Jon & Kate plus divorce
I have to admit I’m a bit heartbroken. I really believed in their relationship and, as stated before, the hubby and I often considered our relationship a lot like Jon & Kate’s. I do not think Kate is a power hungry mean mommy with a terrible hairdo (really, her hair does not bother me – her tanning does, though) and I do not think Jon is weak or wishy-washy. Not everyone needs to be a bulldozer; some people can be laid back. Some people are the yin and yang and find their own unique balance.
I believed in them; I really did. I believed that if you were good enough, you could defeat the destruction of reality television. I believed that if you really loved each other, you could close ranks and fight a swirling storm. I know I can be naive sometimes, but I prefer to think of it as being optimistic.
And now I think about the children, particularly the sextuplets. Without them, Jon & Kate could have managed – having two children is perfectly reasonable. However, TLC expressed interest in them after two specials and Jon & Kate decided that this show would be a great way to earn enough money to provide for their family. This show and all the implications of the fame and money led to this divorce (despite Kate insisting otherwise – of course she has to tell herself that and I don’t blame her at this point; it would be a lot to live with). So, one day, one or more of the sextuplets will put it all together and think, “They did the show because of us. They divorced because of the show. Therefore the divorce is our fault.”
Maybe there’s still room for a Jon & Kate reconciliation. Maybe? Probably not. But I can’t not keep hoping.