Jon & Kate Are Playing Nice And Sources Say They Are Negotiating A NEW Custody And Child Support Agreement

Wed, April 28, 2010 5:34pm EDT by 46 Comments
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It turns out Jon never thought Kate was an “absentee mom!” The exes are now patching things up and getting along — Jon even got himself a new bachelor pad near the kids!

Jon and Kate Gosselin, it’s so wonderful to see the two of you getting along for the sake of your eight little kiddies!

We’ve seen Jon around the house more, while Kate’s been out promoting her new projects — and it’s a sign that they are ready to bury the hatchet! After all of the hullabaloo caused by Jon’s recently-fired attorney Anthony List, it turns out Jon never wanted to file the custody suit against Kate — where he called her an absentee mom — in the first place! A source tells TMZ “Jon and Kate are trying to hash out a custody and child support agreement that is more up to date than the one that is currently in place.”

Jon purchased a new bachelor pad near the kids in Reading, PA, so he can be closer to his family … finally, he moved out of the trashed Upper $5,000 per month West Side of Manhattan apartment that he shared with ex-girlfriend, Hailey Glassman (who reportedly trashed the apartment).

He was spotted moving into his new home on Apr. 28.

Clearly in need of cash, Jon has put BMW up for sale so that he can afford to pay his $22,000 per month child support. And now that he has no other job, it looks like he has agreed to take on more babysitting duties while Kate starts filing her new show A Twist of Kate — there were photos of Kate starting to film yesterday, Apr. 28.

— Chloe Melas

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i have an answer

Posted at 1:51 AM on May 2, 2010  

who gives a sh!t, there mostlt like every other person going through divorce, only thing different is their sh!t is out in public.
NEXT!

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Beverly

Posted at 3:56 AM on April 30, 2010  

Well, it sounds like Jon is having second, third and fourth thoughts about his life now. The grass isn’t so green on the other side, after all. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he eventually moved back into the house to take care of the kids and be Mr. Mom, while Kate continues to be the breadwinner. Without a job he’s going to run out of money pretty quickly and I don’t think Kate would want the kids to see their father homeless. It remains to be seen whether or not their love will rekindle. Twist of fate, indeed!

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papa

Posted at 1:14 AM on April 30, 2010  

nana here your 2 cents back now go get me a BEER

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kay

Posted at 12:09 AM on April 30, 2010  

Jon and Kate were in on this child custody thing together,I feel, the more problems she had the more she cried and the more sympathyvotes she got the more money she made,as soon as she was sent home he dropped everything, I THINK THEY ARE DUMB LIKE A FOX, WORKING ALL THE ANGLES.

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anonymous

Posted at 10:43 PM on April 29, 2010  

GREAT, AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY UNFAIR THAT HE HAS BEEN PAYING 22K A MONTH FOR CHILD SUPPORT. UNFATHONABLE. BEYOND UNREASONABLE AND UNFAIR TO JON.

I HOPE THEY CAN HAVE JOINT CUSTODY AND SHARE THE EXPENSES OF THE KIDS, PERIOD…..KATE NEEDS TO PULL HER WEIGHT EQUALLY TO JOHN, AND I WOULD THINK SHE WOULD BE FINE WITH HIM TAKING CARE OF THE KIDS HALF TIME SO SHE CAN “DANCE AWAY” DOING HER OWN THING…..IT IS GREAT THAT THEY ARE BURYING THE HATCHETT. MAINLY FOR THE KIDS SAKE, BUT EACH OF THEM CAN MOVE ON TOO, AND BE ADULTS NOW, AND PARENTS.

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Beverly

Posted at 4:09 AM on April 30, 2010  

I agree with you 100% that 22K a month in child support is crazy. However, I don’t see how you can say that Kate has not been pulling her weight when she’s been working constantly, bringing in money. Do you think she goes on these talk shows for free? As far as her “dancing away,” I read that contestants get $125,000 for the first week and between $10,000 and $50,000 for each week they stay on, depending on how they do. So, she’s not “dancing away;” she was working. It was a source of income. Numerous times on their show she would say how she absolutely cannot dance. Therefore, I think it took a lot of guts for her to sign up for that. Aside from the first $125,000, she made $10,000 for every week she stayed on. Pretty good money, I would say. I also think she IS being an adult, and doing the best she can. It was Jon who wasn’t being an adult, running around with 20-something girls because he missed out on his twenties being a husband and a father. The only thing Kate did wrong was the way she sometimes treated him, and I think she realizes that now. He was always the more immature one, though, and maybe that’s why she was the way she was with him. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors? I do think, though, that before people have that “holier than thou” attitude, like you have, they need to put themselves in her shoes and realize they would have to do what’s necessary to support themselves and 8 kids.

