Gosselin kids want to stay w/ dad in small apt, mom Kate ignores them at the mansion

Photo by: Jackson Lee/starmaxinc.com 2010  12/8/10 Kate Gosselin departs the Ted Gibson Salon with a new hairstyle. (NYC) Photo via Newscom
We saw firsthand during Kate Gosselin’s guest stint on Sarah Palin’s Alaska just how much of a priority her children are for her. Kate ignored the kids and bitched and moaned about how miserable she was, threatening that they would be “Palins, not Gosselins” if they chose to stay behind and enjoy the camping trip that was planned for them. The Palins did plenty of fun activities with the six year-old sextuplets and ten year-old twins, making ‘smores, collecting rocks from the river, and teaching them about wildlife. Kate would have none of it, and didn’t interact with her kids at all.

Dad Jon was initially the villain in this split, as he was taking up with any 20-something coed that would have him. Now that he’s settled down and Kate has shown her true colors it’s clear that he’s the better parent. His kids seem to agree too, and reportedly want to stay with Jon in his two bedroom apartment. It sounds like Jon is leaking these stories to the tabloids for sympathy, and we know he can be a passive aggressive manipulator, but his methods are small potatoes compared to Kate’s distortions and lies.

It’s pretty telling when 10-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 6-year-old sextuplets Joel, Collin, Aaden, Hannah, Leah, and Alexis would rather sleep on pull-out couches and portable cots in Jon’s two-bedroom apartment in Reading, Pa., than spend another night with Kate in their $1.1 million mansion in nearby Wernesville.

So, why are the kids so miserable in their mansion? According to [Life & Style] Kate regularly leaves the kids behind while she goes for pampering treatments in New York City. “Her hair and her looks are her top priorities,” another source tells the magazine. Besides chasing fame, she’s also been caught on camera spanking the kids in the past. “The kids are afraid of Kate,” confirms the source.

Meanwhile, after going wild immediately following his split from Kate in 2009, Jon has finally cleaned up his act and settled into a regular 9-to-5 job working with computers. It’s not glamorous but it pays the rent. And it affords him the luxury of doing fun, bonding activities with his children. “He’s very hands-on,” reveals another source. “He’s taken them on nature walks, plays games and builds things with them. he also helps them with schoolwork and practices reading and writing with them. That’s why being with Jon is so much nicer.”

But back in September, Kate said on Live! With Regis and Kelly that her kids can’t stand being at Jon’s place because it doesn’t feel like home. “I basically wait for the phone call from how many of them want to come home,” she said. Considering she lied to Today about Collin and Alexis being expelled from school, we find her claim hard to believe also.

[From Hollybaby, details from Life & Style]

Hollybaby has a point – Kate lied about her kids being expelled and she probably lies about a ton of other sh*t too, particularly the fact that she claims to be single, but is boning the married bodyguard. I bet she lied when she claimed that she was still with Jon when he started cheating. She probably kicked his ass to the apartment in the garage so she could sleep with the bodyguard in the house. Then when Jon stepped out on her she kept wearing her wedding ring and played the pity card with the media.

So the kids are better off with their dad and his girlfriend, who actually seem to pay attention to them and look out for them while their mom is focused on herself 24/7.

Photo by: Jackson Lee/starmaxinc.com 2010  12/8/10 Kate Gosselin - with bodyguard Steve Neild - departs the Ted Gibson Salon with a new hairstyle. (NYC) Photo via Newscom

Photo by: Jackson Lee/starmaxinc.com 2010  12/8/10 Kate Gosselin departs the Ted Gibson Salon with a new hairstyle. (NYC) Photo via Newscom

Photo by: RE/Westcom/starmaxinc.com 2010  6/16/10 Jon Gosselin at the THQ Take No Prisoners party at E3 in the Downtown Standard Hotel. (Los Angeles, CA) Photo via Newscom

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  1. Marjalane says:

    O.K., so who is it that still LIKES this bitch? Is it the Grandma’s, or the mom’s with crappy husbands or who? Why do NBC and People magazine love her so? Is she just the new Bernie Madoff or what? I don’t get it.

  2. Sophie says:

    those poor kids. they don’t stand a chance

  3. Jen says:

    As much as I cannot stand Jon, I do believe that the kids are not comfortable living with their mom. It’s sad but it’s probably true. The fact that two of them were expelled for harming an adult and other children really speaks volumes as to how messed up they are right now. They need counseling and Jon might be the only one who would take it seriously. Did I just say that? Kate is way too selfish to even see that anything she is doing is wrong. I just feel for the kids. I really do.

