate turning to being a full-time mom again.

“After the split the both of them were out of control. Kate thought she was going to be dating Brad Pitt, and Jon was sure he was going to be a superstar. Neither one of them found what they were looking for when they were single and have both come to the conclusion that maybe they are right for each other.”

Plus, it wouldn’t hurt ratings on next season’s show! Just saying …

[From Popeater, Rob Shuter's column]

This story is probably from Jon’s camp, because he didn’t get enough press for those very staged photos of him smoking on the job. It makes me wonder if he’s still with the last coed he hooked up with, that Ellen chick who had an advice column online. She still has a photo of herself with Jon on her website, but it’s pretty far down the page. I would bet that she kicked him to the curb and that Jon is considering going back to Kate in order to quit having to worry about paying his bills. Plus it might absolve him of the $10k a month child support payment he’s surely unable to make. I could see Kate acting on camera like she’s taking him back without really letting him do more than live above the garage again while her lover/bodyguard stays in the house. If welcoming Jon back breathes new life into her rapidly fading reality show she’ll probably consider it. She’ll do anything to increase her long over 15 minutes.

Kate Gosselin is shown on 12/1/10. Jon is shown on 11/29/10. Credit: Fame

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  1. malachais says:

    HAHA! This has to be a joke.

  2. pebbles says:

    If this is a publicity stunt, I sure hope the kids don’t get wind of it.
    Can you imagine a child believing that his/her parents were getting back together – then only to find that it was to drum up some p.r.?
    All kinds of wrong here.

  3. krissy says:

    I was just thinking the other day how happy I am to not have to see her ugly face splattered all over everything and now, as if to mock me, she’s back with a new ploy for attention =/

  4. Jazz says:

    Publicity stunt!! There’s nothing this woman won’t do to get more publicity. Well, except actually be a mother to the kids that made her famous in the first place.

  5. DD says:

    TLC is still following this family around?

  6. HEB says:

    Yeah he’s still with Ellen. He talks about her on twitter all the time…if this is really from his camp though she will probably dump him. Then he’ll be homeless again.

    Speaking of Ellen…she needs to either stop posting pictures of herself online or…get a nose job. STAT.

  7. guesty says:

    they both disgust me. def publicity stunt.

  8. Isabel says:

    This is really gross. Really really gross.

  9. Syko says:

    I think it would be marvelous if they got back together, that would save two other people from possible misery – not that anyone else wants either of them.

  10. curmudgeon says:

    This woman is so vile she made Sarah Palin look good. We make strange stars in this brave new world.

  11. Circe says:

    The real question you should be asking is “Is there any reason on earth why we should care?”

  12. Riley says:

    This article is gross in so many ways: Kate dating Brad Pitt… Uh, Kate have you ever seen Brad’s type? His taste range from Robin Givens, to Juliette Lewis, to Gwyneth Paltrow, to Jennifer Aniston, to Angelina Jolie. Somehow Brad has manage to make it almost 50 years without dating a middle class frumpy mom with a beaver hair cut. Secondly, the image of Jon turnin in his Ed Hardy to work to make the planet a greener place. Please. Where I come from one douche bag plus one douche bag just makes a really big douche bag. The best news of this post those is that it seems that these two are finally fading and hopefully will be completely off our radars until they start pushing their children into “the business.”

  13. Whatever says:

    If this is from Jon’s camp, he is a moron. She recently went to court to make him stop selling stories to the tabloids and that case is still pending. This story reeks of BS. I can see why Jon would do it (money and not having to work), but why would Kate do it?? She has the money, the house and doesn’t have to deal with his douchy ass on a daily basis. She’d be crazy to going back to watching him hold down the sofa.

  14. Marjalane says:

    I agree with whatever. He’d probably get back together in a heartbeat, but there is zero incentive for Kate to do it; Unless she needed a live in babysitter,and actually she’s just bitchy enough to do that to her kids. This is a pitiful family.

  15. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    oh I have to throw up..

    be right back… ugh

  16. Cat says:

    Hubs & I have thought all along that their breaking up was for ratings & this seems no different. (Should it prove true). Old girls needs to lay off the self tanner. She looks darker than me in that first pic!

  17. mln76 says:

    I was so enjoying not hearing about these people for a couple of months.

  18. Yael says:

    I gotta say, if they honestly want to get back together and try to work things out, BY ALL MEANS DO IT, marriage can get tough (not to mention the strains of starring a reality show)but if they really put their mind into it, they’ll succeed. Besides, if they can be better and happier together this would bring emotional stability to their children, which is a HUGE plus.

