It’s finally official; Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin are divorced at last! The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars are now legally no longer a couple. Good news for Kate Gosselin, who can finally move on with her life. Not so good news for Jon Gosselin, who reportedly got the major raw end of the deal in the divorce settlement.
Under the terms of the divorce, Kate Gosselin will reportedly remain living with her eight children in the couple’s former family home in Pennsylvania and retain primary custody of the kids. Jon will have visitation rights, an arrangement the former couple reportedly made in advance. Jon Gosselin has allegedly been whammed with huge child support payments, a severe blow for the former reality TV dad since he’s basically unemployed at this point.
Jon Gosselin and the TLC network are currently involved in some serious legal wrangling and right now TLC has his balls in a sling. Under a judge’s order, Jon Gosselin must abide by the terms of his exclusive contract with TLC, which means he can’t take on any unauthorized paid work – like blabbing to tabloids or ranting on talk shows for cash.
So, basically, Jon Gosselin got sick of his wife because she was controlling and inhibited his desire to party like a teenager. Only to end up with TLC controlling him like a puppet and Kate Gosselin getting all the goodies in their divorce. Good trade? We think not…
The final episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 aired on TLC Monday night, but the drama of Jon and Kate Gosselin goes on.
Monday night’s finale of Jon & Kate Plus 8 opened with a snarky shot of a sign posted by Jon Gosselin in front of the former couple’s home stating: “No film crew or production staff from TLC is permitted on this property under penalty of Trespass.”
TLC obviously wanted to make it clear why most of the episode was a rehash of former shows and scraped off the floor b-roll video – and exactly who was to blame for that. Kate Gosselin was clear in driving home the point that the end of Jon & Kate Plus 8 is all Jon Gosselin’s fault too.
“This is a very bittersweet goodbye for me because the kids are already missing it,” Kate Gosselin said. “Our show has provided opportunities that we wouldn’t have otherwise had. I feel like it’s been taken from us. From me and the kids… It’s needless; it’s useless. It was totally avoidable.”
Jon Gosselin, meanwhile, basked in the glory of his newfound freedom in his final moments on tape. “Our marriage fell apart, and I felt like I was free,” Gosselin said. Free, he said, to revert to being a 23-year-old again. Nice touch how he basically said it was awesome that he can run away and escape his kids whenever he wants and only come back when he ‘misses’ them.
All in all, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 finale was a sad homage to the ruin of a family that once captured our hearts and now just makes us cringe every time we see the name ‘Gosselin’ in a headline.
WTF? Possible douchebag of the year award winner Jon Gosselin had the audacity to bring a bouquet of roses to estranged wife Kate Gosselin – at their divorce arbitration on Saturday!
Kate Gosselin may still have feelings for her soon-to-be ex, but getting unhitched from this loser is the best thing she could do for herself. You just don’t bring flowers to your ex in the midst of divorce proceedings. Talk about a lack of class!
“This has been called the real-life War of the Roses,” Jon Gosselin’sÂ attorney Mark Heller told People, “and he brought that as a peace offering to break the ice and try to bring the war to an end.” Kate Gosselin, unsurprisingly, turned the ‘peace’ offering down cold.
Jon and Kate Gosselin’s divorce should hopefully be finalized by the end of the year. Unfortunately, with TLC suing Jon Gosselin for breach of contract and Kate Gosselin working on her own nefarious plans for a new TV show – we’ll surely have yet another year of Gosselins in the tabloids to (not) look forward to.
The final episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 airs Monday night on TLC. Can’t say we’re all that sorry to see it go!
Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is suing TLC over claims the network has interfered with his ability to earn a living. Because, according to court papers filed by Gosselin’s attorney, the reality TV dad is too famous to get a real job and TLC is interfering with his entertainment career.
No, seriously. In court documents filed last week, Jon Gosselin claims he has been left “without the ability to secure non-entertainment related engagements” because of the tabloid frenzy resulting from the drama surrounding Jon & Kate Plus 8 and his impending divorce from estranged wife Kate Gosselin.
Gosselin says the “enormous media interest, cameras, reporters and public interest makes it impossible to carry on normal daily activities, let alone find, secure and maintain a job…” Well, we have to admit, after all his fame-whoring, womanizing and nasty bad-mouthing in the press, we wouldn’t want to hire him to clean our toilets.
