Jon Gosselin with cigarette in hand, is seen leaving his Manhattan apartment to pick up his daughters in New York City on October 08, 2009 – it’s the older twins’ birthday weekend.
Jon Gosselin visits the Susquehanna Bank on October 08, 2009 in Reading, PA
Jon Gosselin brings his daughters a misspelled birthday cake in New York City on October 08, 2009
Jon Gosselin is spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on October 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California
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Jon Gosselin catches a Los Angeles Dodgers game on October 2, 2009
Jonathan Keith Gosselin was born on April 1, 1977 in Wyomissing, PA as the middle child of three boys. On October 5, 1997 Jon met Kate Kreider at a picnic and the two were married on June 12, 1999. Soon after, Kate was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and they decided to pursue infertility treatments. It was successful and on October 8, 2000, they gave birth to twin girls Cara Nicole and Madelyn (Mady) Kate. Three years after the birth of the twin girls, Jon and Kate decided undergo the process again in the hopes of having another child, however, this time they had six.
The Gosselin sextuplets – three boys named Aaden, Joel, and Collin, and three girls named Leah, Hannah, and Alexis – were born on May 20, 2004. They were featured on the Discovery Health Channel in the 2006 special, “Surviving Sextuplets and Twins.” The audience fell in love with the family, and a follow-up aired on the channel a year later, titled “Surviving Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later.” TLC then took the popular specials and turned them into the series, “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” As the success of the show grew, the Gosselins moved from a modest home to a $1.1 million estate in southeastern Pennsylvania.
In early 2009, rumors swirled in the pages of Us Weekly magazine of affairs and a rocky marriage, and practically overnight the show became a tabloid sensation. By May of that year, there were photos of Jon’s alleged affair with third grade school teacher Deanna Hummel. On June 22, 2009, Jon and Kate publicly announced their separation and filed for divorce.
In 2009, Jon started dating 22-year-old Hailey Glassman, the daughter of the doctor who performed Kate’s tummy tuck after the birth of the sextuplets. On September 29, 2009 TLC decided to rename the show “Kate Plus Eight.” Two days later, on October 1, 2009 Jon claimed that the show is detrimental to his kids, and halted production.
- Name: Jon Gosselin
- Birthdate: December 31, 1969
- Birthplace: Wyomissing, PA
Jon co-authored the book “Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets” with his wife and Beth Carson, which appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list
Jon appeared on an episode of the TLC show “American Chopper”
He has publicly met up with Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael, in the Hamptons, regarding a potential future reality show to reportedly be called “The Divorced Dads Club”
He wears stud earrings in both ears, which he claimed are Cubic Zirconia
In 2009, Jon attempted to stall the divorce proceedings for 90 days