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Lorraine

Posted at 10:39 PM on April 29, 2010  

Jon need to lose weight & stop wasting the money needed for his kids on ciggarettes. DISGUSTING! At least Kate is toned up from dancing

HEY…Jon, hello Whale watching???

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anonymous

Posted at 10:48 PM on April 29, 2010  

what he is doing with kate now is phenomenal for kate and the kids. who cares if he is overweight right now, or he smokes, why dont you bashers, get a life, and acknowledge the huge progress jon gosselin has made from just months ago. it is benefitting their children greatly. it is benefitting kate greatly. this is a great example for their kids. you guys, get a life, acknowledge the good….instead of living in the land of the negatives…..sad sad people….

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Beverly

Posted at 4:17 AM on April 30, 2010  

Phenomenal? Progress? Maybe, but I think it’s more that he is realizing that the life he envisioned for himself when he left is not going to be and it’s starting to sink in. He’s 33, has no job, if he does find one, it’s going to be at a lower salary than he had before he quit his job a few years ago, and he’s panicking. Who wouldn’t panic at the thought of paying 22K a month in child support? Of course, if he stays at the house more and helps take care of the kids while Kate works, it benefits the kids, benefits Kate and also benefits him. He must be pretty lonely by now, in addition to being scared about his future and I believe that’s why he’s “making nice.”

 
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mimi

Posted at 10:49 AM on April 30, 2010  

Basher out there, who is talking now?????? ….anyway let them work it out – everything will fall into places….they are adults….let it be!!!

 
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Judy

Posted at 9:10 PM on April 29, 2010  

What a lazy bum….Jon, get a job and set a good example for your kids!!!

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tamika huff

Posted at 7:48 PM on April 29, 2010  

With everything done. reconcling , I believe is not in the making. I do hope that for the kids sake they will be civil to each other. Both probably want to boreden their careers and that one thing, but don’t put kids in the middle. I think that as long as they tryr to get along, everything will be alright. I do feel, he needs to get a job, a real job and pa y child support for all the kids. they both made them . They are the parents, they are acting like kids.

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anonymous

Posted at 10:53 PM on April 29, 2010  

john gosselin has been paying 22k a month to kate since they have split up and is still paying that 22k a month for child support. why not get the info correct. that needs to be changed farely right away. he needs to be with his children half time, just as much as kate.

it is not fair to bash jon when kate was an absolute horrible bit__ to him during their marriage. people forget all that, and focus all the blame on one or the other.

these 2 are becoming civil for their kids sake, and their own, and working out a new custody and child support agreement. i am surprised to not read more positive support here, but i consider the source. this is a ragging session here on this tabloid website, where people come to vent and rag on people, instead of deal with their own misery in their own lives. john and kate, and their kids will do ok, i suspect, if they keep up what they are doing now. john has initiated this, so leave them alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Beverly

Posted at 4:27 AM on April 30, 2010  

Getting a wee bit angry, are you? This is a discussion of different opinions and there is no reason to get so wound up about it and call Kate a b—-. Really, you’re getting so emotionally involved with something that has nothing to do with your life or with your family. This is not personal, after all. You say this is “a ragging session,” but you’re the one who can’t seem to comment and give an opinion without losing your temper. And, how do you know that the people who comment here are in misery in their own lives? All those exclamation points at the end, too. My, my, my. Maybe you should check your blood pressure. It must be through the roof by now.

 
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beth

Posted at 6:47 PM on April 29, 2010  

oh hum,could all this be a publicity stunt? more important things going on likeeeee possibly a drug that ay cure prostrate cancer;ever notice all cures for things go to men first? like a old dudes thingy now can stand erect and insurance pays for the drugs so he can have the joy of saying “i’m bad, everything works” but; insurance will not pay for birth control for women; a possible prostrate cure, yet breast, and cervical, cancer is still somehat of a mystery; whats wrong with this picture?

