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Jon & Kate Divorce Papers are Deceiving

6/23/2009 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kate GosselinThere's a report floating out there that Kate Gosselin has been separated from Jon for two years. That's not true, and we have the lowdown.

We now know what Kate checked on the divorce papers, which are confidential. There are two grounds for a no fault divorce in Pennsylvania -- the first is waiting 90 days after the papers have been served. Then, if both Jon and Kate agree the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... the divorce can proceed.

And there's a second option -- that they have lived separate and apart for 2 years. But that doesn't mean they've actually been separated for that long. It means she must wait 2 years from the moment she considered the marriage kaput and began living separately (if only in different bedrooms). We're told the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent and Kate checked the box just to get the clock ticking.

We found out Kate checked both boxes, and here's why. Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years. So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets.

Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon.


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166.

rossy    

well kate ,,if she has to wait 2 yrs for a divorce she can m ake more money fron her autograhs she sale.she is so dam greedy she did not give a 10 yr old fan a free autogr,,, becuase he had no money to buy it from her. shame on her .tlc has created a m onster ,,that monster is kate.hate

1854 days ago
167.

She's Dumb    

BEVERLY HILLS MOM: WOW! DO YOU KNOW KATE PERSONALLY OR WHAT? MAYBE THE WAY SHE TREAT'S JON, LIKE SHI* IN FRONT OF THE WORLD TO SEE IS THE REASON HE HAD A SO CALLED AFFAIR ON HER BITC* AS*. YOU FORGOT TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT MAYBE KATE IS BANGING HER BODYGUARD TOO? WHAT ABOUT THAT? I THINK YOUR 10 POSTING MAXIMUM IS DONE HERE. GET A LIFE MRS 90210, IS YOUR LIFE THAT BORING THAT YOU HAVE TO INVENT THING'S TO BITC* ABOUT? WHY NOT SPEND YOUR TIME GETTING PLASTIC SURGERY.....HAHAHAHAHA!

1853 days ago
168.

KP    

How is she going to prove they have been apart for 2 years when they renewed their wedding vows last summer. Nice try, Kate.

1853 days ago
169.

singlemom    

I DO NOT watch the show I could care lessabout other peoples pathetic lives MINE is full of adventure BUT
I DID watch it once and thought the husband was a
NASTY RUDE DISRESPECTFUL a s s ..
she is a bitch it seemed but HE IS NOT A MAN, he is a child!

1853 days ago
170.

Gram 23    

The whole show is and has been a lie. They abuse the kids by putting them through it on tv.

1832 days ago
171.

otherdebi    

This has nothing to do with Kate being a strong woman. She's portrayed herself on the show as a "bitch". She has berated Jon and truly treated him like a second class citizen. She bitched when he was out working trying to support this expanded family. This was what he was supposed to do. She made the decision to have all 6 babies. In our society the Mom is usually the one taking care of the babies. But she wanted more. She wanted to be the star! Her big head and conceit cost her her marrage. These people are about my son & daughter-in-law's ages. If my daughter-in-law treated my son like that I'm pretty sure no matter how much he loves her, he'd consider leaving or they would come to an understanding that you don't speak that way to someone you truely love.
I feel so sorry for the kids. Sure Jon will spend time with them, but probably only when Kate wants to go off on one of her book tours or whatever.
In my book the whole thing wasn't handled well. Jon should have tought long and hard before agreeing to all these kids. Even if it didn't get them a TV contract.

1853 days ago
172.

WRC    

Jon and Kate Plus 8 Divided By 2 Equals "Who Gets The Coffin?" Cast your vote at http://www.weddingringcoffin.com/who-gets-the-coffin and let us know who you feel is most deserving. We'll send a Wedding Ring Coffin to the spouse with the most votes.

1853 days ago
173.

blondie    

people can say what they will, i use to watch the show to and i thought it was a cool show to watch. but when they started having more problems the tv channels, papers, mag,.radio ran with it and made it more than it was to start, and kepted pushing and pushing. yes i know that they are in a contract but when they started having problems they should of been left alone for a little while, no instead everyone got to get there hands in the pot. tvstation,mag.,papers, radio can and will make peoples lives miserable when a family,actors,actress etc. its there job to report the bad and good.
it was all to much for the gosselins that it pushed both of them away from each other that one was always leaving and partying to stay away from the cameras and got caught with other people, the other one just started becoming more bossy and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . they never had a chance. they both on the other hand would not ever let anything happen to those kids, but right now the kids are going through alot too, and everyone needs to consider that too.

