Jon Gosselin sat down with Oprah Winfrey last night to talk about Kate Gosselin, his divorce, and the well-being of his eight children.
Gosselin denied rumors that he cheated on Kate during their marriage and said that he was worried about his kids.
Jon said: “The most common misperception [is] that I cheated on my wife, that I left my family… But my family knows the truth.”
Jon told Oprah that Jon And Kate Plus 8 provided his family with some financial security but added that the show also had negative effects. According to Gosselin, his kids may have suffered some development problems due to the show.
Gosselin said: “Yes, they got to travel the world, and yes, they got these fabulous things, and yes, they have trust funds, and they’re taken care of educationally. Great… But developmentally, they have problems with their peers, and they have problems with talking to other people, and they have problems with wants and needs and manners and morals and what’s right and what’s wrong. I think more so than someone who grows up off TV.”
Jon And Kate Plus 8 aired from 2007 to 2011 but Jon became less involved in the show after his divorce in 2009.
Gosselin said: “You’re trying to keep your marriage together, and you’re trying to keep your family ties together… It just became stressful on the kids and stressful on me.”
Jon said that he no longer has a relationship with Kate. Other than texts and brief phone calls related to the kids, the two hardly ever talk.