As I wrote last week, reality TV dad Jon Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus Eight told cameras and anyone willing to pay a $20 entrance fee that someday, when the time comes, he’d like to apologize to estranged wife Kate Gosselin.
The couple, who have eight kids — a set of twins and sextuplets — have enjoyed several years of reality TV stardom on TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus Eight,” with cameras practically following them and their kids’ every move.
However, they announced at the beginning of this past summer that they’ve been having marital trouble for a while and intend to divorce. Jon took this as a chance to be seen with a rotating bevy of girlfriends, including the daughter of family friends, 22-year-old Hailey Glassman, a relationship he’s currently “taking a break from.”
During his very public apology session at a synagogue in Manhattan, New York with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Jon says he regrets the last eight months of public relationships, and that he’s got a few years to prepare before he thinks he’ll have to explain himself to his kids. He also said someday he’ll like to apologize to Kate: “First, to Kate: I want to apologize to Kate … so, when that time comes, I will apologize to her. And I’ll apologize to her for openly having relationships in the public eye. And that was a huge mistake.”