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Jon and Kate Divorce Docs -- Not for Your Eyes

6/23/2009 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Every single aspect of Jon and Kate Gosselin's lives is on display for anyone with the two C's -- curiosity and cable -- but don't expect to feast your beady eyes on their divorce docs ... they're sealed.

Jon and Kate Gosselin divorce papers

The docs, which were filed in Montgomery County, PA, are under lock and key -- safely hidden away from the media hype that has fueled the show's massive ratings.

We're told all the court clerks were personally called by the head of the department, and told under no circumstances are the papers to be released -- and if they were, it means BIG trouble.

If you notice our screen grab from the court's website, the docs weren't scanned in for public viewing (circled).

What we do know: Kate filed the papers and the filing cost her $282.50.

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31.

John Galt for President 2012    

So glad to hear TLC is pulling the plug on this train wreck. Hopefully it will be long past August - as in never!

Last episode was an infomercial for the makers of Crooked Houses - how fitting that might be the last episode ever. Both Jon and Kate have Crooked Minds. They both need therapy. Paging Dr. Phil.

1916 days ago
32.

rha101    

People harp on the personality flaws of Kate and I largely agree. But Jon strikes me as a dim-wit. His vocabulary is stuck somewhere in ninth grade and at the announcement of their junking their marriage, he said the next chapter of his life would be "exciting." What kind of husband/father of eight says that?

1916 days ago
33.

p51d007    

If this gets this stupid show off the air, GOOD. Get those kids out of the stupid spotlight, and let the dumbass parents attempt to concentrate on raising them OUT of the public eye!

1916 days ago
34.

Robin    

Anybody with a working knowledge of the court system can now have Kate and John's address. I looked it up.

1916 days ago
35.

gigi    

I CAN ONLY SAY ANYONE THAT COULDN'T SEE THE HURT ON KATE'S FACE HAS TO BE BLIND. I FELL REALLY BAD FOR THE CHILDREN AND KATE . JUST HEARING HER SAY THAT THEY HAD FAILED MADE ME CRY. THIS MIGHT BE TV BUT IT IS ALSO A FAMILY AND BY GOD I THINK SHE IS A WONDERFUL MOTHER , SHE MIGHT TALK LIKE SHE IS BOSSY ETC. BUT SO WHAT . I LOVED JON TOO ,NOW I WOULD LOVE TO JUST SMACK HIM SO WHAT HE'S 32 KATE IS REALLY AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN AND THIS STORY REMINDS ME OF MY OWN FAMILY EXCEPT IT'S THE MOTHER THAT WANTS OUT . DEVASTATION FOR A FATHER AND 3 CHILDREN . KATE HANG IN THERE AND BE STRONG YOU WILL SURVIVE WITHOUT THAT WIMP. AND KATE I HOPE YOU FIND TRUE LOVE AGAIN SOMEONE THAT WON'T SAY I DON'T HATE KATE . WHAT A JACK ---.

1916 days ago
36.

lees    

disagree on point
free trip to hawaii for 10 people plus a party? paid for by tlc my guess, i'm not thinking it was entirely all about renewing their vows
and they could have said NO to appearances and the show, it was their choice to do it, knowing full well what could happen, jon expressed he no longer wanted to do it, kate insisted
and how would you know there was no name calling (kate IMPLIED jon was a wuss ALL the time and that was on camera), or drinking (reported Kate swigs a bottle of wine every night) or physical abuse (kate did hit one of her kids on camera!) how would you know there isn't more going on when the cameras weren't rolling?
Glad you support this kind of thing, wish there were more people NOT like you
these kids were never old enough to make a decision of having a camera in their face on a regular basis, and with that comes the paparazzi, these people need to take a step back for the sake of their kids
we've heard of the 'curse' of reality shows (nick & jessica carmen & dave hulk & linda need I go on?)
we've also seen and heard the pllight of childhood actors (that mess danny bonaduci, that other hot mess britney spears, remember Dana Plato? yeah, she';s dead and that list goes on and on as well
how many out of 8 will survive unscathed? THAT reamins to be seen

1916 days ago
37.

