Kate & Jon Gosselin officially split; Jon’s moving to New York

John and Kate Gosselin have officially filed for separation, surprising no one. Last week, TLC claimed that there was going to be some huge announcement Monday, and most people assumed it would be some sort of formal separation or divorce announcement. According to People, “documents” were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Both People and Radar have “divorce” in their headlines, but the reports only indicate papers filed for legal separation. I guess it doesn’t really matter… it’s not like the two of them are going to work it out:

After months of speculation, the 10-year marriage of Jon & Kate Plus Eight’s stars Kate and Jon Gosselin appears to be coming to an end, a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE.

Documents to initiate a legal split were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon.

Fans who have watched the couple’s popular TLC show – or read the voluminous coverage of the Gosselin marriage in the press – will hardly be surprised: The duo had long maintained a tense relationship, with Jon recently telling PEOPLE he wanted a less high-profile life, while Kate appeared to remain committed to their TV career.

In February, photos surfaced of Jon in the company of young women during a solo visit to see his mother, who was recuperating from surgery, in Huntingdon, Pa. The couple quickly attempted to quash rumors of problems. But in May, the scandal erupted again when 23-year-old Deanna Hummel was photographed driving Jon’s car home from a bar late at night.

When the fifth season of the Gosselins’ show premiered May 25, the couple admitted to having problems and not knowing where their relationship was headed. “Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate,” Kate said through tears. “I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore.”

TLC promotions of the show are promising a major announcement about the family in Monday night’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

[From People]

I’m so over this couple, I could scream. I swear, they seem like two of the most self-involved, bratty, asinine people in the world. Which would be no big deal… if they didn’t have eight kids. Speaking of those kids, Life & Style has the “scoop” on Jon moving to New York – not so shocking since it seems like TLC producers and crew guys were helping him apartment-hunt in New York. According to Life & Style, Jon and Kate have agreed on a custodial arrangement for the kids – Kate will stay with them during the week, and Jon will come back to the Pennsylvania house on Friday and stay through the weekend. That’s nice. Kate will have her weekends free to do… her bodyguard, I suppose:

Brian Sep, a friend of reality-TV-star Jon Gosselin’s for more than 15 years, confirms to Life & Style that Jon and his wife, Kate, have already begun living separate lives.

“Jon is planning on living and working in New York during the week and staying home with the kids on Friday, Saturday and Sunday while Kate is away,” says Sep. “Jon hasn’t said anything about getting divorced.”

Even though Jon and Kate will be living apart, both parents want to be there for their eight children.

“Jon really seems like he’s back to his old self,” says Sep, who plans to visit his pal in New York City. “Whatever decision has been made, Jon seems to be at peace with it and in a good place. He doesn’t know where Kate is when he’s gone [but] I think that’s okay with him.”

[From Life and Style]

So Jon is “back to his old self”. And Kate is playing the victim to whoever will listen. It’s a shame they’re splitting up, they seem so perfect for each other. Except for the fact that if Kate stays in the room with Jon too long, she’ll get stabby. And except for the fact that Jon prefers the company of 23-year-olds. Maybe we should give them both knives, and whoever comes out of the ring, let that person have custody of the reality show. That’s the only thing they really care about, anyway.

Jon Gosselin is shown out with his kids on 6/21/09. Credit: PacificCoastNews.com

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  1. stellapurdy says:

    They are both simply douchetastic. Time for all of them to just go away.

  2. photo jojo says:

    I watched last night. Both of them confirmed that (and I quote) “The show will go on”. Ugh! I will boycott them and TLC. I’m ashamed that I watched it last night!

  3. Aspen says:

    sorry…double post by mistake.

  4. Aspen says:

    He’s divorcing their mother AND moving to another state!


    What a f***tard!!!

    I’m feeling more warmth towards Kate than I ever did before. If he’s capable of this kind of selfishness, then maybe she DID have reasons for being so hostile and bitter in his direction.

  5. lala says:

    congrats jon on getting your balls back. lol. it is for the better that they split. no kid needs to see there parents constantly fighting. i doubt they will get back togeather. jon will find some young chick and kate will find a more mature guy.

  6. PrincessJay says:

    I live around them and let me tell you….those papparazzi do not let them breathe! Even with all the negative press that they’re getting, they shouldn’t be harassed the way they are with these people. These papparazzi will hang from trees, crawl on their stomaches, anything for a shot, it’s ridiculous.

  7. Aud says:

    Bye Jon! Get out of my state!! Too bad it’s not her instead of him, but he’s a start!

    I feel for those kids, altho not watching the show, I really don’t miss Matie’s constant tantrums and meltdowns.

