Jon and Kate Plus 8 Announcement June 22: Jon and Kate Divorce
TV's worst kept secret has been made official: Jon and Kate are getting divorced. The big Jon and Kate Announcement, as everyone anticipated, is that the couple will no longer be together.
The show began as an infomercial for Kids Crooked Houses. Jon clears some land on the property so they could build the crooked houses, a move that only seems to aggravate Kate. Eventually, the kids crooked houses are built and the kids have fun, oblivious to the drama going on with their parents.
After the long preamble involving four crooked houses, the show gets down to brass tacks. Jon and Kate are splitting up. Of course, the show's many fans likely already knew that as the couple filed divorce papers today at Bucks County Courthouse in Reading, PA.
"Kate and I have decided to separate," said Jon Gosselin.
In separate interviews, the pair talked about how their split had been a long time coming. They also said that starring on a reality show was not necessarily the root of the problem.
As for the future, it appears that the the eight Gosselin kids will continue to live in the same house. Kate will live there with the kids while Jon will visit on certain days. Kate will likely not be around when Jon gets his time with the kids.
Both Jon and Kate said that they are still friends and the split will likely be "the best and most peaceful thing" they can do for their kids. Kate, however, says she worries about her kids and "how they'll be another statistic."
After discussing their split, Jon and Kate take a trip down memory lane, talking about their favorite moments from the last five seasons of the show.
The episode concludes with Jon and Kate and the entire family at Mother's Day brunch. Kate talks about how it is nice to see herself and Jon work as a team during the brunch, something that will likely happen far less often now that the couple has called it quits.