Star Magazine is reporting the following exclusive story (And thanks to Bobbycat who shared the link with me earlier today, and of course thanks to Star Magazine for publishing this!) about Jon and Kate Gosselin and their twisted marriage arrangement. The gig is up for the Gosselins. Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin are finally speaking up! People, it is time to stop watching, stop buying their stuff, and stop believing what they are telling you, because when a nice family like the Kreiders who were cut out of their life comes out to say this, then it IS TRUE. I believe this article with 100% of my heart.
I’m not going to watch the show anymore, or buy any of the products that advertise during the show or buy anything from sponsors on their future shows. I feel these kids are getting hurt by it. It makes me sick to my stomach to even read and post the following:
Jon & Kate Plus 8 wife Kate Gosselin got on her high horse Tuesday slamming reports that she may have been cheating with her hunky married bodyguard. But what she didn’t know when she spoke to a magazine was the source of those explosive revelations!
In the May 25 issue of Star, we have an exclusive tell-all with the couple who were closer to Kate than anyone else — her brother Kevin Kreider and his wife, “Aunt” Jodi. They were mainstays of the TLC show for its first three seasons.
Kevin and Jodi’s shocking revelations about Jon and Kate include:
Jon told Kevin he believes Kate is having an affair with bodyguard Steve Neild;
Kate drew up a secret contract that allows Jon to have girlfriends on the side — as long as he stays on the show; she has cut off her entire family — even her parents — and spends less and less time with her eight children while she promotes her career; her explosive temper and controlling ways have led to bitter battles between the TV couple.
And Kevin and Jodi reveal why they are no longer on the hit show. Kate freaked out when TLC suggested they be paid for their time. “No one else is getting paid but us!” Kate screamed at her brother. “We’re done!’
Kevin has a simple message for her family members. “Kate and Jon, I urge you to focus on what’s most important, and stop trading your marriage and family for fame and fortune!”
Read the full dramatic interview and see exclusive family photos only in Star.
Kate, who grew up in a trailer park and didn’t go on her first airplane ride until her honeymoon to Disney World, now flies only first class for speaking engagements (mostly paid for by churches), sells signed photos of her kids for $20 a pop at appearances, and received a free tummy tuck after giving birth (Jon received a free hair transplant). A family source says while pregnant with the sextuplets, she grew “obsessed” with how many goodies the famed McCaughey septuplets received in 1997.
Jon, now a stay-at-home dad, was fired from his job at Style Craft Corp in 2004 after “spending much more time” on a “quest” for freebies than working, the company’s owner, David Rothermel, tells Us. (Rothermel finally has spoken out after growing furious at the couple’s well-worn claim that he was fired because the company didn’t want to insure his family.)
“Instead of keeping the attention on their kids, they’ve let the attention turn to money and fame,” says a family source of Jon and Kate, who, according to Nielson Media Research, are ranked No. 8 on the list of cable shows with the most product placement.
Marc Berman, senior television editor at Mediaweek, says producers cannot continue to portray the Gosselins as an everyday family trying to raise eight kids.
“Their lives have changed – they’re not struggling anymore,” Berman tells Usmagazine.com. “They’re eating at fancy restaurants now. Yeah, they still have eight children, but things are different.
Below, a sample of just some of the swag they’ve scored:
- Free beds
- Front-loader washing machines
- New furniture
- Free solar panels for “Going Green” episode
- Clothes from Gymboree and Gap
- Mady & Cara birthday at American Girl Place (2 dolls and birthday package for 2 adults & 2 kids): $710
- Trip to Florida Key’s for Jon’s 30th birthday
-Tickets to Dutch Wonderland amusement park: $309.50
-1/2 an organic cow from Natural Acres Farm: $1,395.00
-Tickets to Philadelphia Zoo: $104.00
-Tickets to Walt Disney World: $654.00 per day
- Utah house rental (estimate: $5,000), ski lift tickets $72 for six days), ski school lessons ($140 per child)
- Upright piano, which they got rid of when they moved into their new $1.1 million home : $5,550-$6,350
- Violin: $100-$300
- Old house re-carpeted
-Crayola Factory Tour: $90.00
-Teeth Whitening (for Jon & Kate): $1,310 (average price for 2 adults)
-Hair plugs (Jon): $5,200 (average cost)
-Sesame Street Place tickets: $509.50
-Day with Thomas the Tank Engine: $180.00
-Beach trip to North Carolina, house rental, Jeep tour
-Sight & Sound Christian theatre tickets: $236.00
-SkyBox at Phillies game
-San Diego Zoo tickets: $278.00
-Grand Wailea Resort (Hawaii) for 2008 vow renewal: Suites range from $725-$1,080 per night.
-2 purebred German Shepherd puppies: $1,000-$3,000 per dog
- Please Touch Museum tickets: $150.00
- Giants grocery store: $5,000 in gift cards and a year’s supply of diapers
In order for the show to survive, Mediaweek’s Berman says the Gosselins need to be upfront with the audience.
“They’re now a celebrity couple,” says Berman. “The emphasis of the show has changed, and they need to address how they’ve evolved.”
“If they don’t evolve the show, I think the audience is going to be upset,” he tells Us. “You can’t fool an audience.”
You all can read more here, and thank you, US Magazine, for breaking this story as well!
And, lastly, ACTUAL VIDEO OF KATE’S BROTHER & SISTER IN LAW TALKING ABOUT HOW THE MARRIAGE IS OVER:
Suck on that KON defenders. Because that VIDEO is REAL! Kate’s response to all of this:
“I don’t know that we’re in the same place anymore, that we want the same thing,” she says quietly. “I’ve been struggling with the question of ‘Who is this person?’ for a while. I remember where I was the first time I heard her name. It’s one of those things where you can try to make it go away, but there’s blaring, red flashing lights.”
Nice of Kate to try and blame it all on Jon when they both have this arrangement. I LOVE that her own family just scrwed it all up for her. Poor Jon Gosselin, and all of those kids. Get a divorce, and move on with your life, you will finally be happy Jon.