  4. Happymom says:

    Can’t we please ship her (and White Oprah) off to some island with no internet or papparazzi access?

  5. Jayna says:

    Right. In Touch, they are the bastion of truthful reporting. I have read their mag and most is made up. They don’t even get real interviews half the time, just cut and past. Moving on.

  6. Westcoaster says:

    When the tell all book about Kate Gosselin comes out( Lets face it, one of the eight children will write a book) it will make “Mommie Dearest” look like a bedtime story!

  7. Zelda says:

    Babyboomers–the majority of which do not look at gossip on the internet. I think that helps.

  8. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Ugh enough about her … this old feeds her stupid ego anyway. If we stop watching this bitch, the cameras will turn off and maybe she’ll have to pay attention to her kids. Than again I can almost believe the kids like the camera just because she has to behave half way decent to them while they are around.

  9. Chris says:

    I am so sick of hearing about this.

  10. womanfromthenorth says:

    Besides chasing fame, she’s also been caught on camera spanking the kids in the past. “The kids are afraid of Kate,” confirms the source.

    Jon was afraid Kate! lol

  11. Whatever says:

    The fact that Jon continues to make up lies as an anonymous “source” makes him infinitely more dispicable than his ex wife. Sorry, but that is low. Anyone who believes this “source” is anyone other than Jon is an idiot.

    Not defending Kate, but come on. Time for Jon to get a job and stop living off tabloid paychecks.

  12. Missy says:

    Kate has the phoniest smile of anyone Ive ever seen a picture of.
    Please make her go away!!!

  13. normades says:

    @Westcoaster: yup, you know one of them will write a book one day and it will not be kind

  14. malachais says:

    This is all speculation. Honestly, I wish one of Jon and Kate’s relatives would step in an help these kids, of the non-fame-whoring kind. Jon and Kate are both very shady.

  15. bite me says:

    god bless the children

  16. Disco says:

    I don’t understand why they had the kids in the first place. It doesn’t seem like they were ever really in love and she has never seemed maternal. I just don’t get it.

  17. mln76 says:

    I blame the mainstream media that play to ‘the minivans’ and don’t ask real questions, People Magazine, The Today Show, and The View. They have been selling this woman as a martyr while she abuses her children on television. It’s disgusting.

  18. Judy says:

    @ Whatever: “The fact that Jon continues to make up lies as an anonymous “source” makes him infinitely more dispicable than his ex wife. Sorry, but that is low. Anyone who believes this “source” is anyone other than Jon is an idiot.
    Not defending Kate, but come on. Time for Jon to get a job and stop living off tabloid paychecks.”

    Looks like you don’t keep up. Jon has had a regular job for awhile now.

  19. hebc says:

    While I’m also quite positive that Jon leaked this stuff, I’m sure its true. He went nuts after being freed from the wicked queen, now he’s coming back down to earth and trying to re-gain what he lost.

  20. Obvious says:

    @Disco. kHate wanted the children, she made Jon do it. She used to yell at him for breathing to loud. No wonder he went wild when he escaped. But he settled down, and I maintain-as I always have, Kate is vile, and the kids would be better off with Jon. HE cares about them, he used to do more with them. And i bet that given a choice the kids would tell a judge to let them live with daddy.

    Could you imagine what Kate would do? paying child support to Jon. She’ have a freaking cow.

  21. k says:

    They both need to stop talkling to the media about their children’s problems

  22. Grace says:

    @Whatever: Jon has a job now. And he can’t talk to the press, per his contract with TLC. If he was the source, TLC would have sued him by now.

  23. Cleo says:

    I don’t think little kids mind a small home. I remember loving my apartment on Mott Street in Chinatown. Then we moved to an economy home in the middle of nowheresville suburb and even as a little kid, I felt a sense of doom. I can’t even walk a block briskly because it’s so boring but in Manhattan, I can get to most places in 20 minutes WALKING at a brisk natural painless pace.

  24. Baby says:

    Kate was obsessed the the McCaughey septuplets. Jon was content with the twins and they had a comfortable lifestyle but Kate wanted more. She even named two of her tups after the McCaughey tups. She is selfish and vile.

  25. Anastasia says:


  26. Johanna says:

    Jon is the leak. Sure, someone else is his mouthpiece, but this is SO OBVIOUS. C’mon, Jon, grow up.

  27. Feebee says:

    I thought the initial deal was that Kate and Jon would take turns at the family home so the kids didn’t have to shuffle between homes? Sounds a better plan than having eight kids in a two bedroomed apt. Course Kate would probably couldn’t stand to see Jon and the kids happy together in the house.

  28. Anastasia says:

    I think maybe people who come up with elaborate conspiracy theories about Z list reality has beens need to grow up.

