Jon and Kate Plus 8: Revealing New Interview

Jon and Kate Plus 8

May 2009 Ladies Home Journal

Are you going through Jon and Kate withdrawal yet? It's only been two weeks since the season finale of TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8, and if you're already sick of the re-runs, and need a dose, pick up the May issue of Ladies Home Journal.  In an exclusive interview, the Gosselins talk about everything from their pre-sextuplet days to their very public fights.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview, which hits newsstands April 14:

On the state of their marriage
"I am not perfect. This struggle has definitely put some tension in our marriage. But I never cheated on Kate. Kate and I are together." (Jon)

About how Jon saw his future

"I always thought I'd be, like, 54 years old and marry a 19-year-old or something." (Jon)


About the loss of privacy
"The fact that we are recognized, screamed at, mobbed and so often approached when we're together does make life difficult. (Kate)

"Kate and I maybe have 10 minutes together while we're cleaning up the kitchen, but otherwise it's the kids and the show and meeting and, well, see you next Christmas, Kate." (Jon)

About their roles as parents

"It's s a tough thing, breaking this stereotype that you're worthless if you're a stay-at-home parent. People still define one another by their careers. Kate's a type A personality, and I'm a giver." (Jon)

About their fans
"I don't get it. I'm just a mom who's doing her best, not unlike moms everywhere. I just happen to have a few more kids than the average." (Kate)

Their advice for Octomom Nadya Suleman
"Just take one day at a time, accept a lot of help, and try to use the little moments that arise to connect with each kid." (Kate)

About life pre-sextuplets
"I wouldn't return to those days. We think of the TV show as our family job, one that let's us stay home together." (Kate)

How are you satisfying your Jon and Kate cravings lately? Do you watch the re-runs?

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