Well, it's official.
At least according to People.com.
Jon and Kate have filed for divorce.
As if we didn't see this coming a mile away.
And yet, how many of us are still going to watch Jon and Kate + 8 tonight just to see a little bit more of the train wreck? I'll probably tune in. Nothing else to watch.
I have to say though, this situation is just sad. I don't feel sad for the parents - in my opinion (which isn't worth much, but this IS my blog so I get to voice my opinion), they are both horrible, selfish, narcissistic people. They cared more about their television show than their kids or their marriage.
No, I feel horrible for those kids. The parents claim that everything they do is "for the kids" and that the "kids are their lives." Really? You've got a funny way of showing that. J&K did nothing but put their needs and wants before those of the kids.
If there are kids involved, I think you should do everything in your power to make that marriage work. J&K did not. Instead, they continued to showcase their own personal brand of dysfunction for all the world to see.
I said it before, at first the show was entertaining. The kids were cute. Kate wasn't a complete bitch.
And then it became a show full of product placement, free vacations and hair plugs and Kate the Superbitch appeared. Of course, Jon didn't help matters -- "allegedly" cheating on his wife when he had EIGHT kids at home who needed and wanted their daddy.
And now, those kids - who never asked to be on TV and who never asked for any of the publicity - will be raised in a broken home. And I refuse to watch THAT on TV. If J&K had any sort of conscience they would ask to be released from their contracts so that they can attempt to heal their family - away from the cameras and glare of the spotlight.
It would only be fair to the kids.