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Jon Gosselin: I Am Committed to Making Things Right

Jon Gosselin: I Am Committed to Making Things Right

Jon Gosselin released a statement earlier today to speak out about the allegations that he and Nadya Suleman would be pursuing a reality show together.

“I am troubled to learn that the media has accepted as true the scurrilous rumor that I would appear in a reality television program with Nadya Suleman. This is utterly false. I do however accept that some of my previous actions have in some way lent credence to such outrageous stories,” Jon wrote.

“I am well aware that my behavior over the past few months has not always reflected my personal and religious values. I further accept that I have allowed myself to become somewhat severed from my own moral anchor and be carried away by the challenges of fame. It is for this reason that I have endeavored of late to reconnect with my deeper, more spiritual, more altruistic self with regular study sessions and counseling with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whose morality-centered-and-values-based advice, coupled with his profound commitment to fatherhood and family, I deeply respect.”

“I have always endeavored to be a loving father and a devoted parent who serves as a moral exemplar to his eight children. That’s what my father, a children’s dentist who always extended himself to his poorest patients, was to me. My father was my inspiration and moral compass. I intend to serve the same role for my own children by taking responsibility for my errors and making right any pain I have caused to those I love.”

“I ask the public to please understand the challenges I face in living under constant public scrutiny, even as I am aware that I have at times courted that scrutiny.”

“I am committed to making things right with Kate and especially my children. I ask you to please give me the opportunity to prove myself.”

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  • rhonda

    Your ok, Jon. This dirt is coming from Kate who is desperate to stay in the media eye and TLC, Eileen O’neill is a creep.

    Those of us who watched the show know the truth. If not for the kids you would have been done with that witch years ago.

    slow and steady wins the race, your children adore you so just try to keep calm about it all.

  • Catalina

    Here’s an idea Rhonda. Why don’t you date this loser since you think so much of him.

  • jake

    Everyone deserves a second chance right guys ?

  • Pandora

    @Catalina # 2 — LMAO!

    This guy needs encouragement, alright. Encouragement to see a shrink, not a spiritual advisor. He needs to invest whatever remains of the money he earned from TLC in some heavy duty psychiatric treatment to reverse his regression to childhood. He seems to be trying to reinvent himself because his “handlers” probably feel if he does so, he can keep himself in the public eye. Both he and Kate need to get real jobs if they want to be taken seriously and raise their kids “normally” (assuming it’s possible at this juncture). He sure seems p’d off that he’d be associated w/ the likes of OctoMom. LOL I think they’d make a great pair! They deserve each other.

  • nicole

    who cares about jon and kate . whatever happen to actual celebrities.

  • Pandora

    @ 3# Jake — you bet they do. If they’re genuine. Who can believe this guy’s motives?

  • Rose

    so now he has found god, ok. Firts he tried to act like a teenager, then he tries to be a player, then he acts like a concern father. When none of that worked he finds god. OK, whats gonna happen next? This isnt Jons’ second chance, is like the fifth. He doesnt care about those kids, he only cares about everyone forgiving him so he can do the show again. The show will go on, cause Jon just realized no one will pay not even a dollar to see him at parties, so he needs to squeeze his kids for more money.

  • cat

    ok jon,we’ll just gonna give you the 2nd chance you’ve ask for!!but don’t you screw up ever!!! and also,#1 Rhonda, stop putting down kate! she’s not the guilty one! jon is!

  • flo

    Hailey just blubberd and cried for 10 minutes. poor thing he is a mess and should stay alone to figure himself out before he brings that mess into anothe persons life.

  • MOON

    Hey d***head Jon your full of shit and everyone will see what a freakin liar you are!!! Oh wait! You already did that didn’t you! When you took all that money and said you only took your pay check!! DON”T believe you and NEVER will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John

    What an ass, he didn’t write that press release, he doesn’t even know how to spell most of those words.

  • sharah

    well now that he has hired a P R writer, let jon live up to the words.

  • AJ

    ew. what’s with his tie?

  • Lisa2

    He has been “nuts” for a long time, not just the past couple of months. Every time he does something stupid he appologizes and says he is going to “change”, then afew weeks later after he calms down some, he does somthing stupid again. He keeps doing this month after month. When he was with Kate he seemed somewhat charming and learning how to handle his new found fame and watching him with the kids was so endearing. We all felt for him when Kate would give him such a hard time. Now that they have been apart, he just doesn’t know how to act like an adult and take care of himself! It scares me to think he is caring for the kids correctly when Kate isn’t around. Hopefully they are at the age where they don’t get into things that can be dangerous. What Jon needs to do, is get out of the limelight and find a real job to take care of his children. When he was house shopping, he should have got a small house near the house he shares with Kate and be in his childrens lives while finding a local job. America just really doesn’t like him now so he needs to have a second plan on how he is going to make a living to help raise his children.

