In White Folks News: The Official ‘Baby Mama’ Finally Files For Divorce

- By Bossip Staff

The tragedy of Kate and Jon Gosselin and the kid pimpin’ appears to be coming to an end.

After months of speculation, the 10-year marriage of Jon & Kate Plus Eight’s stars Kate and Jon Gosselin appears to be coming to an end, a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE.

Documents to initiate a legal split were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon.

Fans who have watched the couple’s popular TLC show – or read the voluminous coverage of the Gosselin marriage in the press – will hardly be surprised: The duo had long maintained a tense relationship, with Jon recently telling PEOPLE he wanted a less high-profile life, while Kate appeared to remain committed to their TV career.

In February, photos surfaced of Jon in the company of young women during a solo visit to see his mother, who was recuperating from surgery, in Huntingdon, Pa. The couple quickly attempted to quash rumors of problems. But in May, the scandal erupted again when 23-year-old Deanna Hummel was photographed driving Jon’s car home from a bar late at night.

When the fifth season of the Gosselins’ show premiered May 25, the couple admitted to having problems and not knowing where their relationship was headed. “Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate,” Kate said through tears. “I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore.”

TLC promotions of the show are promising a major announcement about the family in Monday night’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

Poor thangs. We are getting tired of looking at her hair game and seeing them everywhere.



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  • Ara


  • DDub (keepin' it real since Wesley's mugshot)

    They had different priorities. It’s unclear whether the kids were among them.

  • Avatar

    I feel bad for those kids.

  • Symone

    That Kate is a trip! She was treating her husband like he was one of the kids.

  • lisa

    he will pay a ton of child support

  • CandyKANNE

    Who are these people again?


  • Peptostreptococcus

    I remember them from the very beginning…before they had their own reality show. I never thought that they had any love for each other based on their body language during the interviews; they never touched and she was always turned away from him.

    I remember when she got that tummy tuck after having the 6 kids. Before then, he used to talk about how much her stomach disgusted him. She carried 6 of your kids for heaven’s sake!!!! At once!!! What was her stomach supposed to look like after that type of trauma???

    Although I think this is very sad, I personally believe that they’ve only made it this far because they were trying to make it for their 8 kids. Something tells me if they only had the twins, they would’ve been done a long time ago.

    Unfortunately, kids don’t make a marriage work (especially one broad casted on television on a weekly basis). They don’t have love or mutual respect for each other. They might do better as parents, separately.

  • Nina Knows

    Nobody gives “18 kids and counting” family any problems regarding the camaras in their kids faces. these people come off holy as hell and popping out babies for profit… this crazy baby talking chick and her weird husband has 18 freaking kids. but everyone gives kate a hard time.

    welp, thats how the cracka crumbles!

  • Whut??

    They need to stay together and try to work it out. Don’t nobody want a man or a woman with 8 kids to support. I see extreme loneliness in both of their futures for the next 15 years till these kids leave the house.

  • Hazelnut

    This situation saddens me. Just becasue papers have been filed, does not mean that divorce will happen. I hope that some time apart will heal them both…

  • dayg715

    y’all are fools if you don’t think this is all a grand scheme for ratings.

  • B'More


    my thoughts exactly.

  • always knew

    oh well…

    every 1 out of 2, ends in divorce

    this couple isn’t really on my radar, so I

    could care less….

    The kids will be fine with all the money they made, letting the cameras follow them around…

    😦 (they both wanted this, they both signed up for it instead of having to WORK like everyone else to support their kids… Freep publicity, college funds, clothes, food, washer/dryer, free nannies…

    they are both selfish, if they weren’t they would’ve stopped pro-creating a LONG TIME AGO..

    Just like Octohole, this was ALWAYS about the MONEY..


  • Kendra

    Both of them were wrong. Kate had no business treating her husband like a child, but Jon should’ve put his foot down in the beginning of their marriage. Even Emeril had to tell him to stop bothering Jon.

    At first, I used to kind of like Kate, but now she’s extremely self-absorbed and greedy. The money and fame got to her, now she’s gonna be a lonely baby mama because no sane man will want her bossy, annoying ass. However, Jon is a spineless douchebag and really needs to grow up. He shouldn’t have married her so young and now he’s making up for lost time. I really enjoyed the show at the beginning because the children were so adorable, but as the show went on; Kate continued to pick on Jon and became very aware of the camera by acting very fake. After last season’s finale, Jon basically said that he was done with the show, but Kate still wanted to do it. She cares more about the money and fame than her own marriage…pathetic. Still Jon didn’t complain when he was going on free trips around the country like to Hawaii and Utah.

    They have been through so much, it just so sad that they didn’t even try to work it out. But they both are at fault here.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals!!!™.--Pimpin, Platinum style. J-Hud's concert was off the meatrack!!!

    Divorce with 8 KIDSSSSSSSSS???????????!!!!!!!!!

    John might as well jump off a bridge! Aint no way in-deee-hell he’s going to be able to afford a what……….$3,417,862.14 a month child support check!!!

    All dem damn chirren!!!!


  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals!!!™.--Pimpin, Platinum style. J-Hud's concert was off the meatrack!!!

    I really liked this show.

    I especially like the little one with the glasses.
    (trying to remember his name)

  • Kendra

    @ 1TruDiva

    Since the never signed a pre-nup,which they didn’t have a reason to since both of their asses were broke when they met, they will split everything in half. But if they go through the divorce, whoever makes the most will have to pay alimony; and right now it looks like it’s Kate since she’s bringing home the bacon.

  • Kendra

    The one with the glasses is Aiden.

  • me first

    Man, I must be really out of touch with pop culture. I didn’t know about this show until a month ago when I heard they broke up.

    First off, what is up with Kate’s bad weave job? She needs to go to a black hair stylist to get her hair done right.

    Second, it’s so hypocritical for kate and jon to say that the papparazzi following them around is a bad influence on their kids, but they are okay with their kids being filmed for a reality show 24 hours a day.

    I feel for the kids. I hope Madonna or Angelina will come in and buy them up.

  • leonard mckelvey

    Kate is crying pimping ain’t easy.

  • leonard mckelvey

    Maybe now Jon will grow his balls and his backbone back. Kate emasculated that man. She screamed and hollered at him like he was one of their children. Jon is weak and a poor excuse of a man.

  • so what, who cares?

    well, we all saw this coming.
    moving on…NEXT!

  • Robert

    Thats too bad-I hate to see any family go through separation or divorce.No one wins,and its bad for the children.Those kids are adorable.Good luck to the both of them

  • Kp


  • Black Barbie

    It’s really too bad. The kids are the ones who’ll suffer. I don’t think it’s normal to have your every waking move on tv. I hope they get to grow up with their dad, even if they don’t live with him. They really need their Dad’s mellow approach to balance Kate’s manic approach. JMHO

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