TLC filed a lawsuit earlier this month claiming Jon Gosselin breached his exclusive contract with the network by making media appearances without their permission. In his countersuit against TLC, Jon Gosselin claims the network has damaged his reputation and good name and caused him “lost business opportunities and “lost profits.” Funny, we thought Jon Gosselin was doing a really good job of tarnishing his own name and reputation without any help at all from TLC.
Gosselin also claims TLC violated Pennsylvania’s child labor laws and did not compensate his family enough for their work on Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Jon Gosselin is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 14 for a hearing on the TLC lawsuit against him for violating his contract.
TLC is ready to give a smack down to former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin in court – and they’re dragging girlfriend Hailey Glassman into the fight. TLC has subpoenaed Glassman and Gosselin’s guy pal Michael Lohan into court as witnesses in the network’s breach of contract lawsuit against the reality TV dad.
TLC filed the lawsuit against Jon Gosselin last month, claiming the JonÂ & Kate Plus 8 star violated his contract agreements by making TV appearances without the network’s permission. Gosselin is scheduled to appear in court on December 14. TLC has filed subpoenas for his girlfriend, Hailey Glassman and friend Michael Lohan, as well as Gosselin’s lawyer, bodyguard and talent agent, to also appear in court as witnesses against him.
Michael Lohan, who has stirred up controversy himself in an ongoing battle with daughterLindsay Lohan, has been called in to testify about business dealings with Jon Gosselin. Lohan has publicly stated he was working on an idea for a reality show about divorced dads with Gosselin at one point.
As for Hailey Glassman, she could prove bad news for her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Obviously she has no problems talking about things that make Jon Gosselin look bad in the press. Just recently, Glassman appeared in a TV interviewand called Gosselin “emotionally abusive” and prone to “mantrums”.
Former nanny Stephanie Santoro, who claims she had an affair with the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star, says Jon Gosselin has had suicidal thoughts over the stress of his questionable fame and impending divorce from Kate Gosselin. Santoro, who alleges she slept with Jon Gosselin while he was involved with girlfriend Hailey Glassman, said she fears for the reality TV dad’s life.
“He said he was going to kill himself,” Stephanie Santoro told RadarOnline.com. The former Gosselin babysitter claims Jon Gosselin called her after he and girlfriend Hailey Glassman broke up and said he “was going to end it all… [Jon said] that he couldn’t handle it anymore. That his kids would be better taken care of by Kate if he wasn’t around.”
As for Hailey Glassman, Jon’s so-called girlfriend, she’s also spilling her guts about her relationship with the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star everywhere she gets a chance. In an interview on The Insider, Glassman said when Jon and Kate Gosselin first split, Jon would “just sit there and ask ‘Why? Why? Why?’ and just sat there and cried. And he didn’t understand… It’s like he can’t handle somebody leaving him.”
Perhaps all these woman dissing him in the media has finally gotten through to him. Jon Gosselin publicly apologized for his recent behavior this week and said he is “committed to making things right with Hailey as well as Kate and especially my children. I ask you to please give me the opportunity to prove myself.”
Haven’t you been given enough opportunities already, Mr. Gosselin?
Jon Gosselin‘s party girl paramour Hailey Glassman says she is being “emotionally abused” by the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star. In an interview with The Insider, set to air Thursday, Glassman says Jon Gosselin is “frustrated and angry” and taking it out on her.
“He’ll call me and take his anger out on me,” Hailey Glassman says in the interview. “He has ‘mantrums.’ I shouldn’t have to put up with being emotionally abused. I cry and say, ‘Why are you so mean to me?'” However, despite Jon Gosselin’s treatment of her, Glassman did not confirm rumors the two have officially broken up. Although, after this interview, Jon Gosselin would be a total idiot not to dump Glassmanâ€™s fame-whoring ass if they are still an item.
“I don’t want to leave him all alone. I love him but I dislike him at times. When I love someone, I would never hurt them.” Hailey Glassman also claims Jon Gosselin has “trouble with the truth… he will dance and dance around his lies. He’s like Jekyll and Hyde.”
Even so, Glassman apparently can’t shake her feelings for Gosselin. “I love him, but as for my family and I, he needs to regain our trust.”
Most amusingly, Glassman says she wants her “name to be forgotten” by the media. The problem is, she is saying this while prostituting herself out for yet another media interview. Sorry, Hailey, it’s hard to believe you crave anonymity when you won’t shut the hell up whenever the media comes knocking at your door.