  • mel

    @AJ: distracts from his large figure.

  • Margaret Thatcher

    Everybody chill. Give the guy a break. My father divorced my mom when we were young and proceeded then go and get married and divorced 7 other times, that we know of. Some people are bad with relationships. Some people are bad with maturity. Jon, like my own father did, seems to think religion will be the answer for him, and I tend to agree. At least the religion aspect will help to keep somewhat in check all the other disasters he will create.

    I dont hate my dad for being a lost cause. He’s my dad. This guy’s kids will still love him in spite of how many times they will roll their eyes on behalf of him over the years. At least he has them so as to remember to not completely self-combust one day.

  • jamie

    wait im confused, is saying he wants to get back together with kate to fix things??

  • Perri

    He is disgusting, but so is Kate. Exploiting their children for financial gain and publicity. Those two don’t deserve to have any kids much less 8.

  • Magan

    Right, Jon. I am not stupid. I don’t buy it. You’re just trying to get in Kate’s good graces again. NOT GONNA HAPPEN! GO away Jon. No one cares!

  • tara

    The dude realizes financially he’s up crap creek without a paddle now that he’s put a stop to the kids filming on TLC. I feel the show will go on. He’ll relent and allow them to film. He’ll get a paycheck from it, they are his kids also. As far as what he says about making things right, time will tell. Don’t know that I really believe him at this point.

  • loyal

    What a phoney fake creep. Anyone who buys this stuff is just as stupid as the girls he dates.

  • Rose

    @Margaret Thatcher: Well Jon is not my dad so I dont have to like him, dont hate him though I would be wasting my time

  • Rose

    @tara: yes the show will go on cause he never cared about those kids, he was just pissed off his names was being dropped from the tittle

  • http://justjared jello

    @rhonda: I agree with rhonda. I think Jon went wild after being w/that witch all these yrs. I believe he is trying to change, alot of people go thru something & find help spiritually. Kate on the other hand doesn’t care about any of her mistakes, the kids welfare, how she has practically destroyed another human being Jon & only thinks about me, me, me. They say when you think you do no wrong & never at the end of a day look back & wonder if how you handled something that day was done right & normal then you need psych help because no one is perfect & should even think that! Kate had mentioned in some article that she will not admit she made any mistakes to of caused the problems in the marriage. Instead of her mani’s/pedi’s, suntans etc. she should use some of the money she has hidden in those 11 accts. and get some help.

  • JADE

    Any guess on what bone head thing he does tomorrow? This guy is out of control, please for all of us, just go take a seat anywhere and keep yourself still for a week or two.

  • rhonda


    I feel badly for him, if Kate were a man she would be charged with abuse.

  • Jocelyn

    Jon has royaly screwed up and the only apology is to be down on his knees to Kate and to all the kids and beg them all to agree to let him come back in to the family. He is has lost “THE ONCE IN A LIFETIME” The chance to have a marriage and family with one man and woman and all their kids. and that can never come along again. when he is old he will regret it.for what do we have when we =are old but family. and he has wreaked his for sure………

  • You/Me

    LMAO…uh,yeah, Jon Gosslin wrote that speech out. LOL, right. *wink wink*…….There should be a disclaimer at the end **written by PR person for Jon Gosselin in the hopes of raising his reputation out of the gutter and making him marketable again**….
    Never gonna happen Jon, you can’t change the rat sh*t that you are :)

  • pr person

    Blah, blah, blah……. He is still a DOUCHE!!! Jon was Kate’s NINTH child. Watching his behavior these last few months …. without Kate around, just proves this. She deserves saint hood after putting up with this man-child for 10 years.

  • kami

    the attention he got from their reality show brought him into the spotlight. it all went to his head. he now thinks he’s some big, famous, in great demand movie star. he needs to come back down to earth. he makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth.

  • Lisa2

    There is a big difference in Jon and Kate in what their future holds. I will start with Kate…. Kate has been the main care giver of the family who as we know can be bit of a control freak, but I give her a lot of credit because it has to be hard to raise 8 children and to be organized as much as she is. It seems as the kids are getting older she has to adjust the “system” that she uses. I really believe she does a wonderful job with the kids and knows what works and doesn’t work in her ability of raising these kids. I am not saying she is perfect, but the kids seem to be very healthy and well behaved. They are thriving young childen. As far as Jon, I really think he does whatever she asks him to do. I don’t really think it comes natural to him, but he does do the best he can when he is around. I think without Kate there to guide him will be a downfall for him. The kids are at the age where they are more independent and that is a plus for Jon and Kate. I really think Jon needs counceling, but I really don’t know how he can find the right person since everyone seems to want something from him. Maybe he could go visit the Dugger family. Just kidding,….. but Jon does need to get his head on straight and think about what his future goals are before it’s too late.

