Kate Gosselin gave her first big interview to the “Today” show since her divorce announcement, saying tearfully that the split from husband Jon was “necessary,” and that she’s doing “as well as can be expected.” Though Meredith Vieira tried to pin her down on the timeline of the split — Jon last week said that his wife told him their marriage was over in October — Kate remained purposefully vague. Though she says their decision to split was “very mutual,” she also says “clearly we both have completely different takes on what happened between us, but I feel like the details of Continue reading →
No matter which celebrity gossip report you choose to believe – and you have a countless number from which to peruse – the bottom line is this: The future of Jon and Kate Gosselin as a couple is even less promising than that of Jillian Harris and whatever schmo she chooses on The Bachelorette. (No offense, Jake Pavelka.)
While some magazines have announced a divorce date for Jon and Kate, In Touch Weekly says the marriage is already over. According to Todd Cruz, a friend of Jon’s brother and bartender at a Pennsylvania establishment, the Gosselins are only together when cameras are around. It’s supposedly been that way for six months. “He explained it to us at the bar,” Cruz told the tabloid. “He said he was completely miserable and the marriage was pretty much done.” While Jon has received a lot of criticism for visiting bars and flirting with women, he told Todd that it was Kate’s alleged affair with Steve Neild that ended the union. “Jon said then that he confronted Kate six months ago about her relationship with the bodyguard,” the source said. We weren’t there, but we’d imagine Kate’s response was to roll her eyes and tell her husband to stop breathing so loudly.
Kate Gosselin was engaged before and her ex isn’t holding his tongue. Another man almost married Kate Gosselin. According to Star magazine, Adam Miller from Kutztown, Pennsylvania was engaged to Kate when she was just 21-years old. The pair were barely out of high school when they met and Kate fell for Miller’s flashy car and deep pockets. “I spoiled Kate with gifts, like a diamond bracelet and a gold locket, and she loved that,” he said in a world-exclusive interview. “I think one of the main reasons she liked me is that I had so much money flowing.” Read: Why It’s Better To Marry For Money So is the factory worker sorry he let this one slip away? Not quite. Now that he gets to watch Kate’s married life play out on screen, the ex-fiancé is glad he didn’t end up marrying the money-hungry reality star. In fact, he says he saw this coming from a mile away. “She hooked up with some guy in a Corvette,” said Miller referring to the couple’s broken engagement. “She was always chasing the money.” So what does Adam Miller think of Kate’s new bikini body? “We’d eat mostly hamburgers, fries, Cheetos,” he said explaining their typical date night behavior. And so it seems some things about Kate Gosselin are just how Adam remembers them and some, well, let’s say they’ve had a bit of work done.
Jon and Kate Gosselin arrived separately for their sextuplets’ fifth birthday party. During the party, the spouses barely spoke to each other. Clearly, the Gosselin marriage was under a strain as the new season started for the TLC series, “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” No wonder. The daily challenges of a super-size family with eight kids in the house have recently been overshadowed by reports that Jon and Kate cheated on each other. Both of them have denied the allegations. But on Monday’s premiere (along with scenes of the party), Kate and Jon addressed the media firestorm that has engulfed them from beyond the carefully tended boundaries of their own reality show. “Did I ever think I’d see myself on the front of the tabloids?” said Kate indignantly. “Or see those words that are there? No. It kills me!” And Jon, who insisted he was “being innocent and hanging out” despite reports of an affair with a 23-year-old schoolteacher, said, “I never read a tabloid magazine until I was in one. And the first one I bought was the last one I bought.” As they reflected on the scandals that have made their lives so difficult and put their marriage in peril, the Gosselins were filmed individually, each seated alone on a sofa — in itself, a revealing touch. “Very swiftly we turned into two different people,” Kate said at one point, as she described how she has grown apart from her husband of 10 years, “and it’s just hard.” While Kate has spent a lot of time on the road, making personal appearances for the show, Jon has mostly stayed home. “So he’s angry with me that he’s home and I’m not,” Kate said. “Yet he doesn’t really feel great about me, so he wants me to travel. “It is so involved I almost can’t put it into words,” she added wearily. Kate expressed her own share of anger. “I think the thing that makes me the maddest is: Jon made some mistakes and he was out and whatever, and that made people question him,” she said. “I’m doing what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing. I’m working and traveling” — which led to reports that she was having an affair with her bodyguard. Declaring that she was only doing her job by traveling, she said, “I’ll be darned if they’re going to take me down with that.” “I have a lot of anger,” she summed up, “because this is not where we were supposed to be, this is not what I envisioned for us.” Premiering two years ago, “Jon & Kate” is TLC’s most-watched show, and has made the Gosselins famous. The arrival of its new season was highly anticipated and highly promoted. “Jon and Kate face each other for the first time,” an announcer teased on an ad that aired repeatedly beforehand. And so they did, sort of, as they sat side-by-side on the sofa in the episode’s final seconds. An off-camera voice asked, “Do you guys know what the future holds?” Both of them looked puzzled. Neither replied. Then the episode was over. The season had started with lots of suspense.