Jon & Kate: Has the Media Torn Them Apart?


Last night was the much awaited premiere of the new season of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8,” and it was pretty clear that the Gosselins are near a marital collapse-and they blame it on the media.


Over the past two years since the Gosselins became the first family of reality TV, various issues of alleged infidelity between Jon and Kate have been brought up by the tabloids. Because of reports of illicit affairs, the spotlight turned from the daily lives of a couple with eight kids-to husband and wife who are reportedly cheating on each other.

On Monday’s premiere, Jon and Kate finally spoke about the controversies that are eating their marriage apart-and while they butted on each other’s mistakes and shortcomings, there’s one common thing they agree with: they blame it on the media.

“Did I ever think I’d see myself on the front of the tabloids?” said a furious Kate. “Or see those words that are there? No. It kills me!”

Jon on the other hand continues to claim innocence after reports of him having an affair with a schoolteacher surfaced. “I never read a tabloid magazine until I was in one. And the first one I bought was the last one I bought.

Throughout the beginning of the show, the Gosselins barely spoke at each other, moved with separate crowds during the birthday party of their sextuplets, and shot interviews individually.

“Very swiftly we turned into two different people,” said Kate. “And it’s just hard.”

Kate has been married to Jon for 10 years now. And right at that interview, she expressed anger against her husband.

“I think the thing that makes me the maddest is: Jon made some mistakes and he was out and whatever, and that made people question him,” Kate stressed. “I’m doing what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing. I’m working and travelling.” And this is where reports arose that she was having an affair with her bodyguard.

When the couple faced each other for the first time on the show’s season premiere, a voice over asked: “Do you know what the future holds?”

The couple looked puzzled. End of episode.


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