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The Gosselins Are Fighting Again: Wait, Aren't They Divorced Already?

Jon-and-kate-gosselin-at-press-conference It is like the divorce that will never, ever end.  Jon Gosselin is now suing Kate for full custody, which she was granted when they finalized their divorced in December.  Why, you ask?  Well, besides the fact that he is completely irrelevant and wants to stay in the headlines since she still is?  He claims she is an "absentee parent."  Pot, meet kettle.

Jon is asking for full custody and, wait for it, wants to reverse the child support payments under which Jon now pays Kate some $21,000 a month.  (I'm psychic!  I'm seeing some kind of deal in the future where he doens't pay her money and she keeps the kids.  Yes, I'm also a cynic.)  "He wants equal say with custody, equal time, but if the circumstances remain as they are, with Kate being rarely home, Jon wants primary custody of the children," says lawyer Anthony List Sr., a former assistant U.S. attorney. "He is much better able to spend time with the children." (Right, because he DOESN'T HAVE A JOB.)  "Kate Gosselin can't have it both ways unless there is some balance, unless there are some opportunities for these eight children to be in her physical presence," adds List. "Jon wants to spend time with these kids, and she is throwing up road blocks. And the eight children are the innocent victims. This tears Jon up."

Isn't he off gallivanting with the babe of the week?  When is the last time he has seen these children?

Kate's lawyer Mark Momjian said, "our client is a devoted mother who loves her children very much."  Kate's lawyer believes this is all about the fact that Kate is about to start a book tour for her latest book,  I Just Want You To Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family.  "It's almost as if he deliberately timed this to sabotage her efforts to promote the book," says one source close to the book's publisher. "Now she's once again going to defend herself as a mom when she should be able to just talk about this project that she worked so hard on."


Kate herself commented on the allegations by saying "I am not willing to comment in public on the custody discussions regarding my children.  What I will say is this: I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom, I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others." 

In the court papers, Jon alleges that Kate "abuses" the terms of the custody agreement reached through arbitration, and has failed to document her child expenses. 

Kate is set to return to TLC this summer in a new series, Twist of Kate, where she will answer fan mail and profile inspiring women with challenging stories.  "I look at it as a loose concept," Kate said "I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don't consider myself an expert on anything."  The kids are returning in specials to air called Kate Plus 8.  (Jon will totally not challenge that).  The specials will focus on the challenges of being a single mom.        

I've never been on Team either one of these people, I'm on Team Kids and team please, ALL OF YOU JUST GO AWAY, but in this instance, I'm on team JON

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Gaaaah. Asshats, both of them. Those poor kids.

Amy H

Normally I do not care about these people enough to comment but in this case the feminist in me awakens and wants to call total B.S. I get that her chosen line of work isn't typical for most working mothers, but she IS WORKING to provide for her kids. Why is it that a father can work and travel and be away from the kids and that is ok but when the mother does it, it becomes a problem? Ridiculous. She should be able to be ambitious, seek work that takes her away from home at times, and still be considered a good mother. Or, at the very least, it shouldn't make her a BAD mother just because she has a job that requires travel.
Jon needs to grow up.


While reading this I had a flashback to when I actually watched the show--back when Jon had a job he went to every day, when they were in their normal sized house, when Jon was the "nice guy" and Kate was the "shrew" and I wondered how they got from that to this. And then I remembered I don't really have enough brain space to devote to this. and I moved on (and wrote this comment)...

I want them to just go away.
Also: Team Kids all the way.


I hope he is mysteriously killed in his sleep by a cadre of working moms. Ridiculous. You cannot go claiming that she is an "absentee" parent because she has a freakin' job. Okay, I had an absentee parent. I saw him once every three years. That is an absentee parent, not one who does all her DWTS rehearsals in her basement and then flies to L.A. for tapings only!


I read he is now living with his brother & about to get kicked out. In his court papers he is also seeking to live in the guest house where Kate & the kids live. Sounds like a deadbeat dad to me. Also, paparazzi claim they have pictures of Jon spending time with his girlfriend when he was supposed to have visitation with the kids, but backed out due to "employment reasons" although the paps saw no work being done. He just wanted to be alone with his girlfriend. What a loser!


Where is he getting $21,000 a month for doing jack, and are they hiring?


@incognito: LOL! No doubt, I want a position there too!!!


You'd think by now he'd see that the way to good publicity and TV show offers would be to stop being a douche and man up, take care of his kids & maybe write cutesy book of his own and learn to dance.

But then what onearth would we talk about?

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