In a recent interview with RadarOnline, the relatives of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ star Kate Gosselin revealed that she and husband Jon Gosselin may now have open marriage. They have alleged that Kate Gosselin presented Jon with a contract that allows both of them to see other people and for Jon to do things that he wants on his own (on certain days), just as long as both of them fulfill their obligations to the show. But if this is true, is this new open relationship healthy for the kids, and should Kate Gosselin be fighting to keep her show on the air with viewers knowing about it?
Kate Gosselin has been complaining about her new front-page tabloid stardom (ironically to the media), which is all thanks to allegations that she and Jon are both experiencing trouble in paradise. It is rumored that both sides of the stressed-out couple are involved in affairs: Jon with a 23-year-old teacher and Kate with her bodyguard. Fans of the show, and even those who are not, can’t seem to get enough of the juicy details. Kate Gosselin has been letting reporters know that she doesn’t like all of the attention, but if she doesn’t want her “open marriage” to be in the spotlight, she could easily escape from it. She and her family have enough money to go into hiding for awhile, and she doesn’t have to give interviews about her kids, her relationship, her hair, or anything else if she doesn’t want to; Jon most certainly isn’t doing any interviews by his own will, and rumors like these are why even semi-celebs have publicists and spokespeople.
Plus Kate Gosselin should have expected this media firestorm after she and Jon began their open marriage. With the two of them seeing other people, if was only a matter of time before the media learned of their affairs. And if all of the rumors are true, it will be very hard for the Gosselins to continue to try to hide their open marriage. So are fans of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ ready to see one of their favorite unconventional families on television get a little more unconventional, via an open marriage contract?
An open marriage can work, and there are couples out there who get along fine seeing other people, but ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ viewers might end up resenting the stars of the show for the false advertising of the newest season. I think Kate Gosselin probably fears that the affairs, open marriage contract, and her negative portrayal in the media could spell the end of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’. But I know one way the show could easily be saved: start focusing on Jon and Kate having an open marriage on the show. Viewers can’t hate Kate anymore than they already do, and as much as they would dislike seeing Jon and Kate see other people in front of their 8 children, they would definitely not stop watching the show, and it would even gain viewers because of all the controversy.
And if that doesn’t work, I don’t think Kate Gosselin has to let go of her reality show dream; she could always do a show about looking for love after Jon finally escapes; I’m thinking the title can be ‘Kate Plus 8 Plus Date’.