    HOWEVER if they’re trying this for publicity purposes only, then screw it, why even fake it if it’s all for the money???????? In the end it would hurt them more, their kids would grow up more heart-broken than before.

  19. Quest says:

    Trying for the Kate plus Nine Reality Show, huh?

  20. dread pirate cuervo says:

    @Marjalane, I think her incentive would be feeding her vindictiveness. She’d take him back to improve his financial situation, but he’d have to give up whatever chicks are dumb enough to want him. However, Kate would get to keep boning her bodyguard. She’d probably make Jon watch b/c she’s a sick control freak like that.

  21. Dizzybenny says:

    @Circe My sentiments exacly!Who still give a darn about these two??

  22. Julia says:

    Oh, wow! I didn’t know that people still gave a crap about these two.

    Wait. Who are we talking about?

  23. leesa says:

    Its a publicity stunt!

    Her show is tanking and there hasnt been any mention or pics of her scowl lately. She knows the public is sick of her.
    Nothing but a ploy to get her in the mags again.

  24. original kate says:

    she always looks so pissed – seriously, in every photo i’ve ever seen she looks furious. why? she’s doing pretty well for a no talent famewhore.

  25. Someone Else says:

    @curmudgeon –

    I agree, although instead of ‘strange’ I’d use the word ‘pathetic’.

  26. GeekChic says:

    @HEB, really? Make fun of her horrible taste in men, sure, but her physical appearance? So people with physical features you deem unattractive shouldn’t post photos of themselves? Should she instead hide out and become a hermit because you don’t think she’s attractive? Honestly, good grief.

  27. Str8Shooter says:

    Why, o WHY hasn’t a house fallen on this f’n HAG yet???

  28. Cha Cha Loca says:

    My heart aches for their children.

  29. InVain says:

    Her hair is a publicity stunt…especially the stunt part.

  30. Anna says:

    She hasn’t had many magazine covers lately….

  31. cara says:

    regardless….these two ***** have EIGHT kids together. They better give it another go.

  32. Lauren says:

    I believe Jon really loves his children..he did the dirty work for years, while Kate travelled. Kate scares me to death…Jon needs her just to survive, and the kids need Jon around all the time to get some nuturing…Maybe he finally figured out that his douchiness phase is neither respectful, rewarding, or lucrative. I would like to see them get back together, for the kids sake.

  33. Maritza says:

    Just when I thought these two had disappeared and we would not hear about them again…
    People honestly don’t care about them anymore not even if they got back together again.

  34. Hakura says:

    What I worry about is what their lives are going to be like once the show inevitably ends. Kate has never had to deal with day-to-day life with her children without the benefit of the show… & having people to help her, 24/7. This show has been there since before the kids were born.

    What’s going to happen to those children once the ‘glamour’ ends for Kate, no one gives a damn what she’s doing, no one is taking pictures or calling? When she doesn’t have a built-in daycare to handle her kids while she goes off to do as she pleases, or bone the married bodyguard she no longer has a legitimate reason (excuse) to employ?

    Even with the show, we know Kate is abusive. It makes me worry for what will happen when she’s *not* being watched.

  35. Cleo says:

    I don’t think they ever broke up nor ever needed the money from the show. And I think Beth’s daughters are cousins because more than one of them look so much like Cara. For the years they were on tv as a happy family, America really got to see very Asian looking toddlers being a part of the American landscape. Thank you!

  36. Judy says:

    That was a totally BOGUS report from a Popeater writer who has no busy writing anything and should verify sources before publishing such crap. It was obvious to anyone who has followed this trainwreck that it was bogus, but even AOL made it a headliner.

  37. anon says:

    I wouldnt put it past HER camp to have accidently/ on purpose leak this rumor knowing the buzz it would create and get her name (and show’s) back in the headlines. She’s a desperate fame seeker with little to now actual on-screen talent, charm or charisma. She’s resorted to skin shots with a bikini and low cut tops (while bending over to for a good cleavage shot) even during outings with the kids (who does that??)
    Tick Tock. Oprah is tied into TLC which runs her show via Discovery which is why you see on every show that has a connection to her (The View -B.Walters, The Talk- Holly Robinson Peete, Maria Shriver’s Women’s conference etc.) So obvious.

  38. Ashley says:

    I really went Jon and Kate get back together really bad I hope the kids are not sad Leah,Hannah,Alexis,Aaden,Collin,Joel, Mandy,and Cara I am really sad if they are not getting back together anymore.

  39. Amy says:

    You should think about you beautiful eight kids. I think that if you realty love each other you should get back together but take it really slow. Start with going on dates, couples counciling sessions. Pray about it all first and ask God to guide you in your decision LOL