It's Official: Jon & Kate Plus 8, Minus Marriage

Well, folks, the famed marriage of Jon and Kate, the parents of eight, is coming to an end, according to People magazine, which reports that divorce papers were filed in Pennsylvania today.

The couple were married for ten years, but their relationship has supposedly been on the rocks for a while. It seems that Kate loves the fame that comes from starring in a reality TV show, and Jon, well... Jon doesn't. And on top of all that, they have eight (eight!!) kids. The show was an ego trip for the parents. They used their eight "miracles" for personal gain, and instead it brought down their marriage.

Jon and Kate Plus 8 is in its fifth season and a special announcement (no doubt about the divorce) is expected on tonight's episode.

The main thrill of the Jon and Kate was waiting to see how long it took before they broke up. A pair of twins and a set of sextuplets is some people's vision of a worst nightmare. The show has been a hit in no small part because it reminds lots of people how good they really have it.

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Wow, shocker there, but who really cares?
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There is no real thrill in the televised self destruction of a marriage, as aided by voyeur tv fad and its twist of the homelife. Maybe surveillance is best left to the government, because I believe corporate sponsored voyeurism, no matter the number of kids, has a detrimental effect on the spouses. How many MTV marriages have ended after their shows? Celebrity, for what?
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I consider them selfish, self-centred, hypocritical, and greedy. They make me angry. Their living in a million dollar home and don't appear to want for anything material. They have travelled a lot with the kids. Even went to Hawaii, to meet Jon’s family and renew their vows. Was the renewing the vows a shame and done just for the show? Given the state of the economy in the U.S., many large families would be happy with half of what they have. They both say repeatedly “I’m here for my kids and to do what is best for my kids”. How does getting a divorce, help the kids live a normal life, with the parents living apart? I’m sure raising eight children isn’t easy. But Kate & Jon both said early in the show “ God doesn’t give you more then you can handle.” Yes, Kate treated Jon badly but Jon let her. Ten years is not a marriage. I’ve been married 38yrs and I love my wife but more importantly we are great friends. We have had our ups & downs. We raised two wonderful children. My daughter is a mother of four month old, identical twin boys. Jon & Kate need to spend time trying to fix their marriage, rather then run away from it. They should cancel the show, if they can and work on being a family. The show helped them support their kids and provide more then they could possibly imagined. With a successful show comes notoriety. People want to know all about you, both the good and the bad. Live with it. They are both going to regret their decision, as the children grow older. They will miss so much. I will not be watching the show anymore.
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Over 50% of marriages end in divorce, I especially don't want the show to end now as I have watched these kids grow up from infants. I would be concerned about there well being if I didn't get to see them.
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I hope the show continues. Who cares about the children; Kate Plus 8 will be good enough for me :)
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well i'm glad its finally over. good ridence to trash tv. i just hope octomom doesn't replace them DX
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I think this is sad for the Gosselin family. The show should end. What was the point of this show? Fame? Poor kids, they didn't decide to be on it. And now, they're lives will never be the same again. Three weeks from now, people will be onto the next family, how sad. :(
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The show should end, for the sake of the kids. They do not need their parents downfall along with having to accept their parents divorce to be front and center on tv, dvds, youtube and everything else.



TLC and the parents should be ashamed for having this tv show. No little kid should have a camera follow them around all day. It's one thing when they are older and able to understand it all.
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This is sad, those poor kids
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What has happened to this family is a real tragedy and you can take it to the bank that, in the end, these 8 children are really going to be the ones who suffer. After watching this show since its premier, it is obvious who destroyed and will continue to destroy this family -- Kate. She is very bossy, overbearing and dogmatic, and is willing to sacrifice her marriage, and eventually the well being of her children, for money. She has never let Jon be a man and has had to run everything while at the same time disrespecting, belittling and degrading him -- throughout the whole course of this show. With the way that she is, she is eventually going to run her children away and they are going to blame her for what has happened to them. They have both pretended to be stewards of the "Good Word," but like the scriptures say "money is the root of all evil," and it is obvious to everyone what it has done to her. I am going to pray for this family that she finds her way back to reality. They are both well educated and can make a decent living without the tv show for these children if this is what they set in their hearts to do. Yeah, I know that divorce is the going thing, but I believe that if they really analyze their hearts and what is important, they can get back what they had, because like I and so many others believe, if you stop trying to do the fix and let God, anything is possible.
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Wow, just wow. These people should have turned the cameras off, and spent some time ALONE working on their marriage and raising their kids. Also, the parents are completely selfish.
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Talentless pricks? The show was about watching the kids grow up, at least, it used to be.
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Don't care just feel for the kids.
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Let the show's crew raise the kids.
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should they change the name to "Jon or Kate Plus 8"?
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Anyone who has watched this show should not see this as a surprise. What really turned me off to the show was the way Kate treated Jon. Granted, raising 8 kids can take a toll on any marriage but Kate could have been much more supportive of him rather than treat him like a pile of garbage. No doubt the show will go on but the kids are going to be the ones who suffer in the end. I definately see some major psychological counseling in their future.
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It just sucks that because of all the idiots that watch this garbage, these 2 talentless pricks have made millions.
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sad about them, but come on 8 children plus a TV show who could take this much pressure.
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This is very unfortunate. I truly believe that the paparazzi have ruined this family. The only reason they did the show was to document their children growing up. I truly believe that they will get back together.
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Its very unfortunate that this family is being torn apart. I dont think that Jon and Kate were doing this show for their own selfish reasons, its a way to support their kids. Just because Kate enjoyed it (the show) shows no lack of love or care for her children.

I dont think they knew what they were getting into though and I pray for their happiness and for the children to heal and understand, they will I am from a divorced family! Good luck and lots of love to them
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It's unfortunate. This show stopped being about the kids and everyday life with them a long time ago. If I were Kate, instead of demanding vacations and trips to the spa from TLC, I'd ask for some inclusion in editing the show. That show made her seem like a you know what. She was almost always picking on him. I guess now we can wait a few years when the 8 children grow up and write books about their parents screwing up their lives.
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Nothing good ever comes out of reality TV!!



Instant celebrity changes all the rules and normal dosent have a chance!!! Poor Kids!
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Poor kids...
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I really hope Jon gets the children, because Kate is a B***h!!!
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ugh..poor kids is all i have to say. Shes stupid for using her kids go get some fame and hes even more stupid for letting it happen..best of luck To the kids
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Jon & Kate are idiots for doing this show in the first place and serves them right.

Their fame and lust for money has destroyed their happiness and it's their poor kids who will suffer for their greed.
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Kate I am there for you lol
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Thses people are making me sick
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Wow. Lights were too bright I guess.
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What a waste of space these two people are. They pimp out their children so they can make millions of dollars. She cheats on him, he cheats on her and their children are the ones who will suffer. Shame on both of you.
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I guess they both got taste of their own medicine. Bring 8 kids in the world and put their life on tv. All Kate cares about is money. I'm with sandbur glad it's settled nowlets move on. All I can say is poor kids and shame on Jon and Kate. Both sound like they don't need kids.
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so annoying...grow up and cancel this show.....all it did was bring on stress..now look what happened, poor kids!
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Glad thats settled. Can we move on now?...
I hope the proceeds from the show fund therapy for the kids...
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Wow, like we didn't see that coming
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Who really f%%%%ing cares????
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Huh. Funny how reality tv ruins a marriage. I feel sorry for the kids, this will seriously twist their lives. I'm thinking dad gets half one week and mom gets the other.
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