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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    He's supposed to be paying $20000 a month in child support.

    The cynic in me thinks that might have a lot to do with the custody claim.
    I don't see why they don't just give the nannies custody

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    Do you think the same of other single moms with TV shows? Should they lose custody of their children because they aren't home enough?
    Most of them don't wander around trying to act like they are "entitled" to stuff.

    Kate's brought this backlash on herself... her claims of "I have to make enough" to support the kids would not sound so bad is she wasn't having hair extensions, going to "preimers" and otherwise trying to play "celebrity" and "Saint" at the same time. She claims the kids come first... Yeah right! The kids come first becausae without 8 kids she's just a nobody. But if the kids came first thier Easter Egg hunt would have been in the BACK YARD where the press couldn't see them, not the FRONT YARD, with mom dressed up like a "wannabe" star so the press could get photos!


    I am never found of people who want me to belive the end of thier marraige was ALL the other persons' fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstars View Post
    I don't even want to think about how screwed up those kids are going to be in ten years.
    We don't have to wait ten years. They are pretty screwed up already. That's the saddest part of all of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    Most of them don't wander around trying to act like they are "entitled" to stuff.
    But that would be a completely different issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    Do you think the same of other single moms with TV shows? Should they lose custody of their children because they aren't home enough?
    Yes. They should all be chained to a cliff so that a giant bird can come and peck out their internal organs...
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    I'm still convinced that if it ever began to look like Jon might have an actual chance of getting custody of all eight, he'd run like mad.
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    From the article:

    The 35-year-old mom adds: "It's not my lack of ability, but lack of presence."


    Sorry, Kate, it's a lack of your ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I'm still convinced that if it ever began to look like Jon might have an actual chance of getting custody of all eight, he'd run like mad.
    I think he would dump the kids on someone else while he sits back and cashes the child support checks.

    I think it's all about money and using child custody proceedings to leverage things from Kate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I'm still convinced that if it ever began to look like Jon might have an actual chance of getting custody of all eight, he'd run like mad.
    I'd like to see him explain to the judge how he plans to fit them all in his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Because I would guess it's kind of hard to be a celebrity-for-hire if you're away from the "action" living in rural Pennsylvania.

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    that's an easy fix; he can move in the house with the kids and Kate can come by on her visitation time. While she is there, he can go back to Manhattan.

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    Wasn't Jon a stay-at-home dad when they were married? So it would be just like before, only he wouldn't have to deal with Kate and he'd get paid. Doesn't sound like such a bad plan to me.

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    sorry to be the cynic, but maybe this is all just a publicity play to gain sympathy for Kate and keep her on DWTS a little longer (the custody ploy)??

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    As for single moms who are on television...the majority of them didn't use their children to get famous. I can't think of an actress or other celebrity single mother on a television show who has done so. So I would say that's a big difference.

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    Originally Posted by Prancer
    Do you think the same of other single moms with TV shows? Should they lose custody of their children because they aren't home enough?
    How many of them as others mentioned put their kids on tv. Plus, I'm pretty sure that in any scenario if you have one parent who says that they will be the stay at home parent/primary giver. Thats in a lot of cases considered better than the kids being left with overnight nannies.

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    What was Jon's job before TLC came calling?
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    Jon was an IT specialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lise View Post
    that's an easy fix; he can move in the house with the kids and Kate can come by on her visitation time. While she is there, he can go back to Manhattan.
    Well, that's what they're sort of doing now. But if his "career" depends on the things he seems to be doing now - e.g. being a guest DJ at C-list clubs in Las Vegas - it's kind of hard to get that sort of work if your primary responsibility is based in rural Pennsylvania.

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    I thought he was in that field.
    He wasn't/isn't penniless; or without a marketable skill, then.

    During the few times I've seen him, he seemed to lack "initiative".
    I don't know whether that could be the reason for; or as a consequence of, Kate's behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    I'd like to see him explain to the judge how he plans to fit them all in his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Because I would guess it's kind of hard to be a celebrity-for-hire if you're away from the "action" living in rural Pennsylvania.
    Jon doesn't live in Manhattan any more---couldn't pay the rent. Last I heard, he was living in the Gosselins' 'old' house (which hasn't sold and is still on the market).

    As to Jon's IT career: he was 'let go' from his job several years ago, and that's why he was a stay-at-home dad. Maybe if Jon had been more of a go-getter, he wouldn't have lost his job. I don't see how you can blame Kate's behavior for Jon's job performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uyeahu View Post
    Wasn't Jon a stay-at-home dad when they were married? So it would be just like before, only he wouldn't have to deal with Kate and he'd get paid. Doesn't sound like such a bad plan to me.
    Except Jon didn't like being a stay-at-home dad and has said so many times.

    Quote Originally Posted by PDilemma View Post
    As for single moms who are on television...the majority of them didn't use their children to get famous. I can't think of an actress or other celebrity single mother on a television show who has done so. So I would say that's a big difference.
    That may or may not be, but that was not something that was said in the comments that I addressed. Those comments were about how much time Kate is spending doing something other than being with her kids.

    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    I thought he was in that field.
    He wasn't/isn't penniless; or without a marketable skill, then.
    But not a skill that is going to allow him to pay $20,000 a month in child support.

    I believe both Jon and Kate are still getting money from TLC, and will continue to do so when the show goes back on the air, so in spite of Kate's tears and Jon's complaints, neither they nor the children are lacking financial resources.

    Quote Originally Posted by euterpe View Post
    Jon doesn't live in Manhattan any more---couldn't pay the rent. Last I heard, he was living in the Gosselins' 'old' house (which hasn't sold and is still on the market).
    Someone suggested that here, but last I heard, that house was off the market and Jon was still living in New York.

    Quote Originally Posted by euterpe View Post
    As to Jon's IT career: he was 'let go' from his job several years ago, and that's why he was a stay-at-home dad. Maybe if Jon had been more of a go-getter, he wouldn't have lost his job. I don't see how you can blame Kate's behavior for Jon's job performance.
    Considering that Jon never attended college, he was lucky a friend gave him a job as an IT specialist to begin with. And then his friend fired him because he was spending too much time on the internet, looking for freebies for the kids.
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