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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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46.

Texas HoldEm    

Is that you Kate? or How much did Kate pay you to post your comment?


"QUOTE: Posted at 6:58PM on Jun 23rd 2009 by Ashley
35. I am Team Jon and Kate all the way. I believe that it is the media's fault that people get divorced. I mean the recession must be hitting everyone hard to the point where they can earn money by running fake stories saying they have 100% true facts about people just to ruin "celebrity" marraiges. I also believe that it is like a game with all these magazines who can get the story first! Which is complete bs and is so stupid that if this is really what our society is coming to who the hell wants to even be in a world like this. Like Jon said last night their are soilders in Iraq fighting to keep us alive and all we can do is tear apart people's marriages? No one desreves to go through any of this and it is the reason so many people in Hollywood are getting divorced or splitting up, if people actually stayed together and ignored the public stupidity and lies maybe they will eventually give up on this fact, The game is to target a happy couple and dig up so much "dirt" on them that they eventually crack it's like a god damn aphrodisiac to some people when they know that they push someone so far that their lives are ruined and they are the only supposedly happy people in this world, well so they think! I think that the tabloids and the magazines and E news can all go to hell and stop gossiping like were in high school again I mean really GROW THE HELL UP!

Posted at 6:58PM on Jun 23rd 2009 by Ashley

1857 days ago
47.

ResponsibleMom    

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, ad nauseaum.

1857 days ago
48.

sara    

Let's see an episode of Kate going at it with her bodyguard, she is a slut.

1857 days ago
49.

Anana    

Poor f---ing taste!

People are losing their homes and jobs right now.
Why do these morons have 8 kids and a TV show?
Am I supposed to cry for them and their big a$$ house??

Gosselins better be glad most of us can't afford airfare to whatever the hell state they live in because i've got 2 cents for those money hungry 15 minutes of famers.

B.S.

1857 days ago
50.

YAWN    

Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, Ashley - that bitter taste goes away after awhile... Everything is a conspiracy with the Sheeple.

1857 days ago
51.

lacey    

seriously you guys are claiming after 8 children she has a huge vagina? really, donkeypunch... now we know why kate and jon are getting a divorce bause you men dont ever grow up.! anyman who gets a woman pregant and wants her to have his child needs to deal with whatever her body turn out to look like afterward. im glad she got a tummy tuck, i wish i could. i had two, my tits sag and im 23. good for her to want to look good, first part of being a good mother is being happy with yourself, and your body! if your depressed your going to be a miserable lover mother and etc. men make me puke! well immuture men

1857 days ago
52.

lacey    

Are you kidding me, he is 32 he says, yep so what im 23 and have 2 kids. does that mean i should give up my kds and run away with an 18 year old boy and live my life until i feel like im old enough to care for my kids, no! I dont agree jon is all at fault either but too many people have too many opinions on what is going on. and im sure they want to private and thats why we didnt know till now. someone let it out and now they have to let the people who watch know what is going on!

1857 days ago
53.

Rocco    

So the fake bitch is getting a divorce. Who cares? What a stupid show anyway.

1857 days ago
54.

illz    

www.anythingcoolnow.com

1857 days ago
55.

me    

Remember Jon got hair transplants...so it was not only Kate who was working on her body.

1857 days ago
56.

Get Real    

The show is history, the money grabbing self indulged woman will meet her match when the real papers are finalized and she loses half of everything and the cancellation of the TV show b/c the producers will remove it from the airwaves b/4 it can hit syndication. I am just surprised why it took so long for this to fail, feel sorry for Jon and most importantly the kids. Hey Kate...who is going to pay your plastic surgeon bill now???

1857 days ago
57.

K    

She comes off as a phoney cold bitch. She thinks she's Posh Spice this past year....He is a mellow family man. She looks like she is into the celeb. thing...

1857 days ago
58.

K    

She is so going to be alone. She's not happy intil she removes her man's spine. Will happen to the next one. She needs to chill.
so controlling. Her way or the highway. Guess what honey...no man is going to put up with that for long. He is lucky to get out of that hell.

1857 days ago
59.

lisa k    

Kate has always said she is this very Christian person, but yet she is lying to get her divorce faster? Hummm, I didn't think Christians lied, and divorced their husbands without trying to work it out first, like counseling and the whole nine.

1857 days ago
60.

carle29    

Jon needs to grow up fast. He is a college dropout who without this show, would be working eight jobs and then some to support the family, He thinks hanging out with young girls (who are only after him for their 15 minutes of fame) is going to make him important. What kind of example does his adultry lifestyle set for his kids? Sure Kate is a bit controlling and condesending. But, that doesn't make it ok for him to do the things he is doing. He has the opportunity to do so much good for others, like give back as he has been so fortunate with this show providing a lifestyle few have these days. Wake up and smell the coffee, Jon.

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