Originally posted on Oct/2009
Last October, says the source, Kate sat Jon down at the kitchen table and said she had “grown out of him, she was done with him, and she no longer wanted to be with him. She said, ‘I don’t even know why I married you in the first place.’” A spokesman for Kate says she has “chosen to take the high road and not get into those details.”
Throughout the fall, Jon was living in a guest room above the garage. And then in January, says his friend, lonely and unhappy, he started going out to bars. In March, while Jon was visiting his mother in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, he showed up at a beer bash thrown by Juniata College seniors; they took pictures and put them in the college paper. “Playing beer pong and all those fun things,” Kate says.
More interesting cliff notes:
"Jon never wanted to do it, but Kate was the boss. According to Figure 8’s Bill Hayes, “you could see the friction [in their relationship] from the start.” And that made for good television. Jon & Kate quickly became the top-rated show on TLC, with an audience of between five and six million viewers."
"Kate yelled at Jon; she ordered him around, made fun of him. “She just, like, snaps,” Jon groused on-air. He now says he felt “abused.” Once, as Jon served the mounds of pancakes Kate was making for the kids, she quipped, “I’m the cook, he’s the waitress.” “Waiter,” Jon corrected her in his desultory fashion."
“He said he ‘just wanted to be Jon,’” Kate says disdainfully. But that had become impossible. “I remember Jon and I having a conversation some time in 2007,” Kate says, “to the effect of ‘We’re in this, and we can never go back,’ and I kind of secretly had a little grip of fear.” When they renewed their vows, in Hawaii, in the summer of 2008, she says, it was the first time they were “paparazzi’d.”