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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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61.

Fred    

I.

Don't.

Care.

1915 days ago
62.

busykris    

You know,no matter how the show has or will play out, it is always sad when a family splits. When you sign on for a marriage, your intentions are to make memories forever with each other. Bring little ones into your lives, if that's what you agree on, and have fun along the way, and of course, some down times will occur. No matter who instigated what, there are always 2 players. I wish they would've looked into outside help, before coming to such a drastic decsion. I enjoyed the show, and so did my kids, and my husband might not admit, but he enjoyed it at times, too. Last night, my nine yr. old heard a small excerpt when Kate said she didn't want to be alone, and one of them mentioning Jon was leaving. He became very curious and asked why were they not going to live together anymore? Hard to explain, but did is as simply as possible. He was very saddened by that, just as I was. I'm rooting for the kids. Sure hope they will be just fine, with all the family and friends support.

1915 days ago
63.

deeds    

ET reported she had to file cause he was spending the money on sports cars and Aiden was hurt while he was out with the paps and fans. HMMMM M looks like she is going to be really nasty in the divorce. Yet she is in her new land cruiser.
just sayin

1915 days ago
64.

G2    

When you have 8 kids with someone , you don't have the option of saying sorry it didn't work out. Whatever your problems, you work it out. Does Jon really think he will get to walk away and start over? As soon as this guy has to go out and get a real job to pay the child support on those 8 kids, he'll come running back. What women in their right mind would hook up with him knowing he would walk away and leave you with 8 kids. This bum has been sitting around feeling sorry for himself while living in the lap of luxry. Get the F over it and be a real man and father to your kids. I say we start calling him 8-FED ,cause you know he's going to hitting Kate up to pay for everything just like K-FED to Britney Spears. What a lazy bum!

1915 days ago
65.

Abby    

No one cares about these losers. They have used these kids since they were born. Make them go away!

1915 days ago
66.

Julie    

They keep telling us that they are in it for the children. That they love their kids! If you are truly into your kids, then get some COUNSELING!!! In Jon yearbook he was a flirty guy! Kate is a micro management type of girl. They are going to both regret this separation. Jon may be 32 years old but time goes quick and who wants someone with 8 children to support!!! GO TO COUNSELING AND WORK ON YOURSELVES and get some COUNSELING FOR YOUR CHILDREN !!!! I am glad that they generated a great income because they are going to need it for eight children in therapy and that will cost them a pretty penny!!!!

1915 days ago
67.

SHOE SALESMAN AL BONDY    

YES . YOU ARE NOT AN REAL AMERICAN IF YOU ARE NEVER DIVORCED .

1915 days ago
68.

Ziggy    

Who cares? After they prostituted their kids for profit, the marriage didn't work out?? What? That's a big surprise!! They are con artists and egomaniacs, the both of them. I used to watch the show, but the cuteness of the kids get old after awhile.

Jon is an idiot and the wife is a controlling bitch. What happened to family values? Eight young kids with greedy, self-centered divorced parents is not entertaining. So what do we look forward to now. Oh, that's right OctoMom and her brood of illegimates can fill the time slot. I'd rather watch real actors perform than to watch this mind numbing mess.

1915 days ago
69.

ic    

apart for 2 years? didn't they renew their wedding vows less than 2 years ago?

1915 days ago
70.

jon&kate=hate    

Soooo the Divorce papers are Deceiving, why should that be a big surprise. They have been deceiving their donors and audience for a while.

1915 days ago
71.

who gives a shit    

Kate used her kid's money for fake boobs, fake everything. She is totally fake if you look at b4 and after pic's. Also how cold can you look when telling your feelings on air? She has none, is nothing but a stone cold bitch!!!

1915 days ago
72.

ROTTWEILER    

DOES ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND GIVE TWO CENTS ABOUT THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS? ENOUGH ALREADY. THE PUBLICITY IS ENRICHING THIS CRAZY, CONTROL FREAKY, SELF ABSORBED MONEY GRUBBING MOM. NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HER AND OCTOMOM EXCEPT HER BROOD IS CUTER. VACUOUS AND BITCHY THIS SHOW NEEDS TO CEASE.

1915 days ago
73.

r00t4rd3d    

To hear Jon say he is excited and happy to start a new chapter in his life is horrible !

Hey their pal , your abandoning your 8 kids !

Loser.

1915 days ago
74.

who gives a shit    

Oh, and Jon probably got hair transplants to keep up with Kate and all her plastic surgeries.....

1915 days ago
75.

Richard    

She's boning the bodyguard, thats why she said Jon was so angry. She is a money grubbing, controlling shrew.

1915 days ago
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