You can have a balanced relationship but also spend time with your friends." reported in September 2009 that Jon had also stepped out on Kate with one of their babysitters, and then asked the sitter and her mother to lie to his current girlfriend about the affair, Hailey was reportedly none too happy about that article.
"I have always done everything I can to protect our family.
This weekend, I was home with the kids for four days, just being a dad.
Jon had been staying with the Glassmans after he and Kate separated, and when Hailey came home from college, she and the recently separated 32-year-old hit it off.
Jon told , "She is the polar opposite of Kate [Gosselin]. I feel good about myself and people see my good qualities. If I want to go out with my friends, Hailey says, 'Oh, go out.' Sometimes I ask Hailey permission, like I used to do with Kate, and she says, 'You don't have to ask permission.' I was used to living like that, and now it's like a breath of fresh air.
The general rhythm of the show was this: Kate doled out the discipline, made most of the decisions (including the unpopular ones), the kids played and bickered and were usually pretty cute, and Jon was...there.
A smaller audience had met the Gosselins on featured Jon and Kate, at the time having been married for eight years after first meeting at a picnic in 1997, taking their kids to a pumpkin patch, the most innocuous of family outings.It's one of the things that comes with it—the tabloid stuff.To be very honest, I'm very hesitant to believe any of it. We're dealing with it just like everybody else does."But, she added, "Tabloids pay thousands of dollars for stories. When you pick up those sort of magazines, is it believable? People are being paid to talk.""I don't know that we're in the same place anymore, that we want the same thing," Kate also told at the time."The next story coming out from the animals that stalk us is about our security person and his family," she said."Already the allegations they're making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified."continued to report salacious new details about Jon and Deanna's purported relationship.In March, the quoted a source saying that Jon and Kate were working on their marriage and had taken some alone time after shooting on season four wrapped.Not long after the season four finale aired in March, the May 2009 issue of "This struggle has definitely put some tension in our marriage," he told the magazine, per Reality TV World. Kate and I are together."He also admitted, however, that life had taken an unforeseen turn, what with having eight kids and being on TV. Jon feels frustrated.""It is hard being on this side of the camera, and not just sitting here, that's the easy part, but just going out in the world and trying to live your life," Jon added.Ensuing episodes continued the "Kate and Jon go it alone" theme.Despite the record viewership for their separation episode, it was clear that people had Gosselin scandal fatigue by August, and their Aug."I've been struggling with the question of 'Who is this person? I remember where I was the first time I heard [Deanna's] name.It's one of those things where you can try to make it go away, but there's blaring, red flashing lights."Days later, Kate was back on the horn with had an affair with her family's married bodyguard, Steve Neild.