  8. photo jojo says:

    @PrincessJay: I’m sure the paps are a huge problem but c’mon, what did these two THINK would happen when they signed on for a reality show? It’s not like they were the first — there was ten years of history of reality shows gone bad, paps stalking people, money troubles, family troubles… so they had to know what they were getting into!

  9. Jen says:

    Listen, I know they’ve dug this hole for themselves what with choosing to have eight kids and choosing to be on television…but I still feel bad for them. These two can’t seem to do anything right, and after living their flawed lives in front of a nation of judges for a few years, they’re imploding. I try not to judge them because honestly, who among us could hold up under that kind of scrutiny? And who among us would turn down that kind of cash, especially with eight kids to feed? Not me. I also think Jon and Kate are trapped by their public images – she’s been portrayed as the harpy wife and he’s been portrayed as the spineless husband for years. Now he’s sick of looking like a doormat, but rather than communicate with his wife and try to fix things, he chose to hurt Kate publicly by cheating and then leave. It’s an awful situation.

  10. Linda says:

    If anyone watched last night – did you notice that Kate kept saying over and over again “MY kids” – when Jon spoke, he would say “OUR kids”…IMO, that clearly shows why this marriage broke down – it’s always about Kate and she cannot see it.

    I’m glad Jon got his balls back as well and if any man treated a woman the way Kate treated Jon – women everywhere would be screaming abuse! Sad as it is for the kids – the one thing I am happy about is they will no longer have to listen to the abuse that was taking place in that home. I just hope Kate doesn’t turn her verbal assault onto the kids full force.

  11. Cinderella says:

    He looked like he couldn’t wait to get the hell outta there. I watched just enough to see their announcement, and felt guilty afterward. I can’t believe TLC is moving forward with the show.

    You can still see the dollar signs in Kate’s teary eyes. As for Jon, I just loved how he emphasized he is “still young, only 32″…so I guess that means he’ll be spending quality time with as many NYU students as he can fit in his new apartment.

    What a despicable pair.

  12. ugh says:

    HOW will he raise the kids with her if he is 4 hours away!?

  13. Shelly says:

    So, Kate “gets” the whole weekend to do whatever she wants and Jon gets FIVE days to screw around. They worked out an agreement that doesn’t include shuffling the kids back and forth all the time, so what? Apparently Jon was up to no good over the weekend because Kate released a statement that said his activities over weekend left her no choice other than to file divorce papers. I’d love to know what he did. I’m not on either “team” as people crazily call it, I feel bad for the kids but at least they won’t have to listen to their parents fight and scream at each other all the time now.

  14. Vixenella says:

    Wonder what his child support payments will look like?

  15. Tamara King says:

    I don’t understand how they can complain about having paparrazi “following them around with cameras” all the time. When they willingly have TV cameras following them around all the time. They are airing 42 shows this season, there’s only 52 weeks in a year! I think it’s because they are not making any money on the paparrazi pictures. If the paparrazi agreed to cut them in a little I’m sure they would jump at it! It just seems like a double standard.

  16. mommy says:

    Between his earrings, him saying that he’s excited for this next chapter in his life, that MAYBE he’d get offered a job…it just confirmed my belief that Kate is SOOO much better off without him. I despise that miserable excuse for a man.
    At least they aren’t shuffling the kid all over, that I agree with.

  17. MomInNH says:

    Wait… An unemployed father of 8 children, with no employment… is moving into NYC?? The most expensive city in the world to live in?? With what money?

  18. dubdub2000 says:

    Newsflash people, Jon is going to “work” in NY?! What work?! I didn’t know they needed another professional douchebag there! I mean how the f can he afford the freaking Trump tower?! He’s got 8 KIDS! He thinks his gravy train is going to keep on for long? That’s 8 college educations, 8 life times of shrink or rehab appointments (take your pick) AND medical appointments galore (seeing the host of problems they have due to their premie nature).
    God I cant stand them.

  19. cara says:

    what! no one else is offended by his Tool earrings!!!

    good for Kate, she lost 250lbs of Tool meat.

    (sorry Mommy, I didn’t see your post. I concur)

  20. eml says:

    after last night, i have no sympathy for jon. he’s ‘excited’ that his marriage is over? i don’t care how awful he felt he had it, excited was NOT the right word to use.
    i keep reading how he “just wanted his old life back”… but he’s acting as if he wants to go back to being 22, which i’m sorry, as much as we all wish we could go back to our carefree days, NONE OF US CAN. he obviously doesn’t mean the old life pre-reality show. he means life pre-kate and pre-8 kids. talk about selfish. oh and i’m guessing part of what “the events of the weekend” might be the photos that surfaced of him smoking what looks like a joint. i’m all for lighting up, but if you are in charge of watching your 8 small kids, then its definitely not okay. everytime he’s alone with the kids, one of them gets hurt serious enough that they have to go to the hospital. safety DOES seem to be an issue when he’s alone with the kids. and his interest in a 700-sq ft apartment in NYC is the icing on the cake. i think its painfully apparent now that he has completely checked out of the life that he is 50% responsible for creating.

