Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin sat down with Entertainment Weekly to give them an exclusive interview recently. In the interview, the stars of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8talked about the rumors of the Jon Gosselin affair, and discussed his relationship with Deanna Hummel. It seemed like a quick way for the Gosselin’s to try and clear their name in a public way, and at the same time refute the claims that many different sources have been making when writing about a possible Jon and Kate affair.
The questions of course stem from photographs that have appeared in several magazines now, where it shows Jon Gosselin leaving a Pennsylvania bar with Deanna Hummel. During the time he was out on the town, Kate Gosselin was off on a book tour for her newest book (Eight Little Faces) and thus it has led to a lot of controversy surrounding the Gosselin’s. Hummel came forward to say that she was just friends with Jon, but for a while, both camps had been silent, and people were left to guess for themselves what Jon was doing out at 2 a.m. with someone who everyone thought to be a stranger.
In the story that Entertainment Weekly has published, both Jon and Kate were asked what they thought of the story and the photo. Jon responded by stating, “I may be guilty of choosing the wrong time and place to hang out with my friends, but I am not guilty of cheating on my wife.” Kate added that, “It’s disturbing and unfortunate that these tabloids have gone as far as they have to try and bring us down. Jon’s poor judgment and irresponsible behavior has also without a doubt caused some added tension and stress between the two of us.”
When asked as to whether or not the issue will be addressed in the new season of Jon and Kate Plus 8, it almost seemed like Kate was trying to gloss over things by stating that, “I think we will address the bigger picture, regarding the very public focus on our family and the stress it’s caused in our relationship, but not necessarily any specific tabloid.” It could be that she just doesn’t want to give any of the tabloids any free publicity on her show, but its disappointing that it won’t be addressed for the world to see.
It is going to be interesting what becomes of their TLC show now, and if the negative publicity that the family has been receiving affects the ratings of the show at all. Kate seems to have really come down on Jon for his night out, and to publicly scold him again like this is only going to feed into the rumors that there is something more to this situation than the public knows yet.