Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jon & Kate

Have you seen the headlines about Jon & Kate lately? She was on The Today Show this morning to promote her latest book and address the rumors that Jon was unfaithful to her. As much as I LOVE the show, I hate what I see it doing to their family. I do not want to see this couple on the cover of US Weekly and I certainly don't want to have to listen to her defend her marriage while promoting a book about family. Why does the media have to do this to people?! Even if he has cheated on his wife, which I doubt, why do magazines need to splash it all over their covers for us to read about? This is just a nice family from Pennsylvania who happened into an extraordinary life. I know that they have benefited financially from their show, books, etc. Who can blame them for trying to make the most of their 15 minutes?! They have EIGHT children. Just the cost of college alone for that many kids is staggering.... It's just sad that they are being subjected to this. As much as I would hate the see them end their show, I wonder if it wouldn't be the best thing for them to do at this point. Especially as the kids get older, this kind of media attention is going to have such a negative effect on them. It's so hard! I don't want to lost my Jon & Kate Plus Eight but I also want them to be happy! What a dilemma....

Now, since I'm talking about the show.....what are your thoughts on it? Do you think Kate is a wee bit - what's the word - bitchy? I hate to say that but she is a little hard on Jon sometimes. That being said, I don't know how I would behave if I had eight children. Yikes.

Which of the children is your fav? I think I like Aaden and Hannah the best. Aaden is adorable (is it wrong that I wish that my own child will have to wear glasses?) I love that Hannah is a 'little mommy'. So cute!

What ever happened to Aunt Jodi? And what's the deal with Jon and Kate's parents? Why aren't they in the picture? I know his father passed away but I can't imagine a grandparent not wanting to be involved in the lives of those little ones.


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I like the show too. And because you like it, take my advice to never google them. It ruins everything (but does explain why family and friends are not on the show). I don't think Kate seems like a very nice person but she seems to be a great mom. Those kids are adorable and so well behaved. I love Aaden and Cara best. Little Aaden just makes me melt- so cute!

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Ohh I couldn't agree with you more! I think as a parent, you have a responsibility to provide for your family, and if that means biting the bullet & doing a reality show when the kids are 3, so that they can go to college without debt, it seems to make sense. On the other hand, plenty of people were fine in life who grew up without a lot of money, but their success came from a solid family unit. Reality TV seems to chip away at a strong family unit, for one reason or another. Such a tough situation. I hope everything works out for them! :)

Worthington said...

I think Kate is a controlling woman. She seems to be rude to her husband all the time. She is the one dragging all of this through the dirt for money. They could have said, "no comment, no press" but they decided to just sell OUT.


Lis said...

I am so upset about all of these headlines and I totally agree with you!! I saw Kate last week and you know what - she wasn't all that nice - but if I was dealing with all that she is - I don't know if I could even make it out of bed.

I also want to know what the deal is with their family and why we never see them. I loved Aunt Jodi!!

And I would personally like to "steal" (you know what I mean) Aaden and Leah - they are such sweeties!! :)

I really hope that their show isn't ruining their marriage!!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I have watched the show for a grand total of 15 minutes...once.

I had to turn it off because I wanted to jump through the screen and strangle Kate.

That said, it is their own fault they are in the spotlight through all of this. You can't expect to exploit your kids on tv and not be in the spotlight. She's a media whore...plain and simple, and I think she actually is enjoying playing the scorned wife...more copies of her book will sell that's for sure.

As for Jodi, I heard she left the show voluntarily and no longer talks to them. I guess Kate really got on her nerves.

erin said...

I read that TLC (is that the channel they are on?) wanted to pay Jodi because she ended up being on so many shows. Kate threw a fit and said that no one would be paid other than her and Jon and that was the straw that broke the camels back for Jodi!

preppyplayer said...

I agree with you, I think the media blows things up and hurts people more often than not. I shouldn't google them as I don't want to know anything bad.
As for Kate, When my five kids were little I was like a drill sargent, it was the only way I could keep chaos at bay! I was probably bitchy to my husband as he was a lot like Jon. He was always fine with doing anything I asked but would never realize on his own what needed to be done and I would get so frustrated with his never taking the lead.
I hope their family ignores all this negative stuff and moves on.

Jules said...

I don't watch the show, but I have been hearing all of the rumors and it is all really nasty. I do feel bad for the children and their exposure to it. Hopefully the show will be done by the time they have any clue what's going on. I also can't blame Jon & Kate for wanting their 15 minutes. With all those children, you need to make extra $$ somehow.