    I’m looking at you, Johanna.

  29. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Again, I say let jon stay in the house and she get an apartment.

    What a lousy situation for these kids.

  30. Whatever says:

    Please, even if Jon has a job, that is irrelevant. It certainly does NOT prove that he isn’t feeding this bullshit to the tabloids. It’s him.

  31. mln76 says:

    OK just let’s say he is feeding stuff to the tabs. Since he has already gone to court to try to stop the reality show. Is under a gag order from discussing Kate or the kids publicly and has no other recourse in order to stop the abuse that everyone including Sarah Palin knows is going on.

  32. photo jojo says:

    They are both really crappy adults, but Jon’s always been the more hands on parent, willing to get down on the floor and play and get his hands dirty. I hope the court intervenes and appoints a guardian ad litem for those poor kids.

  33. Kiska says:

    They should have to do a series of personality and psychological testing before they do IVF. Seriously, between her and the Octomom, there is a whole lot of crazy ass mothers out there ruining young lives.

  34. TXCinderella says:

    I’ve always felt like Kate treated John badly. Yes, he may have been a bit on the lazy side, but if my spouse was barking orders at me, I’d be passive/agressive too.

  35. Lem says:

    i can’t stop myself. I have to comment that Jon should have the kids in every +8 post.
    Jon was always the loving parent. wishy-washy yes, but fun, loving, attentive and uh… not mommy dearest!

  36. Roma says:

    If Jon would have not exploded into a tizzy of Ed Hardy wearing bootycalls with random coeds, public opinion would have consistently been on his side since the split.

    I’m hoping that he is the father this story claims him to be, because those poor kids need some love.

  37. Jeri says:

    Too bad the family courts can’t see her for what she is.

  38. Kim says:

    She is the WORST mother! How can she sleep at night?

  39. Emma says:

    People, please stop watching this piece of “TLC,” providing high enough ratings to keep this horror show on air. Unfortunately, most of the viewers tuning in consider it like a train wreck, too hard not to watch if you’re flipping through. Let’s check in on the kids in 10ish years, I sincerely hope they are not sitting in a prison or rehab somewhere.

    In other thoughts, doesn’t Kate look like LeAnn Rimes w/ an eyebrow lift? Just a thought.

  40. Crash2GO2 says:

    I can safely say that I have never stoked the fire of this woman’s celebrity by watching her show. Especially not now, since anything having to do with children and divorce leaves me gasping on the floor. But I am truly aghast at the mothers that are being assigned custody in these kinds of situations (the Gosselins, Amber) while I was denied. I mean, they have TAPES of these women ABUSING or neglecting their own children! Yet they are still allowed to keep them!


  41. bluhare says:

    I’ve read somewhere that the bodyguard is there to protect us from her, rather than her from us.

    And kids don’t care if you have a mansion or a hut. We don’t have kids of our own, and our nieces and nephews always loved having sleepovers at our house and I could never figure out why. We didn’t go out and spend tons of money but we did go out and get something to eat (usually McDonalds because that’s what they wanted), go to the mall and get some snacks, and then home to watch movies and draw while we were watching. They still ask about stuff we used to do. Amazing.

  42. Techman says:

    She is a huge B$$$H, All she is worried about is what angle the camera is at when they are taking her photo,her stomache must hurt by the end of the day,everytime someone points a camera t her she sucks in her gut! Plus there is truth to the “BodyBoner” Loose lips sink ships,If it is not about her then she wants nothing to do with it! I can’t inderstand a woman that would put herself before her kids???

  43. saltydog says:

    I just don’t get why people were EVER on her side! If you ever watched the show before all the dram it was clear she was an overbearing witch and Jon looked trapped and miserable. Finally when they break up he starts going around with all sorts of college chicks, but who cares. He always seemed to really love and care for the kids and she seemed to be a controle freak and attention whore

  44. Someone Else says:

    Yep. I think it’s become time to boycott TLC.

    That pains me, because it used to be such a great channel. Between this nasty, abusive piece of work or Self Promotion, I’m sorry — I meant Sarah Palin, it’s no longer about being informed (it is still The Learning Channel, right?), it’s about being insulted.

    Oh, let’s not forgot about the Duggars and the Browns.

    You should be ashamed, TLC, for your Total Lack of Class — wait, maybe that’s what TLC stands for now!

  45. Hakura says:

    I think no matter what Jon’s mistakes were, and there were PLENTY, he still seemed more concerned about the kid’s well being than Kate has.

    I have to admit that I’m STUNNED that there’s anyone here commenting that could possibly think Kate is better than… well, ANYONE. She’s been caught in public lies several times now, all of which completely self serving.

