Jon and Kate Plus Drama

Jon and Kate Plus Eight is a reality show on TLC. It features parents Kate and Jon Gosselin, who have twin girls, Cara and Mady, and sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Collin, Aaden, and Joel. It has been regarded as one of the highest rated shows on TLC, and is currently in it's fifth season. However scandal and rumors have began to surface about Jon and Kate, and many questions regarding their marriage and the way they parent their kids have come up.

One of the first rumors to surface was that Jon was having an affair, after pictures surfaced of him partying with various women, and then leaving with one of them. Both Jon and Kate haved denied these allegations, stating the the woman was a "close family friend". According to Kate, this rumor will be discussed in the new season of the show.

Another allegation that has surfaced was that Kate had become too "diva-like" and demanding, after a rumor came out that she once fired 40 nannies in a single month because they didn't meet her demands. After that rumor came about, many more popped up, such as a family friend had gave the parents a 14-person van for free, and Kate had returned it because she didn't like the color of it, which was burgundy. Questions about her intentions to continue the show popped up as well, as well as questions about her parenting abilities.

Questions about the children came about as well, one of the most serious ones being that the children are being put under rediculous amounts of emotional stress. Child labor laws began to come into question, and Jon and Kate allegedly had to be investigated to decide if the show was breaking said laws. Kate has defended her children, saying that the children are not in any danger, and that they are perfectly happy, while Jon has stated that they are "in talks" about the happiness and well-being of their children. Kate's brother and sister-in-law have gone on record as saying that they believe the show should be ended, and that the children are being exploited.

Season 5 of Jon and Kate Plus Eight opened on Memorial Day, and throughout the episode, Jon and Kate were interviewed seperatly, being asked about the rumors. The episode ended with both parents on the same couch, and being asked "What happens next?" Kate stated that she "can only speak for herself" and that "she believes she is doing what's best for her children.", while Jon stated that "he is here for the children." Season 5 is already drawing hype from the audience, who want to see the couple discuss these rumors.

What are your thoughts/opinions on this Pennsylvania family?

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Posted on May 30th, 2009 at 10:22pm

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