When the show first came on, I really admired how even though they weren't perfect they were realistic and they worked through the challenges of raising all those kids together. Then later as Jon and Kate's relationship started to decline, my heart broke for her. She's the first one to admit she was often harsh with her husband, but at least in public, she has been the more graceful and steady of the two partners as the divorce progressed.
Then my heart really, really broke for she and the kids after Jon pulled his permission for the show to continue. Right or wrong the show was their livelihood, and divorce is heartbreaking and economically challenging enough without losing your job in the middle of it. I do think that with 8 kids they need a reasonably sized house, and the bigger the house, the more expensive it is to maintain.
They moved from this house, which was definitely a little crowded for the family of ten:
To this dream home:
The poor kids are going through enough with their parents divorce, it would be a shame for them to have to down size if Kate can't find a way to support the family (we all know Jon isn't doing anything productive). Anyway, all that to say, way to go Kate! You're opening yourself up for the potential for a lot of negative press... but I have to say, this may be the first season of the show I've ever watched. Good Luck Kate, and way to make the most out of what you have!
Jon, is griping about Kate's newest career move. Kate has worked out a deal to do the majority of her training and rehearsing in her Pennsylvania home, she will be required to be in the studio only on filming days. Jon is irritated that Kate isn't granting him extra custody days during the time she'll be in the studio filming. However, after he's had affairs with the last few nannies, and several of the nannies he's hired have been unqualified, can you blame Kate for hesitating to grant him extra visitation? I sure don't. On an even grosser Jon Gosselin note, playgirl has offered him $20,000 to pose nude. EWWWW!