Jon and Kate Plus 8: Did Money Cause Their Meltdown?
Millions watched the Jon and Kate Plus 8 season premier this week. We tuned in as Jon and Kate sat on their interview couch separately for the most part, discussing their marriage problems with off-camera producers. It was easy to see that this marriage is in big trouble. Kate tearfully admitted that families with multiples have much higher divorce rates and although at one time she thought her marriage would beat those odds, now she’s not so sure.
Tabloids have been full of rumors and rumblings about infidelity on both sides. While Jon admits he made some bad decisions, he denies cheating on Kate. Kate was also rumored to have an affair which she says is not true.
Any one who has been watching the show has watched the children grow up and Jon and Kate grow apart. We’ve seen them move from a modest home to a middle class home and finally into a $1.3 million mansion. Fame from the TV show and two books published by Kate have obviously paid off for the family, but many fans wonder did their marriage pay the price?
Jon expressed his unhappiness with being a stay-at-home dad. In the premier he talked about being forced to quit his job two years ago in order to stay with the kids while his wife promoted her books. In past episodes we’ve seen evidence of their Christian faith, attendance in church and how God had got them through the difficult times in their lives. Now fans can only hope they’ll remember the Lord’s faithfulness and lean on His strength to get them through this difficult time in their marriage.