After being photographed leaving a local nightclub at 2 a.m. with a mystery blond, seemingly intoxicated, without a wedding band, and referring to his friend as "babe" while his wife was across the country promoting her new book, a media firestorm has enveloped the marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin and in my opinion Jon has some explaining to do.
According to Jon, "Like most people, I have male and female friends and I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV," Gosselin told TV Guide, before admitting that being out late at night "showed poor judgment on my part."
"What makes me sick," he continued, "is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them."
Jon, father of eight-year-old twins and four-year-old sextuplets has been spotted out on the town several times in the last year, reportedly telling co-eds at a local college bar that he was "probably" going to get divorced, while attempting to kiss them and enjoying an extended session of 'dirty dancing'.
Kate Gosselin has released no statement to the press about the incident and has continued her book tour to promote "Eight Little Faces: A Mom's Journey," which debuted at number five on the New York Times bestseller list.
We can all speculate about whether the couple is headed for divorce but we can’t live inside their marriage. Without that ability it is my opinion that what happens in their marriage is their business. It is a private matter left for them to deal with.
Granted, if you’ve ever watched the show Kate comes off as being controlling and somewhat verbally abusive toward Jon. I’ve watched and looking at it with a trained eye, I have to say that there are marital problems that need to be addressed. What Jon and Kate don’t have is the luxury of dealing with those problems without a large television audience chiming in with their opinions. That is sad and has to be stressful but when you choose to put your life on show for the world to see sometimes you suffer negative consequences…like giving up your privacy.
Who knows what is down the road for Jon and Kate and their eight children. I do hope that if there are problems that Jon is able to find a way to deal with them other than infidelity. As snippy as Kate is, she doesn’t deserve to suffer the negative consequences of infidelity in her marriage or family.
I say good luck and God’s speed to the Gosselin!
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