Friday, March 06, 2009


[Edited to add: Jon Gosselin has issued a statement: “It is certainly hurtful for people to spread rumors and lies about us. It certainly makes me reluctant to live my life like the average person would. This has made it very clear that the simplest innocent gesture -— such as taking a picture with a fan, can be taken out of context. As you can see on the show, I am not perfect, but I am a part of a loving family and couple.”]

I was horrified to be the next-to-the last person (sorry, Kate) to learn, when the incident made it to the round table chat on Chelsea Lately tonight, about the recently broken story that Jon Gosselin of TLC's reality show "Jon and Kate Plus 8" has allegedly been seen canoodling with college coeds.

According to the story, Jon has appeared in bars sans Kate and behaved badly on consecutive weekend nights (including Valentine's Day) in the Huntingdon, Pennsylvania area near where the couple purchased a $1.3 million home. The new house and the couple's move into it has been featured in J&K+8's most recently aired episodes.

It's hard to tell, but I think the source for the story is Star Magazine. The story has also been featured on (video) and is spreading like wildfire online. My devotion to the show and fondness for all the Gosselins and their amazing story has been pretty well documented here. I actually got misty when these two renewed their vows on a recent trip to Hawaii. And I'm not one who mists easily. Let's hope it ain't so.


Bruce Wayne Gardner said...

I feel like such a pop culture naif ... what's a Gosselin?

And who the heck are Jan and Kate, and what's this plus 8 stuff? But if doing a reality show can get you a $1.3 million house, wire me up baby!

Now Chelsea Handler/Lately, I know and adore.

It's some of her guests that make me go Huh?

Suzanne said...


A Gosselin is a member of the family featured in a reality show on TLC. The clan is unique because they have 8 children resulting from 2 pregnancies. First twins then sextuplets. Unlike the wacked-out Duggars, the Gosselins didn't mean to conceive 6 kids at a time, but had fertility issues. Their story is compelling in that they seem remarkably sane, and readily admit having that many kids is nuts.

Mary Thorsby said...

Suzanne, you can't possibly be among the last to know. You were certainly among the first to report John Edwards' love chile... Along with predicting Michelle O's white gown... That's quite a record! oxooxmt

met said...

I've felt sorry for Jon for quite some time now because Kate talks down to him so often in their "chats on the couch" portion of the show. Jon tries to make a comment; Kate talks over him EVERY TIME like he doesn't have good sense. I'm disappointed about the college co-eds part but am not surprised he's seeking solace in someone else's arms. Lighten up Kate!