    And I said in a recent post, before knowledge of this.. that I thought the kids would be better off ‘living with jon in ONE ROOM apartment’ than they are with Kate. Sounds like the kids might think so too.

  46. Casi says:

    Why don’t you get off of Kate’s back. None of us were in their marriage or family life. Jon is interested in money and if gaining control of the kids gets him access to whatever money Kate has set aside for them I wouldn’t doubt that he is the one leaking all these stories. And as far as lying about the kids being expelled I would think that Kate was protecting the kids and frankly its not really our business. Kids are kids and those kids are probably spoiled, as are many kids when their parents go through a divorce.

  47. Rufuzz says:

    ^Oh, please. “None of us were in their marriage or family life”? Those kids took dumps on television. There’s hardly anything TLC DIDN’T show in those episodes. The unquestioning Kate defenders always amaze me. They rationalize the crap out of even the most brazen lies, shift the blame to the point of creating conspiracies, and for WHAT? Kate’s not their friend. Kate has no friends. She’s a selfish, immature woman who gave birth to 8 kids she apparently only sees as easy income. Karma awaits her.

  48. Hakura says:

    ITA Rufuzz. Seriously. They make Kate into some kind of saint, lying to *protect* her children.

    If she cared at all about her children, she would’ve ‘protected’ them from being on television. But then they wouldn’t be making her any money to get her hair done with.

  49. Grace says:

    @saltydog: I’ve long been frustrated by how/why anyone could have ever been on this woman’s side. I used to watch the show in the beginning but I stopped when I became disugusted by the way Kate emotionally abused Jon.

    I think the lack of outrage towards Kate in the beginning was because of reverse sexism. If you switch the genders and imagine what it would have been like if Jon had treated Kate the way she treated him, if he had: 1) made fun of her weight gain or mocked her appeance in other ways 2) screamed at her in public 3) reprimanded him on a regular basis 4) told her she wasn’t breathing correctly 5) smacked her repeatedly in various episodes – there would have been a huge public outcry, and people would have called it what it was, emotional abuse. But because it was a woman treating a man that way, most people let it slide.

  50. gilbert says:

    In my opinion the only thing wrong with Jon Gosselin is bad taste in clothing choices (Ed Hardy) and his choices in women- at worst he just seems like a hen pecked husband that didn’t know how to deal and cheated (supposedly) on his wife. Kate on the other hand comes off like an all around youknowwhat.

  51. echolocate says:

    Rufuzz, I don’t get the rationalizations either. Of all the people in the world, why be Kate’s fan? What is her special talent? It doesn’t appear to be mothering.

    And she’s certainly not a gal to lunch with unless you like your meals liberally seasoned with the body fluids of a resentful kitchen and wait staff (and sometimes the homeless junkie who hangs out by the dumpster out back).

    All I can guess is that her fans fetishize yet despise the role of mother. (And some of them might be Pedobear, anxious for another televised dump.)

    I wish she was only acting at being vile, like Spencer Pratt, but she’s not that good of an actress (witness–fake smile above), and it’s pretty clear the 6-year-olds aren’t in on the joke. Turns out it hurts in real life when someone yanks your arm, threatens to leave you behind, or makes a spectacle of you because you dropped some ice cream on your shirt.

  52. Anastasia says:

    Yep. Watching how she treated her husband on national television was just painful and awful. I couldn’t believe she thought that was a perfectly acceptable way to treat her husband in front of her children AND millions of viewers. And like my aunt always said, if that’s how she would act in public, just imagine what she was like behind closed doors. Shudder.

    The only reason I ever watched it back in the day was to see Jon’s inevitable blowup when he demanded his balls back. He never did it. That woman demeaned and humiliated and verbally abused him every single step of the way. He had to get up with the kids. He had to give them their baths. He had to get them dressed. Her job was to stand around barking orders, rolling her eyes, sighing, being inconvenienced by a child wanting her attention, it was just a cringe-fest to watch.

    And whoever said it up there is right on: if this had been a man treating his wife that way, there would have been pitchforks and torches. A huge public outcry.

    Abuse is not ok for either gender. Period. She did him a huge favor by leaving him. I woulda chewed my own leg off to get away from that horrid vile wretch.

