You know how Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are getting divorced but they still hang out together with their son and say nice things about each other because they know their child will keep them in contact for life? Jon and Kate Gosselin are clearly operating from a different playbook.
Playing nice with your ex is easier said than done, especially when the split is ugly and complicated by coordinating the care of eight children. It's not exactly breaking news that Jon + Kate = Something Close to Hate. But it is a little surprising that they can't stop taking their battles into the public forum.
Just last month, Jon told Oprah Winfrey he and Kate don't really have a relationship, they just text about custodial issues. He added that their kids have problems "developmentally," among other issues, thanks to their unusual reality TV upbringing. Kate felt compelled to defend her kids in her blog, saying Jon's "heartbreaking" comments were based on very "limited" visits with the children. Those kids have been through so much, it’d be shocking if they weren’t affected in some way. But you can't really blame a mom for wanting to defend her children, especially when they've been called out to Oprah. That's not exactly going to help.
But it's not over. Jon, who now works at a restaurant in rural Pennsylvania, talked to Philadelphia Magazine in an interview published December 27. He called out Kate for tweeting everything to the world about their children. "I think it’s disgusting and awful. They can’t even have a normal life."
He said Dancing With the Stars alum Kate wants to be on TV again, which is actually what Jon is going to do. He'll be featured on VH1’s upcoming Couples Therapy Season 4 with his girlfriend Liz Jannetta. In the meantime, though, he's still taking passive-aggressive shots at his ex. "Everyone thinks I'm out to get Kate. I don’t give a f-ck!" Jon told Philadelpha. "What would I get out of it? Everyone knows she’s an a--hole, you know what I mean? I don’t have to — she’s proven that!"
OK, but what is he proving? None of this back-and-forth can be good for the kids, and it's hard to even know whose side to be on ... although he's starting to inch us closer to Team Kate. It’d be nice if everyone was on the same side, but that may be a pipe dream.