(Closed) Jon and Kate plus Eight….

posted 12 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
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Newbee

If everyone is so concerned, why don’t you stop watching the show and reading the magazines it just fuels their ‘fame’.  If no one watches the show, the netwrok will drop them.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

I watched it too and got the same feeling- that she was still trying and he really wasn’t.  I can see how two people drift apart in the middle of raising that many children- it takes over your entire life and you become so focused on someone else you neglect your own self and relationship.  The tv show/ cameras/ publicity seem to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.  

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have to say I’m a bit more on "team jon" if we’re going to go there.  Kate used to HATE the cameras and the production people because they were always in her way. Now, she shushes and pushes the kids out of the way when the cameras are interviewing her. Also, when they pulled into the parking spot of the party store, and she got out of the car and laughed with and chatted with the "p-people" – "Great parking job huh?" … You’ll find that the celebrities that just ignore the paparazzi eventually don’t get followed as much.

At the end of last season, which they showed right before the premier, they had them on the couch together and jon said "I’m not happy. I dont want to do this anymore" and Kate said, "Well I’m happy." …. and just like that they did another season.  I’m sure they did have a contract or something for this season, but I just wish they could somehow get out of it, or at least delay it until they had their acts together. 

But in the end, it’s all about the kids, and I’m just sad for them for sure!!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

There is so much blame to go around Mrs. Cupcake! They need to stop doing the show, period. It’s not about documenting the kid’s lives anymore. Humarock was right – he said the show made him unhappy and Kate didn’t seem too concerned.

I think Jon is upset because Kate is out making all the money, while he stays at home (I didn’t realize until last night that he was not working at all). He’s obviously not in charge of things at home either and that can ruin any marriage.

I used to feel sorry for Jon, but last night he came off like a real jerk. You cannot walk out on 8 kids, no matter how sad you are. Now he is what, staying at home AND not working while Kate does everything? And lying to the kids saying he has to work?! He looked like a total d-bag.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I felt so sad after watching that last night. Having a child myself I enjoying watching the show seeing the kids growing up and how they deal with them acting out and other situation that arise when you have young children. I almost feel like if they can’t make it work with 8 kids how is everyone else suppose to do it. I realize they put themselves out there in a way no one else really does and they have got a lot out of the show but what about the kids. I was shocked at the way Jon was acting last night and I don’t really believe that he did not cheat on Kate. He had a totally attitude last night and was not the person we saw from the beging. I will admit I cried when Kate was talking about the picture they took as being the last family picture it is all just so sad for everyone especially the kids.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, Jon came off really badly last night. The kids obviously know something is up. I don’t know how that family will function any more if they stop doing the show — Kate seems to have depended on that production crew for so long that I’m not sure how she’d handle doing things on her own. Just very sad, all around. I hope they work things out; maybe the show will be a reason for them to stick together for a little while longer and seek some counseling…

Post # 23
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Helper bee

It is unfortunate and sad that we are seeing a family be torn a part before our eyes.  I think what the public saw them as in the beginning has now changed but is it really a surprise?  I don’t really think so.  We see this happen as a result of publicity time and time again (remember the Newlyweds?)  But we can’t help but sympathize and hope that this huge happy family will pull through and slap hollywood in the face.

Some of you are right, it’s a blame game.  But I wonder what really happens when the camera isn’t there.  They both can’t be that bad, they’re just stressed out and aggrevation builds up so easily from that.  I really feel for them both and I feel more for the kids.  Some people talking about Jon and Kate as if they already failed as a family,but I beg to differ.  I think they are just trying to figure out the best way to deal…

