Jon and Kate Plus 8 was a very popular show from the beginning. It first aired on the Discovery Health Channel in April 2007, as “Surviving Sextuplets and Twins” and “Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later.” The show moved to TLC in 2008 and was then called Jon and Kate Plus 8.
Jon and Kate Plus 8 was loved by millions of viewers. These viewers would tune in faithfully each week to watch this family with the twins and sextuplets. The family was fun to watch and the show was something viewers looked forward to each week.
Little did the viewing audience know problems were developing behind the scenes between Jon and Kate. When the cameras were rolling things seemed to be normal to those watching the show. But things were not as they appeared to be.
In April 2009, Jon and Kate’s problems started to surface. The photographers that had been following the family around and taking their pictures for magazines tabloids, happened to follow Jon on night and caught him in car with another women. This incident caused a roller coaster effect of negative publicity for both Jon and Kate.
By June 2009, there was so much negativity surrounding Jon, Kate and their show that it was decided to make public their separation that was already happening and announce their impending divorce. They addressed these issues on their show Jon and Kate Plus 8.
The last show on Jon and Kate Plus 8 aired on November 23, 2009. It was a bittersweet ending for a once well loved show.
It was announced on December 18, 2009, that the divorce of Jon and Kate Gosselin was final. Jon and Kate had been married for 10 years.
This is a sad story about a marriage that went wrong and the involvement of their innocent children that had no say in the making of Jon and Kate Plus 8. Now because of the show the children have become almost like child actors, in that they will be recognized pretty much everywhere they go. Hopefully Jon and Kate will keep them out of the limelight , so that maybe they will be able to eventually lead a normal life that’s not in the public eye.
Hopefully Jon and Kate can put their issues behind them and work together for their children since they are now divorced. They need to make this difficult time an easy transition for their children.
Parents that are able to stay friends is the best thing that they can do for their children after a divorce.