Did anyone else read the People magazine story about Jon and Kate Gosselin in this week’s edition? This online version is a little abbreviated.
The Gosselins and their children are the focus of the hit TLC show, “Jon and Kate Plus 8.”
If you are familiar with the show, it is an interesting, wrenching read.
What I got most from it was how completely Kate has become so immersed with having her life in a fishbowl (and the fame that accompanies it), that she seems to have lost perspective about what might be better discussed with her husband before the world.
As my husband told me after reading it, “If we ever get a divorce, don’t talk to People magazine.” He said he couldn’t believe all she said in there about someone with whom she supposedly is still trying to make it work.
As she is quoted in the story:
“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.”
In my completely removed, unsubstantiated opinion, Jon was unhappy and he cheated. The real question is whether they can make this work together as a family before they decide to move on with the show or not.
Also, in the story in the magazine, she mentions a few times how they are “doing the show for the kids,” so they will be able to go to college and such. So far, though, the show’s biggest effect seems to be in forming the huge rift in their parents’ relationship.
Anyway, I was just curious what some of the other moms/fans thought about the article and the situation. What do you think?