On April 18th while Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom Kate Gosselin was on the road promoting her latest book Eight Little Faces, bad boy hubby Jon Gosselin was living it up and got caught on camera.
The latest US Weekly cover reads: Caught With Another Woman. We're guessing this is not the kind of publicity that TLC is looking for after the season finale left viewers up in the air over the status of Jon and Kate's relationship and the future of the show. Kate Gosselin told People magazine that she IS considering a split.
Jon reportedly spent 90 minutes at Legends Lounge in Wernerville, PA and was photographed leaving at 2:00 a.m. He made his exit via the back door, reportedly feeling no pain and not wearing his wedding band. Onlookers said that he could barely walk. The father of the famous eight was even overheard yelling to his female companion, "Hey, Babe! Babe! Give me my jacket" before getting into his car.
When Jon realized that they were being photographed, he apparently panicked and yelled "get in the car!" Then they sped off without even turning on the headlights on his Nissan Nismo.
Jon sent the following statement to US Weekly: "I went to Legends to speak to the owner. A friend of mine wanted to check out my car, so I let her drive it to her car." He added, "Yes, I have female friends - but that is all she is."
And so it goes. More drama - which will undoubtedly be very good for ratings, though not so good when the normally cantankerous Kate discovers that her man has been caught once again engaging in suspicious activities.
TLC, who has been surprisingly silent, has finally issued an interesting statement on the tabloid rumors.
Jon is apparently doing some damage control because he also gave a statement to People magazine on the subject. He said:
"Like most people, I have male and female friends and I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV. However, being out with them late at night showed poor judgment on my part. What makes me sick is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them. Kate's career is taking off and I'm a bit lost. This struggle has definitely put some tension on our marriage."
Check out photos from Jon's last escapade here. Find out what Jon's girl friend Deanna Hummel told People magazine.
UPDATE June 22, 2009: Jon and Kate file for divorce
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