Kate is “struggling” with her marriage to Jon

Kate Gosselin appears on the cover of the new issue of People magazine, and the cover line says “We Might Split Up.” A divorce between Kate and Jon is unbelievable for those who’ve grown to love the warm, loving, caring relationship that has been shown on Jon & Kate Plus Eight, like the heartwarming moment when Kate said she’d shoot Jon for not using a coupon to buy something for their multi-million dollar home.

“I don’t know that we’re in the same place anymore, that we want the same thing. I’ve been struggling with the question of ‘Who is this person?’ for a while. I remember where I was the first time I heard her name. It’s one of those things where you can try to make it go away, but there’s blaring, red flashing lights,” Kate told People.

Kate’s referring to Jon’s alleged affair with Deanna Hummel, so it sounds like she may just believe the reports–even as she denied in advance that she was having an affair, thus beating Us Weekly’s report about Jon’s alleged suspicions.

“You can’t imagine yourself in a certain position when all this first happens, but you can do it over some months,” Kate said about the possibility of breaking up. “It’s a lot like when I was first pregnant with the babies, and it was pure shock and denial. But over time I imagined six cribs in my house, and six car seats. When your mind is ready to go there, you can accept any number of scenarios.”

She also said, “I will never give up hope that every member of our family can be absolutely happy again,” so it’s clear she’s not giving up on her marriage–at least not until after the new season debuts and all of this pre-season publicity can pay off.

Kate Gosselin Admits to Struggling with Her Marriage [People]
Family Member: Jon Gosselin Grew Suspicious of Kate and Her Bodyguard [Us Weekly]

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