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…
TLC has announced they have suspended filming of Jon & Kate Plus 8, or Kate Plus 8 as it will be known starting in November. The network announced the shut down after Jon Gosselin fired off a “cease and desist” letter to TLC demanding they vacate the family home and stop taping his kids.
TLC announced on Monday that Jon & Kate Plus 8 would be revamped as Kate Plus 8 starting in November. The new version of the show will focus on Kate Gosselin and her efforts to raise eight children as a single mother. Estranged husband Jon Gosselin was virtually removed entirely from the show.
Jon Gosselin apparently wasn’t too fond of losing his main source of income and demanded, through his lawyers, that production be shut down. TLC responded Wednesday with a statement saying they are “deeply disappointed at [Jon Gosselin’s] continued erratic behavior.”
“He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic,” the statement from TLC read. “Despite Jon Gosselin’s repeated self destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.”
The drama just continues to mount and we’re betting Jon Gosselin’s appearance on the Larry King Live show Wednesday night is only going to add more fuel to the already out-of-control fire.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin has slammed the brakes on both his divorce from estranged wife Kate Gosselin and production of the TLC reality show. The legal drama comes in the wake of an announcement from TLC earlier this week proclaiming Jon & Kate Plus 8 would be re-launching in November as just Kate Plus 8 – minus the Jon.
Apparently Jon Gosselin is seriously pissed at being dumped from the TLC reality show in favor of retooling the series to focus on Kate Gosselin and her ‘struggle’ as a rich, impeccably dressed single mom of eight kids. Jon Gosselin’s lawyer reportedly sent a nasty “cease and desist” letter to TLC stating: “Effective immediately no production crews are to enter Jon Gosselin’s family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authority to effectuate Police action against any trespassers.”
Not only has Jon Gosselin put a halt to production of the new Kate Plus 8 show, he’s also filed a delay in his divorce from Kate Gosselin. Lawyer Mark Jay Heller stated Jon “realized his family was like a train wreck, so he decided to put the brakes on the divorce and on the show â€¦ because if he didn’t the family would be in a mortal accident â€¦ the victims of a train wreck.”
Even better, Jon Gosselin is allegedly claiming his children have been forced to work in violation of Pennsylvania Child Labor Law and have not been paid for their work for four years. Jon Gosselin’s attorney states his client has not given consent to allow his children to continue working for TLC and “is prepared to seek Court intervention to make sure his children’s best interests are protected.”
Hmmm. Sounds kind of noble on the surface, until you think about the fact that Jon Gosselin didn’t come out with any of this stuff about his kids needing protecting until after he was basically fired from TLC and likely found himself in a panic over how he’s going to support his swanky new expensive bachelor lifestyle.
Jon Gosselin is scheduled to appear on Larry King Live Wednesday night on CNN at 9pm. We’re sure he’ll have lots of awesome explanations and accusations to entertain viewers with.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is blaming estranged wife Kate Gosselin for abandoning the family’s two German Shepherd puppies. Jon Gosselin said the two dogs, Shoka and Nala, are being returned to their breeders because Kate Gosselin doesn’t like them and won’t take care of them.
Now that the couple has separated, Jon says Kate doesn’t treat the puppies well and doesn’t want them inside the family home. “It’s not fair to the dogs to not be wanted in their own home,” he told E! News. Apparently Jon doesn’t want them in his home in New York either, since he’s obviously too busy shacking up with various women and partying all night to do something like feed or walk the dogs he insisted they buy for their eight children.
The Humane Society of Berks County, PA has received nearly a dozen calls about the Gosselin family dogs. Neighbors have complained the children “beat” on the dogs and treat them too roughly. Jon Gosselin has denied any abuse of the two puppies, saying in a press statement: “We understand the responsibilities of being good dog owners… Shoka and Nala are loyal companions who we consider members of our family. We would never do anything to hurt them, and treat them with the respect and love that they deserve.”
Apparently Jon and Kate have decided the best way to demonstrate their love and respect for the canine “members of our family” is to rip them out of their home, take themÂ from the arms of their family and abandon them to their fates. If this is the way Jon and Kate “love” their pets, we feel pretty damn bad for their children. Life with your spouse getting difficult? Dump them. Tired of taking care of your dogs? Ditch them. Wonder if they kids are contemplating what life would be like in a foster home yet.
Luckily, the dogs’ breeder at least has a heart. According to RadarOnline.com, he says that if the Gosselins never come back for the dogs, they “would stay in my family and I wouldn’t give them to anyone else.”
At least someone out there knows the real meaning of “family.”
The divorce of Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin is likely to be delayed for a bit. Turns out Jon Gosselin’s divorce lawyer has decided to dump his client just a month before the couple’s divorce was to be finalized.
The divorce of the Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars was set to conclude in October, but Jon and Kate may just have to stay married a bit longer. Charles J. Meyer, Jon Gosselin’s divorce attorney, has filed a petition in Pennsylvania to be removed as counsel scandal-plagued father of eight.
You know you have to be a grade A loser when even your divorce attorney doesn’t want to have anything to do with you.
Jon and Kate Gosselin filed for divorce in Montgomery County, PA in June. In court papers, Kate Gosselin called her relationship with Jon Gosselin “irretrievably broken.”
The two have been battling it out in private and in public ever since. Kate Gosselin said during her guest host sting on The View this week that she recently had a “meltdown” over Jon’s philandering ways. Jon, meanwhile, said on Good Morning America last week that he has grown to “despise Kate” for how she’s portrayed him in the media.