Jon Gosselin blames fame for his bad behavior

Jon Gosselin’s public mea culpa with TV Rabbi Shmuley Boteach happened Sunday. Jon sort-of took responsibility for his actions, but he also hedged a little. He said he knew he’d done some bad things, but that it was like the fame took over and made him into some douchebag version of his normally sane, moral self. I’m paraphrasing, of course. He also apologized to both his estranged wife, Kate, and the girlfriend who cried to the press that he emotionally abused her, Hailey Glassman. As for rumors that Jon was going to break up with Glassman on Sunday, Jon says that’s not true and that they’re “slowing things down” and “not taking a break.”

During a public dialogue Sunday night with celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach at New York City’s West Side Jewish Center, the reality star, 32, said, “I think I’m just misunderstood. I’m not a fame seeker. Everyday I look in the mirror and I wonder [why I’m famous]. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I’m not a Nobel Peace Prizewinner. I just had eight kids and I had a show on TLC.”

Dressed in a formal black suit and without his trademark CZ earrings, Gosselin openly discussed the reasons for the dissolution of his marriage with Kate Gosselin and how he became intoxicated by celebrity.

Without being anymore specific than admitting he’s been photographed in nightclubs, Gosselin acknowledged his recent bad behavior. “Half the stuff I’ve done, if I look at my moral compass, I shouldn’t have done,” he said. “I know that but I did it anyway. It’s like fame canceled out conviction.”

Reaching Out to Kate
Part of Gosselin’s attempt to make amends includes apologizing to his former Jon & Kate Plus 8 costar.

“I want to apologize to Kate in private,” he said. “I’ll apologize to her for openly having relationships in the public eye. That was a huge mistake, because if she would’ve done that to me, I would have been extremely pissed off. Not because our relationship is over, it’s almost like a stab in the back. And now that I think about it, it was a very wrong thing to do. I definitely regret it.”

Referring to himself and girlfriend Hailey Glassman, he said the two of them “should never have gone to France.”

Gosselin claims he is well aware of the public’s perception of him but insists he is his own harshest critic. “It’s hard for me because I can’t forgive myself for the things I’ve done,” he said. “So to ask for forgiveness from someone who may never forgive me is tough for me. I do apologize to Kate. I’m sorry for doing the things I did. I do ask for her forgiveness.”

Not Taking a Break from Glassman
Despite rumors that Gosselin was set to announce his breakup from Glassman, 22, Gosselin said they are merely applying the brakes to their relationship.

“We decided not to take a break, just slow things down, until I get through my divorce and I know everything is settled and okay. I don’t want another failure in my relationships. I don’t want to make the same mistakes I made with Kate, with Hailey. I would just be repeating the pattern over again,” he said.

The new status of the duo’s relationship comes on the heels of Glassman’s highly charged interview with TV’s The Insider in which she claimed Gosselin was emotionally abusive and threw “mantrums.” Gosselin claims there are no hard feelings, despite the harsh criticism and claims that he was in fact, proud of her honesty.

According to Gosselin, “I was standing right there [at The Insider]. Mike [Gosselin’s manager] was standing right there. He was looking at me like, ‘Oh my god, what is she saying?’ He’s looking at my career going down the tubes and I’m thinking, ‘Good for her, she got all of this out.’ ”

He added, “I have to be accountable for my actions. Maybe she used the wrong terminology, but she’s 22, that’s what she knew. Those are the words and that’s how she felt.”

[From People]

Jon could have handled that much worse. He was gracious towards Hailey and grudgingly acknowledged how he hurt his wife.

Michael Lohan says Jon Gosselin double-crossed him
Meanwhile Jon’s former best buddy, Michael Lohan, gave a statement to Radar that claims Jon cut him out of deals they were working on together with people Lohan introduced him to. Lohan wrote, in part, “Jon began to become secretive and distant, regardless of the deals I brought to the table. A book contract was even breached without any consideration. All because other people wanted a bigger piece of the pie. As of late, contracts have been breached, legal ethics violations have ensued and Jon has become a different person than I thought he was.”

Proof Octomom reality show was in the works
Radar also has e-mails from Jon’s representatives that prove that Jon and Octomom Nadya Suleman were seriously considering working on a reality show together. Suleman half-denied the claims, and just said the show was a “joke,” but Jon said that story was “utterly false,” and that he was “troubled to learn that the media has accepted as true the scurrilous rumor that I would appear in a reality television program with Nadya Suleman.” Why am I not surprised to learn that Jon was lying through his teeth and that his people were working on that show?

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  1. WTF?!? says:

    He should be the poster boy for Massengill.
    What a douche.

  2. lulu says:

    I blame the fact that he’s a tw*t on his bad behaviour

  3. mollyb says:

    I love that he claims he’s misunderstood. Just because people don’t like you or find your actions charming, does not make you misunderstood.

