It was nothing amazing, it was just Kate doled out the discipline, made most of the decisions including the unpopular ones , the kids played and bickered and were usually pretty cute, and Jon was The fourth-season finale on March 23, , was the most-watched episode of the series yet, attracting 4. Photos But storm clouds were already starting to gather over TLC's marquee family.
Kate and I are together. Like, for real, he was quoted as saying that. Kate told the magazine that, even though fame had its drawbacks, she "wouldn't return to those days" before their sextuplets were born.
It's the best thing and it's the hardest thing I think that's ever happened, just our show in general," Kate said in the episode. I love what I'm doing at this time. But it has gone through phases for all of us. We don't have privacy at all. If I go out, people know I go out and photograph it and do everything they gotta do That's tough for me.
I still haven't come to grips with it. Jon Gosselin had been having an affair for three months with a grade-school teacher named Deanna Hummel. He had also been photographed with an as-yet unidentified Hummel leaving a bar in Reading, Pa. I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV. What makes me sick, is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. Then still a relative fame newbie, Kate did express surprise at how virulent the coverage was.
It's one of the things that comes with it—the tabloid stuff. To be very honest, I'm very hesitant to believe any of it. It comes with the territory. We're dealing with it just like everybody else does. The juicier the story, the more the payment. When you pick up those sort of magazines, is it believable? People are being paid to talk. I remember where I was the first time I heard [Deanna's] name.
It's one of those things where you can try to make it go away, but there's blaring, red flashing lights. Where Are They Now? I couldn't breathe; I was hyperventilating. I was scaring people who were calling to check on me because I couldn't even talk.
In a statement, she said Jon's unspecified "activities" over the weekend left her with "no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. This weekend, I was home with the kids for four days, just being a dad. No nannies, just the kids and me. Ensuing episodes continued the "Kate and Jon go it alone" theme.
I feel good about myself and people see my good qualities. I'm not being put down. If I want to go out with my friends, Hailey says, 'Oh, go out. You can have a balanced relationship but also spend time with your friends. For a couple of reluctant reality TV stars, they've made for more drama than a Lifetime Movie marathon. The opportunity afforded them a lifestyle they wouldn't have been able to give their eight children otherwise, but you ended up wondering how Jon and Kate ever ended up together in the first place.
Photos Most Dysfunctional TV Couples Jon let it be known he didn't want his kids on TV anymore, and he even tried to halt the divorce proceedings in order to, as he put it , "try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family—not destroy it.
TLC did decide, however, that in the face of steadily dwindling ratings barely 1 million for an Aug. Meanwhile, if Jon had just been some guy, one who had never been on TV, then his post-TLC trajectory of every-guy jobs wouldn't have raised any eyebrows. But since he had been on TV, he made headlines wherever he ended up. Kate had been a nurse before the sextuplets were born, but neither parent's day job, or lack thereof, ever took up much time on their show.
By , he was back in Pennsylvania installing solar panels for Green Pointe Energy. The red carpets grew fewer and farther in between. They're like, 'Are you the guy? I don't physically see her. I buy their own groceries. They have their own groceries at my house, their own bedrooms, their own stuff. But developmentally, they have problems with their peers, and they have problems with talking to other people, and they have problems with wants and needs and manners and morals and what's right and what's wrong.
I think more so than someone who grows up off TV. But my family knows the truth. He also obviously still had a bone to pick with Kate, saying on the show , "I think I'll just take some of my money, and go back to court for primary custody for the ones who want to live with me and just f--king figure the whole thing out.