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UPDATE-Jon and Kate take a break

June 23, 2009

In the wake of their announcement on Monday night’s show on cable channel TLC that they will split up, television reality couple Jon and Kate Gosselin and their eight children will take a break from the show centered on their life as a large family, the channel said on Tuesday.gosselins1

“TLC continues to support the Gosselin family and will work closely with them to determine the best way to continue to tell their story as they navigate through this difficult time,” the channel said in a statement.

The show will air a retrospective next Monday, and then return on Aug. 3, TLC said.

“During this time, the family will take some time off to regroup and then a modified schedule will be in place to support the family’s transition,” the channel said.

The Gosselins have been married for 10 years and they are famous for having eight children (twins and sextuplets), as well as the TV show that documented their lives. The Gosselins started legal divorce proceedings in their home state of Pennsylvania on Monday, in advance of their show airing. 

The show so far has managed to keep much of the fighting between the Gosselins off-screen, but for a couple going through a divorce with cameras everywhere, the next few months must seem daunting. Of course, they agreed to be on the show, and all reports indicate that they are well-paid for their starring roles. With the money, the Gosselins are able to provide for their children in a way that would be hard to achieve with any regular job.

Here’s the update. The Monday night episode of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ attracted the highest ratings in the show’s history, with 10.6 million viewers tuned in, TLC said.

In the coming weeks, will the show’s producers be able to manage the wrenching pain of the Gosselins’ divorce without damaging the family? Or will the break give the Gosselins enough time to get ready for the next chapter in their televised life?

(PHOTO: The Gosselin family, courtesy Discovery Communications)


WHO gives a RATES A about this anymore?I’m so sick and tired of hearing about them? They put them selves in this place and I think they did wrong by their kids to air them as they did?

Get on with more important news not them ANYMORE PLEASE?

Posted by Pam | Report as abusive

Enough already……Save the children, since the marriage couldn’t be. Instead of bringing them back in Aug, allow them more time to “re-evaluate” the direction of their family without cameras and public opinion and lets see IF WE WANT THEM BACK! Those children have been the “forgotten ones” in all this chaos and therefore its time to reflect on why Kate states she does all the things she does….FOR HER CHILDREN!!!!!

Posted by Ann | Report as abusive

I am a mother of 2 grandmother of 8 and wife of 1. I have been married for 44 years. I am very disappointed in the announcement. What this will do to their children is yet to come. Did they really try every way possible to work out this marriage? Marriages take a lot of work! I feel so bad for each of them!

Posted by Linda A. | Report as abusive

I think that Jon and Kate should take time for themselfs without the kids to see if they can save something and maybe not go back on the air just live a normal life. Money does not buy happiness and doesn’t buy love there is always time to save something if your willing to.

Posted by elizabeth | Report as abusive

This is so sad, I feel sorry for those poor kids.


They need to stop being selfish and think about their kids first instead of themselves first.

Posted by bby_70 | Report as abusive

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