  4. Just a Poster says:

    Wow I guess I am truly now in the “old fart” portion of my life.. I thought “Misunderstood” meant you didn’t understand something, and not a cop out for bad behavior.

    Or maybe I am entering a new phase of my life and can be as wild as I wanna be! =)

  5. Guest says:

    ban jon & kate! so so over them.

  6. DoMaJoReMc says:

    re: ban jon & kate! so so over them.

    AMEN TO THAT! Do not give them ANY credibility whatsoever! DO NOT make KHate think that she is anything special. SHE IS NOT! As for Jon, let him stew in the mess he made and then maybe he will make peace with himself so he may make peace with others in his life.

  7. Just a Poster says:

    I hate to admit, I totally dig the stories about this bonehead. I think of it as a condensed version of Jerry Springer without waisting real time watching LOL

  8. nanster says:

    LOL @ WTF?!? – too funny.

  9. Jazz says:

    Go away Gosselins!

  10. Tori says:

    Seriously…who is telling him to continue this “spin”? It’s ridiculous. Though, I secretly love that he’s being publicly humiliated. Maybe it will be a lesson to other guys who try to pull the “my wife is mean to me and drove me to cheat” on her card. He made all of these decisions and should take accountability without blaming other people or “fame”.

  11. mollination says:

    His manager was watching *what* career go down the tubes?!?!!?!?!?!!?

    WHAT career!?!?!? WHAT are you talking about, you dumb-mf!?!?!?

  12. Firestarter says:

    Please! He always has to blame someone or something for his TRUE character finally showing through.

    ITA- Go away Gosselswine’s! Enough of them!

  13. lucy2 says:

    He blames fame? I blame him for being a jackass.

    He’s doing this and she’s crying on the Today Show again today. Right, neither of them are famewhores, right.
    I hope there’s some money left for their kids therapy someday.

  14. boo says:

    Ban jon and kate? How about just not reading the stuff instead of taking other people’s choices away.

    I’m facinated by this family. I think jons taking a step in the right direction. If you are getting divorced and you have eight young children, you have to be friends and a be a team. I wish he would just say “no-comment” when asked about hailey. Kate will be on spin cycle again tonight with TLC. N morales is going to totally lose credit if she doesn’t ask kate the tough questions.

  15. elusive says:

    Seriously i thought you weren’t posting on this LOSER anymore…this isn’t even exciting news about the turd.

  16. bros says:

    well, kates running tothe today show again with her tears and sob story. both of these people are mediawhoring to whoever will listen. really pathetic.

  17. Rae says:

    I love how he says “she’s 22,” like she’s just a child and doesn’t understand adult matters, so no one should pay much attention to what she says. Ummm, Jon, you’re dating that 22 year old, so what does that make you?

  18. Lauren says:

    The money mill keeps churning-instead of using their lovely children to make money, now they are doing lucrative interviews to fund their lavish lifestyle. Pathetic.

  19. Maritza says:

    According to Fox News the allegations that Hailey made about being abused by Jon are fake also. It’s all a hoax. They did it just for the money. Read this:

  20. HappyGossipReader says:

    Please don’t ban the Gosslins. I am not proud of it, but it is one of the main reasons I visit your site. I find them fascinating.

  21. texasmom says:

    Jon’s behavior seems to depend on whoever it was he last spoke to. Even though I don’t like Kate, I have to give her credit in a weird way — when he was with her, he was the most stand-up, likable guy. Why can’t he be that way without her riding him?

  22. Just a Poster says:

    Maritza OMG WOW!

    I knew he was an ass, but this takes the cake.

  23. logan says:

    FAME? FAME? What fame? This dud needs a good dose of reality. The only thing he is known for is being the biggest fool and joke since Tiny Tim (no offense to you Tiny Tim fans). As I said before I wish Kate would have finished what she started and completely denutted this idiot. FAME MY A—. Does he think in a few years his kids will think he was famous? All these women he is whoring around with? Lord he makes my blood boil.

  24. sick to death says:

    Don’t blame Kate for the mess Jon has created for himself! He did that all on his own when he had sex with every 22 year old that came his way, even when he had his children at his house with him! He flaunted his “relationships” even though he was still legally married and he didn’t care if his kids found out about it or not! He lied repeatedly on national television then was caught in those lies (ie. remember the “I didn’t take any money out of our joint account” debacle?) The guy is a pig and I hope no one will hire him from here on out. Kate is the only one in that marriage with intellect. And she clearly is the only responsible and loving parent for those kids. You go girl! Make that money for you kids by selling your books and maybe getting into television for yourself. It would be no different than any of the other people on television trying to support their families. Leave Jon in the dust, because that is where he belongs. And Hailey, if you are reading this . . . run as fast as you can from Jon! He is a dirtbag. You both need to grow up!

  25. Goddess711 says:

    Did Rabbi Shmuley come up with this shit?