Jon and Kate Gosselin were seen celebrating Independence Day with their eight children – 8-year-old twins Mady and Cara and 5-year-old sextuplets, Aaden, Joel, Collin, Hannah, Leah and Alexis – lighting fireworks at their home in Reading, Pensylvania.
On the June 22nd episode of their popular reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8, the couple announced their plans to divorce. Kate stated, “Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”
Jon followed up with his statement: “This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe. My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that.”View Slideshow »»