Guess a decade of being emasculated by a grating bitch - on national television, no less, for a good portion of it - will take its toll on any guy eventually.
Jon Gosselin spent the weekend of his 10th wedding anniversary apart from wife Kate and their eight kids. Not a good sign for the pair's troubled marriage.
While Kate played with the kids on the lawn of the family's Wernersville, Pa., home Saturday, Jon enjoyed a quick lunch with a male friend 150 miles away.
A waiter at the Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill in West Nyack, N.Y., says that Gosselin sat in the back of the restaurant for 45 minutes Saturday afternoon.
"He was shy and reserved," the waiter says.
But Jon obviously has his eight kids on his mind – and speed dial: "Jon was on the phone most of the time and was talking to his kids," says the waiter.
SHIRTLESS, UNHAPPY: Jon Gosselin has not been in a good mood lately, according to sources. Maybe that would change if Deanna Hummel were down there somewhere.
Jon also browsed a few shops – Brooks Brothers, The Sports Authority – at the Palisades Center mall that day. "He didn't look very happy," admits an employee.
"It looked like he just wanted to be left alone."
He returned home on Monday.
That night's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 shed more than one million viewers from the previous week's audience. The most recent show, which included a visit from the dudes from TLC's American Chopper, brought in only 2.9 million viewers.
The previous episode, on June 8, had 4.3 million viewers. Both are down greatly from the season premiere on May 25, which brought in 9.8 million viewers.
Perhaps the allure of watching the world's most painful woman boss around a pot-smoking, cheating dirtbag is fading for some reality TV fans. Sad.