June 23, 2009 10:21 AM by Britteny Elrick
Last night on the dramatic one-hour episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, the Gosselins announced they are planning to divorce. Yesterday, legal action was taken to dissolve their10 year marriage. Although the couple agreed that they didn’t want this for their eight kids, they said it was necessary in order to keep the peace. Keep reading for full details…
According to the report at Usmagazine.com, Katewill remain at their $1.1 million home in Reading, Pa., and “Jon will also come here when it is his days, and we will flip-flop that way.” “Kate and I have decided to separate,” Jon announced. “It’s just not good for us to be arguing in front of our kids. … We can’t be cordial with one another.”
“My goal is peace.” With tears in her eyes, she added, “If peace needs to be brought about by this, then I’m in agreement.” Jon called the split “a shame,” adding, “I will always love her as the mother of my kids.” “We’re not running away from them,” he said of their kids. “We’re just living our separate lives and coming back and being with them.”
“There’s a lot of happiness in the past,” she said. “I hope that happiness continues. … You can find happiness if you look hard enough in any situation.” Jon said he was both sad and “excited” about the new chapter in his life. What the? He said he isn’t sure what will happen with the show and mentioned he might be getting a job. Kate said, “The show must go on. I will continue to be here, be with the kids, do the same things I’ve always done with them.”
Kate said what “worries” her the most about their split is living with “the label that we failed — how that will affect our kids; how they’ll be another statistic; how they’ll say, ‘My parents split up when I was fill-in-the-blank age.’” “I don’t want to be alone,” Kate added. “But it’s required and I’ve got to do it.”
A big issue for the couple: Jon said he was always “too passive” during his marriage to Kate. “I just let her rule the roost and do whatever she wanted to do,” he explained. “Now I’ve finally stood up on my own two feet, and I’m proud of myself.” Yea Jon, ending your marriage is really something to be proud of.
What are your thoughts on all of this?
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