  21. fizXgirl314 says:

    this guy is such a douchebag… at least she’s staying with the kids… nice move moron!

  22. Cidee says:

    Sure, she’s no walk in the park but he is BEYOND immature and useless. That earring is enough to send me over the edge. What a child. Team Kate.

  23. Mollymuffin says:

    As soon as I had watched it and they had confirmed what everyone assumed/knew was going to be the big announcement, my first thought was an image Octomom with a big bowl of popcorn and tears of joy over Kate’s misery… And my after thought was that I couldn’t wait to see a video of her response to the seperation as she attempts to hide her glee behind that crazy mug of hers.

    *Crosses fingers that she’ll release just that*

  24. Maddie says:

    I used to watch this show om the beginning but stopped after I realized what a control freak Kate was/is.

    Jon was doing something like getting the kids ready and Kate being Kate felt like how he was not doing it right (her way of doing it) and came out and started berating him on camera, that is when I stopped watching. It became her way or no way, and no editing is going to create that, so she can not even use that as an excuse.

    From what I also read is that the first two twins were planned and Jon was happy with that BUT Kate wanted more kids and so they had more kids.

    As for him not having a job that too was Kate’s idea she wanted to tour with the book, so he left to take care of the kids.

    I’ve seen this coming so I’m not surprised because Kate had kicked her sister-in-law off the show because TLC was going to put her on salary, she banned both her brother and his wife out of the kids lives after the show took off.

  25. Jazz says:

    Don’t tell me they timed their divorce filing to coincide with the show? Jesus! No one is going to pull the plug on the show because those kids are 8 little money makers. And as for how he can afford an apartment in Trump Tower – the kids payed for it!

  26. GOMO1313 says:

    Still confused about these two so called adults. They have regressed as responsible parenting by putting these beautiful children in the middle of a situation that can be worked on if their is any love left. If the only love is for the children then they owe it to them to make attempts to work on making this a normal happy family. First thing would be GET OFF THE TV and go over the financial situation and see if they could go the normal route and get jobs…she’s a nurse, she can write her ticket in any medical field, he is in computers and that too is a open field. They would have to cut back on things but so far they have done so much and have so many material things that they don’t need to get. But all and all I think they are used to the good money, perks and don’t want to give these up. This is the real love these two have…discusting at it is!

  27. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    These two are fine specimens of vile humans. I wish them nothing but unhappiness in their future endeavours.

  28. wow says:

    Why do I get the sick feeling that the issues of them seperating etc… will continue to be a focus point of this show? Why do I have a feeling that the TLC camera’s will continue to film this breakdown in their marriage, Jon’s moving,and Kate’s whatever her angle is through all of this? I read somewhere that TLC ordered even more episodes, so it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out they will focus on this.

    I hope their kids are more understanding than I am giving them credit for, but I just don’t think the camera’s continuing to follow and film them will be in their best interest. Jon and Kate’s? Sure! But the kids? No. I suppose it’s “easy” money and better than working 9-5 and having to pay for all of that help themselves, but still. If my marriage were breaking up, and I wanted to try and save it, I think I would do a little reassessment starting with those cameras.

  29. Ginny says:

    Jon’s actions over the weekend? Jon spent the whole weekend with his kids while Kate was MIA.

    Jon maybe hasn’t handled this the best and has been having a midlife crisis thing going on, but he’s always been the one to take care of the kids, and I say good for him. I’d be excited if I was finally getting away from Kate — I mean, why isn’t it okay for him to be excited about getting away from her abuse but if a woman is excited about dumping a “deadbeat” or even an abuser it’s okay? Jon has been beaten down and emasculated for years. I say he deserves the break, and I would hazard that more is going on about Jon’s visitation than we know. Kate’s super controlling and she plays dirty, and courts are generally biased towards mothers, so not all of it is probably his choice. You can see in the show that she’s been cutting him out of their lives.

    But either way, they’re filing for divorce in front of the cameras, which makes them both tools, really. This should have been the point where they stopped it, especially since their brand is “the all american Christian family”.

  30. pebbles says:

    Amazing. Jon, Kate and TLC make me sick. Divorce is difficult enough for kids to process. Can you imagine dealing with those emotions with cameras trained on you? Just awful.