1829 days ago
174.

Deborah Joy    

Kate lies if she opens her mouth. Anyone who has watched this show from the beginning knows that the whole thing has been a farce. Not once on this reality show did they SPANK their children. How would anyone feel about being punished in that manner for the whole world to see? Now we have the ever sensitive Kate telling what the childrens reactions were to the news.
For anyone from a broken home, imagine how you would feel having that news announced by your mother. This mother was gone 30 straight days prior to the kids birthday party. Kate Gosselin is estranged from every single person in her family and in Jons. There are not friends coming forward to stick up for her. All of the people who helped her so willingly and free were gone the minute she could pay someone to do what they did. Beth Carson wrote the book, and the 2nd book is nothing more than a scrapbooking project with professional editing. I hold her completely responsible for this disaster.
As for Jon, if he has a lawyer, he should be advising him to not leave that house, to let her move out. He should also be asking for custody, and I believe he would get it.
The state of PA needs to make an emergency law to protect those kids and put 90 percent of the earnings from this show up for them. Jon gets 5, and Kate 5. Let's see how quick they reconcile if they don't have money.........Snap

1852 days ago
175.

Deborah Joy    

Kathryn, you just judged Jon. Kate has 8 children, sorry but that just does limit her choices. The whole purpose of this show was so that she could stay home with her kids. Look at her schedule, she was gone 30 days out of 30. Have any of you been gone from your children for 30 days? I seriously doubt it unless you are military. As for her career, what career? Beth Carson wrote the 1st book, check out the cover. Jon was listed first, Kate second, and Beth 3rd. The 2nd book was scrap booking at best.
As for Jon, yes mam he stayed home with those kids for 30 days with help only approved by kate. Is he acting stupid? You bet, and I would be too. Do you know that the hospital would not inseminate kate, and so she did it herself. Jon was amazing with those kids, and the only person who ever treated them with joy, or played with them. She beat him down, and blogs like this caused him to finally see what it looked like to other people. HE HAS HAD IT!!!
Do you know that when Jon's father died that Kate had them put a request for funds in the obituary? Do you know that Gymboree who furnished all the kids clothes said that she was walking off with the whole store? They then gave her a gift card for $3,000.00 a month for clothes. Now they are no longer giving her anything and she stated the kids wold never wear that brand again. Kate Gosselin is a greedy, bitter woman, and those kids deserve better.

1852 days ago
176.

Call me confused    

How can Kate claim to have been living separately for the past 2 years and the marriage is "irretrievably broken" when they just renewed their wedding vows on National TV a few months ago.

Jon currently is guilty of behaving badly but after 10 years with Kate give him a break he's like a kid in a candy store he still does not look really happy in any of the pictures you see of him "girlfriends" or not.

If they play this scene out right they can probably get another season out of their getting back together and working out their "problems",

1821 days ago
177.

Ms. Cherry    

Jon is a mess. He's tired of this life that he didn't ask for? He has 8 kids, talk about giving up and walking away? Great job Dad. He was tired of staying home with 8 kids and a nagging wife, understood. Get a job, not a new girlfriend. What's gonna happen when you get her knocked up with triplets? Gonna dump her too? The kids are 5 and in school all day now. They could have worked on their marriage just a little harder. They had the money for nannies, sitters, vacations, whatever they needed. They gave up too soon.

1813 days ago
178.

cnoble    

Kate is a bitch and Jon is a lazy weenie and they are both con
artists. If Jon had had balls at the beginning of their marriage,
they would have straighten out their marriage or divorced before
having all those children. But the worst part of it now is Jon
bails at the fist sign that things are getting tough. You should have tried a marriage counselor instead of walking away.

1791 days ago
179.

Yvonne    

I think Jon & Kate both need to be shot, putting those poor kids through all this crap!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell are these parents thinking about?????? Evidently it's not the kids that they say they love soooooooooooooooooooo much and would do anything for. If that's the case end the show and get your's lives in check again for the the kids sake. STOP THINKING ABOUT YOURSELVES your not what counts here anymore.

You two really need help, therapy for the both of you, wake up open your eyes, smell the roses (and/or coffee) look what your doing to these precious little one's!!!!!!! You two are hurting them to such an extreme. Way to show how much you love them Jon & Kate.

1790 days ago
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