‘Kate Plus 8’: Kate Gosselin Keeps Jon Gosselin Afloat Despite 10-Years Divorced

Kate Plus 8 celebrity Kate Gosselin will probably never win mother of the year award and Jon Gosselin is happy to share why (with good reason). The Jon and Kate Plus 8 couple divorced a decade ago but Jon still has a lot to say about Kate Gosselin. Jon has always tried to stay out of the limelight, but Kate’s antics keep his journey in the headlines.

Kate Plus 8: Gag Order Gone – Kate Gosselin Stories Keep Surfacing

At one time both came from their separate corners online for frequent verbal sparring. But more recently this TV mom seems to remain mum on social media for long periods of time. You can’t say the same for Jon Gosselin, as he not only pops up on social media but in the headlines as well.

Jon has custody of two of the famous Gosselin sextuplets. The Kate Plus 8 mother has custody of the other four. The couple’s 19-year-old twin daughters, Mady Gosselin and Cara Gosselin also live with their mother when not away at college.

So, the twins, along with Aaden Gosselin, Alexis Gosselin, Joel Gosselin, and Leah Gosselin, live with their mom. Jon has custody of Hannah Gosselin and Collin Gosselin, who live with him.

Last year, a 10-year-gag-order expired for Jon. This allowed him to talk about his failed marriage, the TLC show, and anything else he wanted. It looks like he used this freedom to expose some of the things Kate has done in the past.

Jon has turned down millions of dollars in television appearances and promotional deals over the years. Jon feels that what’s best for his children is to avoid publicity. He’s still fighting for his children, so he must feel that what he has to say is important.

Jon publicly shared one thing after another and much of this was about his ex-wife’s short-comings. His interviews mostly centered on the Kate Plus 8 star. He feels that Kate Gosselin is still taking advantage of his children and avoiding court orders. By going public, Jon Gosselin is keeping his name fresh in the headlines where he doesn’t want it.

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Kate Gosselin Keeps Ex-Hubby In the Headlines

Fans have witnessed his wife’s behaviors on both of her TLC series. But since Jon started spilling more of the beans, he’s frequently in the headlines.

Kate Plus 8 followers were stunned to hear some of the things this mom of eight has done. Her getting fired from TLC is one of those shocking events. But the shock isn’t so much about the network letting her go. No, it’s what she did that caused her to lose the contract. Jon shared this incident with the news media a while back.

Kate Gosselin defied a judge’s order and put four of the minor sextuplets on TV. After she ignored the order, TLC cut her loose from her contract, leaving her an unemployed reality star. Jon was the one that shared the story of how the Kate Plus 8 mom defied the judge.

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Kate Plus 8: Jon Gets A Lot of Support

The Kate Plus 8 show fans rallied behind Jon as he told his stories about the mother who put her son in an institution. Other than having ADHD, Jon claims there was nothing wrong with Collin and he shouldn’t have been locked away.

In a bombshell interview last year Jon said that Kate Gosselin “mentally tortured Collin” and “abused Hannah”. Since that interview, Jon has come out to say that Collin has PTSD, thanks to his mom institutionalizing him. He also claims that she visited him only a couple of times in the few years after she put him in that institution. The kid felt abandoned and alone, says the dad of eight.

Jon Has a Story to Tell

Jon certainly seems like a man with a story to tell. His latest sad story about the kids just came out within the last week. He doesn’t see the four sextuplets who don’t live with him. He claims his ex-wife somehow built an invisible wall between him and the kids.

Over the past decade, Jon has been fighting to get custody of his children trying to get them off of reality TV. He has turned down a small fortune while at the same time spent over a million dollars in his legal battle. Kate on the other hand has done everything in her power to keep the kids in the spotlight and keep the cash train rolling in.

While Jon Gosselin was once a reality star in his own right, that shipped sailed a decade ago, but he is still a household name. He’s a dad who wants to keep his children out of the pubic eye but all these interviews seem to do the opposite. So, it looks like Jon’s celebrity status continues thanks to his ex-wife.

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