Above: A screenshot of the video player on TLC‘s homepage, advertising the next special episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8
Last night, TLC played the special 1-hour episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, in which Jon and Kate Gosselin, the parents of twins and sextuplets (8 children in all), announced that they had filed for divorce earlier on Monday (yesterday). Minutes before the end of the episode, a black screen with white text read:
On Monday June 22, 2009, legal proceedings were initiated in Pennsylvania to dissolve the 10-year marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin.
Now, on TLC.com, the network has already begun advertising the next episode, “Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years”. The trailer goes:
A lot can change in a decade. For the first time, go back to the very beginning to see the complete story of Jon and Kate’s ten-year marriage. It’s a special one-hour retrospective with a look at what’s ahead for the family.
Wow. The network is relentless. I guess it’s totally expected, though, as everyone’s out for money these days. Ugh. What a depressing past few days it has been for the Gosselin family.
In a recent post on RadarOnline.com, Jon Gosselin’s reps are backing him up.
In a statement issued through his rep, Jon says: “It is certainly hurtful for people to spread rumors and lies about us. It certainly makes me reluctant to live my life like the average person would. This has made it very clear that the simplest innocent gesture — such as taking a picture with a fan, can be taken out of context.
“As you can see on the show, I am not perfect, but I am a part of a loving family and couple.”
Looking forward to tonight’s episode. Perhaps they’ll address the rumors and get on with life!
Although I don’t watch TV much, ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ could possibly be my favorite show. I heard a rumor on the web today that Jon and Kate Gosselin, lovely and entertaining parents of eight, might be getting a divorce.
Admittedly, the sources of this rumor are less that reputable: TV Guide, Perez Hilton, Star Magazine and InTouch Weekly… My favorite reference so far? A religion and pop culture blog called beliefnet. I guess everyone’s picking up this story!
Even the Jon & Kate Plus 8 Facebook Fan Page is in a fit. We’re all curious…. is it true?