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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 is CORRECT

    Rhonda is correct. Just watch the shows… they don’t lie. Jon is being thrown to the wolves so that Kate could be painted as the ideal. Give me a break… just watch the show. She is what she ish.

  • Eva

    Now that he has to make his own living, and is no longer marketable, his PR people are trying a last ditch approach…



    Ohhh, good one! Love it!



    I don’t think he ever lost God, I just feel someone has helped him realise, ast least I hope so, that what he’s been doing is just horrible for his children and himself. If he’s sincere, then I hope he gets his act together for his childrens sake.

  • Ruth

    @rhonda: kate never hit jon and jon was just as abusive toward kate but underhanded! if kate didn’t have those children best interest they would be around paryting, smoking pot, drinking, booty calls and no telling what else. kate lost her 20′s just like jon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hahahaha

    I knew Jon’s romantic trysts would come back to bite his butt sooner or later. People like him don’t think about it when their little “head” is talking. Nice apology after he embarrassed his entire family. Good going, Jonny boy. I think he will try to reconcile with Kate at some time. That’s what I’m predicting right now. He’s been so angry and intent to let the world know how badly he hates Kate that I think he must still care for her. I bet that young girl he’s seeing had something to do with his anger. She probably babied him and told him that she was a better woman who would treat him the way he should be treated. Men always fall for that. Also the freedom he had was fun for a time. He got some great rolls in the hay out of it after being chained down to Kate for nearly 10 years. Ten years and eight kids is not easy to walk away from. I think when life gets really tough for him, he will want Kate back because she’s strong and she still has feelings for him and he knows it. He’s probably going to need her one day.

  • Ashley

    He is such a good father. Stay strong Jon! –

  • Danny

    what a fat ass, why would anyone want that???

  • Lisa2


    Sorry, but I don’t think Kate would take him back after all this? Too much has happened. It’s bad enough that he has had all these girls, spending sprees, traveling here and there with Hailey. Taking the money out of their joint account. He is smoking and who knows if he is doing drugs, he told a reporter ( I think Matt Lauer) that he despised her. It’s bad enough to have marital problems in private, but with these two, they have their “issues” all over everywhere, TV, magazine, papers, and even here on the internet. I don’t think he wants to be back with her, nor would she take him back after all he has pulled. Hopefully they can be civil one day to each other for their kids sake.

  • Jess

    Team Kate!

  • hahahaha

    Lisa2, yea I agree that a lot has happened, but I think that at this point, Kate would take Jon back. I dont think he really hates her at all. He’s trying to hate her and seem like he doesn’t need her, that he can make it will without her. Kates feelings for Jon are also not dead yet. She probably still wears that wedding ring. Also, I think Kate partially feels guilty and responsible for how Jon has been acting. She knows she allowed herself to become too bogged down with motherhood. The responsibilities are tremendous, but Jon and Kate forgot how to stay connected and be playful. They should schedule regular time together for romance. You know Jon wanted that. It’s really important to men or they become resentful. If Jon returns to Kate and she takes him back, she will be kinder to him. She’s heard what all the people are saying about her being controlling, mean to him, bossy etc. The two of them probably need to start again from scratch, learning how to communicate in a better, healthier way with each other. They’d need some kind of marriage counseling for sure to get back on track.

  • Lisa2


    I just don’t think that will happen. Kate knows she has been hard on Jon, but from his actions in the last few months, I kind of think he may deserve some of it. I know she can be cruel to him, but I have also seen him get nasty back with her as well. I think she knows she is a control freak and I realy don’t think that would ever change. In Jon’s case, I think he needs that type of partner in his life because he is passive. Kate probably didn’t need to be so harsh, but when raising so many kids it has to be hard to do what I think is about 80% on her own as the main caretaker. As far as her wearing her wedding rings, I think on an episode after they split up, she said she was wearing the rings for the kids. I don’t think Kate loves Jon, but I don’t think she is “in love” with him. She has said that she is lonely, but is she lonely because she has to raise these kids on her own, or is she lonely because she misses “Jon”. Obviously we are not in her shoes, but it would be so hard to forgive and forget everything he has said and done whether he meant them at the time or not..

  • hahahaha

    Kate recently made a comment that maybe one day she will answer the phone and the “old Jon” will be on the line. I think she’s still hopeful for her marriage. I think she’s wearing her rings because she doesn’t accept that her marriage is done. In other words, I don’t see how her rings would affect her kids so much. Isn’t their daddy being away and being seen with other women much worse?

