Jon & Kate Plus 8 Series Finale: The End of an Error

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Kate Gosselin never wanted it to be this way. But it is. Thank goodness!

Jon & Kate Plus 8 came to an end Monday in an emotional series finale.

Having shut down the show thanks to Jon Gosselin's gripes about himself his children being mistreated, TLC made no secret that it's on Team Kate.

Via heavy Kate commentary, the door definitely hit Jon on the way out.

"They don't know about girlfriends at all," Kate said, referring pointedly to her kids' knowledge of Jon's on-off significant other, Hailey Glassman.

"That's just too warped for them, too unhealthy for them to know. They learn by watching us, and that's the last thing I want them to know."

"I just think that relationship is a situation that's just a symptom of the real issue, so ... I don't envision a future there involving my kids at all."

Oooh, snap. You got served, Jon.

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Try not to weep openly at work.

"I do worry about his intentions and his motives for such things," she said. "Always wondering, is this a publicity stunt? What is the bottom line of it?"

Despite all the animosity, Kate Gosselin says that she never meant to become a single parent, and wishes it had never come to this earlier this year.

"When I'm driving to get school supplies with the kids or to try on shoes or anything that you've seen us do recently, it always crosses my mind that I should be in the passenger seat and Jon should be driving ... every single time."

"I never wanted that to change. Maybe I wanted roles to change, and people to step up, but I never wanted him absent from that driver's seat."

As for Jon, he's embracing this single parent douchebag thing.

"Those are precious times," he said, referring to the years they spent shooting Jon & Kate Plus 8, "and it is unfortunate our marriage failed, but our family should not fail. We're going to strive to do better and be the best parents we can."

"But we're definitely not going to be married ever again."

Follow the jump for an emotional clip from the finale ...


I really enjoy watching jon and kate plus 8, its such a shame they have now seperated they were a good team. Kate yes was hard on Jon and he didn't stand up for himself. But wish they could have talked it all out cause they were a fantastic team together.


I have only just started watching the program in England on an older channel. I think Kate is tough but has to be with bringing up 8 kids, and I just don't think jon gets it. I will missed a series when the young ones turned 4 but caught up when they were 5 to find jon a kate separated. I wish them all the luck in the world and think Kate is very brave women and I hope she meets someone who recognizes this.


I have watched your show from the beginning and you guys have your hands full but i was never able to have children of me own and have lost a marrige due to that cause he always blamed me and i know now that i cane w/ invetro fetriliazation and dont have the funds for that and i am with a man now that was my first love and he after 20 years later he has 4 children who 2 of them live w/ us and they are 10 and 12 and it is great but i think yall are great parents no matter what anyone says because the kids seemed to find a bond w/ the camera crew and they were glad to see them arrive so guess what kate your'e not so bad after all. Get it girl cause i wuld.... Beeen watchin you for years now and nice....


I was gutted to hear of the separation. I could see Kate was fairly controlling but she needed to keep order and to be fair she was always the same. It seems Jon, who I believe is younger has grown at a slower rate and he needs some space. I couldn't take sides as they surely both have faults. Maybe they should've taken a break from filming and tried to make things work with just them as a family. Maybe they could still make things work. They were a lovely family with so much love and I wish them all, all the luck and love in the world.


My daughter who is four, and myself love watching the series. We were both sad that it wont be on again. We live in england and watched the final show last night. We have watched all the episodes and think they were great. We wish kate and the children all the luck in the world...


tracy + myself watch the show in scotland & love it to bits. your kids are amazing. sutch a shame about jon + kate splitting up, really sad. take care all of you. we will still watch the repeated shows 4 a wee giggle, hahaha


I have been watching Jon and Kate plus 8 in the Uk. The last series was so sad. It is so sad when a marriage break down. Jon and Kate will do alot better without the cameras.
All the very best to you both. Please put your children first.


Anyone can see that it's tough raising 8 children, but there shouldn't be any reason to publicize Jon & Kate's problems any more than they already have. I'm glad that "Kate + Eight" is a no-go because if they had shown a program like that, think of how detrimental it would be to the kids. I think it's sick that America gets such a kick out of publicized marital problems that it's become our source of entertainment. Now that things have went sour, I'm glad they pulled the plug on this show - their divorce is something Jon & Kate should deal with privately, and they're both in the wrong for dragging it out as loudly as they both have.


I think its very sad, Jon & Kate have been through so much together raising their 8 kids together, getting through the tough times of bottles & nappies. Now the kids are older they should be spending precious time together not seperating. I havent seen the last episode cause in england i think we are a little behind, but i do look forward to it.


the best thing i see now is that the children aren't wearing matching clothes, they're finally able to dress as the individuals that they are....

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