Kate Plus 8 has been cancelled by TLC, and there’s at least one person who’s thrilled about the news – Jon Gosselin. The father-of-eight tells Radar Online that he’s “very relieved” his children – 10-year-old twins Mady and Cara, and 7-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel – will finally be able to live the “normal lives” he’s wanted for them.
“I hope they can have more private family moments,” says Gosselin. “I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future.”
Jon tells the website that he learned about the reality show’s cancellation via press release, but he wasn’t surprised.
Contracts have to end at some point. I think everything had run its course and it was time to come to an end anyways.”
With the show providing a large percentage of the family’s income since April of 2007, Jon says that he has “no clue” as to what his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin‘s next move will be, adding, “I hope she dedicates more time to the kids now and I wish her the best as she goes forward with whatever career she wants to pursue.”
The final episode of Kate Plus 8 will air September 12th on TLC.