Jon Gosselin tries delaying divorce after announcement that he’s off the show

Jon Gosselin has filed paperwork to extend the dissolution of his marriage by 90 days. From the way he words his statement, he wants to have a better relationship with Kate for the sake of their family, not to get back together with her romantically. He seems wholly motivated by the fact that his role on his reality show has been cut, though. Just this morning TLC announced that he was off the show and that it would now be called simply “Kate Plus 8.” See – that rhymes and Jon’s role was always superfluous. A source told People that “Given Jon’s recent antics, there was no way the show could continue to portray him as a doting Dad, not while all this other crap was going on.” Jon’s lawyer wants us to believe that he had some great personal revelation that he was a douchbag manwh*re and wanted to change his ways, and that it had nothing to do with him being dropped from the show.

It’s a busy day in Gosselin-ville. Jon Gosselin is trying to slow down — if not halt altogether — his divorce from Kate Gosselin, telling In Touch Weekly exclusively: “I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated … I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon.” He’s filed paperwork looking to stall the divorce for 90 days “to regain control over the future of our family.” In other news, TLC has announced that ‘Jon & Kate Plus Eight’ will now be titled ‘Kate Plus Eight,’ and Jon’s role will be minimized.

Gosselin’s lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, tells In Touch that his client “woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and didn’t like the reflection.” In turn, Gosselin filed paperwork hoping to stall his divorce from Kate for 90 days, telling In Touch it will “enable Kate and me to restore our relationship as cooperative parents and to open up our lines of communication. I hope that she will be as receptive and enthusiastic as I am to do what is best for our family.”

“Even though we were heading for a divorce, it appeared that Kate had been suffering from this divorce as much as I had. That’s why I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family — not destroy it,” Jon tells In Touch Weekly.

The news comes as TLC has announced that the reality show that shot them to fame and eventually contributed to their split is being renamed to ‘Kate Plus Eight,’ dropping the ‘Jon &’ part. Jon will still be on the show, only with lessening frequency.

The renamed “Kate Plus Eight,” which begins Nov. 2, will continue to chronicle the lives of the Gosselin kids (5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins) but will also focus on Kate’s role as a single mother.

“It’s not a huge shift, but it’s reflective of where the show was already going,” said Eileen O’Neill, TLC’s president and general manager.

“Jon’s going to be involved in the show,” she said, adding that he will be seen less often than before. TLC retains an exclusive arrangement with him, as well as the rest of the family, O’Neill said.

[From PopEater]

Popeater also quotes TLC’s President Eileen O’Neill as semi-confirming the news that talks are either underway for some kind of new reality show with Kate Gosselin, or that the focus of the show will change to go along with whatever Kate wants to do “I think there’s an opportunity for Kate beyond her role as a supermom to explore her other interests.”

We heard in early August that Jon was pissing off the executives at TLC by wearing Jon Hardy t-shirts that needed to be blurred out for the show. It was also reported around that time that TLC had put Jon on notice that he was violating the “Morals Clause” of his contract. That doesn’t seem to have slowed him down, and we’ve heard from at least four different women who claim to have had relations with him during his separation – including one who told In Touch that she had a threesome with the bloated dad of eight for two nights running in his hotel room in Vegas. Jon can’t take all that back with some lame statement that he “looked in the mirror and didn’t like the reflection.” Jon looked at his checkbook and didn’t like the balance. If he had another show in the works or any kind of potential money-making opportunity he wouldn’t have filed for a divorce extension. This is a last ditch effort by a lame guy who doesn’t want to admit that he has no other options than to continue with the reality show he supposedly hates.

Jon Gosselin is shown out in NY on 9/28/09. Credit:


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  1. Just a Poster says:

    Okay now he is worried about his behavior? Umm could it be because his ass got dropped from the money train? *eye roll*

  2. Cathy says:

    How will he pay for his lipo???

  3. Laura says:

    “Jon looked at his checkbook and didn’t like the balance. ”

    Funniest thing I’ve heard all week 😀

  4. Sudini says:

    Didn’t he say at one point that he wanted to get out of his contract because he was tired of doing the show?

    I bet he’s already in talks to be on the next season of Dancing with the Stars.

  5. atticus says:

    @ Laura – was about to say the same thing!!

  6. Diane says:

    And the ratings continue to drop for the first Octo family.

  7. TinaWithPom says:

    A turd ball dressed in overpriced t-shirts and shoes is still, at day’s end, a turd ball.

  8. anna says:

    @Laura, was also thinking the same thing. In his statement replace the words our family with my bank balance.

    “I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of [my bank balance]. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit [my bank balance]”.

  9. Shelly says:

    HA – too little too late you big fat loser ho-bag. How ironic this story comes out TODAY when the news of the showing changing to K+8 came out TODAY. This makes him look even more desperate than before!

  10. pebbles says:

    One self-serving money grabber down, one to go! Okay, now let’s concentrate on getting Kate Plus 8 outta here!

  11. Judy says:

    Agree with all the comments but especially with Pebbles. Yes, let’s PULEAZEEEE get rid of Kate too!

  12. Linda says:

    TLC thinking they can save this sinking ship by getting rid of Jon…please no one wants to watch this shrew!!! Kicking Jon off the show is not going to get your ratings back – just cancel the show.

  13. TaylorB says:

    I wonder what his ‘soulmate’ ‘love of his life’ Hailey (sp??) thinks about this new twist.

