John & Kate plus 8

Gina - posted on 05/22/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )

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Ok, I know this has nothing to do with politics, but when I need a break from it all I do watch their show once in a while. I am curious with all this new information coming out about John cheating and stuff... I am wondering if it is a publicity stunt or if it's real. I have to say that I think she treats him like a child and if I ever treated my husband that way he would be gone! Do any of you watch it, and what do you think?

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Janessa - posted on 09/07/2012

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Jon and Kate plus 8 wow those children are not good looking at all that mixed didn't work out.

Mercy - posted on 04/20/2012

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Lindsay - posted on 06/13/2009

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Who hasn't changed their look in the past 10 years? She was blonde when she met John and when she got her tummy tuck she changed back to blonde for him. I have changed my hair style many times.

I don't mind how she treats him, If she didn't tell him what to do all the time things probably wouldn't get done. They do have 6 5 year olds and he usually seems content letting them run around wild and not planning. You can't have 8 kids and not be able to stick to a plan.

Heather - posted on 06/13/2009

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I have watched it since the first discovery channel special about them. And so everything that is going on is disheartening to say the least especially concerning the children. I hate how she treats him, but at the same time he isnt acting the best right now either. I dont think he cheated,but she acts as if she doesnt even know him. Her own brother and sister in law that were on the show at the beginningcame out in public claiming that it was her that cheated. Not to mention how her look have changed the more popular the show has gotten. She acts like the victim this season by saying she doesnt understand what she did wrong, but at the end of last season Jon made it clear he didnt want to continue the shoe for his sake and the kids. She doesnt consider anyones feelinjg except her own. AQnd her poor kids are being exploited because of it.

Lindsay - posted on 06/12/2009

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A lot of couples do the same so they aren't any different than 51% of divorced couples in America. I don't think they will get a divorce though. Hopefully they will end the taping of the show and just do speaking and book stuff. Their kids are getting older so it has to be tough on them knowing that their classmates can watch their home life every Monday night. She's written two books i think so if thats something she has a talent for she can do that from home.

Tamra - posted on 06/12/2009

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$340K is for 18 years per child. And you're probably right. It won't last b/c they have sacrificed their marriage for money.

Lindsay - posted on 06/12/2009

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2,803,336 a year for 18 years plus their own bills and college funds. You can work on your marriage and still have a job. They will stop making money when people are tired of them. If I were in their shoes i would be making all the money i can because it's not going to last.

Tamra - posted on 06/12/2009

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$350,417 x 8 = $2,803,336.


40 x $75000 = $3,000,000.


Covered. Now they can quit.





OH. But $3,000,000 x 5? $15,000,000. PLUS book sales and speaking fees. (I'm sure they weren't getting $75K in the beginning, but you get the picture.)





I think they can quit now, and try to save their marriage. Sadly, I think it's too late.

Lindsay - posted on 06/12/2009

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8 kids would be expensive. The figure for raising one kid is like $350,417 or something so if you times that by 8 I would say they need a lot. They have to send those kids to college so im not going to fault them for doing whatever they can to make money.

Tamra - posted on 06/12/2009

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Quoting Lindsay:

I would think the money is really important. It allowed her to stay home with her kids. Had it not been for the show she would still be a nurse working odd hours and he would be gone all day



40 episodes @ $75,000 ea. X 5 years + book sales and speaking fees...  How much money do they NEED?

Lindsay - posted on 06/11/2009

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I would think the money is really important. It allowed her to stay home with her kids. Had it not been for the show she would still be a nurse working odd hours and he would be gone all day

Kari - posted on 06/11/2009

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I just can't imagine any amount of money would be worth the stress and strain that having a reality show has put on their entire family.

Tamra - posted on 06/11/2009

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I agree that it is too bad what the media has done, but personally, I don't think Kate is the person she wants viewers to think she is. I've heard a couple of first person accounts, and www.radaronline.com interviews with her brother and sister in law are quite convincing.

Gina - posted on 06/07/2009

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Isn't it terrible what media will do to people. I feel that they create havoc in peoples lives just to get a story.

Kari - posted on 06/07/2009

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So true. I am sure that at some point, Jon, Kate or the kids will ask if it was worth it!

Lindsay - posted on 06/06/2009

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I don't see Kate forgiving him for cheating either and I really can't see either of them pretending to be a couple just for a tv show. I know i don't know them but from seeing interviews and watching the show i think they went about their lives and the cameras caught it. They aren't acting or doing it for the ratings. They did it so they could spend more time as a family. The show allowed her to be able to stay home with the kids without it who knows what their lives would be like. im sure they wish now they would have ended the show a long time ago. The media and a lot of people love to build others up just to tear them down.

Kari - posted on 06/06/2009

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I agree with what everyone says about Kate being overbearing, but Jon is such a child that I couldn't be married to him either. If he was a single parent to the kids, there would be total mayhem. And no matter what else you can say about the situation, if he is cheating, he is WRONG! If he wants to be with someone else, he should get a divorce first. I hate it when people use other people's actions to justify their own bad behavior--it's somehow supposed to be ok for him to cheat because she is obnoxious, overbearing, etc.

