Gosh, I can’t believe it has come to this…
According to People, Jon Gosselin plans to sue Kate for FULL CUSTODY of their 8 kids, due to Kate being an “absentee parent.” Supposedly if he does file, Jon will be seeking primary custody, and may also try to reverse the child support arrangement, which currently has him paying Kate around $21,000/month.
“He wants equal say with custody, equal time, but if the circumstances remain as they are, with Kate being rarely home, Jon wants primary custody of the children,” says lawyer Anthony List Sr., a former assistant U.S. attorney. “He is much better able to spend time with the children.” Umm..yeah…’cause he’s not doing ANYTHING.
“Kate Gosselin can’t have it both ways unless there is some balance, unless there are some opportunities for these eight children to be in her physical presence,” adds List. “Jon wants to spend time with these kids, and she is throwing up road blocks. And the eight children are the innocent victims. This tears Jon up.”
The latest legal wrangling from Jon, 33, comes as Kate, 35, is about to start a publicity campaign for her new book, I Just Want You To Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family, which is set to be released on April 13.
“It’s almost as if he deliberately timed this to sabotage her efforts to promote the book,” says one source close to the book’s publisher. “Now she’s once again going to defend herself as a mom when she should be able to just talk about this project that she worked so hard on.”
“I am not willing to comment in public on the custody discussions regarding my children,” Gosselin says in a new statement. “What I will say is this: I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom, I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others. Source
I can’t believe Jon WANTS FULL custody. Does he realize what that MEANS?! To have the kids FULL-TIME?! Seriously?! He WANTS that?! Come on! You know he’s probably only doing it to “get back” at Kate…she’s getting all the attention right now and is providing for her family with this current “job” of being on DWTS.
As for not being in the “physical presence” of her kids…HELLO? Who’s the one that had the show MAKE a dancefloor in her HOUSE just so she can be near the kids in PA rather than rehearsing in LA? She is with them as much as she can, except when she needs to fly to CA to tape the show.
And realistically, Kate’s NOT going to last much longer on DWTS anyway so she’ll be back home in PA before you know it. It was just like any other business trip, but in a way better because she was back/forth and she rehearsed at home a lot of the time.
This posting may cause a bit of a stir, but imo, Jon’s ridiculous in even attempting to fight for full custody…does he really know what he’s getting into by doing that?!