Share this Story

Jon and Kate divorce

As the owner of Bloom Creatives, Caroline Gutierrez Goddard tells stories with words and photos -- and as such, is a regular contributor here at SheKnows.

Jon and Kate Plus 8 through

Jon and Kate Gosselin have officialy split.

Jon takes a walk while his kids have issuesThe adversarial parents of Jon and Kate Plus 8 filed papers to initiate a legal split Monday, June 22 at the Bucks County Courthouse in Pennsylvania, according to a close source.

It was unclear if the papers are for divorce or for legal separation -- regardless, it is clear the couple no longer plans to remain together.

This is hardly a surprise to viewers of the long-running TV show. Kate is often portrayed as a harping, shrill wife, and Jon and as a childish, irresponsible parent. In February, photos surfaced of Jon in the company of several younger women while visiting his mother post-surgery. In May, Jon was caught partying with another 20-something woman at a local bar until 2 am while Kate was away on a book tour.
Sources later accused Kate of cheating with the family's bodyguard. Kate denied anything untoward was happening, adding that the bodyguard's wife always travels with them and is a close friend.

But even Kate seemed to see the end coming, despite the denials of infidelity by both her and Jon. She said on the show's season premiere, "Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate. I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don't know if I can say that anymore."

Looks like the answer is no.

Jon was seen shopping for pricey one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan's Trump Plaza last weekend, a rather cozy arrangement for eight kids. He later spent Father's Day at the family's million-dollar Pennsylvania home with the kids. Kate was nowhere to be seen.

Read on for more Jon and Kate

Jon and Kate Plus 8 June 22 preview
Jon and Kate: clues to their marriage doom
Jon and Kate's life-changing announcement

Recommended for You
Comments
Hot
New in Entertainment
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!