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Jon Gosselin: I Was Going to Quit Before TLC Fired Me

Jon Gosselin: I Was Going to Quit Before TLC Fired Me

Jon Gosselin gave his side of the story to CNN interviewer Larry King on Thursday (October 1). Here’s what the 32-year-old reality TV dad shared:

On why he wants to pull the plug on Kate Plus 8:“It’s not healthy for my kids to be on the show… it’s detrimental to them. It’s my right as a parent and as a father of my kids to determine whether the show is good for my family. I don’t think it’s healthy for them because we’re going through a divorce right now. I don’t think it should be televised and I think my kids should be taken off the show.”

On why the change of heart: “I had an epiphany one day. I looked in the mirror and I said, ‘I don’t want to be this person anymore.’”

On if he regrets doing reality TV in the first place: “In the beginning, it was for financial purposes. I can’t tell you if I would have had a better life then or now. Would we have been better off? I don’t know.”

On learning from his past: “I’ve made mistakes, I’ve learned form my mistakes, I regret things. I have to move forward…I really didn’t mean despise. I regret saying that word. I was very emotional…sometimes you just say things you can’t really mean.”

Watch Jon‘s interview on Larry King Live below!

Jon Gosselin on “Larry King Live,” 10/1
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227 Responses to “Jon Gosselin: I Was Going to Quit Before TLC Fired Me”

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  1. 1
    love derails Says:

    I agree the show is bad for the kids but conveniently John did not think of this BEFORE the money came in. Both irresponsible parents and both fug. And the kids, don’t see the cuteness. Maybe I am too busy feeling sorry for how awful their lives seem to be under a microscope to see any cuteness. How did we as a nation come to focus on these losers anyway?

  2. 2
    Stacy Says:

    He’s such a douche bag. “IT’s not about the money” YEAH RIGHT!

  3. 3
    sharah Says:

    Jon, give me a break, do you think America is that stupid.

  4. 4
    Lucas Says:

    Bull ****. Yeah I’m saying it. Bull **** that he had an epiphany. it’s called being fired. He got told that his games had pissed off the bosses cause this was supposed to be a happy and (more or less) clean show and his stunts had dragged it into tabloid hell. TLC was done with it and was going to flip him and make it about a single mom raising her 8 kids (which likely means she was going to go for full custody and ownership of the house and control over all monies not going into trust for the kids etc). He got pissed and decided to pull a stunt to screw with them. it’s going to totally back fire on him cause the country and the network aren’t that stupid.

  5. 5
    Joanne Says:

    Jon makes me sick. He obviously didn’t have a problem profiting off his children before. Now TLC cuts him and suddenly filming is “detrimental to his children.” RIGHT. Nice try Jon, but you’re not fooling anyone.

  6. 6
    Catalina Says:

    Kate and her lawyer should demand a psychiatric test. This guy is totally off his rocker.

  7. 7
    lissa Says:

    I think he’s cute. Team Jon! Kate looks like his mother

  8. 8
    joanne Says:


  9. 9
    Stacy Says:

    ephiphany = some really good marijuana. Let’s just hope he didn’t end up in a potted plant.

  10. 10
    Stacy Says:

    @lissa: I’m guessing you’re a twenty something. From the sounds of it, Jon may be looking for his next victim, er.. girlfriend if you’re so inclined.

  11. 11
    Lowest denominator Says:

    What happen to no more “public statements?”
    Which part don’t these people understand?
    The “S,” the “T,” the “F,” or the “U,” part?

  12. 12
    Hmmm Says:

    If this is true on the show being pulled, then great!!! But I only think he did this because TLC wanted him off of the show, so he got mad and decided he was going to start being a dad again. Is he willing to go get a job now, since he pulled the plug on the show? (if one can be found). If this show is off the air, I hope its for good.

  13. 13
    LuckyL Says:

    No one changes that fast, especially a man his f*cking age.

  14. 14
    pr person Says:

    Ugghhhh! UBER DOUCHE!!!!! I can’t believe that Kate put up with this loser for 10 years…. She deserves a medal!

  15. 15
    donna Says:

    loser…loser…..loser! take the kids off the show if you must! and just see where are you going to get your $$ and then all those slezy babe will leave you now that you are pennyless! but kate will be ok in life because people like to be associated to positive person unlike twat like you… sound so illogical, childless and just plain stupid! oh…..can u just go and disapear!!!!!!!!

  16. 16
    blah blah blah Says:


    Kate is the one who is insane! Jon has more sense than she does.

  17. 17
    blah blah blah Says:

    KATE is the loser, not Jon. Open your eyes people! Kate is a witch. Check out GosselinsWithoutPity for the TRUTH.

  18. 18
    Stacy Says:

    @blah blah blah: Ugg. you’re one of THOSE loonies??? Or are you Aunt Jodi herself?

  19. 19
    protectthe8exploitedfaces Says:

    Jon will be LOSING money by doing this and you all think he’s the douche? Guess again! He has wanted to stop this show for a while (as evidenced by his comments at the end of season 4) but Kate said she was HAPPY.
    What about the kids?
    Regardless of what you all think of Jon, do you think it’s ok to have a child’s BOWEL IMPACTION shown on TV? This show needed to end 5 seasons ago.

  20. 20
    smokingdate Says:

    One less thing to worry about! :P

  21. 21
    whatev Says:

    jj is moderating/ blocking commenters that are pro jon. sad

  22. 22
    LuckyL Says:

    lol @ whoever is buying his PR campaign, trying to come out to be the “good” guy at such a convenient hour

  23. 23
    shep Says:

    These parents are a joke. They have and are using their children for fame and wealth and this is their karma for doing so. Although those kids are spoiled rotten I do feel bad for them because once they are old enough to understand what their parents have done they will be shocked and have awful relationships with Kate and Jon. “fame” has gone to their heads, and they really need a REAL reality check, not on a reality tv show. Disgusting.

  24. 24
    danea Says:

    I don’t even understand WHY they get so much media coverage when ONLY a little more than a 1 million people watch their show on tv. Wake up America!! There are devasting natural disasters happening around the globe right this second and the media wants to focus on this couple?!

  25. 25
    whatev Says:

    did anyone watch the video above or are all of you just bashing jon as soon as you see his name in the thread?? TLC is in BIG TROUBLE. they encouraged these people to est. a trust for these kids instead of doing it themselves which is law.
    child services will be all over this one.

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