Report: Jon & Kate ‘Essentially Ended Their Marriage’ On Saturday; Jon Brings Roses To Court
First Published: November 23, 2009 1:31 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jon Gosselin has ceded primary custody of his eight children to estranged wife Kate, according to People.
As previously reported by AccessHollywood.com, the former couple met on Saturday for a divorce arbitration session in Pennsylvania.
A source close to Kate told People that the meeting was productive.
“This was the proceeding that essentially ended their marriage,” the source told the mag. “Kate is just relieved that a very painful chapter of her life is nearly over, and she is looking forward to building a better, brighter future for herself and her kids.”
According to the source, that future will include undisputed primary custody of the couple’s brood.
“[Jon] didn’t dispute Kate having primary custody of the kids,” the source said, adding that his decision was not a surprise – and apparently, neither was the bouquet of roses that he brought to the table.
A source confirmed to Access that the roses never touched Kate’s hands, “but the receptionist had a beautiful bouquet to take home for the day.”
“In what should have been their most serious moment as a couple, Jon again resorted to a publicity stunt,” the source said.
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