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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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MissMiss67    

Who freaking cares

1863 days ago
17.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

I'm glad Jon stood up for himself,and anybody that watches the show know what a fame ho she is, Jon wanted to quit long ago and she just wanted the money,another money grubbing ho,watching very little of the show last night I was appalled when the kids said they were doing a interview

1863 days ago
18.

Ashleeee    

KATE IS ALWAYSSSSSSSSS TRYIN TO SCAM PEOPLE!!!!!!! I CAN'T STAND HER NOR THAT DAM SHOW!

KATE IS A LOW LIFE WHO WILL SELL HER KIDS TO ANYONE WHO WILL WATCH!!!! I DONT WATCH ANYMORE!

I HOPE SHE FALLS RIGHT ON HER FACE........NOTICE HER BOOB JOB!!!!!

1863 days ago
19.

Holland Girl    

The sooner she gets a divorce, the sooner she can rope the bodyguard into marriage. She said on the show last night that she didn't want to be alone. Also, how gullible do the people who paid for their Hawaiian "wedding" feel?

1863 days ago
20.

cmptcan    

Shouldn't Vivid offer Kate a million bucks to do porn? How about with OctoMom??

1863 days ago
21.

mjcdnsr    

I'm taking Kate's side. Jon doesn't get to be irresponsible after fathering 8 children. Instead of working on his communication skills, he used the public's attention to 'get back' at her. He's a dweeb, and he is the same small, insecure little man that STILL can't communicate. He's a d um bsh eet.

1863 days ago
22.

GOSSSIP    

www.HOTCRAP.COM shows stuff you wish you never saw !!!!

1863 days ago
23.

Deb    

I went to see these two at a church in Ohio a couple of years ago, hoping they had the kids with them (they didn't). Kate did all of the talking and Jon just sat there looking miserable. She went on and on about herself. I can't believe with what everyone is writing bad about her that she still can't grasp that she's the problem! She is out of control and mean.

1863 days ago
24.

Nicole    

Team Kate! All the way! She may be a bitch, but she has to be with 8 kids to raise. Jon couldn't get his thumb out of his ass long enough to do anything useful. He's standing up for himself NOW? Oh please! He's having a mid-life crisis at the ripe old age of 32 and wants to relive the youth he thinks he missed out on.

1863 days ago
25.

tenn    

The lop-sided mullet woman considered herself separate from Jon the second he stopped kissing her butt and stopped being greedy.

1863 days ago
26.

Pam Conrad    

who cares

1863 days ago
27.

Black Teef    

After squeezing out 8, she could make a fortune doing fisting & gaping hole porn.

1863 days ago
28.

Estupeed    

I will do her then put her on PCh to make daddy some money! She must be good if anyone would stay with her for ten years.

1863 days ago
29.

opi    

Thanks very much to Harvey for straightening that out. It's greatly appreciated.

1863 days ago
30.

TMZ hits a new low    

I swear to God is this all we care about in society? Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of these boneheads and their tribe of 8, happily. Is the world coming to an end? Is everyone messed up over this? Cuz it seems like it. Holy christ even the Today Show covered this like it was breaking news. We must be nearing the apocalypse. If not, shut the F up over these morons, TMZ!

1863 days ago
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