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Jon Gosselin Speaks Out Against Kate

Jon Gosselin Speaks Out Against Kate

Kate Gosselin picks up her kids at the bus stop before dropping by the bank and UPS store on Monday (August 31) in Reading, Penn.

The 34-year-old mother has been sharing her side of the story on various shows since announcing her divorce from Jon Gosselin.

For the first time since the announcement, Jon is finally speaking out. Talking with Good Morning America’s Chris Cuomo, the father of 8 shared his side of the story.

“I’m taking care of the kids,” Jon said. “She’s on book tours, she’s doing all these things. You know, she’s gone a week. You know, comes back. Unpacks, repacks, does laundry, packs up and leaves again. I’m standing there like, ‘Oh, okay. Your mom’s gone again.’”

Reflecting back on his marriage with Kate, Jon added, “I took a lot of abuse from her. I was put down.”

The full interview will air on ABC’s Primetime: Family Secrets on Sept. 8.

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  • Lawrence

    *YAWN* This saga has become increasingly tiresome.

  • Topdog

    Can someone explain to me why this woman goes to UPS all the time??

  • galpal

    Pot calling the kettle black. Weren’t you just hosting a pool party? Honestly, no one cares about your pathetic lives. My heart goes out to these kids.

  • galpal

    Pot calling the kettle black. Weren’t you just hosting a pool party? Honestly, no one cares about your pathetic lives. My heart goes out to these kids.

  • jared fan

    I know there’s so much that’s happened, but I so wish they could get some major counseling and make this work, especially for the kiddos! They looked in love in the beginning, and I’m sure they could get that spark back. Maybe now she’s learned you can’t treat your spouse that way, and maybe he can get over his wild phase and settle back down and make this work!! Everyone’s answer is just to leave nowdays, and it’s just sad.

  • pukey

    what else does jon have to do while kate is out making money to support the family he should be watching the kids not hosting parties and whoring around i know jon why don’t u get a job……..LOOSER

  • laurie

    For the sake of the kids Jon shut up.

  • stella

    I don’t condone Jon’s behavior over the past few months at all. But what I did watch over the past 3 years WAS a woman verbally abusive to her spouse. I believe he really did get in over his head in unhappiness. Once he broke free, he never looked back. I also think he will come back full circle and be a good father again, and act normal. Right now, he has tunnel vision, and it has nothing to do with his past. Kate is no angel, and for everyone that watched the show……were questioning why he stayed with such a brow beater.

  • Hmmm

    He sure likes to Whine alot!!!! Has’nt he been galavanting around the world hosting parties, and hanging with his many girlfriends??? He just needs to disappear, and give it a rest!!!

  • Team Kids

    Jon IS at home watching the kids when she is off with the bodyguard, that is where all the trouble started. She needs to do what she says is the most important thing to her and put her kids first for once.. Kate lost the plot when she put money and notariety before her family.
    Rent the series and watch from season one


    Hey Jon ….GROW UP and TAKE RESPONSIBILTY for your life and quit blaming everyone else. You have major issues in which you DON’T WANT TO GROW UP. Seek Counselling.

    Blaming Kate at this point is just plain pathetic because you know what? We’ve seen your spots and know what you’re really like!

    Go ahead blame Kate for making money for the family. Looks like you don’t really hate all the money for your partying, bimbo’s of the week, fancy cars, apartments or UGLY shirts. Do you?

  • Momof4

    Having watched the show from the beginning I believe the abuse was mutual. He was just as nasty to her and she was to him, he just did it with a quieter tone, but the words used were just as abusive. As she has stated before he plays the victim…and is continuing to do so. I use to be pro Jon, but I now cannot stand “Sir Whines Alot”. He needs to grow up and think about his children.

  • ted

    IMO Jon was equally abusive with Kate, he was simply more subtle. He was constantly rolling his eyes and mocking her behind her back. Point of interest – usually Kate made her cracks against Jon when the kids weren’t around – the kids often saw Jon mocking Kate. He would walk behind her and mimic her – all kinds of things like that. I remember a couple of episodes where he commented on how her looks were going downhill (mused about how he liked her better blonde etc.).
    I’m not defending Kate, she had no call to talk to him the way she did, but from what I saw he was almost just as bad. And, who knows what went on between the two of them behind closed doors?
    It’s just not our call to assume that only one party was guilty of abuse.


    @Team Kids: And I don’t believe the bodyguard thing for one second. SHOW US SOME PICTURES! Kate just had his whole family over to the house on Sunday for a barbeque. Would you go over to some woman’s house who was reportedly fooling around with your husband? NO Plus Kate’s good friends with his wife.

    This rumor came from Jon’s camp to help him look better.