  14. OXA says:

    I do not care for either of their behaviour since the split. I have watched the show since the begining, he is a far better parent to the kids. She is a nasty control freak who has cast aside both of their families and any friends they may have had.

  15. Tazina says:

    Here comes K-Fed II – nice fat child support payment every month for doing nothing but get fat and lazy.

  16. HarbinsMom says:

    I think this just smacks of PR. He was just saying not 3 weeks ago about how he *despises* Kate, blah, blah, blah. The only thing he’s worried about his money, pure and simple. He’s afraid Kate’s going to make a deal with someone before the divorce is over and he won’t get a cut of it, that’s all. He couldn’t care less about co-parenting, etc. He runs from the kids all the time anyway. He is a pathetic loser. I would much rather see Kate interacting with the kids, getting on with her life, than with this complete waste of space. Wow, Hailey. What a great catch! You must be so proud. They so deserve each other.

  17. Cowbell says:

    OMG. Is he wearing effing Gucci shoes?

    This guy is such a frigging tool.

  18. Eileen Yover says:

    Dear TLC:
    Please quit beating the dead horse.
    Thank you.

  19. Taya says:

    Kate Plus 8? Oh please. That bitch needs to be fired too.

  20. RobN says:

    Cowbell, did you have to point out the shoes? LOL. It was awful enough before; now there aren’t words to describe it.

  21. Ron says:

    I heard that even Jesus has started to call Jon a douche.

  22. Ggirl says:

    It has been said a million times of course, but the kids are the real victims here. However, how empty headed does this fool have to be not to have seen this latest development coming right at him?

  23. yadira says:

    haha the shoes! I am so bad with labels, I thought he was wearing Coach.

    Is it wrong of me for craving to play babaloo on his belly?

  24. Firestarter says:

    Instead of lipo, he should get a lap band. All girls
    dig guys with a band!

  25. Feebee says:

    This change of heart from this douchebag is tooooo funny. Can’t buy $70K cars for your girlfriend with no “job” and no coin coming in from TLC. What a loser.

  26. la chica says:


  27. Squirtle says:

    I’ve watched the show since the beginning and I know Kate can be annoying but she’s no where near as painful to watch as Jon! I think Kate is a much better parent than Jon also; she actually cares about educating her children and giving them proper nutrition. Ugh he’s disgusting, he only cares about himself! I’m so excited to watch the show with just Kate!

  28. Shay says:

    Karma is a b*tch and she just bit him in his ass

  29. Wresa says:

    He just gets sleazier and sleazier.

  30. j lemonhead says:

    Jon–I hope a year from now you are stone broke, and the paps ignore you completely. people now seem to understand that you care only about yourself–and that’s what you are going to end up with.yourself. what a drag.

  31. Maritza says:

    The show will run just fine without him, he has no talent at all. Actually he is annoying just to watch let alone hear. I can’t stand him.

  32. Judy says:

    He is a sleaze, but at least he’s not sleeping with anyone married. Kate, hon, are ya still enjoying the adjoining room with your married bodyguard. Such a hypocrite.

  33. jennifer says:

    I can’t believe his “people” would allow this statement to come out on the EXACT SAME DAY as the statement about the showing dropping him. I can’t BELIEVE he or his “people” would be that stupid. They obviously believe WE’RE all stupid. I mean, really????? COME ON. I didn’t think he could get any douchier, but here we are :O

  34. Goddess711 says:

    Tick Tock til Haley turfs him!

  35. guilty pleasures says:

    This is so funnytragic (new word, spread it). Jon2layz4anH is too pathetic for words. Never seeing him again is too soon, Hailey Glassman (poorly raised or just died in the wool trash?) can have him, with Kate laughing her head off! My ex left me for a Hailey, it took a while for my last laugh, but I did get it. The sad fact is that my kids ultimately suffer while I get my paltry last laugh…luckily my kids are well neigh adults.
    Sad, really, that so little thought is spent on the 8 kids, they represent a hefty chunk of the future of America (luckily I am Canadian…dual cit USA).
    Kate, in my opinion, is not a ‘c’ word, but a woman/mother/bear protecting her cubs. Jon has NO business being at the helm of the UNBELIEVABLE ship called Raising a Million Children. He can’t even look after two dogs.
    He is a ‘looser’ (the word soooo often misused in comments) and has lost the final frontier. Who would ‘waist’ (another favourite misuse) a moment on ANY show he is involved in?

  36. Jag says:

    Kate should try to get the divorce accelerated, if at all possible. He shouldn’t have been buying cars and boobs for his women if money is an issue. Kate did say at one point that he was horrible with money, and that’s why she took over paying the bills.

    Isn’t it “Ed Hardy” t-shirts that he wears?

  37. Cas says:

    Can someone please tell me why John looks like the one who has popped out 8 kids!?

  38. For Sooth? says:

    Nanner, nanner, nanner.

    See yah Jon, and your little dog Hailey too.

  39. Merridith says:

    I am soo thrilled the idiot is off the show. I will watch again. I refuse to support that pigs drug, bad clothing, cheap ho habits by watching a show he gets $$$ from.
    He is such an idiot duh this just in Jon, being an ass to kate won’t help in the divorce hearing. Glad he fianlly realized, but will he realize skrewing every girl that says yes (hos) is not working out either, probably not

  40. DonnaInMichigan says:

    It’s funny but this REAL LIFE drama, is more entertaining than their “reality show”!!!

    Tune in tomorrow to see what Jon Gosselin will do or say next!!

  41. Cheyenne says:

    “Changed his ways” my ass. He just wants some more money. Throw him under a bus.