Following the divorce announcement of Jon and Kate Gosselin on Monday's episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8, the New York Daily News reports that his reported girlfriend, Deanna Hummel, is expected to join the show when it returns August 3.
TLC announced Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on new episodes of the series for now. But the show will resume with Deanna Hummel on board.
"Deanna's role isn't expected to be big, but because she's part of Jon's life, she'll be filmed," says an insider reportedly close to the embattled star.
Hummel's affair with Jon Gosselin was exposed in early May, when his marriage to Kate and her terrible hair began to unravel very publicly.
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The source added that the show will focus on how Jon and Kate are raising their brood separately. The duo plans to flip-flop the days they reside in their $1.1 million Pennsylvania home so the children will not have to shuttle between parents.
A spokeswoman for TLC confirmed the show's hiatus and said, in lieu of the new episodes, a retrospective of the couple's 10 years of marriage will air.
"During this time, the family will take some time off to regroup," said the rep. Of Deanna Hummel joining the show, the spokeswoman would say only:
"We have no specific plans for future episodes."
No word on whether future episodes will involve Jon telling his kids about Deanna's alleged sex tape or the eBay sale of the bed on which it took place.