  • Amanda

    rightttt… isn’t he the one parading his twenty girlfriends around like he’s never gotten laid before? She does seem a bit psycho, but I seem to see her with the kids more often than I see him with them

  • amymo

    Yawn….double yawn.
    Who cares anymore.

  • Lauren

    Kate is abusive, and yes Jon mocked her at times. I”ll say they are even in the blame department. But he did take care of the kids while she was out on her tours. And he does show up on his days to take care of the kids. Kate does her thing (interviews and such) on her days off, and Jon does his thing (could make better choices here), but they do show up for the kids when it is there turn. I see Jon’s side clearly. He was abused and eventually he will come around to be a decent dad. Most of his mocking was done in defense. And I certainly do not blame him for firing back. As far as the job goes, I think he wanted to have one all along. Kate was the one who thought he would be better off at home doing their “family job.” Well, he stayed at home, being called a “lame fish” for doing what she asked him to do. At least he cared enough to stay home with the kids, Kate was hardly ever there due to her tours and interviews. Stay at home moms deal with this kind of stuff all the time. Why should he take crap from people for staying at home just because he is a man? Someone has to take of the kids, and if you are lucky enough to do it on one salary, then that is wonderful! Most people do not have that option. I think Jon will find a job, maybe not what is considered a normal job. I just want him to start looking at the whole picture before he dives into something.

  • anon

    Kate’s behavior was THE reason I stopped watching the show a long time ago and from reading many comments over time Im far from alone. TLC is under the Oprah Discovery Health Channel wing and she is also a good friend of Maria Shriver’s so for now the show, and Kate, are under the Big O’s powerful wing to protect profits. Jon may score a tell-all sit down with Ms Oprah where he could rec’v her blessing and therefore that of the mini-van moms and middle America again.

  • marla

    They’re both as…les . Money and fame made them lose their focus and made them sc…g parents. No wonder Maddy is acting out by the rate of this event they will be lucky if she’s the only one among the kids who will need a professional help.

  • roseanna

    This crap is really getting old. The Gosselins have worn out their welcome. They need to go away, far, far away.

  • ashleigh

    @marla: Mady ALWAYS acts out. She just like Kate.

  • Joy

    Ted is right. I saw many times he was not very nice to Kate. Like one time he told her to take the stick out of her butt. He said that in the kitchen right in front of the kids. He also said he was glad that she was a neat freak because he didn’t have to clean up things. He also told her in the beginning that he didn’t like brunettes (this was right after having the kids and her hair was it’s natural color) only blonds. She asked him if he would have married her if she hadn’t been blond and he say “probably not.” Now what kind of guy would say that to a wife who just had 6 kids. Isn’t the babysitter brunette? Most of the time when she was yelling at him he was doing something stupid and not watching the kids or doing anything to help. He wants to be a young kid again with no responsibilities and no kids. You can tell that by the way he acts. He gets no sympathy from me at all.

  • You/Me

    If Jon wasn’t man enough to stand up to this wife when she was verbally “abusing” him then he has no one to blame but himself. Going around blaming Kate only adds to his disgusting childish ways, he needs to suck it up and be more responsible for himself instead of playing the victim. If Jon really thought that Kate was away too uch then he should have taken over more of the responsabilities outside of the home in regards to work, and NO WAY can he say “well she wouldn’t let me do it” because he is not a d*mn kid, he could have stood his ground and said “NO, this time I am the one going”…. on the interview or whatever. He is a freakin wus and the only way he can stand on his own now is by putting Kate down and standing on top of her, he is not man enough to do it on his own.

  • ha

    it’s great to hear his perspective. everyone’s so quick to villify him without hearing his side. i have watched every season of the show and the abuse from kate’s side was constant. she’s one of those women that will yell at you for an hour and when you finally yell back she says ‘what did i do? why are you yelling at me?’
    marriage is a partnership. you have to love your partner & let go of the small stuff. nobody’s perfect but kate can’t seem to let that go.

  • daycaremom

    Jon and Kate plus 8 might as well be the world. Everyday someone gets divorced with or without kids. They are making lovely memories for the kids to relive all their lives. They both need to remember everyone is watching. The kids will end up repeating this mess if its not handled better. Great time to take “Children in the middle” class hopefully it’s required in Penn. Jon and Kate are both only thinking about the hurt they feel, not the hurt the kids are feeling and will be feeling from now on. Wake up and take care of your kids first, then yourselves.

  • Sharon miles

    Who cares who was to blame for the end of their marriage or who is watching the children. The bottom line is they BOTH sold out to fame, wealth and did so off the backs of their children. Without the precious children, they would be NOBODIES. If either one of them think they will have a “career” without using their children, they are mistaken. Parenting tips, are you FREAKING kidding me? Dogs could raise their children better than these two clowns.

