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Jon Gosselin Tackles More Cheating Allegations

Reality star Jon Gosselin is firing back at new reports that he was cheating while his wife Kate was across the country promoting her new book.

The latest controversy came after the busy dad was seen leaving a bar at 2 a.m. with a mystery woman and without his wedding band.

“Like most people, I have male and female friends and I’m not going to end my friendships just because I’m on TV,” he says in a statement. “However, being out with them late at night showed poor judgment on my part. What makes me sick is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them.”

The Gosselins, who are raising 8-year-old twins and 4-year-old sextuplets, have dealt with similar allegations in the past. In February, Jon was spotted hanging out with a couple of female college students from Juniata College, located near his hometown in Pennsylvania.

While the world condemned him, a College student who was at the bar defended Jon by saying,

“He was very well-behaved, a gentleman. He talked more about his wife than his kids. He was very friendly, very approachable.”

Shortly after the controversy, the couple admitted that raising their children in public has been stressful for their marriage.

“Kate’s career is taking off and I’m a bit lost,” Jon admitted. “This struggle has definitely put some tension in our marriage.”

I feel bad for Jon because he’s the one that is always getting a tough rap. Everyone goes out sometimes and has a few drinks. Chances are his friend pool has gotten smaller since the kids arrived and the show started.


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Lisa Arneill

SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I’m not running around after my boys, I’m looking for our next vacation spot!

14 Comments

  • I’ve always felt sorry for him when I watch the show because it seems like his wife is obviously the boss the majority of the time and gets on him a lot. But with 8 kids I can only imagine how stressed the 2 of them are with everything going on in their lives as it is.

  • I like the show but feel like Jon is treated like one of the children.I watched old episodes and found kate alot less in to herself as she is now that she’s had surgery ,and had a complete makeover.Hopefully she will go back and remember,I’ts not all about Kate…..There’s Jon also..

  • I watch the show alot and feel sorry for Jon.I feel like there will be consequences for the way she treats him.She needs to be concentrating on saving her marriage instead of promoting HER book deal.Why is it just Kate’s book?Where does Jon fit in or was he just a sperm donor?

  • I watch the show and I feel like this is someone (who probably sold the picture to the tabloids) taking advantage of a situation and overblowing the story for the media. I feel sorry for both of them…and while what’s being said about Jon running around on Kate is likely not true, I’m sure it is very hurtful for Kate to consider it….and on top of that, having all of these eyes criticizing them for every move. It’s a shame they can’t just be left alone….why are people eager to see a good thing go wrong? I pray they stay strong through this.

  • Both Kate & Jon are doing a wonderful! I truly believe that if Jon were unhappy, he would have left. Kate might be controlling, but imagine raising 8 children? Structure and organization is a must, and someone has to be in control. Jon is more passive, so imagine him taking the lead when it can to the children? I think that they compliment each other, love each other, and work as a team. Trust me, Jon “bucks up” when it’s necessary, don’t let the smoothe tast fool ya. By the way, hanging out til 2 am, is his business, he’s grown! I’m a divorced single parent of 2, full time college student, and full time career women. I need a break sometime, and will hang with my girlfriends til 5 a.m….my business!! I wish them both the best, they’ll be okay!

  • Both Kate & Jon are doing a wonderful job! I truly believe that if Jon were unhappy, he would have left. Kate might be controlling, but imagine raising 8 children? Structure and organization is a must, and someone has to be in control. Jon is more passive, so imagine him taking the lead when it can to the children? I think that they compliment each other, love each other, and work as a team. Trust me, Jon “bucks up” when it’s necessary, don’t let the smoothe tast fool ya. By the way, hanging out til 2 am, is his business, he’s grown! I’m a divorced single parent of 2, full time college student, and full time career women. I need a break sometime, and will hang with my girlfriends til 5 a.m, and my 13 & 15 year old are close, both honor students, and love me… I wish them both the best, they’ll be okay!

  • Personally, I’ve always gotten the impression that Jon isn’t happy in his situation. He doesn’t seem the type that wants to be tied down to a wife and 8 kids, he’d rather be single and have the freedom to do what he wants when he wants. Maybe when they got married, he didn’t expect all the children. Could she have been pregnant and that is why they got married? Or maybe it seemed a good idea at the time, and he over time became unhappier after issues started surfacing.

