Here is an update for you. TLC has announced that they will take a six-week break from producing new “Jon & Kate Plus 8” episodes to give the Gosselin family “some time off to regroup” after the couple split up. This means that Jon & Kate Plus 8 will go on hiatus until August.
“TLC continues to support the Gosselin family and will work closely with them to determine the best way to continue to tell their story as they navigate through this difficult time,” the statement read.
“During this time the family will take some time off to regroup and then a modified schedule will be in place to support the family’s transition,” the statement concluded.
TLC ordered 40 episodes for the season — the series’ fifth — but only six have aired.
Even though the the word “divorce” was never mentioned, Kate filed for divorce in a Pennsylvania court hours before the episode aired. On-screen text later in the episode said that legal papers were filed Monday to dissolve the Gosselins’ marriage.
“Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children,” Kate said in a statement. “While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”
Jon said in a separate statement on Monday that Kate filed divorce documents and that he is “deeply saddened” to be divorcing.
“This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe. My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that,” he said in the statement.
“This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania. In terms of my marriage, it’s no secret that the past six months or so have been very difficult for Kate and me. We are no different than other couples and parents who are facing a crossroads in their marriage. I am of course deeply saddened that we are divorcing.”
After 10 years of marriage, eight kids and a reality TV show, Jon and Kate Gosselin are officially separating.
Jon and Kate Gosselin announced their official separation on Monday evening’s show. The show was followed by noticed that court papers had indeed been followed.
“On Monday June 22, 2009, legal proceedings were initiated in Pennsylvania to dissolve the 10-year marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin.”
“Kate and I have decided to separate,” Jon said during Monday’s broadcast. “It’s just not good for our kids to be arguing in front of our kids.”
“I’m not very fond of the idea, personally,” Kate said. “But I know it’s necessary because my goal is peace for the kids.”
“I was too passive. I just let her rule the roost and do whatever she wanted,” Jon said on his marriage. “Now I finally stood up on my own two feet, and I’m proud of myself.”
Kate said that though she doesn’t hate Jon, their “goals are different now.”
“I’m tired of smiling on the outside while I’m crying on the inside,” Kate said. “I’ve been doing that for a long time.”
The parents of 5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins, spoke openly about their situation during Monday’s episode of the TLC reality series.
“I just need relief now,” Kate said. “I need to turn the page.”
Jon described his relationship with Kate as “a total breakdown of everything.”
Looking ahead, Kate said, “I don’t really want to be alone. I don’t want to do this alone.”
But she described the split as “the next chapter.”
One thing the couple could agree on: “Jon & Kate Plus 8” will continue.
“We interview separately, we’ll film different things,” Jon explained. “Me and the kids, her and the kids.”