Post # 24
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Helper bee

I think I def. side with John – Kate has gotten out of control.  Remember in the first episodes when she wore sweatpants and her #1 priority was her kids?  And the show was actually about the KIDS?  Now, half the show is about her, she won’t go outside the house without hair/make-up.  She never cared about what she looked like before – there was even a whole show where John took her shopping to get her new clothes and she admitted she didn’t care about that stuff – which I think is completely contrasted to where she is now with the tanning/tummy tuck/make-up and her infamous hair.  I think the $$/fame/publicity has definitely gotten to her.  Jon has said for many seasons he does not want to do the show anymore and yet they still do it – In My Humble Opinion because she likes the free stuff and fame.  She commented that she ‘travels’ a lot now for her ‘job’, (I read somewhere she was gone 21 out of 30 days last month) whether or not that is true, she quit her job as a nurse to be with her kids since they were her everything-

And notice how they have no friends/family around? Ever? Even ‘Aunt Jodi’ is never on the show anymore – I heard that TLC offered Jodi money for being on the show and Kate said ‘No one is getting paid but us’….and they were cut.  And the kids loved her, which is sad that she was removed from their lives

I don’t see their marriage working out unless they nix the show.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I def feel the same way Mrs. Cupcake and Miss Edamame…I felt like I wanted to cry. We have watched this family and watched the kids grow…even little brat Maddy has started to help more and seems to be better with her attitude except for when she ran off right after they took the family photo! But I couldnt believe they ignored each other like that at the party. But Kate said its been going on for more than months and has noticed Jon pulling away. And I do think that she wants it more than he does. Maybe they did get help …but even if he didnt cheat he was wrong…and even if she was bossy thats no reason.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah Kate looks very depressed, Jon looks defeated

I don’t think this will end well

 

I say quit quit quit the show

Post # 27
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Busy bee

I thought about watching the premiere and I couldn’t do it.  Sadly, I’m over the show entirely.  I don’t think I could handle watching this play out on TV, I’ve lived through my parents break up and I don’t need to see another–especially one that has 8 kids in the middle.  I really hope that they will be able to work things out in the end. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have to imagine it would be hard to quit at this point. There’s no way Jon or Kate could have offered their kids as many opportunities as they’ve had had they not done the show. Of course, their marriage should come first, and it’s clearly not…still, I’m not sure it would be as easy at this point to just drop it and the lifestyle that comes with it.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

June Bug – I agree with you. That house they have, the clothes they were, trips they’ve been on have all been for and because of the money they’ve made from the show – I have to believe that’s why all these families (Duggars, the new TLC family with 10 kids) choose to be on TV because you can make enough money to support a family that size!

But at some point, you have to think how being on TV is affecting the kids. These kids (the sextuplets) have been on TV since birth. On last night’s episode, they had floorseats to the Globetrotters. They go backstage at Sesame Street shows. They’ve been on Oprah twice. They have a parent who stays home. They go on nice vacations. The life they are living is not real.

I have enjoyed following the family, but I think this has to be the last season. To me, it’s no longer about "look at those cute kids growing up", but now we’re watching a family, so dependent on each other, fall apart, I’m thinking "what is going to happen to these kids at school?"…it’s not fun. It’s just sad to watch and think about.

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It was so sad. I cried like a baby. Not because I feel sorry for either of them really, but just for those poor kids. The part where Leah told Jon "daddy i don’t want you to go away anymore" and he said "well sometimes daddy has to work" thats just bullshit.. he wasnt working he "needed a break" It’s so obvious they’re staying together for hte kids at this point. I hate to say this… but Kate has just been beating jon down for so many years i think he just finally gave up. I think he’ll leave it up to her, and she’ll leave bc she thinks she doesn’t need anyone. And do you remember how happy she used to be with her kids and everything, and on that episode she kept rolling her eyes at them.. it was so sad. I’m definitely team jon on this one.

Post # 31
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m team Jon.  Watched it several times with T, and he thinks she totally disrespected him and it was just sad to see.  She’s off signing books and galavanting around..and some say (the magazines that is) that she’s been having a longtime AFFAIR with HER bodyguard who is also married.  He’s home all day with the kids and she is the one going out and making appearances, getting to jet here and there and he’s probably had it..along with the disrespect continually happening.

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