(Closed) Jon and Kate plus Eight….

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

I only caught the first 15 minutes or so, and I sort of got the same impression. I know Kate can be very over-bearing…so I can see how that would wear Jon out.  It makes me sad…especially for the kids!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am waiting on the premier, in 1.15 hrs. Look forward to watching it but you can tell in their body language.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hope that they are seeking therapy privately, off camera.

They used to seem like a couple who worked very well as a team. I’m wondering if Jon is dealing with a sort of mid-life crisis, made worse by constantly living in the spotlight. 

Definitely a sobering episode for those of us who are newlyweds or soon-to-be-weds.  Brings up the importance of communication and being able to work through issues constructively as they arise. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was actually very impressed by Kate in this episode. She admitted to being overbearing, and she seems to have at least changed a little bit of her mindset. Also, did anyone notice how it really seems like the kids aren’t as close to their parents anymore? Not just in accidentally calling Kate a babysitter’s name, but in general? So sad :/

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think they need to give up the show and work on becoming a normal family again

 

I think Hollywood has affected them and torn them apart

 

I don’t think Kate gets it, she needs to stay around the family, when you are away it doesn’t matter how much help Jon has; you need to have your spouse with you not traipsing around on  book trips; she doesn’t get that Jon doesn’t like the TV show anymore; you need compromise if one spouse is unhappy you need to have a compromise

 

sounds like he doesn’t like her travelling; I don’t blame him, he needs to have his own job and act like a man; he said the job was chosen for him, I don’t believe that, you can quit the show if you want

 

wow, the kids called her by a baby sitter name, that’s very telling, she just doesn’t get it; one thing it teaches–never do a reality TV show; always compromise

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

why are they talking to the camera if they should be talking to EACH OTHER

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It BROKE my heart! I felt so sad!  My thoughts are that he doesn’t want to do the show and she does.  I hope that they are seeking counseling but I would think they would have eluded to that and didn’t.  She said she had been trying for 6 months, is that really enough time to work through something?  Also while she said she can be overbearing and knows it, has she made an effort to change that at all?  It didn’t seem like either made an effort at the bday party.  He seemed pretty emotionless. It all has to be taken in context too though.  The shows producers and editors can shape whatever view they want us to see so I guess we can only take what we see as a little piece of the whole puzzle.  I will be watching though…..

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got the same impression you did about her trying and him, well, not so much.  It was sad and really made my heart ache for them, especially the kids.  The part at the birthday party where he asked his daughter if she missed him (was it Leah? I can’t remember) and she said she didn’t want him to go away anymore, sigh, just so sad.  I hope everything works out for them, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

sadly i don’t know if they have a choice but to do the show… w/ their spending habits???

Jon obviously got a new car (possible midlife crisis)

they got that HUGE house now…

they have 8 kids to support….

college funds to save up for… (i’m guessing they are saving for that)…

i can’t imagine if Jon was just an IT person and Kate staying at home to take care of the kids… there’s no way Jon could make that kinda money.  Kate can probably make more as a nurse…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It was sad….I hope they get some counseling. Sounds like they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They realize the show is killing their marriage, and yet they need the show for the money.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

So sad . I always thought Jon acted like such a little kid at times, although maybe that’s just how Kate was treating him.  I think it must be really hard to have people watching your life.  Just think of how many Hollywood actors split up etc, I think this has the same problem unfortunately.  Hopefully whatever they end up doing will be what’s best for the kids.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

To be honest, they only live about 45 minutes from where I do.  I know that some people say they asked for the attention by doing the show, but the "p-people" do stalk them when they go to places like Target and they can’t do any little thing without someone being in their business.  They usually go to Target on Fridays and since I have learned this, I stay far away from that Target on any Friday just in case.  And if it was my FI and I, I’d probably go crazy if I couldn’t even have a tiff in the grocery store without someone reading into it!

 … They both made me sad, they seemed so defeated…

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