The hour long divorce episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight aired Monday night. Divorce papers were filed and they’re already separated. Jon will be moving to New York and get to keep his dignity while Kate keeps everything else. A statement released by Kate to PEOPLE read:
“Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children,” Kate said in a statement Monday night. “While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”
Clearly, Kate’s controlling and bitchy attitude had nothing to do with it. Jon is to blame. Speaking of which, he also released a statement. Surprisingly, it says nothing bad about Kate and just focuses on his kids.
This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe. My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that.”
“This will be a difficult transition for all of us,” Jon’s statement continued, “but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania. In terms of my marriage, it’s no secret that the past six months or so have been very difficult for Kate and me. We are no different than other couples and parents who are facing a crossroads in their marriage. I am of course deeply saddened that we are divorcing.”
As a result, TLC has suspended production on Jon & Kate Plus 8. According to TLC, next Monday will feature a “clip package with some new footage” and the next all-new episode will air Aug. 3.
I’ve only seen one episode of this show and could already tell that Kate would be difficult for anyone to live with, to say the least. Living with her would be like going to boot camp. Whenever Jon forgot to take out the garbage, Kate would probably tie him down in bed at night and beat him with a pillowcase stuffed with bars of soap.