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Beverly

Posted at 4:40 AM on April 30, 2010  

It’s not about “an old dudes’ thingy standing erect,” it’s about saving a life. I have a very dear friend who has been like a brother to me and to my family for over 30 years. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago and is still fighting to stay alive. He was in his early 50s when first diagnosed. That’s not “old.” This new drug, Provenge, is not a cure. It will give him, and other men who have Stage 4 prostate cancer, approximately 3 more years of life. He goes through hell with chemotherapy, pain, weakness, nausea, fatigue, etc., and yet still keeps on fighting and even still goes to work when he is able to. If it was your father or older brother or someone else you cared deeply about who had prostate cancer, I don’t think you would make such an insensitive remark. I think you would be grateful for the 3 more years he would still be in your life and you would be praying that, in 3 years, something else will come along to sustain life. Shame on you. I, too, pray that cervical and breast cancer, and all other forms of cancer are wiped out. What’s the matter with you? You hate men or something?

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Whatever

Posted at 6:01 PM on April 29, 2010  

Ever since seeing Jon smoke. He did not do that publically
on the TMC show, I have gagged a thousand maggots. Can you
imagine with that greasy hair how much smoke his body absorbs.

I worry for his children’s well being with that stinky man is around. He is fat and lazy too.

But, with that said/written Kate has deserved all or less she gets from him. She is the most selfish, egotistical, woman I have ever witnessed. And both are super immature.

God love Cara, Mady (kate jr.), Hannah, Colin, Leah, Aaden, Alexis, and Joey.

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HELPME

Posted at 5:48 PM on April 29, 2010  

Interesting,Jon drops the custody battle after Kate is booted off DANCING WITH THE STARS.No need to make the public feel sorry for her now.She isn’t on the show so we don’t have to watch her whine and cry and feel sorry for her. How terrible Jon is to her. How convenient.

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Lori

Posted at 5:19 PM on April 29, 2010  

Maybe Jon should stop smoking. That’s an expensive habit and that money could go toward the kids.

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bob r

Posted at 3:56 PM on April 29, 2010  

The only reason they are getting along is because the ass Jon doesn’t want to pay child support. He would have to get off his lazy butt, get a real job and suffer like he so much deserves. Never heard a complaint out of him when they were all getting their money from their show, but as soon as the idiot left it, he got an apartent in Manhattan, had a loser girlfriend, and spent all his money. He deserves exactly what he gets.

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Beverly

Posted at 4:45 AM on April 30, 2010  

Bravo! You are right! Although I do think that 22K a month is an impossible sum for almost anyone to come up with every month, I do believe that he has come to realize that his life has not turned out the way he thought it would when he left. His money is running out and he’s scared.

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cookie

Posted at 12:48 PM on April 29, 2010  

Okay, let’s take this back to the beginning when Jon did work and was given a $5.00 allowance. At that rate even though it doesn’t completly excuse him but when he did get some $$ he blew it right away, as far as the women in his life didn’t kate belittle him to her friends and probably him to about his size, and finally outside of Kate cooking great meals, the kids prefered to be with Dad so I’m glad he’s back more in there lifes I suggest one thing to Jon stay off your twitter while the kids are around, they don’t like it, and Kate please calm down!!!!

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glyn

Posted at 1:59 PM on April 29, 2010  

Kate couldn’t belittle him to her friends she has none.

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beth

Posted at 6:51 PM on April 29, 2010  

5.00 dollars is all the idiot needed, maybe it was toooo much; he can’t seem to handle money any old how; kinda like barney fife and his one bullet; giving either one more would be a dangerous thing.

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anonymous

Posted at 10:57 PM on April 29, 2010  

yes, thanks for putting some reality in here about john, and how kate belittled him, abused him, and tormented him.

it is about time, people stop continuing that, and see kate for who she is too. give jon a break. if he has picked up some habits to allay his anxiety right now, then he has, and i suspect he will let them go as he moves forward.

it is just so sad, that people on this website here, and others, dont really CARE, that what jon is doing IS helping kate and their 8 kids, you all still want and do condemn jon, no matter what he does…..knock it off……go do it to whoever you are REALLY mad at in your life…

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Odii

Posted at 12:36 PM on April 29, 2010  

$22,000 per month in child support?? That’s B.S.
Last I remember about child support, it’s for the kids. Not a lavish life-style. I mean that averages out to $2,750 per child (realizing that older children get more). I don’t think any child will eat more than $600 per month in food. So that means $2,100 left for what?? College education? That’s a different fund. Child support is for day-to-day living.
That’s the real travesty here. I won’t pretend to know about how either parent lives so I really can’t pass too much judgement on them. We all make our “adult” choices. I just don’t get how someone can afford to pay $22,000 per month for the next 8 to 12 years or about $3.1 million (until they are all 18 years old.) B.S.

