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. There are a reported full season’s worth episodes on order as well.
TLC released another video segment from the one-hour “Jon & Kate Plus 8” episode scheduled to air this Monday night.
The scene focuses on “crooked houses” — outdoor mini-houses that the Gosselins are putting on their property that kids get to design — and Jon and Kate’s disagreement as to where they should be placed. After briefly showing the excited siblings playing in the houses, the scene gets right to the subject of the couple’s troubled marriage.
“It doesn’t matter where Jon and I are in our relationship,” Kate Gosselin says in the video. “My kids still matter the most to me.”
“We haven’t really known where we were going, but we’ve been dealing with this for a long time. A slow progression that has not popped up one day — it’s not been, like, a secret,” says Kate.”It just got worse and worse and worse,” says Jon. “With all the tabloids and all that, it made it even worse.””We can’t go back now, we can only go forward,” says Kate in the segment. “And that’s what we’re gonna do.”
“The bottom line is, I did not cheat on Kate,” he said. “I’m sorry for putting my family in this awkward position, given some poor decisions and bad judgments I’ve made recently.”
Reports have surfaced online that the couple will be announcing their divorce on Monday’s show, but TLC/Discovery is not commenting on those reports.