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Jon & Kate Plus Eight: Does Jon Support Kate’s New Dancing Gig?

March 07, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd


Jon & Kate Plus Eight star, Jon Gosselin, has taken to the internet to share his feelings on his ex-wife’s newest gig as a competitor on ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars. Although Jon tweeted his well wishes to his ex-wife, Kate, about the new opportunity, sources close to the reality TV dad say that he has some major concerns. Keep reading to find out more details about this not-so-typical parenting debate…

Among the things typically not argued about between former spouses: how a stint on Dancing With the Stars might affect one’s children. But that’s the battle going on between Jon & Kate Plus Eight stars, Jon and Kate Gosselin. Kate was recently announced as part of the celebrity cast on ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars‘ tenth season. How does ex-husband and former Jon & Kate Plus Eight co-star, Jon Gosselin feel about it?

According to his twitter account, Jon is excited about Kate’s new opportunity. “Congratulations to Kate for joining the new season of DWTS. I am thrilled for her. She has my support and vote,” the 32-year old Jon & Kate Plus Eight tweeted on Thursday night. Shortly after, he added, ”Here is to 2010 for new beginnings and leaving the past mistakes in 2009.”

It certainly sounds like he means well, but sources close to the Jon & Kate Plus Eight dad say he’s anything but happy about Kate doing Dancing With the Stars. His main concern? The welfare of the couple’s eight children. ”Jon’s angry because doing Dancing With the Stars will keep [Kate] away from the kids for days, and she still won’t let him have extra custody…Nannies will watch them instead of Jon,” a source close to him says.

Kate seems to be doing everything she can to make the kids a priority. She’s even gone so far as to setting up a makeshift dance studio in her Pennsylvania home so that she can be with her eight children as much as possible while rehearsing for Dancing With the Stars. “The whole goal is obviously to be at home as much as I can and I’ll come home back-and-forth each week. If I can cook dinner and dance, I’ll be doing really well,” Kate says.

Jon’s rep has come to his rescue saying, ”He’s happy for her. She’s still part of his family and he supports her 100 percent.”

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