    The way Kate gets on him a lot, and projects her OCD onto him can be very frustrating, although I admire her niceness and her ability to micromanage such a stressful situation. She is in some ways the perfect person to mange 8 kids. But the rigidity gets old, trust me. I think he clearly feels he is stuck in a situation he may not be entirely happy with, and has lost his identity as his wife is so dominant. He always seems to sort of mumble on camera, and not agree with all the positive things Kate says like he isn’t saying everything he’s really feeling.

    But I don’t agree with the above comment, he wouldn’t just leave! He is responsible for helping to take care of 8 kids, and provides considerable income from his IT job. He’s a decent enough guy to know he can’t just up and walk away, and leave Kate to raise 8 kids on her own without a job. Not to mention the amount of abuse he would get from the public for doing that. He is, in a sense ‘stuck’ in the situation, and so it wouldn’t surprise me if he expressed his need for freedom with other people.

    Having said that, those photos prove nothing. Lots of people have friends they hang out with in bars, and give them rides in their cars. The two college girls looked just like a photo op, they wanted a picture with ‘the famous guy’ and he was nice enough to oblige. I really don’t see how any of these photos are compromising at all, everyone has friends and even married people are allowed to go out and enjoy themselves to whatever hour, they are still human beings.

    He was probably just going somewhere with that girl in the car, or letting her drive because he drank too much. I am not sure I believe the story about ‘she wanted to drive my car so I let her drive my car to her car’. That doesn’t really make sense, as her car couldn’t have been more than a short distance away and who checks out someone’s car, having a few drinks in them at 2AM? My feeling is that more likely he had her drive because he was drunk, and he’s a public figure. He couldn’t risk getting a DUI.

    But I’ve often wondered if he would leave the marriage, because of his apparent unhappiness on camera. He’s probably too nice a guy to desert his family (if the show ended, there would be NO source of income without him). But it wouldn’t surprise me if at some point he took out his unhappiness and frustrations by hooking up with some other female even temporarily.

    Not saying he has done that, the photos look innocent to me. Just saying-it wouldn’t surprise me as he clearly isn’t happy in his marriage with so many kids and all the constant stress, and it would be the only alternative for him to achieve any type of personal freedom.

    Agreed–there are better ways to deal with that such as separation or divorce first. But can a guy in this much public view ever leave his family of 8 kids? Doubtful.

    He may not have cheated yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he thought about it or actually did at some point. He can’t handle the pressure of the large family, the constant stress; and a wife who is clearly very nice, but also extremely controlling and critical and nags at him constantly. I like her as a person, but she drives me crazy the way she yells at him and has to have everything exactly a certain way because of her own hang-ups. She takes her OCD out on him, and that isn’t fair or a healthy situation to live in long-term.

    At some point, this may come to a boil and perhaps they will separate. But I doubt anything like that would happen until the show was over, and they weren’t so much in the public eye. Then it would just be a few blips on the evening news.

    The only time I have ever seen Jon really happy, is when they went on vacation to a ski cabin and he went snowboarding all day. Because he was acting like a single guy with freedom for a change!

  • I just found out these young people have only been married for 10 yrs. That is such a short time with all the children that have come into their lives. It is no wonder they are having difficult times, but with any kind of commitment and counciling, they can make it. The children are going to grow and all be in school soon and things will loosen up some. As far as John being out, Hello, how many women who are stay at home moms need a night or two out. Some people like the bar scene and some don’t and when I was young, I would go out dancing with my friends, even danced with a guy, but that is as far as it went. My husband encourage it and he watched the twins.
    Why the media wants to make a big deal out of it and people who have no business judging them. You are making it worse than the couple them selves. I have been married 40 years now, we had our ups and downs but we always kept in mind, why we married eachother and what we liked then worked things out. As you get older, if your really in love, you tend to grow closer together. It is hard work but well worth it, and I can actually say, we truely are in love and now in like most of the time.

  • I was very sad to see the distance between Jon and Kate at the birthday party. They need counseling and a private get-a-way without the kids, cameras and media to TALK to one another. If they really meant the vows they shared in Hawaii, they have to work things out. Marriage is tough and it needs to be worked at!

  • I see jon’s enjoying his new found freedom. They’ve filed for divorce so now he can do what he wants. It’s over Kate, time for you to move on too.

  • kate is way to good for john!john is very unattractive!he is a coward!just abandons his wife for his own pleausure and freedom!you dont think kate deserves some time out having drinks!of course she does!she is a damn good mom and she is under huge stress and is bossy so things can get done!there is no reason why john should be told how to do things! obviously it shows his lack of participation!hes very passive and needs to man up but not in a coward fashion!kate get a man that has balls your way to good for this deadbeat!keep doing a good job kate your an incredible lady and an awsome mom!

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