Katie - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Lindsay:

I watch the show sometimes and all the media reports annoy me. They keep reporting things as if they are facts when they aren't. So her brother gives an interview saying they aren't together but come to find out the next day he's upset because he doesn't get paid to be on the show. I don't really believe him. The brother of the woman John was "cheating" on Kate with gives an interview and looks like he's stoned. I think he wanted attention so he made up some stuff.

I don't know what goes on in their marriage and I personally don't care, im just sick of the media trying to tear people down just because they are on tv, Kate has a new book out that has bible verses in it and a lot of the media use this against her. How can she have a book with bible verses in it when her marriage is fake. It's just one more way the liberal media is trying to potray Christians in a bad light.



I agree with the libiral media bit.  I think it is sad that people don't understand that just because your a Christian doesn't mean your perfect or alwasy make the right decisions.  Christian are imperfect people by nature.  Not fair to expect that just because you are christian that your perfect.  As for Jon and Kate...I really feel for their kids and I think that there is so much more to it that what has been revealed.  I think Kate has some issues and I don't think if Jon actualy did cheat on her that she would even think about forgiving him.

Gina - posted on 06/05/2009

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I know how it can be hard for them having multiples. I don't know firsthand though, but my sister has two sets of identical twins. She had all 5 of her kids in 5 years, and their marriage almost didn't make it. I think when you have that many kids, you just have to go into survival mode for the time being and just forget about eachother. It's sad, hopefully they can pull through it.

Katie - posted on 06/05/2009

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I can't imagine what it would be like to have 8 children out of two pregnancies. Jon and Kate were still fairly young when all this happened to them, and sure, they've probably made some unwise choices. I don't believe Jon or Kate has cheated. As a mother of five, I know it's just plain hard at times, even when there are no cameras. I applaud their choice to give birth rather than selectively reduce. I don't think anything could have prepared them for the life they ended up with; wisdom comes with age and experience.. For me, I choose to pray for them. I want their marriage to succeed, both for them, and their kids.

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I watch it, its a good show. I think so many people like the media, feed on failing marriages, b/c of course only the bad things in life sell. I don't think he cheated on her, and I think he made that clear on their show, but you know the media is going to keep it going, they are low with nothing better to do then make their money by bringing others down. And alot of people think Kate is mean and crazy for how she acts, but wouldn't u be crazy with that many kids. I know I would, I don't think anyone knows how they would handle that many kids unless they have that many or have been there, yeah know. I think more people need to give Kate a break, and I think that Jon is just upset that he was left to quit his job to stay home with the kids. He doesn't like doing the stay at home daddy thing like Kate had to do for all those years, and he's holding it against her. Thats my spin on it....lol. Oh and being in the Lime light is never easy, so that just make it that much harder.

Malissa - posted on 06/04/2009

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As a mother of 5 kids ( Singleton and 2 sets of twins) I know how hard it is to raise that many children that close in age. You are going to have ups and downs in any marriage. The are just in the public eye so everyone sees it. Believe me it is hard to get couple time with multiples and children no matter how many. I'm also a army wife with a husband who is currently deployed for the 4th time so I feel her pain of doing things by herself. But She and He both need breaks it just that everyone sees there breaks. I think with time. The might make it . As to the way she treats him sometime with that many children there has to be a dominate parent and she just seems the more organized while he is the cool on. I totally understand where they are coming from

Lisa - posted on 06/02/2009

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I WATCH IT! I THINK THAT IT'S VERY REAL! I THINK HAVING THAT MANY KIDS IS REALLY DIFFICULT AND SO IS BEING IN THE LIME LIGHT! I DON'T SEE KATE DOING IT FOR PUBLICITY AND I THINK THE SHOW WOULD BE OVER IF THEY WERE NOT IN A CONTRACT

Lindsay - posted on 05/31/2009

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This last season they renewed their vows so the kids could be there and they did do a lot of things by themselves and I think every couple needs time away from their kids to be alone as a couple and on their own. You can't go 24/7 for years without alone time it's just not healthy.

Gina - posted on 05/31/2009

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I think they have put too much emphasis on the kids, and haven't taken enough time for the two of them.

Karen - posted on 05/30/2009

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I used to watch it occasionally, but not on a regular basis. Now that we don't have cable, I don't watch it at all. It used to give me hope that if they can do it with eight kids, then I can make it with just my twins! I don't know exactly what's going on, but I hear there's a divorce involved. That is just sad, and a lame excuse to run from problems. They choose each other for a reason, and I think they've forgotten why they got married and decided to show that love by having children. I also think fame and fortune have gone straight to their heads, and they could use a good dose of real reality. My husband I have beaten the odds in every way, and have never given up on each other. In my former life I was a band director working approximately 82 hours a week and brought home very little (my first year I worked for only $11,000.00!). Band directors have a high divorce rate. I'm not a full time stay at home mom. My husband is also a pilot. He also makes very little (currently only $45,000.00). Pilots have a high divorce rate. Parents of multiples also have a high divorce rate, yet like I said we're beating the odds every single day. We've had 12 wonderful years altogether, seven of them married, and four of them with twins. There is no excuse for Jon & Kates behavior and for their divorce.