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LARN

Posted at 1:32 PM on April 29, 2010  

When I went for my child support hearing, they took what they decided was the “average cost” to raise a (then) 4 year old. They took that amount, and divided it- 54% is the responsibility of the father, and 46% was mine. I only receive $284.81 per month. They did not even look at either of our salaries so I guess it all depends on the judge….? I want whichever judge they had!!!

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M Ray

Posted at 3:48 PM on April 29, 2010  

child support is not just for food, it’s for clothing, putting a roof over their heads, electricity, water, soap, laundry detergent, toliet paper, etc. it all adds up real fast. Is 22,000 a month fair, I don’t know, but I do know that most women do not get close to half of what it costs to raise a child, and as both parent’s made that child it should be 50/50 for their support.

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AS27

Posted at 6:35 PM on April 29, 2010  

Part of the $22,000 most likely includes all the nannies they need because neither parent stays at home with their kids.

 
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Beverly

Posted at 4:54 AM on April 30, 2010  

Kate has custody. She also has to work to have income. Please tell me how she is supposed to do this and still stay home with her kids? Some have said she should go back to nursing. Nurses don’t make enough to support a family of 7 on their own. Nurses have to work all kinds of shifts, days, nights, holidays, weekends, etc. She’d see the kids even less if she went back to nursing. This way, there are times when she’s away working, and times when she’s home for a stretch. Jon is ordered to pay $22,000 a month, a huge sum, and maybe he’s paying it now, but he has no job. When his money runs out, what then? Kate can’t just sit at home like a cupcake; she needs to work to generate income and savings for her future and her kids’ future. Get real.

 
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MaryAnn

Posted at 12:36 PM on April 29, 2010  

Peggy I don’t know what your talkin about. All I ever saw when Jon had the kids is him slumping around like he wasn’t even trying to hide the fact that he didn’t want to be following his kids around & taking care of all there needs.
He just looked as if he was thinking am I done yet. With 8 kids your never done.
As far as being stable. Please. Kate is the stable one. You call anything Jon has done since he lost his job stable?
As far as Kate, you have to work to take care of your kids & while you might not agree with how she is doing it she is probably still getting to spend more time with her kids than I am with mine & making alot more money doing it.
You gotta do what you gotta do especially if you can’t count on the father & she hasn’t been able to do that yet. It’s big of her to even let him really, but the woman probably needs a break & knows there kids probably really miss there dad no matter what he’s done.

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Beverly

Posted at 5:00 AM on April 30, 2010  

Ahhh! Finally! A person here who gets what Kate is trying to do! Your comment is like a breath of fresh air!

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Mary Ann Winkler

Posted at 12:24 PM on April 29, 2010  

This doesn’t sound like they are getting back together by any means. It does sound like Jon is starting to get some sense about him though. Putting the fancy car up for sale & moving closer to his kids. I mean he was living in Manhatten & driving a fancy BMW & wasn’t paying his child support, come on. That’s just sleezy. Maybe now he’ll man up a little. And of course Kate needs the help she’s the only one working & as the father he should do his part. If he doesn’t have a job at least he can watch the kids while she works & hopefully save some money & cut down on the nannies.

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Beverly

Posted at 5:02 AM on April 30, 2010  

Right! His little dream of being a “party animal” didn’t quite happen, did it?

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Peggy

Posted at 12:08 PM on April 29, 2010  

Jon needs to be with his kids, they need a stable parent, she has proven that she is a marcissist and cares only for herself. In all of the shows when he was with the kids they were happy, he did things with them, taught them things all she did was scream and yell at them, she treated them almost as bad as she treated him. He said he didn’t want the media involved with his kids lives constantly, but her being the marcissist that she is overruled, and he was sent packing. He made some bad choices but at least he was there for his kids when she allowed him to be.

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chloe

Posted at 12:04 PM on April 29, 2010  

willie-you are an idiot…she was never caught or came public with any alleged affairs. Her lame husband was the one cheating and getting photographed at random women’s houses leaving at 6 a.m. in the morning. He is obviously the DNA dumpster…as are you my friend

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Beverly

Posted at 5:12 AM on April 30, 2010  

It was reported that his first “fling” was with a girl named, I think, Deanna; I forget her last name. I could be wrong about her name, but the point is, he was seeing someone when he was still married, and living at home, before he began seeing Hailey Glassman and the others. How about checking it out for yourself before you get so hostile and call someone an idiot. Check your nasty temper, too. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

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JAMES B

Posted at 3:22 PM on May 4, 2010  

Yes he was still married and yes he was still living at home with his family but he and Kate were not together plus im typing and I didn’t have a nasty temper can you see or hear me or something and she’s the one calling somebody a idiot first

 
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willie

Posted at 10:47 AM on April 29, 2010  

Memo to Jon – dude, make Kate gets an STD test before you get back in the saddle with her. From all accounts she has become a DNA dumpster for a lot of young guys out there so…dont be silly – wrap that willy!