  53. Rio says:

    I have literally seen only 1 full episode of “Jon & Kate”- I used to RELIGIOUSLY watch TLC because I was a huge nerd and TLC used to be- get ready- “The Learning Channel”. I seem to recall they even had a brachiosaurus as part of the logo! For a wee nerd girl, the fact that “Popular Mechanics” and “National Geographic” made sweet, sweet love and produced “The Learning Channel”…manna from heaven.
    Before the ‘I’m a dwarf with a 300lb tumor!’ shows (which, I admit, I still watch), TLC was serious science. When J&K came on, it eas, if not serious science, still in that realm. 6 years ago, IVF was a big deal. Having sextuplets- sextuplets who LIVED- was an incredibly huge deal. Science evolves so quickly. Of course TLC, the nerd network, would be interested in documenting six children who should not have survived- who would not even EXIST without the ‘mad science’ of IVF.
    Flash forward 6 years. Science marches on. New discoveries are made and the public consciousness shifts. What was new and exciting in 2004 is ho-hum in 2010. Enviromentalism kicks in- who needs 8 children?! Think of the EARTH! (Not to say that’s a new development- see the movie ‘ZPG’…heck, I was BORN because of my parents’ belief in ZPG…) What was innovative then is irresponsible now.
    We’re able to distance ourselves from the “extreme multiple” family phenomenon now. We’re able to focus on how good or bad these family dynamics seem to be because, for better or for worse, we’ve become immune to, well, the fact they EXIST. The more progressive we become (IVF) the more retro we are (every century leading up to the present). Having 8 children is not insane (look through your family trees, trust me, you’re one of many) but the circumstances we HAVE them under has changed. In 1810 you had 8 children because you KNEW only a very few would survive past infancy. 2010 you had 8 children because…? No, seriously, why? F’ing ADOPT.

    Wow, did I go on an epic tangent (my excuse- I’m drunk). The one episode I watched of J&K was when they were buying beds for the sextuplets and Colin(?) had constipation- kid was SCREAMING through the whole episode. Kate totally ignored him through the entire episode while Jon- ‘deadbeat’ Jon- took the kid outside & manually dealt with the problem. That won me onto his side come Hell or high water.

    More drunken Rio philosophies shall undoubtedly be dispensed later…when the booze is 😉

  54. Kiska says:

    @ Rio You are very articulate when drunk. ITA with what you said. I look forward to hearing more of your drunken philosophies. 🙂

  55. Hakura says:

    @Rio – I second Kiska’s statement. xD I wish *I* was that articulate. (I’m sure I’d get myself into a lot of trouble if I posted while drunk xD)

  56. kra says:

    She s nothing but a stupid, selfish, pathetic person who lavishes money on herself, desperate for anykind of a deal with any channel so she can get more $$$ to spend on herself. Those poor poor kids! People like that should be neutered!

  57. Candy Blackmail says:

    She should give up the quest for perfect hair and looks – it’s a losing battle.

  58. Techman says:

    JON IN FOR THE MONEY???? IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND! KATE WAS THE MONEY PIG! Yes Jon may have his transgressions, But Kate as someone stated was the control freak,They even talked about it on one of the shows,that she may seem bossy but that Jon understood that she “LOVED HIM” and it was the way they talked to each other! If my Wife talked to me that way I would be looking at other woman FAST! He had asked her many times to cool it with her tone and she let it go thru one ear and out the other.Not hard for her since she has nothing between her ears to begin with except for WHAT ABOUT MY Syndrome! Please,Jon is not looking for lime light!

  59. thegorilla says:

    i think they both can be a little selfish, i don’t know about now or even the majority of the time, but based on the tv show, in the episode where jon takes them fishing it seems he is only concerned with being able to fish, not teaching the kids to fish, he is walking like 15 feet ahead of them and its swampy looking and they are struggling to walk through it, and he’s pretty much ignoring them, and then at one point he fishes a good distance away from them, i just always found that odd when i watched it… but again i don’t know how it always is, but on the tv show they do both come off as selfish at times, but i do think all people do, and i would imagine having this many kids you would need some time to do your own thing, parents of one kid need that too.

  60. Cyn says:

    I watched the show for the first three seasons, and watched a vile, bitchy woman denigrate her husband and verbally abuse her children on national TV. No speculation – it was right in front of you in living color. I am always amazed at women who have kids even though it’s clear that they really don’t like them. The last straw for me was their fourth birthday. Let’s take the kids to a place where they can make their own cupcakes and then tell them they can’t eat them! What an IDIOT.

    I have 2 children, and when they were little I cherished every moment I had with them, from Christmases and birthdays to playing in the rain with them. At times I feel sorry for Kate. She will never know what she missed. There’s a special place in h@11 for women like her.

    Oh, and Kara/Mady, I can’t wait for your tell-all book. Million-seller guaranteed.

  61. Valinda says:

    If you wrote an arltcie about life we’d all reach enlightenment.

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