Jon Gosselin apparently thinks his ex-wife Kate Gosselin is spending too much time on her Dancing With the Stars gig and not enough with their kids. The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is reportedly preparing to ask a judge to grant him primary custody of their children.
Jon Gosselin’s lawyer, Anthony F. List, told TMZ.com his client is ready to petition for primary custody of his eight children with ex-wife Kate Gosselin. List called her an “absentee mom” who does not spend enough “quality time with the 8 kids.” Gosselin allegedly plans to use his ex-wife’s gig on Dancing With the Stars as evidence that she is ignoring their children in favor of her career.
Jon Gosselin also may ask for spousal and child support from Kate Gosselin, a reverse of the judge’s previous ruling. List said it was “ridiculous” for Jon Gosselin to be paying his ex-wife $20,000 a month for child support when she is allegedly not spending any time with the kids.
Any way you slice it, it’s really the kids here that are getting screwed. It’s either “absentee” mom or girlfriend-hopping, unemployed dad. Neither seems all that fabulous of a choice in our opinion.
Jon Gosselin, star of Jon & Kate Plus 8, appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday to vent his feelings about soon-to-be ex-wife Kate Gosselin. In the GMA interview, Jon Gosselin says he has grown to “despise” Kate and speculates about Kate’s alleged affair with bodyguard Steve Neild.
“I despise [her] because she’s not speaking from the heart,” Jon Gosselin told ABC’s Chris Cuomo on Good Morning America. “Please â€” the stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV.”
Ironically, Jon Gosselin doesn’t seem to have a problem dragging the couple’s dirty laundry out in public. When asked about rumors Kate Gosselin had an affair with bodyguard Steve Neild, Jon could have simply said “no comment.” Instead, he decides to throw a heaping load of fuel on the fire.
“I speculate, but I don’t know — that’s a general feel. You know, almost like when they were traveling together, I felt jealous… Whether it’s protection or not, it’s all in — it’s in the back of my mind.” Of course, Kate Gosselin didn’t mind sharing her opinion on Jon’s extra-marital activities when she appeared on The Today Show recently. Tit for tat – so to speak.
Jon Gosselin even goes so far as to accuse Kate Gosselin of stealing his wedding ring. “I don’t have the ring. So I laid it down one night. It was gone. Who else would take it?”
Jon and Kate Gosselin’s divorce is set to be finalized by the end of the month. More of Jon Gosselin’s whining can be seen Wednesday night on Primetime: Family Secrets at 10pm on ABC.
Poor Jon Gosselin. Apparently all the media slamming over hisÂ endless alleged girlfriendsÂ is getting to him. Rumor has it Jon Gosselin is just a short step from being fired by TLC. Apparently, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star wouldn’t mind getting ditched by the network, calling his life a “nightmare”.
Yeah, we’re sure your life is oh so much worse than your children’s right now Jon. Amazing how he deftly manages to blame everyone else but himself for his troubles, no matter how many girls he’s sneaking in to snog while his kids are sleeping. And really, Jon is so sick of the paparazzi that he just can’t seem to STFU anytime they come anywhere near him. From magazine interviews to talk show appearances, Jon Gosselin just can’t seem to escape that spotlight he apparently detests so much.
Of course, Jon says it’s all about the money – naturally. So he’ll just have to keep whoring himself out – literally and metaphorically – even though he hates it so very much. Because heÂ apparently doesn’t abhor the limelight enough to give up his pricey new digs, or his sports car, or designer sunglasses, or… well, you get the picture.
If Jon Gosselin can’t manage to stop talking about how much he just can’t stand being the star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 anymore – it would be lovely for TLC to grant him his fondest desire and fire him AND Kate Gosselin already. It’s way past time for their 15 minutes of fame to be over.