Who watched the premiere of Jon & Kate plus 8 this week? I fully admit, I had watched it before, but I was getting a bit tired of it. It was low on my TV priority list. When they moved into that MASSIVE house I decided that the show had done them well...and for one brief second a wave of jealousy came over me.
And then the storm hit. The tabloids went nuts, the promos for the new season began and I was hooked.
Yes I read US Weekly and People, and I watch Entertainment tonight. That is some good reporting....no??? You cannot pick up a magazine these days without seeing Kate in the cover (what is up with her hair anyways?? I can't tell if she wants it long, short...I want to just tuck that piece of hair behind her ear already!!!).
The premiere made me sad. Sad for those beautiful kids who seem oblivious but I would bet they know something is wrong. They can feel it, kids are so in tune like that.
Sad for Kate that she has lost the husband she married. Sad that she tried to make a living outside of the house and switch roles with her husband for a bit and he fell short on his duties (so she claims). Sad that she had to see pictures of her husband partying at all hours with college kids, followed by pictures of a 23 year old girl hanging out at the MASSIVE house Jon & Kate bought with Kate's book royalties (of course these are her claims, not mine!)
It's easy to feel sorry for the woman here, but let's consider Jon in all this. Yes I am sad for him that at 27 years old he became a dad to 8 kids. He obviously was not ready for that type of commitment. Noone expects to have 6 kids in one shot. He feels like his 20's were spent 100% on the kids and now he is spreading his partying wings a bit while wifey is away. All innocent fun, so he says. Sorry I am trying to be neutral here....hard to do when you see him pull up to his kids birthday party in a 2 seater sports car.... what is wrong with the MASSIVE van you normally drive? Not cool enough?
Has Kate come down with a case of celebrity though? She has always been a control freak, bossy and a bit rude to her hubby (I'm not sure how Jon could handle her constant criticism). But physically, she has literally transformed in the last year. I mean, who wears stilletos and a trench to Target and a kids birthday party??? Oh right someone with a PA (personal assistant). She looks fantastic and is feeling successful and maybe, just maybe Jon is struggling to handle that.
One thing he said on the show really bothered me. He said that he did not cheat on Kate. To a man, that means he did not have sex with that woman!! To a woman cheating can mean a whole lot of other things. While he may not have had sex with her, he did choose to spend time with this girl, relaxing, having fun, entertaining her emotionally at the least. Is that not cheating?
I was cheated on back in my early 20's (not hubby, he is Mr. Loyal). While my ex did sleep with another girl, I could get my head around that...eventually. But it was the outings that he had with her and her newborn baby (yeah I know nice choice there buddy!), the lies and secrets on where he was and what he was doing that really bothered me. The trust factor was gone and so ended the relationship. Even if he had not slept with her, I'm pretty sure it would have ended.
So weigh in here. Will Jon & Kate make it? Do you think he cheated?