Courtney    

Well said OnPoint!
To just about everyone else, where is your humanity? Are you all completely incapable of understanding that this family is being torn apart, and these children DO have feelings too? Beyond that, if you've ever experienced a divorce, it's never easy- on anyone- and I commend John and Kate for making it last 10 years, and doing their best during a very chaotic time. Most marriages don't even last that long. I will continue to hope and pray that in due time, they are able to work out their differences.

I beleive that anyone in their situation approached by TLC... AFTER they had kids, would have taken TLC up on the offer. It was such a wonderful show until the photographers and media went in a frenzy over J&K+8 after Octomom became so popular. I agree, the psychotic media, I assure you, has contributed to the dimise of their relationship- which is so incredibly sad.

Beyond that, no one here has any right to judge or slander either John or Kate. No one knows exactly what has happened between the two of them, and none of us know what it feels like to live with stalkers-with-cameras outside of our houses 24/7. We all have dirty laundry, and we would all probably end up with more severe troubles if we were being harassed by the media on a daily basis.

I do not think it's right to blame John or Kate for the show on TLC. They both recieved college educations, and I imagine they want nothing less than that opportunity for their children. No, money isn't everything, but when you make a choice to bring ANY child into this world, the intention needs to be to provide the BEST life possible for them... which is EXACTLY what they set out to do in the beginning.

Living and raising 8 children is something that very few people in this world have to deal with, so until you have 8 children to raise from birth to death, you have no room to judge or say that you wouldn't have done the exact same thing 5 YEARS AGO, and sign a contract with TLC, to ensure that all 8 of your children could have a shot at a decent future and a nice house to live in until then.

Seriously, where did your humanity go people?

1916 days ago
38.

rd    

Two blue eyed people can't have a brown eyed child. All the kids have brown eyes so one or both of the parents used a donor.

1916 days ago
39.

rd    

They're sealed because they say who used the donor for in vitro.

1916 days ago
40.

Oh Please    

onpoint:
I think you have too many marbles rolling around in your empty head. The children are being exploited! Guess what? I love telling you this...the production of the show has been haulted. TLC got many complaints from sponsors and politicians. Viewers were outraged about this "airing our dirty laundry" show last night. The kids will have some great memories from that show. Monster Mom and Greed Dad can play the tape for them. The show wasn't haulted because J$K wanted it to be. Kate said "the show will go on." Ha Ha...no it won't and I doubt it will be back on in August. Maybe, just maybe there will be a few specials to catch up with the family...but that is about all. Sorry Sheeple...no more Koolaid for you. LOL

1916 days ago
41.

It'll all come OUT in the wash!    

Why do we even have CRAP like this on here to read about anyways! this makes me sick! literally sick! what is so SPECIAL about these people???? clueless here! it's obvious that they know how to "breed", and then make money off of that....however, on the flip side of that, what in the hell is SOOO captivating about it all? anything? huuuu, PLEASE, SOMEONE JUST TELL ME! between these two, and the "octo crap", it's as ignorant as can be! it truly amazes me how society can place some kind of "something special" on crap such as this, actually pay these people money for placing their dirty laundry out there for EVERYONE to see.......do they have no shame at all???????

1916 days ago
42.

Kelly    

County Jurisdiction
Pennsylvania has counties that govern which court your divorce will take place in. This is called venue. The divorce must be filed where either the plaintiff or defendant resides or where either is regularly employed or has a place of business.

#20 is correct this needs to be filed in Berks County (where they live) not Montgomery. Her name is listed as KATIE/

1916 days ago
43.

Renee    

Wow, they will exploit their own children, but they won't let the public see the divorce papers? The public they whore their children out to???

TLC EXPLOITS CHILDREN. PLEASE BOYCOTT THEM AND THEIR SPONSERS!

1916 days ago
44.

Oh pleez    

They filed in this county because they can seal the records there.
The reality TV couple is not getting special consideration since it varies from county to county in Pennsylvania whether divorce records are public, and Montgomery County is one that keeps them sealed to everyone except the parties themselves and their attorneys, a clerk tells PEOPLE. The only thing available for public consumption is the name of each party, the type of complaint they filed (divorce, in this case) and the date they filed.

1916 days ago
45.

who gives a shit    

Who cares and why do we need to see the court doc's anyway? Whatever........................

1916 days ago
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