The big announcement for Jon and Kate Gosselin’s marriage ending came on Monday night’s episode of the show “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” The announcement wasn’t a surprise to anyone who has watched the media frenzy this year concerning the couple.
The parents of eight talked during the second half of Monday’s airing on their choice to lead separate lives. The pair made it clear the coming divorce is not a result of being media fodder for the past few years.
E! Online reports:
“We haven’t really known where we’re going but we’ve been dealing with this for a long time,” said Kate, 34, after she and Jon managed to get through the construction of the kids’ new playhouses without actually interacting.
“It’s the next chapter—not a chapter that’s been brought on by our show, not a chapter that’s been caused by our career choices at all. I believe that it’s a chapter that probably would have played out had the world been watching or not.”
Instead of uprooting their eight children, the parents will take turns living at their large home.
And the show will go on; Jon & Kate Plus 8 will remain on the airwaves, undoubtedly allowing the public to watch the new chapters of single parents to eight children.
Jon has admitted that while he would like a friendship with Kate, it’s not likely at the moment.
The Toronto Star reports:
“Kate and I have decided to separate,” Jon Gosselin said. “It’s just not good for our kids for us to be arguing in front of our kids. I’m not very fond of the idea personally, but I know it’s necessary because my goal is peace for the kids,” Kate Gosselin said.
The couple stresses they are doing what is best for their children who seem to be oblivious to the stress their parents are going through.
Kate filed for divorce Monday morning in Reading, Pa. to start the conclusion of the couple’s 10-year marriage.
“Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children,” she said. “While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”