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Lindchen

Posted at 10:45 AM on April 29, 2010  

ofcourse, the bastardo went thru his money and needs the EX for a roof over his head!! The EX, not knowing self esteem, allows the bastardo back into the house, tomorrow night they’ll sleep together, for without the cash flow he won’t find anyone else…we hbeard all about his little dingeling……
I am losing respect for Kate, she is wishy-washy…
no longer a fan of hers, I only stick with STRONG women. No book of hers for me, no watching anything she’s involved with. I mean the guy made a fool of her, disgraced her and she allows that bastardo back? Sick Kate, totally SICK!! Go dance without us calling in for you, you are a FAKE after all, Kate. You use us when you have to make a buck, we are idiots! No me anymore…..

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willie

Posted at 10:50 AM on April 29, 2010  

Kate made a fool of herself just by breathing air. Jon should have left this cross-eyed, controlling, skreiking, clueless, blond out of a bimbo no talent hack a long time ago. The only REAL talent Kate has demonstrated is how fast she can squirt out foal after getting impregnated. And I mean that in a nice way.

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Nana

Posted at 10:29 AM on April 29, 2010  

Now Maybe Jon can watch the kids while Kate goes about her business…they are after all his kids too…I havent heard that Jon was any type of job…Just my 2 cents worth

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Bellasmom

Posted at 9:53 AM on April 29, 2010  

Ok after having 8 kids and some surgery (I would too after 8 kids!!) Kate is looking like a MILF! I wish I could say the same. Does she deserve surgery after having 8 kids! I would say yes, because after worrying, caring and forgetting about yoruself and putting your kids first, a good tummy tuck (to get rid of all the nastyness growing human beings inside of your brings) is really not much at all. Do I believe what Kate says about having to go out and do what she has to do to earn $$ to support her brood? Yes I do? And why? Well lets face it, even on a nurses salary she still would not be able to provide very well for all 8 of her children. They have an awesome home, nice clothes, money in the bank their future. Mommy does get to treat herself and show them that although you are a mom, you still have to think of yourself. Kids do grow up and leave too!!!

John knows very well that Kate is on the right track and he wants a piece of the action. He knows that Kate is very smart (she knew she couldn’t dance people!) but went on the show anyway. And…. It’s making her $$. The kids see their mom maing people laugh (even if it’s at her own expense).

I don’t think the kids get to see her enough, however if she was working full time (and perhaps 2 or 3 jobs as many single mothers do work), would she see her kids any less? Many single mothers work 1 full time job and at least a part time job. Figure out the hours. Then there is travel time. Most New York working mothers have about 1 hour travel each way, then a 9 hour work day (either lunch is in or a little extra time) so thats 11 hours a day away from kids. Then they come home and the kids eat, go to bed. How much time do real single moms spend actual time with their kids.

Kate is home for days during the week (much more than most working moms). And is there all day. Then she goes away for 2 or 3 days (same amount of time away as a working mom). So is that any different?

John knows Kate is the smart one. She has the means, and attitude and hutzpa to get ahead. That is why he wants to make up. He is hoping for a piece of the action so he can fix the stupid plugs in his head (the hair plugs).

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Lmo

Posted at 4:16 PM on April 29, 2010  

As for Kate having to put clothes on the kids– I know for a fact that she gets over $1,000 per month from one kids’ store alone, not to mention all the other stores where she is frequently photographed. I’m from Reading, PA and the cost of living there is LOW!! Her million dollar house would cost 10 million elsewhere– it’s huge!!!

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louise77

Posted at 6:13 AM on April 29, 2010  

Considering Jon is using trashbags for luggage he probably couldn’t afford to sue for custody. Jon has been in LA most of the time since the divorce especially since his “girlfriends” keep dumping him. A new custody agreement is probably because he’s living closer to the kids.

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loni

Posted at 6:14 PM on April 28, 2010  

awwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! finally!

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