I am obsessed with Jon & Kate Plus 8. My coworker, Pat, and I talk about the Gosselin family constantly -- though he thinks I'm a bad fan since I can't match all the kids to their names.
Anyway, when we read that there was some controversy surrounding one of our favorite reality shows, we were devastated. Apparently Jon Gosselin has been partying with college girls.
The rumor is that Jon's been spending a lot of time at his mom's house, which is about three hours from where his own home is. And, on February 6, he went out drinking with the local college girls. The reports vary from there -- one person said, "He was acting like a drunk, girl-chasing frat boy," while another claimed, "He was dirty dancing with several of them, making out, kissing them on their necks and mouths."
One website even posted a photo that they say is from the night in question. Pat is convinced it's not actually Jon. I'm not too sure.
If the rumors are true, that's just not cool. The guy is a father to eight (really adorable) children. And yes, while his wife, Kate Gosselin, may be a bit of a control freak, we love her anyway.
I thought Jon and Kate might ignore this story, but I'm happy to know that Jon has recognized his pseudo celeb status and released a statement:
"It is certainly hurtful for people to spread rumors and lies about us. It certainly makes me reluctant to live my life like the average person would. This has made it very clear that the simplest innocent gesture -- such as taking a picture with a fan, can be taken out of context. As you can see on the show, I am not perfect, but I am a part of a loving family and couple."
So, what do you think? Do you believe Jon or the college girls? Do you think Jon and Kate will live happily ever after? And, can you imagine what went on behind closed doors when Kate first heard the news? -- Jacki Garfinkel
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