    They need to go away and fast. They don’t realize what a laughing stock they have become. Kate still believes she is the ONE!

  • a realist

    Kate is a nasty mean b*tch, who berated and abused her husband. I hope he finds happiness with a woman who can love and respect him.

  • JustaGirl

    I don’t know what some of you are talking about!?! Jon was suppose to be doing speaking engagements to but he was too stupid to do that and so Kate had to do it all!! He whines and whines about her actually working but he has no damn problem spending all the money she has brought into the family!! He is just a whiner looking for sympathy!

  • rocky


  • Momof4

    Is it just me or does any one else think Jon is starting to sound like that Steve Eurkel character?

  • No fool

    If Jon didn’t like how Kate was “treating” him, then he should have address it in a timely manner. Playing the victim by feeling sorry for himself, but not PRODUCTIVELY WORKING ON THE PROBLEMS he had has served no one. It seems that Jon is the only truly happy person amongst the 10 people who are effected his his choices at this point. Considering that 8 of those people are completely dependent upon their parents for their stability and ultimate happiness, indicates who is truly out of line here. I believe that Jon is completely responsible for whatever unhappiness he felt in his marriage. Though Kate was in his face, at least she was honest and clear about her feelings and what her needs were. If Jon didn’t like her approach, or disagreed with her point of view, or where their relationship or family life was heading, then he clearly should have addressed those issues so that they could protect their marriage and their family. His passive-aggressive behaviour and whinny-pot attitude have only served to destroy the lives of 9 other people; 8 of whom are completely at the mercy of their parents for their stability, comfort and overall well-being. By not speaking up and addressing those issues, he condemmed his entire family to certain disaster. He needs to chug down a big ol’ glass of grow the hell up and realize that he is the sole source of his unhappiness, the stress on his children and the long term, far reaching ramifications that will no doubt be imparted onto their lives, as well as the hurt of a woman who clearly loved her husband. I’m certain that she would have done whatever was necessary to make Jon happy and comfortable in their marriage and family life had he just been man enough and adult enough to speak up.

  • anonymous


    Is it any of your business?

  • anonymous


    Is it any of your business?

  • miapocca

    I dont support verbal abuse in anyway, but these two had a sort ofverbal sparring..Jon was more subtle and thats the worst kind of abuse .

    The media is not the place to say things about the mother of your children. Obviously the twins had enough of their fathers whoring when they called their mother to come to the house during his babysitting episode. He didnt open the door and the cops were called.

    Frankly if you had 8 kids plus a dad who behaves like the youngest, what do you expect. I was always surprised at the lack of patience Jon had for the kids when he was alone with them. When Kate was around he seemed to treat them better….watch episode where he takes the 3 boys golfing. With Jon is always about him, it seems liek kate has to order him to do stiff just so things can get done…

    I say Bravo to kate…dont look back and focus on your kids…

  • anonymous


    You mean LOSER?

  • anonymous


    The stick remark was made in the living room while dressing the kids.

  • bella

    Kate is a control freak and Jon is a Manboy.
    These two are handling things poorly when it comes to the welfare of those kids. I do not doubt that they love them, but is difficult to see when they are pimping them out and putting there own needs before the kids. Money is not everything . . .it helps but can also ruin you. These kids have no sense of reality. Reality does not involve constant attention from camera, and getting whatever you want. Honestly what did Kate and Jon expect, they are two opposites, divorce is a reality. greed and money, lack of respect for one another and selfishness is what killed there marriage. The show only quickened the process.

  • Hannah

    what’s done is done between these two. the sad thing is that there’s a whole bunch of kids involved. it’s not a family of four its a family of 10!

    i think all viewers should learn two lessons from this:

    1. don’t verbally abuse your husband/wife then wonder why they want out at the end of the day. simply put “Check Yourself”. *cough KATE!

    2. grow a pair if your spouse isn’t treating you properly and say something, oh i don’t know right away?! or your bound to get that type of treatment for years to come. *cough JOHN!

    im 23 and im not married, but anytime i’m arguing with my boyfriend i say as a woman in the relationship “What Would Kate Do?” and i do the exact opposite, haha.

  • GreedyGosselins

    The stick remark was great. Good for you Jon. I have said the same thing a million times to Kate. Let’s all face it Kate is a witch, big time.

