Thursday, June 18, 2009

J+K announcement?

Just saw a commercial for the new Jon & Kate Plus 8 (Monday at 9pm) hour long special.... J+K have an announcement? According to the numerous blogs and gossip sites, the only possible announcement for these two is d-i-v-o-r-c-e.

I'm going to open a can of worms here (and I know it), but I'm sort of interested in what people think about this. On one hand, I can see how some folks might think Kate Gosselin is a huge bitch. But, to be fair, she didn't get like that over night.... she didn't force Jon to get married, and she certainly didn't mean to have 8 kids. Similarly, it takes two to make a baby (or 8), and I assume that Jon must have signed some sort of contract with TLC, knowing full well that once your face is on tv, your life will never be the same. Oh, and cheating on your wife is never ok. On the other hand, I can see how Jon might not appreciate the way Kate talks to him sometimes, and I can understand that he's not so much into the media spotlight. But I still can't be ok with the cheating, no matter how heinous your wife treats you.


The whole thing is just sad. The kids are all so cute (except Maddy - she's a bitch), and at the very start of the show, you could tell that J+K really were in love; overwhelmed, but in love. Five years later, not so much. I assume that the show exacerbated the whole situation, and I wonder if it'd be different if they still lived "normal" lives. I also wonder how many people get married and have kids and then start to hate each other. Damn you, TLC. You give me nightmares.

Thoughts on Jon and Kate? Keep in mind that any comments made below I deem unnecessary will be deleted; divorce is a touchy subject 'round here. That being said, I don't have any real stance. I know there are some avid Jon supporters out there, and some (apparently not many) Kate fans...

Edit 6/19/09: This article was just brought to my attention.


Jo said...

I've never watched the show - and I keep forgetting to record this season because I'm interested but I don't and they don't seem to post the latest episodes that quickly... over all I really am sad for them. I think that she's allowed "hollywood" to seep into her personality and thus create a wedge in her marriage (that's not entirely HER fault) Him cheating obviously was a HUGE problem - I'm just sad. I'm not a fan of Kate or Jon really - but those kids deserve a happy family... and I think without Hollywood that might have been an option.

Molly said...

The whole thing makes me sad. Good chance they would not be going through this had they not done the show. Yes, they got a ton of positive things from it, but is it worth the marriage? I don't think so. They are both at fault for the problems and both seem very different from when they actually got married. I am a avid watcher, because train wrecks are exciting, right? I just have to do it when the hubs is gone...he can't stand them.