Tamra - posted on 05/29/2009

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I've been a faithful follower of the show. However, I know the family of Aunt Jodi, and when I found the video interviews on radaronline.com, my opinion of the Gosselins has greatly changed. I know Jodi's mother (worked with her) and I KNOW she is genuine. Go to radaronline and look for Kevin Kreider. That's all I'm saying.

Lindsay - posted on 05/29/2009

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They both talked about how they talk to each other and they said it might not always sound nice but they have 8 kids and sometimes they have to yell to get things done. I saw a magazine cover that had a really old picture of her and compared it to one of her now and the caption was from mom to monster. Who hasn't changed throughout their life?

I get she can be kind of mean to him at times but i don't excuse cheating for any reason when you're married and have kids. The media thinks they can sell more magazines and get more viewers by attacking her and i just dont like it. Same thing with John Edwards and his wife. She writes a book and talks about what she went through and she is getting attacked for it while he's getting away with cheating on his dying wife.

Gina - posted on 05/28/2009

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I don't think their marriage is fake, and after looking into it more, I think that the people speaking out against them are getting paid lots of money to do it. It's just sad that her family would do that to her. I really hope their marriage works for their kids sake, I know she can be demanding, but I'm sure he knew what he was getting into when he got married, so he needs to stick with it. Marriage is hard work, but worth it.

Lindsay - posted on 05/28/2009

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I watch the show sometimes and all the media reports annoy me. They keep reporting things as if they are facts when they aren't. So her brother gives an interview saying they aren't together but come to find out the next day he's upset because he doesn't get paid to be on the show. I don't really believe him. The brother of the woman John was "cheating" on Kate with gives an interview and looks like he's stoned. I think he wanted attention so he made up some stuff.



I don't know what goes on in their marriage and I personally don't care, im just sick of the media trying to tear people down just because they are on tv, Kate has a new book out that has bible verses in it and a lot of the media use this against her. How can she have a book with bible verses in it when her marriage is fake. It's just one more way the liberal media is trying to potray Christians in a bad light.

Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2009

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I use to watch the show alot till I saw how Kate acted! Even if she has to constantly ask John to do something, he DOES take alot of time and play with the kids because shes too busy getting things done around the house. She cant hire a housemade because they have to be perfect so she choses to do it herself and not spend the time with the kids like John does.

But what I think needs to happen is they need to end the show for their families sake. Who knows how they really use to be before camera, she might have still been the same but the camera really doesnt help. Save the embarrassement that the kids will have, and work on being a normal family without the cameras.

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I can't stand this show, I've watched it twice and it was two times too many. Kate is rude and obnoxious and it's quite unbecoming. If I talked to my husband like that then I'd be a single mom. It's not a good thing to disrespect your husband in front of your children like that, teaches them to be disrepectful.



I don't believe much that her brother says b/c they had an argument awhile back and really don't talk much these days.

Becca - posted on 05/23/2009

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i dont know all the facts about it. but a friend of mine went to a study (one of those marketing research things) about them. It was a forum of people and the leaders asked questions and gave them a bit of info about the family to get the "public's" opinions.

apparently, except when they are filming, Kate is NEVER home. she is always flying around the country doing speaking engagements or personal appearances. And they fight ALOT when cameras are off.



now, whether this is true or not, i dont know. its just what they were told at this research thingee.

Elisa - posted on 05/23/2009

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I have watched this show from the beginning and now i seen on the news that they are separated, he lives in the pool house... so its all fake. They only stay together for the show and i'm sure the 70,000 they get a piece has a lot to do with it. So theres no cheating!!! There not even a couple.
WHAT A SCAM!!!

Gina - posted on 05/23/2009

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I just think it's sad that fame and money can do that to a family. I bet if they do split up, the show wouldn't continue, and Kate would have to sit back and look at herself and wonder if it was worth it. They had Kate's brother and wife on tv the other day, and they were saying that Kate told John that if he signed a contract to continue making the shows, then he could date anyone he wanted. The thing is out of hand, and it's sad.

Rhonda - posted on 05/22/2009

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Potential OCD? Kate is a total OCD freak! I love the show and even had dreams while I was pregnant where I woke up and had all of her 8 kids even though I was only pregnant with one baby.

I am not sure how much of it is a publicity stunt, I do have to admit I kind of feel bad for both of them, they never asked for the paparazi and I don't think it's good for the kids. I hope that if they do split up it goes amicably and stays out of the press.

Alisa - posted on 05/22/2009

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I definately see how her being overwhelmed with eight children and her potential OCD cause her to be plain rude to Jon; however, even though in the past I thought she was just mean, I have watched episodes where Jon just ignores her. She will ask him repeatedly to help with something and has to resort to being obnoxious just to get him to move. I agree, though, that her tone would never fly with my husband!

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I have watched from time to time, but never a whole episode particularly because Kate is kind of a dragon lady to John. I could think of some other word to describe her sometimes, but the woman has a lot on her plate. Still, if I ever treated my hubby like that, mine would be gone too.

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