  • Jean

    Uh Hailey, Jailey, Uh barbaro, Uh seabisquit, Uh seattle slew told me to say all these, because Uh she let’s me go out with my friends and hang out with them. She is polar opposite of Kate and Uh, I don’t need any permission Uh to go out cause she is so cool. Uh I know she’s only 22 Uh or 23 and Uh I’m a father of eight but she’s so cool, you know Uh I love my kids, don’t get me wrong Uh, but I was abused because Uh all my friends and family said it was. You guys know what I mean, Uh.

  • adam & eve

    this guy is shuch a putz. wha wha wha my wife took my b-a-l-l-s.

  • anthony

    He is an Idiot..that’s putting it nicely. please make him go away

  • Mary

    Wow, Jon got treated like a weenie and now he’s….whining like a weenie.

    Grow up Jon. Real men don’t want to be cast as the victim. Get divorced and get on with your life but STOP trying to get pity for your boo-boos. You already have six 5 year olds….stop acting like one.

    As for Kate, at least she’s out working. This asshat wants to cry fowl over being a “stay at home dad” when that was HIS choice, he whined about it and blames the fallout for the ruination of his marriage – when clearly he wasn’t happy in the marriage to begin with.

    This guy is responsible for NOTHING. His only talent is pointing fingers at everyone but himself.

    No wonder the ladies love him…what a catch, right???? NOT

  • abby

    When is Kate going to get that stick removed from her saggy butt? Maybe Steve will can help her next time they are together. Which is all the time. Kate thinks that she’s fooling the public by denying the affair that she and Steve are having, but the truth will all come out real soon.

  • Joanna

    The Gosselins are slowly fading into the sunset. All of their kids will write books about how terrible their parents were, and maybe have reality shows of their own. But honestly, the show needs to end.

  • Eva

    I really do believe that Jon has been coached by either his girlfriends, his family members, his PR, or the lawyers. He really cannot think for himself, let alone 8 kids whom they rely on being their father. He’s not a freakin teenager anymore! How much more pathetic of loser can this guy possibly get? He not only buried himself with the GMA interview, he buried his own family! But most importantly his OWN kids. How much more of an imbecile can this guy possibly get?

  • LuckyMe

    I think they got so caught up taking care of their kids and maybe doing this show that they forgot to communicate with each other. The outcome may have not changed one bit, but if we had seen them trying to communicate their problems first, then maybe people wouldn’t be so harsh on them now. Because then everyone can say “Well we saw them discuss their problems over and over but they couldn’t ever get it together.” Maybe after the cameras stopped rolling, in the privacy of their bedroom they did discuss these things for all we know. I mean maybe it was discussed but repeatedly ignored. Maybe the show should have seen the dysfunctional relationship and offered to get them counseling much earlier and that could have been part of the show too. There are other ways it couldn’t have gone down. But if it wasn’t meant to be it wasn’t meant to be and perhaps nothing would have saved it. Best thing to do now is to act the way they should have during the marriage and be sure the kids are happy. Might take individual counseling for both to do that. I’d go crazy if I had 8 kids so I can’t judge them at all. Just pointing out some things.

  • TLC Listen

    TLC, the fan’s of the show is totally turned off my Jon’s behavior. We will not see this show if this disgusting man, putting it loosely, is on the show. I’m not speaking for myself and our family but to all the fans of this show. Please do the right thing and give him the walking papers. It’s just gross by even the sight of this guy. If people at TLC were wise, which I presume they are get rid of this guy by any means because the most if not all of the fan’s of this show will tune out.

  • gokatego!

    It doesn’t look like Kate is the one gone all the time when SHE is the one getting the kids on the bus and such! Jon is such a loser. Blah Blah Blah….I can’t keep my penis in my pants….Blah Blah Blah…..I cheat on my wife….Blah Blah Blah….I didn’t get to party in my 20′s….. Blah Blah Blah. Shut up whining Jon. Kate is the WO-MAN. It doesn’t matter if you are put down, and she should’ve been a tad bit nicer to you, NOBODY deserves to be cheated on. Go whine to Hailey.

  • LuckyMe

    @gokatego!: Yeah. I think they both did stuff that was not okay. I think Kate pushed him to the edge and then I think he made the mistake of jumping off. If she hadn’t have pushed him that far he wouldn’t be anywhere near the edge to jump off. Ultimately they both have to live with the stuff they did. Neither is squeaky clean but that is water under the bridge now. I’m sure the kids will grow up and see how their mother yelled at their father on all those shows then they will see his unhealthy reaction to it all. Hopefully they both get some counseling and make up for it all by having a quality relationship from this point forward. With 8 kids and the statisitcal divorce rate, I would say at least a couple of the kids one day will go through a divorce perhaps, and at least they will have parents that will understand that and be open, available, and maybe more informed to talk to them about it if nothing else. Hopefully each remarries and sets a good example to the children of what a good marriage is suppose to look like.