  31. alibeebee says:

    Look at the body language of the two of them. I picked up on discord the first episode.. even with all the press. When the do the couch talking scenes alone. Jon sat where he usually does like he was saving room for someone else to sit with him. Kate sat in the middle of the couch legs crossed.. she sat like that because Jon has been cut out of the picture. She wants the kids , fame and money she does not want the penis attached to John anymore and She doesn’t want Jon. anyone who’s watched this show has seen how she treats him, harps on him , nags at him. makes him feel like less than a man.. so He goes and finds a girl who made him feel like Jon the man instead of Jon the doormat Mr mom. He resents her he feels devalued and he sabotaged his relationship with kate. If these tow reconcile I better buy a lotto ticked cause I’ll definitely win

  32. ShutYourPieHole says:

    Good riddance.

    I suspect we’ll see the kids on Maurie Povitch in about 10 years – the girls will have nose rings, one will be pregnant, and two will have just completed rehab. The boys will have tatoos, committed a burglary, had illegitimate children, be on probation, and drink vodka like its water. They will all be spoiled and obnoxious.

    You thought this was bad? What is bad is I suspect TLC is currently running power and video cables in Octomom’s house since some TV viewers seem to love this nonsense as much as they love the Enquirer and Star magazines.

  33. texasmom says:

    This is going to be one weird divorce… usually the big topics are 1) who provides for/cares for the kids and 2) how to divide marital assets. In this family, it is the kids providing for the parents.

    In the meantime, if they couldn’t get along when they were married, just imagine how great they are going to get along switching places. I am sure that every Monday will be occupied with Kate combing the house when she returns, filled with outrage when she discovers that the children’s clothing is stained, the juice bottles aren’t shelved with the labels out, etc. etc.

  34. Aspie says:

    Jon made some idiotic comment on last night’s show: “We have soldiers dying in Iraq (which is very true) and people’s only concerns are about what I had for lunch today…”

    I hate when (non) celebs such as him complain about the press attention and try to make fans of the show feel bad by having the audacity to suggest that we don’t care about our soldiers in Iraq because we’re too consumed with his family’s issues. Actually I could care less about what he eats every day (or whatever) and I do care about our soldiers dying in Iraq.

    What I hate is how both he and Kate stressed on last night’s show that “the show will go on” but still chastises the fans of the show for reading about them in tabloids, when in reality we’re supporting the show by watching it (and continuing to fill their pockets to continue their sad little charade of a ” relatively normal reality TV show family facing divorce”).

    Those poor kids, those poor kids…

  35. Linda says:


    I have a bad feeling you are right about the divorce – I think we can already see Kate hard at work already when she made a statement about pursuing the divorce because Jon’s actions left her no choice in the matter.

    Kate is not about to let Jon ruin her little gravy train. Kate has clearly shown in the past that NO ONE will stop her or get in her way. We have seen how she casually cuts people out of her kids life when they don’t go along with her – Jon will be just another casualty.

  36. apsutter says:

    They are both such phonies!! I love how Kate’s statement implies that it was something spontaneous that happened this weekend to cause her to file for seperation, but she coincidentally happens to file on the exact day the announcement show is aired. What a fake money grubbbing bitch

  37. Betty says:

    Boo Hoo Hoo! Cry me a river! Jon and Kate are laughing all the way to the bank! They chose to involve their family in reality tv to get the big bucks and it sure has paid off for them. Now reality has set in and they have to live with the consequences of that decision. To bad the children have to “suffer” along with them. Enough already. Cancel the show and make everybody happy!

  38. Lenora says:

    This is another reason why people shouldn’t have litters. Our social/familial structure was meant to stagger births so that everyone was at a different developmental stage and the older could assist. Like the Duggars (even though I think that they are gross too). Imagine the enormous strain on a marriage and the family that produces these quantities of eggs and they feel are “people too” so they go ahead and fertilize the whole batch. They have EIGHT children under eight. No wonder they are getting a divorce. I feel bad for the batch of kids that they brought into this world that have been supporting their parents all their little lives.

  39. anjasmomma says:

    Once you have 8 kids you don’t divorce…you make it work. The needs of their gaggle of kids far outweigh the two of them at this point.

  40. Ana says:

    So they haven’t filed for divorce rather just legal separation?
    I totally believe they are going to drag this thing out.
    Which disgusts me even more.
    Kate is playing the sympathy card anyway she can. “He won’t even talk to me.” Well duh.
    Anytime she critizes him it turns into a big fight. Again, duh.
    But Jon is also a douche. Like someone is just gonna offer him a job while he sits on his butt. Those earrings and all the Ed Hardy just screams mid life crisis.

  41. Rosanna says:

    Well, at least – differently from most “adult” parents – NONE OF THEM kept the kids’ house for him or herself with the excuse of being the “custodial parent”. That alone shows more maturity than most divorcing couples.

  42. MARNIE says:

    So has anyone noticed Kate had a boob job while in Los Angeles?

  43. Ana says:

    I noticed the boob job! I think she got a pretty decent one!

  44. Kate says:

    The show will go on? No comment.