    I think Jon “thought” he meant the terrible things he said and did at the time he said and did them. Like I said, his little “head” got in the way. He probably got fooled, thinking he was some kind of celebrity who will always be adored. And he was probably h0rny as heck and couldn’t wait to sleep with other women. No more sneaking around Kate like we know he has in the past, but telling himself he was now free and could legitimately sleep with some kinky women. But all good things usually come to an end. When reality settles in, what matters is our relationships. That’s 10 yrs he’d be throwing away. He’ll be residing in another place, away from all those little adorable faces. He’ll miss out on some of the most important stages of his kids’ lives. Lackadaisical, laid-back men like Jon rarely depart from their families. He doesn’t possess a lot of gumption and strength. I doubt he is the ambitious type. Kate is ambitious. She is organized and determined. She took a chance and ended up with a lot of children, and she is not the type to turn her back on that. She accepts her responsibilities well. That is admirable in a partner. She’s probably like Jon’s security blanket. I think with Jon being so opposite, after he cools down a bit, he’s going to realize that they are a family and the cost of losing his family is too much to bear.

    It will be interesting to see what the outcome is. I’m really watching as these things unfold with Jon and Kate.

  • Karen

    Jon let me fill you in on something—–having a jewish lawyer and a jewish girlfriend and then meeting with a rabbi do NOT make you Jewish—you are an Idiot!

  • Lisa2


    I think you are optomistic, but I really don’t know if I see the outcome like you do. I sort of think Jon will want to go back to Kate so she can take care of him too. I think he has come to realize that if he wants to live in the way he now has become accustom to, he will need to be with her since she has the drive that he doesn’t. So, in other words, if will have to stand back and let her continue to treat him anyway she sees fit at that moment. I am not saying that I am against Jon and that he deserved the treatment Kate gave him, I just don’t think either one will change. I think that their marriage became more of a “partnership” than a loving marriage between the two of them. I am sure having as many kids as they do, doesn’t help in the romance deptartment, but I think they both arent the same people they were when they first fell in love and married. In their case, I don’t see Jon wanting to be with Kate and he is so resentful towards her. In Kates defense, I think her pride would never forgive him of all his actions. If I were Kate, I don’t know if I could ever trust him. I would never know what he says is the truth or if he is having one of his “mantrams” as Hailey calls them. I guess the ball is in her court now and we will see what she says on the next show on Monday.

  • sasha

    I think the guy has post traumatic stress syndrome from being married to Kate! He got free and kinda of lost his mind.

  • hahahaha

    I like that word — “MANTRUM.” Appropriate for any man throwing a hissy fit.

  • Angelica

    @sasha: You got that right…

  • Gloria

    Jon was trapped in a loveless marriage. He felt like a caged animal. now that he is free to roam, he can’t conrol himself. But the best part is that he is free from Kate, and you know that makes him feel good.

  • christine

    ok, i just read ’bout dad lohan against him, as well as, amongst EVERY1 else and he is starting 2make me sick. Either he’s a dufus or he needs2 smarten up!

  • cheez

    Jon is a turd and Kate is a witch. If they had a brain they would send out one last statement and completely cut off contact with the media. They seem to care what other people think way too much.

    Shmuley Boteach is a rabbi but he used to have a show on TLC where he drove across the US in a trailer helping families. He helped anyone of any religion as long as they are accepting of it. I am not Jewish and I am not religious but Shmuley was a very smart and kind man and had a lot of good points when he helped people. I think he is just talking to Shmuley and asking for help. I do not think he is saying he is Jewish.

    Personally I disagree with their lives and their choice to implant SIX embryos knowing that they could all end up fertilized was ignorant. They already had twins through in vitro so there was no reason to implant six embryos. I disagree with in-vitro and medically assisted pregnancy so I am biased against them in the first place….. I do not understand why people cannot just adopt. If you can’t get pregnant it is probably for a reason. Sigh. Go ahead and troll me. It is my opinion nothing more.

  • cheez

    OOH that is funny the site changed t urd to ****

  • Jody

    Yep he is an jerk! Hate him! He is the lier! Grow the frick up! Sorry but I just hate him, I see and I hear and I have watched the shows and interviews and I can see that Kate is not an angel but if he had grown up at all in the years of the marriage then they would have been fine, see when you have kids you grow up I saw that Kate did but Jon well what are you 2 now! To the girls who date him, you should know that what he did to Kate he will do to you! Rent the seasons cause your next!