  • rez

    ppffftttt this guys is a scumbag!

  • Babo

    After being married to that screaming control freak. . . .getting stuck with eight kids by the time he was something like 29 or 30 maybe younger. . .Man. . .when he finally broke loose he was like a wild monkey out of a cage . Just a crazy loone that finally was taking his long needed break away from Kate and those eight little ATM machines. He hated her nagging he hated those kids never ending crying and he just wanted to forget that whole life and just par-T.
    Nobody told him to marry her and have eight kids. . . .but. . . I sure wouldn’t want to be that poor maroon

  • rez

    ok everyone ppl keep on going on about kate being a control freak, she has 8 kids man!!! she has to be a control freak, how else would you organise the lives of yourself and 8 kids, C’MON PPL THINK!!

  • rez


    pfft i can’t believe that you believe the act he is putting on, its a joke!

  • rez

    why does anyone feel sorry for this loser?? feel sorry for kate being a single mother of 8!! just cause this scumbag wanted to get his freak on with any skank that would do him she has to raise 8 kids by herself!!

  • Linda

    @nicole: This is the new celebrities, Jon&Kate, Denise Richards, etc. with a chosen few making the mega bucks doing movies this reality TV crap is all we have.

  • bev

    I sure hope Kate doesn’t take this man ho back. I doubt she will, she doesn’t need his drama..

  • ashley

    he is scary and looks like a lizard. with eye popping out of his head

  • agree

    @jake: agree this guy has a lots of second chances! if his actions goes with his words then people will give him another chance. 1st let’s see the actions!

  • So over it

    @Perri: So i guess you don’t like Brad and Angelina either! Why can’t they learn to balance just like celebrity couples. Brangelina has gone through hard times you can look and see their body language. Yet they keep working through it for themselves and the children. Angelina left her twins at 6 months to film, guess that makes her a bad mother. NOT. Kate has kept her focus on the children and her career while Jon has partied. That is the difference. Jon actions need to back up his words and people will turn. I am happy for Kate for having the chance to fill her dreams. Wish everyone could have their dreams fulfilled.

  • Karen

    Jon-your getting horrible advice. Your agent/lawyer need to quit putting out these ridiculous statements and you need to quit talking to the media. You do not have a career in entertainment and that is your doing.

  • Maritza

    How come nobody talks about the other reality shows like the Duggars, Little People, etc. They aren’t the only ones that have their children in a show. The only difference is that they are getting divorced, newsflash! that’s a fact of life, many marriages break up and move on. They can too. Jon is like a lost puppy, without Kate telling him what to do and keep him in check. Hailey needs to go back to college and forget this guy.

  • Lisa2


    No, there is no way they will ever get back together. I think what Jon refers to is that he wants to be civil with Kate in raising the kids and quit fighting so much. Their marriage is over for both of them, too much has happened. I still think Jon resents Kate for everything, and I think Kate realizes Jon is not the same person that she fell in love with years ago.

  • tbk

    With each passing day it becomes more obvious what that mom was dealing with. What you see now is what that family used to have to deal with daily before he left to go screw college girls. He is not now, nor has he ever been, stable.

  • kim wang ho

    kate only thinks of herself and her skunk hair and will she look on TV despite all her ugliness in full glory.

    this witch should be jailed for abusing and using her kids for money!

  • Susie Smith

    This guy is a real piece of work. The only reason he is even making statements like this is because he is going to end up owing someone, something. Now that everyone is coming down on his stupid, selfish, lifestyle and everyone wants him to GET HIS, he feels he needs to re-claim himself. What a jack-hole. I can’t even imagine being in a relationship of any kind with this dumbo. What happened to his statement about getting a 9-5 job, etc. He is using this, not Kate. What a complete JERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan

    Jon needs to be committed, but not to his LYING, to a MENTAL HOSPITAL!!!! This man has shown the only loyalty he has is to his cigs, drinking, and womanizing. This is another stunt. NOT buying it Jon.

  • WhoCares

    I’m guessing that most of the people on here dissing Jon are man-hating shrews who worship the shrew of a wife that he’s had to put up with all these years. It’s not uncommon for a guy in his position to go a little wild after getting away from an emasculating Cunt-ry girl like Kate. I don’t blame her for all their problems, because there are always two sides to every story. It is ridiculous as well to throw all the blame onto him, though not unexpected considering that their audience consists mostly of unintelligent women who sit on their arse eating bon-bons and drinking diet soda. Lemme give all you Jon-haters a little hint—it’s not the dress that makes you look fat, it’s the FAT that makes you look fat, Miss Piggy.

  • WhoCares

    BTW, just a little advice for people like Susie Smith and Jan—the only time you should open your mouth is when your man tells you to—and then you should swallow when you’re done.